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Federal power in exchange of GST Modi should offer states a hard bargain

Aug 19, 2014

Federal power in exchange of GST Modi should offer states a hard bargain

If Modi wants to accomplish much in five years, he should offer states a grand bargain: more legislative powers and less central intrusion if they sign up for GST. #GST #Modi #Land acquisition #Labour laws #Federalism #Vasundhara Raje #Federal powers
Mumbai civic bodies can choose between LBT and Octroi Prithviraj Chavan

Aug 13, 2014

Mumbai civic bodies can choose between LBT and Octroi Prithviraj Chavan

In a u-turn from his staunch support to implementation of the Local Body Tax (LBT), Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said the civic bodies will now have the option to choose between LBT and Octroi. #India #NewsTracker #Prithviraj Chavan #Maharashtra #GST #BMC #MCGM #Octroi #LBT
3 things the Modi govt must do if it's serious about tackling black money

Jul 15, 2014

3 things the Modi govt must do if it's serious about tackling black money

It is important to understand that to fight money laundering we must try and prevent the generation of black money. #India #Black money #Narendra Modi #GST #Real estate
Budget 2014: Here's why govt decided to make you pay more for soft drinks, cigarettes

Jul 14, 2014

Budget 2014: Here's why govt decided to make you pay more for soft drinks, cigarettes

The duty increase on cigarettes is the steepest, from 11 percent to 72 percent.The total excise on soft drinks now stands at 17 percent from 12 percent earlier. #India #Arun Jaitley #GST #Tobacco #Cigarette #DTC #Gaar #soft drinks #Budget2014
Not a 'big bang' Budget but overall tone positive: HSBC

Jul 11, 2014

Not a 'big bang' Budget but overall tone positive: HSBC

The government has stuck to its ambitious fiscal deficit targets and has given the right messages on manufacturing which should keep sentiment in the equity market buoyant, it said.
#Inflation #India #GDP #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #HSBC #Tax #GST #DTC #Budget2014

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Not a 'big bang' Budget but overall tone positive: HSBC

Aug 18, 2014

Joe Hockey's fuel gaffe may see him excised from big policy debates

Treasurers failure to sell petrol excise changes does not inspire confidence in his role in other key issues, such as GST changes Joe Hockeys inability to sell the indexation of the petrol excise and his seeming cluelessness regarding progressive tax...
Not a 'big bang' Budget but overall tone positive: HSBC

Aug 17, 2014

Patrick Flannery: Do we really need a capital gains tax?

If Labour wins the election next month it plans to introduce a capital gains tax. Even if enacted in a partial form with exemptions, this would amount to the biggest expansion to the tax base since the introduction of GST in 1986,.....
Not a 'big bang' Budget but overall tone positive: HSBC

Aug 14, 2014

Property developer sentenced to home detention

A former North Shore property developer who tried to rip off Inland Revenue by falsely claiming more than $30,000 in GST refunds has been sentenced to six months' home detention.Michael Stacker, formerly known as Husain Khalil Al.....