Budget 2018 highlights

Tax proposals for Salaried Class: No change in income slabs for salaried class. Health and education cess has been increased to 4 per cent Standard deduction of Rs. 40,000 for salaried employees in lieu of transport and medical expenses Education cess: 3% to 4% Surcharge of 10 % on income above Rs 50 lakh but…

How to calculate Gratuity?

(This post offers calculation of Gratuity in two different methods and also discusses tax liability on Gratuity received) The tax-exempt gratuity limit had already been raised to Rs. 20 lakh for government employees effective from 1 January, 2016. The ‘Payment of Gratuity Amendment Act 2017’ is likely to be passed in this budget session (commencing…

PMEGP-Frequently Asked Questions

We have been receiving lots of queries from our readers about Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP). Some of the frequently asked questions are answered here. Q: I’m in the business of readymade garments, hosiery goods, other articles of clothing and clothing accessories such as gloves, ties, braces etc. Whether I’m eligible for loan under…

How Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) could benefit banks?

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016 is the bankruptcy law of India, amended as Insolvency and bankruptcy code (amendment) Bill 2017. The new law seeks to consolidate the existing framework by creating a single law for insolvency and bankruptcy. The mounting NPAs in banking sector and other financial insttutions has crippled lending activities of…