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August 30, 2012
Panel Discussion on Understanding the Gender Implications of Taxation Policy
CBGA is organising a Panel Discussion on Understanding the Gender Implications of Taxation Policies in New Delhi.
In the recent years, the public discourse on taxation in India has evolved swiftly to highlight a number of relevant issues, like, the proposed Direct Taxes Code (DTC), Goods and Services Tax (GST), revenue forgone due to tax exemptions, and tax avoidance through international loopholes etc. However, gender implications of different kinds of tax policies and those of the overall tax system in the country have not caught the attention of many stakeholders (e.g. civil society leaders, legislators and also policymakers) yet.
Given that India’s tax system relies heavily on indirect taxes as compared to direct taxes (the latter accounting for only one-third of the total tax revenue of the country), several experts perceive it as a ‘regressive’ system of taxation. The implications of such a ‘regressive’ tax system could be much worse for women if we take into account their gender-based disadvantages. Yet, in the mainstream discourse on the two major ‘reforms’ in the tax system being pursued ardently by the Union Government (i.e. the DTC and the GST), gender implications have hardly been paid any attention.
The panelists are:
Prof. Jayati Ghosh (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Prof. Ritu Dewan (Mumbai University), Ms. Yamini Mishra (UN Women), Dr. Chirashree Das Gupta (Ambedkar University), Ms. Dakshita Das (Govt. of India).
The discussion will be chaired by Dr. Vinod Vyasulu (CBPS).
Please join us in this discussion.
Venue: Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi
Time: 10 am -1 pm
This special issue of Budget Track focusses on the key concerns relating to Taxation in India. In keeping with this, we have an interesting mix of contributions that look at some critical aspects such as expanding the fiscal space through taxation, tax havens, tax exemptions in India and more
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