Sanjeev Sinha is Editor, Personal Finance at Financial Express Online. He has more than 20 years of experience with some of the top Indian media organisations. He has covered a wide variety of subjects such as politics, taxation, wealth management, brands, marketing, management and real estate. An avid reader of crime fiction, Sanjeev spends his free time watching action movies and listening to classical music.
The government has halved the tax rate from 10 per cent to 5 per cent for individual tax payers who fall in the Rs 2.5 to Rs 5 lakh tax slab. This is supposed to largely increase the tax compliance as well as the tax base.
Along with the really sector, homebuyers too had big expectations from the Union Budget 2017 as they believed that their dream homes were still beyond their reach and even tax incentives on home loans were inadequate.
Having witnessed a prolonged slowdown and hit had by the recent demonetization drive, the real estate sector was betting big on the Budget 2017 for revival of fortunes. It was expecting, among other things, income tax incenti
The Union Budget 2017 promises to continue economic reforms, control inflation and prudent fiscal management. However, it provides little impetus in the short term to the real estate sector other than a boost to the affordabl
Hit hard by the Modi government's demonetisation drive, the realty sector has been betting big on the Union Budget 2017 for revial of fortunes as this year's budget is believed to be crucial for its survival, at least in the
The government is likely to tinker with personal income tax rates in the upcoming Budget, which should increase compliance and on balance have a neutral impact on tax collections. However, given the resource constraints, the
Revival of the consumption cycle would be a priority for the Finance Minister while finalizing the Budget. In order to achieve this, he may choose to leave more disposable income in the hands of individuals. However, my sense
Faced with rising healthcare costs as well as inadequacy of coverage provided by a single policy, a large number of people these days are opting for multiple health insurance policies. After all, why to take risk when one can
Budget 2017: Ever since coming to power, the Modi government has taken several policy initiatives to give a boost to the ailing real estate, following which the realty sector had of late even started showing some signs of rev
It’s that time of the year again when you take stock of your tax liability and plan for the next financial year. And, like most tax payers, you must be wondering about ways to save taxes while earning high returns.
You can avail tax benefits under various sections of the Income-Tax Act. But the most common, and also most popular, are the deductions available under Section 80C of the I-T Act, which are allowed for making investments in c
Mutual funds are arguably the best investment options available for investors in terms of ease of investments and different risk/return paradigms available. Depending upon your risk profile and longevity of holding period, yo
In a bid to fulfill its dream of Housing for All by 2022 as well as to give a leg up to the ailing realty sector – which got further hit by demonetization – the government is likely to provide more tax incentives on home
With the Union Budget 2017 just a couple of weeks away, there are expectations that the government will take some measures to help the common man, especially the salaried class, who has rallied behind the government’s decis
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The Modi government's demonetization drive may have been a bold move to curb 'black money' to some extent, but it is also likely to have significant adverse impact on the nation's GDP and the job market, among others.
Post the demonetization of the high-value currency notes and the drastic measures taken by the government to promote cashless economy to tackle the evil of black money, the jury is still out whether it had a positive impact o
Every time you go to buy a car or an electronic product these days, you will most probably find the salesman trying hard to sell you a service plan – known as extended warranty – along with the product.