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1 Careful on DeMo amnesty; tax collections also an issue Tuesday, 04 February 2020 66
2 Use tech more aggressively to catch tax thieves Thursday, 16 January 2020 87
3 Evaluating GST correctly Thursday, 26 December 2019 111
4 GST must be fixed, and this involves changing rates Wednesday, 18 December 2019 116
5 Onus of fixing GST not just the central government’s Thursday, 21 November 2019 133
6 DeMo bump over, taxman needs a new plan, quickly Tuesday, 19 November 2019 125
7 Damning verdict on GST’s anti-profiteering rulings Wednesday, 23 October 2019 158
8 Welcome global progress on taxing tech MNCs Monday, 14 October 2019 157
9 States may agree to fixing GST now Tuesday, 08 October 2019 205
10 GST outlook worrying, big expenditure cut likely Thursday, 03 October 2019 187
11 Taxman’s right: arbitration is a windfall gain in India! Friday, 13 September 2019 181
12 Taxing times Tuesday, 03 September 2019 234
13 Raising deficit by cutting tax rates is OK, go for it! Wednesday, 21 August 2019 276
14 Tax wider, not deeper Tuesday, 09 July 2019 315
15 GST revenues still too low, scrap anti-profiteering law Tuesday, 02 July 2019 304
16 A tax on cash is a bad idea Wednesday, 12 June 2019 343
17 Be careful with GST arrests Saturday, 08 June 2019 364
18 With the DeMo boost gone, reality check for tax regime Friday, 10 May 2019 415
19 GST on a better footing, augurs well for direct taxes Monday, 06 May 2019 385
20 CBDT rightly pulled up for meddling with tax appeals Wednesday, 24 April 2019 385
21 GST magic dulls as govt stares at huge tax shortfall Friday, 29 March 2019 379
22 Taxman agrees GST evasion by builder can’t be tackled Tuesday, 26 February 2019 454
23 Is the taxman trying to mend its ways or what? Friday, 22 February 2019 442
24 A little more angelic now Thursday, 21 February 2019 440
25 Need very clear rules for tech-friendly IT to work Tuesday, 05 February 2019 445
26 Devil in the details continues to trip Angels Friday, 18 January 2019 471
27 GST revenues a worry, need to tighten policing Saturday, 05 January 2019 480
28 Anti-profiteering sham Thursday, 27 December 2018 504
29 Raising GST threshold to Rs75 lakh is a bad idea Thursday, 27 December 2018 480
30 Less taxing solutions for startups Tuesday, 25 December 2018 500
31 As GST revenues faulters, need to start fixing policing Wednesday, 05 December 2018 523
32 AARgh! Need to fix system Wednesday, 21 November 2018 511
33 Taxman runs riot Thursday, 08 November 2018 494
34 Welcome rise in taxes, still a long way to go Wednesday, 24 October 2018 549
35 AARgh! Rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered Tuesday, 21 August 2018 559
36 Fixing tax arrears Tuesday, 07 August 2018 755
37 PAC report could spell big trouble for Tata Trusts Monday, 30 July 2018 681
38 Time to scrap the anti-profiteering authority Friday, 27 July 2018 500
39 Steady progress on GST, just 35 items left in top slab Tuesday, 24 July 2018 650
40 Cairn’t seem to get it right Tuesday, 10 July 2018 714
41 Right call on ‘reverse charge’, DigitalPay relief Tuesday, 10 July 2018 688
42 GST does well in first year, good course corrections Saturday, 30 June 2018 676
43 CBDT wrong on MP assets Tuesday, 26 June 2018 563
44 Give tax FAQs to taxman Wednesday, 06 June 2018 553
45 More taxpayers now Tuesday, 01 May 2018 559
46 Taxman needs to get real on legitimate expenses Saturday, 28 April 2018 524
