MUMBAI: After allegedly falling foul with RBI, the US-based transport app provider Uber Inc, which offers its services to around 1,200 cab operators in India's 10 top cities, has come under the scanner of the Services Tax Department. "We have sent a tax enquiry to Uber Inc. So far, they have not paid us a single penny in taxes. We have not sent them a demand notice as they don't have an office in the country, but are operating through their Netherlands arm," Mumbai Service Tax Commissioner SK Solanki told PTI. When asked what is the quantum of the money they are in default of, Solanki said: "The department has not sent a demand notice to them but an enquiry, seeking clarifications. "Their headquarters has informed us that some representative from their Netherlands office will meet us. We will issue them a demand notice after getting their response because we are not sure who is liable to pay the tax - Uber or the cabbies. But someone has to pay," he said. Uber has become popular by … [Read more...] about After RBI diktat, Uber under the scanner of Services Tax Department
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Email RMIT ABC Fact Check Updated November 29, 2019 11:02:39 Photo: Opposition spokeswoman for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney says the Australian constitution is the only one among first world nations with colonial histories that does not recognise its first people. (ABC News: Adam Kennedy) Map: Australia The claimThe question of Indigenous recognition has been debated for many years in state and federal politics in Australia.On ABC's Q&A, opposition spokeswoman for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney said: "The Australian constitution is the only constitution of a first world nation with a colonial history that does not recognise its first people.""That's the truth," she said.Is that correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.The verdictMs Burney's claim checks out.Fact Check contacted experts for assistance in determining which countries fit the criteria of a "first world nation with a colonial history" and have first people.The common candidates among these … [Read more...] about Linda Burney says Australia is the only first world nation with a colonial history that doesn’t recognise its first people in its constitution. Is she correct?
Email Updated December 12, 2019 13:27:11 Video: Australian Border Force says the group avoided paying duty on alcohol being brought into the country. (ABC News) Map: Melbourne 3000 Australian authorities have seized 800,000 bottles of alcohol from an alleged criminal syndicate they say has potentially defrauded the taxpayer of hundreds of millions of dollars. Key points:Two Sydney men have been charged with offences related to defrauding the taxpayerAuthorities alleged at least $28 million was rorted through the scheme but the investigation is ongoingOfficials also cancelled the licence of a depot office alleged to have been involved in the fraud About 200 Australian Border Force (ABF) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers raided 15 properties across Sydney and Melbourne on Wednesday, seizing luxury watches, cars and $1 million in cash along with the alcohol.ABF Commissioner Michael Outram said the group had used a sophisticated plot to avoid paying duty on alcohol … [Read more...] about Alleged alcohol fraud could have cost taxpayers ‘hundreds of millions’ in unpaid duty
Mumbai: The porous borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh is the new favoured route to illegally import gold into the country, an official from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence’s (DRI) Mumbai Zonal Unit told ET shortly after the arrest of a Mumbai-based jeweller allegedly dealing in smuggled gold bars. “We have stepped up vigil across the country’s airports and seaports and that’s led to more illegal gold consignments entering from areas bordering Bangladesh and Myanmar,” he said. “We are examining how to rein in the menace as the porous border route has its own challenges.” DRI seized 212 kilos of contraband gold in Mumbai in fiscal year 2019 (FY19) and, in the current fiscal to date, the tally in the city stands at 132 kilos. DRI is the apex intelligence and investigative agency for matters relating to violation of the Customs Act. Sources aware of the development said paramilitary forces deployed at the border could be roped in to … [Read more...] about Myanmar, Bangladesh new favoured route for gold smugglers
By Nizar Manek and Iain Marlow India’s ministry of foreign affairs is investigating claims by expatriates in Ethiopia who say they are being held hostage by local staff that haven’t been paid after the shadow lender Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd. began defaulting on $12.6 billion in debt. Seven Indian workers from infrastructure financing firm IL&FS, which rocked financial markets after it began missing debt payments in late August, have been detained since Nov. 25 at three sites in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Amhara states by unpaid local staff, according to an emailed letter from the employees. They said the possible termination of some road projects being built by Indian and Spanish joint ventures may have triggered local employees to panic. The employees said police and officials are taking the side of locals against the expatriate staff and that they were caught in the “middle of corporate disagreements, blame games and bureaucratic … [Read more...] about IL&FS India employees detained in Ethiopia by unpaid local staff