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India’s Budget 2013 – 2014: Everything You Need To Know

India's Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram presented the Union Budget 2013 - 2014 on 28th February 2013. Here is a detailed, in-depth analysis of the provisions in the budget and how they are likely to affect you - both positively and negatively. Note: This article would be updated in case … [Read more...]

Budget 2013: What to Expect, What Not to Expect

January is coming to an end, and it just one month to go for Budget 2013. No wonder there are many rumors going around about the various new proposals for the annual budget! Here are the details of some of the things that would possibly be included in Budget 2013.   Increase in … [Read more...]

Higher Provident Fund (PF) Deduction from Your Salary

The Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has come up with a fresh idea: more money should be deducted from your salary for Provident Fund (PF). They have announced this via a circular dated 30 November, 2012. Read on to get the full details, and how it impacts you.   Provident … [Read more...]

Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme – Save Tax Using RGESS

Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme, or RGESS, was announced in the budget for the year 2012-2013. It is a new tax benefit introduced to encourage small and new investors to participation in the stock markets. Although it was announced in the budget, more clarity was needed regarding the … [Read more...]

Income Tax Return (ITR) filing deadline extended

In a surprise last-minute move, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the deadline for filing the income tax returns for this year. Read on for complete details.   The New Deadline Via a circular no. 225/163/2012/ITA.II dated July 31st 2012, the CBDT has extended the … [Read more...]

Efiling of Income Tax Returns is Mandatory for Income Over Rs. 10 Lakhs

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued a notification making e-filing of your income tax return (ITR) mandatory subject to certain conditions. Here is all you need to know about it - who needs to file the ITR electronically, what needs to be done, and the things you should keep in … [Read more...]

Need for Financial Planning – Why You Must Have a Financial Plan

Dreams can always become a part of your reality with proper planning. Every family creates its own budget highlighting savings. We often witness people getting the same salary enjoying different lifestyles and giving priorities to different needs. It is the way we plan today that will define our … [Read more...]

Budget 2012 – 2013: Everything You Need To Know

Curious about the budget 2012 2013? Want to know what changes have been brought about in this budget? Want to know the changes in income tax slab rates, and how they impact you? Here is your complete resource about the Budget 2012 2013. Note: This is an evolving article - as more details … [Read more...]

Your Income Tax and Tax Saving Investment Related Questions Answered

Hi all, It was a pleasure to talk to you on my Facebook page yesterday, and answer your income tax and tax saving investment related questions. I am glad that I could be of help, and we would definitely have more such sessions before the end of the investment season.   A background … [Read more...]

Save Income Tax by Caliming Deduction of Children’s Education Expenses – Section 80C

You know that Section 80C is one of the most popular avenues of saving income tax. (Check out "Saving Income Tax – Understanding Section 80C Deductions" for the full details) Many of the avenues covered by Section 80C are quite well known, but one things that gets missed by most people is … [Read more...]