Connect with us


Education expenses can get you tax benefits



Read Time: 3 minutes

In order to promote education, the government provides benefits to individual taxpayers in respect of certain expenses incurred by them for education. Let us discuss these tax benefits.
Tuition fee for children
You can claim deduction up to Rs 1.50 lakh every year for tuition fee paid for full-time education of your children in India. A taxpayer can claim this deduction only in respect of two children. In case you have more than two children, your earning spouse can separately claim deduction for other children. This tax benefit is available by way of deduction with other eligible items like provident fund contribution, Public Provident Fund, repayment of principal of home loan, life insurance premium, National Savings Certificate, Equity Linked Savings Scheme, etc. The educational institution has to be situated in India to be eligible for this benefit.
Since this benefit covers expenses for full-time education only, payments made to coaching classes are not eligible for this benefit. Parents can You can claim this benefit irrespective of whether your child is financially dependent on you or not.
This deduction is available for tuition fee only and any payment in the nature of donation or development fee paid to the educational institution is not eligible for this benefit. In case the fee for even one child exceeds the eligible amount of Rs 1.50 lakh in a year, the other spouse can claim the deduction in respect of the balance amount for the same child within the available limit of Rs 1.50 lakh.
Interest on education loan
In addition to tuition fee paid, you can also claim deduction under Section 80E for interest paid for education loan taken for higher education of some specified relatives. Higher education for this purpose means any educational course undertaken after completion of SSC. You can claim this benefit for education loan taken for yourself, your spouse, children, or a child for whom you are a legal guardian.
This deduction is available for eight consecutive years starting from the year in which you start paying interest. It is available on payment basis. So in case of payment of arrears of interest in a year, the benefit is available for full interest paid during the year, irrespective of the year to which the interest paid pertains.
There is no limit on the quantum of deduction available for interest. This benefit is available even for education loan taken for part-time course anywhere.
The education loan for availing this benefit has to be availed from a financial institution or an approved charitable institution in India. The financial institution includes bank or any other institution approved by the government. The charitable institution should likewise be recognised by the central government. So if you borrow from your friends or relatives for your education, you cannot claim this deduction for interest paid to them.
Employer-provided allowances
In addition to the above benefits available to all individual tax payers, whether salaried and self-employed, tax laws also allow exemption for certain allowances received by employees from their employer.
An education allowance up to Rs 100 per month per child for two of your children is fully tax-free. Likewise a hostel allowance received and spent by you is exempt up to Rs 300 for each child, for up to two children. You can claim these exemptions only if your employer provides you such allowance separately as part of your salary

Click to comment

Nisha Shiwani hails from the pink city of Jaipur and is a prolific writer. She loves to write on Real Estate/Property, Automobiles, Education, Finance and about the latest developments in the Technology space.



Bennet & Bernard Group forays into FMCG space



Read Time: 4 minutes

To enter other FMCG segments soon

The company will soon go pan India and is focused on creating an exclusive range of processed foods

Home grown diversified firm Bennet & Bernard with majority business interest in eco luxury real estate, hospitality & gastronomy has announced its foray in FMCG space with the launch of premium cold cuts under the banner of Artisan Deli in Goa market. Pioneers of world-class foods served at its multiple restaurants in Goa, Bennet & Bernard have now launched a range of eleven uniquely crafted chicken & pork cold cuts which will be available at all the leading supermarkets across Goa. With menus curated in-house, options of gluten free products, compliance to guidelines at every stage of food production, storage and transportation, the product is definitely value-add to the start of your meal every day.

Artisan Deli has evolved from the need to produce processed meats that stand a class apart purely based on their flavour, the quality of the ingredients and their presentation. Bennet & Bernard Group will soon go pan India with this brand and is focused on creating an exclusive range of processed foods in India and global markets with manufacturing units in multiple cities across the country. The company currently runs two business units: Bennet & Bernard custom homes Pvt Ltd & Bennet & Bernard Gastronomy hospitality Pvt Ltd.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Lincoln Bennet Rodrigues, Founder and Chairman, Bennet & Bernard Group said: “Artisan Deli is personal to me. I’ve partnered with my team of seasoned restaurateurs who have been in the industry for the past few years in developing the recipes or Artisan Deli. While, we have had great success from our various restaurants, we have been determined to procure superior quality cold cuts to keep up with the standards we set.We believe that our cold cuts would meet international quality standards as well as be a healthy alternative for our consumers. For this very reason we completely avoid all artificial colour or flavour, any added MSG or hormones. We provide options for nitrite- free and some of our products are completely gluten- free. Finally, we incorporate exquisite packaging and easy availability of these products alongside great line-up of more Artisan Deli products”.

