An Investors look at eco sustainable businesses and solutions

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly declared 17 global goals for 2030 known as the Sustainable Development Goals, which included broad ambitions like eliminating poverty, gender equality and clean water and sanitation. However, sustainability goes beyond environmentally-friendly business practices; it includes a commitment to gender equality and diversity, social mobility, and investing in the community and making the least carbon foot print.

Capital Gains on Sale of Property – Section 54EC benefit

Profits or gains arising from transfer of a capital asset are called “Capital Gains” and are charged to tax under the head “Capital Gains”. • There should be a Capital Asset • Capital Asset should be transferred during the previous year • Gains/Loss has to be computed • Tax has to be paid on such gains

What is Chart Reading? Different ways of interpreting a chart.

Learning how to read stock charts may seem intimidating at first. But with some basic tips and a little practice, you’ll soon be using them to find winning stocks, to see how to buy stocks and to spot the right time to sell.

Estate Planning

Estate is everything that one owns viz. assets & owes viz. liabilities and responsibilities. Estate planning is the act of preparing for the transfer of a person’s wealth and assets after his or her death. Assets, life insurance, pensions, real estate, cars, personal belongings, and debts are all part of one’s estate. Estate plans must be written, signed, and notarized by the person who owns the estate.

Are you aware of the tax benefits corporate employees get?

In the last four years, the government’s efforts to widen the tax base resulted in an 80% jump in the number of returns filed to 6.85 crore in 2017-18 from 3.31 crore in 2013-14. Data released by the income tax department showed a massive gap between the salaried whose taxes are deducted and the non-salaried. Rajesh, a client of ours, was unhappy with the Budget 2018 when the finance minister raised standard deduction to ₹40,000 and that too in lieu of travel allowance. He felt worse when he read about some professionals who probably earned three times his income and yet do not pay tax. “Does the government even listen to us? We are the most honest taxpayers and our salaries are deducted at source. What benefits do we get?” he asked. This is when we decided to tell him about the benefits available to salaried employees in the corporate sector.

Factors to be considered while selecting mutual fund schemes

Today, with over 3,500 mutual schemes available in the market the task of picking the right mutual fund can be rather mind boggling. Moreover with a tendency amongst investors to fall for the “Rs 10” investment proposition – offered by New Fund Offerings (NFOs), the task of picking the right ones can be even more daunting. While many investors also do feel that ‘any’ mutual fund can help them achieve their desired goals, let us apprise you that each mutual fund scheme is unique and caters to a certain risk profile.

Taxation of NRIs and PIOs

You landed yourself a plush job outside the country, you are living the dream. Your favourite aunt can’t stop addressing you as the NRI at every party. Suddenly your prospects are booming on the matrimonial sites due to your new found status. However, the Income Tax Act had a plan of its own and has laid out certain conditions to define your residential status. Your tax-ability in India will be defined by this status.

Student Loans and Current Trends

Ratios in Equity Investing- What to look out for?

Ratios are critical quantitative analysis tools. One of their most important functions lies in their capacity to act as lagging indicators in identifying positive and negative financial trends. The information a trend analysis provides allows to you to make and implement ongoing financial plans and, when necessary, make course corrections to short-term financial plans.