In October 2017, a panel set up by the RBI recommended the establishment of a public credit registry to collate all loan info for individuals and corporate borrowers/Photo: UNI

Public Credit Registry: For a Few Pennies More…

Above: In October 2017, a panel set up by the RBI recommended the establishment of a public credit registry to collate all loan info...
GSTN Data Breach?

GSTN Data Breach?

Above: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairing the 27th GST Council meeting, via video conference, in New Delhi/Photo: PIB The GST Council has proposed that...
Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

With the political grapevine abuzz with speculation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could recommend advancing of the general elections scheduled for May 2019 to...
Restaurant guests and shoppers are hapless consumers to whom the GST rate cut benefit has not been passed on. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

GST Anti-Profiteering Authority: A Double-Edged Sword?

Above: Restaurant guests and shoppers are hapless consumers to whom the GST rate cut benefit has not been passed on. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi While...
(Left) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (10th in first row from left) in a group photo during the 23rd GST Council meeting at Guwahati. Photo: PIB

GST: Course Correction

Above: (Left) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (10th in first row from left) in a group photo during the 23rd GST Council meeting at Guwahati....
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Offshore Deposits: The Flight from Swiss Banks

With the Automatic Exchange of Common Information kicking in from 2018, unaccounted wealth in banks in Switzerland is being withdrawn and parked in the...
GST is expected to bring down prices but the truth will be out only after a few months into the new tax-system. Photo: Shivani Sharma

GST: No Tax on Tax

Above: GST is expected to bring down prices but the truth will be out only after a few months into the new tax-system. Photo:...
Non-Performing Assets: Naming and Shaming

Non-Performing Assets: Naming and Shaming

Above Illustration: Anthony Lawrence The government has decided to use the 2016 Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code to tackle the bad debt of banks and declare...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi favours India shifting to a January to December fiscal year from the current April to March cycle. Photo: UNI

A Double Disruption?

While shifting the financial year cycle may require legislation for smooth transition, experts say the change shouldn’t be hasty and must not clash with...
India cannot afford to have a single rate for different classes of goods meant for the common man. Photo: UNI

GST: Taxing Times?

Though the “one market, one rate” tax regime is likely to be implemented from July 1, some concerns remain, making it advisable to delay...

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