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Black Money - Policy needed to dent into 'Tiny Machines' of tax evasion (See 'THE COB (WEB)' Column) Service Tax - so long as activity is service and even if it is not taxable, it has to be considered as an exempted service - it is not necessary that service should be taxable and an exemption notification exempting from levy of service should have been issued: CESTAT (See 'Breaking News') Service Tax Certificate Issued by Railways to be a valid document for taking credit (See 'DDT' Column) Income tax - Whether registration to a Trust u/s 12AA can be refused merely because it earned some income from housing projects but applied the same towards charitable objectives - NO: HC (See 'Breaking News') Appointment of Ministers with Criminal Record Supreme Court not to interfere Leaves it to Prime Minister (See 'DDT') CENVAT If any goods are transported through pipeline or by other means, if they are not solid, there is every chance of loss of quantity by way of evaporation CENVAT credit cannot, therefore, be denied on quantity involved in transit loss: CESTAT (See 'Breaking News') INTERPOL appoints Shah Rukh Khan as Turn Back Crime Ambassador PM sets up Committee to identify defunct laws within three months CENVAT Credit Rules amended relating to service tax certificate for Transportation of goods by Rail (See 'EX NT' in What's New) SC goes with Competition Commission on issue of Rs 630 Cr penalty imposed on DLF SC in favour of PM & CMs not providing place to tainted Ministers in Council of Ministers Cellular Mobile Service provider is not entitled to avail CENVAT credit on Tower Parts & Pre-fabricated buildings: High Court (See 'Breaking News') Customs - Valuation - Proof of imports of identical goods at higher value not given to appellant - Assessment Order set aside; however SCN survives: SC (See 'Breaking News') Service Tax - Board and CCs authorized to issue instructions - Is Principal CC covered?(See 'DDT' Column) ST - Support services provided to run business of clients by aiding them in marketing, in obtaining loans from FIs, training of their personnel do not fall within category of 'Consultancy Service' let alone 'Management Consultancy Service' - Appeal allowed: CESTAT (See 'Breaking News') Passing of Review orders by Committee of CCs - Extension of limitation period (See 'Guest' Column) Income tax - Whether provisions of Sec 41(1) come into play only when there is cessation of a liability - YES: ITAT (See 'Breaking News') 8.75% interest rate for PF Deposits for current fiscal recommended (See 'Mixed buzz') Service Tax - Legislative changes to be effective from 1st October (See 'DDT') CX - Refund - Payment deduced by client for failing to supply specified quantity of goods during specified period - whatever amount appellant had received less from buyer they are entitled to take refund of duty component involved in deducted amount: CESTAT (See 'Breaking News') North Block orders forensic audit of Kolkata-based UCO Bank books FM calls for expansion of capital base of ADB to sustain key role in development financing CBI traps Chennai ROC Registrar accepting Rs 10 lakh bribe Misuse of CENVAT Credit Rule 12AAA of CCR, 2004 amended to include provider of Taxable service (See Notification 25 in 'What's New) ST on Radio Taxi services, Ads in internet websites & on film screen in theatres to be effective from Oct 1, 2014 + STR, 1994 amended w.e.f 1.10.2014 new rules 11 & 12 inserted to provide for determination of Rate of exchange & Power to issue supplementary instructions (See Notification in 'What's New)
 
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TIOL PROFILE

Taxindiaonline.com ("TIOL"), established in May 2000, is a reputed and FIRST Govt of India (Press Information Bureau) recognised ONLINE MEDIA and resource company providing business-critical information, analyses, expert viewpoints, editorials and related news on developments in fiscal, foreign trade, and monetary policy domains.  Our business has enabled our growing audience and subscriber-base, comprising of multinational and domestic corporations; service providers such as lawyers, consultants, and accounting firms; Governmental ministries and departments; officials connected to revenue, taxation, and commerce; and a growing number of foreign users who are active or keen to do business with India, to have access to accurate, and understandable analyses of essential but otherwise complicated and difficult-to-obtain information. 

TIOL’s salient feature has been its ability to bridge ongoing communication gaps that exist between policymaking, policy interpretation, and policy application.  We interpret, simplify, and effectively disseminate in-depth analyses of not only policies and notifications from the various fiscal departments of the Government, but also of precedent-setting tax and trade case judgments from the various courts and tribunals in the country. Due to the widening net of taxation and compliance, ongoing modifications in trade policies, and onerous penalties for non-compliance, the durability of our core business proposition continues to be strengthened. Our business is positioned to grow in tandem with the urgent requirements of a rapidly enlarging audience not only in India, but abroad as well.

We are the acknowledged pioneers in our field, regarded as the legitimate online resource provider in our domain. Our credibility and leadership position has been steadily earned over almost one-and-half decade since we commenced operations, and has been achieved through our proven ability to deliver resource information on a timely basis, along with meaningful editorial content which includes commentaries by a number of high-ranked experts available on TIOL Panel. Our approach emphasizes good ethics, characterized by its neutrality and fairness; this key ingredient has contributed to our loyal viewer-ship, our growing base of customers, and our overall business reputation. Much of our audience and customers believe, on account of the wide compass and depth of our coverage and services, that we are a large corporate entity - our public perception is indeed larger than our actuality.

