Income Tax Tips

House Rent Allowance – A Tax planning tool for Salaried

Income Tax - Generally employee submits Rent receipt and rent deed to his employer to claim exemption of tax on account of HRA however recently CBDT vide circular :08/2013 dated 10 Oct 2013 has made mandatory that If annual rent paid by the employee to his/her land lord exceeds Rs 1,00,000 per annum...

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Golden Opportunity for Tax Payers to Verify Previous Income Tax Returns!

Income Tax - Forget to verify your previous year tax returns? Don’t worry because CBDT has come up with a Golden Opportunity for those taxpayers who have filed their income tax return well within the time frame but afterwards forget to verify ITR V acknowledgement within 120 days. Some Important Points Related to this One Time Opportunity: 1. [&hell...

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Belated Filing of Income Tax Return for AY 2019-20

Income Tax - If the return could not have been filed within the above due dates even then the same can be filed validly as a belated return within the time limit prescribed U/s. 139(4) of the Act. Under section 139(4) a belated return can be filed before the expiry of one year from the end of relevant assessment year or before the completion of assess...

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Common Misconceptions of Salaried Income Tax Payer

Income Tax - Common Misconceptions or Doubts with Salaried Persons About Income Tax While conversing with many of my friends who are having job but do not belong to CA/taxation background I often come across few of the common misconceptions or doubts they have regarding filing of their income tax returns, I am sharing the same below in […]...

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Common mistakes in filling of Income Tax Return

Income Tax - The accurate and complete filling up of the relevant column or detail in the Income Tax Return (ITR) form is most crucial for correct calculation of income. In case the computation of Income or refund is different than what had been entered or what is expected, please verify the accuracy of the data entered by […]...

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Investors – Don’t Miss to watch Plan F program on CNBC TV 18

Income Tax - CA Sandeep Kanoi I just came to know about one very interesting investor education initiative called “Plan F- your financial fitness plan” and thought of sharing the same with you all. My very dear friend and blogger Manish Chauhan of www.jagoinvestor.com shared the program details with me and I would like to pass on details about t...

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Taxability of IIFCL Tax Free Bonds – Issue opening on 26 Dec 2012

Income Tax - India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited Issue Period: 26 Dec 2012 to 11 Jan 2013 Key Benefits: Credit Ratings: AAA by CARE, AAA (Stable) by ICRA and BRICKWORK Interest on these Bonds is Tax-Free, no TDS is applicable, Wealth Tax is not levied No lock in period and no upper limit on investment amount Issue Size: […]...

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Sell Investment in shares made less than a year ago to lower tax burden

Income Tax - If you are sitting on unrealised losses on equity investments made less than a year ago, here is some consolation. Those unrealised losses can be used to lower tax liabilities for the current financial year. Tax experts are advising investors to book their losses on or before March 31 this year and buy back those […]...

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House Rent Allowance – A Tax planning tool for Salaried

Generally employee submits Rent receipt and rent deed to his employer to claim exemption of tax on account of HRA however recently CBDT vide circular :08/2013 dated 10 Oct 2013 has made mandatory that If annual rent paid by the employee to his/her land lord exceeds Rs 1,00,000 per annum...

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Golden Opportunity for Tax Payers to Verify Previous Income Tax Returns!

Forget to verify your previous year tax returns? Don’t worry because CBDT has come up with a Golden Opportunity for those taxpayers who have filed their income tax return well within the time frame but afterwards forget to verify ITR V acknowledgement within 120 days. Some Important Points Related to this One Time Opportunity: 1. [&hell...

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Belated Filing of Income Tax Return for AY 2019-20

If the return could not have been filed within the above due dates even then the same can be filed validly as a belated return within the time limit prescribed U/s. 139(4) of the Act. Under section 139(4) a belated return can be filed before the expiry of one year from the end of relevant assessment year or before the completion of assess...

