Old vs New tax regime: Which one is better for you?

In the year 2020, the government introduced a new tax regime under which taxpayers can choose to pay tax at lower rates. In this article, we compare old and new tax regimes, and help you understand which one could be more beneficial for you by discussing the differences in tax rates, deductions, and exemptions.

Personal Finance, Varsity
27 Dec 2023

Tax loss harvesting opportunity – FY 2017/18

Traders, Financial year (FY) 2017/18 is coming to a close on March 31st. We had a good run on the exchanges until Jan 2018, followed by the drawdown in the last two months. If you have net realized short-term capital gains this FY, and currently hold stocks which have unrealized losses – you have a tax […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
27 Mar 2018

Tradetax for income tax returns when trading

Traders, One of the most popular requests we get every tax filing season from traders on our education modules on taxation is, “Why don’t we also help them with tax filing and audits”. Introducing www.tradetax.in Tradetax is a Rainmatter initiative formed by a team of experienced Chartered accountant’s (CA) with trading knowledge. We are the same team which […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
21 Jul 2016

Zerodha – your tax aide while you trade

“Check out our detailed module on taxation while trading/investing on varsity.” Note: This article might contain information that will not comply with the current tax laws. Please read the Taxation module on Varsity for updated information Traders, Taxation is an often neglected aspect especially more for people who trade/invest on the capital markets. With the […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
18 May 2015

Notice under Section 139(9)? – Possible reason

Traders, Firstly it is important to understand the difference between Assessment Year(AY) and Financial Year(FY). If someone is saying that he has just filed his returns for AY 2012-13, this means it is for income in the financial year 2011-12(Apr 1st 2011 to March 31st 2012). So technically AY 2012-13 and FY 2011-12 are the […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
10 Jun 2013

Taxation for Traders – Introduction

“Check out our detailed module on taxation while trading/investing on varsity.” Traders, Taking care of taxation is a critical aspect of the business which every trader needs to plan in advance. As and when the Income Tax (IT) department in India is going completely online, their efficiency of spotting deficiencies, misfiling or wrong filing is […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
10 Jun 2013

Zerodha Email- Taxation

Dear Fellow Traders, It is that time of the year when all of us have to sit and plan for our income tax returns. I am sure many of you have an umpteen number of queries when it comes to taxation while trading equity, F&O, Commodities and Currencies. It is important to declare either profits […]

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29 Jan 2013

Taxation Simplified

“Check out our detailed module on taxation while trading/investing on varsity.“ Traders, I have been trading personally for a very long time and the tax filing times have always been the most painful part, sitting with a CA and accounting for profits, losses, expenses and others. I was in similar shoes as most of you […]

Founder & CEO @ Zerodha
22 Jan 2013