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Net Direct Tax Collections Register 19.09 Percent Growth

Net direct tax collections during the period April-September 2010 stood at Rs.1,81,758 crore, up from Rs.1,52,625 crore in the same period last fiscal, registering a growth of 19.09 percent in H-1 against the Budgeted annual growth target of 13.67 pe...

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STT may not be scrapped under the DTC Regime

The securities transaction tax (STT) is here to stay even under the proposed new regime for direct taxes slated to come into force from April 1 next year. But the rate of STT now hinges on the firming up of a revised taxation regime for capital gains and the flow of funds to the capital market, a senior Finance Ministry official said....

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Biggest Ever Ponzi scheme -The one which was run by Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff's game got over some time in March 2009. His investment advisory business, Madoff admitted, was a gigantic Ponzi scheme. He had defrauded thousands of high net-worth investors of billions of dollars. This was the mother of all Ponzi schemes and Madoff has been sentenced to 150 years in prison, the maximum for felony. The dam...

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Amendments in STT that don’t measure up

The Securities Transaction Tax (STT) was introduced into the income-tax code by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2004, taking effect from April 1, 2005. It was expected to give a major boost to both the income-tax department in terms of revenue and the equity market. When STT was paid on share transactions, no liability for long-term capital gain...

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