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1 Cess-and-desist Friday, 25 September 2020 4
2 Both centre and states need to get real on GST Friday, 28 August 2020 58
3 Fixing tax policy including rights for taxpayers critical Monday, 17 August 2020 64
4 Lockdowns necessary in fight against coronavirus Thursday, 12 March 2020 335
5 Walking into vivaad, again Wednesday, 04 March 2020 348
6 Careful on DeMo amnesty; tax collections also an issue Tuesday, 04 February 2020 451
7 Use tech more aggressively to catch tax thieves Thursday, 16 January 2020 469
8 Evaluating GST correctly Thursday, 26 December 2019 493
9 GST must be fixed, and this involves changing rates Wednesday, 18 December 2019 535
10 Onus of fixing GST not just the central government’s Thursday, 21 November 2019 520
11 DeMo bump over, taxman needs a new plan, quickly Tuesday, 19 November 2019 509
12 Damning verdict on GST’s anti-profiteering rulings Wednesday, 23 October 2019 595
13 Welcome global progress on taxing tech MNCs Monday, 14 October 2019 566
14 States may agree to fixing GST now Tuesday, 08 October 2019 626
15 GST outlook worrying, big expenditure cut likely Thursday, 03 October 2019 586
16 Taxman’s right: arbitration is a windfall gain in India! Friday, 13 September 2019 575
17 Taxing times Tuesday, 03 September 2019 633
18 Raising deficit by cutting tax rates is OK, go for it! Wednesday, 21 August 2019 686
19 Tax wider, not deeper Tuesday, 09 July 2019 692
20 GST revenues still too low, scrap anti-profiteering law Tuesday, 02 July 2019 726
21 A tax on cash is a bad idea Wednesday, 12 June 2019 723
22 Be careful with GST arrests Saturday, 08 June 2019 725
23 With the DeMo boost gone, reality check for tax regime Friday, 10 May 2019 788
24 GST on a better footing, augurs well for direct taxes Monday, 06 May 2019 707
25 CBDT rightly pulled up for meddling with tax appeals Wednesday, 24 April 2019 734
26 GST magic dulls as govt stares at huge tax shortfall Friday, 29 March 2019 712
27 Taxman agrees GST evasion by builder can’t be tackled Tuesday, 26 February 2019 835
28 Is the taxman trying to mend its ways or what? Friday, 22 February 2019 773
29 A little more angelic now Thursday, 21 February 2019 821
30 Need very clear rules for tech-friendly IT to work Tuesday, 05 February 2019 786
31 Devil in the details continues to trip Angels Friday, 18 January 2019 836
32 GST revenues a worry, need to tighten policing Saturday, 05 January 2019 868
33 Anti-profiteering sham Thursday, 27 December 2018 822
34 Raising GST threshold to Rs75 lakh is a bad idea Thursday, 27 December 2018 809
35 Less taxing solutions for startups Tuesday, 25 December 2018 867
36 As GST revenues faulters, need to start fixing policing Wednesday, 05 December 2018 868
37 AARgh! Need to fix system Wednesday, 21 November 2018 866
38 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 826
39 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 880
40 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 896
41 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 1099
42 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 1084
43 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 853
44 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 1000
45 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 1082
46 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 1042
47 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 981
48 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 905
49 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 885
50 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 922
51 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 858
52 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 1033
53 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 1028
54 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 910
55 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 926
56 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 921
57 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 827
58 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 899
59 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 841
60 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 892
61 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 945
62 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 872
63 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 818
64 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 931
65 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 850
66 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 845
67 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 832
68 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 932
69 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 1001
70 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 939
71 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 940
72 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 763
73 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 902
74 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 922
75 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 957
76 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 798
77 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 948
78 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 786
79 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 898
80 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 911
81 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 766
82 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 886
83 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 898
84 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 737
85 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 832
86 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 1176
87 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 850
88 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 798
89 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 904
90 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 776
91 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 850
92 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 815
93 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 778
94 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 974
95 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 801
96 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 829
97 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 968
98 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 874
99 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 886
100 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 881
101 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 923
102 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 859
103 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 954
104 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 783
105 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 1107
106 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 799
107 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 882
108 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 845
109 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 800
110 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 746
111 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 820
112 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 773
113 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 911
114 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 794
115 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 933
116 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 775
117 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 813
118 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 838
119 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 914
120 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 996
121 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 812
122 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 950
123 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 863
124 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 785
125 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 955
126 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 806
127 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 823
128 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 914
129 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 1004
130 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 1070
131 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 874
132 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 870
133 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 821
134 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 1042
135 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 900
136 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 829
137 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 936
138 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 843
139 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 884
140 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 624
141 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 783
142 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 920
143 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 784
144 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 853
145 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 929
146 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 889
147 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 840
148 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 882
149 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 948
150 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 907
151 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 958
152 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 847
153 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 1022
154 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 791
155 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 830
156 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 822
157 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 841
158 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 820
159 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 869
160 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 934
161 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 769
162 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 777
163 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 779
164 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 950
165 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 796
166 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 909
167 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 903
168 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 746
169 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 778
170 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 904
171 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 897
