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Private sector banks could be allowed to handle provident fund and pension payments of government employees

Private sector banks could be allowed to handle provident fund and pension payments of government employees, giving them access to large amount of low-cost funds. The proposal is in response to a demand by the public sector banks for an increase in the commission fee for handling such accounts, which the official documents say could rece...

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Government increases existing limit of the Employees Deposit Linked Insurance amount from Rs 60,000 to Rs 1,00,000

NA (08/07/2010)

The government has increased the existing limit of the Employees Deposit Linked Insurance amount from Rs 60,000 to Rs 1,00,000. The amount will be paid to the next of kin of an employee in case of his death. In a notification issued on June 18, the government in the newly modifed Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme, 2...

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Frequently asked questions on the revised direct tax code

Under the direct taxes code (DTC) regime, what happens if a salaried employee withdraws money from his/her approved Provident Fund (PF)/Superannuation fund (SF) /Gratuity and other retrial benefit schemes? How will the DTC affect pension plans?...

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Pension regulator sought tax relief on investments in New Pension Scheme (NPS)

The interim pension regulator has sought tax relief on investments in the New Pension Scheme (NPS) to make it more attractive to employees of private sector firms. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has written to the finance ministry seeking level playing field for NPS with other long-term savings schemes that...

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Online settlement of provident fund claim by next financial year

Government on Wednesday said the modernisation project for online settlement of provident fund claim would be implemented by the next financial year in all EPFO offices. The project will be implemented in 27 offices of Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) by the end of this financial year and in remaining 92 offices by 2010-11 fin...

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FM likely to keep the corporate tax rate unchanged at 30%

The finance ministry is likely to keep the corporate tax rate unchanged at 30%, as it faces stiff resistance from companies to the draft direct tax code's proposal to cut the rate to 25% and remove all exemptions. "Corporates are resisting the phasing out of exemptions even with a lower tax rate," said a senior government official. ...

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Central trade unions to oppose taxing of withdrawals from savings schemes

The central trade unions will press for shelving of a proposal, that wants to tax withdrawals from savings schemes, including provident funds, at the pre-Budget meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on January 14. "(The) Finance Minister has invited trade unions for pre- budget consultations on January 14," All India Trade Unions...

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Amendment to Section 43B is retrospective -SC

CIT Vs. Alom Extrusions (Supreme Court of India)

Whether amendment to Section 43B (Section) of Income Tax Act,1961, enacted with effect from 1 April 2004, is retrospectively applicable? This amendment was introduced to rationalize the tax deduction of the employer's contribution to provident fund, superannuation fund, gratuity fund and such other funds for the welfare of employees (soc...

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If you salary has larger proportion of perquisites then you will need to pay more tax for this year

It's not often that the taxman comes to sting you five-and-a-half months after the budget speech. But finance minister Pranab Mukherjee's decision to abolish the fringe benefits tax (FBT) last July is only now being clarified by the taxman, and the net result is that you will pay more tax.Not everybody, though. The abolition of FBT affect...

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IT department opened New Aayakar Seva Kendra (ASK) at Chandigarh

AAYAKAR Seva Kendra (ASK) is a one stop computerized shop for the taxpayers to obtain services promised by the Department in its Citizens' Charter in a time bound manner. In order to achieve these objectives, Sevottam provides for a front office to be backed by re-engineered processes and a new outlook of the personnel so that grievances ...

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