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How to transfer balance from EPF to NPS – Should you transfer?

Last updated : 14th March, 2017 PFRDA has now notified the procedures (on 6th March 2017) through which EPF members can transfer their PF balance to NPS (New Pension System). In Budget 2016, one of the proposals  was to provide one time portability or transfer option from EPF to NPS. In this post, we will focus on procedures to transfer balance from EPF to NPS, current hurdles and whether it makes sesnse to transfer?  Requirements and Process for transferring EPF to NPS You need to have a NPS Tier 1 Account. You can open NPS account through employer, banks/entities registered as PoPs, ... Read More »

New Unified EPF UAN Portal – access PF passbook, UAN, KYC etc

Last updated : 14th March, 2017 EPFO launched new unified UAN portal for Employees and EPF employers in Dec 2016. In this post, we will see the features and benefits of New Unified EPF UAN Portal. New Unified EPF UAN Portal will provides features as follows: Download and Print your updated EPF Passbook anytime Download and Print your UAN Card Check and Update your KYC Status Change your Mobile Number and E-mail ID You can login to the new unified UAN portal on https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/  using UAN number and password. Sometimes, you might get error as the website is sometime encounter technical ... Read More »

[How to ] check and respond Income Tax Notice for large Cash deposit

Last updated : 11th February, 2017 Income Tax department has launched “Operation Clean Money / Swachh Dhan Abhiyan initiative., to investigate the large cash deposits made after demonitization. They are sending notices to more than 18 lakh people. If you have deposited large cash after demonitoization, the chances are that you will or may already have got a notice from Income Tax. You need to respond within 10 days of getting the message. If you have made large deposit, but have not received any message yet, please check your e-filing account to see if there is any notice for you.  You ... Read More »

Income Tax Rates / Tax Slab for FY 2017-2018 (Budget) AY 2018-2019

Last updated : 8th February, 2017 Cheers!!! In Budget 2017, the government has made some positive changes to tax slabs.  – Read the Budget announcement for Personal Taxation Income Tax Slab / Rates applicable in India for Individuals, Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), Association of Persons (AOP) and Body of Individuals (BOI) Applicable for FY 2017-2018 (AY 2018-2019)   For Individuals below 60 years age (including Woman Assessees) (born on or after 01-Apr-1957)     upto Rs 2.50 Lakh NIL Rs 2.50  lakh – Rs 5 Lakh 5% on amount exceeding Rs 2.50 lakh Rs 5 lakh – 10 Lakh  Rs ... Read More »

Key Highlights Summary of Indian Union Budget 2017-18

Last updated : 2nd February, 2017 Key Points & Highlights of Indian Union Budget 2017-18  –  presented on 1st Feb 2017 Personal Taxation  Income tax for individuals for Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh lowered to 5% Individuals having income less than Rs 5 lakh will have to file a return with a one page form. Surcharge of 10% on those with income of Rs 50L to Rs 1 cr Reduction in timelines for revising return of income and completing scrutiny assessments. Read full details on the impact on personal taxes in more details. Fiscal Information India’s FDI increases ... Read More »

Personal Tax Impact – Indian Budget 2017-2018

Last updated : 3rd February, 2017 Budget 2017 was unique in the sense that it changed two things the age-old tradition of being presented on the last day of February, this year it was done on 1st of Feb and for the first time in independent India, the Railway Budget was combined with the general Budget. Key Personal Taxation Change 1. Tax Slab changes The rate of income tax is proposed to be reduced to 5% (from 10%) for income between INR 2.5 to INR 5 lakhs. This is likely to bring tax saving of at least INR 12,875 for ... Read More »

CPSE ETF Jan 2017 Details & Review – Should you invest?

Last updated : 20th January, 2017 You may have been excited to invest by looking at Reliance Mutual Fund’s new ad – Invest in 10 Maharatnas & Navratnas at 5 % discount! This advertisement is for further fund offer (FFO) of CPSE (Central Public Sector Enterprises) ETF (exchange traded fund). Issue Open : Jan 18 23017 Issue closes: Jan 20 2017 Discount: As part of the FFO, an upfront discount of 5% is being offered to all category of investors. What is CPSE ETF? CPSE ETF is an exchange traded fund based on central public sector enterprises (CPSE) index. It ... Read More »

9.25% Muthoot Finance NCD Issue Jan 2017 – Details & Review

Last updated : 17th January, 2017 Muthoot Finance has opened its public issue of NCDs on 17th Jan 2017. This NCD issue is offering  yield upto 9.25% and have 11 different investment options. Latest NCD issue of Reliance Home Finance (22nd Dec 2016) was over-subscribed 3 times the issue size on day one itself. NCD issue of SREI Equipment finance was subscribed in 4 days only. In this post, I am trying to put details around how good this Muthoot Finance NCD is ? What are the postive and negative factors of Muthoot Finance NCD? Who should invest in Muthoot ... Read More »

How NRIs can exchange old Rs 500 / 1000 notes or convert / deposit them?

Last updated : 17th January, 2017   Latest Update: RBI has extended the facility for NRI to deposit old notes at designated RBI offices by June 30 2017. Under new facility, NRI can carry upto Rs 25000 (as per relevant FEMA regulation) via declaring them to customs and deposit it into RBI offices at in Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Nagpur. NRI travelling to India should go through the “red channel” at the airport, fill one page declaration form. A stamped document will be issued by Customs detailing the number of notes, date etc. Documents required to be submitted at ... Read More »

How to open Airtel Payment Bank Account- 7.25% Savings Account Interest

Last updated : 17th January, 2017 Jan 2017 Airtel has now rolled out its payment bank across India.  If you want to earn its attractive 7.25% interest, you can open an account.  You donot need to submit any kind of documents as it is a paperless approach, using Aadhaar-based e-KYC.  Anybody who is an Airtel user, having an Aadhaar card, PAN card and carrying a smartphone with Internet connectivity can become a member of Airtel’s Payments Bank and earn an interest of 7.25% p.a by depositing a maximum of Rs.1 lakh. Here are the steps for you to open an ... Read More »

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