posted on 16 September, 2016

How to avoid receiving an Income Tax notice

In our previous article, we told you the circumstances under which you could get an IT notice. Read further as we tell you how to make sure you do not get an IT notice. The Income Tax department becoming net savvy and going online has made it easy it for them to identify discrepancies i...

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posted on 30 August, 2016

Why you could receive an Income Tax Notice

Any communication from the Income Tax department, be it a simple enquiry or an intimation or receiving a notice, can be unnerving. Recently, the Income Tax department issued 7 lakh letters to those who have entered into high value transactions without quoting PAN – transactions like c...

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posted on 14 August, 2016

Acknowledging Everyday Heroes on Independence Day

Our freedom from the colonial regime was an outcome of great sacrifices by our freedom fighters. Their efforts gave us sovereignty and unity in diversity. Today, we might not realise how important and valuable this freedom is - freedom from colonisation, and also freedom to live our lives t...

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posted on 10 August, 2016

The Impact of GST (Goods and Services Tax) in India

The Lok Sabha has finally Passed the Goods and Services Tax Bill and it is expected to have a significant impact on every industry and every consumer. Apart from filling the loopholes of the current system, it is also aimed at boosting the Indian economy. This will be done by simplifying an...

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posted on 22 July, 2016

Filing Income Tax returns - What you should know

Most taxpayers pay their taxes well before the end of the financial year i.e. 31st March. For salaried employees, it gets deducted through TDS and gets paid in regular instalments round the year. But when it comes to filing for Income Tax returns, many taxpayers tend to miss the deadline of...

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posted on 18 July, 2016

Bystander apathy and possible ways to overcome it – A conversation with experts

Bystander apathy is one of the biggest evils in our society. When we witness an accident, most of us choose to do nothing to make sure that the person receives immediate help. Statistics show that almost half the lives lost in road accidents could have been saved if bystanders had offered h...

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posted on 02 July, 2016

'Brexit' and it’s effects on the Indian economy.

Britain's exit from the European Union took the world by surprise. Experts describe this event as a ‘once in a lifetime’ which will haunt the economies across the globe for years to come. Like every other economy, our stock markets too suffered the effects of Brexit. Here, a...

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posted on 25 June, 2016

Understanding drug abuse in India : A conversation with experts

Drug abuse is is one of the most crippling issues in our society today, but unfortunately, we fail to pay much attention to it. While there are victims from a varied age group, youngsters fall easy prey to drugs and substance abuse. The society views an addict more as a criminal and less as...

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posted on 07 June, 2016

What is the Krishi Kalyan Cess?

The government has recently introduced the Krishi Kalyan Cess to fund programmes for the welfare of farmers. On June 1, 2015 Service Tax rates were hiked from 12.36% to 14%. The Swachha Bharat Cess was also introduced at the rate of 0.5% from 15th November last year. With the introduction o...

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posted on 03 June, 2016

The scene of child sexual abuse (CSA) in India

India shelters 430 million children, approximately one in five children (individuals under age 18) in the world and the government assesses that 40 % of India's children are susceptible to intimidations such as trafficking, homelessness, forced labour, drug abuse, and crime. Every 2nd child...

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