EPFO makes online claims must for PF withdrawals above Rs 10 lakh

EPFO makes online claims must for PF withdrawals above Rs 10 lakh Retirement fund body EPFO has made it mandatory to file online claims for provident fund withdrawals above Rs 10 lakh, taking another step towards becoming a paperless organisation. The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has also made it mandatory to file online claims […]

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Single GST rate can’t work at the moment; compliance to be made simpler: FM

Single GST rate can’t work at the moment; compliance to be made simpler: FM He said that being the reason, the government started with multiple rates and was now moving towards rationalisation Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that India being a “significantly tax non-compliant” country, with wide socio-economic diversities, it cannot have […]

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GST collection dips marginally in January to Rs 86,318 crore

GST collection dips marginally in January to Rs 86,318 crore The collection of Goods and Services Tax (GST) slipped marginally to Rs 86,318 crore in January, from Rs 86,703 crore in December. “The total revenue received under GST for the month of January 2018 (received in January/February up to February 25, 2018) has been Rs […]

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I-T e-assessment: CBDT notifies new central scheme

I-T e-assessment: CBDT notifies new central scheme The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified a new centralised communication scheme for serving e-notices to income tax-payers as part of the government’s ambitious plan to usher in a countrywide paperless system of interface between the taxman and the assessee. The scheme stipulates that an internet-based […]

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GST revenues: Growing uncertainty

GST revenues: Growing uncertainty Sluggish GST revenues would mean higher government borrowing and consequently a worsening fiscal deficit position A delayed implementation of the e-way bill will allow more preparation time to businesses already fed up with the government’s ad hoc decisions on the subject. On the other hand, it leaves one wondering how long […]

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Govt to ease FPI rules in bid to attract foreign investment

Govt to ease FPI rules in bid to attract foreign investment The government will reduce time required for FPIs to register in India, introduce a single-window clearance for them and allow foreign banks to trade on behalf of their clients without registeringThe government plans to cut red tape and ease rules for foreign portfolio investors […]

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UPI-based system mulled for retail investors in IPOs

UPI-based system mulled for retail investors in IPOs The securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is considering introducing a UPI-based payment system for retail investors in initial public offerings (IPOs), a move that will help do away with cheque payments and reduce the time taken between the closing of an IPO and listing of […]

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Individual angels may get tax relief too

Individual angels may get tax relief too The government is considering exempting investments made by individuals in certain startups from the so-called angel tax to provide a level playing field with other angel investors and to nudge high net worth individuals to back innovation.The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion is working with the finance […]

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CIC raps GSTN for lack of order, seeks clarity on info disclosure

CIC raps GSTN for lack of order, seeks clarity on info disclosure Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), the IT backbone of the new tax regime, has attracted the ire of Central Information Commission (CIC), which has directed the company to set its house in order and update information in public domain. CIC has taken […]

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