Reasonably confident of GST Bill passage in monsoon session: FM Jaitley

Reasonably confident of GST Bill passage in monsoon session: FM Jaitley

Exuding confidence in getting the GST Bill passed in the upcoming monsoon session, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said regional parties, including UPA allies like DMK and NCP, are all making strong noises in support of the tax legislation.

 

GST will smooth the way for e-commerce companies: Report

GST will smooth the way for e-commerce companies: Report

Implementation of GST will help resolve various issues concerning taxation and logistics with regard to e-commerce business, which has been recording rapid growth in the country, says a study.

GST will smooth the way for e-commerce companies: Report

GST will smooth the way for e-commerce companies: Report

Implementation of GST will help resolve various issues concerning taxation and logistics with regard to e-commerce business, which has been recording rapid growth in the country, says a study.

No intolerance, India continuing to attract FDI: Jaitley

No intolerance, India continuing to attract FDI: Jaitley

Asserting that there is "no intolerance on the ground" in India, he said the country has continued to attract substantial foreign investments as the fastest growing economy.

GST a key factor in improving ease of doing business: Das

GST a key factor in improving ease of doing business: Das

Expecting an early passage of GST bill by Parliament, Economic Affair Secretary Shaktikanta Das Monday said administrative machinery is ready to implement the new indirect tax regime, which will be a key component in improving ease of doing business.

Difficult to accept Congress demand to cap GST rate: Arun Jaitley

Difficult to accept Congress demand to cap GST rate: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said it's difficult to accept demand of the Congress to cap GST rate in the pending Constitution Amendment Bill, but remained hopeful that it will get passed in the second half of the current Budget session.

GST rate to be below 18%, open to dropping 1% additional tax: Arun Jaitley

GST rate to be below 18%, open to dropping 1% additional tax: Arun Jaitley

Assuring that the GST rate will be less than 18 percent, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday hinted at accepting Congress' stand on scrapping one percent additional tax but said the demand for incorporating the rate in the Constitutional Bill is not agreeable.

GST logjam: Tariffs can't be cast in stone, says FM Jaitley

On the other demand of scrapping the powers to states to levy 1 percent additional tax over and above the GST rate, Jaitley said the government will talk to manufacturing states like Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, which have been demanding such a levy.

FM Arun Jaitley rules out including GST rate in Constitution Amendment Bill

FM Arun Jaitley rules out including GST rate in Constitution Amendment Bill

On Congress demands for inclusion of a GST rate of 18 percent in Constitution Amendment Bill, Jaitley said tax rates are not mentioned in Constitution anywhere in the world. 

April 1 deadline for GST rollout seems challenging: Jayant Sinha

April 1 deadline for GST rollout seems challenging: Jayant Sinha

Amid ongoing political turbulence, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha Wednesday said that meeting April 1 deadline for GST rollout seems to be "challenging."

GST implementation: Check out the several risks involved!

GST implementation: Check out the several risks involved!

Even as the government and the Opposition are locked in hot debate in the Parliament over the passing of the Goods and Servive Tax (GST) Bill, the Finance Ministry Committee has listed several risk factors involved in the implementation of the bill.

Delay in implementation of GST dividing our country: Anand Mahindra

Delay in implementation of GST dividing our country: Anand Mahindra

Batting for early implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra Tuesday said without it, the country is divided and is prevented from becoming a common market.

Antim Baazi: Expert on GST's affect on market

Passing of GST Bill might get delayed. Check out our expert on GST's affect on market.

Antim Baazi: Will GST Bill get passed?

Jayant Sinha said that support of Congress is very vital to pass the GST bill. But will the GST bill get passed?

Antim Baazi: Arun Jaitley's Statement indicates GST Bill might not get passed

Check out Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley's Statement over the matter of GST Bill which indicates that GST Bill might not get passed again due to politics.

Arun Jaitley pitches for early passage of GST Bill

Arun Jaitley pitches for early passage of GST Bill

The Constitution Amendment Bill to roll out Goods and Services Tax is stuck in the Rajya Sabha due to stiff opposition by the Congress party and might be delayed further because of the tough stance taken by the main opposition party over the National Herald case issue.

Big Story Big Debate: GST Final Battle

The political deadlock on GST has reached a final stage. Watch what the specific concerns of different parties and how the Government attempts at resolving them in this segment of Big Story Big Debate.

CEA Arvind Subramanian defends GST rates, quells fears on 'sin' tax

CEA Arvind Subramanian defends GST rates, quells fears on 'sin' tax

Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian Monday defended a three-rate structure for GST, including a demerit or 'sin' tax of 40 percent on products like tobacco and luxury cars, saying the recommendation is based on the current tax structure.

GST will be a game changer: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday that Goods and Services Tax Bill (GST) is the need of the hour and would be a game changer once it gets parliament`s nod.