MS Mani

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Budget 2019: Changes in indirect tax to spur domestic manufacture, says MS Mani, partner, Deloitte India

Budget 2019: Customs changes to spur domestic manufacture and excise changes to garner revenues

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GST cuts for real estate may push up prices

The 33rd meeting of the GST Council, held on February 24 2019, has proposed to lower the rate of GST from 12% to 5% in the case of normal housing and crash the rate on affordable housing from 8% to 1%, from April 1, 2019.

GST – well begun, some more way to go

GST reform has been the single-largest reform ever undertaken, considering its impact on business, consumers, central and state government finances and tax authorities.

Budget 2018: Indirect tax – Balancing the books

Budget 2018: While the Budget did not touch upon legislative changes required in IGST and CGST Acts, the fact that increase in customs duty rates would garner significant revenues, which would offset the decline in GST revenu

Budget 2018: The legislative changes required in GST would now possibly be introduced during the second half of the current session of Parliament.

Simplifying GST: Creating a Grand Simple Tax

The technology hiccups that the GST portal faced, leading to multiple return filing extensions, made it very difficult for businesses that were already grappling with new rules and rates.

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GST reverse charge: Debate heats up over its effectiveness

It may end up encouraging small vendors to stay unregistered as registered business take this route to control the tax-chain.


For business to be GST-ready by July, rates must be announced by early March

The GST Council (GC) has met 10 times during the past few months and has made remarkable progress on various aspects of the GST legislation.

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Union Budget 2017: Arun Jaitley mum on indirect tax; GST, removal of R&D cess get thums up

If there was one thing that was conspicuous in the finance minister Arun Jaitley’s speech on the Union Budget, it was the absence of any major indirect tax changes.

Union Budget 2017: Arun Jaitley mum on indirect tax; GST, removal of R&D cess get thums up

Budget 2017: With GST rollout from July 1, some changes in indirect tax likely

This year’s budgetary changes on indirect taxes would have been restricted to customs duty only, if the GST implementation was from April 1.

GST Bill: Narendra Modi govt’s push to pass legislation, how it will help businesses and common man

GST would be beneficial for all the stakeholders and would provide a much needed boost to the reform agenda of the government.

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