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CBEC Chief rules out GST rates review
RBI discusses debt recast plan with stakeholders
Sebi norms for NCDs in mergers
Govt may reduce PF contribution to increase take home salary
Long-term anti-dumping duty to benefit steel firms
Now, Definition of Startup Enlarged
Black money: NRIs under I-T lens after taxmen seize Rs 500 cr in old notes
Anti-profiteering body likely under CBEC
´Laxity in compliance with women director norms´
Make in India gets sourcing push from govt
GST Council may reconsider steep levy on hybrid cars
I-T dept unearths 400 benami deals
GST Data Trail to Help SMEs in Securing Credit
GST will Help Lower Food Inflation: Singh
SFIO developing early warning system to detect frauds
Bill to address bankruptcy in financial sector soon
Sebi Issues Framework for Mutual Funds, Portfolio Managers at IFSC
Digital India to be Run Like Corporate Entity
Govt notifies regulations for voluntary liquidation
CBDT Signs 2 Unilateral APAs with Taxpayers
Sebi investigated 212 cases in Apr-Dec FY17
Modi government mulls allowing 100% FDI in retail, with caveats
RBI to Arm Oversight Committee in Big Battle Against Bad Loans
GST The Road Ahead - GST Rollout to Bring Down Prices: Govt
India Inc ready for July 1 GST roll out: CEO poll
GST to Cut Inflation by 2%, Create Buoyancy in Economy: Adhia
GST rates: Financial services transactions to become marginally dearer
Government initiates work on shifting financial year to January-December
WTO Calls Review Meet, India Opposes E-comm in Agenda
After fixing rates, GST Council to now focus on price behaviour of companies
GST Council fits services under 4 slabs
FDI equity inflows rose 9% to record $43.5 billion in fiscal year 2016-17
Supreme Court defers hearing on plea challenging mandatory use of Aadhaar
GST Council’s role may widen to non-tax issues
12-18% GST rate for most products
Govt plans law to confiscate assets of fugitive economic offenders
RBI revises definition of what constitutes a bank branch
Govt Modifying 2011 Manufacturing Policy
I-T publishes names of Delhi defaulters owing over Rs 10 cr in taxes
Respite likely for biz on e-way under GST
SAT will get new bench in Delhi
GST Council Meet Starts from Today
Maternity benefit scheme across India
Sebi sets position limit for cross-currency F&O contract
1% tax at source under GST likely for online sellers
I-T base expands by 9.1 mn after note ban
EPFO reduces claim settlement period to 10 days
Sebi plans to overhaul ‘fit and proper’ norm
Govt gives last chance to NGOs to file annual returns
GST Exemption List Likely to be Kept at Around 100 Items
Op Clean Money Portal Launched to Track Evaders
FSSAI to Take Strict Action Against Adulteration
Sebi unearths Rs 34,000-crore tax evasion
Firms must disclose securities deals above Rs 10 lakh by May 31: Govt
Have a tax rate that disincentivises cigarette smuggling: FAIFA
New tax accounting standards may reduce leeway for infrastructure companies
No tax scrutiny of big transaction if it matches income
GST panel works out rates for 6,000 items
I-T scanner on end-beneficiary details of P-notes
Aadhaar PAN linkage gets ´ likes´, but data leak big overhang
Startup Inc's Sop Story to be Part of Book of Jobs
Banks Set to See More Provisions on New Norms
I-T Dept Starts Facility to Correct PAN, Aadhaar Errors
Govt issues critical alert over ransomware threat
Registration for GST enrolment to reopen on June 1
Unclear Norms: P2P Lending Startups Face Funding Woes
Insolvency Resolution Time for Smaller Cos may be Shortened
I-T Dept Launches New Facility to Link Aadhaar with PAN
Note ban effect: 9.1 million new taxpayers
NCLAT ruling weakens insolvency and bankruptcy code, say experts
I-T to probe 300 cases under benami act
Onus on States to Push Labour Reforms
