The Cob(Web)s on GST
by Shailendra Kumar
| GST - GoM trying hard for tax-vax but Do 'Leopards' really change Spots!
Dated Nov 25 , 2021
| GST Rate Revision - Kicking Can Down the Road may save GoM from Hoopla!
Dated Nov 18 , 2021
|GST - Right Time for GoM to go rabbiting on ENA for 'inTAXicating' revenue!
Dated Nov 11 , 2021
| GST Compensation - Politics is all about going beyond perimeter of what is engraved in law!
Dated Sept 23 , 2021
| GST - Compensation Cess - Time to avoid 'putting lipstick on the pig'!
Dated Sept 16 , 2021
GST Council's 45th Meeting - A quiversful of stinging arrows await Union of India!
Dated Sept 09 , 2021
GST - Council playing possum over key issues but 'cwm' of pain swelling!
Dated Sept 02 , 2021
| GST & Tech mud bath - Caught like a deer in headlight but FM decides not to frighten horses midstream!
Dated Aug 26 , 2021
| GST - 4th Anniversary - Cat is white or black, does not matter if it catches rats!
Dated July 1 , 2021
| Whither GST Council! Muting mic & GIC crossing Rubicon fray tempers of State FMs!
Dated June 17 , 2021
| GST - 'Goliath' bows out but NOT before sparking a 'Khela Hobe' Syndrome!
Dated March 10 , 2021
| GST - Goliath 'retired' from Revenue Lexicon without retyring 'Due Date'!
Dated March 03 , 2021
| GST Tribunal - Sorely missed - But why did Budget say: See you later - ciao!
Dated February 25, 2021
| GST Amendments - A bid to 'decarbonise' toxic practices!
Dated February 18, 2021
|GST - Omission of Tax Audit - Will crock-of-bile tears turn FM soppier!
Dated February 11, 2021
|GST - e-invoicing battens down dinosaurian market & corporate goliaths!
Number : 741
Dated : Dec 10, 2020
Brittle GST escapes the Hammer! - Centre, States need to ring-fence it for higher tax collections!
Number : 736
Dated: Nov 05, 2020
| GST Compensation issue turns into 'fiscal cholesterol' - May hurt recovery metabolism of Economy!
Number : 731
Dated :Oct 01, 2020
| GST - Breezily e-invoicing amidst COVID-19 - Voicing concerns crawling lately!
Number : 729
Dated : September 17, 2020
| GST Compensation acquires hues of 'Fiscal Apartheid'!
Number : 728
Dated : September 10, 2020
| GST - Sparring over Compensation - Hybrid solution lies between selective tariff hike & borrowings!
Number : 726
Dated : August 27, 2020
GST - Compensation Cess turning into poisoned chalice for States!
Number : 723
Dated : August 06, 2020
Shrinkonomics - GST Council forfeits chance to race ahead of COVID-19!
Number : 703
Dated : March 19, 2020
| Macabre COVID-19 - Should GST Council brace up for Relief Package?
Number : 702
Dated : March 12, 2020
|New Return - RET-1 - Taxpayers would 'bless' if GST Council defers it!
Number : 700
Dated : February 27, 2020
|GST - Sec 50 Imbroglio - CBIC, GSTN & Taxpayers - All three to be blamed!
Number : 699
Dated : February 20, 2020
|North Block watches as GSTN plays havoc with PM's historic tax reform!
Number : 698
Dated : February 13, 2020
|GST Bureaucracy needs to develop the Art of Listening!
Number : 695
Dated : January 23, 2020
|GST - Preventing Frauds - Media is double-edged Sword, use it wisely!
Number : 693
Dated : January 09, 2020
|GST - Plunging Compensation Revenue - States unfairly assault Union of India!
Number : 691
Dated : December 26, 2019
|GST Council's 38th Meeting - Lottery eats away spirit of Cooperative Federalism!
Number : 689
Dated : December 19, 2019
|GST - Dip in Revenue Collections - Time to redefine Fiscal Federalism!
Number : 687
Dated :November 28, 2019
|GST - Tough time lies ahead for spirit of cooperative federalism!
Number : 686
Dated : November 21, 2019
|GST - Relief on cards for New UTs; GSTN fails to operationalise assessee-friendly Amendments
Number : 685
Dated : November 14, 2019
|GST - Revenue Augmentation - Some suggestions & A word of Caution!
Number : 681
Dated : October 17, 2019
|Indian GST - Flaw in Design - 'Hurricane Katrina' in the making!
Number : 680
Dated : October 10, 2019
|GST Council's Goa Meet - Torrid time lies ahead!
Number : 677
Dated : September 19, 2019
|FM needs revenue to help Economy - Sabka Vishwas Scheme can majorly help but ...!
Number : 675
Dated : September 05, 2019
|GST 'galloping' on Highway of Litigation!
Number : 671
Dated : August 08, 2019
|GST - Tale of Double Whammy! - Time to incentivise Compliance!
Number : 670
Dated : August 01, 2019
|Poor GST Collections - Bleeding Centre; Time to renegotiate 14% growth with States!
Number : 669
Dated : July 25, 2019
|GST - Fake Invoices - Mega Hole in Treasury; Time for Punitive Legislative Measures!
Number : 668
Dated : July 18, 2019
|Anti-Profiteering Authority - GST Council had not much choice!
Number : 665
Dated : June 27, 2019
|GST Council may go for many mega decisions
Number : 664
Dated : June 20, 2019
|GST 2.0 - Let's not make ad hoc changes till Roadmap is designed!