Talking about company’s ambitious plans in the FMCG segment, Mr. Lindsay Bernard Rodrigues, Co-owner and Director, Bennet & Bernard Group added: “We want to make FMCG a large business. We have got some very interesting new products in the space of healthy food & snacking ready for launch in the near future. With this launch, we aim to drive the next wave of growth for our group. We are also planning to bring international products to Indian market. Our aim is to create a unique source of competitive advantage through diversity of the businesses and create new opportunities for growth. We are also looking at possible acquisitions, both in the country and in the global market to grow rapidly. We also recently made an international acquisition with the start of business in Portugal.”

Bennet & Bernard Group prides itself from developing the most desirable Custom Luxury Homes in Goa to the finest and highest rated restaurants and further expanding its horizon in the hospitality sector in Europe. The company has also gone from handpicked locations in Goa to exotic locations of the world. With a penchant towards exclusive designs, unique architecture, idiosyncratic living concepts, smart homes along with finest quality of construction, Bennet & Bernard Custom Homes has positioned itself as a mark of quality, passion and innovation. Bennet & Bernard has created award winning projects which included Indian Green Building Council (2015) and 6-star CRISIL rating (2017).

Press Release
Continue Reading

Business appoints Maggie Inbamuthiah as interim Managing Director of India



Read Time: 3 minutes, a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women in technology, today announced the appointment of Maggie Inbamuthiah as its interim Managing Director of India. Maggie has been working with the organization since 2016, and has played a major role spearheading the organization’s efforts and programs to advance careers of women in technology in the region.

“We are excited to announce Maggie’s appointment as the interim Managing Director of India,” said Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President & CEO of During her tenure, she has worked relentlessly towards achieving our goals. With her contributions, we hope to build on our 10-year legacy on the sub-continent to advance 50/50 equity for all tech women worldwide by 2025.”

Maggie has previously worked with corporations including ANZ, Infosys, and Dell, leading their global technical and operational projects and initiatives in the HR space. An avid entrepreneur, Maggie is the Co-founder of “Mandram,” a platform to curate talks and ideas in native languages so that people can reach one another across the social diaspora with no impediment of language. She was also the Co-founder of Employee Experts and My Campus Days.

“I have always been a believer in ensuring that there is equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, social status, and background,” said Maggie. “Working with has not only strengthened my belief in this pursuit but has also enabled me to curate and implement many initiatives focused on this purpose. With this new role, I look forward to continuing my efforts and driving key initiatives in India such as the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHCI 19). Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, GHCI 19 will be held in Bangalore from November 6 – 8, 2019 and promises to be an extraordinary event focused on 50/50 intersectional tech equity by 2025.”

A Post Graduate in HR Management and Organizational Behaviour from University of London and a Computer Science Engineer from NIT, Tiruchirapalli, Maggie is an athlete, yoga practitioner and teacher, and an environmentalist at heart.


At, we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. We connect, inspire and guide women in technology and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. In 1987, computer scientist Anita Borg, founded a digital community for women in technology. Today, our reach extends to more than 80 countries, and partners with academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs.

About Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 

Grace Hopper Celebration India is the flagship event organized by It is Asia’s largest gathering of women technologists. has been successfully organizing Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) since 2010, witnessing a significant growth year-on-year.

Continue Reading


Everything You Need To Know About ULIPs



Read Time: 5 minutes

Everyone wants a sizeable amount of money that could be utilized to live the life they desire. In this world of technology as well as competition, you have only two options of making money; work either for someone else or start your own business. Furthermore, earning money isn’t even sufficient. The inflation burns a big hole to your pocket, where savings and investment become crucial in order to survive the financial catastrophe.

Investing your hard-earned money helps you build wealth. However, it is always essential to invest in something that helps you secure your family’s financial future, even if you are not there. Here, life insurance policies with investment provision help you in financial goal planning, and ultimately receiving a considerable amount at the end. Though traditional life insurance investment plans have limited advantages, you also have a better option of Unit Linked Insurance Plans that help you avail a wide range of benefits.