RBI REERs flag an overvalued rupee
India to say no to WTO trade facilitation deal
Gujarat Assembly passes state GST Bill
No plan to tax agri income; rich farmer very rare: Jaitley
GSTN enrolment halts; to restart later
Need to Hand Incentives to Foreign Arms Cos: Jaitley
FSSAI panel proposes strict steps to check consumption of junk food
ED, I-T dept set to get more powers
Govt likely to amend NIA in monsoon session
EPFO to make all payments to members electronically
Digital Kiosks to Help Govt with GST Rollout
Promoters Must Disclose Shares Received in Gift: SEBI
Adhia hopeful of smooth GST transition
I-T Plans Portal for Non-intrusive Probe
Start-up policy to get makeover
ICAI Asks Auditors for Disclosure on Junked Notes
RBI advises banks to have fair process for selecting auditors
Land Bill on the Agenda as Joint House Panel to Meet on May 22
RBI issues norms to hasten stressed asset resolutions via joint lender forums
India to grow 8% in FY19 as GST benefits kick in: Das
´State check posts will go away under GST; excise point may stay´
CBDT proposes fair market value for taxing unquoted shares
Govt notifies changes to Banking Act
NPA policy: Stressed assets may be put on the block
Haryana Goods and Services Tax Bill passed
SC reserves verdict on Aadhaar-PAN linkage
New policy to help, but core sector must use more steel
Ordinance to tackle bad loans cleared
Madhya Pradesh Assembly passes GST Bill-2017
Andhra may opt for new fiscal year
Widen the tax net to include agriculture
Modi trains guns on benami properties
Centre softens stance on i-banks for PSU mandate
Online Registration Mechanism for Securities Market Intermediaries
Net Widens: Taxpayers Surge by a Crore
States Asked Not to Accept Cash Payments for Electricity Bills
GST rates likely to be fixed by weekend
Aadhaar for PAN to check black money: Govt to SC
Budget session of Parliament likely to begin on January 3
SMEs approach FM for extension of GST launch
Compliance Cost Won't Rise Under GST: Adhia
EPFO: Moving in sync with the times
Aadhaar to be made compulsory for filings
Tax liability after amalgamation
10 ways the Act affects realtors
Obligation for the Month of May 2017
SMS for Week ended 30-04-2017
You may need to fill 37 forms to be GST-compliant
Jaitley plans to cut MSME tax rate to 25%
Filing of online return for 4th quarter of 2016-17 extension of period thereof upto 15-05-2017
States Free to Tax Agriculture Income: CEA
Banks can't refuse scribbled notes, says RBI circular
Ind directors are not independent: Sebi chief
Big Rate Changes Unlikely under GST: FM
BIS proposes compulsory registration for selling hallmarked jewellery
Compliance rating for industry under GST
Service Tax Return Filing Date Extended to April 30
Panel lens on diluted realty regulation law
NITI Aayog bats for continued labour reforms
Now, withdrawal of PF without medical proof
Wait time for patent examination to be cut to 18 months by March 2018
Telecom companies begin state wise GST registration
Modi to review GST, black money policy
Sebi Clears Options Trading in Commodities
No plan to tax farm income, says Jaitley
Note ban effect: Tax receipts jump to record levels
Getting the trade to align with GST is a challenge
SC talks tough on Mandatory Aadhaar for PAN cards
Relief for Indian MNCs Likely as Govt Considers to Dilute POEM
GST cloud on states´ sops for industry
Tax on Agriculture Income Part of Niti's Action Plan
New RTI rules could put whistleblowers at risk, say activists
With GST, in place , there would be uniformity in imposed taxes
Bihar becomes second state after Telangana to pass GST bill
Sebi pending cases surge after new norms
Norms Soon on Fund to Back Infra Bonds
Govt extends SIPP scheme for 3 years till March 2020
PM asks states to speed
GST boost for brick-and-mortar retail expansion
CBEC gears up for GST roll-out
