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Now you can invest in Mutual funds via digital e-wallets

Last updated : 26th April, 2017SEBI has issued guidelines for using e-wallets in Mutual funds investment. After demonetisation many people are using e-wallets and it will make it easier for them if mutual funds investment is allowed via e-wallet.  Following are the guidelines: Investment upto Rs 50000 per mutual fund per financial year can be made using e-wallet. Further, this limit of Rs 50,000 would be an umbrella limit for investment by an investor through e-wallet and/or cash, per mutual fund per financial year. E-wallet’s balance loaded through cash or debit card or net banking, can only be used for ... Read More »

30th April deadline for self-certification for your bank account (FATCA)

Last updated : 25th April, 2017CBDT has issued statement that all bank accounts that were opened between July 1 2014 and August 31 2015 require submission of self-certification forms by 30th April 2017. If you do not submit it within time then the accounts will be blocked. This self-certification is related to compliance with Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) provisions. The transactions by the account holder in such blocked accounts may, thereafter, be permitted once the self-certification is obtained and due diligence completed. Submitting the self-certification under FATCA is not complex. It does not require one to submit the ... Read More »

Deadline extended to 30th June for providing PAN for savings account holders

Last updated : 7th April, 2017 In Jan 2017, CBDT has amended the Income Tax rules and asked all banks to link PAN or Form 60 to all existing bank accounts by 28-Feb-2017. However, now the deadline is extended to 30th June 2017.  If you have not yet provided PAN or Form No. 60 for your bank account, do so at the earliest to avoid unnecessary hassles later. Background for this rule Post-demonetization, several changes were made to track black money and the know-your-customer (KYC) norms were made stringent. In a circular dated 15 December 2016, the RBI put restrictions ... 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 »

Demonetisation- Latest rules on withdrawal and exchange of old notes

Last updated : 23rd November, 2016 Over the past few days, government has been changing the rules for withdrawal and exchange mostly every day.  In this post, I am trying to capture the latest rules: Updated 23-Nov-2016 1) Now you can withdraw upto Rs 2000 from Big Bazaar stores –  From Nov 24, You can get Rs 2000 by using your debit / ATM card. The facility is now available at 258 Big Bazaar and fbb stores in over 115 cities and towns across the country. Big Bazaar has tied up with State Bank of India and enabled mini ATMs across all 260 ... Read More »

GST slab rates fixed – Check the impact

Last updated : 20th November, 2016 GST Council has fixed four-tier GST structure in Nov 2016 and it is expected to be rolled out from April 2017. The rate structure is 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% with lower rates for essential items and highest for luxury items. GST 0% Tax –  Some essential items including food grains, which presently constitute roughly half of the consumer inflation basket, will be taxed at zero rate. GST 5% Tax –  mass consumption items such as edible spices, tea, coffee, mustard oil will fall under this tax slab. GST 12% Tax – Process food ... Read More »

List of petrol pumps giving Cash

Last updated : 20th November, 2016 Government has now allowed selected petrol pumps to give cash upto Rs 2000 on swiping of your debit card. At present this facility is available to state run petrol pumps which has SBI POS Machine only.  This will be extended to other pumps within few days to other bank’s machine (ICICI, HDFC,Citibank)   Here is the list of 700 petrol pumps that are dispensing cash  –  petrol-pumps   Note that the daily limit for petrol pump is Rs 1 lakhs., which means they can only serve 50 customers in a day. In many petrol ... Read More »

What is Paytm? How to use Paytm to pay / receive money ?

Last updated : 20th November, 2016 When the whole country is struggling to exchange old currency notes & depositing cash into Bank, mobile payment wallets are coming handy. You can use these wallets to make payment for grocey, shopping , cab booking etc. Even your local kirana store man can use it for receiving payment. One of the most popular mobile wallet in India is Paytm. In this post, I am providing more details on paytm, how you can use it and get benefits now. What is Paytm? Paytm is the largest online payment platform in the country claiming to ... Read More »

Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes illegal now – What to do ? How to exchange ?

Last updated : 9th November, 2016               Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the country tonight, announced that Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes will not be used from midnight onwards. Modi said the notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 “will not be legal tender from midnight tonight” and these will be “just worthless piece of paper.” On November 9 and in some places on November 10, ATMs will not work. Some Exceptions For 72 hours, these places and institutions will continue to accept Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes for payment: –Government hospitals ... Read More »

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