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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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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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How to Choose a Health Insurance Policy

Health insurance

A health insurance policy provides a vital protection against any unforeseen medical expenses that may strike you. And going by the skyrocketing medical costs these days, this is one decision that should not be postponed.

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Alternatives to Fixed Deposits – Debt Funds & Fixed Maturity Plans

Fixed Deposit vs Debt Fund

While FDs may offer higher absolute interest rates than debt funds, the interest earned is added to your taxable income for the purpose of taxation. This means that a person in the highest tax bracket will end up paying 30% tax on the interest earned, which brings the effective (post-tax) returns below that offered by debt funds.

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