Tax: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India has the third-highest trade-related illicit financial flow globally

US-based think tank Global Financial Integrity (GFI) recently released a report titled “Trade-related Illicit Financial Flows in 135 Developing Countries: 2008-2017”. As per the report, five countries with the largest gaps were China ($457.7 billion), followed by Mexico, India, Russia and Poland. India has the third-highest trade-related illicit financial flow escaping the government’s tax net, with $83.5 ..

USA- France trade dispute

The tariff dispute between USA and France has started affecting bilateral trade. Recently, USA threatened to impose a 100% tariff on French imports such as wine, cheese and handbags. The threat comes in light of the recently announced French digital tax or the GAFA tax. The GAFA tax levies a 3% taxation on tech giants ..

K M Prasad appointed as new Principal Chief Commissioner of Income-tax (PCCIT) of National e-assessment centre

The National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) has been set up by the  Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in the national capital as part of the government’s ambitious plan to launch faceless and nameless assessment for Income Tax  (IT) payers from October 2019. K M Prasad, the 1984-batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, has been appointed ..

Government Proposes Major changes in Corporate Tax Rates

The Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman has announced big cuts in the corporate tax rate, giving a ₹1.45 lakh crore stimulus aimed at reviving private investment and lifting growth from a six-year low. The government has also rolled back the enhanced surcharge on capitals gains resulting from the sale of equity share in a ..

Recommendations of Task Force on Simplification of Direct Tax

The task force on simplification of direct tax legislation headed by Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) member Akhilesh Ranjan has recommended major changes in personal income tax slabs. Recommendations of the Task Force Continuation of the minimum exemption limit of Rs 2.5 lakh per annum. Continuing the tax rebate announced in the interim budget ..