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Tax Calculation Concept in India

Hi I'm a salaried person with an annual income of 4 L/annum. I don't know how do I calculate the income tax that I need to do. In the 4 L/annum what things are need to exclude like 2.5 lac exemption ...
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Which Bank can help me cash a US treasury Check in India

ICICI bank refuses to entertain inspite of having a bank account, any other options. Any guidance is highly appreciated.
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Tax considerations for outsourcing freelance work to foreign country

I've seen this asked a few different ways (closest was here), but I am looking to find out from the business's perspective, how to report (if necessary) the amount paid to a foreign contractor. My ...
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Weightage of products used for measuring inflation

How does the government fix a particular weightage for a particular commodity which is to be used during measurement of inflation? Is there any specific scientific formula that is to be used?
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Tax on Money transfered to India from UK?

I'm from India came to UK on Feb 4th 2014 and I will be in UK till Sept 30th 2014. I'm earning money in Pounds, and paying tax as per UK tax policy. I could save some money which I transferred to ...
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What is the cheapest way to get funds from the sale of stocks in a Morgan Stanley BenefitAccess account to India?

I hold ~ 200 MSFT shares and am planning to sell them... Last time I sold shares and opted for a wire transfer, I lost nearly 3% in fees and commissions (as compared to a naive conversion of No. Of ...
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IS it the wrong time to get into the equity market immediately after large gains?

I was planning to get into a few equity MF's (till now I've had > 90% investments in Debt funds and Fixed deposits), but looking at the performance, most have had massive gains in the last 1-2 months. ...
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How to transfer money from the US to India without paying taxes?

During my tenure in US, I deposited money in Wells Fargo checking account. I had to move to India last year. Now I would like to close the Wells Fargo account and get money transferred to India. ...
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Freelancing as a Technical Support Advisor

I am freelancer from India providing technical assistance to people in UK and US. I get these numbers from different companies in India who are not able fulfill customers needs. Is it possible for me ...
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Filling Balance sheet in ITR4 for freelancers

I'm trying to fill ITR 4 for the first time. I'm a salaried professional with a side income from freelancing. I earned around 3 Lacs plus from freelancing. In ITR 4 there is a section - Part A ...
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Does a person who newly became Indian Citizen need to pay taxes for the asset he transfers to India from his ex-citizenship country?

Between 1992 and 2004 I was working in USA. I had also gained US Citizenship in 2003. In 2004 I returned to India and since then lived in India. I got (back) Indian citizenship in 2014. Now I want to ...
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Query regarding Term plan

I want to take a term plan and need your guidance on the following: Brief about me (it might be useful for you to evaluate my financial planning): Family:         ...
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Can I transfer my RSU/ESPP shares money to a friend working in US?

I am an Indian citizen. I need to sell the ESPP and RSU shares granted for US company. I want to transfer the money to my friend's account, who is working in US but is an Indian citizen. He will in ...
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How a company in India can misuse my PAN number and its scanned copy that I provided as an interview candidate?

Two companies in Bangalore and Pune (India) asked me to send PAN number (government ID number used as ID for income tax return and transaction, like social security number in the US) and scanned soft ...
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Which CHALLAN to use for paying tax

I am individual and while filing ITR it is showing me tax is payable. Now I landed on this page https://onlineservices.tin.egov-nsdl.com/etaxnew/tdsnontds.jsp. But I am confused which challan to ...
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What is the best retirement strategy for an Indian?

For an Indian citizen in India, looking to retire years from now on which of the following would be a better retirement fund ? Retirement plans (Deferred/Immediate annuity plans like ...
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Tax on NRE account

I am an UK citizen. I opened a recurring monthly fixed deposit Indian NRE account at 9% interest for 10 years. No tax in India and repatriable. My first question is do I have to pay tax in the UK ...
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Website for e-filing income tax india

Is there any recommended website for filing ITR in India except for government's website ?
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Calculate the optimum contribution to Provident Fund(PF) account

I am fresh out of college and started working and want to work out how much I should contribute to my Provident Fund account to maximize the benefit from tax deductions. I am from India, so for those ...
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Is it mandatory to have in hand cash of Rs 1 lakh while starting a pvt ltd company?

Well i wanted to start an OPC pvt ltd company but am confused about the minimum share capital of Rs 1 lakh , is it mandatory to have Rs 1 lakh in hand or in form of investments and assets before ...
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Net money invested in Stock indexes ended up in red

A look at the Indian Stock exchange trade today here shows a net investment of INR 296 crores but all the indices Nifty (-38.2), BSE (-137.30) ended in red. Why so? When money is pumped into the ...
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How to invest Rs.10k in India

I would like to invest my savings Rs.10,000 which gives me higher returns. I do not want to save in bank FDs. I would like to take some risk(yeah.. Rs.10000 is not a big amount) as the amount is not ...
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Why can't single person own a large company in india? [closed]

Hello everyone and thanks for givng my question your time, I have been for past few weeks reading a lot about different types of company types available in india, and in every type be it OPC, Pvt Ltd, ...
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Best way to transfer abroad loan amount to Indian parents Savings Account

Can you pls advise: I am working in Dubai, and applied for a loan of 25Lakhs, I would like to use this funds to repay my personal loan (to relatives) and want to buy a land with left out money. I have ...
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What is the logic behind peak interest rates for 390 days FDs in India?

Currently fixed deposit (FD) rates in India are around 9% p.a with various Indian banks. I have observed that there are tenure brackets which start from 7 days till 5 years. There is always a bracket ...
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What should be the maximum affordable loan earning X per month?

