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National Pension Scheme: Does NPS merit your money after the Budget fillip?

When it comes to investing, Indians are a conventional lot that prefers traditional instruments offering security...

National Pension Scheme: Does NPS merit your money after the Budget fillip?

Bank RD: Persistence pays

Bank RDs will come under TDS ambit from June, but they remain a handy investment tool for the risk-averse

Bank RD, Recurring deposit, Budget 2015-16, Union Budget News

Arun Jaitley gives new lease of life to insurance industry

FINANCE minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget can be termed as a path-breaking attempt towards lifting the status of the poor and vulnerable...

Arun Jaitley gives new lease of life to insurance industry

Rate cut now likely after April review

After the Reserve Bank of India lowered key rates on March 4, government bonds...

Rate cut now likely after April review

Alternate investing: Fight the climate change menace and reap returns too

WITH the fight against climate change on in earnest, 'green investments' are gaining in popularity. Such an investment...

Alternate investing: Fight the climate change menace and reap returns too

Investing: Golden chance

The gold monetisation scheme aims to mobilise the penchant of Indian households to invest in yellow metal

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What the service tax hike means for you

The hike in service tax from 12.36% to 14% — to be effective from a date notified after the enactment of the Finance Bill...

What the service tax hike means for you

Higher service tax to add to pain of middle-class

Services like air travel, telephone, eating out at restaurants, dry-cleaning, courier, beauty treatments, cable and DTH services, etc, will now cost more.

Corporate Tax News

Moving towards social security for all

Employees with a pay of up to R15,000 per month are covered under EPF. Jaitley has talked of his intent to provide an option to employees to not contribute to EPF. However, employer contribution would

Moving towards social security for all

One for the future: Retirement savings get fresh lift in Budget

But not making National Pension Scheme tax-free at time of withdrawal a dampener

One for the future: Retirement savings get fresh lift in Budget

Insurance given a boost, healthy sign for economy

The Union Budget endeavours to establish a long-term framework aimed at pushing the India growth engine back on the 8%+ trajectory.

Insurance given a boost, healthy sign for economy

New income tax proposals: Save Rs 18,550, here’s how

If you are in the highest tax bracket and below 60 years of age, you could save between Rs 12,360 and Rs 18,540 from the next financial year...

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Arun Jaitley offers good dose of hope on medical insurance

The increase in the tax deduction limit on health insurance premium to R25,000 from R15,000 and R30,000 from R20,000 for senior citizens under Section 80 D is a welcome step and will help increase pen

Arun Jaitley offers good dose of hope on medical insurance

Several positive steps in Budget, could pave way for robust recovery

A big challenge for the first full-year Budget of the government has been to rekindle India’s economic recovery, against the backdrop of high expectations.

Several positive steps in Budget, could pave way for robust recovery

Budget hopes: Great expectation

The individual taxpayer awaits the Budget day with bated breath, hoping for relief on many a front

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Tax talk: Reinvest to make capital out of tax exemptions

Gains from sale of a long-term capital asset are eligible for exemption if they are invested in notified bonds of NHAI or REC within six months from the date of transfer

Tax talk: Reinvest to make capital out of tax exemptions

Employees flock to group health covers

Group health insurance and benefits offered by employers are one of the most important ways to attract and retain talent in India. Besides, the increasing inclusion of voluntary programmes, built into

Employees flock to group health covers

Unholy marriage of Sec 80C and life insurance must end

If we estimate the real value of savings from Section 80C, the R1.5-lakh relief is neither an easy option nor an attractive proposition

Unholy marriage of Sec 80C and life insurance must end

Income tax: Official tour expense incurred on employee not treated as perk

As a flat is a capital asset, its transfer is subject to capital gain tax in the hands of the transferor...

Income tax: Official tour expense incurred on employee not treated as perk

Income tax: Set off your loss, it isn’t carved in stone

Income-tax laws provide taxpayers an option to set off losses other than those under the head...

Income tax: Set off your loss, it isn’t carved in stone

Budget wishlist: What govt must do to ease pain of common man

As February 28 draws closer, a lot of expectation has built up on the tax front as this will be the first full-year Budget...

Banking & Finance News

Borrowing: The loan survivor

Borrowing is the easy way out when in a spot, but be aware of the pitfalls — mistakes can prove dear.

Borrowing: The loan survivor

Tax implications of buying second property on loan

Before fundING a second house purchase through a loan, it’s important to be aware of its tax implications...

Tax implications of buying second property on loan

Investing: An alternate reality

Alternative investments can add value to a portfolio, but they require thoughtful implementation

Investing: An alternate reality

Emergency corpus still a rarity

Children’s education and home buying are the top financial priorities of people across age groups...

Emergency corpus still a rarity

Don’t let emotions wreak havoc on your investments

Emotions, unfortunately, play a huge role in the investing process...

Don’t let emotions wreak havoc on your investments

Tax on capital gains payable while filing IT return

Gold ETFs are listed on stock exchanges and can be traded just like a stock...

Tax on capital gains payable while filing IT return
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