housing finance companies

Tax Provisions for Housing Finance Companies (HFCs)

Income Tax - The Income Tax Act, 1961 does not contain specific provisions relating to Housing Finance Companies (HFCs). Thus, all the general provisions for computation of income shall apply to HFCs. It can also be established that as the main source of income of HFCs is interest, income will be computed under section 28 to 43 of the Income Tax Act, ...

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All about registration of Housing Finance Company with National Housing Bank (NHB)

Income Tax - In this Flash editorial, the author begins by referring the provisiosn of National Housing Bank, Housing Finance Companies. Author tries to discuss the conditions for registration of Housing Finance Company with NHB. It is worth noting that amidst the gradual development of demand in the housing finance sector, the corporate houses have m...

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How a Home Loan Balance Transfer Can Help You Save a Huge sum of Money

Income Tax - Your Home Loan is a secured loan. Compared to unsecured loan options, this huge loan comes at a comparatively less rate of interest. However, when you consider the large amount and the long tenure it takes to pay off the loan, even this low interest rate can cost you a lot. ...

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How Will Home Loan EMIs Change After Demonetization

Income Tax - We’ve all probably dreamt of a dream home at some point in our lives. If youre a step ahead, youve probably seen some of the best Home Loan plans available to you, and considered a few. You might even have applied for a mortgage and thoroughly looked through the Home Loan interest rates, before finalizing on one....

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Registration of A Finance Company

Income Tax - If we use the layman language, the General Meaning of Finance is Money. And of Finance Company as any Firm either Proprietor or Partnership Firm which deals in lending of money. In India a no. of people do the business of finance specially the LALA people which give the money on interest to their relatives or some known persons. ...

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Clean chit to banks, housing finance cos on foreclosure penalty

Income Tax - The levy of a penalty by banks and housing finance companies for foreclosure of home loans does not amount to abuse of dominant position, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) ruled on Tuesday, quashing borrowers’ hopes that the practice could be...

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Super built-up area gets new nomenclature

Income Tax - The super built-up area has now been given a new nomenclature: useable area. While earlier, a builder would present the entire area of a flat to a consumer, now he sells an apartment by dividing its space into a carpet area and a super built-up area,...

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SEBI relaxed norms for security, or the asset cover, required for issuing secured bonds

Income Tax - Capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Thursday eased norms for security, or the asset cover, required for issuing secured bonds. Sebi said that issuers will have to maintain a 100% asset cover that is sufficient to discharge the principal amount at all times for their debt securities offerings....

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Section 25 Companies, Charitable Trust, NGO, Societies under the purview of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) 2002

Income Tax - Earlier, the entities that fell under the ambit of the law included only chit fund companies, banking companies, financial institutions and housing finance companies. The amendment now says any company registered under section 25 of the Indian Companies Act, 1956, and/or as a trust or society under the Societies Act, 1860, or any similar...

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Banks and housing finance companies under scanner for imposing penalty on pre-payment of loans

Income Tax - Several banks and housing finance companies have come under the scanner of the competition watchdog for imposing penalty on pre-payment of loans. The Competition Commission of India, according to a CCI official, is scrutinising a complaint concerning pre-payment penalty from a customer against major home loan players like HDFC, LIC Housin...

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No Pre-payment penalty on pre-closure of housing loans from Housing Finance Companies

Notification No. NHB (ND)/DRS/Pol. No. 43/2011-12 - (19/10/2011) - The housing finance regulator said Housing Finance Companies will no longer levy any fee on floating rate loans. In case of fixed rate loans, it has made a distinction and only those borrowers who pay from their “own sources”, such as savings or even loans from relatives, will be exempte...

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Compliance with FDI norms-Half yearly certificate from Statutory Auditors of NBFCs

RBI/2009-10/304 DNBS (PD).CC. No 167/03.10.01/2009-10 - (04/02/2010) - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday withdrew the special short-term foreign currency borrowings facility for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies. The central bank made the decision after reviewing the macroeconomic conditions and improvements in the domesti...

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Priority Sector Lending – Loans to Housing Finance Companies

RBI/2009-10/263, RPCD.CO.Plan. BC.46/04.09.01/2009-10 - (18/12/2009) - Please refer to paragraph 7.5 of our Master Circular dated July 1, 2009 on Lending to Priority Sector, in terms of which loans granted to Housing Finance Companies (HFCs), approved by National Housing Bank for the purpose of refinance, for on-lending to individuals for purchase/construction of dwel...

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Tax Provisions for Housing Finance Companies (HFCs)

The Income Tax Act, 1961 does not contain specific provisions relating to Housing Finance Companies (HFCs). Thus, all the general provisions for computation of income shall apply to HFCs. It can also be established that as the main source of income of HFCs is interest, income will be computed under section 28 to 43 of the Income Tax Act, ...

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All about registration of Housing Finance Company with National Housing Bank (NHB)

In this Flash editorial, the author begins by referring the provisiosn of National Housing Bank, Housing Finance Companies. Author tries to discuss the conditions for registration of Housing Finance Company with NHB. It is worth noting that amidst the gradual development of demand in the housing finance sector, the corporate houses have m...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

How a Home Loan Balance Transfer Can Help You Save a Huge sum of Money

Your Home Loan is a secured loan. Compared to unsecured loan options, this huge loan comes at a comparatively less rate of interest. However, when you consider the large amount and the long tenure it takes to pay off the loan, even this low interest rate can cost you a lot. ...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

How Will Home Loan EMIs Change After Demonetization

We’ve all probably dreamt of a dream home at some point in our lives. If youre a step ahead, youve probably seen some of the best Home Loan plans available to you, and considered a few. You might even have applied for a mortgage and thoroughly looked through the Home Loan interest rates, before finalizing on one....

Read More
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Registration of A Finance Company

If we use the layman language, the General Meaning of Finance is Money. And of Finance Company as any Firm either Proprietor or Partnership Firm which deals in lending of money. In India a no. of people do the business of finance specially the LALA people which give the money on interest to their relatives or some known persons. ...

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'Acche din' in sight for affordable housing- will this turbo change the Indian Economy?

In his maiden Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a number of positive measures for the real estate sector, be it easing the foreign direct investment (FDI) norms, clarity on taxation of real estate investment trusts (REIT) and boosting urban as well as rural housing....

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Types of credit facilities provided by banks

Credit Facility is an agreement with bank that enables a person or organization to be taken credit or borrow money when it is needed. All types of credit facilities may broadly be classified into two groups on the basis of Funding – 1. Fund Base Credit  2. Non Fund Base Credit...

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Understanding Deficit Financing

Deficit financing is that, which, if used responsibly, can lead an economy to prosperity; however, if used thoughtlessly, can do the opposite. It is the tool suggested years ago by known economist John Keynes, and used today throughout the world by various finance ministers of different economies in their budgets....

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FAQ on Home Loan with EMI Calculator

1. For what purposes can I seek a first time home loan?You can generally seek a first time home loan for buying a house or a flat, renovation, extension and repairs to your existing house. Most banks have a separate policy for those who are going for a second house. Please remember to seek specific clarifications on the above-mentioned is...

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No Pre-payment penalty on pre-closure of housing loans from Housing Finance Companies

Notification No. NHB (ND)/DRS/Pol. No. 43/2011-12 (19/10/2011)

The housing finance regulator said Housing Finance Companies will no longer levy any fee on floating rate loans. In case of fixed rate loans, it has made a distinction and only those borrowers who pay from their “own sources”, such as savings or even loans from relatives, will be exempted from payment of penalty. In […]...

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