172 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 771
173 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 899
174 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 819
175 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 732
176 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 819
177 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 944
178 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 803
179 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 820
180 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 844
181 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 927
182 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 969
183 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 984
184 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 860
185 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 826
186 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 860
187 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 919
188 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 999
189 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 936
190 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 1014
191 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 1012
192 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 929
193 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 1064
194 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 958
195 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 1099
196 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 975
197 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 1096
198 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 1097
199 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 1021
200 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 911
201 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 876
202 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 901
203 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 983
204 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 960
205 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 1034
206 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 941
207 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 983
208 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 939
209 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 908
210 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 1026
211 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 994
212 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 996
213 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 877
214 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 968
215 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 947
216 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 1031
217 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 881
218 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 981
219 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 1098
220 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 980
221 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 905
222 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 986
223 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 914
224 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 899
225 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 891
226 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 891
227 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 1017
228 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 1081
229 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 1043
230 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 1071
231 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 900
232 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 1058
233 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 1068
234 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 935
235 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1051
236 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 978
237 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 949
238 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 929
239 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 1078
240 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 987
241 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 940
242 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 860
243 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 886
244 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 974
245 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 996
246 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 1069
247 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 949
248 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 907
249 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 1015
250 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 943
251 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 908
252 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 1069
253 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 868
254 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 1078
255 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 1025
256 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 906
257 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 990
258 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 981
259 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 1069
260 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 1023
261 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 1120
262 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 936
263 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 1098
264 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 992
265 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 1168
266 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 953
267 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 1102
268 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 998
269 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 1136
270 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 1052
271 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 1061
272 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 927
273 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 1115
274 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 1085
275 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 897
276 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 961
277 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 1060
278 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 973
279 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 1089
280 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 993
281 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 992
282 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 1134
283 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 989
284 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 984
285 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 1026
286 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 1062
287 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 983
288 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 1081
289 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 1189
290 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 1041
291 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 890
292 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 1115
293 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 1152
294 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 973
295 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 1160
296 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 997
297 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 1049
298 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 1171
299 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 1103
300 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 1107
301 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 1025
302 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 1032
303 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 1124
304 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 1015
305 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 1223
306 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 1088
307 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 1236
308 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 1172
309 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 1070
310 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 1176
311 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2490
312 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 1161
313 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 1117
314 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 1126
315 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 1240
316 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 1113
317 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 1053
318 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 1176
319 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 1173
320 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 1146
321 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 1203
322 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 1267
323 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 1101
324 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 1135
325 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 1338
326 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 1316
327 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 1315
328 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 1365
329 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 1254
330 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 988
331 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 1363
332 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 1308
333 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 998
334 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1353
335 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 1197
336 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 1305
337 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 1298
338 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 1389
339 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 1331
340 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 1451
341 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 1444
342 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 1391
343 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 1418
344 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 1382
345 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 1484
346 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 1517
347 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 1617
348 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 1596
 

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