Save Long Term Capital Gains Tax from Property

The long-term capital gains from property can be huge especially if the asset was held for really long term. These gains are taxed at 20% + cess (effectively 20.8% from FY 2018-19) which can cause a major dent in the amount received on sale. So if we have an option to save, we must save […]

Can I claim Tax Benefit on both HRA & Home Loan?

Can I claim Tax Benefit for both HRA & Home Loan? – A question which is often asked by many tax payers. This is mainly because many employers do not allow both tax benefits together in certain situations. Unfortunately this is NOT the right thing to do. Both HRA and Home Loan Interest tax sections […]

Is NPS Good Investment for Senior Citizens?

I have been asked by many senior citizens and people close to their retirement (aged 55 years or more) if they should invest in NPS (National Pension Scheme)? Before November 2017, the maximum age to open NPS account was 60 years and hence senior citizens could not invest. However, PFRDA changed this and has increased […]

Maturity, Partial Withdrawal & Early Exit Rules

The government wants NPS (National Pension Scheme) to be the preferred investment vehicle for pension planning for majority of its citizens. Unfortunately as it happens with most of Government plans, NPS too has flaws which are holding investors back. To encourage investment in NPS, PFRDA (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority) which regulates it have made […]