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FAQs on Reverse Mortgage in India

When you buy a house through a home loan, every EMI you pay towards servicing the loan increases your equity in the house. Once you payoff the loan in full, your equity in the house is 100 per cent. In reverse mortgage, exactly the opposite happens. When you pledge your house for reverse mortgage with a lending institution, your equity in...

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Assocham asked to raise the tax exemption limit for Individuals to 4 lakh and for senior citizens to 5 lakh

Industry body Assocham today asked the government to raise the tax exemption limit on personal income from Rs 1.6 lakh per annum to Rs 4 lakh per annum and for senior citizens up to Rs 5 lakh per annum. The industry body was giving its proposals on the draft direct taxes code which has been put in public domain by the government for comme...

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New Tax Code – Favouring the Millionaires and Bullying the Others

DIRECT TAX CODE BILL, 2009 was unveiled by our Hon. Finance Minister on 12th August 2009 and has been placed in the public domain for an analytical study and critical review of all its clauses. It seeks to consolidate and amend all the Laws relating to the Direct Taxes....

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Implications of the draft code

The long awaited Direct Tax Code Bill 2009 (‘Code’) was finally unveiled by the Finance Minister on August 12, 2009. The Code seeks to bring all direct taxes under one code and pave way for a single unified tax reporting system. The Finance Minister has indicated that the Code has been drafted on a clean […]...

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Income tax rates proposed in DTC for Partnership Firm, LLP, Foreign Companies, Domestic Companies, Individual and HUF

For Individuals and Hindu Undivided family The code proposes to exempt the general tax payer from paying income tax if his income is Rs 1,60,000 in a year. He would pay just zero tax till an income of Rs 1,60,000 per year. From income above Rs 1,60,000 till Rs 10 lakh (Rs 1 million), he […]...

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Direct Tax code will benefit more to people in higher income group

From April 1, 2011, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has proposed to simplify the income-tax regime by reducing the tax rates on incomes above Rs1.6 lakh per annum (Rs1.9 lakh for women, and Rs2.4 lakh for senior citizens), but the reduced rates will come with few of the current exemptions....

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Precautions and steps need to be taken while filing your Income Tax Return

Due date of July 31 fast approaching, it is that time of the year again when the nation’s tax payers scramble to file I-T returns. After all, filing of tax return is compulsory for everyone whose gross total income exceeds the basic exemption limit. For financial year 2007-08, for instance, the basic exemption limit was […]...

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Reverse mortgage created under a scheme made and notified by the Central Government shall not be regarded as a transfer U/s. 2(47)

The Finance Minister, in paragraph 89 of his speech, while presenting the Union Budget, 2007-08, had announced that the National Housing Bank (NHB) will introduce a reverse mortgage scheme for senior citizens. In pursuance of this announcement, some of the banks have already formulated scheme for reverse mortgage....

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Post Office Deposit now Eligible for Deduction Under Section 80C

Section 80C of the Income-tax Act provides for a deduction of up to Rs. One lakh to an individual or a Hindu undivided family (HUF) for:- (i) making investments in certain savings instruments; or (ii) incurring expenditure on tuition fee and repayment of housing loan. ...

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