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Govt clarifies on LTC entitlement for Govt employeesCCEA gives nod for handing over Jaipur & Mysore units of ITDC to State Govts & disinvestment in Donyi Polo Ashok HotelFM says Govt mulling over additional booster dose for economyFar-reaching Amendments made in Chapter-4 of Hand Book of Procedures 2015-2020I-T - No tax liability arises if there is diversion of income at source itself, by overriding title: HCCabinet approves Revamp of Khelo India Programme (See 'TOG News' in 'Taxongo.com')Cabinet approves Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 (See 'TOG News' in 'Taxongo.com')Cabinet okays modernisation of Govt Presses by redeveloping 468 acres of their landCabinet approves extension of time period of Special Industry Initiative for J&KCabinet takes note of achievements of National Health MissionUnion Cabinet decides to merge 17 Govt printing presses to 5 units + nod for revamp of 'Khelo India' for promotion of sportsI-T - When amended provisions of Sec 245HA(3) mandate access to Revenue to all materials furnished by assessee before SETCOM, even HC cannot prevent Revenue from doing so: Gujarat HCM S Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan by BCCIGST Council prepones next meeting to Oct 6 from Oct 24Sale of Old & Scrap buses - whether leviable to 28% GST or 18% GST as Ferrous scrap - Petitions premature, dismissed: HCI-T - When basic objective of Mutual Benefit Company is to take deposit & lend loans to its members, mere fact that some members were also holding positions in Company & loans were given to sister company, it does not call for invoking doctrine of ‘piercing of veil’: HCDGFT - RITES is GOI Enterprise and not a hapless individual, who can be taken advantage of; cannot canvas that it had made payments under duress: HCFirst 'Pension Adalat' to be inaugurated todayIGST on Ocean FreightI-T - Interest income earned by co-operative society from keeping surplus funds in banks, will not qualify for deduction u/s 80P: ITATST – VCES, 2013 application could not have been rejected without following the principles of natural justice: High CourtRail Safety Commissioner puts blame on ‘Staff’ for Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express accidentGST - Exporters' organisations meet Revenue Secretary; urge for quick refundCBI nabs private person for accepting bribe of Rs 20 lakh on behalf of Mundra Customs Dy CommissionerKolkata DRI busts gold syndicate operating through Bangladesh border; seizes gold worth Rs 1.21 CroreCBDT proposes to amend Rules and prescribe new Form for advance reporting of advance tax estimates
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The Cob(Web)s on GST
by Shailendra Kumar

GST Mess - Why blame GSTN alone! It's time to review Business Processes!
Number : 571
Dated : 14 September 2017

GST Let Down by GSTN
Number : 570
Dated : 07 September 2017

GST Network & Data Protection - Shadow of SC Judgement
Number : 569
Dated : 31 August 2017

GST - A Sad Tale of GSTN & Ease of Doing Business gone!
Number : 568
Dated : 24 August 2017

Paying GST without ITC? - It's unfair!
Number : 567
Dated : 17 August 2017

RCM Brahmastra under GST - Income Tax Department to be key Beneficiary
Number : 566
Dated : 10 August 2017

GST-related Clarifications - Press Releases & Tweets a risky Culture!
Number : 563
Dated : 20 July 2017

Two key challenges for CBDT - Mounting tax arrears & GST humongous data
Number : 562
Dated : 13 July 2017

GST Roll-out with hiccups; White Paper on Future DESIGN warranted
Number : 561
Dated : 06 July 2017

GST July 1 - A Historic Gain & a Loss!
Number : 560
Dated : 29 June 2017

GST - July 1 - Another 'Disruptive' Decision?
Number : 559
Dated : 22 June 2017

GST - July 1 - Welcome to the World of Complete Chaos!
Number : 558
Dated : 15 June 2017

July vs September - GST Council needs to avail Constitutional space for better preparedness?
Number : 557
Dated : 08 June 2017

GST - A decision to delay much warranted!
Number : 556
Dated : 01 June 2017

GST Rate Fixation - A Death Knell for Corporate Lobbying?
Number : 555
Dated : 25 May 2017

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

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