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Falling interest rates and plight of senior citizens

Fema / RBI - Before the previous last RBI meet,  there was an increased expectation of rate cuts by RBI as a measure of providing impetus to the economy after a demonstration.  That RBI maintaining status quo on repo rates at 6.25% is a negative thing for most people but senior citizens in India. Citing increased liquidity available and […]...

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Deduction under section 80C and Tax Planning

Fema / RBI - Section 80C replaced the existing Section 88 with more or less the same investment mix available in Section 88. The new section 80C has become effective w.e.f. 1st April, 2006. Even the section 80CCC on pension scheme contributions was merged with the above 80C. However, this new section has allowed a major change in the method of prov...

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Investments which qualifies for deduction u/s. 80C

Fema / RBI - Under this section, you can invest a maximum of Rs 1.50 lakh (1 Lakh upto AY 2014-15) and if you are in the highest tax bracket of 30%, you save a tax of Rs 45000. The various investment options under this section include:PPF; Life Insurance Premium, Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS), Provident Fund (PF) & Voluntary Provident Fund (VPF)...

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Top 5 Smart Tax Saving Options

Fema / RBI - As the end of financial year draws near, many of my friends who were least bothered about tax saving investments throughout the year, have started hunting down options to park their surplus funds and consequently save up on taxes....

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Budget 2016: No change in existing tax treatment of PPF

Fema / RBI - There is no change in the existing tax treatment of Public Provident Fund (PPF). Currently there is no monetary ceilings on the employer contribution under EPF with only ceiling being that it would be 12% of the salary of the employee member. Similarly, there is no monetary ceiling on the employer contribution under NPS, except that it wo...

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Interest rate cut by 0.10% on KVP, PPF, SCSS 2004 & Sukanya Samriddhi

Fema / RBI - The interest rates of Public Provident Fund (PPF), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, 2004 (SCSS 2004), and Sukanya Samriddhi Account (the Girl Child Scheme) were reduced by 0.10 percentage point for the quarter 01.10.2016 to 31.12.2016, and not 0.10 percentage per annum....

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Interest Rates on Small Savings Schemes w.e.f. 01.07.2016 to 30.9.2016

Fema / RBI - On the basis of the decision of the Government, interest rates for small savings schemes are to be notified on quarterly basis. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the second quarter of financial year 2016-17, on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in in the schemes, shall be as under: ...

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Revised interest rate of PPF, SCSC, Sukanya Samridhi,NSC

Fema / RBI - Central Government has notified revised Interest Rate for the perios from 01.04.2016 to 30.03.2016 on Small Savings Schemes like PPF, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Sukanya Samridhi Scheme and NSC etc. Rates on all schemes been reduced significantly in comparison to existing rate....

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Small Saving Schemes Interest Rate to change Qtrly wef 01.04.16

Fema / RBI - Interest Rates of Small Saving Schemes to be recalibrated w.e.f. 1.4.2016 on a Quarterly Basis to align the small saving interest rates with the market rates of the relevant Government securities...

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Rate of Interest WEF 01.04.2015 on NSC, PPF, KVP, Sukanya Samriddhi A/c

Fema / RBI - Office Memorandum (OM) No.6/01/2011-NS.II dated March 31, 2015 Government Announces Interest Rates for Various Small Savings Schemes; Rates to Come Into Force with Effect from Tomorrow          It was decided by the Government of India that interest rates on Small savings Schemes will be linked to yields on government securities ...

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Interest rates for Small Savings Schemes for Q4 of FY 2016-17

RBI/2016-17/225 DGBA.GAD.2012/15.02.005/2016-17 - (09/02/2017) - The Government of India, had vide their Office Memorandum (OM) No.F.No.1/04/2016–NS.II dated December 30, 2016 advised the rate of interest on various small savings schemes for the fourth quarter of the financial year 2016-17 (copy enclosed)....

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Interest rate of PPF, SCSC, Sukanya Samridhi, NSC wef 01.01.2017

F.No. 1/04/2016-NS.II - (30/12/2016) - interest on various small savings schemes for the fourth quarter of financial year 2016-17 starting on 1st January, 2017 and ending on 31st March,2017,...

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1% Lesser Interest on Premature closure of PPF Account

Notification No. G.S.R. 613(E) - (18/06/2016) - 3(C) A subscriber shall be allowed premature closure of his account or the account of a minor of whom he is a guardian, on a written application to the Accounts Office, on any of the following grounds, namely, (i) that the amount is required for the treatment of serious ailments or life threatening...

