Retirement Articles

National Pension System
October 8, 2020
Now you can automate systematic investments in NPS using D-Remit

Direct remittance (D-Remit) is a mode that allows existing NPS subscribers to deposit their contributions by creating a virtual ID linked to their PRAN

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Interest rate
April 3, 2020
Distraught by interest cut in small savings? You can invest in GoI bonds which offer 7.75% interest

The government has announced 70-140 basis point reduction in interest rates on small-saving schemes including NSC, PPF and SCSS

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small savings
April 1, 2020
Govt cuts small saving scheme, PPF interest drastically for April-June quarter

The sharpest cuts were seen in 1,2,3-yr time deposits, recurring deposits; Senior Citizen scheme to get 7.4%, PPF to fetch 7.1%, MIS to get 6.6%

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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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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
January 29, 2020
Provident fund interest rates for govt employees unchanged at 7.9% for January-March quarter

In comparison, The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) offered its subscribers an interest of 8.65% in 2018-19 fiscal

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Managing finance
December 27, 2019
How to get a handle on your finances in your 30s and 40s

Most people realise they have managed their finances badly when they are in the mid-30s and 40-s. Here’s what to do to set finances right then

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National Pension System
December 23, 2019
Annuity payable to OCIs, NRIs in NPS will be taxed at source as per applicable DTAA

On October 29 this year, PFRDA had allowed OCIs to enrol in National Pension System at par with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)

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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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Regular retirement income
December 19, 2019
How to create a regular income for your retirement

Getting a fixed amount every month after you retire will help you lead a peaceful retired life. Here’s how to create regular income after retirement

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