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Income Tax Provisions an NRI should know!!

Finance - Are you an *NRI (defined at the end), then you should know few provisions of Indian Income Tax Act which treat NRIs differently from resident Indians. I have tried to articulate few provisions of Income Tax Act, which makes tax implication on residents Indian and NRIs different: 1.For Residents, their global income is taxable while [&hell...

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Either INVEST or Pay TAX!

Finance - There are many options in the market where a person can invest and save his/her tax. But before investing anywhere, all the factors must be kept in mind like return on investment, risk involved, lock-in period, minimum and maximum amount that can be invested and many more....

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Tax implication of partial or full withdrawals from PPF, EPF & NPS

Finance - We have already discussed the withdrawal facility for three major retirement products- Employee Provident Fund (EPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Pension System (NPS) in previous articles. Now it is logical to understand and discuss the tax implications for such withdrawals....

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Want to use the money in your PPF account? Know the rules

Finance - Public Provident Fund (PPF) account is an excellent tool for tax planning as well as for accumulating funds for retirement. The money in PPF account is not supposed to be used any other purpose except under exceptional circumstances. PPF rules allow you to use the money before its maturity. Let us discuss how one can […]...

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Is PPF as tax saving product better than ELSS now

Finance - First there was 10% tax on equity share and equity oriented mutual funds schemes (ELSS is an equity oriented scheme) and now the recent increase in the PPF rates accompanied with meltdown in the equity market has created a perception that PPF has become a better tax saving product than ELSS.  Is it really so? Let us […]...

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Govt proposes single act for PPF & Govt small savings schemes

Finance - At present, premature closure of a Public Provident Fund (PPF) account is permitted on specified grounds on completion of five financial years from the date of opening of account. Opening of accounts in the name of a minor is permitted under all the small savings scheme except the Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme....

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Government of India makes Amendments in Small Savings Act

Finance - As per PPF Act, the PPF account can’t be closed prematurely before completion of five financial years. If depositor wants to close PPF account before five years in exigencies, he can’t close the account. To make provisions for premature closure easier in respect of all schemes, provisions could now be made through specific scheme noti...

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Reduction of 0.1% in interest rates on Small Saving schemes

Finance - Government has decided to effect a reduction of 0.1 percentage points in interest rates across the board in all Small Savings Schemes except the Post Office Savings Account, which has been left untouched....

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

Finance - 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

Finance - 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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Govt notifies Interest Rate on PPF applicable from 1st July 2019

G.S.R.506(E). - (16/07/2019) - Central Government hereby notifies that subscriptions made to Public Provident Fund on or after the 1st day of July, 2019 and balances at the credit of the subscriber shall bear interest at the rate of 7.9 per cent. per annum....

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Govt reduces interest rates for Small Savings Schemes by 0.10%

F. No. 01/04/2016-NS - (28/06/2019) - Rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the second quarter of financial year 2019-20 starting 1st July, 2019, and ending on 30th September 2019, on the basis of the interest compounding / payment built-in in the schemes. shall be as under....

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Interest Rates of Small Savings Schemes hiked by 0.30 to 0.40 percent

F.No.01/04/2016-NS - (19/09/2018) - Government announces the Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes for the Third Quarter of the current Financial Year 2018-19 On the basis of the decision of the Government of India, the interest rates for Small Savings Schemes are to be notified on Quarterly Basis with the approval of t...

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Regularisation of PPF accounts opened in Joint names

SB Order No. 06/2018 - (28/05/2018) - As per the Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968, a PPF account can not be opened in joint names, i.e. in the names of more than one individual. Ministry of Finance has been receiving references from various Banks and Post Offices seeking regularization of irregular PPF accounts opened in joint capacit...

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Interest rates for Small Savings Scheme for 01.01.2018 to 31.03.2018

F.No.01/04/2016-NS - (27/12/2017) - Rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the fourth quarter of financial year 2017-18 starting 1st January, 2018 and ending on 31st March, 2018, on the basis of the interest compounding payment built-in in the schemes, shall he as under....

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Govt notifies Interest Rate on PPF applicable from 1st July 2019

G.S.R.506(E). (16/07/2019)

Central Government hereby notifies that subscriptions made to Public Provident Fund on or after the 1st day of July, 2019 and balances at the credit of the subscriber shall bear interest at the rate of 7.9 per cent. per annum....

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Govt reduces interest rates for Small Savings Schemes by 0.10%

F. No. 01/04/2016-NS (28/06/2019)

Rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the second quarter of financial year 2019-20 starting 1st July, 2019, and ending on 30th September 2019, on the basis of the interest compounding / payment built-in in the schemes. shall be as under....

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Income Tax Provisions an NRI should know!!

Are you an *NRI (defined at the end), then you should know few provisions of Indian Income Tax Act which treat NRIs differently from resident Indians. I have tried to articulate few provisions of Income Tax Act, which makes tax implication on residents Indian and NRIs different: 1.For Residents, their global income is taxable while [&hell...

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Either INVEST or Pay TAX!

There are many options in the market where a person can invest and save his/her tax. But before investing anywhere, all the factors must be kept in mind like return on investment, risk involved, lock-in period, minimum and maximum amount that can be invested and many more....

Read More
Posted Under: Finance |

Tax implication of partial or full withdrawals from PPF, EPF & NPS

We have already discussed the withdrawal facility for three major retirement products- Employee Provident Fund (EPF), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Pension System (NPS) in previous articles. Now it is logical to understand and discuss the tax implications for such withdrawals....

Read More

Want to use the money in your PPF account? Know the rules

Public Provident Fund (PPF) account is an excellent tool for tax planning as well as for accumulating funds for retirement. The money in PPF account is not supposed to be used any other purpose except under exceptional circumstances. PPF rules allow you to use the money before its maturity. Let us discuss how one can […]...

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Posted Under: Finance |

Is PPF as tax saving product better than ELSS now

First there was 10% tax on equity share and equity oriented mutual funds schemes (ELSS is an equity oriented scheme) and now the recent increase in the PPF rates accompanied with meltdown in the equity market has created a perception that PPF has become a better tax saving product than ELSS.  Is it really so? Let us […]...

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Interest Rates of Small Savings Schemes hiked by 0.30 to 0.40 percent

F.No.01/04/2016-NS (19/09/2018)

Government announces the Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes for the Third Quarter of the current Financial Year 2018-19 On the basis of the decision of the Government of India, the interest rates for Small Savings Schemes are to be notified on Quarterly Basis with the approval of the Union Finance Minister. Accordingly, ...

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Public Provident Fund (PPF) – Tax benefit and Returns

Eligibility - Individuals who are residents of India are eligible to open an account under the Public Provident Fund scheme. A PPF account may be opened under the name of a minor by his/her legal guardian. However, each person is eligible for only one account under his/her name....

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All about PPF and Income tax benefit

The Public Provident Fund is the darling of all tax saving investments. You invest in it and you get a deduction on your income. Besides, the interest you earn on it is tax-free. Since it is a scheme run by the Government of India, it is also totally safe. ...

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