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Upfront It's hardly a surprise that debt-oriented products account for over 70% of the industry AUM, enabling big players to use them for treasury management. Travel To help reduce the hardiness of a camping trip, we pick innovative, compact gear that combines convenience with comfort. Technology Scan the essential features of some electronic gadgets to ensure you don’t make an expensive mistake. Real Estate Grouping is the strategy of the season. Realty buyers are doing it to extract discounts, the developers, to clear stagnant inventories. Query Corner Tax liability on interest income from fixed deposits is calculated on an accrual basis. Portfolio Doctor Despite fundamental mistakes, Mumbai-based Preeti and Vishal Srivastava can achieve their goals easily. This is because of the one right move: regular investment. Investment Brokerages are now managing equity portfolios as small as Rs 5 lakh. We find out whether these schemes offer value for money. Mutual Fund Money Today-Plexus Management new fund evaluation bring to you the report card of the Reliance Infrastructure Fund. My Idea Pradeep Kumar, 41, quit his job with Maruti to pursue vedic maths. His efforts have added up to the 80-centre behemoth, Magical Methods. BASICS We take you through the basics of income tax to help you fill a flawless return. Stocks Revenue inflows are unlikely to jump soon, unless taxes are upped. So, let’s rule out easing of tax rates, though there might be some sops for individuals, like a hike in deductibles for home loans or tax-exempt bank deposits.
Going short in a big way While Dipen Sheth takes a timid stand on Safe Wealth, he aggressively short-sells a bundle of stocks in the Wealth Zoom portfolio — and explains why. Tax The setbacks from stocks, mutual funds, real estate and other assets can be adjusted against gains from investments for up to eight financial years.
Why you should e-file Despite its benefits, filing returns online is not a big hit. We bust the myths about the process and explain why it should actually be your first choice.
I-T returns: Odd situations What if you, as a taxpayer, are faced with unusual circumstances pertaining to your return? Money Today looks at five such odd situations and ways to deal with them.
Save tax...take a break What is the tax exemption on your leave travel allowance and how can you claim it? Read answers to these and other important questions to avoid tax outgo.
Little-known tax benefits Most of us are aware of the tax benefits on investments, medical insurance and the tax advantages of a home loan. Here are some inconspicuous sections of the tax law under which you can claim further deductions.
A charter of honesty Many taxpayers aren’t aware that they may be falling foul of the tax authorities due to inconsistencies and errors in their returns. We list out eight fundamental rules to ensure that your return is free of mistakes. Talk Back No, age is only one of the factors. Each age group has objectives, risk appetite and goals that are typical to the category. New Business It was sheer chance that led Rajeev Samant to work his father’s land. Several profitless crops later, he opted for winemaking, and a heady business, Sula Wines, was born. Books In the tradition of small-plate dining, this book tells you a little about everything. It’s a bid to find financial wisdom in unconventional places. Banking Systemic inadequacies or incompetence on the part of the bank can lead to financial loss and hardships for customers. Here’s how to deal with four common problems. Editor's Note The IT Act is saddled with dozens of exemptions. It’s high time they are knocked off.
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