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02-Feb-2017 | Satya Poddar
The Budget has introduced many technical changes to provide relief to the taxpayers
06-Nov-2016 | Satya Poddar & Shalini Mathur
Exemptions, which are supposed to be pro-poor, should be replaced by direct benefit transfer
04-Aug-2016 | Satya Poddar
GST will be a "game-changer" as both the Centre and State governments will sacrifice their fiscal autonomy in favour of the new tax
06-Jul-2016 | Satya Poddar & Venkatesh Narayan
Its economic efficiency and simplicity are diluted and it contains the most toxic sections from the legacy laws of the Centre and states
01-Mar-2016 | Satya Poddar
The world over, the principal objectives of tax reform are promotion of investment and economic growth, efficiency and simplicity
06-Dec-2015 | Satya Poddar
The panel's recommendations question the architecture of the goods and services tax, going far beyond the arithmetic calculation, but its proposal of an interim two-rate structure is far from optimal
21-Nov-2015 | Satya Poddar
The withdrawal of incentives is a sensitive proposal as it entails both gainers and losers
17-Nov-2015 | Satya Poddar & Shalini Mathur
The Goods and Services Tax processes in their current avatar appear one-sided. What we need is a transparent, consultative mechanism
02-Aug-2015 | Satya Poddar
Notwithstanding the disappointing Select Panel report, the GST Bill can be salvaged with simple adjustments and the backing of stakeholders
18-May-2015 | Satya Poddar
Though the GST Council will design the tax, it is imposed with significant constraints on the choices it can make
16-Oct-2014 | Satya Poddar
The incremental revenues from taxation of land and liquor will help in keeping the GST rate low
10-Jul-2014 | Satya Poddar
For the government to go forward, it should build a better structure for research and policy analysis for the goods and services tax
30-Jun-2014 | Satya Poddar & Shalini Mathur
The TARC report calls for the formation of a tax council to make the administration less adversarial and more productive
17-Feb-2014 | Satya Poddar
We need a system that helps entrepreneurs and allows smooth administration
13-Aug-2013 | Satya Poddar
The Parliamentary Committee's endorsement has lifted this critical indirect tax reform above the quagmire of divisive politics
04-Aug-2013 | Satya Poddar
The decision of the Empowered Committee (EC) of state finance ministers to not subsume "entry tax in lieu of octroi" (ETILOO) under the GST requires a rethink. It is a tiny tax, but difficult to comply with and inflicts enormous pain on the ...
07-Jul-2013 | Satya Poddar
The move reflects willingness of the finance minister and the CBDT to remain flexible to emerging needs of the new business models
12-Jun-2013 | Satya Poddar
The Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers' design squeezes out the politics from the new tax but makes it unacceptable as an alternative to the existing structure
03-Mar-2013 | Satya Poddar
This years Budget has been widely acclaimed as bold and responsible. Yet, investors, both foreign and domestic, may greet it with only a yawn.
17-Jan-2013 | Satya Poddar
By accepting the major recommendations of the Parthasarathi Shome Committee on General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR), including its deferment, the finance minister has again sent out a positive signal to investors about his commitment to provide a ...
12-Oct-2012 | Satya Poddar
The introduction of the indirect transfer provisions with retrospective effect was bad politics and bad economics
03-Sep-2012 | Satya Poddar
The Shome Committee report is a triumph of democracy over tax bureaucracy. The Committee’s recommendations to severely restrict the scope of GAAR, and to abolish tax on gains from transfers of listed shares are bold and far reaching. They are ...
30-Apr-2012 | Satya Poddar
One of the arguments put forward by the Finance Minister in defending taxation of Hutchison - Vodafone type transactions is that capital gains on the transactions may not be getting taxed anywhere and should be taxed in India as they arise from the ...
12-Jan-2012 | Satya Poddar
One has to applaud the endorsement of the ‘negative list’ concept for the taxation of services by the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers. It paves the way for simplified design of the goods and services tax (GST), as it would ...
19-Sep-2011 | Satya Poddar & Shalini Mathur
The open letters by chief ministers Jayalalithaa and Shivraj Singh Chouhan to the Prime Minister once again emphasise the formidable challenge of building a consensus between the Centre and the states on the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill for the ...