tax administration

Privatisation of tax administration

Goods and Services Tax - In the present scenario, tax is a burden imposed by law. Since our present state rest on the Principles of Rule of Law, the tax administration does not remain a mere revenue collection exercise, it take the shape of administration of a branch of law. Thus the ideal taxation is execution of a well defined law with defined burden, legal-pro...

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Assessee’s rights against delay

Goods and Services Tax - A tax assessee has to deal with the problem of delay almost every time it interacts with the tax authorities. This delay is sometimes due to the system of tax administration, which imposes unnecessary and unreasonable restrictions in the name of checking evasion of taxes. Sometime it is arbitrary whim of the tax administrator, employed to...

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Income Tax Refund and Right to Information Act (RTI)

Goods and Services Tax - If there is one area in the income-tax administration which has remained perennially incurable, it is the Refunds, we shows you an easy way to solve the problem. In a Press Release dated April 19, 2007, the Central Board of Direct Taxes stated: “It has been reported in some sections of the media that a large number of taxpayers are awai...

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Govt willing To Consider a Phased Approach for Introduction of GST-FM

Goods and Services Tax - FM Expects Inflation to come down to 6 per cent by March, 2011 Govt willing To Consider a Phased Approach for Introduction of GST: FM GST would Improve Tax Collections and Boost India's Economic Development: FM GST to Encourage Consumer Friendly P...

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Assessee can ask reason for delay in Income Tax Refund under RTI

Goods and Services Tax - In a landmark ruling, the Central Information Commissioner has passed an order which says information on refunds is covered under the Right To Information (RTI) Act. L Lakshmi Narayanan, an assessee, had filed an RTI petition with the (I-T ) department in Chennai, asking for information as to why was there a delay in the payment of his IT...

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On revision of tax treaty Switzerland will exchange details of bank accounts with India

Goods and Services Tax - Switzerland has said exchanging details of bank accounts with India would be possible once the tax treaty, aimed at tracking black money, between the two nations is revised. “India and Switzerland are in renegotiations to adapt the existing double taxation treaty. Once this revised double taxation treaty comes into force, it will be pos...

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Government merged the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) for direct and indirect taxes

Goods and Services Tax - The government has merged the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) for direct and indirect taxes, the two arms of Finance Ministry, where overseas firms and Non-Resident Indians can know their tax liabilities.To further enhance efficiency in tax administration, I intend to merge the two Authorities for Advance Rulings on Direct and Indirec...

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Authentication of documents/notices/letters issued by Income Tax Authorities

Goods and Services Tax - The demand on the tax administration has been growing on account of increase in the volume of work. The widening and deepening of the tax base has resulted in substantial increase in the number of taxpayers. To cope with the sheer volume of work and render timely service to the taxpayer, the Department has been […]...

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Registration database of Service Tax assesses – Information required for updating under ACES

Trade Facility No. 7/2009-10 - (01/10/2009) - The new centralized web based software application of CBEC under the name Automation of Centralized Excise and Service Tax (ACES) is likely to be introduced shortly. The details of the same can be accessed at http:// www.aces.gov.in. It is designed to provide you an electronic interface with the dep...

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Govt willing To Consider a Phased Approach for Introduction of GST-FM

FM Expects Inflation to come down to 6 per cent by March, 2011 Govt willing To Consider a Phased Approach for Introduction of GST: FM GST would Improve Tax Collections and Boost India's Economic Development: FM GST to Encourage Consumer Friendly P...

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Assessee can ask reason for delay in Income Tax Refund under RTI

In a landmark ruling, the Central Information Commissioner has passed an order which says information on refunds is covered under the Right To Information (RTI) Act. L Lakshmi Narayanan, an assessee, had filed an RTI petition with the (I-T ) department in Chennai, asking for information as to why was there a delay in the payment of his IT...

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

On revision of tax treaty Switzerland will exchange details of bank accounts with India

Switzerland has said exchanging details of bank accounts with India would be possible once the tax treaty, aimed at tracking black money, between the two nations is revised. “India and Switzerland are in renegotiations to adapt the existing double taxation treaty. Once this revised double taxation treaty comes into force, it will be pos...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Privatisation of tax administration

In the present scenario, tax is a burden imposed by law. Since our present state rest on the Principles of Rule of Law, the tax administration does not remain a mere revenue collection exercise, it take the shape of administration of a branch of law. Thus the ideal taxation is execution of a well defined law with defined burden, legal-pro...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Assessee’s rights against delay

A tax assessee has to deal with the problem of delay almost every time it interacts with the tax authorities. This delay is sometimes due to the system of tax administration, which imposes unnecessary and unreasonable restrictions in the name of checking evasion of taxes. Sometime it is arbitrary whim of the tax administrator, employed to...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Registration database of Service Tax assesses – Information required for updating under ACES

Trade Facility No. 7/2009-10 (01/10/2009)

The new centralized web based software application of CBEC under the name Automation of Centralized Excise and Service Tax (ACES) is likely to be introduced shortly. The details of the same can be accessed at http:// www.aces.gov.in. It is designed to provide you an electronic interface with the department and aims at reducing paper work,...

Read More

Government merged the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) for direct and indirect taxes

The government has merged the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) for direct and indirect taxes, the two arms of Finance Ministry, where overseas firms and Non-Resident Indians can know their tax liabilities.To further enhance efficiency in tax administration, I intend to merge the two Authorities for Advance Rulings on Direct and Indirec...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Authentication of documents/notices/letters issued by Income Tax Authorities

The demand on the tax administration has been growing on account of increase in the volume of work. The widening and deepening of the tax base has resulted in substantial increase in the number of taxpayers. To cope with the sheer volume of work and render timely service to the taxpayer, the Department has been […]...

Read More
Posted Under: Service Tax |

Income Tax Refund and Right to Information Act (RTI)

If there is one area in the income-tax administration which has remained perennially incurable, it is the Refunds, we shows you an easy way to solve the problem. In a Press Release dated April 19, 2007, the Central Board of Direct Taxes stated: “It has been reported in some sections of the media that a large number of taxpayers are awai...

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Posted Under: Service Tax |

Dispensing With TDS Certificate

starting from April 1, 2008, the deductors of TDS are not required to give TDS certificates to the recipients of income or payment in respect of which tax has been deducted. It is one thing to abolish the requirement to attach TDS certificates with the returns filed by the taxpayers but quite another to abolish the very requirement of fur...

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