Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has suggested to the central government to delegate the levy, collection and appropriation of tax substitutes for value added tax, central excise and service tax by the state.
After the drubbing in the recent general elections, Akhilesh Yadav proposed no new taxes in the budget for this year, but made no allocation for his pet schemes such as free laptops for students and allowances for the unemployed.
The "Umbrella" hitmaker had filed a lawsuit against New York firm Berdon Llp in 2012, claiming she suffered big losses after they mismanaged her finances, failed to sort out her taxes and charged an above-average commission fee.
A top White House adviser insisted Obama learned that the federal tax collection agency had targeted conservative groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the administration for answers.
Seeking to clarify his stand on imposition of property tax in Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today alleged that the state was "forced" to take the decision due to the riders imposed by the Centre.