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Should you Choose to be Employee or Independent Consultant from Taxation Perspective?

Employee Vs Consultant - The Tax Angle Few people while taking up a new job have the flexibility to work as an employee or independent consultant (also known as contractor or freelancer). If planned properly consultants have lower tax outgo for the same CTC (Cost to company). With Budget 2016 introducing presumptive taxation for some professionals like legal, medical accountancy, architect, IT […] Continue reading →

Budget 2018: How Standard Deduction would lower tax outgo for Salaried and Pensioners?

Standard Deduction for Salaried and Pensioners Budget 2018 though did not change the broad tax slabs but made some changes in the tax exemptions. One of them was reintroduction of Standard Deduction for salaried and pensioners. From FY 2018-19 (AY 2019-20) all salaried and pensioners would be eligible for standard deduction of Rs 40,000. However, as they say devil lies in […] Continue reading →

Should you Invest Rs 50,000 in NPS to Save Tax u/s 80CCD (1B)?

Invest in NPS to Save Tax Budget 2015 had introduced a new section 80CCD (1B) which gives deduction up to Rs 50,000 for investment in NPS (National Pension Scheme) Tier 1 account This new deduction can help you save tax up to Rs 15,600 in case you are in the 30% tax slab. The question is should you take advantage of this […] Continue reading →