What is ULIP Insurance Plan?

A ULIP or Unit Linked Insurance Plan is a type of life insurance that offers you a life coverage along with some qualified investment tools such as stocks, bonds, etc. Unlike traditional investment insurance plans like an endowment policy, here you can manage your life coverage and the investment part separately, basis your financial needs.

Benefits of ULIPs

ULIP, as a product, offers you not just one or two, but three benefits- savings, investment, and insurance. Let’s see what the other benefits of a ULIP investment plan are:

Life Cover

ULIP insurance plans offer you an adequate amount that takes care of your family’s financial needs behind you. Usually, death benefits provided under a Unit Linked Insurance Plan are maximum of the fund value that has been accrued, or sum assured, or 105% of total premiums paid till the event of demise.

Maturity Benefits

If you survive the policy tenure, you can avail of maturity benefits in the form of a lump sum or installments. In most of the cases, you can also set a frequency of pay-out and the settlement term up to 5 years.

Returns from Market-Linked Investments

Usually, in a regular life insurance policy, the premiums you pay are utilized for the life coverage. Whereas, under a ULIP scheme, a part of the premiums is invested in market-linked products such as debts and equities. Here, you can control the proportion of investment in different products or even a blend of multiple products. This is why financial goals with ULIP suit your needs best.


By opting for a ULIP scheme, you have the flexibility of choosing the fund that aptly suits your financial planning. If you notice volatility in the market and a particular fund doesn’t perform well, you always have a choice of switching to another one.


In traditional investment plans, you don’t get any clue of where your money is being invested. Well, ULIP as a product helps you stay updated with all the charges levied along with the Net Asset Value of each fund that you are investing in.

Partial Withdrawals

If you come across a financial crunch during the policy tenure, you can withdraw some amount partially from the funds accrued. Here, the insurer may levy particular charges for the same. You cannot make any partial withdrawal during the lock-in period or settlement term.

Tax Benefits

You can avail of tax benefits under ULIP insurance plans. The maximum of Rs. 1.5 Lakh can be exempted towards the premiums you pay under Section 80C, and for the maturity benefits under Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act.

How to Get the Best ULIP Investment Plan

Identify your goals and analyze the financial needs that you seek after a certain period. Remember that the financial goals you set must be long-term goals.

Don’t ignore life insurance benefits while going for investments. If you are young, make sure that your current, as well as future financial planning, is made properly. Here, a number of dependents, personal financial desires, education of your children and so many such aspects need to be considered.

Your investment goals may differ basis the financial planning you do. E.g., if you are planning to get a sizeable corpus for your children’s higher education or their marriages, the planning has to be done accordingly. Similar to be considered for post-retirement provisions, foreign tours, or even buying a new property.

Risk appetite plays a vital role in choosing the right ULIP scheme. Equity investments are best suitable for the people with high-risk appetite, whereas, debts come with lesser risk when returns are concerned. You can also choose a blend of both if you have a moderate risk appetite.

Always compare multiple plans, analyze which plan is best suitable for your needs and then go for it. Comparison certainly helps you get a better idea of which plan be more beneficial. The comparison can be made basis on several aspects such as sum assured, choice of funds, flexibility, systematic withdrawal provisions, and so on.


Investing in ULIP investment plans is always suitable if you are chasing a long-term financial goal. Proper planning by analyzing the needs gives you higher returns, along with the flexibility of multiple investment options to choose from. Last but not least, when it comes to transparency, Unit Linked Insurance Plans are anytime better than traditional investment plans. Now that you have read this article carefully; be sure that you will be able to get the best ULIP that you are looking for.

Continue Reading


Eiliant Advisors bets big on its Lifecycle Growth Advisory business



Read Time: 4 minutes
  • Expands portfolio and adds 3 new partners
  • To raise a total of USD 12 Million across 3 new mandates in H2, FY20
  • Aims to become a USD 25 million entity by 2025 with a global footprint

Eiliant, a niche, full lifecycle growth advisory firm, announced today that it has signed up contracts for raising over USD 12 Million during H2, FY20 across 3 new mandates in the areas of deep-tech and enterprise-tech. The firm has also signed up 3 multi – year strategic growth-to-exit contracts for challenger brands across organized bakery, wellness, and chocolate. On back of this development, the firm announced on-boarding of 3 industry veterans as its new partners, making a total of 5 partners across verticals. Eiliant now aims to become a USD 25 million entity by 2025 with a global footprint. It is with this intent it is structuring itself to brace up for the growth opportunities.