SMS for Week ended 23-04-2017
Extension of time for filing declaration under the Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016
Cesses, VAT behind high bills, not service charge
Draft GST rules seek detailed paper work
Govt open to September roll-out of GST Sticking Points
Centre faces Supreme Court poser on mandatory Aadhaar for PAN cards
Friendly Advance Ruling Mechanism to Smoothen Ride Under GST Regime
Panel to Review Misconduct Rules for Accounting Pros
Major FPIs shift base after new tax pacts
Records of goods lost, stolen, gifted amust under GST draft rules
Maharashtra housing regulator from May 1
GST reform an act of courage: IMF chief
Clarification regarding online generation of Challans for Offline payment cases
Govt releases further draft rules on GST
Small businesses could under report income under GST initially
Deposits under PMGKY can be made till Apr 30
GST ambiguity on gold jewellery
Sebi may grant single licence to brokers
Govt to Widen Entry for Foreign Funds While Shuttering FIPB
Operation Clean Money Top Priority This Quarter: CBDT
Govt Notifies Remaining RERA Sections
Most states to pass GST Bill by May end
Guidelines on compliance with Accounting Standard (AS) 11 [The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates] by banks - Clarification
India Inc seeks leeway on capital gains tax proposal
FPIs Want Block Deal Rules Relaxed
Simpler Credit Rules on Way for Poor Households
RBI wants banks to make more provisions even for good loans
RBI permits banks to invest up to 10% in REITs, InvITs
Google tax closes in on internet firms
Five ways how doing business will be different under GST
Update details to link PAN and Aadhaar
Paris Replacing Mauritius as Tax Haven, Citi Alerts Finance Ministry
Services may be taxed at 12%, 18% under GST
Clean Money 2.0 casts wider net
GSTN ready for last-minute rush from taxpayers
SMS for Week ended 16-04-2017
Decoding the indirect tax regime
Regulator Set to Block P-Note Route for NRIs
100% FDI likely in cash, ATM firms
One Group, One Tax Likely in GST
Cos Report Better CSR Compliance in FY16
Note ban effect: I-T lens on 60,000 depositors
GST: CBEC proposes eway bill for goods worth Rs 50k
Cleanliness Campaign Against Black Money'
Companies (Compromises Arrangements and Amalgamations) Amendment Rules 2017
DeMo, GST to Widen Tax Base & Help Meet Fiscal Targets: Das
Aadhaar may be Made Compulsory Under Cos Act
SC Dismisses Plea on Income Disclosure Scheme
RBI tightens screws on banks to ease bad debt
Govt to take firms´ feedback for states´ ease of biz ranking
Stricter monitoring of IPO proceeds by small firms
GST to bring more peopleits under tax net: Adhia
Accounts used to get remittances to be blocked if full details not given
ESIC launches AAA mobile app
BSE asks firms to file financial results via XBRL mode
Rent receipts are not enough for HRA claim
EPFO extends deadline for submitting Aadhaar to April 30
SC: Third Arbitrator in Global Dispute must be from Neutral Nation
CAG Should Audit GSTN’s Work on Taxes
FIs told to furnish self-certificates of US account holders by April 30
New firms get PAN,TAN in a day
NPA policy: Govt to help banks speed up decisions
GSTN to Encrypt Tax Data, Add Two Layers of Security
New Laws Bring P-Notes Back into Limelight
Safe-harbour margins to be cut
Centre: No proposal to review FDI in multi-brand retail
Companies to file fewer reports under labour law
At 18%, GST Rate to be Less Taxing for Most Goods
GSTN May Ease Eligibility for Third-Party Service Providers
SMS for Week ended 09-04-2017
Redoing laws for the GST regime
All cash payments of over Rs 2 lakh to be shown in ITR
Link Aadhaar with PAN via ID proof scan, password
FPI Custodians, Tax Consultants in Deadlock Over GAAR Liabilities
Court can replace arbitrator
RBI to issue final guidelines on MDR charges
