October 01, 2018
Cess, Excess and the Profligate State
There is a pantheon of cess and surcharges imposed on taxpayers.
August 17, 2017
India's Tax Reform
The GST Is an Important, Limited First Step
July 02, 2017
India’s ‘Simplified’ Tax Scheme is Anything but Simple
Twenty-nine states are now working under the same, centralised Goods and Services Tax, but most seem ill-prepared for the tidal wave of economic disorder it seems likely to bring
April 04, 2017
The flip side of ‘one nation, one tax’
India is the only large country in the world that is experiencing subnational income divergence
February 21, 2017
Decoding India’s Low Tax Base Conundrum
Why do only 3% of Indians pay tax?
August 10, 2016
For Low GST Rates, Cut Costs, Losses, Waste and Theft
The article reflects on the unique opportunity to repair and restructure governance in the wake of GST
June 09, 2016
Holiday Ends for Mauritius
In this The Indian Express article, Praveen Chakravarty, Visiting Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, with Ajit Ranade explain how scrapping of tax treaty with Mauritius will boost India's tax reform agenda. ...
March 11, 2016
After Rollback, Revisit
IDFC Institute Visiting Fellow Renuka Sane writes in Indian Express: "Pension reform is important. But next time, Centre must put in more rigour."
February 29, 2016
Tax to GDP Ratio, Redux
In the long run, the government will choose to tax more, if it wishes to spend more. That appetite seems lacking at present.
February 16, 2016
The Wrong Priority for India
Vivek Dehejia argues in his Mint article that, "A fixation on inequality is sheer folly for an economy in which the problem is poverty, a matter of absolute deprivation"