Since its inception in 2018, Eiliant has grown steadily and recently advised Space-Tech start-up, Bellatrix Aerospace to raise $ 3 Million in its Pre Series – A round. The firm has developed a strong investment thesis around Space-Tech, Cybersecurity, and Health-Tech and is building capabilities on scaling and augmenting growth. Eiliant is focussed on mergers and acquisitions, growth capital augmentation, technology strategy, growth consulting and CFO advisory to enable growth, scale and competitiveness for mid-market companies and curated start-ups. Its advisory is focussed towards 4 verticals – Science and Technology, Manufacturing, Consumer and Financial Services including Fintech. Eiliant has created its own proprietary engagement framework to unlock value and accelerate growth for emerging businesses and challenger brands across their life-cycle while ensuring investors get better-than-market returns on their investments with Eiliant portfolio companies.

The company’s new partners are Dean George who has worked with Arvind, Titan, StoreKing and HCL, Jubin Mishra who has worked with Accenture, HSBC, Sony and Aavishkaar-Intellecap and Sachin Gupta who has worked with LG, Blue Dart, Toll Group before joining Eiliant. Dean George, an MBA from University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand, brings in 20 + years of experience and will lead Sales and Business Operations Advisory; Jubin Mishra, an alumnus of IIM Kozhikode with 20+ years of experience will be responsible for Growth Strategy and Marketing Advisory; Sachin Gupta, a chartered accountant and alumni of IIM Bangalore joins Eiliant advisory to focus on transaction and CFO Advisory.

Speaking about the development, Mr. Udit Mitra, Founder, Eiliant Advisors said: “With Dean, Jubin, and Sachin joining, we now have a leadership team of accomplished professionals with a proven track record across businesses and geographies. At this point, we are running and curating deals across our focussed verticals and their addition will help us to broaden our service portfolio across the business life cycle of our clients. This will now enable us to work as an extension for the investors, in achieving their R-o-I and exits, while building competitive business models for entrepreneurs in mid-market and curated start-ups. With this new addition, we have a collective 100+ years of experience – which we will bring to fore to offer our differentiated services to our clients and investors.”

Adding to the firm’s development, Mr. Anish Sengupta, Co-Founder said: “As a firm, we have a significant focus on deep-tech mandates. We look for enterprise technology companies with a defensible technical moat, reached through significant research and protected by patents or copyrights. With Dean, Jubin, and Sachin coming on board, we hope to accelerate growth in this area also”.

Eiliant Advisors is currently working on exclusive mandates in deep-tech company using Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing to deliver intelligent monitoring and energy savings for large facilities and buildings; a Made-in-India, smart urban mobility solution – automating over 3 million parking spaces across India and South East Asia using proprietary Algorithm. The firm is also looking at various deals across consumer, manufacturing which will be online in upcoming quarters. The firm is targeting to on-board 2 more full life cycle clients during the second half of FY20.

About Eiliant

Eiliant is a niche advisory firm that offers specialized services to unlock value and accelerate growth for start-up and mid-market companies across their entire lifecycle through its 4*4 strategy – focus on 4 industry verticals (Science and Technology, Manufacturing, Consumer and Financial Services including Fintech.) across 4 Service Lines ( Business Transformation and Growth Enablement, Investment Banking and M&A, Technology Advisory and Digital Strategy, and CFO and Structuring Advisory).

Press Release
Continue Reading


‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR): An external challenge to India’s economy and security



Read Time: 3 minutes

In recent times China has emerged as a strong player in this new unfolding global system.

It has launched a new initiative called One Belt and One Road initiative. The aim of the OBOR project is to create an economic land belt and marine link to redirect  Chinese capital to develop infrastructure and trade capacity of ASEAN, Europe, Central Asia, and Africa.

The concept of OBOR is based on certain principles where the broad aim is to establish multi-dimensional and multi-tiered connectivity to tap the market potential of the region’s leading countries to aggressively undertake job creation and promotion of consumption. It has the plan to involve more than 60 countries in the project and also plans to negotiate a free trade agreement with all of them, the entire OBOR.



