SERVICES TAX

  • Restaurants bandh: More than 20,000 eateries shut across Mumbai April 29, 2013

    Hotels and restaurants across the country are on a oneday token strike to protest against what they call excessive taxation announced in the Union Budget. ...
  • If I were FM: Introduce GST at the earliest, say people in Mumbai February 25, 2013

    In the countdown to the Union Budget 2013, CNN-IBN met people across the country to get their views on what they want from the Finance Minister. ...
  • If I were FM: People in Ahmedabad want service tax reduced to 10 pc February 23, 2013

    In our countdown to Union Budget 2013, we met people across the country to get their views on what they want from FM. ...
  • Rajinikanth lends support to Tollywood's strike against service tax January 8, 2013

    Tamil film industry shut down on Monday after film industry members went on a daylong hunger strike in Chennai to protest against the service tax levied by the Centre and demanded the Centre scrap it completely. Meanwhile, film and television shooting was suspended for the day and theatres also remained...
  • 'Reduce service tax to curb black money' July 11, 2012

    Subhash Lakhotia, a tax consultant, says if government wants to curb black money it should bring down the burden of service tax. ...
  • How much more tax, ask upset Bollywood actors July 5, 2012

    The government's decision to levy 12 per cent service tax on film and TV actors has left many fuming in the industry. ...
  • Will discuss service tax hike in Parliament: Mamata March 17, 2012

    First class and AC rail fares will rise due to the increase in service tax. Will Mamata Banerjee derail the proposal? ...
  • BJP not opposed to GST: Sushil Kumar Modi July 18, 2011

    Bihar Finance Minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi will now head the Empowered Committee of state Finance Minister to push ahead India's biggest tax reforms. With his election, the UPA government is hoping to build consensus among the BJP ruled states on the implementation of Goods and services tax....
  • Government rolls back 5 pc healthcare tax March 22, 2011

    The proposal which was made during the Budget invoked opposition from the medical fraternity. ...
  • Expert Speak: The latest stimulus for India February 25, 2009

    New Delhi: The Central Government has come out with the latest stimulus package to revive the economy. In the latest move on Tuesday, excise duties and service tax have been cut by two per cent each. Standin Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday announced further cuts in indirect taxes while...