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New tax dispute settlement scheme to involve only faceless interaction: Revenue secy

New tax dispute settlement scheme to involve only faceless interaction: Revenue secy

Finance
Settlement of disputes under the 'Vivad Se Vishwas' scheme would be wholly electronic and will not involve any physical interaction with income tax officers. Tax payers wanting to avail of the scheme only need to fill a form in their e-filing account on income tax website to apply for the scheme, said revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey. He was speaking at a post Budget interaction between the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, senior government officials and industry representatives in Mumbai today. The government has introduced a bill in Parliament detailing a direct tax dispute settlement scheme. The Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill, 2020 for dispute resolution related to direct taxes, proposes less payment or discounted payment for dispute settlement if the tax payer settles befor...
‘12,000’ Asda staff face sack in bitter contract dispute

‘12,000’ Asda staff face sack in bitter contract dispute

Business
Approximately 12,000 Asda workers are currently facing the sack next month for refusing to sign controversial new contracts, a source has told Sky News.It is understood all staff who fail to sign the agreement by a 2 November deadline will be dismissed unless the supermarket chain backs down. Workers who have snubbed the contract are currently serving notice periods but can yet change their minds.Asda said on Wednesday that the "vast majority" of over 100,000 people affected by the new contract had signed on the dotted line.The retailer was yet to respond to Sky News' request for a comment about the scale of the crisis. Advertisement Image: Asda staff travelled ...
‘We have no choice’: BA pilots to strike over pay dispute

‘We have no choice’: BA pilots to strike over pay dispute

Business
By Ganesh Rao, business reporter British Airways has said strike action announced by its pilots will "destroy" the travel plans of tens of thousands of its customers.The airline's pilots will strike on 9, 10 and 27 September after numerous solutions to resolve a dispute over pay were rejected, according to the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa). British Airways chairman and chief executive Alex Cruz told Sky News: "We will cancel flights, I cannot tell you exactly how many at this stage, but we will contact each passenger that may be affected."Mr Cruz said he was "extremely disappointed" Balpa has rejected "a deal that has been approved by the other unions representing 90% of the people working at British Airways".He promised to...
Dispute over Idris Elba play Tree as writers claim they were ‘pushed off’

Dispute over Idris Elba play Tree as writers claim they were ‘pushed off’

Entertainment
A row has arisen over a play created by Idris Elba after two writers who worked on it claimed they were shut out and suffered "intimidation and disrespect".Tree, which will premiere at the Manchester International Festival, is credited to Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah.Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley said they worked on it for four years but were "pushed off" and got no credit.In response, the producers said Tree "needed to go in a very different direction with a new writer attached".Manchester International Festival and London's Young Vic theatre, along with Elba's production company Green Door Pictures, acknowledged that Allen-Martin and Henley were "involved in exploring ideas" for the show.They said they were "grateful" to the ...
Fox warns on trade barriers as US-China dispute deepens

Fox warns on trade barriers as US-China dispute deepens

Business
Liam Fox has told Sky News the US trade war with China risks wider "consequences" and should be settled at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).Speaking to Ian King Live, the International Trade Secretary said that while he understood the frustrations felt by the Trump administration, including intellectual property theft, a rules-based system governing world trade was the way forward. The White House plans to impose additional tariffs on $ 200bn of Chinese goods from Friday - accusing Beijing of reneging on a series of commitments it had given in trade negotiations.Donald Trump announced the increase on Sunday - prompting a sharp fall in global stock markets at the start of the week - and kept up the pressure with a tweet on Wednesday saying that he would be happy to go ahead.He added that ...