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Monday, September 20, 2021

Suranjali Tandon

The writer is assistant professor, NIPFP.

For Cairns dispute, international arbitration is not the way forward
Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Suranjali Tandon writes: It raises many questions that administrators must address through reform.

Proposed global tax may not benefit developing countries
Tue, Jun 15, 2021

The deal between the seven countries is being labelled a landmark, but in the absence of 132 other members of the inclusive framework, including India, co-opted on an equal footing by OECD, it is not yet a global deal.

Why the US Treasury’s call for a global minimum tax is unfair to developing economies
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

The call for a minimum tax may be seen as US correcting for the slippages in its own tax laws and as a means to finance the $2 trillion spending programme.

Budget signals focus on improving tax compliance, increasing transparency
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

With little flexibility to change rates or to redefine the tax base, it is expected that the rate of growth in tax revenue will approximate GDP growth.

Cyber tax conundrum: Digital Service Tax could offer an interim solution
Thu, Jan 21, 2021

As countries calibrate their response to competing demands for sovereignty to tax, DST is an interim alternative outside tax treaties. It possesses the advantage of taxing incomes that currently escape tax and creates space to negotiate a final, overarching solution to this conundrum.

Tax system needs efficiency in case selection, consistency in assessment
Mon, Sep 07, 2020

If the commitment to a fair and impartial system and a time-bound resolution of matters is to be met, the new processes, with reviews and anonymity, must ensure efficiency in case selection and consistency in assessment.

A global solution for the digital world
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

A multilateral approach is needed to resolve concerns over digital taxes.

Challenges of levying taxes on digital services
Wed, Jun 10, 2020

As US announces investigation against countries, it may be more pragmatic to accept such levies and negotiate bilaterally.

Covid-19 pandemic has re-established primacy of government
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Citizens ordinarily advocating for free markets are now urging the governments to open up its coffers

Budget proposals on tax slabs and dispute resolution are unlikely to gain traction
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Loss expected from lower tax rates may be countered by gains from the settlement of cases, higher dividend taxes on top incomes, and the wider scope for taxing international incomes.

OECD’s draft report on digital taxation is a complicated compromise
Tue, Oct 29, 2019

The idea of consensus, though critical for international relations, must also be evaluated in light of the misalignment of economic interests between developing and developed countries. A good tax system is often evaluated along the axes of certainty, simplicity and neutrality.