As a student of commerce, we are supposed to know that what are the various methods through which we can plan our tax liability as an individual, firm or company. This assignment gives the overview of different ways of tax planning according to the circumstances prevailing at that context.
FINDING OUT THE WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE TAX LIABILITY OF INDIVIDUAL, FIRM AND COMPANIES… [ASSIGNMENT OF BUSINESS TAX PROCEDURE AND MANAGEMENT] October 23, 2012
1) METHODS OF REDUCING TAX LIABILITY OF INDIVIDUAL.
1. Exhaust your entire Section 80c deduction: Under Section 80C, the maximum deduction available is Rs 100,000 pa which investors should seek to utilize. Make sure that financial products which you are choosing here are in line with your overall financial planning. In addition, individuals do understand that the benefits are capped. For instance , investing 70,000 in Public Provident Fund and 50,000 in ELSS funds will give you tax benefit of 1,00,000 only. In addition make sure that you deduction.
make investments of over Rs 1, 00,000 in Section 80C designated avenues but they need to
keep in mind your Employee Provident Fund (EPF) yearly amount too while investing for 80c Always look at the investments from the perspective whether it will meet your specific requirements on maturity. You should also try to diversify your savings in different instruments.
Following are some of the investments/contributions qualify for Section 80C deductions, Public Provident Fund: Assured and tax free returns have made Public Provident Fund (PPF) as a
preferred choice for risk adverse investors for years. It is an excellent tool for long term investment professionals or businessmen not covered under Employees Provident Fund. We believe PPF should Long term goals can definitely be realized through PPF.
and is risk free as it is backed by government. It is even more significant for self-employed ideally be a very crucial part of any individual’s portfolio but there can be differed opinion on this. Employee Provident Fund: We normally hate any kind of deductions in our monthly salary slips – its income tax deduction, professional tax deduction or even an EPF deduction. Very few of us really know that this small EPF deduction each year can in reality make you a crorepati by the time you
retire. Encouraging fact is that this statement is applicable to even with those having modest salaries. money till retirement.
There’s many if’s and but’s to achieve that, most notably being resisting the temptation to withdraw Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS): This product can help people in all tax brackets to save taxes while giving inflation-adjusted returns. The investor does not need to pay any tax on withdrawal too. ELSS has a lock-in period of three years, the shortest among all tax-saving instruments.
Unit-linked insurance plans (Ulips): These products too can provide inflation adjusted returns and opportunity to create wealth in the long term, as they invest in equities and debt papers. However, you need to keep investing regularly and wait until the maturity, as high upfront charges eat into returns of the older products (issued before Sept. 1, 2010). Even after the recent regulatory changes in Ulips, they are still expensive investment vehicle compared to mutual funds.
Other insurance plans: Covering risks is essential for your goals. Buy insurance for actual requirement rather than for saving taxes. That’s why opt for a term plan, as oppose to endowment eligible for deduction under Section 80C. Roll no. : 3483
and money back, as the former offers highest risk cover for low premiums. The premiums paid are
[ASSIGNMENT OF BUSINESS TAX PROCEDURE AND MANAGEMENT] October 23, 2012 New Pension Scheme (NPS): This is the most recent entrant to the Section 80C instruments. It can be a good option for retirement planning with tax savings. The drawback is that the...