47 Pay duty at ‘duty-free’! Tuesday, 24 April 2018 717
48 Modi needs to just say he will honour Cairn ruling Tuesday, 17 April 2018 681
49 Why delay fixing GST? Tuesday, 13 March 2018 604
50 India’s tax collections are in line with its GDP Tuesday, 06 February 2018 590
51 Good for farmers, little for growth Friday, 02 February 2018 621
52 Use direct tax buoyancy for sweeping reforms Monday, 29 January 2018 583
53 GST looks better in so many ways Saturday, 27 January 2018 661
54 Discounts are not capex Friday, 26 January 2018 617
55 A simpler GST but with anti-evasion measures Monday, 22 January 2018 710
56 Abolish dividend tax Tuesday, 16 January 2018 724
57 Can’t negotiate tax deals Monday, 15 January 2018 659
58 Taxes on track, mostly Wednesday, 10 January 2018 623
59 Minimize E-way disruption Wednesday, 03 January 2018 741
60 OK, please explain the costing of each item Tuesday, 02 January 2018 629
61 Govt gets just Rs 250 crore from 6 lakh firms Saturday, 30 December 2017 667
62 GST’s transitional problem Thursday, 28 December 2017 645
63 CAG does well to quantify tax terror Monday, 25 December 2017 726
64 E-way to disaster Tuesday, 19 December 2017 795
65 Aadhaar vs Benami Friday, 24 November 2017 707
66 End of Paradise ... Wednesday, 22 November 2017 739
67 Compounding GST woes Monday, 20 November 2017 586
68 Moving towards a Good and Simple Tax Tuesday, 14 November 2017 695
69 Making GST less painful for taxpayers welcome Tuesday, 31 October 2017 716
70 Trust the market Monday, 16 October 2017 738
71 GST on real estate and petroleum a good idea Monday, 16 October 2017 589
72 Low compliance levels in GST are worrying Friday, 13 October 2017 711
73 GST gets better, still has a long way to go Tuesday, 10 October 2017 591
74 Post-demonetisation progress will be critical Monday, 09 October 2017 689
75 With poor growth, the tax cuts were a bad idea Thursday, 05 October 2017 687
76 Compliance burden of GST must be lowered Wednesday, 04 October 2017 559
77 DoCoMo shock for Abe, shows India unreformed Thursday, 14 September 2017 693
78 Getting taxes smartly Monday, 04 September 2017 719
79 Good start to GST, but best to remain watchful Thursday, 31 August 2017 539
80 Reaping DeMo or GST bonanza? Saturday, 12 August 2017 641
81 Careful of frequent changes in GST rates Tuesday, 08 August 2017 942
82 Towards honest taxpayers Thursday, 27 July 2017 641
83 Don’t ruin GST before it takes off Tuesday, 11 July 2017 606
84 Peeling the shell Tuesday, 04 July 2017 704
85 Historic GST to catapult taxes, barring hiccups Monday, 03 July 2017 584
86 Post-GST road-map on exemptions unclear Tuesday, 27 June 2017 664
87 Critical to get GST right Thursday, 22 June 2017 614
88 Anti-profiteering here to stay, use it sparingly Tuesday, 20 June 2017 596
89 Tax portability is a great idea Saturday, 10 June 2017 789
90 GST flexibility critical Saturday, 03 June 2017 589
91 Anti-profiteering law could be tax-terror’s new face Tuesday, 23 May 2017 655
92 GST is finally through, now to make it work Saturday, 20 May 2017 761
93 Operation Clean Money off to a middling start Friday, 19 May 2017 717
94 APAs, taxman’s new face Tuesday, 09 May 2017 673
95 Returns versus return, India’s sad tax story Saturday, 06 May 2017 705
96 If rich farmers not taxed, spare us also   Thursday, 04 May 2017 708
97 Don’t dismiss Debroy, taxing agriculture critical Thursday, 27 April 2017 665
98 Garrr... France won’t help Monday, 24 April 2017 772
99 Learning from APAs to make the ‘harbour’ safe Saturday, 15 April 2017 578
100 Taxpayer terrorism, other side of tax terror Wednesday, 05 April 2017 924
101 Tax-terror back with GST’s arrest provisons Tuesday, 04 April 2017 609
102 If even govt knows it’s a bad law, why have it? Saturday, 01 April 2017 701
103 Making life less taxing Monday, 20 March 2017 662
104 Taxing the taxman Saturday, 18 March 2017 597
105 Wrong stamp, Mr Naidu Wednesday, 08 March 2017 573
106 Good GST vs bad GST Saturday, 04 March 2017 616
107 Shelling shell companies Tuesday, 14 February 2017 611
108 Will housing take off? Friday, 10 February 2017 729
109 Tax reforms have worked Friday, 10 February 2017 605
110 Resolving tax disputes Tuesday, 07 February 2017 755
111 Watching taxman critical Monday, 06 February 2017 596
112 Your tax data's safe Saturday, 28 January 2017 623
113 Flatten that tax rate Friday, 27 January 2017 666
114 Servicing GST Monday, 23 January 2017 723
115 Tax-and-run can’t go on Thursday, 19 January 2017 815
116 The 1% bogey, again Wednesday, 18 January 2017 639
117 Don’t hike tax exemptions Friday, 13 January 2017 746
118 High tax not equal to high GDP Tuesday, 10 January 2017 688
119 Catching dodgy money Thursday, 05 January 2017 617
120 Dual-control solutions Tuesday, 03 January 2017 760
121 Post-GST tax benefits Monday, 02 January 2017 613
122 Tax reforms have paid off Wednesday, 28 December 2016 649
123 So what did the PM say? Tuesday, 27 December 2016 706
124 Jolt for start-up India Tuesday, 27 December 2016 803
125 Double whammy for FIIs Friday, 23 December 2016 900
126 Hawala via gold imports Friday, 16 December 2016 707
127 Revamp tax structure Monday, 12 December 2016 669
128 It's black till it isn't white Monday, 12 December 2016 611
129 GST gets more tricky Monday, 05 December 2016 827
130 Good black vs bad black Tuesday, 29 November 2016 705
131 Pragmatic, but worrying Monday, 28 November 2016 616
132 Beware Arthakranti tax Wednesday, 23 November 2016 744
133 Delaying Vodafone case Tuesday, 15 November 2016 653
134 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 684
135 From May to Abe Wednesday, 09 November 2016 426
136 Getting GST rates right Monday, 07 November 2016 608
137 GST's tobacco test Wednesday, 02 November 2016 748
138 Getting it right on GST Wednesday, 02 November 2016 578
139 Expanding the tax net Saturday, 29 October 2016 690
140 Losing GST's benefits Thursday, 20 October 2016 747
141 Tracking P-Notes Saturday, 15 October 2016 683
142 On a new trip? Wednesday, 05 October 2016 628
143 I can arrest, so I do Wednesday, 28 September 2016 684
144 Taxman’s APA century Tuesday, 27 September 2016 781
145 Jaitley's ideal GST pitch Thursday, 22 September 2016 716
146 OVL lessons Thursday, 22 September 2016 748
147 Clearing litigation Wednesday, 21 September 2016 642
148 GST's golden rules Thursday, 08 September 2016 834
149 Too wealthy to tax! Saturday, 27 August 2016 623
150 Bye bye, tax sops Thursday, 11 August 2016 621
151 Will GST rates fall? Friday, 05 August 2016 620
152 One country, one tax Thursday, 04 August 2016 625
153 Taxman out of control Friday, 29 July 2016 613
154 Progress on GST Thursday, 28 July 2016 651
155 GST Council to decide on revenue-neutral-rate Thursday, 28 July 2016 733
156 BIT unrealistic Thursday, 21 July 2016 586
157 Pressuring tax evaders Wednesday, 20 July 2016 601