Banks may not rush to invest in REITs, InvITs
RBI promises more effective steps to tackle NPA pain
NEFT transfer to get quicker as RBI cuts clearance time
Parliament passes Bills to pave way for GST
LS passes Bill to make excise Acts compliant with GST
GST may Make Gold Costlier
No Rs 2-L Cap on Cash Withdrawals from Banks, Post Offices
Banks want RBI to relax norms for loans to highly indebted companies
LS passes Employees Compensation Bill
I-T filing: Aadhaar must for expats who stay for more than 6 months
Go online to reduce mis-selling
Rent Receipts Under I-T Lens
Expats Stressed As Aadhaar Becomes Mandatory for ITRs
Revenue wing allows time till Apr for GST registration
New tax plans worry market participants
Sebi circulars cannot be challenged in SAT, rules Supreme Court
Tax collection beats expectation, up 18%
How the GST Network works
Litigation and tax disputes concerns before new regime kicks in
Five things to know about GST
Govt asks firms to disclose details about junked notes
Only credible complaint to trigger GST anti profiteering clause
The GST´s last and critical lap
Reserve Bank Set to Get More Teeth to Chew on Stressed Assets
No Capital Gains Tax on Share Transfer Via IPOs, Bonus Issues
Losing Countervailing Duty Exemption Shield Likely to Hurt Handset Makers
New GST rules may inflate prices of old vehicles, durables, smartphones
CVD Exemption Unlikely, Says Adhia
RTI Cases Likely to be Closed After Applicants' Death
RBI likely to keep rates unchanged
Up to 40% GST Credit for Excise Paid on Stocks
Premium collected not tax-deductible
GST will be implemented from July 1: Meghwal
Exemption from payment of late fee u/s 20(6) of the MVAT Act, 2002
Investment by Foreign Portfolio Investors in Government Securities
SMS for Week ended 02-04-2017
Pay more under GST for exchange offers
GST Council to decide on rates in May
New 1 page ITR form notified, e filing to start today
Small savings rates cut by 0.1%
PMGKY: Form 1 can be filed by Apr 10, if deposit made by deadline
GST makes inroads into agriculture sector
Obligation for the Month of April
Clarification regarding legislative changes relating to customs Act 1962 proposed in financial bill 2017
Create structure to enable lenders to tackle bad loan
Anti-profiteering Clause in GST is Transitory, will Act as Deterrent
We will take September roll-out demand to GST Council: Hasmukh Adhia
Council to finalise rules for new tax regime today
GST to hit shadow economy: Das
PMGKY: Select ITdept offices to be open till Mar 31
Lok Sabha approves Finance Bill, rejects changes made in Rajya Sabha
Lok Sabha clears GST Bills: Focus now on rules, specific rates
Govt services, office freebies may attract GST
RBI: All payment systems to remain closed on Apr 1
Another Step towards GST
Post Leak, Govt Gets into the (Aadhaar) Act
No Relief for Assessees Not Paying IDS Money
Sebi gets back discretionary powers on penalties
Bankruptcy Act a Perfect Recovery Tool for Banks
Govt wants to pass GST Bills through consensus: Jaitley
J&Kwill have to pass special laws to make GST applicable
Land leasing, renting to attract GST from July 1
4 Crucial GST Bills Tabled in Lok Sabha
Buses & pick-up vans escape cess under GST
IDS II gets cold response
Aadhaar can´t be made mandatory for social welfare schemes, says SC
Gradation system likely in debt recasts
Petroleum sector to be part of GST soon: Oil minister
Single-page form for income up to Rs 50 lakh
CBDT to waive interest if tax demand paid in retro cases
Aadhaar gets more teeth
Racing Towards GST, I-T to Hold Industry's Hand
Bankruptcy Norms for Individuals in the Works
4 GST bill Introduce in Lok Sabha
When the Finance Bill goes beyond Budget making
Less taxes on wheels: High-end car buyers to benefit from GST
SMS for Week ended 26-03-2017