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Common Misconceptions of Salaried Income Tax Payer

Common Misconceptions or Doubts with Salaried Persons About Income Tax While conversing with many of my friends who are having job but do not belong to CA/taxation background I often come across few of the common misconceptions or doubts they have regarding filing of their income tax returns, I am sharing the same below in […]...

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Common mistakes in filling of Income Tax Return

The accurate and complete filling up of the relevant column or detail in the Income Tax Return (ITR) form is most crucial for correct calculation of income. In case the computation of Income or refund is different than what had been entered or what is expected, please verify the accuracy of the data entered by […]...

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How to Reset Password on Income tax Website

Registered user can reset the password using one of the following options: 1. Answer Secret Question. 2. Upload Digital Signature Certificate 3. Using OTP (PINs)...

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Points to be Kept in Mind before filing Income Tax Return

As we all are aware that the return filing season for AY 2020-21 has been started. Now everyone are geared up for filing there Income Tax Return on time. Hence today I am writing this article to mentioned some important points which we all need to keep in mind at the time of filing the […]...

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8 Common Errors resulting in Defective Tax Return & Solutions

1. Error Code 1: Tax computed but GTI(Gross Total Income) is nil or 0? Description: No tax can be computed without providing the details of income. The Assessee should maintain consistency in providing details of income and tax computation in the return of income in the new xml which will be filed in response to […]...

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Tax Saving Investment Options & Deductions for Individual & HUF

Tax Saving Investment Options and Deductions under Income Tax for Individual and HUF I have brief the deductions available to Individual and Hindu Undivided Family for Assessment Year 2020-21. To claim deduction in any year, it is necessary to invest in that year. Due to Covid Pandemic, Govt. has extended the date to 31.07.2020 for [&hell...

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How to file response to notice u/s 139(9) of defective return notice

An e-filed Income Tax Return can be defective for Many reasons and common reason among them are Gender Mismatch, Non-filing of P&L & BS details in ITR, Sales/Gross receipts of business or profession is greater than 100 lakhs and AUDIT INFORMATION not completely filled, In case of ITRS Presumptive  Income is less that 8% and [&hel...

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3 Mistakes that can lead to an Income Tax Notice

Those who are working and fall under a tax slab as per their annual income get TDS deducted by their employers on a monthly basis, whereas small business owners are often seen escaping the tax demon by hiding their actual annual income. Correspondingly, they save thousands on taxes, which is not a very good idea to save the taxes because...

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How to Maintain Safe Distance from Income Tax Department

Do you want to keep an Arm’s Length Distance from the Income Tax Department? Obviously the Answer is YES!!! But the question here is HOW??? Here are a list of expenses/ investments, which at any point of time performed by you may invite undue attention from the Income tax Personnel....

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Things to do before 30th June 2020 for Tax Saving, ITR filing & Avoiding any Penalty

Things to do before 30th June 2020 for Tax Saving, ITR filing & Avoiding any Penalty: I would like to remind you about 3 important things which you should do before 30th June 2020. 1. Link your Aadhar with PAN: You can link your Aadhar Card with your PAN by visiting this website- https://www1.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-FilingGS/Se...

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Presumptive taxation- Section 44AD, 44ADA, 44AE

To give relief to small taxpayers from the tedious job of maintenance of books of account and from getting the accounts audited, the Income-tax Act has framed the presumptive taxation scheme under sections 44AD, section 44ADA and section 44AE. In this part you can gain knowledge about various provisions of the presumptive taxation scheme ...

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Income Tax Benefits for Individuals & HUFs for A.Y. 2021-22

Article disusses- Tax Rate and Relief available to Individual and HUF, Income Exempt from Tax of Individual and HUF, Deductions allowable from Taxable Income to Individual/ HUF, benefits available for Individual and HUF having Income from Business and Profession, ...

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Income Tax benefits available to Small Businessmen for AY 2021-22

Article contain all benefit available to Small Businessmen for AY 2020-21 including provisions for Presumptive Taxation Scheme, Various deductions available from business profits, Maintenance of books of accounts and audit thereof, Exemptions and Deductions, Tax Deducted at Source and Advance Tax, Basic exemption limits, Concessional tax ...

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Income Tax Provisions applicable to non-residents

Every year the residential status of the taxpayer is to be determined by applying the provisions of the Income-tax Law designed in this regard (discussed later) and, hence, it may so happen that in one year the individual would be a resident and ordinarily resident and in the next year he may become ...

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Computation of Income Tax – FAQs & Examples

Q.1 Under how many heads the income of a taxpayer is classified? ​​​Ans: S​ection 14​ of the Income-tax Act has classified the income of a taxpayer under five different heads of income, viz.:...

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Clubbing of Income under Income Tax Act, 1961 with FAQs

Clubbing of income means Income of other person included in assessees total income, for example: Income of husband which is shown to be the income of his wife is clubbed in the income of Husband and is taxable in the hands of the husband. Under the Income Tax Act a person has to pay taxes on his income....

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Taxation of Capital Gain in India – FAQs

What incomes are charged to tax under the head Capital Gains? Ans: Any profit or gain arising from transfer of a capital asset during the year is charged to tax under the head Capital Gains.​...

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FAQs on Income from house property

Is rental income from sub-letting chargeable to tax under the head Income from house property? Ans: Rental income in the hands of owner is charged to tax under the head Income from house property. Rental income of a person other than the owner cannot be charged to tax under the head Income from house property....

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How to File Income Tax Return without using any software

After incorporating the new facilities on income tax e-filing portal, one can file his/her income tax returns directly on the department website without using any software. Steps to file Income Tax Returns without using software: 1. Log on to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in 2. Click on login option 3. Once you click the login option, you...

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Income tax return filing in case of Futures & Options (F&O) trading

Question: How to file income tax return in case of profit/loss from F&O trading? Do we get our accounts audited in case of loss from F&O Trading? I will try to answer all questions relating to F&O Trading through this article so that it can be of help to people in filing income tax returns. ...

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ITR e-Filing Process, Password, Registration, Due Date, Applicability

What are the steps in brief to upload the tax returns on this website? I have forgotten my password. What is to be done to retrieve it ? What to do if there is an INTERNAL ERROR at the time of registration? In case, taxpayer has entered the wrong email-id during registration and taxpayer is not able to activate its user id, what is to be...

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New Email id to request Income Tax Account Password reset

How to Reset Income tax Account Password - For password reset, please send login credentials to validate@incometaxindia.gov.in. Password reset mails will not be entertained at any other mail id. ...

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Create HUF to save tax & Format of HUF Creation Deed

1. Under the Income Tax Act, an HUF is a separate entity for the purpose of income tax return. 2. The same tax slabs are applicable to HUF as to individual assessee. 3. You can not transfer your own assets/money into HUF. 4. If you have ancestral property and earning some income from this property, then it is better to transfer this asset...

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Supporting for claim of Leave Travel Concession (LTA) – Mandatory?

LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION UNDER SECTION 10(5) OF INCOME TAX ACT,  1961: The amount exempt under section 10(5) for LTA/LTC is the value of any travel concession or assistance received or due to the assessee from his employer for himself and his family in connection with his proceedings on leave to any place in India. Exemption […]...

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Benefits of Filing Income Tax Return by Different Classes of Assessees

Though as a Company or a Firm you are required to file a return irrespective of whether you have income or losses. In cases where a person (an individual) has Loss under the head ‘Income from House Property’ or loss under the head ‘ Profits & Gains of Business or Profession’ ‘Capital Gains’ or losses from ‘Income from Other ...

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Taxability of Leave Travel Allowance (LTA) | Section 10(5)

Leave Travel Allowance (LTA) is the most common element of compensation adopted by employers to remunerate employees due to the tax benefits attached to it. Section 10(5) of the Income-Tax Act, 1961, read with Rule 2B, provides for the exemption and outlines the conditions subject to which LTA is exempt. Through this write-up, I want t...

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It’s Not Too Late To Save tax!

The deadline for making tax saving investments is 31 March. But, there is still time to adopt last minute tax saving tips to claims tax benefits offered by the Government. This article discusses some tax investment avenues which can be utilized before 31 March to lower one’s overall tax liability....

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5 Last-Minute Income Tax Saving Instruments

By now, you might have already submitted investment proofs to your company’s finance department to claim a tax deduction. However, if you have been running behind date, here are some useful tips to save your hard-earned money and taxes before the D-day. ...

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Section 80C Deduction for tuition / school / education fees

Deduction for tuition fees u/s. 80c of the Income Tax Act 1961 is available to Individual Assessee and is not available to HUF. Maximum Child: Deduction under this section is available for tuition fees paid on two children’s education. If Assessee have more then two children then he can claim tuition fees paid of only two children’s. ...

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Why fear? File your Income Tax Return now

Less than 1% of the Income Tax Returns are selected for scrutiny/investigation Selection for scrutiny is made by Computer Assisted Scrutiny System (CASS) without any human interface...

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15 Important tasks of Income tax to be done before March end!

Following are the 15 important tasks of income tax which should be done before march end: 1. Last chance to file returns for the financial year 2015-16 and 2016-17 – If the taxpayer has not yet filed the income tax return for the financial year 2015-16 and 2016-17, then it is last chance to file the returns upto 31st march. After that t...

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7 Common Reasons Why You Get Income Tax Notices

7 Common Reasons Why You Get Income Tax Notices are Due to TDS, Mismatch of information in the return filed by you, Random Scrutiny, Ignoring income received from the previous employer, Not depositing the full amount of tax assessed before the due date, Income Tax Return not filed or filed after the due date and  […]...

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How to File own Personal Income Tax Return Online

Filing of income tax returns is recommended to everyone because of its various benefits such as you can get future loans processed easily, easy VISA processing, benefits while choosing life/health insurance, easy refund of tax deducted by employers/payers, you get to verify your salary with what company shows to the government and most im...

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Tax Benefits Available to Senior Citizens

A person becomes senior citizen under Income Tax Act in any year after attaining the age of 60 even for one day. Once he attains 60 years, his status as senior citizen in that financial year, gives him some relief .There are not many income tax exemptions available for senior citizens. ...

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Profits and Gains from Business and Profession- Brief Study

In this Article we have discussed briefly Different Provisions Applicable to Income from Business and Profession at one place. In coming articles we will also discuss Income Tax provisions related to Capital Gain & Income from Other Sources. ...

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7 Useful Income Tax Exemptions for the Salaried

Salaried employees play a major role in total tax collection.  A point of relief for those salaried employees, Income tax deductions has offered various opportunities for you to save tax on your hard-earned money. Interested to know about those exemptions? Follow us through the article where we have mentioned major deductions and allowan...

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Income Tax Tips for Pensioners

Income Tax Tips for Pensioners (Assessment Year 2019-2020) 1. The pensioner should use ITR -1 2. PANCRAD NO should be User ID 3. Create and use Password 4. He/She should select the following a. Original/Revised Return b. Select Bank A/C c. Select prefill consent etc 5. Read instructions carefully 6. Select PART A General information [&hel...

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10 Tasks to Complete For Income Tax before 31-03-2019

BRIEF –  Here is  list of  tasks as far as INCOME TAX is concerned that you should complete before 31-03-2019 1. PAY YOUR ADVANCE TAX before 15th March, 2019, if you are having high tax liability. Payment of Advance tax – If Taxpayers have not paid Advance Tax before 15th March then it should be paid before the 31st March ...

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6 Basic things to know of Income Tax

Are you just out of college and looking for job or starting of new business? or have you already got a job or started business and going to filing your first time income tax return. If you are getting confused about income tax this article “Let’s Talk About Tax” will help to you. our motivation […]...

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Reduce your tax & optimize your returns with ELSS

Under tax laws, savers have a complete buffet of tax saving instruments like Life Insurance, Public Provident Fund (PPF), tax-saving fixed deposits, National Savings Certificate (NSC), and Equity-linked Saving Scheme (ELSS). Yet, in reality, individuals often make wrong investment decisions with their tax-saving investments....

