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2015

Income tax – For a better India

  • We have traditionally viewed income tax as an additional charge on our income that is paid to the government account. However we can also term income tax as simply a contribution paid by citizens of India to the government which in turn is utilized for the welfare of the people.
  • India being a great democracy has undertaken a lot of initiatives for the common man to be able to earn as well as pay taxes for the cumulative progress of people.

2015

Mutual Fund Investment Options: Growth, Dividend Payout, Dividend Reinvestment

  • While filling a mutual fund form, usually you will see three options to invest:
    1. Growth
    2. Dividend Pay-out
    3. Dividend Reinvestment
  • Most of the people are confused about the different among these, which one to choose and why?

2015
  • National Payments Corporation of India (भारतीय राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम, NPCI) has launched Interbank Mobile Payment Service (IMPS) on 22nd Novemeber, 2010.
  • This is first of its kind service in the world, which allows fund transfer between individuals through their mobile phones. It provides any time instant money transfer service through mobile phones to any other person registered for IMPS service in any of the participating banks.

Need for IMPS:

  • As of now, interbank funds transfer is done through National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT). But issue with these transfers is the time lag as this is not a real time service and transactions are settled in batches.
  • Although there is already another almost instant funds transfer service available in name of Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS), but that has minimum transfer limit of 2 lakhs (much above what a common man generally does) and can only be done during banking working hours.

2015

Moving to USA for employment – Tax considerations

  • Cross border employment is fairly common these days. Professionals are increasingly traveling to other countries for employment and this gives rise to tax implications in both countries. Is it as easy to meet your tax filing obligations as it is to move between countries? This article touches on some common considerations for professionals traveling to USA for the first time.
  • Amit was in high spirits as he had just been selected to work at a client’s office located in the US. He was thrilled to get this opportunity and was expecting that his stint would also give him the opportunity to earn higher salary as he would be paid in US Dollars. Much to his dismay, when he received his pay check he realized that he was paying taxes in both US and India. The American dream had turned sour due to taxes. But does it have to be so? Did he actually have to pay taxes in both places? Was there something he could do to avoid double taxation?

2015

Gold Monetization Scheme and its benefits

  • India is a poor country with rich people. According to the World Gold Council (GWC), an estimated 22,000 tonnes of gold are currently held in Indian households, worth more than $1 trillion which in turn is more than 50% of the country's GDP. Similarly there are huge quantities of gold held by various temples in the country. Recently when under the orders of Hon'ble Suprem Court, the vaults of Shri Padmanabhswamy Temple, Trivendrum were opened, an estimated Rs. 1,00,000 crores worth treasure was found.

2015

Shutdown Your PC from anywhere using Smartphone:

Steps to shutdown PC with Smartphone Remotely:

  1. First of in your windows PC download and install the program Airytec switch off.
    (http://www.airytec.com/en/switch-off/get.aspx)
  2. Now install the app and you will see shutdown icon in system tray.

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