All stories by Harsh Roongta
Govt Must Improve Ease Of LivingRediff.com15 Feb 2022
Having a single point KYC that is automatically used across all financial and non-financial entities is a single piece of reform that should be an easy win to achieve, points out Harsh Roongta.
Time To Overhaul Nomination ProvisionsRediff.com6 Dec 2021
While reasonable safeguards should be built in, there can't be restrictions on the individual's right to leave her/his money to whoever s/he wants, notes Harsh Roongta.
Why I don't advise clients on cryptosRediff.com17 Nov 2021
Risk is difficult to evaluate, warns Harsh Roongta.
Why Is Modi Chipping Away At EPFO?Rediff.com4 Oct 2021
Will the EPFO be required to deduct tax at source or will the employee have to calculate the tax and pay it separately?
If you have elderly parents, please read thisRediff.com2 Jul 2021
The life insurance kind of 'statutory nomination', which confers final ownership on the nominee, is the need of the hour for all assets, suggests Harsh Roongta.
Why Every Family Must Have This DiscussionRediff.com17 Jun 2021
A discussion on death or serious illness seems to be taboo in Indian families. Not having this discussion borders on being irresponsible towards your loved ones, asserts Harsh Roongta.
How to Invest during Covid 2.0Rediff.com26 Apr 2021
Manage investments between debt, domestic equity, international equity, real estate and gold, advises Harsh Roongta.
Gold monetisation scheme: What you must knowRediff.com11 Feb 2021
Banks and friendly neighbourhood jewellers can serve as good channels to provide liquidity for gold deposits with built-in incentives for them, suggests Harsh Roongta.
How to tackle job loss and ruined financesRediff.com9 Nov 2020
Whatever you do, continue to pay your loan EMIs and insurance premiums for term and health policies (not investment-based policies) on time. Then try to buy yourself some breathing space, says Harsh Roongta.
What's better about new taxpayer's charterRediff.com9 Sep 2020
Apart from its enforceability through courts due to it being part of the I-T Act, two other factors will help ensure the taxpayers' charter is implemented, at least in letter (if not in spirit) this time around, points out Harsh Roongta.
Will govt succeed in collecting Rs 9 trillion in tax arrears?Rediff.com4 May 2020
The Vivaad se Vishwas Tak scheme will be one area where some much-needed revenue can be collected by the government. The scheme can be more successful if some specific steps are taken, says investment advisor Harsh Roongta. This results in a very high tax demand. Investment advisor Harsh Roongta takes you through the maze of appeals and counter appeals.
Redefined in Budget 2020: Who's an Indian residentRediff.com13 Feb 2020
No attention to detail seems to have been paid while introducing such a major provision and the wide arc of people it will take in its ambit, states Harsh Roongta.
Should I invest in this gold scheme?Rediff.com8 Jan 2020
'In most schemes, where the monthly investment is a fixed amount, investors run the risk of the price of gold rising during the tenure of the recurring deposit,' notes Harsh Roongta.
Your home loan queries answered!Rediff.com24 Dec 2019
Chartered accountant and Sebi registered investment advisor, Harsh Vardhan Roongta, answers your home loan queries
Can Project Insight end tax evasion?Rediff.com29 May 2019
It's possible to curb tax evasion using high-end technology. But it requires an honest intention to make use of the treasure trove of data that is captured, points out Harsh Roongta.
What govt's new tax return and refund policy means for youRediff.com15 Feb 2019
If, as promised, the refunds are done within 24 hours it will obviate one of the biggest reasons that taxpayers distrust the tax department -- delayed refunds especially in cases of large refunds.
Floating rate borrowers need easy portabilityRediff.com21 Jan 2019
Most borrowers may not be aware, but quite a few banks already offer external benchmark linked home loans to favoured borrowers, says Harsh Roongta.
Why Modicare is 'bad news' for India's middle classRediff.com28 Sep 2018
Hospitals empanelled for Modicare may give preference to poor patients over the middle class for fear of strict government action, says Harsh Roongta.
Tax terrorism continues under NDA, and has risen furtherRediff.com31 Aug 2018
Like the UPA government, probably the NDA government also feels that hardships caused to taxpayers are just collateral damage and that taxpayers are too few and even those few don't have a vote (non-individuals) or don't vote, says Harsh Roongta.
Ouch! Last-minute tax planning can hurtRediff.com7 May 2018
As long as the money has been 'paid or deposited in the previous year', an assessee should be eligible for tax relief, says Harsh Roongta.