Tax Deductions Available Under Various Sections For Assessment Year 2015-16

Individuals whose Annual Income is above `2,50,000/ p.a- will be liable to pay Taxes on the earnings above the prescribed amount. However those earning below `5,00,000/ p.a- will get a Tax Credit of `2000/- on the Tax payable. Now we will look at the Tax Deductions available under the Income Tax Act and Sections applicable. We would also find out Investment and Saving options which could be availed. DEDUCTIONS U/S 80CDeductions are available to the Individuals under Section 80C, 80CCC &…

Five Year Low: WPI Inflation shrinks to 3.74%

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the month of August shrunk to 3.74% against 5.19% in July. It is the lowest since October,2009 when WPI stood at 1.8%. Stable rupee and lower commodity price in the global market has led to the decline as per the Economist. The food price index, fuel and power price index contracted to 5.15% and 4.54% in the month of August. Wholesale Inflation takes into account the prices paid by the manufacturers on the goods imported…

Budget 2014: Reforms A Priority Or Populism

The Budget 2014 was one of the most anticipated and hyped budget in the recent past. A new Government at the Centre backed by a strong mandate raised the hopes of the people belonging to different section of the society. It was also a very challenging task for the government as it had to tackle many issues upfront and also deliver on the expectation of the people. It had to check the continuous slide in the GDP over the past…

Income Tax Slabs & Rates For Assessment Year 2015-16

INCOME SLABS (INDIVIDUALS BELOW 60 YRS) TAX RATES 1.) Total Income not exceeding `2,50,000/- Nil 2.) Rs 2,50,001 but not exceeding Rs 5,00,000/- 10% of Amount above Rs 2,50,000/-* 3.) Rs 5,00,001-Rs 10,00,000/- Rs 25,000/- Plus 20% of the amount exceeding `5,00,001/- 4.) Above 10,00,001/- Rs 1,25,000/- Plus 30% of the amount exceeding Rs 10,00,001/-** NOTE:  *A Tax Rebate of 10% (Rs 2000/- maximum) is available to Resident Individuals whose earning is in the range of 2,50,001-5,00,000/-. However if the…

Emerging Market Funds

Emerging Market Funds or also known as Global Funds are Mutual Funds that have features similar to Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s). But Emerging Market Funds means a lot more than that in real terms. These are special type of Mutual Fund scheme which allocate their investments in the Developing Countries. The term “Emerging Market” is given to the countries whose economy is still in the developing stage and there is ample scope to usher the funds for development in these…

Life Insurance: Assurance And Investment

Life Insurance is assurance by the Insurer that upon the demise of the insured person the claim amount as per the contract or agreement will be paid to the nominee of the Insurance holder in exchange of the premium paid by the insurer for the same. The payment of premium can be on the monthly, quarterly, yearly basis depending on the terms agreed upon. There are various types of Insurance policies in the market which not only provide Life cover…

Balanced Funds: An Overview

Balanced Funds are a kind of mutual fund scheme which offer Investors security, returns and moderate capital appreciation. These funds are also known as Hybrid Funds. Here the funds are invested in certain proportion in Equities as well as Bonds. The idea of the fund is protect the investment of the investor and provide decent return at the same time. These are considered as safer investment option as the fund is diversified in fixed return investments as well as equity…

Mutual Funds: An Insight

BACKGROUNDMutual Fund was first setup in Indian in 1963 with the creation of Unit Trust of India (UTI) and it enjoyed the monopoly through chain of financial intermediaries and amassed around `6800 crores of assets under its Asset Management setup. Later on other Public Sector Units like Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), Banks, General Insurance Corporation (GIC) were allowed to enter the Mutual Fund Market. However with the creation of SEBI in 1993 the private sector players were also allowed to…

Portfolio Management

Portfolio Management is professional management of Investments to ensure that optimal use of fund is made in order to achieve accelerated growth of return on the investment. It involves detail analysis of the market scenario and decision making related to different financial products in the market. Portfolio Management may sound very easy to some but in practical scenario it’s not that easy as it has to be done after taking a lot of parameters into consideration. First of all let’s…

Public Provident Fund (PPF)

Public Provident Fund (PPF)
Public Provident Fund (PPF) scheme was introduced in 1968 by the Central Government of India and is one of the tax saving small saving scheme. PPF provides guaranteed returns along with Tax Relief on the Investment. Considered as an ideal investment scheme for risk averse investors as it offers decent returns when compared to other fixed return instruments. It is risk free investment plan and does not get impacted due to market fluctuations as observed in Equity Linked Schemes (Stock…