Tax

  • Supreme Court declares Centre's move to set up National Tax Tribunal as unconstitutional 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday declared as unconstitutional the National Tax Tribunal Act under which a tribunal was set up to decide tax-related cases by taking away jurisdiction of high courts in such matters. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said that the Act passed...
  • Madras HC exempts Jayalalithaa from personal appearance in IT case 6 days ago

    Chennai: Madras High Court on Wednesday exempted from personal appearance Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala before the trial court for questioning and for framing charges in the Income Tax returns case. On September 18, the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate MR Dakshinamurthy had directed them to...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to launch single window portal for taxpayers September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: An updated version of the income tax department website that will be a single window for all online services offered by the department will be launched on Monday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The website will be more userfriendly and robust, so that it can handle many hits at...
  • HC asks Gujarat not to collect duty on telecom customers forms September 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government not to collect stamp duty from various telecom service providers including Tata TeleServices, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications on customers' application forms. Justice CL Soni of the Gujarat High Court directed the Gujarat government not to collect stamp duty on customers'...
  • G20 commits to automatic exchange of tax information by 2017 September 21, 2014

    Cairns: Committing to a global response to deal with cross border tax avoidance and evasion, the G20 on Sunday decided to put in place a mechanism for automatic exchange of tax information by 2017. "We endorse the finalised global Common Reporting Standard for automatic exchange of tax information on a reciprocal...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa told to appear in court on October 1 in tax case September 18, 2014

    Chennai: A court on Thursday asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to appear before it "without fail" on October 1 in income tax returns case. When the matter came up for hearing before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy, the defence counsel filed petitions seeking adjournment of...
  • Tax case: Chennai court summons CM Jayalalithaa on October 1 September 18, 2014

    Chennai: The Egmore Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate on Thursday directed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her partner Sasikala to appear in the Income Tax (IT) case on October 1. The case is related to the nonfiling of income tax returns by Jayalalithaa and Sasikala in their individual capacity for 199394. Complaints were...
  • Kerala: Achuthanandan opposes more taxes to make up for losses after liquor ban September 18, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has come down heavily at the state Cabinet's decision to impose additional taxes. In a press statement he said that that a session of the Legislative Assembly has to be called immediately to discuss the proposal where the government through an order is aiming...
  • PM Modi gives approval for introducing Goods and Services Tax reform September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the approval for going ahead with the biggest tax reform initiative the Goods and Services Tax. The government will now try to introduce the Constitutional Bill for GST in the Winter Session of Parliament. The government has decided to make a...
  • Punjab to seek review of tax incentives to neighbouring states September 12, 2014

    Talwandi Sabo (Punjab): The Punjab government will impress upon the Centre to review fiscal sops granted to neighbouring states, including Himachal Pradesh, saying tax holidays to these states had proved "detrimental" to growth of industry in Punjab. Stating this here on Friday, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Punjab would also...
  • Bombay HC gives time to IT Department to engage senior counsel in PIL September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks' time to the Income Tax Department to engage a senior advocate for representing it in a public interest litigation regarding Godzari irrigation project in Kolhapur. The division bench headed by Justice PV Hardas was hearing a...
  • CBDT rationalises norms of scrutiny of tax returns September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Income Tax Department has rationalised the norms for manual selection for scrutiny of tax returns to bring it in line with global best practices. As per the norms released by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), all cases where income exceeds Rs 10 lakh over the previous...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav exempts Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' from entertainment tax September 1, 2014

