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Month: February 2011

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Budget: Mutual Fund Dividends To Companies at 30% Dividend Tax

Now for an interesting hidden (i.e. not yet spoken about) aspect of the budget. According to the finance bill, any income distributed by debt funds to ...

Saudi Takes Up Libyan Shortfall, RIL benefits

A fallout of the Libyan Crisis is that Saudi Arabia is taking up the slack. Except, it can’t easily replace Libyan Crude. “Libya is a producer of ...

NPS Gets a Tax Saving Fillip in Budget2011

The Central Government pays 10% to the National Pension Scheme (NPS) for all its employees, with employees putting in another 10%. Even private employers may ...

Budget2011: No Need For Salaried Employees To File Returns?

There’s a lot of talk about whether salaried employees will not need to file returns, because Pronob-da mentioned something in the budget speech. What he ...

SEZ Developers On The MAT

Minimum Alternate Tax (or MAT) will apply for SEZ developers as well. Not just the real estate players, even companies like Opto Circuits had gone into ...

Budget 2011: The Said and the Unsaid

With this budget, the FM has said a lot, but there is a lot that he has left unsaid, which are just as important. But let me cut the bullshit ...

Budget 2011: Chat Transcript

What is more important in this budget is what WASN’T said, not what was.  But here’s the transcript of what I wrote at the Yahoo chat through ...

My Live Budget Commentary

Just a quick note. I’ll be speaking on the Budget 2011 Live at http://in.specials.yahoo.com/budget2011/commentary. I’ll post transcripts later. ...

Amnestasia: A disease where you forget to pay tax

My article at Yahoo: Amnestasia: A disease where you forget to pay tax on the Yahoo Budget Site. There have been some calls for an “amnesty” scheme ...

Cutting Real Estate Down To Size

My article at Yahoo: Cutting Real Estate Down To Size on their Budget Site. In an economy that is seeing ridiculous levels of increase in real estate prices, ...