Tuesday, August 25, 2009

NHPC IPO allotment

NHPC IPO allotment is out. NHPC, India's biggest hydroelectric power generator IPO closed on 12th August 2009. It was priced in the range of Rs. 30-36 and was subscribed by 23.74 times.

Now its allotment status is out on the registrar site, Karvy. You can directly go to to check the status of NHPC shares allotment by giving your Application ID. You will get the status of allotment of shares.
If you do not know the Application ID, login to your demat account and check in your order book of IPO section to know your Application ID.

Good Luck.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Proposed Tax Code for Winter 2009 by Pranab Mukherjee

Government on Wednesday, 12th August 2009 proposed a new tax code for Winter session of Parliament 2009. As per the new tax code which is believed to be effective from financial year 2011, Government has indicated radical tax reforms by moderating income tax rates, abolishing STT (Security Transaction Tax) and increasing deduction amount for savings to Rs. 3 lakh.

If the proposal gets passed, then it will be a sign of joy for many income tax payers. Government has proposed different tax slabs and increased the slabs significantly high. Now there would be only 10% tax till Rs. 10 lac of income. So you would have to pay tax on Rs. 8,40,000 (10,00,000 - 1,60,000), i.e. only Rs. 84,000/-.

And if your income crosses Rs. 10 lac, then it would be 20% on the income above Rs. 10 lakh upto Rs. 25 lakh. Above 25 lacs, it would be charged at 30% rate.
As per Finance Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Government is abolishing STT but 'long term capital gain tax' may again get introduced on the securities trading. This draft also proposed a exempt-exempt-tax versus an exempt-exempt-exempt (EEE) for savings.

The new code seeks to consolidate and amend the law relating to all direct taxes, that is, income-tax, dividend distribution tax, fringe benefit tax and wealth-tax so as to establish an economically efficient, effective and equitable direct tax system which will facilitate voluntary compliance and help increase the tax-GDP ratio.

As an update, this draft was open for public suggestions and now a second draft is expected to come in the month of June 2010 after considering suggestions. Now, it is expected that Government  may drop the exempt-exempt-tax (EET) proposal for taxation of savings as this was one of the most controversial clauses in the first draft of the DTC.