Sunday, 2 October, 2022
Topic‪Goods and Services Tax‬

Topic: ‪Goods and Services Tax‬

GST has muddied the entire lake of India’s federalism. SC ruling only put a stamp on it

Fixing India’s ailing GST does not merely entail technical measures to boost tax buoyancy but also re-establishing trust between the Union and states.

What lies next for Kanpur perfumer Peeyush Jain, and why he may never see the Rs 197 cr seized

GST officials say Peeyush Jain’s case will take at least six months to investigate since he is likely to be charged with multiple offences involving multiple agencies.

Man with ready cash, secret compound, ‘odour memory’: Peeyush Jain, who stashed away Rs 177 cr

Tax raid by GST intelligence found piles of cash in seven cupboards in bedroom and basement at Jain’s Kanpur residence. Charged with evading GST, Jain is in judicial custody.

India’s GST collection hits 5-month high in September at Rs 1.17 lakh crore

The tax collections has remained above Rs 1 lakh crore for the third consecutive month. The last highest revenue was recorded in April when collections reached Rs 1.41 lakh crore.

Roti vs Malabar parotta, papad vs fryum – bizarre GST slabs for similar goods spark 4,600 cases

Since GST rollout in July 2017, many items are being taxed at varying rates despite their strong likeness. Experts say this is likely to continue unless slabs are reduced.

Centre releases Rs 75,000 crore to states, UTs to compensate shortfall in GST revenue

The GST council on 28 May had decided that the central government would borrow Rs 1.59 lakh crore and release it to the states, UTs under the back-to-back loan facility.

Over 54,400 GST payers to get appreciation certificates from finance ministry

The beneficiaries were identified by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs 'for making a substantial contribution' in payment of GST in cash and timely filing of returns.

Why everyone won’t be happy with GST relief on Covid related items

Exemption given from IGST extended to even paid imports of Covid relief material, is likely to benefit NGOs recognised by states. But many others will be left out.

GST Council likely to discuss tax cuts on Covid goods, revenue shortfall to states on Friday

Ahead of the council's first meeting, finance ministers of 8 non-BJP-ruled states have devised a joint strategy to press for a zero tax rate on Covid essentials, sources said.

Simplify GST, trader body tells PM, says penalty system has brought ‘tax terrorism’ to country

Confederation of All India Traders writes to PM Modi, says GST Council has made GST a complicated tax system, and it violates PM's principle of 'Minimum Government, Maximum Governance'.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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