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  • Home Loan: 5 Tax Benefits You Must Know

    Home Loan: 5 Tax Benefits You Must Know

    Buying your first house on a loan comes with multiple tax benefits. These deductions not only reduce your tax outgo but also help in managing your cash flows better.

  • PF Body to Deduct TDS on Withdrawals in Some Cases

    PF Body to Deduct TDS on Withdrawals in Some Cases

    The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will deduct tax at source from next month on PF withdrawals where accumulations are over Rs 30,000 and the employee has worked for less than five years.

  • Income Inequality in India Lowest Among Emerging Nations: OECD

    Income Inequality in India Lowest Among Emerging Nations: OECD

    India has the lowest income inequality among all emerging economies, but it is much higher than most of the advanced economies, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Thursday.

  • Gold Monetisation Scheme Draft Guidelines Out; To Be Tax-Free

    Gold Monetisation Scheme Draft Guidelines Out; To Be Tax-Free

    An estimated 20,000 tonnes of gold, worth over Rs. 60 lakh crore, is held in the country.

  • Double-Digit Growth in Salary Expected This Year: Report

    Double-Digit Growth in Salary Expected This Year: Report

    Rising demand for talent seems to have a positive impact on salaries as candidates are expected to witness a double-digit growth of up to 15 per cent in remunerations this season, according to a report.

  • 5 Solutions to Come Out of Debt That Don't Work

    5 Solutions to Come Out of Debt That Don't Work

    In the desperation to make things right, one may end up making some mistakes that actually do more harm than good.

  • Want to Enhance Savings? Here Are Some Simple Tips

    Want to Enhance Savings? Here Are Some Simple Tips

    Do you think you have run out of ideas on how to save money, and there is no way that you can save more? By changing a few spending habits, you can make the most of your income.

  • Right Time to Switch Home Loan

    Right Time to Switch Home Loan

    Many existing borrowers would look to switch their home loan to another lender in order to take advantage of the new rate and lower their EMI. This is also called refinancing. In this article, we will discuss when to switch your home loan or refinance your home loan.

  • Government Plans to Expeditiously Provide PAN Cards to All: Report

    Government Plans to Expeditiously Provide PAN Cards to All: Report

    The government in the Budget had announced that quoting of PAN ((Permanent Account Number) will be mandatory for any purchase or sale exceeding Rs 1 lakh. But, concerns were raised about complying with this condition since everyone, particularly in rural areas, does not possess a PAN card.

  • Income Tax Returns: What to Expect From the Revised Forms

    Income Tax Returns: What to Expect From the Revised Forms

    The new Income Tax Return (ITR) forms which the tax department released have invited much clamor and discussion. While the tax department is working on a refreshed form or possibly a clarification on the forms it released, here's a quick check on what to expect.

  • How Credit Score Can Help in Getting Instant Finance at Electronics Stores

    How Credit Score Can Help in Getting Instant Finance at Electronics Stores

    A good CIBIL report and a high CIBIL TransUnion score can be your gateway to building a prosperous future.

  • Provident Fund Body to Invest in Equity and Related Instruments

    Provident Fund Body to Invest in Equity and Related Instruments

    The Central Board of Trustees of the EPF, at a meeting on March 31, deliberated the new pattern of investment notified by Finance Ministry and recommended it for the EPFO, Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha.

  • Experts Seek Clarification on Taxability of LPG Subsidy

    Experts Seek Clarification on Taxability of LPG Subsidy

    Taxability of LPG subsidy and other benefits paid directly into the bank accounts of beneficiaries is unclear with tax experts divided on the issue and want an explicit clarification from the government.

  • Why You Should Rethink Fixed Deposit Investments

    Why You Should Rethink Fixed Deposit Investments

    Fixed deposit rates have come down over the last few months and are expected to fall further. Analysts say investors should look at other avenues to maximise returns at a time when interest rates are headed lower.

  • Four Ways to Quit Your Role as a Loan Guarantor

    Four Ways to Quit Your Role as a Loan Guarantor

    Becoming a guarantor for a loan is a huge responsibility. It means you are providing a guarantee to the lender that you shall repay the debt of the borrower if he is unable to do so. But what if you decide, after some time, that you want to be relieved?

  • More Indians Prefer to Semi-Retire Before Hanging Up Boots: Survey

    More Indians Prefer to Semi-Retire Before Hanging Up Boots: Survey

    Over half of the working population in urban areas of the country will prefer cutting down on their working hours before completely retiring from jobs, according to a survey by HSBC.

  • Government May Make UAN Mandatory for EPFO Subscribers

    Government May Make UAN Mandatory for EPFO Subscribers

    During an internal meeting of the EPFO held earlier this month, its Central Provident Fund Commissioner K K Jalan told senior officials that making UAN mandatory for availing of benefit of the scheme is under consideration of the government.

  • Business Leaders Meet Jaitley, Want Tax Return Forms Simplified

    Business Leaders Meet Jaitley, Want Tax Return Forms Simplified

    Pitching for simpler income tax returns, business leaders on Friday asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to ensure that details about all foreign travels and bank accounts should not be made mandatory in these forms.

  • Government Allows Investing 5% of PF Money in Stock Market

    Government Allows Investing 5% of PF Money in Stock Market

    The government has allowed the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to invest 5 per cent of its corpus in exchange traded funds (ETFs) which will result into an inflow of around Rs 5,000 crore into the stock markets during this fiscal year.

  • A Maruti Car or Its Stock: Here is What Works Better

    A Maruti Car or Its Stock: Here is What Works Better

    If a Maruti customer had invested Rs 2 lakh (the price of the popular Maruti 800 then, which has now gone out of production) in the company's IPO in 2003, he would be sitting pretty with Rs 56 lakh today, enough to buy an Audi, BMW or Mercedes.

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