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The pros and cons of Aadhaar

The pros and cons of Aadhaar

Aadhaar is the world’s largest biometric ID system issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a statutory authority ...Read More

KYC and ease of doing business

KYC and ease of doing business

Long ago, fraudsters used to lay their hands on cheques and documents in transit and get them transferred in their names. Moreover, docum...Read More

Planning to earn tax-free income-II

Planning to earn tax-free income-II

In the wonderland of Investment

Invest in equity without any risk – A N Shanbhag

Invest in equity without any risk – A N Shanbhag

Over a year back, we had written about investing in equity without taking any risk whatsoever. Now once again we revisit this topic as th...Read More

Guide to Housing Finance and Tax planning

Guide to Housing Finance and Tax planning

Both the deductions u/s 24 on interest on housing loan and u/s 80C on principal repayment are allowed only when the income from house pro...Read More

Mutual Fund – An optimum investment vehicle

Mutual Fund – An optimum investment vehicle

Despite its crucial importance, high visibility and spectacular rise, the Mutual Fund (MF) as an investment instrument is the least under...Read More

Understanding Redevelopment and likely Income Tax by A N Shanbhag

Understanding Redevelopment and likely Income Tax by A N Shanbhag

We have received the following query from one our valued readers. The answer is very interesting and is of general interest.

Regulatory matters related to property ownership

Regulatory matters related to property ownership

Last week, we examined certain aspects related to housing loans and interest thereon. This week we discuss certain regulatory matters rel...Read More

Here’s how you can benefit by investing in house property

Here’s how you can benefit by investing in house property

In a population heavy country like ours, there will always be a net surplus of house hunters over houses available. This is why tomorrow’...Read More

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Step-by-step guide to tax return filing

With FY 15-16 drawing to a close, the immediate item on taxpayer agenda would be the annual filing of the tax returns.

Budget 2016: Focusing on the Fine Print

Budget 2016: Focusing on the Fine Print

Our perusal of the fine print of Budget 2016 has been throwing up some very interesting findings. Over the past few weeks, we have aggreg...Read More

Govt must address concerns of genuine taxpayers

Govt must address concerns of genuine taxpayers

A couple of years ago, we had published an article that essentially reproducted an email sent to us by valued reader Mr. N J Patel that h...Read More

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Budget 2016 – Looking beyond the PF row

Initially, the entire focus (and consternation) of taxpayers especially the employee class on Union Budget 2016 was on the proposed tax o...Read More

Your Provident Fund Will Be Partially Taxable!

Your Provident Fund Will Be Partially Taxable!

Amongst the various Budget proposals, the one that is causing the most confusion and controversy is the proposed move to tax part of the ...Read More

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Budget 2016 Highlights

Relief to small taxpayers

Budget 2016: What the common man expects

Budget 2016: What the common man expects

Annual Budgets should normally be a statement of government finances. However, customarily, in our country, the Budget has become a forum...Read More

Throwing light on Liberalised Remittance Scheme

Throwing light on Liberalised Remittance Scheme

Though the rupee is not freely convertible, the allowance / limit that Resident Indians have for making foreign investments, gifts and pa...Read More

Tax filing: Set-Off & Carry Forward of Losses

Tax filing: Set-Off & Carry Forward of Losses

As we enter the last quarter of the current fiscal year, we reiterate our annual article on the optimal tax treatment of losses. Adjustme...Read More

Tackling volatility in stock market

Tackling volatility in stock market

China is sneezing and the world seems to have caught its cold. The rapid and continuing depreciation in the yuan heralded by the People’s...Read More

Tax planning for New Year

Tax planning for New Year

Most taxpayers tend to defer their tax saving investments till March and then rush into putting their money into something with the sole ...Read More

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