Number : 663
Dated : June 13, 2019
|GST 2.0 - Time to align certain provisions with Direct Tax Code-in-making
Number : 662
Dated : June 06, 2019
|GST - Right time to merge e-Invoice & e-Way Bill
Number : 660
Dated : May 23, 2019
|GST - Real Estate - FAQs are welcome but more needs to be done!
Number : 659
Dated : May 16, 2019
|GST - Real Estate - A few clarifications & amendments needed
Number : 658
Dated : May 09, 2019
|GST - Post-Sale Discount - Let's avoid stirring Hornet's Nest!
Number : 656
Dated : April 25, 2019
|GST - New Tax Regime - Is it really toxic for Real Estate!
Number : 651
Dated : March 21, 2019
|GST - New Returns - A 71-Page Magnum Opus is certainly not 'Sahaj'!
Number : 650
Dated : March 14, 2019
|GST - Real Estate looking for 'REAL' Solutions!
Number : 649
Dated : March 07, 2019
|GST - Real Estate heading for a PAINFUL tax regime!
Number : 648
Dated : February 26, 2019
|GST - Real Estate - Yet Another Composition Scheme - A Fratricidal move, Indeed!
Number : 646
Dated : February 14, 2019
|GST - Three Exemption Thresholds! - Constitutional validity? - Has Council goofed up?
Number : 643
Dated : January 24, 2019
|GST - A Common Composition Scheme for Goods & Services more desirable!
Number : 641
Dated : January 10, 2019
|GST - Higher Exemption Threshold - Better 'economics' for tax administration!
Number : 640
Dated : January 03, 2019
|GST Council finally delivers but some patchworks need a Relook!
Number : 639
Dated : December 27, 2018
|Prescription of 'Must-do' items for GST Council
Number : 638
Dated : December 20, 2018
|Bringing GST on Track - A lot more needs to be done!
Number : 637
Dated : December 13, 2018
|GST - Agenda for New RS - Decision-making apparatus warrants immediate overhauling!
Number : 635
Dated : November 29, 2018
|GSTR-3B vs GSTR-3 - North Block missing the Wood for the Tree!
Number : 629
Dated : October 18, 2018
|Audit under GST - Council needs to 'audit' few Provisions & Decisions
Number : 628
Dated : October 11, 2018
|GST - Anti-abuse measures - e-Way Bills to be matched with Sales Invoices
Number : 627
Dated : October 04, 2018
|GST - Due dates for multiple returns - Avoidable cobwebs!
Number : 626
Dated : September 27, 2018
|GST - More needs to be done to incentivise 'sluggish' compliance!
Number : 624
Dated : September 13, 2018
|GST Collections' woes continue but earn happy Smileys for Income Tax!
Number : 623
Dated : September 06, 2018
|GST - New 'Cess' - Flood-ravaged Kerala may create fault line in Cooperative Federalism!
Number : 622
Dated : August 30, 2018
|GST owes 'Atal' Foundation for Final 'Destination' to Vajpayeeji!
Number : 621
Dated : August 23, 2018
|GST - Credit conundrums - Overlooking them is no solution!
Number : 620
Dated : August 16, 2018
|GST - Proposed Amendments - Union Cabinet 'mends' to aid MSMEs
Number : 619
Dated : August 09, 2018
|GST Council - Poll-driven mood - Let's expect more sops at next meeting!
Number : 618
Dated : August 02, 2018
GST - Hurried Amendments & Unexpected rate-cut - Does it mean Early Polls?
Number : 617
Dated : July 26, 2018
|GST Law Amendments - Will Council make it more taxpayer-friendly?
Number : 616
Dated : July 19, 2018
|GST Law Amendments - Many Ray Committee recommendations ignored!
Number : 615
Dated : July 12, 2018
|One Year of GST - High Time for Council to unfold reforms for 2nd Year
Number : 614
Dated : July 05, 2018
|1st Anniversary of GST - A taxpayer's 'Mann Ki Baat' !
Number : 613
Dated : June 28, 2018
|GST - Once Bitten, Twice Shy!
Number : 610
Dated : June 07, 2018
|GST - Is it worth reviving the 'Exorcised Ghost' of Sugar Cess?
Number : 607
Dated : May 17, 2018
|Sugar CESS - GST Council should not cave in to EAT the 'forbidden fruit'!
Number : 606
Dated : May 10, 2018
|GST - Sugar CESS - A Pause before Decision may serve better!
Number : 605
Dated : May 05, 2018
|GST future reforms - A Litmus Test for Cooperative Federalism!
Number : 601
Dated : April 05, 2018
|Indian GST-efficiency falls short of half mark but nothing to worry about!
Number : 600
Dated : March 29, 2018
|GST - Data Analytics turning out to be most potent anti-evasion tool!
Number : 599
Dated : March 22, 2018
|IGST 'Little Boat' may not sail in Nilekani's proposed GSTR model
Number : 598
Dated : March 15, 2018
|GST - Consumption States need to work hard for more revenue
Number : 597
Dated : March 08, 2018
|GST - Set your House in order before using the 'Lathi' !
Number : 594
Dated : February 15, 2018
|GSTR data - An Analyst's delight!
Number : 592
Dated : February 01, 2018
|Designing new GSTR - But certainly not at cost of ITC!
Number : 591
Dated : 25 January 2018
|GST Council approves several Amendments in Laws - (+) & (-) both
Number : 590
Dated : 22 January 2018
|Rebooting of GST - A TIOL word of caution for the Council
Number : 589
Dated : 18 January 2018
|GST - Is mod se jaate hain syndrome continues ...
Number : 588
Dated : 11 January 2018