GST regime

Five-year itch: GST regime needs reforms to regain credibility

GST regime: The initiative towards “One Nation, One Tax, One Market” was expected to shore up revenue collection in the country and to strengthen Centre-state relationship. Read more »
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Explained: High inflation, import surge behind high GST mopup

While the jump in GST collections augurs well for the economy starved of good news, most of the increase can be attributed to runaway inflation and the increase in imports. Read more »
GST collections soar

Analytics, AI tools help govt boost GST collections

The government is employing data analytics and artificial intelligence to plug GST leakages. Taxpayers also can use technology to improve business processes. Read more »
Impact of demonetisation on Indian economy.

Worth the trouble? Indian economy will gain from long-term effects of demonetisation

Despite the mayhem it caused, demonetisation benefited the Indian economy by triggering the growth of fintechs, techfins and gig platforms. Read more »
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Indian economy: GST collections bring cheer, but concerns over recovery linger

The growth in GST collections points to a recovery, but questions remain over the trajectory of Indian economy in the coming fiscal. Read more »
alcohol revenues of indian states

Alcohol revenues of Indian states raise ethical questions

State governments should distance themselves from alcohol revenues and find other avenues to fund their activities. Read more »
Four years of GST

GST@4: Centre must simplify regime, win back states’ trust

While the first 37 meetings of the GST Council did not require voting, there have been instances of majority driven decision-making recently which could jeopardise the functioning of the GST regime. Read more »
Covid-19 and public health system

Covid-19 lessons: India needs cooperative federalism of the flexible kind

Extreme centralisation or total decentralisation may not help contain the Covid-19 pandemic, but flexible Centre-state relations may. Read more »
GST, Customs relaxations

Covid-19 crisis: Ease GST norms for healthcare imports

The Narendra Modi government must take steps such as GST deferrals, relaxation of interest payments, duty exemptions, and faster tax refunds to help businesses tide over the Covid-19 crisis. Read more »
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Govt must unleash more GST concessions amid Covid-19 crisis

In the light of the gloomy economic growth forecasts, the government must announce big ticket GST sops to mitigate the crisis triggered by Covid-19. Read more »