158 Towards the ideal GST Tuesday, 19 July 2016 603
159 Cairn't bank on even FIPB Thursday, 14 July 2016 773
160 'FIPB okayed deal, never spoke of tax' Wednesday, 13 July 2016 623
161 Black is back, sadly so Tuesday, 28 June 2016 704
162 eTaxman Thursday, 23 June 2016 703
163 Keep GST burden light Wednesday, 22 June 2016 576
164 Fear can't be the key Friday, 17 June 2016 594
165 Looks like we'll have a GST Thursday, 16 June 2016 726
166 From Rs 33,000cr to Rs 3 cr Monday, 06 June 2016 730
167 Missing tax reforms Monday, 16 May 2016 629
168 Mauritius makeover Friday, 13 May 2016 714
169 I the judge, I the jury Saturday, 07 May 2016 636
170 The great tax theft Tuesday, 03 May 2016 582
171 Cess pool Monday, 02 May 2016 651
172 Getting over the CAG fear Monday, 18 April 2016 773
173 Vodafone again, and again Friday, 08 April 2016 619
174 Some relief on retro tax Tuesday, 29 March 2016 628
175 Digital taxation Friday, 25 March 2016 643
176 Indian Cess Service Saturday, 05 March 2016 758
177 A friendlier taxman? Friday, 04 March 2016 781
178 Go by the book on profits Friday, 26 February 2016 830
179 Don't piss on the rich Friday, 26 February 2016 672
180 Capital gains are taxed Wednesday, 24 February 2016 638
181 Vodafone returns Thursday, 18 February 2016 679
182 Walk the talk on Cairn Tuesday, 16 February 2016 746
183 Balancing tax policy Thursday, 04 February 2016 821
184 Bye bye, retro tax? Tuesday, 26 January 2016 794
185 We're not yet ready for PoEM Tuesday, 19 January 2016 883
186 Making life less taxing Tuesday, 19 January 2016 855
187 Settling tax disputes Monday, 18 January 2016 764
188 PoEM, from verse to worse Tuesday, 05 January 2016 899
189 Give start-ups a level field Saturday, 26 December 2015 784
190 Servicing the fisc Tuesday, 22 December 2015 930
191 Backing down on black Thursday, 17 December 2015 818
192 Cairn writes to PM Modi on tax case Tuesday, 15 December 2015 931
193 Cultivating fiscal pain Saturday, 12 December 2015 923
194 GST critical for Make-in-India Friday, 11 December 2015 853
195 Forget GST, call Sonia bluff Saturday, 28 November 2015 754
196 Getting to the ideal GST rate Tuesday, 24 November 2015 720
197 New investment paradigm Saturday, 21 November 2015 753
198 Cairn, and able? Saturday, 14 November 2015 825
199 Fixing MNC tax issues Tuesday, 20 October 2015 801
200 Lessons from Vodafone Monday, 12 October 2015 860
201 Less taxing solutions Thursday, 08 October 2015 786
202 Bye bye Mauritius? Tuesday, 06 October 2015 839
203 Black ain't back Friday, 02 October 2015 785
204 The Sanofi confusion Thursday, 24 September 2015 754
205 Arun Jaitley's GST Monday, 14 September 2015 868
206 Getting off the tax MAT Thursday, 03 September 2015 829
207 Cairn's 9/11 bomb Thursday, 20 August 2015 832
208 Clearing Castleton Thursday, 06 August 2015 761
209 Being single Friday, 31 July 2015 827
210 Moving on, on GST Thursday, 23 July 2015 788
211 CBEC fixes Make-in-India Tuesday, 21 July 2015 889
212 E-tailing those taxes away Wednesday, 08 July 2015 732
213 Cairn't fix it, or won't? Tuesday, 30 June 2015 819
214 Foxconn loses its excise advantage,will hit mobile manufacturing Friday, 26 June 2015 941
215 Not so black and white Thursday, 25 June 2015 827
216 CBEC vs Make-in-India Wednesday, 24 June 2015 747
217 Quite taxing Friday, 19 June 2015 839
218 Fix GST's birth defects Saturday, 06 June 2015 775
219 Tax-and-run Thursday, 04 June 2015 759
