HOW TO SAVE FROM EQUITY GAINS

How to save from equity gains Rajiv sold off a significant portion of his equity shares to fund his son’s wedding. As tax returns season approaches, Rajiv is looking out for ways to reduce his long-term capital gains tax liability. He did not suffer any long-term or short-term capital losses that he can set off against the long-term capital gain, which means he has to look for other avenues to save tax. But how can he do that? Like Rajiv, there are many others preoccupied with methods of saving tax…

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FII vs DII – Can DIIs replace FIIs in India

Economies like India, which offer relatively higher growth than the developed economies, have gained popularity as attractive investment destinations for foreign institutional investors (FIIs). Investors are optimistic on India and sentiments are favorable following the government’s announcement of a series of reform measures. FII’s net investments in Indian equities and debt have grown at a tremendous pace, backed by expectations of an economic recovery, falling interest rates and improving earnings outlook. Money invested by foreign institutional investors (FII), is often called ‘hot money’ because they can be pulled out at…

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Section 80G Deduction : Income Tax Deductions for Donations

The tax benefit of donating to charity Dhruv donated a small amount to a charity and was pleasantly surprised to find out he could claim a tax deduction on the donated amount. He wasn’t aware that donations to some charities entitled him to a tax discount. So Dhruv got a double benefit by donating to a worthy cause –it not only helped him do some good in society, he also got to pay less tax! He was the beneficiary of Section 80G of the Income Tax Act which reducedhis taxable…

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