US Fed more likely to opt for QE4 than a rate hike - and here's why
World

US Fed more likely to opt for QE4 than a rate hike - and here's why

The Austrian School of Economics predicts that America's economic woes cannot be ended with more liberal and free money. But that is exactly what the US Fed may end up doing for fear of another economic collapse.

You are a small business owner? Here's how to file your tax
Business

You are a small business owner? Here's how to file your tax

One more thing to be kept in mind is that the 8% is the minimum prescribed percentage to avail this scheme under section 44AD

When should an NRI file tax return in India?
Business

When should an NRI file tax return in India?

If you are an NRI, you may be unsure about filing a tax return in India. Here's a quick guide for your reference.

SBI's mobile wallet Buddy: All you need to know
Business

SBI's mobile wallet Buddy: All you need to know

The State Bank of India on 18 August launched Buddy - a movie wallet in 13 languages. Here's all you need to know.

Salary is easy but tax isn't complicated: Here are some easy tips to guide you
Business

Salary is easy but tax isn't complicated: Here are some easy tips to guide you

First jobs are always memorable and if you lay hands on your first salary in 2014-15, here are some simple tips which will help you understand taxes.

Independence Day special: Six simple steps to become debt-free at the earliest
Business

Independence Day special: Six simple steps to become debt-free at the earliest

As part of an Independence Day special series, Firtspost brings a step by step guide to be free of debt.

Dr Rajan, it's time for the RBI itself to buy gold - as Subbarao did in 2009
Business

Dr Rajan, it's time for the RBI itself to buy gold - as Subbarao did in 2009

The fall in global gold prices is an opportunity for the RBI to buy gold for its reserves. The same logic that applied in 2009, when it bought gold from the IMF, applies now.

Good long-term strategy: EPFO's stock market move shows govt's confidence in economic revival
Business

Good long-term strategy: EPFO's stock market move shows govt's confidence in economic revival

Market experts reckon the decision to infuse provident fund money into the equities has come at the right time

Will you have to pay tax on income earned by your kids or spouse?
Investing

Will you have to pay tax on income earned by your kids or spouse?

No sure what happens with income earned by your kid or spouse? Read this.

Unsure about financial planning: 10 questions to help understand why you need one
Business

Unsure about financial planning: 10 questions to help understand why you need one

Here are ten questions to ponder on and if you find yourself ticking majority of the boxes affirmatively, get yourself a personal financial plan.

Earnings take off: Jet Airways, SpiceJet shares fly high in sluggish market
Business

Earnings take off: Jet Airways, SpiceJet shares fly high in sluggish market

SpiceJet counter witnessed hectic trading activity, clocking volumes of over 1 crore shares

Decoding tax benefits on interest on Home Loan
Business

Decoding tax benefits on interest on Home Loan

If you have taken a home loan to buy a house, your interest outgo can help you save on tax. Here's how.

Global turmoil, slow reforms: FIIs cut stake in 22 of 28 Nifty cos in April-June
Business

Global turmoil, slow reforms: FIIs cut stake in 22 of 28 Nifty cos in April-June

Of the 28 companies, FIIs trimmed exposure in 80 percent of the companies i.e they cut their position in 22 stocks while raised their ownership in remaining six companies

Check out Quicko, a startup that aims to make your I-T returns filing easier
Business

Check out Quicko, a startup that aims to make your I-T returns filing easier

Quicko has plans to file at least 50k returns in its first year.

Selling your car? Here are a few ways you can get 5-15% higher value
Business

Selling your car? Here are a few ways you can get 5-15% higher value

There are a few things you could do you actually increase the resale value of your car by as much as 5 to 15 percent.

Tax returns: Use one-time password to verify and you need not send ITR-V to Bengaluru
Business

Tax returns: Use one-time password to verify and you need not send ITR-V to Bengaluru

Taxpayers who have internet banking activated can do the e-verification of their ITR