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Interest rate For FY 2015-16 on PPF, KVP, Sukanya Samriddhi A/c and 5 year SCSS, 2004

RBI/2014-15/536 IDMD(DGBA).CDD.No.4521/15.02.001/2014-15 - (01/04/2015) - The Government of India have vide their Office Memorandum (OM) No.6/01/2011-NS.II dated March 31, 2015, advised the rate of interest on various small savings schemes for the financial year 2015-16. Accordingly, the rates of interest on PPF 1968, SCSS 2004, Kisan Vikas Patra & Sukanya Samriddhi Accou...

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Finmin Notifies revised PPF Investment limit of Rs. 1,50,000/-

F.No. 1/2/20 14-NS.II - (13/08/2014) - Act, 1968 (23 of 1968), the Central Government hereby makes the following further amendments to the Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968, namely :— 1. (1) This Scheme may be called the Public Provident Fund (Amendment) Scheme, 2014....

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Interest rates for Small Savings Schemes for Q4 of FY 2016-17

RBI/2016-17/225 DGBA.GAD.2012/15.02.005/2016-17 (09/02/2017)

The Government of India, had vide their Office Memorandum (OM) No.F.No.1/04/2016–NS.II dated December 30, 2016 advised the rate of interest on various small savings schemes for the fourth quarter of the financial year 2016-17 (copy enclosed)....

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Interest rate of PPF, SCSC, Sukanya Samridhi, NSC wef 01.01.2017

F.No. 1/04/2016-NS.II (30/12/2016)

interest on various small savings schemes for the fourth quarter of financial year 2016-17 starting on 1st January, 2017 and ending on 31st March,2017,...

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Falling interest rates and plight of senior citizens

Before the previous last RBI meet,  there was an increased expectation of rate cuts by RBI as a measure of providing impetus to the economy after a demonstration.  That RBI maintaining status quo on repo rates at 6.25% is a negative thing for most people but senior citizens in India. Citing increased liquidity available and […]...

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Interest rate cut by 0.10% on KVP, PPF, SCSS 2004 & Sukanya Samriddhi

The interest rates of Public Provident Fund (PPF), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, 2004 (SCSS 2004), and Sukanya Samriddhi Account (the Girl Child Scheme) were reduced by 0.10 percentage point for the quarter 01.10.2016 to 31.12.2016, and not 0.10 percentage per annum....

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Deduction under section 80C and Tax Planning

Section 80C replaced the existing Section 88 with more or less the same investment mix available in Section 88. The new section 80C has become effective w.e.f. 1st April, 2006. Even the section 80CCC on pension scheme contributions was merged with the above 80C. However, this new section has allowed a major change in the method of prov...

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Interest Rates on Small Savings Schemes w.e.f. 01.07.2016 to 30.9.2016

On the basis of the decision of the Government, interest rates for small savings schemes are to be notified on quarterly basis. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the second quarter of financial year 2016-17, on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in in the schemes, shall be as under: ...

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1% Lesser Interest on Premature closure of PPF Account

Notification No. G.S.R. 613(E) (18/06/2016)

3(C) A subscriber shall be allowed premature closure of his account or the account of a minor of whom he is a guardian, on a written application to the Accounts Office, on any of the following grounds, namely, (i) that the amount is required for the treatment of serious ailments or life threatening diseases of the account holder, spouse ...

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Investments which qualifies for deduction u/s. 80C

Under this section, you can invest a maximum of Rs 1.50 lakh (1 Lakh upto AY 2014-15) and if you are in the highest tax bracket of 30%, you save a tax of Rs 45000. The various investment options under this section include:PPF; Life Insurance Premium, Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS), Provident Fund (PF) & Voluntary Provident Fund (VPF)...

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Revised interest rate of PPF, SCSC, Sukanya Samridhi,NSC

Central Government has notified revised Interest Rate for the perios from 01.04.2016 to 30.03.2016 on Small Savings Schemes like PPF, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Sukanya Samridhi Scheme and NSC etc. Rates on all schemes been reduced significantly in comparison to existing rate....

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI | ,

Top 5 Smart Tax Saving Options

As the end of financial year draws near, many of my friends who were least bothered about tax saving investments throughout the year, have started hunting down options to park their surplus funds and consequently save up on taxes....

Read More
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