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APPRECIATING THE TAX-WORTH OF AN INVESTMENT

A common mistake an ordinary investor makes in the choice of his investment is in jumping for a higher rate of interest, without taking into consideration the effective after tax return. Similarly, it is not uncommon to see an investor in a high tax slab, who is unable to appreciate the worth of a tax-free investment, the break-even rate of interest or the pre-tax return of which is in fact much higher than the...

Meet Mukesh Patel

A Versatile Tax Professional with Multifarious Achievements An Eminent International Tax Expert, an Eloquent Motivational Speaker, a Devoted Professor, a Popular Columnist, an Acclaimed Author, an Articulate TV Analyst, an Extensive Globe Trotter, an Accomplished Photographer, a Centurion Blood Donor and a Champion of several worthy causes … go to crisply portray the multifaceted personality of Mukesh Patel....

AXE YOUR TAX & RELAX!

Interest-free loans to family members from your own funds can go a long way to lawfully reduce your tax burden!             “A Rupee saved is a Rupee earned,” says the well-known dictum. In the context of the current Indian Income-tax Law, one could modify this saying to read as “a Rupee saved from tax, equals one and a half Rupees earned.” Every Monday since August, 2010, ‘AM Tax...

THE ART & SCIENCE OF INVESTMENT PLANNING

Managing your money requires more skill than making it! Four investment jingles you must learn for happy investing!    Investment planning is both an art and a science. It is a science, since it is based on sound information, tested principles and logical statistics. However, it is also an art, since it involves intelligent analysis, judicious decision-making and a sixth sense of visualization. The key to...

DON’T HARASS TAXPAYERS!

Else, it will drive them cynical in believing that paying taxes honestly is not worthwhile, says Allahabad High Court! “Speedy and affordable justice is the requirement of the day. But it cannot be achieved until the executive, including taxman, discharge their duties faithfully and honestly within the four corners of law.” – Allahabad HC in Vijay Agrawal vs. CIT (2013)             In a recent landmark judgment,...

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