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Untitled Document

The Cob(Web)s on GST
by Shailendra Kumar

GST - A New Look CBEC, sorry, CBIC on the cards
Number : 549
Dated : 13 Apr 2017

Hasty passage of GST Bills - Customs loses power to levy IGST on Import of Goods!!
Number : 548
Dated : 06 Apr 2017

GST Bills - A Bundle of Pain & Relief, both!
Number : 547
Dated : 30 Mar 2017

Rising Din Against Litigation - Do something before India boards GST Bus
Number: 546
Dated : 23 Mar 2017

CAG Audit guillotined? - Should Parliament necessarily go with GST Council?
Number: 545
Dated : 16 Mar 2017

GST Council needs to address growing feeling of being wronged!
Number: 543
Dated : 02 Mar 2017

IGST continues to be 'Apple of Discord'
Number: 542
Dated : 23 Feb 2017

Do we have Plan B if GST Network fails?
Number: 541
Dated : 16 Feb 2017

IGST - GST Council rocks the 'Little Boat'!
Number: 540
Dated : 09 Feb 2017

Division of GST Assessee-base - CBEC officers rightly in pain - FM needs to apply balm!
Number: 538
Dated : 26 Jan 2017

GST Rapprochement - Is everything lost for CBEC?
Number: 537
Dated : 19 Jan 2017

Kudos to Mr Jaitley for steadily steering GST Council towards 'Destination' & Tax!
Number: 535
Dated : 05 Jan 2017

Delay in GST Roll-out - Will GST Council answer its critics today?
Number: 533
Dated : 22 Dec 2016

Employer-Employee Services: GST Model Law really intends to tax Diwali & Christmas Gifts?
Number: 532
Dated : 15 Dec 2016

GST - Let's not water down the Territorial Waters issue
Number: 531
Dated : 08 Dec 2016

Is GST Council heading for Stalemate?
Number: 526
Dated : 03 Nov 2016

GST Tryst with Three Fault lines!
Number: 525
Dated : 27 Oct 2016

GST Rate Structure - Demerit Goods - Politics of Cess would not work!
Number: 524
Dated : 20 Oct 2016

Taxing Services - First Bone of Contention - How should GST Council arrive at compromise?
Number: 522
Dated : 06 Oct 2016

An extraordinary going by GST Council; More decisions to be made tomorrow
Number: 521
Dated : 29 Sep 2016

First Mega Decision of GST Council - Service Providers & Manufacturers exited from Composition Scheme
Number: 520
Dated : 23 Sep 2016

'Errors' in GST Notifications - Dr Adhia, do not let them snowball into huge embarrassment!
Number: 519
Dated : 18 Sep 2016

GST Roll-out - Dr Adhia, an unstoppable dynamo, sees nothing but ONLY April 1, 2017!
Number: 518
Dated : 15 Sep 2016

Is GST Council going to depend more on Consensus Democracy for efficiency!
Number: 517
Dated : 08 Sep 2016

Hasty Implementation of GST may end up 'eating up' Small & Tiny Businesses!
Number: 516
Dated : 01 Sep 2016

GST Council - A Baby likely to be born with major Legal & Constitutional handicaps
Number: 514
Dated : 18 Aug 2016

Dear FM, Let's not rush into, India can ill-afford semi-cooked GST Laws
Number: 513
Dated : 11 Aug 2016

Small Businesses do not exist for GST Model Law!!
Number: 508
Dated : 07 Jul 2016

GST Model Law - Is India itching for 'under-cooked' reform?
Number: 506
Dated : 23 Jun 2016

Digital Economy - Service Tax - A 'TRIP' worth caring for!
Number: 485
Dated : 28 Jan 2016

Can Betting & Gaming piggyback on GST Bill? - Let's bet on it!
Number: 482
Dated : 07 Jan 2016

Delayed GST is better than flawed one - Does FM really mean it?
Number: 480
Dated : 24 Dec 2015

Passage of GST Bill - FM calls it quits!!
Number: 479
Dated : 17 Dec 2015

Breakdown in GST Caravan - Guard against All Forces
Number: 478
Dated : 10 Dec 2015

Proposed Business Processes under GST call for serious 'polishing'!
Number: 470
Dated : 15 Oct 2015

