Harishanker Subramaniam The Indian Express Group

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Budget inspires courage to brave storm

Saturday 2 March '13

Budget 2013 was a keenly awaited event with measures to spur investments, growth and fiscal consolidation.
Centre-state consensus raises hope for GST implementation

Monday 4 February '13

Since the advent of P Chidambaram as finance minister, we have seen the Centre address contentious issues with the states in a more pragmatic manner.
Wider service tax net may boost infra sector

Monday 19 March '12

It appears that one of the main agendas of the Budget was to undertake a fiscal correction to roll back the economic stimulus package.
Real intention of GST is to create common platform

Thursday 24 March '11

The Finance Minister, as committed, introduced the Constitution, 2011 in the Parliament as a first step towards its agenda of introducing goods & services tax.
Need to bring real estate under purview of GST

Friday 25 February '11

Recent weeks have seen some action and initiative from the Union finance minister and the central government, reviving some hopes on the Goods and Services Tax front.
There is still ambiguity on GST framework

Saturday 8 May '10

The first discussion paper of the state finance ministers and task force report on GST has succeeded in providing an...
Sectoral coverage of GST: issues and challenges

Friday 9 April '10

Internationally, the application of GST on a vast majority of sectors has been without any substantive hurdles.
Budget strides in service tax towards the agenda of GST

Monday 8 March '10

Budget 2010, in many ways advances the broad agenda of fiscal reform in indirect taxes keeping in view the proposed introduction of GST by April 2011.
Why excise figures don’t mirror industrial growth

Friday 5 February '10

With another Union Budget around the corner, it’s interesting to see how the finance minister will walk the tightrope to balance concerns of a burgeoning fiscal deficit with the industry wishlist of c...
‘Flawless model is closest we can get to a classical tax regime’

Thursday 17 December '09

Every time I pen an article on GST, I cannot but emphasise the importance of its early implementation to eliminate inefficiency of our existing regime, increase competitiveness....
Europe’s manufacturing, service sectors grow fastest in two years

Thursday 17 December '09

Every time I pen an article on GST, I cannot but emphasise the importance of its early implementation to eliminate inefficiency of our existing regime...
GST paper welcome move, but doesn’t give enough details

Wednesday 11 November '09

The empowered committee of state finance ministers on Tuesday unveiled the much-awaited ‘discussion paper’ on goods and service tax.


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