Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: In pre-Budget meet, state FM Sudhir Mungantiwar urges price stabilisation mechanism

    Mumbai: In a pre-Union budget meeting held at Mantralaya, Sudhir Mungantiwar, minister for finance and planning has demanded the Center completely roll back Goods and Services Tax (GST) on sanitary napkins, price stabilisation mechanism for agricultural produce, relaxing GST on affordable housing and slum rehabilitation projects and setting up Forest Industrial Zones (FRZs) to generate employment opportunities in tribal areas.

  • Budget 2018: Cuffe Parade resident wants exemption of GST in housing sector

    Mumbai: There are slew of expectations ahead of budget with Mumbaikar expecting rollback of capital gain tax and GST (applicable for new buildings). Fifty two years old Padmakar Nandekar is the secretary of Cuffe Parade residents association who is looking for a residential flat in Worli.

  • Budget ’18: Tech sector hopes for reduction in tax slabs

    New Delhi: Finance minister Arun Jaitley will unveil Union Budget 2018-19 on Thursday. With investors expecting increased investment in key areas, such as e-commerce, healthcare, education, and agriculture; reduction in tax slabs, improvement of tech infrastructure, and data security remain the key concerns for the Information Technology (IT) sector.

  • GST collections rise 7.3 pc in December

    New Delhi : After falling for two consecutive months, revenue collections under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) picked up and touched Rs 86,703 crore in December 2017 compared to Rs 80,808 crore in November 2017.

  • Rs. 86,703 cr GST collected for December 2017

    New Delhi: A sum of Rs. 86,703 crores has been received towards Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the month of December 2017, up from the previous figures of Rs. 80,808 crores collected till December 25, 2017.

  • Looking at new growth areas in India, says ICICI

    Davos : ICICI Bank is looking at new areas of growth opportunities in the Indian economy as new areas are coming up to be tapped post demonetisation and introduction of GST, its chief Chanda Kochhar has said. She said more SMEs are becoming part of the formal economy, creating big opportunities for growth and the government has also provided a strong impetus to increase lending to MSMEs. “Further, as the resolution process

  • Indore: GST-free goods freed from e-way Bill as well

    Indore: Ahead of rolling out interstate e-way Bill (EWB) system in country, Central Board of Excise and Customs issued certain crucial relief measures for tax payer on Tuesday.

  • I have been appreciated at every turn: PM Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is easily one of the most articulate prime ministers the country has had.  In an exhaustive and exclusive interview to Times Now’s Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor, he has dwelt upon numerous issues which impinge on our daily lives and the destiny of India. We are carrying his verbatim quotes here, so that the reader does not have to take the trouble of trying to read between the lines.

  • Budget 2018: ASSOCHAM seeks higher outlay for education

    New Delhi: With the Union Budget to be presented in ten days, the ASSOCHAM has recommended enhancing the outlay for the education sector, along with greater tax relief for higher education under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

  • GST Council meet: GST rate on 29 items, 54 services cut; return filing to be simpler

    New Delhi: In a bonanza for consumers, the Goods and Services Tax rates are being reduced on many more items (29) and services (53) with effect from January 25. Also, there is a distinct possibility of petrol, diesel and real estate being brought in the GST ambit before the Union budget on February 1. Households can now take a huge sigh of relief as the GST council has cut the tax rate on

  • ASSOCHAM seeks relief to higher education in GST

    New Delhi : The industry body, Assocham, is seeking enhanced outlay for education in the coming budget. The body has also requested some relief to higher education under Goods and Services Tax (GST). The body has sent a communication to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on these.

  • Budget 2018: Here is what television stars are expecting

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget 2018-19 on February 1 around noon. Last year as well, the budget presentation date was the same. This will be Narendra Modi government’s fifth and also the last full-fledged budget presentation before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. This year’s budget session is crucial as it comes after the Modi government made two very big financial decisions in the last couple of years – Demonetisation and

  • India Ratings projects economic growth at 7.1% next fiscal

    New Delhi: India Ratings and Research today projected the country’s economic growth to improve to 7.1 per cent next fiscal from 6.5 per cent this year, buoyed by robust consumption demand and low commodity prices.