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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...

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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

Selling a house? Keep in mind tax consequences

If you plan to sell your house to cash in on rising real estate prices, spare a thought for the resultant tax...

Selling a house? Keep in mind tax consequences

Income tax: Perk up your income

Be aware of the various tax provisions applicable to perquisites that employers offer

Income tax: Perk up your income

Global m-cap gets fillip from india

With its stock market touching new highs, India has contributed 14% of the increase in global market...

Global m-cap gets fillip from india

Will meaner, leaner Ulips give MFs a run for their money?

Low-cost unit-linked insurance plans (Ulips) entered the market recently and have been proving...

Will meaner, leaner Ulips give MFs a run for their money?

Income Tax: Gains from sale of shares held for over 12 months tax-exempt

Under the Income-Tax Act, the taxability on sale of shares of a listed company will mainly depend on the period...

Income Tax: Gains from sale of shares held for over 12 months tax-exempt

Investing: Hitting the bullseye

With markets on an upswing, it’s important to make the most of the opportunity. But there are pitfalls too

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Life line of insurance industry

Life insurers continue to account for a major share of investments — 93.3% — made by the insurance industry.

Life line of insurance industry

Avoid knee-jerk reaction; invest with a long-term view

The Indian financial markets are in a sweet spot — this phrase has by now become so overused that it’s time investors actually move beyond it.

Avoid knee-jerk reaction; invest with a long-term view

Tax talk: Know your tax liability to avoid defaults

If your only source of income is salary and your employer has already deducted tax at source, it doesn’t mean that you are compliant with tax laws and there is no need to file a return.

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For public sector, health is wealth

In FY14, the gross health cover premium collected by non-life insurers...

For public sector, health is wealth

Investing: The gilt complex…

...is a simple way to enhance your portfolio’s yield and insulate it from the stock market’s vagaries

Investing: The gilt complex…
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