Articles by S Murlidharan
Feb 21, 2018
Nirav Modi vs Vijay Mallya: Tales of two scamsters who used unlawful and legit tactics to swindle public moneyNirav Modi hoodwinked bankers with greater brazenness, by gaming banking system, to commit Punjab National Bank scam
Feb 09, 2018
Standard deduction for employees: Arun Jaitley's Budget gift is a backhanded relief to salaried classIt is the salaried class which needed the finance minister’s sympathy, if not indulgence.
Feb 07, 2018
Sensex, Nifty crash: Indian equity market is bound to recover some of its sheen sooner than laterThe steady fall in Sensex and Nifty following the Budget is not only due to the proposed 10 percent tax on LTCG but also in sympathy with the worldwide trends notably the one triggered by the US markets.
Feb 05, 2018
Budget 2018: How Arun Jaitley smartly ended free lunch for high income drawersArun Jaitley has amended both section 28 and section 56 to make it clear that whether person is a company promoter (not drawing salary and hence covered by section 28 dealing with business income) or a salary-drawing honcho liable to pay tax under the head income from salary, any compensation or other payment made by a third party would be taxable
Feb 03, 2018
Arun Jaitley's bonanza for senior citizens poses a dilemma, FD or SB interest?The new tax benefit is, however, going to make senior citizens more wanted.
Feb 02, 2018
Budget 2018: Tax exemption to medical facilities given by employer has just been taken awayAll medical expenses reimbursed or paid by the employer on behalf of the employee is taxable
Feb 01, 2018
Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley just did a Chidambaram with market appeasement policiesArun Jaitley could have been more generous to small employees (salary income not exceeding Rs 10 lakh) by allowing a generous standard deduction
Jan 30, 2018
Budget 2018: Stamp duty on immovable properties should also be on value addition aloneValue added tax (VAT) principle should apply to stamp duty on immovable properties
Jan 29, 2018
Budget 2018: Bringing back wealth and inheritance tax will pay rich political dividendsReintroduction of estate duty and wealth tax would go some way in disabusing the notion that Modi’s is a suit-boot ki sarkar, an allegation that often resonates with the poorer segments of the electorate
Jan 25, 2018
Budget 2018: Why it is time to reconsider income tax exemption given to charitable institutionsIf rendering noble services can beget one income tax exemption, there could other claimants for this honour