220 Tackling tax terror Tuesday, 26 May 2015 738
221 Don't leave it at just MAT Thursday, 14 May 2015 773
222 Moving on, on GST Monday, 11 May 2015 862
223 Finmin vs Make-in-India Monday, 04 May 2015 929
224 The past is never past Wednesday, 29 April 2015 894
225 Putting India on the MAT Friday, 24 April 2015 916
226 More than a BIT worrying Monday, 06 April 2015 748
227 Cairn for quick deal, no negotiation period Wednesday, 25 March 2015 939
228 Moving forward on GST Monday, 23 March 2015 929
229 Black magic Friday, 20 March 2015 791
230 Branding justice Wednesday, 18 March 2015 918
231 Caveat investor Thursday, 12 March 2015 820
232 Adding to the tax mess Tuesday, 03 March 2015 822
233 The myth of tax arrears Tuesday, 24 February 2015 805
234 Servicing taxes Thursday, 19 February 2015 939
235 Tread carefully on taxes Monday, 16 February 2015 851
236 Fixing tax terror Saturday, 07 February 2015 796
237 Cairn Plc case drags on, FM offers no cure Thursday, 05 February 2015 701
238 Examine those tax sops Friday, 30 January 2015 750
239 Central GST first Tuesday, 06 January 2015 857
240 Clean up tax sops Saturday, 03 January 2015 870
241 GST is process, not an event Thursday, 18 December 2014 927
242 Criminal offence Wednesday, 17 December 2014 821
243 Don't have a flawed GST Friday, 12 December 2014 779
244 Relook that tax model Tuesday, 09 December 2014 887
245 States not prepared for GST, 27% rate can't work Monday, 08 December 2014 822
246 Widen the tax base Thursday, 04 December 2014 781
247 No more tax terror Friday, 28 November 2014 945
248 Time to give up on GST Monday, 24 November 2014 740
249 Vodafone/Shell challenge Thursday, 20 November 2014 940
250 Losing GST gains Thursday, 13 November 2014 906
251 Vodafone win may spell victory for Shell, others Saturday, 11 October 2014 776
252 As the tax cases pile up Tuesday, 30 September 2014 859
253 More GST glitches Friday, 22 August 2014 830
254 Taxman's makeover Tuesday, 22 July 2014 930
255 Making life less taxing Monday, 21 July 2014 887
256 "cause I'm the taxman Monday, 14 July 2014 989
257 Jaitley's GST rabbit Tuesday, 08 July 2014 821
258 Worsening tax terror Wednesday, 02 July 2014 961
259 Tax spillovers Friday, 27 June 2014 861
260 Jaitley's wrong call Friday, 20 June 2014 1026
261 "cause I'm the taxman Wednesday, 18 June 2014 822
262 Scrap the bad cesses Monday, 16 June 2014 952
263 No clarity on how to deal with retro taxes Tuesday, 10 June 2014 873
264 Dealing with the retro tax Tuesday, 03 June 2014 1008
265 Black money again Thursday, 29 May 2014 928
266 Less taxing solutions Tuesday, 20 May 2014 944
267 In thrall of the taxman Saturday, 10 May 2014 810
268 Taxing value Tuesday, 15 April 2014 967
269 Populist code Thursday, 03 April 2014 962
270 US lessons for taxman Friday, 28 March 2014 784
271 Not by fiat Wednesday, 26 March 2014 823
272 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 25 March 2014 918
273 Careful on that Bipa Thursday, 06 March 2014 837
274 Taxing times again Thursday, 13 February 2014 944
275 Banking on tax reforms Tuesday, 07 January 2014 859
276 Indo-US tax map Friday, 27 December 2013 841
277 Dialling a reprieve Monday, 16 December 2013 989
278 Taxing times Monday, 09 December 2013 841
279 Making GST work Thursday, 28 November 2013 829
280 Flexibility in GST Wednesday, 20 November 2013 888
281 Going beyond GST Wednesday, 23 October 2013 913
