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Pandora Papers showing how global elites continue to exploit tax loopholes underline need for comprehensive reform

October 06, 2021 9:07 am

Disclosures such as these reiterate the need for comprehensive, all encompassing reform. Gaps in tax systems must be addressed, and information must be shared by countries more freely.

Govt orders CBDT-led probe into Pandora, black money judges say action will be taken

October 05, 2021 10:43 pm

Beginning Monday, The Indian Express has begun a series of investigative reports that show how Indian elites have found ingenious new ways to ring-fence their assets abroad from scrutiny at home.

January 23, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Bond Controversy

January 22, 2021 10:53 pm

One of the members of Planning Commission feels that not enough homework was done before deciding on the bonds as a measure to clean up black money. In the earlier schemes — for example, the 1976 voluntary disclosures — the Planning Commission was involved.

SC refuses to hear PIL on making laws to confiscate 'benami' properties, black money

December 11, 2020 5:33 pm

The bench observed while there is legislative and executive exercise, the role of the judiciary is to scrutise. The bench said that the judicial wing cannot be asked to take over all the roles and added that it has not been envisaged in the Constitution.

India gets 2nd set of Swiss bank account details under automatic info exchange framework

October 09, 2020 7:44 pm

The information exchange this year involved nearly 3.1 million (31 lakh) financial accounts, FTA said in a statement on Friday. The number of such accounts was similar in 2019.

Precedent for black money recovery: ITAT orders woman to pay taxes on undeclared deposit in Swiss bank account

July 18, 2020 12:14 am

Octogenarian Renu Tikamdas Tharani was found to be the beneficiary of the account that held $3.97 crore during financial year 2005-06 after the tax department began a reassessment proceeding in 2014 for the income tax return filed in 2006, wherein she had declared an income not liable to tax.

‘Elephant bonds can bring back $500 billion stashed overseas’

November 02, 2019 3:11 am

These ‘elephant bonds’ would be an avenue for people to bring their offshore undisclosed wealth into India without fear of prosecution, suggests the report.

Indians' money in Swiss banks falls, hits second-lowest level in two decades

June 27, 2019 9:09 pm

A new framework has been put in place for automatic exchange of information between Switzerland and India to help check the black money menace with effect from January 1, 2018.

Supreme Court to hear tomorrow Centre's plea on applicability of black money law

May 20, 2019 6:33 pm

The Centre is also aggrieved by the interim order of the high court that restrained the Income Tax (I-T) department from taking any action against VVIP chopper scam accused Gautam Khaitan, against whom a black money case has been lodged.

Citing confidentiality, govt declines to share black money details received from Switzerland

May 17, 2019 2:31 pm

Replying to an RTI query, the Finance Ministry said India and Switzerland share information on black money on a case to case basis as per the investigations being carried out.


Demonetisation, a success? Is it still a question: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

The shortage of cash, decline in GDP, loss to small businesses and daily-wage workers - was it all worth it if most of the demonetised money is back in the system?

Modi govt. has failed to bring back black money: Congress

January 12, 2016 7:33 am

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Reacting on the black money statement of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, Congress leader Shobha Oza on Tuesday said the Modi government, which had black money as an important issue in their election manifesto, has now gone silent on the matter. She further said that PM Modi has failed on his promise to bring the black money back. Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sudesh Verma said that necessary steps were being taken by the government on black money and assured that the results would come soon.