Market Banks on Bad Loan Solution
Coffee-Toffee, the GST Debate Continues
FinMin meets bankers to sort out liquidity issue
10 groups to resolve GST sectoral issues
Tax deductions on health insurance premiums
All Agency Banks to remain open for public on all days from March 25, 2017 to April 1, 2017
ICDS provisions to prevail over judicial precedents: CBDT
Sebi turns heat on concentrated bets of bank index funds
P-notes may take hit on new tax treaties
Jaitley underlines urgency to pass GST bills in this Parliament session
India notifies amended tax treaty with Singapore
No tax to be charged on cash purchase of above Rs 2 lakh
Aadhaar-based KYC Likely Across Financial Sector
Sebi eases rules to boost municipal bond market
Gifts to Trusts for Benefit of Kin Exempted from Tax
Cap on corporate funds for political parties goes
FM plays down fears of IT officers´ powers
EPFO cuts admin charges to 0.65%
World Bank, IMF to assess Sebi's regulatory framework
Companies (Indian Accounting Standard) (Amendment) Rules, 2017
Cash transaction limit lowered to Rs.2 lakh
Start ups, NBFCs seek exemption from debt norms
GST casts shadow on state Budgets
Aadhaar to be must for IT returns
Govt Considers 100% FDI in Insurance Broking
Sebi wants MFs to adopt tougher benchmarks
GST Relief for Exporters, Some Refunds to Continue
Cabinet approves draft GST Bills
Regulator mulls single window check-in for foreign investors
30 individuals on I-T department’s radar
Protect tobacco farmers' intrest in GST law:FAIFA
GST Centralized assessment for service-oriented industries likely
Move Afoot to Ease Norms for VC Funding in Startups
Law panel against tax relief for single parents
Tax dispute resolution window has few takers
Capital gains tax worry for BSE Shareholders
Insured should seek surveyor´s report, claim penalty for delays
Getting SMEs ready for GST
Cabinet likely to consider GST supplementary legislation today
SMS for Week ended 19-03-2017
Raising tax could at times be a 'retrograde' method:Jaitley
Not many changes in GST rates say officials
Cigarette stocks rally as 'sin tax' concerns go up in smoke
Criminal action can be initiated against wilful defaulters
Sebi seeks easing of Budget’s STT proposal
GST Council caps cess on luxury goods at 15%
Windfall for Govt with Enemy Property Bill
FDI cap tweak in print media in the works
Avoid withdrawing provident fund money to buy a house
Reporting and Accounting of Central Government Transactions of March 2017
New building code to hold developers liable for safety
SEBI issues guidelines for MF celebrity endorsements
Council meeting to pave way for GST Bills in Parliament, Assemblies
Notices Sent to 1,018 Firms for CSR Non-compliance
Govt to present fresh consumer protection Bill
Black money: IT prosecution action triples in FY17
Parliament passes Enemy Property Bill
EPFO exempts S'pore citizens from mandatory PF contributions
Attention taxpayers: Today ,15th March 2017 is the last date to pay your 4th and final instalment
Loan Lifeline of up to Rs 5 cr Likely for Startups
Panel Reviews Impact of Steps on Easing Cross-border Trade
Sarfaesi rule clarified to speed up action
Tax check in GST regime
Fast track cases against shell firms: CBDT to taxmen
Labour reforms may get going, finally
SMS for Week ended 13-03-2017
New GST Definition to Farm Agri Tax
NBFC Cash loan against Gold Limited to Rs 25k
PM Hopes for Breakthrough on GST Bill in Parliament
Jaitley, Urjit Patel to discuss NPAs, ´ bad bank´ today
Direct tax mop up till February high but below target
Govt unveils draft security rules for e wallet firms
Only below 35 investors should shift from EPF to NPS
Sebi goes digital on payments
Poor think rich evade taxes, so supported note ban: FM
Fuel pumps under I-T scanner for depositing more cash than sales
Implementing TFA is not difficult: CBEC chairman
