Key Taxation Highlights Union Budget 2018-19

In the context of upcoming General Elections, Budget 2018-19 laid a strong focus on the agricultural, Infrastructure, healthcare and education sectors in the country. Some of The Key Highlights of the budget are as follows: Taxation: 1) No change in the structure of the income tax rate for individuals, HUF, Firms and Companies. 2) For AY…

Mandatory linking of Aadhaar with Mutual Funds

As per the recent amendments to Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005, it is mandatory for investors to link their Aadhaar with their Mutual Fund folio(s) on or before March 31, 2018, failing which investors will be unable to carry out any transactions in the folio. In this regard, the Aadhaar can be updated by your…

What is FATCA ? (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act)

On July 9, 2015, U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma and Indian Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das signed an agreement to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The agreement is designed to increase transparency between the two nations on tax matters. The agreement takes effect September 30 and underscores growing international cooperation to end…

Lambi innings ki taiyari

Retirement planning is one of the most important goals in the life of an individual. Typically, individuals prepare during their 30 years of working age acquiring knowledge, skill and sufficient income in order to live a good life post-retirement. The post-retirement life is expected to be as long, with increase in life expectancy and hence…