282 MAPping tax reform Tuesday, 24 September 2013 828
283 Making the harbour safe Friday, 20 September 2013 921
284 Make it less taxing Wednesday, 28 August 2013 1054
285 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 879
286 Unsafe harbour Friday, 16 August 2013 739
287 Shome's Justice Monday, 22 July 2013 945
288 A proper DTC please Tuesday, 02 July 2013 985
289 Double Irish Thursday, 20 June 2013 803
290 GST ball in Centre's court Tuesday, 18 June 2013 984
291 More modern taxation Monday, 10 June 2013 820
292 Taxing GST Saturday, 08 June 2013 877
293 Politicians need to resolve GST, not officials Friday, 07 June 2013 992
294 Getting conciliatory Thursday, 06 June 2013 935
295 Less grey out there Thursday, 30 May 2013 946
296 Smartening taxation Saturday, 25 May 2013 870
297 All-party GST meeting critical Saturday, 18 May 2013 880
298 Conciliation time Thursday, 16 May 2013 956
299 Getting real on Mauritius Thursday, 02 May 2013 853
300 Will tax, can't collect Wednesday, 01 May 2013 1050
301 More taxmen now Wednesday, 03 April 2013 917
302 Assessing taxes Wednesday, 27 March 2013 1064
303 SEZs on the MAT Saturday, 16 March 2013 1009
304 Arresting development Tuesday, 05 March 2013 897
305 Using TIN finally Saturday, 16 February 2013 1016
306 Taxing tangle Thursday, 14 February 2013 2322
307 From Foxconn to Nokia, and more Friday, 08 February 2013 987
308 No Vodafone accord till tax law allows settlement mechanism Wednesday, 06 February 2013 946
309 Taxing FDI Wednesday, 06 February 2013 943
310 Don't raise 80C limits Saturday, 02 February 2013 1069
311 Game-changing GST Wednesday, 30 January 2013 925
312 Taxpayer-friendly GAAR Tuesday, 15 January 2013 870
313 The taxation silly season is here Friday, 11 January 2013 974
314 Don't soak the rich Wednesday, 09 January 2013 993
315 The taxman cometh Wednesday, 12 December 2012 930
316 Maturity on GST Wednesday, 14 November 2012 1011
317 Redialling taxation Wednesday, 19 September 2012 1085
318 Get those exemptions Wednesday, 05 September 2012 916
319 PMO trips up on GAAR Saturday, 30 June 2012 956
320 Taxing times Wednesday, 16 May 2012 1133
321 Forget Mauritius, for now Saturday, 05 May 2012 1155
322 FM loses his shine Saturday, 07 April 2012 1112
323 GAARrrr! Friday, 06 April 2012 1167
324 And now, finmin P-notes! Wednesday, 28 March 2012 1065
325 More capital punishment Monday, 20 February 2012 813
326 Getting black back Wednesday, 15 February 2012 1153
327 ‘DTC won’t help tax transactions in Mauritius’ Friday, 27 January 2012 1133
328 No capital punishment Saturday, 21 January 2012 843
329 On the road to GST Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1178
330 Tax, refund, tax Monday, 09 January 2012 995
331 End of Laffer Friday, 30 September 2011 1068
332 STT dreams Wednesday, 28 September 2011 1079
333 Taxing tangle Tuesday, 31 May 2011 1188
334 Heart rules the head Thursday, 24 March 2011 1101
335 Smoke ’n mirrors Tuesday, 01 March 2011 1197
336 More black than white Monday, 31 January 2011 1205
337 Not back in the black Wednesday, 26 January 2011 1167
338 Shades of grey Friday, 21 January 2011 1193
339 Chop chop Wednesday, 19 January 2011 1142
340 Taxing problems Friday, 08 December 2006 1227
341 Plug the gaps first Monday, 20 February 2006 1266
342 Cleaning up Tuesday, 07 February 2006 1356
343 Foul business tax Friday, 27 January 2006 1338
 

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