Public Provident Fund Articles

EPFO interest rates
March 5, 2020
5-year low interest rate of 8.5% for EPF announced

The Central Board of Trustees of EPFO is said to have recommended interest rate of 8.5%, lower than the 8.65% given for deposits for the previous financial year 2018-19

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Tax exemption
February 9, 2020
Forget tax exemptions, you still need these investments for your financial well-being

The new tax structure can be availed if taxpayer foregoes exemptions and deductions, but does that mean you shouldn’t make those investments?

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PPF taxation
February 2, 2020
Budget 2020: Rs 7.5 lakh a year limit set for tax-free employer’s contribution to NPS, provident fund and superannuation fund

Earlier, this portion of salary did not suffer taxation at any point of time since Exempt-Exempt-Exempt (EEE) regime is followed for these three funds

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Provident Fund
December 19, 2019
New PPF rules announced; 6 things you need to know

The Government of India has replaced the Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme, 1968 with the Public Provident Fund (PPF) Scheme, 2019. Here are the major changes

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Tax free fixed income
November 7, 2019
All you wanted to know about tax saver fixed income investments

Fixed income or debt investments help you save taxes and involve lower risks. A look at the options that are available.

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Provident fund
September 18, 2019
Festival cheer for PF holders with EPFO set to credit 8.65% interest in over 6 crore EPFO accounts

Once the proposal is okayed by the Finance Ministry, which is expected soon, the EPFO would credit the interest amount at 8.65% rate in subscriber accounts as against 8.55% earlier

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small savings
March 29, 2018
PPF, NSC and other rates unchanged for first quarter of 2018-19

The Government has kept the rates on the Public Provident Fund, National Saving and other small savings unchanged for the first quarter of FY 19

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