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Missed 31st August Deadline for filing Income Tax Return? What Now?

Most of tax payers comply with 31st July (Income Tax Return Due Date extended to 31/08/2018 for A.y 2018-19) deadline for filing Income tax returns. However many miss out due to other commitment in professional and personal life. Missing the deadline does not mean you cannot file your return. Infact if you have missed to file your return ...

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Clubbing of Income Under the Income Tax Act,1961

Generally person is liable to pay tax only on the income which is earned by him. However provisions of Section 60 to 64 of Income Tax Act 1961 may make you liable to pay tax on income which is not earned by you.Inclusion of others income in the income of assessee is called“Clubbing of income” and such clubbed income is termed as “De...

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Useful tips to save Income Tax in F.Y. 2018-19

Tax Planning is most important part of Finance Planning for Tax Payers In India especially for Individual and Salaried tax Payers. In this Article we are discussing some Tax Planning Tips mainly for Individual and Salaried tax payers by which they can minimise their tax burden for Financial Year 2018-19 or Assessment year 2019-20...

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Some Income tax provisions to know, to avoid service of I-T notice at your door

CPC for electronic tax returns in Bangalore and CPC (Vaishali in Ghaziabad) for tax deducted at source (TDS) are working as the right hands of Government for detecting cases of incorrect income reported by tax payers knowingly or unknowingly.  It was published by leading news paper that some of Assessee received notices for filing incorr...

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School reopens! Unresolved questions of its Fees in Income Tax

Arjuna (Fictional Character): Krishna, July is here, Schools / colleges soon will reopen. Therefore Parents are busy in their children’s school preparation. Today, tell us in detail about education expenses and provisions relating to it under Income Tax Act...

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5 Simple Budgeting Habits Everyone Should Practice

As an accountant, you probably recognize how important it is to have a budget and save money for unexpected expenses. Unfortunately, most of our clients don't understand how easy it can be to create and manage a budget with the tools we have available at our disposal. I...

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Tax Benefit-Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS), why to invest?

The advantage with ELSS compared to the Ulips is the frequency (mostly a single or a monthly investment for a year) and term for investment, for getting good returns....

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How to save tax on mutual fund returns / Income?

If we can plan well, we can save tax on mutual fund returns. In this article, I would explain you as to how mutual fund returns are taxed and possible ways to save tax on such returns....

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Tax Planning for those Earning Rental Income from house property

Tax is a financial burden on any person. One cannot do financial planning without considering the tax liability. Every person devotes his time and energy to plan his tax liability but still he doesn’t able to save much as he like’s too. The main reason is because mostly financial planning is done conventionally....

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Getting posted abroad? Know the tax implications

Practicing as a tax consultant gives so ample opportunities to meet new people, face new situations, tackle complicated tax problems and above all gives a sense of satisfaction at day’s end. Last week, I was contacted by a distant uncle who used to be our neighbor. His son qualified as an engineer 4 years ago. […]...

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Income / Profession Tax Benefits for Disabled / Handicapped Persons

Article discusses Benefits under Income Tax and Profession Tax Act Available to Disabled or Handicapped Persons. Income Tax Act Provides Deduction Under Section 80DD, Section 80DDB and Section 80U and also provide indirect tax benefit under section 64 of the Income Tax Act to Disabled / Handicapped Persons. ...

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Why & for whom Income Tax return Filing before 31st July is mandatory?

Arjuna (Fictional Character): Krishna, 31st July 2014 is near and many taxpayers are hurrying up for filing income tax returns. What are the points to be considered before filing income tax returns?...

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Time to rethink your retirement plans

Financial independence is important when you are planning for retirement. But, you should also plan for the free time that you will get. Many people have no idea what life's going to be like once they retire. It can be the most rewarding experience or the most disastrous one. You need to think about the financial side of retirement, but m...