OBOR, CPEC, String of Pearls

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

The China –Pakistan relations, over a period of time, have evolved to the extent that some scholars aptly call Pakistan, China’s Israel. Today, china clearly believes that Pakistan has a core part to play in its transition to global power and lies at the heart of China’s plan for ports and railways and for oil and gas. The CPEC comes at a time of growing geopolitical ambition of china, being partly a strategic gambit. One of the important aims of CPEC is to bolster the Pakistani Economy by addressing the Key infrastructure constraints in Pakistan.

CPEC as a subset of OBOR

In March 2015, China’s National Development and Reform Committee announced the OBOR initiative. The CPEC is part of OBOR and was formalized in April 2015 between Pakistan and China. This concluded with around 51 memorandums of understanding with a total investment of 46 billion dollars. CPEC has emerged out of the Chinese principle of co-operative mechanism with different parts of the world to increase its trade. It has identified the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Bangladesh-China-India–Myanmar(BCIM-EC) as the key initiatives broadly associated with OBOR.

India’s official position is that CPEC passes through the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir(PoK), which is a disputed territory, and land that has been illegally occupied. India asserts that China has not shown any understanding of India’s sovereign claims and thereby it will not be part of the OBOR. Again for India, OBOR is a national initiative of China to enhance its connectivity all over to ensure that it is able to sustain its low-cost manufacturing programme which is declining due to rising domestic wages in China. This is by integrating itself to global value chains.

India has now to decide whether it would allow political differences to prevail over economic interaction.

Continue Reading


First ATM installed at more than 11000 feet above sea level at Kedarnath



Read Time: 3 minutes

The Uttarakhand chief minister of the double engine government Trivendra Singh Rawat has today inaugurated the ATM service at the historic Kedarnath Shrine precincts at more than 11000 ft altitude, after it was washed away in the massive ecological disaster of June 15. This is the only ATM in the entire Kedarnath valley.

Thanks to the untiring efforts and dedicated commitment of Uttarakhand government for having taken the pains to finally to get the ATM installed at the ancient Kedarnath Shrine after protracted five years, where more than two lakh pilgrims and tourists visit every season to pay their revered obeisance to Baba Kedarnath in His historic shrine established centuries ago.

Even the prime minister Narendra Modi visited this Kedarnath about four to five times after the dreaded ecological disaster for paying obeisance to Lord Shiva at Kedarnath and also directed the state government to expeditiously carry out the reconstruction work in the Kedarnath Dham precincts.

A massive budget was also allocated for the complete facelift of this historic shrine.

If we measure the approximate number of visitors at this historic shrine taking an average of one lakh visitors every season, the figure would come to more than five lakhs.  One can imagine how much inconvenience the visiting pilgrims were confronting in the absence of an ATM. The earlier available ATM was washed away in the heavy deluge on June 15/ 16 2013 that killed thousands of pilgrims from all over India who’d converged for Lord Kedar’s darshan.

We remember the news of this ATM being damaged due to the high-velocity tides and currents and of the deluge of the Chora baari lake also known as Gandhi Sarovar in June 2013.

On the day of this deluge and afterward, wads of notes were seen floating far away in the river which was finally picked up by some Sadhus who tried to siphon them off clandestinely but were caught carrying the wads of notes collected by them floating in the water.

Finally, the government of Uttarakhand realized this inconvenience to pilgrims and opened the only ATM at Kedarnath Shrine. The chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat jubilantly inaugurated it. Better late than never, after more than five years in 2019 we have the ATM again after it was washed away in 2013.

In a tweet, today along with the pictures of inauguration of this new ATM the chief minister Trivendra Singh proudly tweeted: Harsh ka vishay hai ki Kedarnath Dham mein pehla ATM aaj se shuru ho gaya hai. @ HDFC _Bank dwara sthapit ATM se shradhaluon ko badi raahat milegi. 2013 ki aapda mein Kedarnath mein maujud ATM bah gaya tha.

Matter of pleasure to announce that a first ATM has been installed at Kedarnath shrine. The HDFC ATM will be of immense help to pilgrims. In 2013’s disaster the Kedarnath ATM washed away in the deluge.

Continue Reading


Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak is the new CMD of GAIL ( India) Ltd



Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak, new CMD of GAIL ( India) Ltd
Read Time: 2 minutes

Gas Authority of India Limited with its headquarter based in New Delhi’s Bhikaiji Cama Place has nominated its new Chairman Cum Managing Director. Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak earlier serving as Director project GAIL since 2014 has today taken over charge as the new CMD of this highly profit-making organization. The earlier CMD Mr. Tripathi has retired.

