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1 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 2
2 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 7
3 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 6
4 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 26
5 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 41
6 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 34
7 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 48
8 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 47
9 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 50
10 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 50
11 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 46
12 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 37
13 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 53
14 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 58
15 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 58
16 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 61
17 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 73
18 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 70
19 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 83
20 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 86
21 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 73
22 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 76
23 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 77
24 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 77
25 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 81
26 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 84
27 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 81
28 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 73
29 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 77
30 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 86
31 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 87
32 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 87
33 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 89
34 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 84
35 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 288
36 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 91
37 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 207
38 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 98
39 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 109
40 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 94
41 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 106
42 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 105
43 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 109
44 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 94
45 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 79
46 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 103
47 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 109
48 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 101
49 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 103
50 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 107
51 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 108
52 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 109
53 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 120
54 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 122
55 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 122
56 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 126
57 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 123
58 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 134
59 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 118
60 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 127
61 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 133
62 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 127
63 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 136
64 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 127
65 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 130
66 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 122
67 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 130
68 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 128
69 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 119
70 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 118
71 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 133
72 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 138
73 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 127
74 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 132
75 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 133
76 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 134
77 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 160
78 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 143
79 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 147
80 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 153
81 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 152
82 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 169
83 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 170
84 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 166
85 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 180
86 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 190
87 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 191
88 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 207
89 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 185
90 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 184
91 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 222
92 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 229
93 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 239
94 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 252
95 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 297
96 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 298
97 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 317
98 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 273
99 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 293
100 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 352
101 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 353
102 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 385
103 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 335
104 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 370
105 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 304
106 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 286
107 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 293
108 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 266
109 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 310
110 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 340
111 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 310
112 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 360
113 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 315
114 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 289
115 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 269
116 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 343
117 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 269
118 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 282
119 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 319
120 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 332
121 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 329
122 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 297
123 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 282
124 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 345
125 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 296
126 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 274
127 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 376
128 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 314
129 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 276
130 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 287
131 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 298
132 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 346
133 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 312
134 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 316
135 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 316
136 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 281
137 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 310
138 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 310
139 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 329
140 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 338
141 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 355
142 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 289
143 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 324
144 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 301
145 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 293
146 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 308
147 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 270
148 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 275
149 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 256
150 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 318
151 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 286
152 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 327
153 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 319
154 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 308
155 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 300
156 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 295
157 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 344
158 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 296
159 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 317
160 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 320
161 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 331
162 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 301
163 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 341
164 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 344
165 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 386
166 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 401
167 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 376
168 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 384
169 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 374
170 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 404
171 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 388
172 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 402
173 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 423
174 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 371
175 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 375
176 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 343
177 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 351
178 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 351
179 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 406
180 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 338
181 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 340
182 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 330
183 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 336
184 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 336
185 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 313
186 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 360
187 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 411
188 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 376
189 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 351
190 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 370
191 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 322
192 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 354
193 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 423
194 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 448
195 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 392
196 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 321
197 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 467
198 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 400
199 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 350
200 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 393
201 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 369
202 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 420
203 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 390
204 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 393
205 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 404
206 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 401
207 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 394
208 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 403
209 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 377
210 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 425
211 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 398
212 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 455
213 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 421
214 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 411
215 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 410
216 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 1830
217 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 469
218 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 431
219 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 448
220 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 414
221 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 433
222 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 424
223 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 461
224 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 404
225 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 423
226 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 482
227 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 434
228 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 414
229 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 423
230 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 538
231 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 516
232 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 513
233 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 525
234 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 534
235 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 393
236 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 535
237 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 524
238 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 442
239 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 510
240 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 496
241 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 537
242 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 470
243 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 518
244 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 527
245 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 508
246 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 545
247 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 519
248 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 527
249 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 545
250 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 519
251 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 579
252 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 636
253 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 654
 

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