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  • How you can reduce your tax outflow by setting off losses on assets Mar 06, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    How you can reduce your tax outflow by setting off losses on assets

    If you sell an equity stock or equity-oriented mutual fund scheme (growth option) at a loss, you can set off that loss against gains from any other capital asset

  • Pre-filled I-T forms with capital gains for quick tax filing process likely: Report Feb 06, 2020 12:23 PM IST

    Pre-filled I-T forms with capital gains for quick tax filing process likely: Report

    Sources said work has already begun on implementing the changes in the next few months itself.

  • How gains from mutual funds are taxed Jan 03, 2020 09:54 AM IST

    How gains from mutual funds are taxed

    Investors must be aware of how their investments are taxable on redemption

  • ESOPs: Know the tax implications of stock options before you opt for them Nov 06, 2019 08:49 AM IST

    ESOPs: Know the tax implications of stock options before you opt for them

    It is important to understand the tax implications of ESOPs in India before the employer considers implementing an ESOP scheme and the employee decides to participate in the same

  • Questions NRIs must ask before making investment decisions Aug 27, 2019 04:08 PM IST

    Questions NRIs must ask before making investment decisions

    Identifying answers to these fundamental questions can significantly improve the financial decision making process, in an otherwise complex cross-border situation

  • Avoid these pitfalls while calculating gains on shares and equity funds Jul 11, 2019 09:54 AM IST

    Avoid these pitfalls while calculating gains on shares and equity funds

    this is the first assessment year when you would be calculating the LTCG on equity investments

  • How your stock options are taxed Jun 12, 2019 09:41 AM IST

    How your stock options are taxed

    Taxability occurs at two stages: first, when shares are allotted and later when they are sold.

  • Did you know? Cumulative interest earned on NCDs is interest income, not capital gains Apr 25, 2019 08:37 AM IST

    Did you know? Cumulative interest earned on NCDs is interest income, not capital gains

    Industry insiders point out that cumulative NCDs are marketed more and often mis-sold as capital gains instruments.

  • Opinion | Why investors may be overestimating the Budget’s impact Feb 01, 2019 04:33 PM IST

    Opinion | Why investors may be overestimating the Budget’s impact

    Consumption and real estate are two sectors that have been targeted with sops in the Budget and investors seem to be buying into that. Here's why they should be careful

  • Capital gains arising on sale of property – exemptions available under the IT Act May 10, 2017 10:57 AM IST

    Capital gains arising on sale of property – exemptions available under the IT Act

    LTCG are taxable at a concessional rate of 20% after indexation, unlike short term capital gain (asset sold within 24 months) taxable at the applicable slab rates that can be as high as 30% if gain exceeds INR 10 lakh.

  • How your debt fund portfolio gets impacted due to changes in debt markets Mar 29, 2017 11:24 AM IST

    How your debt fund portfolio gets impacted due to changes in debt markets

    These changes must be watched carefully to understand the impact on the portfolio.

  • Income from MF investments must be shown in income tax returns Mar 14, 2017 12:04 PM IST

    Income from MF investments must be shown in income tax returns

  • How changes in capital gains norms impact your portfolio Mar 06, 2017 01:26 PM IST

    How changes in capital gains norms impact your portfolio

    The year for the base of indexation has been brought forward to April 2001 which means that any asset bought before this date can calculate the cost as either as actual cost or the value as on this date whichever is higher.

  • Budget 2017: Provisions for redevelopment projects to bring relief to home owners Feb 25, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Budget 2017: Provisions for redevelopment projects to bring relief to home owners

    As per the income tax laws, any profit on sale or transfer of your house or land becomes taxable, in the year in which you transfer the same. As per the Transfer of Property &#82

  • Indexation: How it affects long-term capital gains tax calculations Feb 20, 2017 09:00 AM IST

    Indexation: How it affects long-term capital gains tax calculations

    Under the present tax laws, a person is taxed on profit from the sale of any immovable asset held as a capital asset, under the head ‘capital gains‘. For computing capital gains, the immovable &#82

  • Time to go for short-term bond funds, avoid long-term gilt funds Feb 09, 2017 01:34 PM IST

    Time to go for short-term bond funds, avoid long-term gilt funds

    Given the change of stance by Reserve Bank of India from accommodative to neutral, the yields have spike. As volatility is expected to persist for some time, it is better to invest in short term bond funds.

  • Union Budget 2017-18: Offers a lifeline to the real estate sector Feb 06, 2017 05:20 PM IST

    Union Budget 2017-18: Offers a lifeline to the real estate sector

    It is no secret that the sector has been going through challenging times for the past couple of years. It was in dire need of proactive policy changes to take it out of the red zone.

  • 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.

  • Bogus long-term capital gains by shell cos at Rs 80,000 cr: CBDT Feb 04, 2017 04:08 PM IST

    Bogus long-term capital gains by shell cos at Rs 80,000 cr: CBDT

    The tax department said the levy of long-term capital gains tax on share transfer in unlisted companies is an anti-abuse measure.

  • Budget 2017 analysis: Experts believe middle-class home buyers have been ignored Feb 02, 2017 01:00 PM IST

    Budget 2017 analysis: Experts believe middle-class home buyers have been ignored

    While the real estate fraternity has largely welcomed the announcements in the Union Budget 2017-18, certain sections in this sector, apart from the affordable housing segment, as well as buyers, are still trying to &#82

  • Budget 2017: Lower holding period for capital gains a boon for homeowners Feb 01, 2017 07:45 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Lower holding period for capital gains a boon for homeowners

    In his Budget speech Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the holding period for considering gain from immovable property to be long term will be reduced to 2 years from the existing 3 years.

  • Budget 2017: Gives individuals a marginal hike in net take home Feb 01, 2017 06:56 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Gives individuals a marginal hike in net take home

    A small cut in income tax rate and many minor tweaks that make it a fine balancing act.

  • Union Budget 2017-18: Govt bets on wider tax base for its spending push, says Expert Feb 01, 2017 05:59 PM IST

    Union Budget 2017-18: Govt bets on wider tax base for its spending push, says Expert

    The government is giving a push to spending but from where will the funds come from, wonders R Shankar Raman of L&T. He also said, the government is betting big on wider tax base as one of the funding mechanisms.

  • Budget 2017: A possible power-play for Alternative Investment Funds Jan 27, 2017 03:14 PM IST

    Budget 2017: A possible power-play for Alternative Investment Funds

    With the economy looking for strong investment led thrust in the forthcoming budget, one cannot ignore the importance of Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in the Indian economy.

  • Know the tax treatment of gains on bonds before investing Jan 19, 2017 05:43 PM IST

    Know the tax treatment of gains on bonds before investing

    Bonds offer interest and capital appreciation to investors. It is better to know the basis of taxation and the rate of tax.

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