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POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
BJP, Taxation, Upper caste, Narendra Modi

Entitled India: Why our policy passion for freebies enfeebles our country

Those celebrating reservations based on economic backwardness are ignoring the costs the Indian economy would have to pay over the next 25 years.

MONEY

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Narendra Modi, Taxation, Crude Oil, Arun Jaitley

Skyrocketing petrol and diesel prices: What about the taxes you levied on us, Mr Jaitley?

The fiscal acumen of Modi government was essentially based on the proceeds of heavy taxation on cheap crude. Now we are back to square one.

MONEY

 |  5-minute read
Taxation, Cess, GST, Income Tax

How Arun Jaitley has punished taxpayers through his five Budgets

Middle class taxpayers got a rough deal from Modi government, which pampered tax thieves through repeated amnesties.

MONEY

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Taxation, Finance Ministry, Arun Jaitley, GST

GST Council slashing tax rates for 178 items is a belated measure to fix ailing economy

Only 50 items including luxury goods like tobacco would attract 28 per cent GST, rest will be taxed at 18 per cent.

MONEY

 |  6-minute read
Anti-profiteering, GST, Taxation

Anti-profiteering clause under GST must not fill Indian businessmen with dread

The only fear is that the GST engine should not get derailed by its own bogies of businesses.

MONEY

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Mobile phones, Cars, Taxation, GST Bill

Cars, air tickets and mobiles: Decoding impact of GST

Rajeev Dubey of Business Today breaks it down.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Taxation, Menstruation, GST

Tax on sanitary pads, not on sindoor-bangles: Modi government doesn't get women

Misplaced priorities? Definitely.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
Taxation, Inflation, GST Bill

GST can only help common man if government can implement it

It was first proposed as a tax reform proposal in 2004.

MONEY

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Inflation, Taxation, GST Bill

If you're a millennial, GST will make all this more expensive for you

Mobile rates, insurance premiums, banking charges, internet, WiFi and DTH services are likely to get costlier.

MONEY

 |  Good News Diary  |  3-minute read
Taxation, GST Bill

What needs to be done to get GST right

The model law is an intimidating piece of legislation.