Articles by S Murlidharan
Apr 23, 2018
Videocon loan row: Banking Regulation Act may absolve Chanda Kochhar; but shouldn't ICICI Bank stop clinging to technicalities?Clinging to loopholes in the law is the hallmark of those who evade laws. People had high expectations of ICICI Bank boss Chanda Kochhar.
Apr 19, 2018
Income Tax Department's warning to the salaried against bogus refund claims smacks of inept assessmentPleading and issuing warnings smack of ineptness, an ineptness in making a proper assessment of refund claims filed through income tax returns (ITRs).
Apr 16, 2018
GST on houses: Nine months after rollout, confusion reigns supreme resulting in buyers feeling cheatedContrary to ill-informed or deliberate propaganda, there's no escaping GST for those stepping in when a flat is ready.
Apr 09, 2018
RBI's fascination with fiat cryptocurrency: Why central bank's gamble can push the Indian economy into chaosThe deputy governor has tied himself into knots by saying that both the existing Indian rupee as well as the fiat cryptocurrency, the RBI is toying with, would hold sway.
Apr 06, 2018
New ITR forms: Sahaj becomes burdensome for the salaried class; duplication and paperwork plague processesInstead of unproductively gathering information from employees and matching them, the CBDT must use its powers to go after tax evaders.
Apr 02, 2018
E-way bill hurls movement of goods back into chaos, signals the return of the Inspector Raj on highwaysThe e-way bill rules have been modified this time round, following representations from industry based on the aborted and short-lived tryst with e-way bill two months ago
Mar 31, 2018
If the Income Tax Department can go to town, the RBI too could name and shame defaultersNaming and shaming has greater justification in the context of loan defaults vis-à-vis income tax defaults.
Mar 28, 2018
Income Tax Department takes cognisance of Cognizant’s Rs 2,500 cr tax avoidance, but will not succeedTax avoidance is still a potent part of a tax payer’s armour. The only way to end tax avoidance is legislative interference.
Mar 27, 2018
Income Tax Department keeps close eye on buyback transactions: Why taxman can't be faulted for clampdownWhat has made buyback so attractive is the 2016 Budget amendment slapping a 10 percent tax on dividend in excess of Rs 10 lakh received by a shareholder, targeting mainly the company promoters.
Mar 23, 2018
RBI is being naive; auditors alone aren’t responsible for the banking messTime has come to stop handling auditors, both at the lenders’ end and at the borrowers’ end, with kid gloves.