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Budget2013: Are You Bored Enough Yet? Pay More Taxes!

It has been an extremely boring budget (except for those in the stock markets who saw the market up 0.5% at the beginning and end up 2% down towards the ...

Dividend Distribution Tax on Debt Mutual Funds Hiked to 25%

From 1 June 2013, any dividends paid out by debt mutual funds to individuals will have to deduct Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) of 25%, regardless of the type ...

Only 406K Taxpayers Earn Over 20 Lakhs: DTC Report

According to the Parliamentary Committee Report on the Direct Tax Code (DTC) headed by Yashwant Sinha, the total number of individual taxpayers (2010-11) that ...

India Direct Tax Code Bill Tabled in Lok Sabha

The Government introduced the Direct Tax Code Bill today. After some serious amount of searching, I found the bill online, after struggling with pages timing ...

Direct Tax Code: Book Profits and Buy Back?

With the Budget revealing that the Direct Tax Code will be implemented from April 2011, a few choices have to be made now. The DTC brings in capital gains tax ...

Budget 2008: Income Tax Slabs Changed

Update: Click here to find out how much you save on tax in 2008. compared to 2007. Just finished the Budget speech. Income tax slabs have been changed. Upto ...

Investor or Trader? The tax department doesn’t really want to tell you.

The Income Tax department has released a circular which supposedly deals with the “distinction between shares held as investment versus for ...

Fundas: Long Term Capital Gains

Long term capital gains (LTCG) applies when you profit from a “capital asset”, in this context meaning something that involves a long term ...

Tax saving schemes: Wait till March 2007

The finance ministry is considered changing the tax benefits given to many tax saving schemes (Check: Personalfn,Economic Times and My Blog) Next year’s ...

Bonus shares: A tax saving scheme?

Lots of Indian companies offer “bonus” shares: a 1:1 bonus means that for every share you own, you get one “free” share. Now given that ...