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41st GST Council Meet Highlights

The Goods and Services Tax Council met today in their 41st GST council meeting to discuss the GST compensation to States for shortfall in revenue collections...Continued

Is GST hike on smartphones a mistake?

In March 2020, the Centre announced a hike in the rate of smartphones from 12% to 18%. The hike was not received very well and was heavily criticised by experts. This article outlines the possible imp...Continued

GST relief measures for surviving post COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic and consequent lockdown is paving the way for the new normal. Unfortunately, this new normal is going to lead businesses in India and around the world through a rather painful...Continued

Reviving real estate post COVID-19

India’s real estate demand has been at an all time low since the overnight cash ban and implementation of the housing law that protected buyers against fraud in November 2016. The ongoing economic slu...Continued

Probable GST implications arising from disputes during COVID-19 crisis

With over 3.5 lakh Coronavirus cases in the country, India is definitely struggling at all economic fronts. This pandemic and subsequent lockdown has created challenges at domestic as well as internat...Continued

Imposition of GST in the publishing industry can curb piracy

While digitisation has paved the pathway for an environment friendly, economical and easily accessible network for sharing the written word, the declining publishing industry might not see digitisatio...Continued

Permanent work from home a possibility. Is your biz prepared?

Recently, a well-known FMCG company in India put up its headquarters for lease. The reason? It has asked the 300 employees serving at its headquarters to permanently work from home. While this is an u...Continued

Relief for Corporate Debtors during COVID-19 pandemic

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, while still in its initial years, has paved the way for faster and more efficient resolution of insolvency proceedings by replacing the existing bankruptcy la...Continued

New GST registration functionality for corporate debtors

In a significant move that will benefit taxpayers who fall under the category of Corporate Debtor as per provisions under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, a new registration functionality has been ...Continued

Parota, popcorn, oil - here's what you must know about contradictory AAR rulings

In the last few weeks, India has witnessed various scenarios where different commodities have attracted tax disputes owing to contradictory decisions taken by the Authority for advance ruling under th...Continued