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Capital Gains Bond Investment Loophole Plugged: Only 50 Lakhs Allowed to Offset Gains

One more tax loophole in Capital Gains has been bridged. Now, you can only invest your long term capital gain in certain bonds (54EC, like NHAI bonds) upto Rs. ...

You Can Buy Only One House To Offset Capital Gains: Budget 2014

You can only buy one residential house with the capital gains you make, says the Finance Ministry, in the Budget. If you have capital gains from selling a ...

Our Take on the Budget: What Just Happened?

There’s always things to like and dislike about budgets and governments. How could they do this? What about that? These are considerations, sometimes petty ...

Go Healthy: Tobacco Duty Hike of Upto 72%, Coke and Pepsi Get a 5% Tax

It’s going to cost you a lot more to light up. The excise duty on cigarettes is up 72% for cigarettes less than 65 mm, and 11% to 21% on other cigarettes. ...

Cheaper Kindles, Chappals and Soaps, Pay More for Radio Taxis and Coke

We have seen indirect taxes change with the Budget, and here are the key changes: Consumer Goods Soaps get cheaper as customs duty on input chemicals is cut ...

The Murder of the Debt Mutual Fund By Closing a Tax Loophole

  Invested in an FMP? Bought a Liquid Fund And Stuck around for a Year? Bought Debt Funds for the “Inflation Indexation”? You’re going to hate Arun ...

Budget 2014 Direct Tax Summary: Almost Like There Was No New Government

The Budget Highlights are here, in a quick summary. We’ll warn you: it’s almost like there was no new government. We’ve seen some minor changes. What ...

Budget 2014 Eases Taxes Marginally

What you really want to know about the budget: How it affects your taxes. So here goes: Base Slab Upped by 50K to 250K Your income upto Rs. 250,000 is exempt. ...

Budget 2014 Live at Capital Mind

Budget 2014 is on July 10, 2014 and we’ll have the coverage for you, live. Check this page for updates. Sorry but this event’s free plan only had 200 ...

Four Things the Economic Survey Tells Us This Government Will Do To Cut Inflation

The economic survey for 2013-14 is out. The salient points they say brings us to some conjecture on what they will do tomorrow to contain inflation. Here’s ...