Pressure builds on GST Balloon but CBEC continues to ...
Number: 463
Dated : 27 Aug 2015

Filibustering by Opposition may help 'refine' delayed GST System!
Number: 460
Dated : 06 Aug 2015

The 'Baking' of GST
Number: 458
Dated : 23 Jul 2015

Formation of two more Committees - Does it mean that Centre & States are not GST-ready?
Number: 453
Dated : 18 Jun 2015

Credit Flow in GST Regime - And the Discredit goes to ...
Number: 449
Dated : 21 May 2015

GST Bill half-passed but FM needs to guard against serious fault lines!
Number: 447
Dated : 07 May 2015

GST gets caught in another cycle of birth pangs
Number: 446
Dated : 30 Apr 2015

Has Union Cabinet really put GST Caravan on 'fire'!
Number: 427
Dated : 18 Dec 2014

Central GST roll-out: Has Doctrine of 'ekla cholo re' really prevailed over Jaitley?
Number: 404
Dated : 10 Jul 2014

'GST in India' - A Tale of Three 'Bowls' of Conflict
Number: 395
Dated : 08 May 2014

GST Caught in Womb of Big Questions!
Number: 340
Dated : 18 Apr 2013

GST - States for band rates and no DSA; GST Network 'nets' ownership controversy
Number: 329
Dated : 31 Jan 2013

Let's Talk About Growth-Tonic called GST
Number: 318
Dated : 15 Nov 2012

GST ke liye kuchch bhi karega!
Number: 232
Dated : 24 Mar 2011

Pranab Da Shows Unflinching Determination to GST Roll-Out!
Number: 229
Dated : 03 Mar 2011

Last chance for GST caravans to be back on feet!
Number: 226
Dated : 10 Feb 2011

GST: Pranab Da prefers to ride horses of optimism!
Number: 218
Dated : 16 Dec 2010

Political cul-de-sac for GST: Tax reforms - no longer jindabad!
Number: 217
Dated : 09 Dec 2010

GST Roll-out: States fail Indian Economy - Dasgupta proposes 'Interim Arrangement' - FM rejects it
Number: 207
Dated : 30 Sep 2010

GST - Constitutional Amendment Bill - EC again says NO - Will Mr Mukherjee take call to move Bill in Parliament this session?
Number: 201
Dated : 19 Aug 2010

GST - North Block shows never-die spirit, turns GST Council into recommendatory body to earn States' support
Number: 200
Dated : 12 Aug 2010

Dear FM, GST-boat is not fully rocked; A few quick steps may bring it back on rail!
Number: 199
Dated : 05 Aug 2010

GST roll-out: FM floats 'Fusion Theory' for dual rates; succeeds in roping in purchase tax
Number: 197
Dated : 22 Jul 2010

States to rediscover GST on July 21; Nandan Nilekani to take States through voyage of rediscovery!
Number: 196
Dated : 15 Jul 2010

Centre prepares for 'Flawed GST' with dual rates; All efforts to realise April 1, 2011 deadline
Number: 193
Dated : 24 Jun 2010

GST - Major Breakthrough - Centre & States almost-agree for Rs 10 lakh exemption threshold limit
Number: 189
Dated : 27 May 2010

GST - 'Pati, Patni & Woh' syndrome - Episode II
Number: 188
Dated : 20 May 2010

GST - When 'Pati, Patni & Woh' are in agreement, why is the delay?
Number: 187
Dated : 13 May 2010

Finance Commission Task Force Report on GST - The Enemy within!
Number: 166
Dated : 17 Dec 2009

GST roll-out: Dual rate for goods and services may lead to systemic duel!
Number: 162
Dated : 19 Nov 2009

GST roll-out: State fiscal jingoists succeed in proving April 1st as 'Fool's Day'!
Number: 161
Dated : 12 Nov 2009

GST White Paper all set to be unveiled but will it really demystify it?
Number: 158
Dated : 22 Oct 2009

Does GST mean 'Go Slow Tax' reform for States in India? - A case for Single GST
Number: 142
Dated : 02 Jul 2009

Congress manifesto promises GST by 2010! - Is it hinting at restoration of higher excise duty and service tax rate?
Number: 128
Dated : 26 Mar 2009