India has expressed reservations on World Bank’s ‘Doing Business Report’ where it has been ranked 172 amongst 190 countries, finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. Government is aware of the latest analysis of the World Bank’s report in which India has been ranked 172 amongst 190 countries surveyed in the matter of paying taxes. “We have some reservations about the methodology of the assessment parameters in this regard,” he said during Question Hour, amidst noisy protests by Opposition.
Jaitley said the government has been taking a number of steps to ease tax compliance for tax payers. “We are constantly striving to improve our position,” he said. The Union minister said the Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) in its four reports had made useful recommendations on issues like customer focus, structure and governance, dispute management, key internal processes, use of information and communication technology.