I-T heat on 4000 firms for unusual cash deposits
Web portal to guide traders on GST regime
CBDT signs bilateral APA with Japanese firm
No one will be deprived of benefits for lack of Aadhaar, says govt
Dark-fibre' Route Brings Brokers on Sebi's Radar
Now, use Aadhaar to make payment
Tax Mop-up to be Checked Weekly
File joint complaint to fast track your consumer case
New trademark rules ease filing regulations, halve fees
GSTN may Steal Thunder from GST-app Makers
BSE wants Sebi to raise ceiling on depository holding
GST Demand can be paid in instalments
Banks want RBI to relax debt recast guidelines
Can´t disclose if Jaitley was consulted: Fin Min
When the taxman comes knocking on your door
GST: What to expect from it and what not
Simpler rule on landing charges
Happy End to E-tail's Tax Tale in GST Era
SMS for Week ended 05-03-2017
IT target hits record tax refund hurdle
GST Council to meet today to clear crucial Bills
Operation clean money: Govt to issue notice to non-respondents
EPFO introduces composite form for death cases also
Share of donations to projects under Sec 35AC halved in FY16
GST Bill to make peak tax rate 40%, slabs intact
FDI policy relaxation in select sectors soon
Don´t worry about banks´ fee on cash transactions
Incoming FDI may Face a Checkpost Less
Higher tax fears spur capital restructuring in Corporate India
Finmin asks banks to exit non core biz
Muted response to 2nd black money disclosure scheme
No GST Credit If Vendors aren't Paid in 90 Days
Labour Ministry Hikes Minimum Wage for Agricultural Labourers
Govt asks all banks to have mbanking facility by Mar 31
Obligation for the Month of March
Revised tax treaty with Singapore takes effect
Sebi tightens settlement regulations
EPFO allows withdrawals from pension a/c without Aadhaar
Fresh Round of Reforms Likely after State Polls
Cos Work Out Strategies to Beat PoEM Blues
Are we a nation of tax avoiders?
Govt mulls allowing non-food items under FDI policy
Sebi, RBI discuss monitoring of foreign investors in real time
SMS for Week ended 26-02-2017
RBI to frame standard procedure for FDI approvals
Epayment can check black money, graft PM
Foreign Regulators Check on Health of Indian Banks
Section 391(2) closure of place of business by a Foreign Company
Lower tax rates possible when everyone pays dues,says Goyal
Clarification for determination of Place of Effective Management (POEM) of a company, other than an Indian company
Companies Await Rollout of GST Regime
´ Bad bank´ to speed up resolution of stressed loans: Fitch
Firms with sales below Rs.50 crore out of ambit
RE RA, GST, REITs to usher in a new paradigm in the real estate sector
IT to go easy on up to Rs.5 lakh deposits by aged PTI
Sebi hikes debt MF´s investment ceiling in HFC
Govt´s blackmoney drive faces uphill battle
Setback for GST: Permit Raj Ends, Long Live E-Permits
Made large cash deposits? Brace for tough income tax scrutiny
EPFO common form for withdrawals
Control over territorial waters, inter state transfers key to GST Bills reaching Parliament
Govt May Roll Back 10% LTCG Tax Plan on Esops
RBI for December Deadline to Recast Top 50 Bad Loans
No amnesty for bank deposits linked to money laundering: CBDT
Soon, Aadhaar Will Work Even Without a Bank A|C
Ignored I-T Dept's Email? Expect Visit from Taxmen
ITdept to launch 2nd phase of bank accounts scrutiny
Sebi eases norms for MF investments in derivatives
SMS for Week ended 19-02-2017
Fresh transfer pricing trouble for MNCs
Diversification helps brokers tide volatility
EEPF withdrawal, pension fixation to beareality by May
Buying jewellery over Rs.2 lakh cash to attract 1% TCS
Tax Dept to Start Talks on Customs Act Changes
GST: Partial But Welcome Progress
up slow pause speed down
Updated Till : 29/05/2017
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