Business  /  Published 24.02.19

Should robots be taxed? Bill Gates thinks so

When Bill Gates floated the idea of imposing a tax on robots a couple of years ago, Lawrence Summers, a former top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, called the Microsoft co-founder “profou...
By Eduardo Porter/The New York Times in New York

Business  /  Published 17.01.20

DeMo levy hurts small units

Small and medium enterprises are still yelping from the bite of the demon of demonetisation even after the passage of three years.In addition to allowing the deposit of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes at ban...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 19.02.19

Angel tax breather for start-ups

By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.02.19

Shopping for a passport

Mehul Choksi is not keeping well. Or so the absconding billionaire and uncle to the absconding diamantaire, Nirav Modi, told the Enforcement Directorate when he was asked to appear in a Mumbai court n...
By V. Kumara Swamy in

Business  /  Published 01.01.19

Completed flats could face 5% GST

Two proposalsAnuj Puri, chairman of Anarock Property Consultants, last week said the GST Council may be considering two proposals.“The first is to maintain a fixed 12 per cent GST rate, including fu...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 02.12.19

Revival wish amid slump

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday the cut in corporate tax rates will attract investments from multinationals and that she can already see the green shoots of recovery even as she wav...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 19.12.18

Niti pens recipe for 8% growth

The Niti Aayog on Wednesday released a strategy paper that seeks to push the growth rate to an average 8 per cent between 2018 and 2023, taking the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to $4 trill...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 31.10.18

Nagaland rallies against illegal taxation

The Public Action Committee (PAC) of Naga Council, Dimapur, held a rally at Khermahal junction here on Wednesday, demanding an immediate stop of all forms “illegal tax collection” by Naga politica...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur

India  /  Published 09.01.19

Promise of ‘sixers’ ahead of budget

It is fast turning into a silly season for jumlas as the Modi government buckles down for what law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has promised will be a flurry of sixers in the “slog overs” ahead of...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 05.02.20

Taxation gets complex in name of simplification

Taxation of dividend from domestic companies and mutual fundsAnother Budget announcement is the removal of the dividend distribution tax (DDT). As per the Income Tax Act’s existing provisions, domes...
By Smita Tripathi in


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