Tax Planning Articles

aadhaar PAN linking
February 16, 2020
Your PAN will become inoperative after March 31 if it is not linked with Aadhaar

Till January 27, 2020, over 30.75 crore PANs were linked to respective Aadhaar. However, 17.58 crore PANs are yet to be linked with the 12-digit biometric ID

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Tax exemption
February 9, 2020
Forget tax exemptions, you still need these investments for your financial well-being

The new tax structure can be availed if taxpayer foregoes exemptions and deductions, but does that mean you shouldn’t make those investments?

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Dividend mutual funds
February 6, 2020
How to still enjoy dividend benefits even as dividend tax liability gets shifted to recipients

A few ways that investors can use the dividend cushion for their portfolios even as Budget 2020 shifted the burden of tax on dividends to receivers from payers

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ESOP tax Budget 2020
February 3, 2020
Budget 2020: ESOPs taxation get a breathing space

Start-ups need to qualify under Section 80-IAC of the Income Tax Act to avail of the taxation relaxation for its ESOP holders

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Real estate circle value
February 2, 2020
Budget 2020: Tax liability on properties sold below circle rate eased

No additional tax liability arising out of a transaction where the difference in the actual transaction value of the property and the circle rate is lower than 10%; earlier this was up to 5%

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TDS on mutual funds Budget 2020
February 2, 2020
Budget 2020: TDS of 10% on your mutual fund dividends from April 1; clarifies on cost and holding period for segregated units

Tax will be deducted at 10% for dividends above Rs 5,000 in a year received by an MF investor; Budget also clarifies on taxation of segregated units

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February 1, 2020
Budget 2020: Govt clarifies NRIs taxation is only anti-abuse provision, doesn’t impact bonafide NRI workers

However, an Indian citizen who is not tax resident of any country will be deemed to be resident in India

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Tax collected at source
February 1, 2020
Budget 2020: Tax collected at source on overseas tour program packages, remittances out of India

From April 1, 2020, overseas tour programme packages and LRS will cost your more with a TCS being levied on it

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Tax exemption 2020 budget
February 1, 2020
Budget 2020: Exemptions you can still claim even if you opt for new income tax regime

Section 80C and 80D cannot be claimed to get the lower tax advantage. However, there are still a few exemptions you can claim even if you opt for new income tax slabs. Here are they

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February 1, 2020
Budget 2020: The new optional income tax rates are low, but you can’t claim exemptions

Those earning up to Rs 5 lakh a year will not pay any tax either in the old regime or in the new regime; the tax rate also remains same at 30% for those earning over Rs 15 lakh a year

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