Mr. Ashutosh Karnatak carries behind him a rich experience of 37 protracted years in the hydrocarbon sector and is also concurrently serving as Director ( Projects) in GAIL.

As per the financial projections till February 2019 the state-owned gas distribution company GAIL ( India) Limited jumped in the third quarter profit beating market estimate, buoyed by a surge in revenue from its natural gas marketing segment says a TOI report published in February. According to the report, the profit for the quarter ended then on December 31 last came to a whopping 16.81 billion rupees i.e. 234.32 million dollars compared with a profit of 12.62 billion rupees last year as per the GAIL’s projections.

According to the Refinitiv Eikon data quoting TOI report sixteen analysts on average estimated the company, which also engages in the transmission of petrochemicals and liquefied petroleum gas, posted a profit of 15.51 billion in a quarter.

The TOI report of Feb 2019 further says that GAIL’s revenue from operations surged 37.3% to 197.89 billion rupees. Similarly, it’s gas marketing segment which accounts for more than 3, 4th of the total revenue enhanced to a whopping 46%.

Along with Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak who took charge as CMD GAIL, Dr. Kulbhooshan Baluni also took charge as Director IIM Kashipur and Professor Padhy as Chairperson of IIM Kashipur Campus, Dun today. Mr. KC Pandey of Awaj Suno Pahadon ki and Uttarakhand Journalists Forum extended their heartiest congratulations to all of them for their enlightened future.

Dr. K. C Pandey a renowned entrepreneur of Uttarakhand and social activist congratulated Dr. Karnatak on assumption of the charge as new CMD GAIL at his Bhikaiji Cama place office by presenting a bouquetin person.

A post-graduate from IIT Delhi Karnatak graduated in electrical engineering from HBTI Kanpur. He is credited for developing an innovative project monitoring and controlling technique ARJUNA and a capability-building model. He accompanies with him a 39 years experience in Oil and Gas sector who joined GAIL in 2014 and reached its top slot just in a span of 4 and a half years.

Continue Reading


Benefits of filing ITR (Income Tax Return) even if you are below taxable limit




Read Time: 3 minutes

ITR Receipt is an important document
Having an ITR receipt is important because it is more detailed than Form 16, entailing your income and taxation along with revenue from other sources.

Use as address proof
ITR receipt is sent to your registered address, which can serve as residential proof.

Helps the bank loan documentation process easier
Being a diligent income tax filer makes it easier for banks to assess your source of income when you apply for loans like an auto loan, home loan, personal loan, etc.
“Banks usually ask for copies of tax returns filed for previous 2-3 years at the time of applying for the loan to ascertain the income capacity of the individual. Hence, to apply for loans a tax return would be required to be filed”.

Avoid penalties or scrutiny from the tax department
From FY 2017-18, up to INR 10,000 would be levied for non-filing of ITR. This black mark will remain for years to come.

For a hassle-free visa application procedure
At times visa authorities ask for copies of past tax returns, hence to apply for a visa a tax return would be required to be filed. Embassies, especially those of US, UK, Canada, etc. when processing your foreign visa application, are particular about your tax-compliance.

To buy an insurance policy with a higher cover
If insurance companies have reasons (non-compliance) to believe that you are a tax-evader, they will not give you policies with more cover.

When employed, your employer will deduct TDS on your income. However, if you have made investments that are tax deductibles, it reduces your taxable income. So, the TDS deducted can be refunded, but only if you file your return. The same holds true for TDS deducted by any other sources.

Makes life easier for freelancers and independent professionals
Freelancer or self-employed people don’t have Form 16. This is the only document they have to show that he has filed the ITR. Without this, they can face funding issues and transactional problems.

Government tender
Experts say that if one plans to start their business and need to fill a government tender or two for the same, they will need to show their tax return receipts of the previous five years. This again is to show your financial status and whether you can support the payment obligation or not.
However, this is no strict rule. It may vary depending on the internal rules of the government department. Even the number of ITRs required can vary.

Credit Card Processing
Banks can reject your credit card application if you haven’t filed your ITR.

