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Tax Talk: Will ICDS really bring down the number of tax disputes?

The government has notified 10 income computation and disclosure standards (ICDS) effective April 1, 2015.

Tax Talk: Will ICDS really bring down the number of tax disputes?

Reinforce your home

How a home insurance policy provides great financial hedging at a nominal cost.

Reinforce your home

Insurance: Irdai wants quicker action as complaints remain unresolved

Complaints against private life insurers went up to 2,89,336 in FY14 from 2,67,978 in FY13 and that of state-owned Life Insurance Corporation rose to 85,284 from 73,034.

Issuance of e-insurance from Oct 1 will make the processes more efficient: Yashish Dahiya News

Investing: Decode the bell curve

A stock’s opening price is more than a mere number. Here’s the lowdown on what it reveals

Sensex, Nifty, bse, nse, sensex today News

Not in a hurry to hang up boots

People also wish to migrate elsewhere after retirement — two out of five want to settle in another city.

Not in a hurry to hang up boots

Your money: What exchange rate swings mean for investors

Exchange rate tells you how much foreign currency (say, dollar, euro or Chinese renminbi) you can get in exchange for a unit of your currency.

Exchange rate News

Insurance: Need for speed

The insurance regulator is putting in place changes to ensure non-life claims get settled faster

Insurance: Need for speed

EsoPs taxable as perk in hands of employee

Esop benefits form a part of the employee’s salary income and are taxable as a perquisite.

EsoPs taxable as perk in hands of employee

App-lication to be key for banks

To make payment solutions easier, banks will have to move from encrypted password-based payments to biometric-based payments

App-lication to be key for banks

Co-payment: Insurers help those who help themselves

If your policy comes with a co-payment clause, you will have to pay a portion of your health insurance bill our of your own pocket.

Co-payment: Insurers help those who help themselves

Income tax: Living allowance to employees while on tour exempt from tax

Can I claim exemption against travel expense incurred by my brother?

Income tax: Living allowance to employees while on tour exempt from tax

With gold prices on a steady decline, it makes sense to buy

With gold prices on a steady decline, it makes sense to buy in a staggered manner than at one go

gold rate News

Tax implications of owning more than one house

The deduction for interest paid on purchase of a self-occupied property is restricted to R2,00,000. However, for a let-out or deemed-to-be-let-out property, the entire interest paid for purchase of th

Home loan News

Food inflation: Eyes on the sky

The Indian Meteorological Department will put up a provisional forecast for the course of the southwest monsoon this week, which should provide a better picture of food inflation...

Food inflation: Eyes on the sky

Real estate evaluation: Crossing the ‘insurmountable’ hurdle

Unlike in the West, there are no standard agencies in India that value real estate properties.

home loan News

Mutual funds: Dividends, long-term capital gains on ELSS are tax-free

Fixed-maturity plans (FMPs) typically invest in good rated (AAA & AA rated) corporate debt instruments with tenures matching...

Mutual funds investment News

Your money: Home truths about reverse mortgage

With families increasingly going nuclear, many senior citizens have been left to fend for themselves.

Your money: Home truths about reverse mortgage

Non-life insurance has a lot of catching up to do

While general insurance in India has seen an 18% CAGR during 2005-14, when compared with global benchmark, its reach is still very low.

Non-life insurance has a lot of catching up to do

Your money: A quick guide to buying a life insurance cover

The first step to buying life insurance is determining the purpose or need for it.

life insurance, life insurance plans, life insurance policies, insurance cover, insurance policies, how to buy insurance policy, insurance policy terms, retirement planning, personal finance News

Real estate: Concrete measures

The thriving realty market has largely gone unregulated. This is, however, going to change.

real estate, real estate market, real estate india, real estate in india News

Borrowing: Home a loan

with lenders cutting interest rates, benefits for borrowers are imminent. Here’s how to maximise gains

Home loan News

Tax Talk: ‘Conduct’ of party key to determining interest on refund of excess tax

A recent Delhi HC ruling marks a departure from the settled position that if any amount is wrongly detained by tax authorities, the necessary interest follows automatically

Tax Talk: ‘Conduct’ of party key to determining interest on refund of excess tax

Retail lending on high-growth path

Retail lending has risen from 5% of bank advances in FY90 to 19% in FY15 and is expected to rise because of the growing economy...

Retail lending on high-growth path

Your Money: Deposit rate cut looms, but don’t break that FD just yet

HAVING cut base rates, banks are hinting at a drop in deposit rates as well. However, before you pull out of fixed deposit (FD) investments...

Your Money: Deposit rate cut looms, but don’t break that FD just yet

Agents of change: Men in field hold key to insurance business

Growth in the sector is possible only through feet on street and not just through adoption of best of applications and having an easily navigable website

Agents of change: Men in field hold key to insurance business

Investing: Timed out

With non-equity schemes qualifying for long-term capital gains after three years, FMPs have lost sheen

Piramal Fund Management, piramal interprises, piramal in india, piramal fund management in mumbai News

Tax Talk: Loans, advances to employees spared from Section 186 of Companies Act

While the introduction of Companies Act, 2013, was a welcome move, ambiguity and uncertainty over a few provisions...

Tax Talk: Loans, advances to employees spared from Section 186 of Companies Act
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