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Govt to create permanent consultation mechanism to address investors' concerns: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said land, labour and taxation are three areas where reforms are absolutely necessary.

CBEC in full strength with appointment of five new members

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), the apex body for indirect tax policy making, is in its full strength now as the government has appointed five new members.

Arun Jaitley vows to amend Land Act, promises non-aggressive tax policy

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday promised a reasonable and rational tax policy, which will not be "ultra-aggressive" with tax payers, to make India a hub of low-cost manufacturing.

Tax policy will not be ultra-aggressive: Jaitley

He also said the government will amend the tough land acquisition law even if the opposition does not support as it looks to restore confidence in the economy.

Govt planning to bring down its stake in PSU banks to 52%: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley was speaking at India Global forum. Arun Jaitley opened the two-day India Global Forum meeting, beginning today in New Delhi.

Govt sets up Tax Administration Reform Commission: Shome

Hopefully there would be dynamic recommendations and once the recommendations are out, it would be discussed by the tax administration and tax payers, Parthasarathi Shome said.

India, global investors need dialogue on tax issues: OECD

Indian government, industry and global investors should engage in a "constructive dialogue" to resolve taxation issues for facilitating greater flow of foreign investments into the country, OECD's global tax policy expert has said.

BRICS nations to cooperate in seven areas of tax policy

The five BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries have indentified seven areas of tax policy and tax administration for cooperation.

Prez refuses to join debate on proposed changes in tax policy

President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday refused to join the debate over changes sought to be made by the government in retrospective taxation policies.