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has announced exemption of entertainment tax on Priyanka Chopra's biopic Mary Kom. "As the movie is based on life of boxer Mary Kom, it will be an inspiration for women of the state. The CM has decided to exempt it from entertainment tax", an official spokesman...
  • Political parties should deposit funds in banks: EC August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday virtually made it mandatory for political parties to deposit their funds in banks and not to exceed ceiling limits in financial assistance for candidates to ensure transparency and accountability. The Election Commission order in this regard under Article 324 of the Constitution (superintendence, direction...
  • Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Mary Kom' declared tax free in Maharashtra August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award winning actress Priyanka Chopra's muchawaited movie 'Mary Kom', the story of a determined girl who makes it big in the world of boxing, has been declared tax free in Maharashtra a week before its scheduled release date. "Yay! #MaryKom declared tax free in Maharashtra a week before release!...
  • Indian economy warms in afterglow of Narendra Modi's triumph August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The afterglow of Narendra Modi's election victory nearly four months ago is expected to have helped India's lumbering economy register its fastest growth in more than two years for the quarter ending in June. India's new prime minister has promised to make it easier to do business through speedier...
  • UK Deputy PM meets Arun Jaitley, discusses retro tax issue August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and discussed various matters of mutual interest, including the retrospective tax amendment issue. Jaitley, according to sources, explained the government's position on the retrospective tax amendments with reference to the tax cases of Vodafone and Cairn...
  • CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan declares 'Mardaani' tax free in MP; lauds Rani Mukerji for her powerful performance August 25, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to give taxfree status to actress Rani Mukherjee's latest film 'Mardaani'. "We will give 'tax free' status to 'Mardaani' in Madhya Pradesh considering the bold social message conveyed by it," Chouhan posted on Twitter last night. "Trafficking of young girls and women...
  • I am being subjected to media trial, says Virbhadra Singh August 23, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday alleged that he and his family members are being subjected to a "malicious media trial" through "false" and "baseless" stories about their income tax matters. "It appears that some vested interests and political opponents are running biased personal investigations into the...
  • Delhi HC asks CBI to file report on graft allegations against Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked CBI to file a report giving details of probe and its status in a preliminary enquiry alleging Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, during his earlier tenure as CM and Union Minister, indulged in graft, money laundering and forgery. "The CBI is...
  • SIT report on black money pushes for overhaul of tax treaties with different countries: sources August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team report on black money is likely to be submitted to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Top sources have told CNNIBN that the report has pushed for a major overhaul of tax treaties with different countries. According to sources, the report says that countries like Mauritius...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to PM Modi on proposed amendment to GST law, says it will weaken states' finances August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the proposed amendment to the Goods and Services Tax legislation saying that the amendment was unfair to the states and would weaken state finances further. The Chief Minister has demanded the exclusion of...
  • Jaitley announces some concessions, tax on mutual fund from July 10 July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Friday announced some concessions for mutual fund industry and income tax payers, while committing to low tax regime to promote industrial activity to generate jobs and create more resources to undertake social welfare activities. Announcing the concessions in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said...
  • Chennai court to hear tax case against CM Jaya on August 7 July 24, 2014

    Chennai: A court on adjourned the income tax return cases against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to August 7. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy allowed the petitions of Jayalalithaa and Sasikala seeking adjournment citing pendency of their plea for compounding the alleged offences against them...
  • 'Sex tax' levied on brothels and swinger clubs also applies to tantric massages that provide sexual pleasure: German court July 22, 2014

    Berlin: Tantric massages provide sexual pleasure and are subject to the same tax levied on brothels and swinger clubs in a German city, a state court said Monday. The decision by an administrative court in BadenWuerttemberg state followed a complaint by the owner of a massage parlour who had been billed...
  • Revenue collection expected to exceed target this fiscal: Arun Jaitley July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After missing target in the last financial year, the government on Monday exuded confidence that tax collection during the current fiscal would exceed budget estimate of Rs 13.64 lakh crore. "Revenue collection targets fixed for 201415 will not only be achieved but also surpassed," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said....
  • NCW holds CBDT guilty in IT officer sexual harassment case July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After an Income Tax officer from West bengal alleged that she was sexually harassed by her superior and her complaints to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) were ignored, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has held the CBDT guilty. The NCW said that the lady officer was...
  • India in talks with a number of countries for new tax treaties July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday said negotiations are going on for signing new Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAAs) with Hong Kong, Iran, Nigeria and three other nations. The three other countries are Azerbaijan, Chile and Venezuela, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed Rajya Sabha in in a written reply. Besides, negotiations are also...
  • Tax official sacked for corruption in Punjab July 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday ordered the sacking of a taxation officer and the compulsory retirement of four others, including a woman, on corruption charges. The dismissed Excise and Taxation Officer (ETO) Baljinder Singh was recruited in 2012 and was still under probation. His services...
  • More tax concessions when economy improves: Finance Minister July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday promised more concessions in income tax when the economy improves. "We do not want a high taxation regime. It was because of the high taxation regime of the previous government that inflation rose." "I think there was never a Union Budget since 1947, which...