Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicTaxpayers

Topic: taxpayers

AAP made education a political issue. Competition will force others to take it seriously

Investing taxpayer money into government schools is the most effective transfer of wealth from rich to poor.

India’s answer to tax-evasion lies in blockchain

Modi govt must consider putting GST collection on blockchain, which is a technocratic solution and need not be managed by the State.

Modi govt tightening screw on IT dept a small win for taxpayer

In Budget 2021, the proposed changes to the Income Tax Act 1961 for tax collection are a welcome move.

Purchase of jewellery over Rs 1 lakh, Rs 20,000 hotel bills to come under I-T scanner

The move comes as the Modi government aims to widen the tax base by using data of high value transactions to look for tax evaders.

‘Too much government, too little governance’ — new book decodes India’s private republics

Shankkar Aiyar's The Gated Republic, by Harper Collins, will be released on 20 June on SoftCover, ThePrint’s new e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.

Agri to infra, Budget 2020 takes a calculated path to revive demand, boost economic growth

The underlying assumption in the Budget’s economic strategy is that the Indian economy appears to have bottomed out and is expected to pick up in 2020-21.

Lower income tax rates but no deductions — Modi govt creates optional second tax system

Taxpayers will have to forego Rs 1.5 lakh savings deduction and Rs 2 lakh interest deduction on home loans, among others, to avail new income tax rates.

Deadline for filing income tax returns extended to 31 August

The government on Tuesday extended by a month the due date for filing IT returns for the financial year 2018-19.

45% increase in e-filing by taxpayers who earn less than Rs 10 lakh a year

The sharp increase in tax filers in the lower income slabs can be mainly attributed to government’s decision to start penalising late filers.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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