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Quarterly filing of returns not workable for taxpayers under GST: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the quarterly filing of returns under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was not workable for taxpayers above Rs 50 lakh turnover.

Arun Jaitley says no plan to tax farm income

Arun Jaitley says no plan to tax farm income

India`s finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that the government has no plans to tax agricultural income, a day after a senior economic adviser touched a political nerve by proposing farmers pay income tax like people in cities.

Arun Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

Arun Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday.

Recent election outcomes indicative of popular support for economic reforms: Arun Jaitley

Recent election outcomes indicative of popular support for economic reforms: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that recent election outcomes supporting ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are a clear indication that there is popular support for economic reforms in India.

Former UK finance minister George Osborne to step down at June election

Former British finance minister George Osborne said on Wednesday he would stand down from parliament at June`s national election, according to a letter to constituents quoted in the London Evening Standard newspaper.

FM Arun Jaitley gets President's pat for finishing Budget process by Mar 31

FM Arun Jaitley gets President's pat for finishing Budget process by Mar 31

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today received a pat from President Pranab Mukherjee for completing the budget exercise by March 31 and not seeking a the Vote on Account, which happened for the first time in many years.

Arun Jaitley, Urjit Patel brainstorms ways for timely resolution of NPAs

Arun Jaitley, Urjit Patel brainstorms ways for timely resolution of NPAs

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday discussed options on resolution of bad loans with RBI Governor Urjit Patel and other top officials in finance ministry but creation of a 'bad bank' to hold such loans seemed not on top of alternatives.

India can grow at higher rate; job creation plans underway: Jaitley

India can grow at higher rate; job creation plans underway: Jaitley

India has potential to grow faster and plans are underway to reduce poverty and create jobs in rural areas, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today, even as he ruled out the country becoming totally 'cashless' immediately.

Demonetisation process almost complete, cash economy to be substituted digitally: Arun Jaitley

Demonetisation process almost complete, cash economy to be substituted digitally: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the demonetisation process is almost complete, hailing it as the "smoothest possible replacement" of high denomination currency anywhere in the world.

Demonetisation has positive impact: Arun Jaitley

Demonetisation has positive impact: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the purpose of demonetisation is served as it had led to "larger and cleaner GDP".

Sebi evolving in tune with market needs: Arun Jaitley

Sebi evolving in tune with market needs: Arun Jaitley

Emphasising that Indian securities market has seen significant developments, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the regulator is evolving in accordance with the needs of the economy and markets.

All finance ministers have perpetual desire for lower rate: FM

All finance ministers have perpetual desire for lower rate: FM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that he expected the RBI to cut interest rate but respect its decision to hold status quo.

FIPB phase out mechanism to be ready in couple of months: Shaktikanta Das

FIPB phase out mechanism to be ready in couple of months: Shaktikanta Das

In another two months, the government hopes to put in place a new mechanism to replace the existing Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), which will further improve ease of doing business, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das has said.

FPIs get back to buying mode, pump in Rs 2,300 crore in 3 days

FPIs get back to buying mode, pump in Rs 2,300 crore in 3 days

After four months of selling frenzy, overseas investors turned net buyers in February and pumped in over Rs 2,300 crore in the capital market over the last three sessions, enthused by clarity on FPI taxation.

Rating agencies several notches behind India's reality: Shaktikanta Das

Rating agencies several notches behind India's reality: Shaktikanta Das

Taking a dig at global rating agencies for failing to upgrade India's sovereign rating despite significant improvement in macroeconomic parameters, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das has said the agencies are several steps behind from reality and are missing out on something which only they can best explain.

Disinvestment receipts to touch Rs 45,000 crore: Arun Jaitley

Disinvestment receipts to touch Rs 45,000 crore: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has exuded confidence that receipts from PSU disinvestment will touch Rs 45,000 crore in 2016-17.

Union Budget 2017: Sports budget hiked by Rs 350 crore; focus on Commonwealth Games, Asiad

Union Budget 2017: Sports budget hiked by Rs 350 crore; focus on Commonwealth Games, Asiad

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated a total of Rs 1943 crore, compared to Rs 1592 crore earmarked last year.

Budget 2017: Govt unveils string of measures towards Ease of Doing Business

Budget 2017: Govt unveils string of measures towards Ease of Doing Business

Presumptive income scheme for audit of entities raised from Rs. 1 crore to Rs. 2 crore; Threshold for maintenance of books for individuals and HUF more than doubled.

Budget 2017: Sanitation cover in rural areas increased from 40% to 60%; hike in allocation for scientific ministry

Budget 2017: Sanitation cover in rural areas increased from 40% to 60%; hike in allocation for scientific ministry

Talking about hygiene, Jaitley also said sanitation cover in rural areas has gone up from 42 per cent to 60 per cent.

Union Budget 2017: Healthcare, medical facilities high on agenda this year; life saving drugs to get cheaper

Union Budget 2017: Healthcare, medical facilities high on agenda this year; life saving drugs to get cheaper

Jaitley announced setting up of two new AIIMS in the states of Gujarat and Jharkhand, while also adding that 25000 post graduate seats will be created in medicine.