Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tax Saving Instruments and Investment for salaried employees In India

Tax Saving Schemes for salaried employees India
As the financial year proceeds to ends many of my colleagues and friends started thinking of about tax saving though I have always suggested them to do it in a planned way from the start of the year it never happened. Since we all know that we can save up to 1 lac under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act and there are lots of tax saving scheme available.

ELSS Mutual Fund - Best Tax Saving Scheme In India

Many people so much effort to earn money, but they don't put even 10% of that to save money from taxes and expenditure. In my post 10 ways to save money, I have talked about some general saving tips, now here we will see how to save income tax by investing money in the mutual fund. There is a special type of mutual fund known as ELSS, which stands for Equity Linked Saving Scheme, money invested in it is exempted from income tax. You can save up to one lacs of money by purchasing ELSS mutual fund. Imagine, you have a package of 10 lacs, which puts you on the higher side of income tax rates, by putting some money on ELSS scheme, your taxable income automatically reduces, which sometimes can benefit from lower tax rates.

7 Things to Consider While Buying Online term Insurance plans

Online insurance plans like an online term insurance plan, online health insurance plans are getting popular due to their lower cost compare to buying similar insurance plans from agents or insurance agency.  An online terms insurance plan for 1crore for 30 years may cost you around 5500 from ICIC Prudential iProtect which is way lower than if you buy it from any insurance agent.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

What is difference between an NRI and a PIO?

Though both NRI and POI are used to refers Indians living and working abroad and they have more or less similar rights to open a bank account, buy properties in India and restrictions e.g. not allowed to buy agriculture lands, there are some difference in terms of citizenship and origin. NRI stands for Non Resident Indian, whereas PIO stands for Person of Indian.

An NRI is an Indian citizen who stays outside India:
(a) for purposes of carrying out employment or any business or vocation;
(b) under circumstances indicating an intention to stay outside India for an uncertain duration;
(c) any Indian citizen deputed outside India for a temporary period in connection with employment

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Can I repatriate funds from NRE or NRO Bank account? Yes

Yes, you can repatriate funds from NRE, NRO or FCNR account to abroad, but each has their own rules and limitations. NRE and FCNR accounts are most flexible in terms of repatriation, also known as freely repatriable, which means that no prior RBI approval is required to remit funds overseas from these account. This includes both NRE and FCNR fixed deposit as well as NRE saving the account. You can also repatriate both principle and interest earned to overseas from these two accounts.

Friday, October 9, 2015

How much TDS is deducted on Bank, Company and NRO Fixed Deposits?

TDS stands for Tax deducted at source, is income tax levied on interest earned by Fixed deposits. The rate on which TDS is applied varies, depending upon, whether the Fixed deposit is with a bank, a company or the post office. TDS also depends upon total interest earned on a financial year. For bank Fixed deposits, TDS is triggered when interest earned in a financial year (1 April to 31st March) is higher than 10K and for company fixed deposit or post office deposit, TDS triggered when interest earned on a financial year is more than Rs 5000.

Friday, October 2, 2015

List of documents required for opening Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna Account

If you are eligible to open Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna account, as per eligibility criterion showed here and decided to open a sukanya samriddhi account then, accept my congratulations. It's a great decision to secure future of your daughter. Now, coming back to formalities, in general, you will need following documents to open an SSY account: