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GST Council gets cabinet nod: The fire test on final rate begins now

Sep 12, 2016

GST Council gets cabinet nod: The fire test on final rate begins now

April rollout of GST is possible only if the standard rate is decided and broader contours of the central GST law agreed up on before the Winter Session #Congress #Economic growth #Goods and Services Tax #NDA #Tax reform #PM Modi #GST Council
Govt notifies GST Council with effect from today, moves ahead on implementing law

Sep 12, 2016

Govt notifies GST Council with effect from today, moves ahead on implementing law

The GST Council will decide on the tax rate, will recommend the taxes to be subsumed and exempted from GST, the rates of taxation and the model Central, State and Integrated GST laws #Economic growth #Tax reform #GST Council #Integrated GST Bill #central GST
Behind PM Modi's GST pep talk in Mann Ki Baat lies his continuing dilemma on final consensus

Aug 29, 2016

Behind PM Modi's GST pep talk in Mann Ki Baat lies his continuing dilemma on final consensus

It is interesting to see how the Congress party will position itself on the issue of GST rate in the winter session of the House. #Mamata Banerjee #GST #Tax reform #PM Modi #Mann Ki Baat #GST amendment #rate issue
GST Bill passed: Will it really end 'kacha bill' system? Here's why many are doubtful

Aug 09, 2016

GST Bill passed: Will it really end 'kacha bill' system? Here's why many are doubtful

Traders agree with the PM but feel they are not the only one responsible for the system. High tax rate, complex system, multiple administration having no accountability, unfettered discretionary powers, consumer avoids taking permanent bill, etc also contribute to generation of kacha bills. #Black money #parliament #Economic Reform #Monsoon session #Tax reform #GST Bill #pakka bill #kacha bill
Parliament passes GST: Corporates must brace for April 2017 go-live date

Aug 09, 2016

Parliament passes GST: Corporates must brace for April 2017 go-live date

Corporates should now consider April 2017 as the go-live date as the government's determined efforts would ensure that they adhere to the stated timelines, say experts #GDP #Rajya Sabha #Lok Sabha #Economic growth #GST #parliament #Tax reform #GST Bill #PM Modi
Arun Jaitley on GST Bill:  Tax evasion, ease of doing business will be big gains

Aug 08, 2016

Arun Jaitley on GST Bill: Tax evasion, ease of doing business will be big gains

The government had moved six official amendments, including scrapping of 1 per cent additional tax. #Tax evasion #Arun Jaitley #Tax reform #GST Bill #ease of doing business #Union Finance Minister
GST to be taken up in Lok Sabha today; PM Modi likely to talk on tax reform

Aug 08, 2016

GST to be taken up in Lok Sabha today; PM Modi likely to talk on tax reform

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has said his party will support GST Constitutional Amendment Bill and has issued whip to all its MPs #UPA #Congress #BJP #Lok Sabha #GST #Parliament session #NDA #Tax reform #Jyotiraditya Scindia #PM Modi
GST rollout to boost Make in India and create more jobs, say experts

Aug 08, 2016

GST rollout to boost Make in India and create more jobs, say experts

Post GST implementation, the industries that will spur job creation immediately are consumer goods/ FMCG, media, auto industries, cement and logistics #Economic growth #GST #Tax reform #job creation #TeamLease #Make In India #GlobalHunt #Rajiv Burman #Kronos India #Sunil Goel #Rituparna Chakraborty
GST battle looms: With states lobbying for higher rate, 1 April deadline is plain unrealistic

Aug 05, 2016

GST battle looms: With states lobbying for higher rate, 1 April deadline is plain unrealistic

GSTN, which is confident of meeting the deadline, is just technology part. The question is how will Jailtey negotiate the political battle over the rate #GDP #Congress #BJP #Rajya Sabha #Economic growth #Goods and Services Tax #GST #Economic Reform #NDA #Tax reform #IT backbone #GSTN #GST road map
GST Bill: How Arun Jaitley 2.0 forged a consensus and scripted history

Aug 04, 2016

GST Bill: How Arun Jaitley 2.0 forged a consensus and scripted history

The last few months has seen a fundamental shift in Jaitley's strategy after the Congress managed to successfully frustrate him in his initial efforts. From a combative approach, the finance minister has chosen a path of conciliation. #P. Chidambaram #Congress #Narendra Modi #AIADMK #Rahul Gandhi #Arun Jaitley #GST #Indian Economy #TMC #Tax reform #Goods and Services Tax bill #Union Finance Minister #Constitutioinal Amendment Bill