Not many are aware of the importance of income tax filing and why it is mandatory. The legislature insists that assessee who earns beyond a particular turn out of annual income must file a tax return within a designated date. Our government makes it mandatory to pay penalty if an individual fails to file on or before the date. If an individual earns less than the specified amount then the returns may also be filed. Though it is not mandatory. This era is shaping a cashless mode of payment as we see. The cards we use are also equally critical for filing the tax returns. The company would always want to get the picture of the tax filing if you are planning for a loan (home loan, car loan, etc.). We make this income tax filing process much simpler and convenient.
Income Tax refunds are a return of extra numbers of income tax that an individual has paid to the government during the preceding year. According to Section 44AB of the Income Tax Act, any person managing the business with a turnover of Rs. 1 crore must get your files audited by a chartered accountant. Also, business exceeding 2 crores in the preceding years of 3 years must get the book done with audit commensurated with section 44AB.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Personal loan?
Personal loan is a 1-5 year unsecured loan given by banks, NBFC’s (Non Banking Finance Companies) or P2P lending platforms without asking for any collateral, guarantor or hypothecation of any assets. The ultimate usage of a personal loan is left to the discretion of the borrower. In our experience, the borrowers generally use a personal loan for debt consolidation, repaying high cost debt, meeting any family or medical emergency, wedding, vacations, home renovation, rental deposits, business needs for an SME, buying certain assets etc.
How is my loan eligibility calculated?
Loan eligibility is dependent on primarily the following factors:
The company where you work. Every bank has a list of companies running into thousands which they have categorised into segments like A, B, C etc depending on the credentials and financials of your employer. The higher the category the higher is the loan eligibility chances.
Quantum of loans and credit card outstanding that you already have. Typically a bank will not give a loan if the total EMI obligation (including the current personal loan that your are trying to apply for) exceeds 50-75% of your total net take home salary.
Your gross/net salary
Your credit score as reflected in your CIBIL or Equifax report. Having a good credit score is a necessary but not a sufficient criteria.
Is pre closure allowed in personal loans?
Some banks have a lock-in of 6 months to a year while some banks allow you to pre close even after the 1st EMI has been debited from your bank. There may also be restrictions that you can only use your own funds (and not the balance transfer cheque of another bank) to pre close a loan. In addition, banks may allow pre closure at no cost or may levy a pre closure fee (2-5% of the amount being pre-closed). Please ask for clarifications to our or the banks’ loan advisor on all these factors before signing the loan document.
What is the minimum and maximum loan limit offered for personal loan?
Generally, the minimum amount loan amount is Rs 50,000 and maximum amount is Rs 30,00,000. Higher loan amounts are dependent on a personal discussion that a bank may want to have with the borrower and then take a call on the loan amount.
Documents required while applying for a personal loan?
One need to provide an identity proof, residence proof, last 3 months salary slip, last 6 months bank statement and a passport sized photograph. Banks may also ask for additional documents later like Form 16, appointment letter, company ID card, previous company relieving letter
How long does it take to disburse the personal loan?
ClearFilings will work with the banks to try and get you the loan within 2-5 working days of submitting completed documents.
How does personal loan repayment happen?
All personal loans repayment happen in the form of an EMI (Equated Monthly Installment) through the customers bank account. The customer needs to give few PDC’s (Post dated cheques) and sign an ECS mandate in favour of the bank disbursing the loan.
What happens if I miss an EMI payment or there is an ECS bounce?
The bank will levy certain ECS bounce charges/penalties. In addition it will get reported in your credit report. Depending on the severity of the default it can have serious impact on your future credit possibilities like a home loan, car loan etc. In addition, the banks can also take legal action against the borrower.