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Making sense of RBI Measures, analyze their effect and how to Plan Investments

On March 27, 2020, RBI introduced very important measures to combat adverse effect of covid-19 on the Indian economy. These measures are summarized, explained in simple terms and analyzed for its effect below. Overall effect of these measures on various … Continue reading

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Quick Summary of Compliance Relaxation Measures announced by Finance Minister

Quick Summary of Compliance Relaxation Measures announced by Finance Minister Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced various statutory and regulatory compliance relief measures amid a complete shutdown almost all over the country to control the spread of the coronavirus. FM … Continue reading

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Covid 19: Work from Home

COVID-19 : How can ‘Work from Home’ be implemented? SAFETY FIRST : Measures should be taken to prevent spreading COVID-19 : Work from Home policy should be adopted as Safety of Staff, Articles and family members is our Prime Responsibility. … Continue reading

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Leveraged FD MAY be coming for NRIs – RBI Announces USD/INR Swaps

Extreme Risk Aversion due to Corona virus (COVID-19) has impacted all financial assets drastically with global market indices losing 30%+ in less than a month, gold touching Rs. 45,000 and emerging market currencies experiencing extreme pressure. Also in India, FIIs … Continue reading

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Sale Old Real Estate or Immovable Property before March 31, 2020 and Save Capital Gains Tax

If you are planning to sell an immovable property originally acquired before April 1, 2001, you may be better off if you sell the property on or before March 31, 2020. Budget 2020 introduced a new provision restricting fair market … Continue reading

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IRS Form 1040 – U.S. Individual Income Tax Return

Who must file: A Green card holder, a US citizen or any person considered a resident for tax purposes need to file an Income Tax return – 1040 by April 15, 2020. An extension of 6 months is available just … Continue reading

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IRS Form 1065 – U.S. Return for Partnership

IRS Form 1065 – U.S. Return for Partnership A partnership must be an association of two or more taxpayers with the objective of making a profit. A business operated as a partnership is not recognized as a taxable entity under … Continue reading

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USA Tax Returns : Types and Applicability

US TAX RETURNS – CA Vishal Jagetiya, CA Shivam Thakkar 1. Introduction The U.S. tax system is set up under both a federal and state level. There are several types of taxes such as income, sales, capital gains, etc. Federal … Continue reading

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Budget 2020: Important Changes that Affect Investments and Taxation in India

Budget 2020 was introduced with an objective of “Ease of Living” with three prominent themes as Aspirational India, Economic Development and Caring Society with Good Governance and Robust Financial Sector. However, it may not result into ease of calculating and … Continue reading

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Budget 2020: Resident definition changed – NRI can be taxed as a Resident

The Finance Budget 2020-2021 came as a big surprise for NRIs as it changed the definition of a “Resident” in India. The Government noticed an individual managing his/her period of stay in India, so as to remain a non-resident in … Continue reading

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Overview of New GST Returns (Applicable from April 2020)

Overview of New GST Returns (Applicable from April 2020) 1.        Background                 The GST Council approved a new simplified GST return format in its 27th Council meeting. The new GST return aims at enhancing transparency and accuracy of the return … Continue reading

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Future of Accounting:- Cloud based solutions

Future of Accounting:- Cloud based solutions A couple of times, we have heard desktop based accounting is good and it will give more control over accounts and secrecy of data. Well, this blog aims at debunking the above statement. In … Continue reading

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Practical Issues on UDIN generation for Statutory Audit of Companies and important UDIN FAQs

Generation of Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN) is made mandatory for all other audit, assurance and attestation functions by ICAI w.e.f. 1st July, 2019. Therefore this is first year where the statutory auditor of companies (including private limited company) has … Continue reading

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Managing Wealth: 5 Lessons to Learn from the VG Siddhartha’s Letter

Just a week ago, who wouldn’t want to be like Mr. V G Siddhartha?   Mr. VG Siddhartha was a catalyst business tycoon and founder of the most successful coffee chain in India (Café Cofee Day), an early investor of successful … Continue reading

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Revised Auditor Report: Key Changes (Applicable for the financial year 2018-19)

Revised Auditor Report: Key Changes (Applicable for the financial year 2018-19) (Published in Chartered Accountants Association Ahmedabad May 2019 Journal) Click Here to download Audit Report Format Private Limited Company 2018-19 The auditor’s report is the key deliverable communicating the results of … Continue reading

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How to plan your investment in current scenario after Budget (No 2) 2019?

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Union Budget (No 2) 2019 takes us a step closer to achieving short term goal of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2024. The biggest theme of the budget was Connectivity. In addition, it also addressed liquidity issues, relaxed investment … Continue reading

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Decoding Budget 2019 (No. 2) for NRIs: 11 important changes and their effect on NRI Investments and Taxation

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On July 5, the First full-time Female Finance Minister of India, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, presented the budget in the Parliament. While it may be a mixed bag for many, the one category it affect the most, and that too positively, … Continue reading

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Ind AS 116 : A Major Shift for Accounting by Lessees

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Ind AS 116 is effective from 1st April 2019 for all companies preparing their financials in compliance with Indian Accounting Standards by replacing Ind AS 17.  New standard requires Lessees to follow single accounting model for all leases.  For lessors, … Continue reading

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RBI Monetary Policy Review and What it means for investors

RBI in its bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review meeting decided to change the policy stance from calibrated tightening to neutral and to reduce the repo rate from 6.5% to 6.25%. This was mainly due to 1. Slowdown in global economy, 2. Low inflation (just 2.2% in December with … Continue reading

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Decoding Budget 2019: The Hidden Opportunity for Smart Investors to Create Tremendous Wealth

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The interim budget 2019 included few indicators properly placed in the budget speech, if identified and analyzed properly, could become a great opportunity for smart investors to create tremendous wealth in long term. This blog tries to explain and analyze … Continue reading

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