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Tax Expert - Answered on Aug 17, 2023

Mihir Ashok Tanna, who works with a well-known chartered accountancy firm in Mumbai, has more than 15 years of experience in direct taxation.
He handles various kinds of matters related to direct tax such as PAN/ TAN application; compliance including ITR, TDS return filing; issuance/ filing of statutory forms like Form 15CB, Form 61A, etc; application u/s 10(46); application for condonation of delay; application for lower/ nil TDS certificate; transfer pricing and study report; advisory/ opinion on direct tax matters; handling various income-tax notices; compounding application on show cause for TDS default; verification of books for TDS/ TCS/ equalisation levy compliance; application for pending income-tax demand and refund; charitable trust taxation and compliance; income-tax scrutiny and CIT(A) for all types of taxpayers including individuals, firms, LLPs, corporates, trusts, non-resident individuals and companies.
He regularly represents clients before the income tax authorities including the commissioner of income tax (appeal).... more
venkatesh Question by venkatesh on Aug 02, 2023Hindi

my credit card transaction more than 10 lacs(i paid) but my income 8 lacs and i have taken personnel loan & insta loan how we can mention this in tax

Ans: Personal loan is required to be disclosed in ITR, if income is more than 50 lacs and loan is taken for acquiring said asset.
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Mutual Funds, Financial Planning Expert - Answered on May 22, 2024

Hi sir i have the loan of 16 lac and income of 54k with monthly emi of 40k how to mangae all???
Ans: Managing a high EMI on a modest income can be challenging. Your current loan of ?16 lakhs with an EMI of ?40,000 on a ?54,000 income requires careful financial planning. Here’s how to manage your finances effectively.

Understanding Your Financial Situation
Income and Expenses
Your monthly income is ?54,000, with an EMI of ?40,000. This leaves you with ?14,000 for all other expenses. This tight margin necessitates a strategic approach.

Loan Details
A loan of ?16 lakhs with a high EMI consumes a significant portion of your income. Evaluating options to reduce the EMI can provide some relief.

Steps to Manage Your Loan and Finances
Track Expenses
Start by tracking all your expenses. Identify areas where you can cut costs. Every rupee saved can help ease your financial burden.

Create a Monthly Budget
Create a detailed budget. Prioritize essential expenses like food, utilities, and transport. Allocate a portion of your income towards savings, even if it's small.

Reducing EMI Burden
Loan Restructuring
Consider restructuring your loan. Extending the loan tenure can reduce the EMI, though it might increase the total interest paid.

Negotiating with Lenders
Talk to your lender about reducing the interest rate. Even a slight reduction can lower your EMI. Lenders may offer better terms based on your repayment history.

Additional Income Sources
Part-Time Jobs
Explore opportunities for part-time work or freelance jobs. This additional income can help cover expenses and reduce reliance on loans.

Monetize Skills
If you have specific skills or hobbies, consider monetizing them. Teaching, consulting, or online gigs can provide extra income.

Managing Expenses
Reduce Non-Essential Spending
Cut down on non-essential expenses like dining out, subscriptions, and luxury items. Focus on saving and reducing debt.

Use Budget-Friendly Alternatives
Opt for budget-friendly alternatives for daily needs. Buying in bulk, using discounts, and choosing generic brands can save money.

Emergency Fund
Building an Emergency Fund
Allocate a small portion of your income to build an emergency fund. This fund can cover unexpected expenses without impacting your EMI payments.

Utilizing Existing Savings
If you have existing savings, consider using a portion to pay down the loan. Reducing the principal can lower your EMI.

Professional Financial Advice
Consulting a Certified Financial Planner
Seek advice from a Certified Financial Planner. They can provide tailored solutions to manage your loan and improve your financial health.

Debt Management Programs
Consider enrolling in a debt management program. These programs can negotiate better terms with lenders and provide structured repayment plans.

Investment Strategies
Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs)
Consider starting a SIP in a mutual fund. Even a small investment can grow over time and provide financial stability.

Benefits of Regular Mutual Funds
Investing through a Mutual Fund Distributor (MFD) with CFP credentials offers guidance and personalized advice, optimizing your investments.

Avoid Direct Mutual Funds
Direct mutual funds have lower expense ratios but lack advisory services. Regular funds through an MFD provide support and better decision-making.

Financial Discipline
Regular Review
Regularly review your financial situation. Adjust your budget and repayment strategy based on your progress and changes in circumstances.

Set Financial Goals
Set short-term and long-term financial goals. Having clear objectives can motivate you to save and manage your expenses better.

Stress Management
Stay Positive
Financial stress can be overwhelming. Stay positive and focused on your goals. Small steps can lead to significant improvements over time.

Seek Support
Talk to family and friends for support. They can provide emotional backing and sometimes practical advice or assistance.

Managing a high EMI on a modest income is challenging but achievable with careful planning. By budgeting wisely, reducing expenses, seeking additional income, and consulting a Certified Financial Planner, you can navigate this period successfully. Regularly review your financial situation and adjust your strategies as needed to ensure long-term stability and peace of mind.

Best Regards,

K. Ramalingam, MBA, CFP,

Chief Financial Planner,


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