Reliance Jio helped India save Rs 18,000 cr, but rivals took the hit

Free services from Reliance Jio, the telecom services arm of Reliance Industries, brought down the amount of money paid by telecom subscribers in India by about Rs 4,400 cr in just the last three months of 2016, an analysis of the sector data revealed. The numbers indicate that the company’s free offers have helped Indians save a […]

No Income Tax on FCCB proceeds, SC rules on RCom

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the petition filed by the Income-Tax Department against Reliance Communications on taxing of the proceeds of Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCBs), said the telecom operator. The Supreme Court order has quashed contingent tax liability of RCOM for about Rs 4,800 crore. During Financial Year 2006-07, Reliance Communications had issued […]

Kerala merchant’s union strike against black-money currency move

Kerala’s merchants and traders union has asked its members to shut all shops from Tuesday to protest the Center’s decision to swap currency notes to control black money. The central government has withdrawn existing 500 and 1000 rupee notes and asked everyone holding the same to get them exchanged with new notes from their nearest […]

Currency Trap: IT Dept moves in on cooperative banks

With bank withdrawals restricted, the Income Tax Department seems to be taking the opportunity to move in on a long-time target of tax evasion investigators — co-operative banks. Several co-operative banks in Kerala have got Income Tax Department notices seeking details of deposits. It is not known if banks in other states have also got similar notices. […]

MRPL denies allegations of tax evasion

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited, an oil refinery and subsidiary of ONGC, denied allegations that it has not been paying due excise duty. Media reports carried allegations that the company was not paying due excise duty on its production of Mixed Xylene, a raw material used in a variety of manufacturing industries, quoting tax officials. […]

New Black Money law creating fear among the rich – industry chamber

The compliance window in the black money law has created more confusion and fear in the minds of the industry leaders, professionals, trading entrepreneurs, than giving any comfort of stress-free regime that treats the tax-payers with respect, the ASSOCHAM said. India’s black money law has tough provisions for those found to be holding assets and […]