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reema rai 22 Apr 2017, 10:38am
BCI calls off nationwide protest from May 2 after meeting with Law Minister
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Hours after a meeting with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The Bar Council of India has decided to put a rest to its vendetta against the Law Commission of India.A delegation headed by Bar Council of India Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, along with other representatives of the BCI, the Delhi High Court Bar Association and district bar associations,…
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Anuj Malhotra 21 Apr 2017, 5:00pm
How To Improve Client Retention as a Lawyer
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It’s a lot easier to keep an existing customer than to find a new one—that’s an adage that rings true for any business but especially for the business of law.  If you’re working with clients who need ongoing or periodic legal services, increasing your retention rate by as little as 5 percent can increase your profits by 25 percent or more. In…
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Team SoOLEGAL 18 Apr 2017, 11:34am
CJI Khehar to the Bar: Everybody abuses us, you NEVER stand up for us
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The Supreme Court continued its strict and severe stand against the Advocate-on-Record, Mohit Chaudhary against whom it had initiated contempt proceedings for making allegations of Bench hunting. A Bench consist of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and SK Kaul had use very strong words for the AoR…
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Team SoOLEGAL 13 Apr 2017, 4:58am
Cabinet Approves Amendments to the HIV & AIDS (P&C) Bill, 2014
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Context On 11 April 2017, historic &  long-awaited, a crucial public health legislation guaranteeing equal rights to India’s HIV community – Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017 was passed by the Parliament. As per government estimates,…
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seema tyagi 6 Apr 2017, 3:58pm
GST approaching to completion, here are the effects of the landmark bills
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With all the major hurdles associated to the GST (Goods and Services Tax) over,  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP look forward to full support from all the political parties as the GST bill goes to the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The 4 supplementary GST (Goods and Services Tax) Legislations are - Central GST Bill, 2017; the GST (Compensation…
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shruti aggarwal 6 Apr 2017, 3:13pm
Attention Citizens: False rent receipt won't help you lower tax burden, not anymore
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It has been an easy way to lower tax burden by  producing fake property rent receipt, often from parents and relatives. Such offhand disregard for tax rule was overlooked by most employers as well as taxman, who possibly felt it was a minor disobedience. Maybe, but not anymore. The income tax department now has fine reason…
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reema rai 29 Mar 2017, 1:10pm
Political funding: Finance Bill removes cap on corporate donations, disclosure of beneficiaries' name
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On Tuesday, 21 March, the government made 40 amendments to the Finance Bill, 2017. Some of the major changes include lowering the legal limit on cash transactions from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 2 lakh and making Aadhaar Card mandatory for filing Income Tax Returns (ITR) and for applying for PAN Card. The proposal is set to come into effect on 1 July…
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Team SoOLEGAL 27 Mar 2017, 12:08pm
Delhi traffic chaos costs Rs 60,000 crore annually
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 By Dipak K Dash: Traffic congestion on Delhi roads costs around $10 billion or about Rs 60,000 crore annually. This is on account of fuel waste due to idling of vehicles, productivity loss, air pollution and road crashes, according to a study done by IIT, Madras. As the vehicular population rapidly grows in the capital, the study projects…
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reema rai 24 Mar 2017, 4:20pm
Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax return to avoid tax evasion: FM Arun Jaitley
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Making Aadhaar number mandatory for filing of Income Tax returns is necessary to curb tax evasion and frauds, the government said today while rejecting the opposition demand for a relook at the move. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley replied in the affirmative when a BJD member questioned in the Lok Sabha whether the government was "forcing" the people…
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reema rai 24 Mar 2017, 4:14pm
Finance Bill, 2017 Is A Nightmare For Even An Honest, Taxpaying Citizen: Know Why
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The Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill, 2017 with a voice vote on March 22 with a string of new legislations. One of the provisions added to the bill which is a nightmare for even an honest, taxpaying citizen is that taxmen are now free to raid our homes on a whim. If this doesn’t scare you enough, the inability to challenge the raid before the…
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