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CBEC directs officers to appeal orders where levy is questioned
Courtesy : Indian Express 19 September 2017
In wake of the recent petitions being filed in high courts challenging various aspects of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) on Monday directed its offici...
GST Rollout from July 1 as Centre, States Reach Deal
Courtesy : The Economic Times 17 January 2017
States to assess 90% taxpayers with turnover under Rs 1.5 cr, rest with Centre; States & Centre to share control for turnover exceeding Rs 1.5 cr India will likely be able to roll out the goods and s...
Multiple GST Rates Being Weighed
Courtesy : The Economic Times 19 October 2016
Centre proposes rates of 6%, 12%, 18% and 26%, besides a `sin' cess The Centre proposed a four-slab structure with two standard goods and services tax (GST) rates of 12% and 18% at the latest meeting...
Courtesy : the pioneer 18 October 2016
The crucial three-day meeting of the all-powerful GST Council, starting Tuesday, will decide on the tax rate and sort out issues like compensation formula for rollout of the new indirect tax regime fr...
Courtesy : the pioneer 15 October 2016
Within days of India signing the Paris Climate Treaty, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said tax on environment unfriendly products will be “distinct” from others in the forthcoming GST reg...
Courtesy : The Pioneer 16 September 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed officials to stick to the implementation timeline of GST rollout by April 1. In a review meeting held on Wednesday evening, Modi told the officials to keep th...
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During my 37-year-old career with Income Tax department, I moved from place to place, post to post. For me, every posting was a challenge, and at the same time an opportunity to deliver.

After my retirement as Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes, I was invited by various institutions and NGOs to deliver talks on tax matters. While advising taxpayers across sectors, I noticed, our vast salaried class including armed and paramilitary forces, pensioners or senior citizens, NRIs, professionals and small business establishments need the right guidance. Most taxpayers do comply with their tax obligations fully. Yet, they are not somehow relaxed and are burdened with anxieties. A large number of taxpayers are not even aware that getting tax refund on time is a basic right.

In one such meeting, a middle-aged man quizzed me why could not I give tax advice 24X7. For a moment, I had no answer. He then added that I should give tax solutions online so that he does not need to come from a remote place to attend my lecture. I thanked him for his suggestion.

For a while I was restless. Already I had got myself enrolled as a Member of the Bar Council of Delhi and as an Advocate of Delhi High Court Bar Association, thanks to my law degree from the University of Allahabad. Yet, I was not sure how I could help the vast majority of taxpayers who somehow maintain a safe distance from the taxmen. I then tossed the idea of creating a tax think-tank with some of my former colleagues and highly spirited individuals. All of us immediately agreed on one count: millions of Indian taxpayers expect to access tailor-made tax research materials and seek guidance from those who have been parts of the tax machinery for decades.

That is how CTAR was born. So, be a part of our passionate journey to explain tax laws and rules in simpler words. Just drop us a few lines on any query related to direct and indirect tax or FEMA. We are at your assistance. We also look forward to hearing your experiences while dealing with the system.