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Feature CCH Direct Tax Online Taxmann
Speed of reporting cases Most comprehensive database of Direct Tax cases. More than 98000 plus cases Significantly less number of cases reported. 78151 cases available
Transfer Pricing Cases Separate category on transfer pricing cases with issue & sub-issue search available. International Taxation module separately chargeable
Special Leave Petitions Separate category - 3363 SLPS available No separate categorisation available
Backward forward linkage Available Backward reference available in only some cases but not hyperlinked
Analysis Available Available
Articles Available Available
Commentaries 10 commentaries authored by Dr. Girish Ahuja and Dr. Ravi Gupta, CA Amit Ashok Purohit. Exhaustive content Commentaries on specific topics only. Author not known
Reckoner Reckoner for FY 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 Authored by Dr. Girish Ahuja and Dr. Ravi Gupta Not separately available
Forms PDF and fillable ITR forms available Only PDF forms available
DTAAs Available Available
DTAA Comparison Tool Available No tool available
Tax Audit Manual Available duly linked with updated commentary Not available
Withholding Comparison Tool Available No tool available
Insolvency Module Available Separate chargeable module
Daily Tax Tracker Yes Yes
Monthly newsletter Monthly newsletter in association with Deloitte on M&A, DT and IBC updates Not available
Batch download/email/print option Available Not available
Search history Available Not available
Last viewed Available Not available
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Content Type CCH GST Online Taxmann Comments on content depth/coverage
GST Acts Yes Yes

(i) CCH GST Online - Acts updated with amendments made by Finance Act, 2020 cross-referenced with relevant rules
(ii) Taxmann - not cross-referenced with relevant rules

Forms Yes Yes

(i) CCH GST Online offers editable GST Forms (pdf) and also in Word format
(ii) Taxmann - PDF - not editable; no Word format

PIB Releases (Press Information Bureau) Yes No  
GST State Acts Yes Yes  
GST State releases Yes Yes  
Analysis of GST Notifications by Ashok Batra Yes No

(i) CCH GST Online - Summary of the Notification - covering amendments in Principal Central Tax and Rate Notifications, corresponding notifications issued under IGST
(ii) Taxmann - No analysis/summary

GST Commentary coverage Yes Yes

(i) CCH GST Online - 13 commentaries by leading indirect tax/GST Practitioners - by Ashok Batra, Avinash Poddar, Ashu Damia, Gaurav Gupta, Sanjay K. Agarwal, Madhukar Hiregange, K.S. Naveen Kumar, Deloitte, V. Raghuraman
(ii) Taxmann - Only few topics under GST (Audit, ITC, E-Way Bill and Refund)

Service Tax Commentary Yes Yes  
Central Excise cases No Yes  
Customs cases No Yes  
Newsletters/Daily Tax Update Tracker Yes Yes  
GST Ready Reckoner Yes Yes

(i) CCH GST Online - Reckoner by Ashok Batra, updated with amendments made by the Finance Act, 2020
(ii) Taxmann - No Author name mentioned

Service Tax Ready Reckoner Yes Yes  
Service Tax - Valuation of Services and Reverse and Joint Charge Mechanism Yes No
Service Tax - Input Tax Credit Yes No  
Value Added Tax Ready Reckoner Yes No  
GST Referencer by Ashok Batra Yes No Updated with amendments made by the Finance Act, 2020
GST Audit Referencer Yes No Updated with amendments made by the Finance Act, 2020
GST Audit Checklist Yes No CCH GST Online - Specimen checklist in Excel format
GST Videos by Avinsah Poddar Yes No 82 videos on various contentious topics and issues
GST Tariff/Rates for Goods Yes No

(i) CCH GST Online-
(a) Up-to-date till 25th March 2020 (i.e. latest rate notification notified by CBIC)
(b) Amendment tariff item-wise - Notification details incorporated
(c) Includes CGST, SGST & IGST Rates
(d) Covers old rates as well as effective rates
(ii) Taxmann - Includes Customs Tariff

GST Tariff/Rates for services Yes Yes (i) CCH GST Online:
(a) Incorporates the details of Principal Central Tax Notification
(b) Amendment tariff item-wise - Notification details incorporated
(c) Includes CGST, SGST & IGST Rates
(d) Covers old rates as well as effective rates
(e) Explanatory Notes to the scheme of classification of services
(ii) Taxmann - Does not include Notification details
FAQ on GST and Service Tax Yes Yes (i) CCH GST Online - 9000+
(ii) Taxmann - PDF from CBIC
GST Council Meetings Yes Yes Taxmann not updated - not updates on 41st GST Council meeting
GST PPts Yes No CCH GST Online - 99 PPTs
Indirect Tax Acts covering Service Tax, Excise, Customs coverage Yes Yes CCH GST Online - covers all the important indirect tax Acts updated with amendments made by the Finance Act, 2020, except VAT
Indirect Tax Rules covering Service Tax, Excise, Customs coverage Yes Yes CCH GST Online - covers rules of indirect tax laws except Value Added Tax (VAT)
Regulatory Updates on GST, Service Tax, Excise, Customs (Press Releases, Notifications, Circulars, Clarifications, Trade Notices, Orders, ROD Orders) Yes Yes  
Customs Regulations Yes No  
Finance Acts Yes No  
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