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File your property tax till July 15

File your property tax till July 15 The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has extended the last date for payment of property tax and availing the rebate of 15% from June 30 to July 15. North Corporation mayor Aadesh Gupta said this date has been extended to facilitate maximum property tax payers to pay their due property tax on time and avail the rebate of 15%. “We expect to collect double the revenue by extending the date for submitting the house tax for current financial year,” said Tilak Raj Kataria, leader of house. The Hindustan Times, 30th June 2018, New Delhi

Getting PAN is faster now with e-facility

Getting PAN is faster now with e-facility One can easily get PAN on real time basis now. The government on Friday launched the allotment of e-PAN. The facility will be available free of cost. This facility, open for a limited period of time, is available only for resident individuals holding a valid Aadhar. No physical document is required to be submitted and you simply need to fill your Aadhar and upload the signature, said a note from the income tax department. The Business Standard, 30th June 2018, New Delhi

India's external debt went up 12.4% to Dollar 529.7 billion in March

India's external debt went up 12.4% to Dollar 529.7 billion in March The external debt level, however, suffered from valuation loss after the US dollar depreciated against major currencies that time India's external debt increased 12.4 per cent in March 2018 from a year-ago figures, primarily on account of an increase in commercial borrowings, short-term debt, and deposits from non-resident Indians (NRIs). At the end of March 2018, India's external debt was at Dollar 529.7 billion, recording an increase of Dollar 58.4 billion over its level at the end of March 2017, the RBI said in a notification. The external debt level, however, suffered from valuation loss after the US dollar depreciated against major currencies that time. The dollar has started strengthening now. Excluding the valuation effect, the increase in external debt would have been Dollar 53.1 billion. The external debt to GDP ratio stood at 20.5 per cent at the end of March this year, higher than its level of 20.…

Fiscal deficit hits 55% of full-year target on the back of higher capex

Fiscal deficit hits 55% of full-year target on the back of higher capex The fiscal deficit target for 2018-19 is Rs 6.24 trillion, or 3.3 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) The Centre’s fiscal deficit for the first two months of fiscal year 2018-19 stood at Rs 3.45 trillion, or 55 per cent of the full year target, on the back of higher capital expenditure. However, the pace of spending in relative terms was slower than the same period last fiscal. Fiscal deficit for April-May 2017 touched 68.3 per cent of the full year target. The fiscal deficit target for 2018-19 is Rs 6.24 trillion, or 3.3 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP). “Fiscal deficit for April-May 2018 recorded a welcome year-on-year decline on the back of robust growth in indirect tax and non tax revenues as well as near stagnant revenue spending, allowing for a healthy rise in capital expenditure in the early part of the year,” said Aditi Nayar, principal economist at ICRA. Net tax revenues for April-May 201…

GSTN portal to be shut on July 1 for disaster recovery drill

GSTN portal to be shut on July 1 for disaster recovery drill In a mail to taxpayers, the authorities have said it is planning a disaster recovery drill and so services will not be available for 12 hours, between 9am and 9pm, on July 1 On a day when the goods and services tax regime would mark the first anniversary of its roll-out, the tax-filing portal — GST Network (GSTN) — will stay paralysed. On Sunday, the GSTN would conduct a 'disaster recovery drill' to create a backup system in Bangalore in order to cope with disasters such as a terror attack, power grid failure or an earthquake. "We are creating a backup so that the system remains safe, functioning, and available in case of any disruption or disaster. The objective is that normal course of business should not get disrupted," Prakash Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, GSTN told Business Standard. In a mail to taxpayers, the authorities have said it is planning a disaster recovery drill and so services will not be av…