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Buy home to reduce Income Tax burden

As we are in the middle of the financial year , it is time to start planning your tax saving strategies. A house can also be used to reduce the tax liability to a certain extent. Under Section 24 of the Income Tax Act, deduction in respect of interest paid up to Rs 1.5 lakhs (2 lakh from AY 2015-16) per annum on a home loan is allowed....

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Plan Your Taxes, Via Investments

March of any year is the month when one feels as if he is being subject to extortion – not in its literal meaning but in the form of tax deduction at source or advance tax or forced to invest in tax saving investments. There could be moments when you feel that you have paid too much of taxes or too much of tax has been deducted from you...

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Lesser Known Tax Saving Tips / Deductions

For most of the people 'tax savings' brings to mind life insurance, PPF, NSC, Sukanya Samriddhi Account and equity-linked savings scheme, among others, that qualify for tax deduction under Section 80C of the Income-Tax Act. An individual can claim tax deductions of up to Rs 1.50 lakh (One Lakh Up to AY 2014-15) under 80C. ...

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Tax Compliance & Planning For Salaried Individuals

The Article aims at creating awareness amongst salaried employees about various tax compliance and possible tax planning over the year. We are in the month of June wherein the last financial year (FY) 2011-12 has gotten over and due date to file Return of Income stares in the face and also it is time to submit your Investment declaration ...

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Tips for Filing Income Tax Returns

Income-tax return is a legal document and it should be filed by the assessee with due care and caution. There should be no corrections or overwriting and it should be properly signed and verified by the person authorized to do so under the provisions of the Income-tax Act. The following important points may be taken care of while filling ...

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HRA Vs. Rent Free Accommodations (RFA)

House Rent Allowance (H.R.A.) results in tax savings because accounting under Income tax act is direct exemption based. However, accounting of Rent Free accommodation is valuation based taxation and added to total income of employee presumptive basis. Please note Rent-Free Accommodation cannot be taxed if Salary is NIL The principles of v...

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Don’t Believe These Tax Accounting Myths

There is a lot of false information out there about what you can and can't do on your annual taxes. Here are some of the biggest myths that plague the system and what the truth behind them actually is: ...

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When Retirement Planning Is Not About Getting Old

What I… retire, no way? Well, at the age of 25 years, the thought of retirement may not be the first that you will be having when you receive your first salary. At a young age, the idea of having a retirement plan that will take care of your needs at old age will be the last priority. Yet, the earlier you begin your retirement planning,...

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Tips to save Income tax for Salaried Person

Often, investment for most individuals begins and ends with tax planning. Although it is pertinent to avail tax breaks, this should not be the sole focus. Start by jotting down your key financial objectives, the tentative time of money requirement and the corpus needed to achieve those goals....

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Leave Salary encashment Exemption, Calculation, Download calculator

Earned leave means the leave accrued to the employee in proportion of the work done by him. This varies from employer to employer. For example in government sector, the earned leave is 2.5 days for every month worked. This 2.5 days is granted with a view to provide him rest to enable him to recover from the stess and strain endured by ...

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Tax Benefits on Home Loan

Article deals with Tax Benefit on Home loan under section 80C for Loan Principal Payment, Section 24 for Interest Payment, Tax planning of Home Loan & HRA....

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27 tips to save Income Tax in India for salaried & business person

Everyone wants to increase the income but don’t want to pay taxes. There are many ways to save income tax. You might know few of these but I am sure you will find at least one new way from this article that can save more tax this year. There is a long list, so I […]...

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Tax Planning- Save tax through your family

Its a fact that Your own parents as well as your own in-laws can become legal tools of tax planning for you and your family. If you want to achieve this dictum then all you are need to do is just to give away a portion of your funds, either as a gift or a loan, to your parents as well as your parents in law so that in years to follow your...

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Must components in your Salary to minimise tax burden

Salary income is taxable in the hands of an individual in the year of receipt or earning of salary income, whichever is earlier. Here are some of the safe components of your salary structure which can minimse your tax burden and help you plan your Salary Structure - ...