Compensate losses in the next financial year
Unless you file the ITR, you cannot recompense your expenses/losses in the previous financial year to the current. As per the income-tax provisions, if tax returns are not filed on time, unadjusted losses (with some exceptions) cannot be carried forward to future years. Hence, to ensure that the losses are carried forward for future adjustment, a tax return would be required to be filed.

Helps to avoid extra interest
If you don’t file ITR, the belated return could lead to extra interest at 1% per month for the remaining tax payable by you. For example, banks would deduct tax from interest on fixed deposits exceeding a certain threshold. To claim a refund of tax deducted by the bank (if any) on the interest income, a tax return would be required to be filed regardless of the taxable income.

This helpful article curated from the web.

Continue Reading


Have we registered our brand name yet?




Read Time: 1 minute

The brand name is the very soul of the company. With the rise in the number of brands in India, the likelihood of the brand name being stolen has increased. Therefore, it is high time that we take measures to protect our brand name through Trademark registration.

Why we should consider trademark registration?

1. Because the brand name is the very identity of our product or service.
2. Because a brand name makes the customers recognize our product among many.
3. Because with trademark registration, we can deter the infringers from stealing our mark.
4. Because trademark registration gives a monetary value to our mark
5. Because trademark registration opens the door to business expansion through licensing.

This important article curated from the web.

Continue Reading


It’s a pro people budget says PM Modi



PM Modi praising the budget
Read Time: 3 minutes

Prime minister Narendra Modi has praised the first budget presented by the fimnance minister Dr. Nirmala Sitaraman after the formation of the NDA 2 government, terming it as prosperous which makes every person of the country self reliant.

Prime minister Narendra Modi in a vedio posted in his twitter handle said that the budget would strengthen the poor of the country and accord the youth an enlightened and prosperous future.
He also ensured that the budget will provide the people of the middle class progress and prosperity.
Terming it as a development oriented budget prime minister Narendra Modi added that not only will the budget simplify the tax structure but will also lead to modernisation of the infrastructure.
Praising his new governments first tenure  prime minister Narendra Modi said  that the people of the country and their lives have tremendous expectations from his government and this budget is very much in tune with their assumptions and expectations assuring them fully that their every demand would and expectations would be fulfilled.
It’s give the assurance that its in a right direction and speed and is therefore all set to achieve  the true objectives.
He said that this budget would strengthen the industries and the industrialists/ entrepreneur and enterpreneurships, both and also enhance the process of women’s participation in the development process of thr country.
Extremely satisfied and jubilant over the new budget, prime minister Narendra Modi called it a green budget in which the environmental, electric mobility and solar sectors were promptly and especially encouraged.
He  said that the previous government under his five year tenure has left behind environment of  pessimism behind  and is all set to move forward  with immense optimism and confidence.
The budget however has increased excise of one rupee each on the petro diesel products, enhanced  2.5 percent tax on silver and gold with additiinal cess on tobacco products.
However on the purchase of a house worth Rs 45 lakhs it has given tax relief on the amount of 3.5 lakh rupees but the middle class got no relief on annual tax exemption.
The income tax limit of five lakh exemption granted in the vote on account budget before the elections however stands applicable with no tax on the yearly income of Rs. five lakhs.
The tax has also been enhanced on the annual income above three and five crores to 3% and 5% respectively.
The Bahujan Samaj Party  and Congress party have severely criticized the budget.
The BSP president Mayawati termed the budget of Modi government as the one implemented for encouraging crony capitalism and crony capitalists including the private sector of the country leading to further  enhancing the problems relating to unemployment, inflation, poverty, farmers n ruler distress of the poor, marginalised classes, the dalits and the toiling masses of the country.
This budget is anti poor which restricts the economic development of the country added Mayawati in her tweet.
The  chief spokesperson of Congress party Randeep Singh Surjewala also criticized the Budget 2019 severely, saying that during the last five years during the Modi government tenure, the excise duty of diesel  has been increased by 443% and on petrol by 211%.
By this way his government has earned Rs 13, 00, 000 crores by cutting the pockets of the common men. Now Modi 2.0 has sprinkled petrol like pouring  ” salt on the burned injury”.
The budget has by increasing Rs. 2 as excise on petrol and diesal literally broken the backbone of the middle class, farmers and the common men of the country.
Continue Reading

More From NewsViewsNetwork

Subscribe To Our NewsletterDon't worry, we too hate spam.

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from around the world in your area of interest.