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1 Use tech more aggressively to catch tax thieves Thursday, 16 January 2020 -
2 Evaluating GST correctly Thursday, 26 December 2019 10
3 GST must be fixed, and this involves changing rates Wednesday, 18 December 2019 15
4 Onus of fixing GST not just the central government’s Thursday, 21 November 2019 30
5 DeMo bump over, taxman needs a new plan, quickly Tuesday, 19 November 2019 22
6 Damning verdict on GST’s anti-profiteering rulings Wednesday, 23 October 2019 69
7 Welcome global progress on taxing tech MNCs Monday, 14 October 2019 85
8 States may agree to fixing GST now Tuesday, 08 October 2019 117
9 GST outlook worrying, big expenditure cut likely Thursday, 03 October 2019 110
10 Taxman’s right: arbitration is a windfall gain in India! Friday, 13 September 2019 112
11 Taxing times Tuesday, 03 September 2019 149
12 Raising deficit by cutting tax rates is OK, go for it! Wednesday, 21 August 2019 201
13 Tax wider, not deeper Tuesday, 09 July 2019 244
14 GST revenues still too low, scrap anti-profiteering law Tuesday, 02 July 2019 244
15 A tax on cash is a bad idea Wednesday, 12 June 2019 281
16 Be careful with GST arrests Saturday, 08 June 2019 297
17 With the DeMo boost gone, reality check for tax regime Friday, 10 May 2019 347
18 GST on a better footing, augurs well for direct taxes Monday, 06 May 2019 335
19 CBDT rightly pulled up for meddling with tax appeals Wednesday, 24 April 2019 334
20 GST magic dulls as govt stares at huge tax shortfall Friday, 29 March 2019 334
21 Taxman agrees GST evasion by builder can’t be tackled Tuesday, 26 February 2019 393
22 Is the taxman trying to mend its ways or what? Friday, 22 February 2019 389
23 A little more angelic now Thursday, 21 February 2019 376
24 Need very clear rules for tech-friendly IT to work Tuesday, 05 February 2019 394
25 Devil in the details continues to trip Angels Friday, 18 January 2019 421
26 GST revenues a worry, need to tighten policing Saturday, 05 January 2019 425
27 Anti-profiteering sham Thursday, 27 December 2018 456
28 Raising GST threshold to Rs75 lakh is a bad idea Thursday, 27 December 2018 442
29 Less taxing solutions for startups Tuesday, 25 December 2018 434
30 As GST revenues faulters, need to start fixing policing Wednesday, 05 December 2018 466
31 AARgh! Need to fix system Wednesday, 21 November 2018 456
32 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 439
33 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 493
34 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 511
35 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 698
36 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 621
37 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 455
38 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 602
39 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 662
40 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 640
41 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 628
42 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 519
43 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 504
44 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 508
45 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 492
46 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 665
47 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 635
48 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 557
49 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 560
50 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 587
51 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 552
52 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 622
53 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 581
54 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 672
55 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 690
56 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 631
57 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 584
58 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 710
59 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 603
60 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 641
61 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 610
62 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 693
63 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 759
64 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 664
65 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 702
66 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 562
67 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 674
68 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 680
69 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 702
70 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 561
71 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 686
72 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 570
73 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 668
74 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 668
75 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 539
76 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 657
77 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 697
78 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 513
79 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 615
80 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 906
81 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 617
82 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 584
83 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 672
84 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 561
85 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 630
86 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 592
87 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 572
88 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 760
89 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 556
90 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 624
91 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 735
92 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 697
93 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 648
94 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 676
95 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 688
96 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 636
97 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 739
98 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 547
99 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 900
100 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 579
101 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 666
102 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 630
103 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 555
104 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 548
105 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 586
106 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 580
107 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 710
108 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 579
109 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 728
110 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 569
111 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 595
112 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 635
113 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 687
114 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 788
115 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 609
116 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 712
117 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 663
118 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 589
119 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 738
120 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 580
121 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 617
122 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 685
123 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 778
124 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 857
125 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 683
126 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 642
127 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 585
128 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 799
129 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 678
130 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 584
131 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 705
132 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 619
133 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 641
134 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 402
135 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 581
136 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 722
137 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 547
138 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 664
139 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 719
140 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 648
141 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 595
142 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 656
143 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 754
144 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 683
145 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 716
146 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 613
147 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 773
148 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 596
149 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 591
150 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 593
151 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 593
152 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 588
153 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 616
154 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 706
155 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 554
156 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 582
157 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 584
158 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 740
159 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 597
160 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 682
161 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 651
162 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 559
163 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 580
164 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 701
165 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 709
166 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 606
167 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 690
168 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 607
169 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 565
170 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 627
171 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 743
172 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 589
173 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 607
174 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 616
175 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 740
176 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 756
177 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 811
178 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 654
179 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 613
180 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 662
181 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 729
182 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 803
183 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 773
184 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 860
185 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 839
186 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 747
187 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 875
188 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 751
189 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 911
190 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 801
191 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 915
192 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 904
193 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 829
194 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 740
195 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 701
196 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 728
197 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 798
198 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 774
199 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 832
200 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 761
201 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 811
202 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 757
203 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 728
204 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 846
205 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 807
206 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 808
207 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 739
208 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 792
209 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 761
210 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 875
211 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 715
212 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 804
213 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 926
214 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 810
215 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 727
216 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 819
217 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 754
218 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 728
219 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 714
220 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 753
221 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 825
222 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 902
223 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 868
224 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 888
225 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 716
226 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 907
227 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 896
228 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 761
229 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 893
230 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 788
231 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 800
232 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 779
233 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 913
234 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 818
235 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 772
236 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 672
237 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 731
238 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 835
239 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 840
240 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 904
241 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 792
242 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 750
243 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 867
244 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 798
245 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 758
246 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 920
247 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 717
248 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 918
249 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 885
250 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 747
251 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 832
252 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 804
253 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 899
254 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 859
255 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 958
256 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 797
257 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 924
258 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 823
259 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 1001
260 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 796
261 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 917
262 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 851
263 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 984
264 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 896
265 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 915
266 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 789
267 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 932
268 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 935
269 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 766
270 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 785
271 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 887
272 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 814
273 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 915
274 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 839
275 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 817
276 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 967
277 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 819
278 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 800
279 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 862
280 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 879
281 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 796
282 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 901
283 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 1032
284 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 850
285 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 703
286 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 916
287 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 967
288 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 780
289 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 954
290 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 792
291 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 849
292 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 963
293 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 907
294 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 921
295 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 844
296 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 855
297 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 931
298 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 836
299 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 1023
300 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 853
301 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 1031
302 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 987
303 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 870
304 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 989
305 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2289
306 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 952
307 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 914
308 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 912
309 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 1031
310 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 886
311 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 844
312 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 947
313 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 967
314 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 899
315 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 980
316 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 1050
317 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 889
318 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 934
319 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 1106
320 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 1134
321 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 1077
322 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 1142
323 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 1038
324 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 796
325 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 1115
326 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 1108
327 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 819
328 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1159
329 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 962
330 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 1038
331 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 1049
332 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 1158
333 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 1071
334 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 1153
335 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 1167
336 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 1134
337 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 1144
338 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 1095
339 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 1177
340 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 1216
341 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 1305
342 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 1284
 

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