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  • If you're planning to buy life insurance, should you opt for single premium cover? Mar 16, 2017 12:14 PM IST

    If you're planning to buy life insurance, should you opt for single premium cover?

    Single premium policies offer lower premium rates compared to regular payment policies and also provide higher death benefits. However, tax benefit on these plans will be applicable only for the year in which you make the one-time payment.

  • Thinking of taking a home loan? Here is how to go about it Mar 07, 2017 10:29 AM IST

    Thinking of taking a home loan? Here is how to go about it

    Banks have their reservations as well. With housing prices going up constantly and banks having a good deal of NPAs, lenders also evaluate the property and the borrower‘s profile before handing out loans.

  • Enhanced tax breaks make NPS more attractive for subscribers Feb 22, 2017 02:01 PM IST

    Enhanced tax breaks make NPS more attractive for subscribers

    Extant tax benefit has been extended with the tax free relief available if a person withdraws an amount before the end or closure of their account if this is not more than 25 percent of the amount that has been contributed by the individual to the account.

  • How to make your salary income more tax efficient? Feb 16, 2017 01:25 PM IST

    How to make your salary income more tax efficient?

    Use of right tax exemptions ensures more money in hand and less income tax.

  • Common medical insurance mistakes & steps to correct them Feb 15, 2017 04:06 PM IST

    Common medical insurance mistakes & steps to correct them

    While many informed individuals go for health insurance, they are exposed to the risks associated with errors while picking the health insurance.

  • Tax benefits add a silver lining on insurance policies Feb 13, 2017 03:38 PM IST

    Tax benefits add a silver lining on insurance policies

    If you invest in a life insurance you can avail of two kinds of tax benefits. One is by way of availing a deduction from your taxable income and the other through gaining exemption from your total income.

  • Affordable housing emerges as a major beneficiary of Budget 2017 Feb 07, 2017 04:17 PM IST

    Affordable housing emerges as a major beneficiary of Budget 2017

    Granting industry status to affordable housing will help developers in accessing funds.

  • Five unusual ways to save income tax Feb 03, 2017 02:48 PM IST

    Five unusual ways to save income tax

    After completing your investments under section 80C of IT Act, here is how you can save tax.

  • Infrastructure status to give a big boost to affordable housing Feb 01, 2017 03:00 PM IST

    Infrastructure status to give a big boost to affordable housing

    With the real estate sector hoping for a push from the Union Budget 2017-18, the announcement of ‘infrastructure status‘ to the affordable housing sector, can serve as a significant step in achieving the government‘s &#82

  • Budget 2017: Tax consolidation regime for ‘ease of doing business in India‘ Jan 30, 2017 08:43 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Tax consolidation regime for ‘ease of doing business in India‘

    Owing to the regulatory / business requirements, an infrastructure company can no longer operate through single entity.

  • Budget 2017: Enhanced tax sops are a must to increase insurance penetration Jan 30, 2017 08:05 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Enhanced tax sops are a must to increase insurance penetration

    Annuity received from pension plans sold by life insurance companies should be made tax free.

  • Budget 2017: Should align tax treatment of MF retirement plans with NPS Jan 30, 2017 09:01 AM IST

    Budget 2017: Should align tax treatment of MF retirement plans with NPS

    We look forward to few changes in terms of (a) increase in tax exemption limit under Section 80C for ELSS Schemes (b) additional limit under Section 80CCD for investment in mutual fund linked retirement benefit/pension schemes.

  • Budget 2017: Incentivise health insurance purchase with better tax benefits Jan 27, 2017 11:53 AM IST

    Budget 2017: Incentivise health insurance purchase with better tax benefits

    Ensure healthcare security of the nation by incentivizing purchase of health insurance

  • Planning to buy a home? Here‘s what to expect from Budget 2017 Jan 25, 2017 10:20 AM IST

    Planning to buy a home? Here‘s what to expect from Budget 2017

    Union Budget 2017 should offer additional tax benefits to home buyers.

  • Budget 2017: Offer income tax benefits to spread insurance products Jan 23, 2017 06:47 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Offer income tax benefits to spread insurance products

    The number of people who avail some quality cover under personal insurance is very low and revenue collection of government is no way going to get affected materially by extending some tax benefit as non-life penetration still stands at a low of 0.7% of GDP and personal insurance would be hardly measurable.

  • Budget 2017: Uniform taxation is a must for products used to plan retirement Jan 23, 2017 01:36 PM IST

    Budget 2017: Uniform taxation is a must for products used to plan retirement

    Finance minister should listen to various demands of the tax payer and offer increased tax sops.

  • Flipkart looks to jump on board the make-in-India bandwagon Nov 21, 2016 08:16 AM IST

    Flipkart looks to jump on board the make-in-India bandwagon

    The online marketplace‘s Executive Chairman Sachin Bansal is prepping up a team to handle the India-made private label business.

  • Top 10 reasons why you should buy critical illness insurance? Nov 17, 2016 07:32 AM IST

    Top 10 reasons why you should buy critical illness insurance?

    Critical illness covers sold by insurance companies can offer you an array of benefits.

  • Why you should also look at debt mutual funds Nov 10, 2016 01:39 PM IST

    Why you should also look at debt mutual funds

    While you focus on equity mutual funds for wealth creation, let us also look at how debt funds can play a bigger role in your portfolio.

  • Should you repay your home loan or buy a second home? Oct 26, 2016 04:02 PM IST

    Should you repay your home loan or buy a second home?

    You should take into account various factors before you answer this question. Here is how to go about it.

  • Co-borrowing a home loan: How does it work? Oct 24, 2016 09:33 AM IST

    Co-borrowing a home loan: How does it work?

    Co-borrowing is the borrowing of one loan by multiple people. It helps raise loan eligibility to a level that may not be possible to reach as solo borrowers.

  • Completion of construction and its importance under income tax laws Aug 24, 2016 01:24 PM IST

    Completion of construction and its importance under income tax laws

    There are a number of income tax provisions, which link the benefits with the time taken to complete the construction of one‘s property.   Deductions pertaining to repayment of the principal component of a &#82

  • Co-borrowers: The fastest way to enhance loan eligibility Aug 10, 2016 04:18 PM IST

    Co-borrowers: The fastest way to enhance loan eligibility

    With the prices of houses rising significantly faster than salaries, it has become increasingly difficult for individuals to buy a house on their own. Consequently, most people now opt for home loans. To enhance &#82

  • Benefits of buying a home in the wife’s name Jul 18, 2016 12:05 PM IST

    Benefits of buying a home in the wife’s name

    There are several benefits to buying a property in a woman‘s name, either as the sole owner or as a joint owner, with governments and banks offering several sops. “Aspiring home buyers can seek &#82

  • Balanced funds- Enjoy the best of both worlds Jul 14, 2016 04:35 PM IST

    Balanced funds- Enjoy the best of both worlds

    Balanced funds invests in a mix of stocks and bonds in the ratio of approximately 3:1

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