Benefits of E filing of Income Tax Returns in India

Electronic filing of tax returns has become compulsory for all corporate assessees and for all individual assessees earning more than Rs. 5 lakhs in a year. Today, a significant proportion of the tax assessees in India have come under the ambit of electronic filing of tax returns. Electronic filing is a win-win situation for tax…

Internet companies shouldn’t try censorship

PayPal blocked an account set up by Russian activists seeking to collect funds for the publication of a report on Russia’s involvement in eastern Ukraine. The US online payment company explained that it didn’t “provide the option of using its system to receive donations to political parties or causes in Russia”. It’s just the latest…

Call to bridge digital divide

There is a need to bridge the urban-rural digital divide and rich-poor digital divide to derive the real benefits of the advanced communication systems, Additional GM BSNL Telecom District G Adam has said. Speaking at the Institution of Engineers, Visakhapatnam Local Centre, on the occasion of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on Sunday, he…

INDIA’S NET NEUTRALITY CRUSADERS

It is not like Nikhil Pahwa, 34, was born to fight for the principle of Net neutrality. A principle which in its simplest form suggests that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favouring or blocking websites. Pahwa was born to write about it. Read…

Safeguarding the open Internet

Proposals regarding Internet governance are bound to generate serious friction. The online world, after all, has provided enormous opportunities to billions of denizens, largely because it has never been governed. And yet, as the Internet grows in importance, so do the risks inherent in the lack of regulation. There is a growing danger that the…