Vaibhav Sankla

Managing Director, H&R Block India

The author is the managing director at H&R Block India. He has over 16 years of experience in taxation and accounting, and has been a tax advisor for many CXOs and HNIs. He has also worked with ADROIT, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and KPMG in India and abroad.

Authored Articles

Impact of tax law changes on the Real Estate Market in 2017

The year 2017 came with multiple reforms. Those relating to taxation had a significant impact on the real estate market. Here’s a snapshot of the re...

The year 2017 came with multiple reforms. Those relating to taxation had a significant impact on the real estate market. Here’s a snapshot of the reforms which altered the way realty transactions happen in India in 2017 - With real estate being one of the major contributors to the country’s...

  • December 5, 2017
  • 117

GST to reduce real estate project costs

The implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) will play a major role in boosting buyer sentiment in the real estate sector. Residential prices...

The implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) will play a major role in boosting buyer sentiment in the real estate sector. Residential prices are bound to correct owing to subsuming indirect taxes and inputs credits to developers. Real estate industry in India in the recent past has seen...

  • July 5, 2017
  • 789

Paying more than Rs 50,000 as rent? Tax deduction is a must

In the Union Budget 2017-18, the government has introduced a new section 194-IB in the Income Tax (IT) Act which makes it mandatory for the tenants pa...

In the Union Budget 2017-18, the government has introduced a new section 194-IB in the Income Tax (IT) Act which makes it mandatory for the tenants paying more than Rs 50,000 as rent to deduct tax from the rent they pay to their landlords. This step puts additional tax compliance burden on...

  • March 10, 2017
  • 444

How has demonetisation impacted home purchase

Though the dust of the massive turmoil caused by Modi government’s surprise demonetisation move may not have settled completely, many business pundi...

Though the dust of the massive turmoil caused by Modi government’s surprise demonetisation move may not have settled completely, many business pundits have started analysing the possible impact of this on various sectors. It would be too early to accurately gauge the depth of this move but its...

  • December 6, 2016
  • 4793

Home loan rate cuts set to benefit homebuyers

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision to reduce the repo rate by 25 basis points is being envisioned as a move to increase liquidity in the mar...

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision to reduce the repo rate by 25 basis points is being envisioned as a move to increase liquidity in the market and lead to a subsequent drop in lending rates by banks. It will provide a sigh of relief to the existing consumers to pay off their home loans...

  • November 24, 2016
  • 1115

Planning to foreclose your home loan? Keep these things in mind

Foreclosing a home loan might lift the burden of EMIs from a homebuyer. However, there are many factors that have to be considered before taking such ...

Foreclosing a home loan might lift the burden of EMIs from a homebuyer. However, there are many factors that have to be considered before taking such decisions. Vaibhav Sankla, Director, H&R Block India shares some quick things to keep in mind to take that decision in an informed...

  • November 8, 2016
  • 629

Buying a house? Know these TDS rules

While TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) is a common term used by all taxpayers, implications of the same while a buying a home is not quite well known. Let...

While TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) is a common term used by all taxpayers, implications of the same while a buying a home is not quite well known. Lets have a look at the various TDS rules that apply while buying a home.  If you are buying a house and the sale consideration exceeds Rs 50 lakh,...

  • July 14, 2015
  • 3968
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