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My blog is where I post my articles, opinions, thoughts, suggestions and letters that I write to the media.

Meaning & Taxation of RSUs, ESOPs and ESPPs

Schedule FA

Many companies these days are using RSUs, ESOPs and ESPPs to reward as well as retain employees these days. In this blog post I will explain what RSUs, ESOPs and ESPPs are as well as the taxation aspects of them.

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How to File ITR-2 or ITR-2A Online (AY 2016-17)

ITR-2 menus

This blog post explains how to file ITR-2 or ITR-2A tax return forms online. These forms must be used by those who have one or more of income from salary, interest income, capital gains, foreign assets, etc.

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How to File Your Income Tax Returns Online (AY 2016-17)

ITR-1 Java utility

This blog post explains how to file your income tax return online for the Financial Year 2015-16 (Assessment Year 2016-17) with emphasis on filing the ITR-1 form.

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Alternate Proposal for Bengaluru Airport Signal-Free Corridor

Signal-free corridor

I was shocked and dismayed to hear that the BDA and Govt. of Karnataka are planning to spend well over Rs. 1000 crore on a single signal-free corridor. Here is my alternate low-cost proposal for a signal-free corridor between Chalukya circle and Hebbal flyover.

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Letter to Shri Jayant Sinha (MoS, Finance) to Revisit Section 194-IA

Section 194-IA

My letter to Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance Shri Jayant Sinha on the need to relook at Section 194-IA of the Income Tax Act which levies a 1% TDS on all property purchases above Rs. 50 lakhs and puts the onus of paying the same on home buyers rather than the sellers. This has proved to be a nightmare …

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