I will be shortly purchasing a car with help of a loan. Suppose my earnings per month is X, what should be the EMI [Equated Monthly Installment] limit ? Till now my monthly expenses are X/4 and the ...
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Tax implications on money transferred to NRO account

Here is the situation - my wife and I are based in UK. I have NRO/NRE account in India. My wife has remitted some money to my NRO account in India. Can the forum please help me with the following? ...
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What are the common Income Tax deduction for salary earned in Saudi Arabia

I have left for Saudi Arabia on 7 November 13 , I am a government employee in Saudi Arabia . My salary is deposited in Saudi bank account , will I have to pay tax on 1,000,000 rupees amount which I ...
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Why is a home loan (mortgage) cheaper than gold loan?

I am not sure if this is a India specific issue. I understand that gold is a basically non-value add asset and real estate business generates jobs and people do need houses to live in. My doubt is ...
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What are the Long Term Capital Gains for this real estate sale in India?

I purchased a site for Rs85,000/- in 30/03/2001 and planning to sell it this year(2014-15) for Rs35,000,000/-. What will be the long term capital gains for this? If I invest in bonds for 3 years, will ...
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How do I get audited in India and what happens after that?

I have not filed my tax returns for 5 years. However I have a few FD's in my name and I was wondering what would happen if I were to get audited and how do these audits take place. In the bank they ...
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Best option for transferring Euros into Indian NRE account? [duplicate]

I have a bank account in EU in euros and want to remit some funds to my Indian NRE account. What is the most efficient way to remit the funds to my NRE account: Which methods give the best currency ...
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When does a public company report a balance sheet?

As 31st March is the last day of the financial year in India. I was browsing some data and found that there are many companies that have not reported their balance sheets for 2013-2014. Is there a ...
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In India, what is the difference between Current Account and a Savings Bank Account?

Considering that Current Accounts in India give you no interest, why would anyone keep a current account open? Why not just use a Savings Bank Account? ATleast they give you some daily interest on the ...
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Life insurance policy

Right after my graduation in 2008, I started a job. One of my friend was a policy agent at that time. He somehow convinced me to buy a life insurance policy from him and I did without thinking much ...
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How to change if we did mistake in E-Filing income tax in India

I have filed income tax for the financial year 2012-2013 using e-filing. While filing the same, I gave the assessment year as 2012-2013 instead of 2013-2014. How to rectify this problem ? Can ...
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Transfer money from NRE account to a local Indian account

I am currently in US and I generally transfer money to my NRE account in India. I was wondering if I could transfer some of it to my mother's local bank account. Will she have to pay any tax if I ...
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Which income tax return filing form to use in India

I'm a salaried employee who also earns some cash through freelance writing, however it is not regular. I already paid tax on the amount that I earned through freelance. My Question is should I ...
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Deciding between Employee Stock Option and Restricted Stock

The Company I am currently working with, as part of a reward program awarded me 500 stock options and given me an option to choose them either as Employee Stock Option Restricted Stock Or as a ...
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Do I have to pay income tax if my friend uses my bank account to transfer funds to a third party?

Suppose my friend has to transfer to someone a big amount using debit card. Since he doesn't have a debit card, he transferred the same amount to my bank account via cash and asked me to make ...
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What is better - Easy Monthly Installments (EMI) or upfront single payment?

While buying electronic gadgets I get to pay the seller in two modes. I have never been able to evaluate which one is better. Let's say I buy a phone worth INR 24,000. The seller offers me two ...
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I am not a US Citizen But Can co own the LLC company with my US National Cousin?

I am in India and I provide projects to Indian companies that i get from US, but lots of companies asking me to open a LLC company and Bank account as they feel comfortable in paying in my US account ...
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Starting an investment portfolio with Rs 5,000/-

I would like to start my investment portfolio with Rs 5,000/- every month. I am trying to find a scheme that gives me the flexibility to pull out my money really quickly (family emergency etc) and ...
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Conversion of House Sale Proceeds in INR to USD or CDN$ for transfer to Canada

I am a Canadian Resident that just sold my house in India and I understand I can repatriate the proceeds in INR converting to US$ or CDN$ in my NRE account and then move it to my Canadian Bank. Which ...
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I am an Indian citizen residing in the US on H-1B. Can I send my earnings to India to my regular Savings Bank Account?

I am in the US on H-1 B. I understand NRE, NRO and FCNR accounts are available to the Non resident Indians. But can't I continue to use my regular Savings Bank Account for sending money to India? ...
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Settling small transactions between friends via cash vs bank transfer

Often when out for a movie,etc with friends, we end up with having to pay each other Rs 200-300 (usually < 500) to settle out the differences. Most people are fine with others transferring the ...
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Where should I park my rainy-day / emergency fund?[INDIA]

I was looking at options for where I can put my emergency fund. I came across these questions during my search - #1 and #2 - which are specifically for U.S. and Canada. I want to know what options ...
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Tax rebate on home loan

I am govt. employee & got a home loan from SBI to construct new building on my mother's property and map also passed in name of my mother . I am borrower and she is co-borrower on the the loan. ...
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Ways to get the payment from international client

I just started a Pvt Ltd company in India and have few International clients from Singapore and Thailand. We are into services. What is the best way to get the payment. Do I need Import Export ...
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How to get money transferred from the United States to India?

My brother has a registered company in the USA and has a payment gateway. Now here in India I need to use his gateway for payment as I am into online technical services and have a registered company. ...