What is Gratuity? And how to calculate It?
Finance

What is Gratuity? And how to calculate It?

The job market has witnessed a shift from being employer-oriented to employee-oriented. This means, previously, the employer had the upper hand in deciding all aspects of employment, including salary, work culture, perks, working hours etc. The employee had to give in.

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In and Out of Excise Duty!
Taxes

In and Out of Excise Duty!

While seeing the news about petrol and diesel's skyrocketing prices, you may have heard about excise duty. Did you know that it still exists even after 3.5 years of the new GST regime? After the implementation of GST, Excise Duty has been abolished on most items. But there are a few products on which excise duty is still levied, which is liquor and petroleum products.

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What Budget 2021 Mean For Taxpayers, Investors And Consumers?
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What Budget 2021 Mean For Taxpayers, Investors And Consumers?

The annual Union Budget is like packaged candy for a crying kid. And if it isn't very obvious, the wrapped candy is the expected budget reforms, and the crying kid is the economy. This year, the kid had been crying quite loudly, and while the entire nation was already hoping for candy, it was also expecting it to be bigger in size and sweeter in taste. 

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Penalties Charged for Late Filing of ITR
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Penalties Charged for Late Filing of ITR

A lot of people seem to assume that filing tax returns is elective and therefore disperse it as unnecessary and burdensome. But a lot of individuals are not aware that this is not a very healthy perspective on tax-filing.

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16 Important Deadlines for 2021
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16 Important Deadlines for 2021

The world changed dramatically in 2020. We were hit by a rare disaster, the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in a substantial loss of human lives. And, to contain the spread of this contagion, the country had to go into the Great Lockdown. The result? There has been a magnificent collapse in the economic activities with lingering uncertainty about its revival. 

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New Tax Regime vs Old Tax Regime: Which Suits You More?
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New Tax Regime vs Old Tax Regime: Which Suits You More?

The Budget of 2020 brought quite a few changes to our tax system. The most prominent change was the introduction of the New Tax Regime. However, this New Tax System was optional. But, many taxpayers were still confused as to which system they should follow.

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Understanding Short Term Capital Gain Tax
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Understanding Short Term Capital Gain Tax

Holding capital assets as an investment has been a widespread practice for some time now. There is no doubt that capital assets are quite profitable investments. People keep buying and selling them to acquire that difference between the buying and selling price.

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Long Term Capital Gain Tax: How can you save it?
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Long Term Capital Gain Tax: How can you save it?

Every person wishes to have a piece of property one day, which he could claim to be his own. But the process and the later obligations of owning a property isn’t as easy as dreaming to have one. A list of documentations, legal requirements, and other obligations are associated with buying a piece of property. One such requirement and consideration is the capital gain tax.

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Everything you need to know about ELSS Mutual Funds
Mutual fund

Everything you need to know about ELSS Mutual Funds

As a new investor in the market, it can become very hectic to find a long-term scheme that can generate wealth, give regular returns, with lower risk, and save taxes, all at the same time. There are various schemes in the market that offer regular returns; however, they are taxed accordingly.

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Taxation of Mutual Funds and their Effect on Returns
Mutual fund

Taxation of Mutual Funds and their Effect on Returns

Taxation on mutual funds might be complex for those investors who do not have any prior knowledge of the industry. And planning to invest in mutual fund schemes without knowing the taxation, might lead to a loss of your money in the form of tax.

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Is Leave Travel Allowance (LTA) worth claiming?
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Is Leave Travel Allowance (LTA) worth claiming?

Shimla, Manali or Goa, where are you traveling for a vacation in the upcoming new year? What if I tell you that by traveling to your favourite destination you can save a lot of tax? Yes, this is true. Now you might be thinking, how is this possible? It is possible in a Leave Travel Allowance.

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Tax Shelters: Crime or Intelligence?
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Tax Shelters: Crime or Intelligence?

"The best things in life are free, but sooner or later, the government will find a way to tax them."

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How to save Income Tax in India
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How to save Income Tax in India

Are you someone who loves Bollywood a lot? Do you also find Bollywood life glamorous? The life of celebrities always seems so exciting and full of glamour. Whether it comes to clothes, travel, or lifestyle, they are always ahead. You must be knowing that these actors are always paid a jaw-dropping, hefty payment for everything they do, whether it's movies, song albums, advertisements, or performances.

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How to file income tax return online for salaried employee
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How to file income tax return online for salaried employee

Lockdown caused a serious problem to all our day to day activities. Even getting out to purchase some groceries instilled a feeling of entering into a war zone. But a few things blossomed despite all these shortcomings such as Netflix, Zoom and E-Filing. Yes, you read it right. E-filing of income tax returns in India for the FY 2018-2019 saw a 14% increase. Filing your income tax return online has become an easy job.

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Tax Benefits under Section 80C of Income Tax Act
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Tax Benefits under Section 80C of Income Tax Act

In a bid to entice citizens to invest in various avenues, the Government allows deductions while computing Income Tax. The most popular ones are covered under Section 80C. Here’s a guide.

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Wealth Tax
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Wealth Tax

Wealth tax is a form of direct tax, evolved after the commencement of the Wealth Tax Act, 1957 enacted for imposing the tax on the net wealth of an assessee. It is a tax on an individual’s wealth rather than on his income.

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Income Tax Return Filling
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Income Tax Return Filling

Income-tax is a tax levied and collected by the Central Government on income of a person. The provisions relating to the income-tax are governed by the Income-tax Act, 1961. Income–tax return (ITR) is a statement of income and tax thereon, which is to be supplied by a taxpayer to the Income-tax Department in permitted form. All year dissimilar forms of returns of income are approved by the Income-tax Department for different taxpayers having different income from different sources. 

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Income Tax Slabs and Structure
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Income Tax Slabs and Structure

In India, there is a three-tier tax structure which comprises of the central government, state government and local municipal bodies. Article 256 of the constitution give teeth to this structure which states that no tax shall be collected except by the authority of law. So basically, taxes are classified into 2 categories i.e. Direct and Indirect taxes. Direct taxes are those whose burden cannot be shifted upon another person, whereas indirect taxes are those where  burden can be shifted to the third person like goods purchased from shopkeeper includes the value of tax paid by a shopkeeper in it. Now with the introduction of GST, several other taxes like sales tax, excise duty, entertainment tax, octroi, service tax have been clubbed under 1 tax only. GST comprises of 3 parts i.e.

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