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Top Stocks to benefit from GST Bill Implementation –

Last updated : 1st August, 2016 The Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill is expected to be passed in the coming session of Parliament. Sectors like FMCG, auto, cement, light electrical, multiplexes, retail and logistics could be some of the key beneficiaries of India’s biggest tax reforms. Even though the implementation of GST is some time away (April 1, 2017), stocks may start discounting the impact sooner than expected. Sectors such as logistics, auto, consumer staples, hospitals, appliances and manufacturing are likely to benefit most from GST.      CMP 52  Low CMP up from Low   52 High Distance from ... Read More »

Home Loan Tax Benefits – Section 24, 80C, 80EE

Last updated : 26th July, 2016 Buying a house without home loan is distant dream for most of the people.  But even if you have required funds to buy house, taking home loan can be tax efficient. You can save significant amount of tax on the principal repayment of home loan as well as Interest paid on home loan. In this post, I will try to explain the tax benefits associated with home loan. Section 80C – Deduction upto Rs 1.50 lakh for Principal repayment Under Section 80C, you can claim deduction upto Rs 1.50 Lakh by way of investment ... Read More »

Taxation on Sale of Shares – Business Income or Capital Gain? – new CBDT circular

Last updated : 1st April, 2016 Over the past few years, there were lot of uncertainly and litigation around this point – whether the sale of shares is treated as Capital gain or Business Income. Despite of various court rulings as well as CBDT clarifications, disputes continues to exist on the facts related to individual case since the taxpayers find it difficult to prove the intention in acquiring such shares/securities. In a recent CBDT circular, tax payers are allowed to decide whether their gains/losses from sale of listed shares/securities should be treated as business income or as capital gains for ... Read More »

Highlights of Indian Union Budget 2016-2017 – Summary of key proposals

Last updated : 8th March, 2016 Highlights of Indian Union Budget 2016-2017 – Announced on 29th February 2016   Income tax slabs for the financial year 2016-17 has remained unchanged   Tax exemption for house rent will be raised to Rs 60,000 from the current Rs 24,000-level. This deduction is for those, who don’t get the house rent allowance from their employer. Such person can avail this deduction according the specified rules. Under the National Pension Scheme, the government announced an exemption for withdrawal of up to 40% of the corpus at the time of retirement. WITHDRAWN –  Meanwhile, in case ... Read More »

7.60% NHAI Tax Free Bonds (December 2015) – Details & Review

Last updated : 21st December, 2015 National Highways Authority of India’s (NHAI) is offering tax-free secured redeemable non convertible bonds to raise Rs 1500 crore, with an option to retain oversubscription upto Rs 8663 crore. It is the fifth tax-free bond issue in the current financial year after NTPC, PFC, REC and IRFC. For retail investors, the annualised coupon offered is 7.39% , 7.60% for tenure of 10 and 15 years, respectively. Size of the Issue – NHAI is authorized to raise Rs. 24,000 crore from tax free bonds this financial year.  The company has already raised Rs. 3,872 crore through ... Read More »

[How to] get Electronic Verification Code (EVC) to e-Verify Income tax return for AY 2015-2016

Last updated : 15th August, 2015 Now you can e-verify your Income tax returns and there is no need to send physical ITR-V to Income Tax office.  As per new notification by Income Tax department (Notification 02/2015 dates 13th July 2015),  you can online verify your Income tax return using Electronic Verification Code (EVC). Presently, individual taxpayers had to send the physical copy of ITR acknowledgment (ITR V) to CPC Banglaore. Only taxpayers having digital signatures could sign it online. But with this new Electronic Verification Code (EVC) facility, tax payers can e-verify their Income tax rteturns. In this post, ... Read More »

[How to] claim tax or TDS refund for last six assessment years

Last updated : 15th August, 2015 As you know, currently income tax returns can be filed for last 2 assessment years. So you could file returns and claim the refund (TDS refund) for last 2 years only. Now in the latest circular (09/2015), Income tax department has allowed the assessee who has failed to file return and claim Refund according to section 119(2) (B) to make an application and get Refund due up to last 6 Assessment years. Steps to claim refund for the last 6 years: 1. You need to file an application to the concerned Income tax official ... Read More »

Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) – Details & Review

Last updated : 9th June, 2015 In Budget 2015, Finance minister Arun Jaitley announced these social security schemes: Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (for Accidental Death and Disability), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (for life insurance) and Atal Pension Yojna (for pension). These schemes were launched in May 2015 and will be effective from 01-June-2015. Details of Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) – for Accidental Death and Disability Risk Coverage • Accidental death  – Rs 2 Lakhs   • Full disability (Total and irrecoverable loss of both eyes or loss of use of both hands or feet or ... Read More »

Gold monetization scheme 2015 Review – Things to know

Last updated : 20th May, 2015 Gold monetization scheme (GMS) is announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Union Budget 2015-2016. Now the Government has release the Draft guidelines for implementing this gold monetisation scheme. According to the government, gold deposit accounts will utilise the 20,000 tonnes available within the country and help in cutting down the 800-1,000 tonnes of gold the country ships every year. What is Gold monetisation scheme? In simple terms, it is a scheme that allows people to deposit the gold / jewellery and earn Interest on their Gold Account. A.  Key Features of Gold ... Read More »

Punjab National Bank (PNB) to open Sukanya Samriddhi Account – SSA Yojana scheme

Last updated : 1st May, 2015 The Punjab National Bank has started opening Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme accounts.The scheme is available at 1,604 PNB branches across India. PNB is the first bank to do so after the scheme was formally launched in January this year. RBI sent a circular to 28 banks regarding operational guidelines of the Sukanya Samridhi scheme in March 2015, but no other bank has rolled out the scheme till now, except PNB. PNB said that the scheme will be available in 1604 branches but the did not provided the list yet. However, they provided a centralised customer ... Read More »

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