Here is a compendium of the financial avenues and instruments that can help reduce the amount of tax you pay.

Budget 2011 will have to ensure that the middle and lower income groups are not deprived of cash flow, which is currently inadequate to cope with inflation.
Infrastructure bonds are the latest investment option for saving tax, but these may not be a good choice for all investors.
A look at how the provisions of the revised Direct Taxes Code will impact your finances.
The revised direct taxes code discussion paper has put reforms on the backburner and made taxpayers smile for the wrong reasons.
Money Today debunks the myths that are keeping people from using this easy, efficient and eco-friendly mode of filing tax returns.
The budget has put more money in your hands to save and spend. Here are some options to make the most of the rise in your take-home income.
The sweeping changes envisaged in the tax laws could upset your financial apple cart. Here are eight things to do before the draft Direct Taxes Code becomes a law.
The new tax scheduled to replace all indirect taxes next year would benefit the industry and boost the economy. Here’s how it will affect you.
In a bid to curb tax evasion, the government has proposed to tax certain gifts other than cash. Here’s how the changes will affect you.
Equity-linked savings schemes are one of the best tax-saving instruments as these have delivered the highest returns compared with other options.
Instead of replicating the old Act, we should focus on executing the existing laws.
We consider the impact of the likely changes on your earnings and investments after the Direct Taxes Code DTC) comes into effect from 1 April 2011.
The tax return deadline is around the corner. Here's how to cut through the clutter and file your return with ease.
The exempt-exempt-tax proposal under the Direct Taxes Code can be a boon for retirees instead of the cruel blow it is made out to be.
If the exemption is removed, then the payment of tax will be an unavoidable certainty.
Did you know you are required to pay tax if the value of select assets exceeds a certain limit? Find out more about wealth tax and ways to avoid it.
Here are a few changes that we would like to see in the new Direct Taxes Code 2009.
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.