Posted On:  3 months ago


Why people don’t grow rich by investing in stocks?

A lot has been said and written about generating wealth by investing for the long term in equity markets. The mutual fund industry in India now boasts of monthly collections through Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) of over Rs 6,000 crore – a bulk of these investments are by retail investors who plan to get rich by investing in the equity markets for years. Will these investors really achieve their goal of creating wealth for themselves in the long run?

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  3 months ago


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding taxation of long-term capital gains proposed in Finance Bill, 2018

Under the existing regime, long term capital gains arising from transfer of long term capital assets, being equity shares of a company or a unit of equity oriented fund or a unit of business trust, is exempt from income tax under clause (38) of section 10 of the Act.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  3 months ago


Should you hold or Sell Equity Shares and Mutual Fund before 31 March 2018 to save LTCG?

The exemption of LTCG will continue till 31 March 2018. LTCG Tax of 10% will be applicable from 1 April 2018. A new section 112A is introduced into the Income-tax Act, 1961 to tax the long term capital gains on the listed shares and units of equity oriented mutual funds transferred on or after 1st April, 2018

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  3 months ago


How to calculate Long Term Capital Gain Tax on Equity Shares and Mutual Fund from 1st April 2018

The Long Term Capital Gain Tax on Shares and Equity oriented Mutual Funds were exempt since 2004. The government has introduce Securities Transaction Tax from 2004, to simply the tax regime, and introduce section 10(38) to provide exemption to long term capital gains on transfer of shares listed on a recognised stock exchange (BSE & NSE) provided STT was paid on them. Short term capital gains on such a transfer would be taxed @ 15%. The Budget 2018 has proposed to tax Long Term Gains on Equity Shares and Mutual Funds without withdraw of securities transaction tax (STT), which was introduced as an alternative to LTCG tax.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  3 months ago


Download the Budget Memorandum 2018 for Financial Year 2018-19

The provisions of Finance Bill, 2018 relating to direct taxes seek to amend the Income-tax Act, 1961 (hereafter referred to as 'the Act') to continue to provide momentum to the buoyancy in direct taxes through deepening and widening of the tax base, reducing the corporate tax rate for micro, small and medium enterprises, promoting horizontal equity in personal income-tax and enhancing the effectiveness, transparency and accountability of the tax administration. With a view to achieving the above, the various proposals for amendments are organised under the following heads

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  3 months ago


Latest TDS Tax Deducted at Source Rate Chart for FY 2018-19 AY 2019-20

TDS is to be deducted on payment made as prescribed by Income Tax Act by persons who are liable to deduct TDS. It is the duty of the deductor to deduct TDS as given in Income Tax Act. Following are the revised rate of TDS applicable for Financial Year 2018-19 Assessment Year 2019-20

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  3 months ago


100 Key Highlights of Union Budget 2018 presented by FM Arun Jaitely FY 2018-19

No changes in person tax structure for salaried class and No change in Slab Rates 1.44 lakhs crores paid by salaried tax payers.  Standard deduction of Rs 40,000 for salaried taxpayers, in lieu of transport and medical reimbursements for salaried classes Govt will have a scheme to give every enterprise in India a unique ID

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  4 months ago


How profit from Bitcoin will be taxed in India?

Bitcoin is the buzzing word on social media and all want to become rich by investing in the crypto currency. Many Indian despite RBI warning has invested in to Bitcoin few months back and have made handsome gains. The question now remains is the gains on sale of Bitcoin is taxable under Income Tax Act? If yes then it shall be taxed as business Income or Capital Gains or something else ? Any gain on Bitcoin is taxable as any gain on account of Bitcoin exchange is certainly (100%) taxable because the definition of income u/s 2(24) under Income Tax Act is inclusive, which mean every kind of income unless clearly exempt .

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  7 months ago


TDS on interest under Capital Gains Accounts Scheme of deceased depositor

TDS oh the interest income accrued for and upto the period of death of the depositor is required to be deducted and reported against PAN of the depositor.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  1 year ago


Which ITR form you should File? New Income Tax Return form for AY 2017-18 FY 2016-17

Which ITR form you should File? New Income Tax Return form for AY 2017-18 FY 2016-17 This article will give you all the knowledge regarding the latest changes in the ITR forms and also clarifies regarding the various types of form with respect to its applicable income and also which ITR to be used against which income.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  1 year ago


Top 9 landmark cases and judgments that brought a change in India

Vodafone was embroiled in a $2.5 billion tax dispute over its purchase of Hutchison Essar Telecom services in April 2007.  The transaction involved purchase of assets of an Indian Company, and therefore the transaction, or part thereof was liable to be taxed in India as per the allegations of tax department. Vodafone Group entered India in 2007 through a subsidiary based in the Netherlands, which acquired Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd’s

article author Dharmesh Jain

Posted On:  1 year ago


Missed filing income tax return for FY 2014-15 and FY 2015-16? Last chance to file your return before 31st March, 2017

