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  • Small steps towards big industry goal

    Reforming the manufacturing sector was one of the highlights of the NDA election manifesto and in his maiden budget, only a month after assuming office, the honourable finance minister has announced a series of measures that could turn India into a key industrial hub. We take a look at key measures...

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 7:20am
  • Budget 2014: A mixed bag for consumers

    Heetesh Veera, Tax Partner, EY The Union Budget 2014 by the Modi government has been one of the most awaited budgets. There are huge expectations from it, though factors like a slowing economy and high inflation have been constraints at the government's end.

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 7:25am
  • Indirect Tax: FM has delivered!

    Heetesh Veera, Tax Partner, EY The new govt's much-awaited budget comes in the backdrop of a slowing economy and high inflation. Given the current economic scenario, the manufacturing sector required serious attention to spur growth and employment–a fact that the FM also reiterated in his budget...

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 6:50am
  • Budget 2013: An exercise that's steeped in realism

    The need to keep the industrial sector on a higher trajectory and to invest in infrastructure to push up economic rejuvenation appears to have been addressed albeit partially.

    Friday, 1 March 2013 - 9:30am
  • Budget expectations: Negative list needs a close, hard look

    'Preferential location' buyers should be offered tax benefits on a par with floor rise charges.

    Friday, 22 February 2013 - 8:00am
  • Service tax under scalpel, fisc to the fore

    Budget 2012 is a mixed bag with across-the-board increase in peak central excise.

    Monday, 19 March 2012 - 8:45am
  • GST to Cenvat, FM has his hands full

    After the 2011 Budget, one of the key expectations was introduction of goods and service tax (GST) with effect from April 1, 2012.

    Monday, 12 March 2012 - 8:00am
  • Bill tabled, India moves closer to GST regime

    The government on Tuesday moved closer to introducing the much-awaited goods and services tax (GST) with finance minister Pranab Mukherjee tabling the Constitution Amendment Bill in Parliament.

    Thursday, 24 March 2011 - 2:39am
  • A bold attempt to rationalise tax provisions

    The budget 2011 aims at addressing the rising inflation on food commodities by promoting the agricultural sector and incentivises sectors such as capital goods, infrastructure and education.

    Tuesday, 1 March 2011 - 1:34am
  • Consumers to benefit from simple tax credit regime

    With Goods & Services Tax (GST) likely to accompany the implementation of Direct Taxes Code (DTC) from April 1, 2012, there is an ongoing debate on whether the finance minister would make any major indirect tax announcements in the Budget 2011

    Tuesday, 22 February 2011 - 11:22pm