Constitutional provisions relating to taxation-How important to understand tax laws

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Constitution is the foundation and source of powers to legislate all laws in India. Parliament, as well as State Legislatures gets the power to legislate various laws from the Constitution only and therefore every law has to be within the vires of the Constitution.

Talking about the taxation laws and the interpretation of taxation laws, every lawyer or a tax professional practicing taxation laws must understand the basic provisions of Constitution relating to taxation including the powers of Parliament and State Legislatures to legislate regarding levy and collection of tax, the restrictions imposed by our Constitution on such powers, entries concerning taxation in Central List i.e List-1 and State List i.e List-2 of Seventh Schedule to Constitution of India.
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