Tag Archives: service tax

The Swachh Bharat Cess: What It Means to You

There’s been a lot of hype about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for some time now. Introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan aims to improve the sanitation across rural and urban areas.

The Adventures of the Taxpaying Common Man

Most people probably have a love-hate relationship in their minds with Kim Kardashian. On one hand, she’s always on the media radar, on the other hand, she’s always on the media radar. You probably also have a love-hate relationship with your taxes, on one hand, you never know if the bill at the restaurant fits… Read More »

8 Taxes All Indians Pay

A long weekend out could burn a hole in your pocket and you don’t know why you’ve overshot your budget. A lot of us forget to figure in the added taxes as they are left out of the menu or tags. There are many small taxes we pay every day, apart from the annual income… Read More »

5 Latest Tax Reforms of 2015

When it comes to losing weight, baby steps towards your goal are what finally amount to a big change for you. The banking, taxation and in the financial segment of India has seen a lot of baby steps implemented in the past couple of years and these indicate a path towards big change. A few… Read More »

GST: Will bludgeoning bats continue to torment?

Of late, consumers and enterprises in India have been feeling a lot like Aussie bowler Mitchell Johnson in the recent AUS-NZ World Cup face off. If Johnson was left battered after having ducked blow after bludgeoning blow from Kiwi batsman McCullum’s willow, Indian taxpayers find themselves doing some ducking of their own. For, they end… Read More »

7 things the Budget missed out on

It is said that “there are two sides to every story”, and it surely applies to this year’s Union Budget. When Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley delivered his first full fledged Budget, analysts and experts are out debating its overall sentiments. While some feel that it is reform oriented, with a roadmap for the future,… Read More »

Will the Indian traveller miss the bus in Budget 2015?

If you thought only tax payers, businessmen and various chambers of commerce had a budget wish list, you are missing the wood for the trees. Travelers are a key segment of the tax paying population who are waiting for the upcoming Union Budget with bated breath. Since the Indian travel market alone is estimated to… Read More »