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1 With the DeMo boost gone, reality check for tax regime Friday, 10 May 2019 10
2 GST on a better footing, augurs well for direct taxes Monday, 06 May 2019 19
3 CBDT rightly pulled up for meddling with tax appeals Wednesday, 24 April 2019 46
4 GST magic dulls as govt stares at huge tax shortfall Friday, 29 March 2019 70
5 Taxman agrees GST evasion by builder can’t be tackled Tuesday, 26 February 2019 99
6 Is the taxman trying to mend its ways or what? Friday, 22 February 2019 100
7 A little more angelic now Thursday, 21 February 2019 97
8 Need very clear rules for tech-friendly IT to work Tuesday, 05 February 2019 102
9 Devil in the details continues to trip Angels Friday, 18 January 2019 148
10 GST revenues a worry, need to tighten policing Saturday, 05 January 2019 148
11 Anti-profiteering sham Thursday, 27 December 2018 168
12 Raising GST threshold to Rs75 lakh is a bad idea Thursday, 27 December 2018 158
13 Less taxing solutions for startups Tuesday, 25 December 2018 161
14 As GST revenues faulters, need to start fixing policing Wednesday, 05 December 2018 177
15 AARgh! Need to fix system Wednesday, 21 November 2018 175
16 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 188
17 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 230
18 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 254
19 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 391
20 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 341
21 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 241
22 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 349
23 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 382
24 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 359
25 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 340
26 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 260
27 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 262
28 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 275
29 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 272
30 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 393
31 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 354
32 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 330
33 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 330
34 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 352
35 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 342
36 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 375
37 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 368
38 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 419
39 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 433
40 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 409
41 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 358
42 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 453
43 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 377
44 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 418
45 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 372
46 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 447
47 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 491
48 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 416
49 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 439
50 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 348
51 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 463
52 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 449
53 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 463
54 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 385
55 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 490
56 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 397
57 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 499
58 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 468
59 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 370
60 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 470
61 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 509
62 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 375
63 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 464
64 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 697
65 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 455
66 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 402
67 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 502
68 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 394
69 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 473
70 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 446
71 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 407
72 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 581
73 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 433
74 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 476
75 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 565
76 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 524
77 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 492
78 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 490
79 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 510
80 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 508
81 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 557
82 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 423
83 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 681
84 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 415
85 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 488
86 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 463
87 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 415
88 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 398
89 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 439
90 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 433
91 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 537
92 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 457
93 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 548
94 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 421
95 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 435
96 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 477
97 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 511
98 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 577
99 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 451
100 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 513
101 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 506
102 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 442
103 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 548
104 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 443
105 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 471
106 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 530
107 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 597
108 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 687
109 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 517
110 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 537
111 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 467
112 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 622
113 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 527
114 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 471
115 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 537
116 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 471
117 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 502
118 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 294
119 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 439
120 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 564
121 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 457
122 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 504
123 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 550
124 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 504
125 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 473
126 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 519
127 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 595
128 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 548
129 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 572
130 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 492
131 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 628
132 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 469
133 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 463
134 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 491
135 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 478
136 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 484
137 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 495
138 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 562
139 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 448
140 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 477
141 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 483
142 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 566
143 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 460
144 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 534
145 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 474
146 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 446
147 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 465
148 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 548
149 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 555
150 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 484
151 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 550
152 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 494
153 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 469
154 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 492
155 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 571
156 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 497
157 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 505
158 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 512
159 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 607
160 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 624
161 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 641
162 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 549
163 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 498
164 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 559
165 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 613
166 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 628
167 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 662
168 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 719
169 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 698
170 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 652
171 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 733
172 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 631
173 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 773
174 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 695
175 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 790
176 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 750
177 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 704
178 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 651
179 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 616
180 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 640
181 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 676
182 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 672
183 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 717
184 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 655
185 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 704
186 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 658
187 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 630
188 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 719
189 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 693
190 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 681
191 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 625
192 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 673
193 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 667
194 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 738
195 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 620
196 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 684
197 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 791
198 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 696
199 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 624
200 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 731
201 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 641
202 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 611
203 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 620
204 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 634
205 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 697
206 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 750
207 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 730
208 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 768
209 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 619
210 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 757
211 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 738
212 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 643
213 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 743
214 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 674
215 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 667
216 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 661
217 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 769
218 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 676
219 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 651
220 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 580
221 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 612
222 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 677
223 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 709
224 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 746
225 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 674
226 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 637
227 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 722
228 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 680
229 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 641
230 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 776
231 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 604
232 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 761
233 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 741
234 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 617
235 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 694
236 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 683
237 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 740
238 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 740
239 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 804
240 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 687
241 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 786
242 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 696
243 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 843
244 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 685
245 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 774
246 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 732
247 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 811
248 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 748
249 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 750
250 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 661
251 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 774
252 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 774
253 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 655
254 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 650
255 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 725
256 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 674
257 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 786
258 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 705
259 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 680
260 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 808
261 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 695
262 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 672
263 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 713
264 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 708
265 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 651
266 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 755
267 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 856
268 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 708
269 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 560
270 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 775
271 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 806
272 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 656
273 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 795
274 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 669
275 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 717
276 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 797
277 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 758
278 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 765
279 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 740
280 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 733
281 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 780
282 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 700
283 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 857
284 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 706
285 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 858
286 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 815
287 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 738
288 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 835
289 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2159
290 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 796
291 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 764
292 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 780
293 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 847
294 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 751
295 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 716
296 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 805
297 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 794
298 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 757
299 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 816
300 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 855
301 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 747
302 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 784
303 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 937
304 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 957
305 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 900
306 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 947
307 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 883
308 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 661
309 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 930
310 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 943
311 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 699
312 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 961
313 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 842
314 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 860
315 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 850
316 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 961
317 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 875
318 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 940
319 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 959
320 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 934
321 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 927
322 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 903
323 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 971
324 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 987
325 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 1084
326 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 1077
 

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