Some data from Primary School books. As children, we wouldn’t have understood either the meaning or the importance of many points. So, good to revisit them now. The total land area of the world is 14,89,40,000 square kilometers and of which, India occupies 32,87,590 square kilometers (just over 2% of …Read More »
I stand corrected – the Economy is doing good
Is the Economy doing good? I get assorted, too extreme views – for and against. The published junk data, usually, does not tell the truth. So, I resorted to checking the ground realities from a few of my connects, and here is what I heard, in an unmixed form. High-end …Read More »
Why no Income Tax on Agricultural Income?
The Constitution of India is the supreme law of India. It contains 395 articles (similar to Sections) and 12 Schedules. The distribution of powers between the Union and the States is defined in several Articles and Schedules. One such Schedule, namely, the 7th Schedule, which contains 3 lists; allocates the …Read More »
Why privatizing Government banks is a bad idea
The Finance Minister recently announced that “Other than IDBI Bank, we propose to take up the privatization of two Public Sector Banks and one General Insurance company in the year 2021-22. This would require legislative amendments and I propose to introduce the amendments in this Session itself” After this announcement, …Read More »
Union Budget 2021 : Part 1 – Customs Related
I am not in a hurry to write on the Budget w.r.t the Income Tax Proposals as they are not going to change overnight. All the income tax related provisions are applicable for the next financial year starting 1st April 2021and some changes may happen before it is passed by …Read More »
What will be there in the Union Budget?
A budget is a statement showing the projected income and estimated expenditure for a specified period. The one our Finance Minister is presenting on 1st February is the Budget of the Union Government for the year starting on 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022. What can we expect from …Read More »
Can we get donations from abroad?
One of the repeated enquiries I got during the COVID period (last 7 months) was about the Registration of Trusts. Many people were in a hurry to start a trust and their most common question was about how to get funds from abroad! By looking at them, I was also …Read More »
Can I purchase Agricultural Land in Karnataka?
What does agriculture include? Agriculture includes aquaculture, horticulture, dairy farming, poultry, breeding of livestock, plantation, apart from growing crops. Are BBMP Officials agriculturists, who cut trees in the city of Bangalore? No. cutting of trees or wood/timber is a business! The land used for agriculture purposes is called as Agricultural …Read More »
Union Budget 2018 – a brief write up
You would have got many mails or pdf documents covering the highlights of the Union Budget 2018. Hence, I chose to write only the important points here # 1 – Salaried employees – Currently, Rs.15000 per year towards medical reimbursements and Rs.1600 per month towards travelling allowance is available as …Read More »
Budget 2017: How it impact your tax liability
Point 1 – Is there any tax impact on my income of Rs.55 Lakhs per year? Yes! Till FY 2016-17, on your income, the approximate tax works out to Rs.14 lakhs. After this budget (means from 1st April 2017), the tax payable will go up by Rs.1.40 Lakhs (10% on …Read More »