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Creation of HUF – Tax Planning Advantage

Tax Planning is an important agenda of any individual. People often end up paying taxes even after exhausting their limits under Section 80C, 80 D and so on. However, do you know that a very important tool which is often overlooked, is formation of a HUF, which is a legitimate way of reducing your tax liability....

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Taxability of second House under Income Tax Act,1961

People buy a second home for many reasons, which, inter-alia, include as an investment for capital appreciation; to use it as a holiday home; to get a regular stream of income by way of rentals; or to diversify their investment portfolio. However, it is important for an individual, who is planning to buy a second home, to understand the t...

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10 lesser known Income Tax Deductions

We all know about the popularly know deductions like deduction u/s. 80C & 80D. But many times we use to forget to claim many other deductions which are available under the Income Tax Act, which can reduce our tax burden significantly. In this article we discussed 10 such lesser know deductions which taxpayers tend to forget to claim while...

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Little known schemes u/s. 80C of Income Tax Act

If an individual falls in the 30% tax bracket and has exhausted the maximum limit of Section 80C, one can save upto  Rs 46,800 in taxes.  We runs you through the provisions of Section 80C. However, we highlight those schemes that are little known and which many investors avail of sparingly. Stamp duty and registration […]...

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Fees for delayed filing of Income Tax return for AY 2018-19 onwards

Finally due date for filing of income tax returns (ITR) for Assessment year 2016-17 and 2017-18 is over. Now its time to get ready for AY 2018-19 ITR to avoid penalty of late filing of income tax return. Government has introduced new income tax forms for AY 2018-19. Rules are getting tough day by day or […]...

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Why Should You File Your Income Tax Returns

The income tax department in its advertisements has clearly mentioned that non-filing of returns or incorrect filing of income may result in penalty and prosecution and always encourages everyone to accurately submit their financial details to the department every year by filing returns. A certain category of persons have been selected b...

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New Financial Year!! New Challenges!! New Hopes!!…

Inspite of various changes in budget 2018, following are the highlights of some of the key changes which everyone should aware of. We hope that these changes will bring the positive results and let’s welcome new financial year!!...

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Launch ITR with e-filing utility for AY 2017-18 in First week of April

Right from the beginning there have been emphasis on the changing and incorporating the suitable provisions in respect of Income Tax Return (ITRs) forms. Going are the days for the manual filling and filing of the ITRs. There is continuous emphasis on the e-filing of the ITRs. ...

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Am I required to file my income tax return?

Salaried? You too need to file returns too!- While talking to some of my colleagues and friends who are salaried, I understand that majority of them are under the impression that as full tax has already been deducted from their salary, they are not required to file their income tax returns. T...

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15 points for filing Income tax returns for FY 2015-16 of individuals

The time for filing the income tax return for FY 2015-16/AY16-17 is here. In this situation, following are some important points that every individual must know for filing income tax return this year. ...

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Protect your Income Tax Department e-Filing account!

In order to ensure that you are able to secure your E-filing account against any fraudulent login attempts, the Income Tax Department has introduced a new facility called the E-filing Vault. In order to use this facility, you can log in to your E-filing Account and in the profile page select E-filing Vault – higher security. ...

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All About Unit-linked insurance plan (ULIP)

A Unit Linked Insurance Plan (ULIP) is a product offered by insurance companies that unlike a pure insurance policy gives investors the benefits of both insurance and investment under a single integrated plan. Unit Linked Plans refer to Unit Linked Insurance Plans offered by insurance companies. These plans allow investors to direct part ...

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8 Online Services provided by Income Tax Department

The following online services are available at the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department for returns filed electronically (Logon to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in with your user id and password) 1. History of e-filed returns You can view all your e-filed returns by Acknowledgement number, along with all status details like recei...

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Prepare for filing of your income tax returns

Though the due date for filing of your income tax returns is extended till 31st August 2015, I thought of writing about a few things which you as a tax payer should do before you actually sit down to prepare your income tax return yourself or visit your CA’s office. Even if you do not intend to file your return by 31st August, there are...

