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Securities Transaction Tax (STT)

Income Tax - Securities Transaction Tax (STT), is the tax deduction that is applied to all your equity transactions. Introduced in the 2004 Union Budget by the then Finance Minister Mr. P Chidambaram, the deduction is to ensure that gains arising from securities transaction are taxed at source, thus preventing individuals from evading capital gains ta...

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Tax Implication of Stock Split

Income Tax - As stock market investors, we are beneficiaries to various corporate actions like bonus shares, rights shares and stock splits. These corporate actions are accompanied by stock price movements in short and long run affecting capital gains whenever we sell shares. As there is an effect on capital gains, tax implication also changes if we...

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Taxability of Bonus Shares Under Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Bonus shares are new shares issued to existing shareholders of a company. These are issued to shareholders in proportion to their current holdings. For example, the company may announce one bonus share for every share held by an investor. As the investor now holds two shares, EPS gets halved. Hence bonus share do not affect total EPS of i...

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Share Trading Income : Business Gain or Capital Gain?

Income Tax - Share trading has grown significantly in the last decade due to rise of the stock market and rapid adoption of technology. It is seen as a way to make quick bucks by a lot of people. However there is a lot of confusion among on how to treat the income earned from trading shares viz.  business gain or a capital gain. It is very important ...

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How to Get Your Pending Income Tax Refund: Tax Ombudsman

Income Tax - Delays in income tax refunds, even after the stipulated number of months, are faced by many tax payers. Running from pillar to post at the income tax office, having to deal with impolite income tax officials become a part of the ordeal. ...

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Securities Transaction Tax (STT)

Securities Transaction Tax (STT), is the tax deduction that is applied to all your equity transactions. Introduced in the 2004 Union Budget by the then Finance Minister Mr. P Chidambaram, the deduction is to ensure that gains arising from securities transaction are taxed at source, thus preventing individuals from evading capital gains ta...

Read More
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Tax Implication of Stock Split

As stock market investors, we are beneficiaries to various corporate actions like bonus shares, rights shares and stock splits. These corporate actions are accompanied by stock price movements in short and long run affecting capital gains whenever we sell shares. As there is an effect on capital gains, tax implication also changes if we...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Taxability of Bonus Shares Under Income Tax Act, 1961

Bonus shares are new shares issued to existing shareholders of a company. These are issued to shareholders in proportion to their current holdings. For example, the company may announce one bonus share for every share held by an investor. As the investor now holds two shares, EPS gets halved. Hence bonus share do not affect total EPS of i...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Share Trading Income : Business Gain or Capital Gain?

Share trading has grown significantly in the last decade due to rise of the stock market and rapid adoption of technology. It is seen as a way to make quick bucks by a lot of people. However there is a lot of confusion among on how to treat the income earned from trading shares viz.  business gain or a capital gain. It is very important ...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

How to Get Your Pending Income Tax Refund: Tax Ombudsman

Delays in income tax refunds, even after the stipulated number of months, are faced by many tax payers. Running from pillar to post at the income tax office, having to deal with impolite income tax officials become a part of the ordeal. ...

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Tax Aspects – HRA and Home Loan

Buying a home is a dream come true for many , but a bit of homework could reduce your tax liability enormously. Many of us are aware that interest on home loan enjoys tax benefits, but only few might know that House Rent Allowance, a component in your salary, could also be a big tax saver if it is combined with the home loan benefit....

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Filing Income Tax Tax Return after Due Date of Filing

Lot of people misses the deadline every year due to lack of time or plain laziness. Did you miss it too? In case you have, do not worry, you can still file the belated return.  As a tax payer, you are likely to fall under one of these 4 categories. The associated rules and implications are outlined below....

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Tax Implications on Giving or Receiving Gifts in India

Want to gift a property or life time savings to your loved ones? Or have you received a car as a gift on your birthday? Are you worried about the cash gifts received on your wedding? Enjoy giving or receiving gifts guilt-free once you are mindful of the Gifting provisions in India....

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Maintain Proper Proof While Filing Income Tax Return

In India, tax laws are admittedly complicated because of various deductions, exemptions, relief and rebates. Being liable to pay tax creates a responsibility for an individual to do tax planning so that he should arrange his financial activities in such a way that maximum tax benefits are enjoyed....

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Tax on Gifts – All you want to know

On October 1, 2009, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) put into effect that people receiving gifts, in cash or kind, will have to pay tax, if the value exceeds Rs 50,000. In the past, the income tax was levied ONLY on cash gifts of this amount. The basic meaning of this rule is that if you receive a gift that is in value over Rs 50,...

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