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  • Have unattended complaints against your bank? Go to a banking ombudsman May 10, 2017 11:03 AM IST

    Have unattended complaints against your bank? Go to a banking ombudsman

    Before lodging your complaint against any bank to BO, you are required to file the complaint with the bank in question in writing and wait for at least thirty days.

  • Who should invest in ELSS? Does it suit your requirement? May 02, 2017 09:15 AM IST

    Who should invest in ELSS? Does it suit your requirement?

    ELSS though may have some of very good features but still may not be suitable for each and every person due to various reasons.

  • How to gain from a balanced fund? Apr 18, 2017 10:43 AM IST

    How to gain from a balanced fund?

    Investment in balanced funds obviates your need to invest in two different asset classes for asset allocation. Balanced funds also obviate the need to periodically monitor and rebalance different asset classes in predetermined proportion.

  • Travel and enjoy the tax benefits of leave travel allowance Apr 10, 2017 10:57 AM IST

    Travel and enjoy the tax benefits of leave travel allowance

    This tax benefit is available only to persons who are in employment and is not to persons who are self employed.

  • Seven things you must do before 31st March Feb 21, 2017 03:14 PM IST

    Seven things you must do before 31st March

    Income tax authorities have specified deadlines for many actions. If you follow the rules, you stand to gain in terms of saving on income tax and peace of mind.

  • Budget 2017: Do you know these changes in income tax return filing process? Feb 10, 2017 04:41 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Do you know these changes in income tax return filing process?

    Changes ensure that income tax reporting happens earlier than what it used to be.

  • Budget 2017: Time to align with the changes in income tax rules Feb 07, 2017 04:17 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Time to align with the changes in income tax rules

    Finance Minister has opted to offer a small concession on income tax front. However, he has also capped the benefit on income from house property.

  • Union Budget 2017-18: Capital gain tax becomes friendlier for honest tax payers Feb 06, 2017 09:08 AM IST

    Union Budget 2017-18: Capital gain tax becomes friendlier for honest tax payers

    The budget proposes to reduce the basis of the period for which the asset is held on the date of sale to 24 month in case of long term capital gains and bring it on par with unlisted shares.

  • Budget 2017: Rationalize the income tax structure to boost saving & housing Jan 17, 2017 04:27 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Rationalize the income tax structure to boost saving & housing

    It is that time of the year the common man has high hopes from the finance minister. Balwant Jain captures the sentiment.

  • How much income tax you should pay on investments in gold? Jan 13, 2017 10:38 AM IST

    How much income tax you should pay on investments in gold?

    Be it jewellery, gold ETF or gold bonds, you should know the tax treatment before investing in gold.

  • How to make the most of the tax benefits available with loans Dec 28, 2016 05:30 PM IST

    How to make the most of the tax benefits available with loans

    Education loan and home loan come with income tax benefit. Here are the rules that govern the tax benefits.

  • How much gold you can hold? Dec 12, 2016 04:10 PM IST

    How much gold you can hold?

    The income tax officers cannot seize gold jewellery up to the specified limit even if the income of the family does not warrant the capability of the family to own that much of the gold jewellery and ornaments.

  • Salaried? You need to file income tax returns too! Jul 15, 2016 04:11 PM IST

    Salaried? You need to file income tax returns too!

    Even if all income tax is paid by your employer, you have to file income tax return.

  • These things must be included in your income tax return Jul 05, 2016 03:10 PM IST

    These things must be included in your income tax return

    Many individuals file income tax returns online. But the focus is on completing a formality and in that hurry certain things are missed.

  • Government encourages housing the non income tax way Jun 08, 2016 05:17 PM IST

    Government encourages housing the non income tax way

    Balwant Jain explains all the incentives government offers to ensure “housing for all” becomes a reality.

  • Hurry up and pay advance tax to avoid exorbitant interest later Jun 03, 2016 02:07 PM IST

    Hurry up and pay advance tax to avoid exorbitant interest later

    Government amended the law so as to require you to pay the advance tax in four instalments namely 15th June, 15th September, 15th December and 15th March in the ratio of 15%, 30%, 30% and 25% respectively on these dates

  • Disclosure requirement of assets while filing your ITR May 24, 2016 05:23 PM IST

    Disclosure requirement of assets while filing your ITR

    The tax payer has to provide the cost of these assets in case the same are not reflected in the balance sheet of the partnership firm in case of a partner and in the balance sheet of the proprietor business or profession.

  • Govt wants you to own a house- See income tax benefits extended May 23, 2016 10:02 AM IST

    Govt wants you to own a house- See income tax benefits extended

    If you buy a house, you are entitled to many income tax benefits. Home loan taken to fund a house purchase makes it an attractive deal from tax point of view.

  • All you want to know about revised Form 15G and 15H May 09, 2016 01:41 PM IST

    All you want to know about revised Form 15G and 15H

    Individual investors fill up Form 15G and 15H to avoid tax deduction at tax. However, one should take due care while submitting these forms.

  • Sold shares at profit: Is it business income or capital gain? Apr 27, 2016 03:37 PM IST

    Sold shares at profit: Is it business income or capital gain?

    Taxation of gains on sale of shares has been a gray area for long period of time. This article explains the head under which the gains will be taxed.

  • How Union Budget proposals change your income tax return filing Apr 20, 2016 06:21 PM IST

    How Union Budget proposals change your income tax return filing

    Union Budget 2016 has proposals about the income tax return filing process. Here are the changes you cannot afford to miss.

  • Trading in shares? Get your tax liability right Apr 15, 2016 10:38 AM IST

    Trading in shares? Get your tax liability right

    Profits from trading in shares can be taxed as a capital gain or as business income. Here is how one should look at it.

  • Are the salaried second class citizens of the country? Mar 01, 2016 02:23 PM IST

    Are the salaried second class citizens of the country?

    Budget proposals about EPF taxation have either been drafted in a hurry or have deliberately been made to be unjust to salaried people.

  • Budget 2016: Five beneficial provisions for individual tax payers Feb 29, 2016 07:16 PM IST

    Budget 2016: Five beneficial provisions for individual tax payers

    Here are five provisions from Union Budget 2016 that you cannot forget.

  • Income tax benefits:  for whom can you claim Feb 17, 2016 03:13 PM IST

    Income tax benefits: for whom can you claim

    Tax benefits are available for saving or spending for your spouse, your children and dependent parents. Of course there are terms and conditions that govern these deductions.

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