Balwant Jain

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Diversify your portfolio with a safe and stable debt product

Debt as an asset class gives stability to your portfolio and also helps in periodic asset rebalancing.

How to invest passively and generate returns of active investing

There is a way out through which you can get relatively better returns while minimising the amount of risk associated with volatility.

Impact of Uniform Civil Code on Hindu Undivided Family as an income tax unit

If the UCC is ultimately implemented, the concept of HUF will have to be given a go-by.

Partition of HUF under Hindu Law and Income Tax Act

Hindu Undivided Family is a peculiar concept under the Hindu Law which is not prevalent in any other religion.

Why should you invest in Sovereign Gold Bonds?

Of late, Indian have been investing in Sovereign Gold Bonds instead of physical gold due to their attractive features.

All you wanted to know about Flexicap Funds

Here we take a look at the various aspects of the flexicap fund category and why it makes sense for you to invest in a flexicap fund.

Over longer horizons, equities tend to outperform most asset classes.

What is presumptive taxation scheme for professionals? Who can opt for it?

This scheme is available only to a resident individual or a partnership firm engaged in a specified profession but not to a limited liability partnership.

It has been explicated that the right and ownership of such assessee, in the house, to whatever extent is exclusive.

Before claiming Section 80C Income Tax deductions, be aware of these conditions

All of us avail tax benefits under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, but only a few are aware that these benefits come with certain strings attached.

How to harness the potential of healthcare sector

It is very likely that both the Centre and the State governments will be charting out plans to make huge investments in the healthcare sector, in the times ahead.

Can you claim both HRA and home loan tax benefits?

The conditions for claiming HRA are different and those for claiming home loan benefits are different and are mutually exclusive.

How investing in equities with lower volatility can help you

Various studies have proven time and again that equity investing is one of the optimal ways to beat inflation and create wealth over the long term.

7 tax tasks to complete before 31 March 2021

There are certain tax tasks which we need to complete by the 31st March 2021. Here we are taking a look at some of them.

RBI scheme to increase retail participation in government securities: What is it and will it succeed?

As per the RBI decision, individuals will be allowed to open a gilt account through the RBI’s electronic platform.

Government attempts half-heartedly to bring in taxation parity between mutual fund and ULIP

The budget has proposed to amend the Section 10(10D) to restrict the exemption in respect of ULIPs for those ULIP policies where the annual premium payable in respect of such policy does not exceed Rs 2.50 lakh during the pre


Interest earned on PF contributions above Rs 2.5 lakh is taxable now – How you will get impacted

Since we do not have a social security system in our country, why should the government discourage anyone from contributing a higher amount towards his retirement fund?

How Budget 2021 proposals will impact homebuyers

The budget has made two proposals which intend to extend the tax benefits available to home buyers.

National Pension System: Government needs to make NPS fair for all categories of subscribers

Presently only the Central Government employees are allowed to claim deduction under Section 80C for contribution made towards the Tier II account of NPS with a lock in of three years.

Business Cycle Fund Investing: Here’s all you wanted to know

Those who wish to take the benefit of first mover advantage and do not wish to take the risks involved of investing in sectorial funds can invest in the business cycle funds.

5 most important financial resolutions for 2021

This is the time of the year when a majority of us make some resolutions as regards our physical fitness but only a few make resolutions for remaining financially fit.

Income Tax Return filing for AY 2020-21: Who can use ITR-1 Sahaj and who cannot?

Form ITR 1, popularly known as Sahaj, is used by a majority of tax payers for filing their income tax return. Here is a look at who can file this form and who can't.

Income tax benefits on EPF contributions and withdrawals: All you need to know

EPF is an excellent tool for salaried to accumulate funds for their retirement. Let us discuss the income tax implications of EPF contributions and withdrawals.

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Should you invest in tax-free bonds? Find out

In case of tax-free bonds, the interest is tax-free and therefore such bonds are priced higher than the taxable bonds.

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Claiming LTA benefits through GST paid goods and services – Here’s all you should know

Under the scheme announced, the Central government employees are allowed to get cash in lieu of their entitlement for leave and LTA both whereas other employees can claim LTA only, on satisfaction of certain conditions.

Can you get a home loan with no credit history? Find out

A CIBIL score is a numerical value ranging between 300 and 900 which is arrived on the basis of your transactions with financial institutions.

Does the SBI home loan restructuring scheme work for you?

SBI has announced that its home loan borrowers can opt for the moratorium for payment of their EMIs for a period up to two years.

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ESG Investing: How to invest in ESG companies – Here’s all you wanted to know

Even though the idea of investing on the ESG parameter is at a nascent stage in India, it is very likely to catch up soon due to increasing awareness about such important aspects.

Are you paying higher interest on your home loan?

In case your lender is charging you a higher interest rate on your home loan than what others are offering in the market, it always makes sense for you to either shift to another lender or to evaluate the possibility of getti

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