Sat, Nov 14, 2015, 08:51 AM
Indian industry raises the red flag over the Central government's move to impose a cess to help fund the Swachh Bharat initiative. Corporate players said that it goes against the government's push to improve the ease of doing business. The 0.5 per cent cess on all taxable services takes effect from Sunday. Diverse opinions were expressed whether the cess necessary to fund an important scheme or is it a nuisance that burdens taxpayers even more.