Those earning Rs 4 lakh per annum, besides people in tier-II and tier-III cities with taxable income but not paying taxes are on the radar of the Income Tax department which has launched an ambitious drive to net one crore new assesses this financial year.
Promising a simple and globally competitive tax regime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the government is confident of the new GST regime to roll out from the next fiscal and expressed confidence about an early resolution of pending disputes on direct taxes front.
The government is keen on early resolution of the three pending tax disputes -- involving foreign giants Vodafone, Cairn and Shell -- and the best way to get an expeditious disposal is being worked out, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday.
Promising more reforms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said efforts are being made to "put to sleep" pending taxation issues to attract investments and make fundamentals of the economy sound so that it can withstand the global turmoil.
India plans to address some pending tax disputes in the next few days, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday, but did not give details or say whether the cases in question included disputes with foreign companies that have spooked investors.