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Tax Planning for Salaried and Individual People

The general perception when it comes to salaried employees is that there isn't much scope for saving tax. But that isn't true. In fact there are many avenues under the head Income from Salary in which tax savings are possible....

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Capital Gain – Tips to save tax on Transfer of Assets

Where the landowner and builder execute joint development agreement, if the consideration is receivable in built-up area to be constructed and handed over by the builder to the landowner, it is advisable to avoid the applicability of section 53A of the Transfer of Property Act. This can be achieved by mentioning in the agreement that lice...

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How New Tax Rules of A.Y 2015 -16 will benefit salaried class in India?

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma The new Indian government announced its tax rules for the current financial year. But very few announcements were made by new government which could provide relief to salaried class people. The first and the most important amendment was in the tax slab. Although there is no change in the existing tax […]...

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Tax Structure of A.Y 2015 -16: A relief for salaried class!

The new Indian government announced its tax rules for the current financial year. But very few announcements were made by new government which could provide relief to salaried class people. The first and the most important amendment was in the tax slab. ...

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Time to plan your Income and Taxes for 2014-15

The last financial year ended a fortnight ago, and its right time for individual taxpayers to plan their Income and give the final touches to their tax planning and savings. There are many sections defined under the Income Tax Act that enable individuals to save tax by investing in various qualified instruments. Since your employer [&hell...

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Brief on Equated Monthly Investment & Download EMI Calculator

An Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) is A fixed payment amount made by a borrower to a lender at a specified date each calendar month. Equated monthly installments are used to pay off both interest and principal each month, so that over a specified number of years, the loan is paid off in full....

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Income Tax Department becomes more VIGILANT

The Income Tax department has started a new drive to catch Tax evaders. In order to catch tax evaders and black money hoarders it has started collecting information related to high value transactions of purchase/ sale, investment and other expenditures in the income tax return itself. Further it also collects corresponding information fro...

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Investors – Don’t Miss to watch Plan F program on CNBC TV 18

CA Sandeep Kanoi I just came to know about one very interesting investor education initiative called “Plan F- your financial fitness plan” and thought of sharing the same with you all. My very dear friend and blogger Manish Chauhan of www.jagoinvestor.com shared the program details with me and I would like to pass on details about t...

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LIC introduces ‘New Jeevan Nidhi’ – Deferred Pension Plan

LIC’s New Jeevan Nidhi Plan is a conventional with profits pension plan which provides for death cover during the deferment period and offers annuity on survival to the date of vesting. Salient Features: Risk Cover and Regular Annuity payments in a Single Plan. Guaranteed Additions @ Rs.50 per thousand for first 5 years. Reversionar...

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Taxability of IIFCL Tax Free Bonds – Issue opening on 26 Dec 2012

India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited Issue Period: 26 Dec 2012 to 11 Jan 2013 Key Benefits: Credit Ratings: AAA by CARE, AAA (Stable) by ICRA and BRICKWORK Interest on these Bonds is Tax-Free, no TDS is applicable, Wealth Tax is not levied No lock in period and no upper limit on investment amount Issue Size: […]...

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What to do if your client asks about or is involved in a potential tax avoidance scheme

If you provide tax planning advice to clients, it is important to consider what level of risk you are prepared to accept and what processes you have in place to protect you and your practice from inadvertently contravening the promoter penalty laws....

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Budget 2012- Capital Gain Tax on Sale of Residential Property & Tax Planning

We know that investment in residential property or Flats is one of the common investment avenue for individuals. Here we are trying to summarise the tax implication on sale of residential property and tax planning to save tax on the Capital Gain arising on the sale of such property. ...

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Sell Investment in shares made less than a year ago to lower tax burden

If you are sitting on unrealised losses on equity investments made less than a year ago, here is some consolation. Those unrealised losses can be used to lower tax liabilities for the current financial year. Tax experts are advising investors to book their losses on or before March 31 this year and buy back those […]...

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