Tax Collected at source
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Tax Collected at source

Tax Collected at Source or TCS is a direct tax implemented by the seller on the buyer of certain goods. TCS is an income tax collected according to the provisions mentioned under Section 206C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. TCS is applicable on the purchase of only certain specified goods mentioned in the Act.

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TAN | Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number
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TAN | Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number

TAN is a 10 digit alphanumeric number. Its abbreviation is Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number. This number enables the responsible person for deducting tax at source or collecting tax at source. This is number is issued by the Income Tax Department.  All most all not for profit organisations and profit organisations need to pay TAN. Failure to pay Tan may lead to fine up to Rupees 10,000 according to Section 272 BB of Income Tax Act. Individuals who are salaried do not have to pay TAN.

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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

Section 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961 talks about deductions of tax. The Section 80C directly reduces the taxable income because of the section 80C the tax liability comes down drastically. Most of the person enjoys the fruits of section 80 C directly or indirectly. The maximum rebate of Tax is up to Rupees 1.5 Lakh. Presently an individual who is less than 60 years and his income is Rupees 2.5 lakh or less is exempted from paying tax but through section 80C exemptions can be increased up to 4 lakhs. However, there are several conditions also on section 80C. Exemptions of tax helps an individual to improve his/her financial status, provide incentive for education, on investing money of different Governmental schemes etc.

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A Comment on Recent GST Slab Rationalization
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A Comment on Recent GST Slab Rationalization

GST which means Goods and Services Tax which is a kind of indirect tax and is the one which is included in the sale price of goods and services. GST came into effect in India on 1st July 2017. A good goes through various stages which starts from a manufacturer and then finally reaches a seller and in all such stages GST is added.

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All You Need to Know About GSTR-3
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All You Need to Know About GSTR-3

GST R1, R2, and R3 are various forms which are used for filing GST return. Return is a document which contains the details of income which a taxpayer is required to file with the authorities. Under GST a registered dealer has to file GST return which includes for purchases, sales, input tax credit etc.

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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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TDS Filing
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TDS Filing

TDS means Tax Deducted at Source. It is the tax which is deducted from income, interest on securities, rent payment, payment of commissions etc. The full form of TDS makes its meaning quite clear that TDS is such type of tax which is deducted at the very source of it. For example, if a bank has to pay a certain amount of interest to a person who has an account in that bank, then the person is going get such interest with a deduction of a certain amount, that deduction will be the TDS. In this example, the deductor is the bank and the deductee is the account holder. Deductor has to file this TDS to the Govt.

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Tax Incentives to Startups in India
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Tax Incentives to Startups in India

The introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and the General Anti Avoidance Rule are instrumental in bringing more business under the vigilance of government and preclude tax evasion and corruption. The OECD data of 2017 cuts India’s growth forecast to 7%, according the secretary general Angel Gurria reports that India tops in tax reforms amongst the G- 20 countries, further calling the reforms to be historic and effective.

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Minimum Alternative Tax
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Minimum Alternative Tax

Companies often have tendency to escape the taxes, to get more and more profit, and in order to escape it, they often become “zero tax companies” i.e. those companies which incur high profit but gets exempted from paying taxes by using undue advantages of various deductions, incentives tools provided to them for their benefits.

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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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Shortcomings of Goods and Service Tax
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Shortcomings of Goods and Service Tax

GST (Goods and Services Tax) is a kind of indirect tax and which is included in the sale price of goods and services. GST came into effect in India on 1st July 2017. A good go through various stages which starts from a manufacturer and then finally reaches a seller and in all such stages, GST is added.

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TDS  Deduction Rules in India
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TDS Deduction Rules in India

TDS or Tax Deducted at Source is income tax deducted at the source of income i.e. by the person or organization making the payment. Following are the rules regarding deduction of TDS applicable in India

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What is TDS (Tax Deducted at Source)?
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What is TDS (Tax Deducted at Source)?

Tax is a compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers income and business profits, or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions. Technically it is a strain and burden on the people. In India Income Tax Department a government agency supervise tax collection by government of India. This is under department of Revenue of Ministry of Finance. The bottom line is that taxation should foster equal distribution of resources.

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System of Advance Tax in India
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System of Advance Tax in India

Were you aware about the fact that the taxes that we usually paid at the end of every financial year, could also be paid in installments throughout the year?

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What are the advantages of GST?
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What are the advantages of GST?

The Goods and Services Tax abbreviated as GST is a major tax reform which has consolidated the various manners in which the indirect tax was levied by Central and State tax departments and brought it under one umbrella. For instance, it has replaced the Service tax law, VAT, Entry tax, Luxury tax, Purchase tax, etc. It is a comprehensive tax on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services.

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Critical Analysis of GST Slabs in India
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Critical Analysis of GST Slabs in India

Throughout the world, over 160 countries have adopted the Goods and Services Tax while France remains the parent country. India adopted this new tax system on 1st July 2017 with the One Hundred and First Amendment of the Constitution of India, replacing the various cascading taxes imposed by the central and state governments. Inspired by Canadian model, India adopted a dual-GST structure which is seen as the biggest tax reforms in the history of India.

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What is GSTR 1return?
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What is GSTR 1return?

GSTR-1 is a return that is mandatory for every certified trader to file. This return contains details of outward supplies by that trader. The term ‘outward supply’ has been defined in the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017. It implies all sales of either goods or services or of both, by methods of,

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