Underscoring the value of our business premise is the fact that we have amongst the active users of our services, the Ministry of Finance which sets the fiscal policies for the country, The Ministry of Commerce which sets the trade policies for the country, the Reserve Bank of India which tailors the Monetary Policy, and the Big accounting firms, including the 'Big Four' who subscribe to our information packages and use these as a critical resource tool in order to effectively provide their services.  Our services are used by key policy decision makers for inputs on policy-making; by corporate management for airing their grievances caused by flawed policies; and by journalists and other media companies as a research tool.

We pride ourselves as a dynamic, adaptive & learning organization. As individuals and as a company we operate within our values, on account of which we have enjoyed our ten-year journey, and have made an impact. Our values may be encapsulated as follows:

  • To build and maintain an environment of trust, everyone counts, everyone contributes;

  • To drive innovation to results through teamwork.

  • To form strategic relationships with partners who share our values, bring intellectual capital to support our vision and ideals;

  • Above all, always take the high road.

Editor-in-Chief: Vijay K. Kumar enjoys a substantial reputation in issues pertaining to indirect taxation. He has written several articles on Central Excise, Customs, Service Tax and allied matters for the Excise Law Times and for TIOL. He has also authored popular books in their field titled "Guide To Excise Valuation" and "Excise on Textiles". Prior to joining TIOL, his experience includes 22 years with the Central Board of Excise & Customs. He is a practicing tax lawyer and assists TIOL in handling client issues pertaining to legal tax consulting as well.  He holds a Master in Arts, and Degree in Law. He also authors a Daily column, popularly known as DDT (Daily Dose of Taxation). His DDT Column has found a place in the Limca Book of Records as the longest running Daily Column on Taxation.

Limca Book of Records
Limca Book of Records
Limca Book of Records
TIOL Awarded WCO Certificate of Merit

CEO & Managing Editor: Shailendra Kumar, founder and CEO of TIOL started his career with The Indian Express Newspaper in 1990 and then moved on to The Economic Times where he worked for more than five years before taking the entrepreneurial route to launch TIOL, an idea based on business needs which he realized as a financial journalist. His vision was to create a knowledge-driven company which eased the burden on corporations & acted as a media watchdog for Indian tax and trade policies. He spearheads the business in all of its facets, including regular interactions with various policy makers and administrators, and managing the editorial and news gathering team at TIOL. Mr. Kumar holds a Bachelor of Economics Honours degree from the University of Delhi, and has a Post Graduate Degree in Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. He was the recipient of the 2001 Outstanding Media Professional Award presented by the India International Professionals Forum. He is also the First Recipient of CERTIFICATE OF MERIT conferred by the World Customs Organisation headquartered at Brussels. He writes a much-awaited and widely-acclaimed weekly column for TIOL - The Cob(Web).

Consulting Editor: Sunil Achutan, a Chemistry Graduate with a Diploma in Business Management and a Law degree is a prolific writer and has contributed erudite articles for TIOL as well as ECR & ELT. As a faculty member at NACEN, Bhandup, Mumbai, he has delivered lectures on the intricacies of the Central Excise law for the past many years. He was also a prominent speaker at the workshops conducted by the Settlement Commission, Customs & Central Excise. With a deep understanding of the indirect tax law and more than two decades of experience in the department, Sunil brings with him immense analytical skills to add value to the editorial worth of TIOL.

Consulting Editor: R. Raghavendra Rao, a graduate in Engineering and worked for twenty years in the Central Excise Department before joining TIOL. He is a prolific writer and has contributed many thought provoking articles in ELT and TIOL. He is the co-author of the book "Guide to Excise Valuation" with Vijay.K.Kumar. Known for his incisive analysis and precise conclusions, he has in-depth understanding of Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax laws. He also heads our consulting wing at Hyderabad.

Consulting Editor: Naresh Minocha has about 25 years of experience in reporting, analysing and commenting on a wide range of economic, business and technological issues. He has worked with various print and electronic media organisations in different capacities. The organisations include Financial Express, Indian Express, Business India, Business Standard and Nimbus. He has vast experience in doing specialised writing for global readers and is currently associated with Chemical News & Intelligence, Asian Chemical News, Asiatele.com.

Technical Head: Shikher R. Singh has been with TIOL since its inception and manages the technology issues of the company, constantly interacting with external software and web designers to improve the interactivity of the taxindiaonline.com portal. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Delhi and IBM certification in web design and programming. He has also attended several IT-related courses related to internet technologies and e-commerce.

Marketing Head: Richa Nigam has been with TIOL since 2005, and is responsible for coordinating marketing and sales for the company. She has contributed significantly to revenue growth by achieving sales through the development and implementation of focused marketing efforts. Previously she was with India Bulls where her responsibilities included providing investment advice to clients for their investment portfolios. She holds a Masters in Commerce from Kanpur University and has an MBA from The Indian Institute of Planning and Management  (IIPM), Delhi.

 
 
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