Taxpayers who have not filed the Income Tax Return for the financial year 2014-15, the deadline to file the return has already passed. The Act mentions hat if a person does not file the return of income within the time limit as per section 139(1), he may file the return for same at any time before the end of one year from the end of the relevant assessment year or  before the completion of the assessment, whichever is earlier. So, the taxpayers who have not filed the return for FY 2014-15 has the last chance to file the return before 31st March, 2017 with penalty and taxpayers who

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  1 year ago


12 Things to be done before 31st March, 2017

As we are approaching towards the end of this financial year, there are certain things we should do before the year comes to an end. It is time to ensure that you have your documents and all the pending formalities in place. Tax Planning is important for every taxpayer and the same needs to be done before the end of the year to which Income Pertains. In Addition to Tax Planning Assessee needs to Collect Relevant Supporting and Calculate His Tax Due and Pay the same. Here we have listed things which Assessee needs to do before the end of the year

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  1 year ago


Why you need to pay Advance tax before 15th March?

Advance tax is the payment of income tax which is paid in advance. Instead of paying in a lump sum at the end of the year, it is paid in advance. It is paid in four installments as per the prescribed due dates. The income tax department prescribes due dates for advance tax payment. Advance tax is payable only on estimate basis. While computing liability for advance tax, income-tax calculated on the current income estimated by the assessee shall be reduced by TDS deducted / TCS collected, MAT /AMT credit, relief under tax-treaty. After making payment of first/second installment of advance tax, the assessee can revise the remaining installments of advance tax in accordance with his revised estimate of current income and pay tax accordingly. Advance tax is based on the principle of “pay as you earn”. It is collected even before the income tax becomes payable and the installments are payable during the financial year itself. Advance tax receipts help the government to receive a constant flow of tax receipts throughout the year so that the expenses can be incurred rather tha receiving all the tax payments at the end of the year.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  1 year ago


Why should you invest in ELSS for 80C and RBI bond before March?

After demonetization, the only asset class which seems to be giving positive double digit returns is equity. The real estate investment has given zero return in last 4 years. With government capping tax exemption on interest on second property, investing in real estate may not give return in coming years. Investment in fixed deposit is meaning less as it gives negative return considering high inflation and if you include taxes it becomes even worst.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  1 year ago


Revised and Latest TDS Tax Deducted at Source Rate Chart for FY 2017-18 AY 2018-19

TDS is to be deducted on payment made as prescribed by Income Tax Act by persons who are liable to deduct TDS. It is the duty of the deductor to deduct TDS as given in Income Tax Act. Adding this year an amendment in section 119(2) to include levy of penalty under section 271C or 271CA w.e.f  1st June, 2017

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  1 year ago


Having second property and claiming unlimited interest setoff? You cannot claim after Budget 2017

The Budget 2017 had made a lot of changes in the income tax provision whether it is the changes made in the slab rates, TDS provisions, changes in penalty and rate of surcharge etc. One of the changes I am going to discuss in this article will changes made in the house property provisions.

article author CA Chirag Chauhan

Posted On:  1 year ago


Guiding Principles for determination of Place of Effective Management (POEM) of a Company

Section 6(3) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act), prior to its amendment by the Finance Act, 2015, provided that a company is said to be resident in India in any previous year, if it is an Indian company or if during that year, the control and management of its affairs is situated wholly in India. This allowed tax avoidance opportunities for companies to artificially escape the residential status under these provisions by shifting insignificant or isolated events related with control and management outside India.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  1 year ago


Transfer of unlisted shares by SEBI Category I & II Alternative Investment Funds

Vide order dated 02.05.2016 in F.No.225/12/2016/ITA.II, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (‘the Board’) had clarified the position regarding tax treatment of income arising from transfer of unlisted shares. It was communicated that income from such a transfer would be taxable as ‘Capital Gains’ irrespective of the period of holding of the unlisted shares. However, certain situations were provided in para 3 of the said order where the Assessing Officers were required to take appropriate view in the matter.

article author One Roof Consultant

Posted On:  2 years ago


Income Computation and Disclosure Standard III relating to construction contracts Preamble

This Income Computation and Disclosure Standard is applicable for computation of income chargeable under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession” or “Income from other sources” and not for the purpose of maintenance of books of accounts. In the case of conflict between the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961(‘the Act’) and this Income Computation and Disclosure Standard, the provisions of the Act shall prevail to that extent.

article author One Roof Consultant