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NPS – Maturity, Partial Withdrawal & Early Exit Rules [updated 2019]

NPS: Maturity, Partial Withdrawal and Early Exit Rules The government wants NPS (National Pension Scheme) to be the preferred investment vehicle for pension planning for majority of its citizens. Unfortunately as it happens with most of Government plans, NPS too has flaws which are holding investors back. To encourage investment in NPS, PFRDA (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority) which regulates it have made […] Continue reading →

Voluntary Provident Fund – A Good Tax Saving Retirement Option!

VPF - A Good Tax Saving Retirement Option Retirement planning is one of the most important financial goals in life of a person. Most of us have heard about Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and (Public Provident Fund) PPF for building retirement corpus but do you know how can you leverage Voluntary Provident Fund (VPF) to add zing to your corpus? What is Voluntary […] Continue reading →

How Standard Deduction would lower tax outgo for Salaried and Pensioners?

Standard Deduction for Salaried and Pensioners Budget 2018 though did not change the broad tax slabs but made some changes in the tax exemptions. One of them was reintroduction of Standard Deduction for salaried and pensioners. From FY 2018-19 (AY 2019-20) all salaried and pensioners would be eligible for standard deduction of Rs 40,000. However, as they say devil lies in […] Continue reading →

Section 80TTB: Senior Citizens can Save Tax on their Interest Income

Section 80TTB - Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens on Interest Income Budget 2018 along with many changes to tax laws also introduced a new Section 80TTB. According to this Senior citizen can claim tax exemption up to Rs 50,000 on interest income from bank/ post office fixed deposit, recurring deposit or savings account.Also, if a senior citizen opts to take advantage of Section 80TTB, he cannot […] Continue reading →

Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme: Excellent Investment for Tax Saving & Regular Income

Senior Citizens Savings Scheme for Regualr Income and Tax Saving Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme (SCSS) is one of the best fixed deposit schemes for Retired Senior Citizens as its safe (backed by Government of India), has assured quarterly payments, gives tax benefit and easy to handle. This post provides details of rules and regulations for SCSS. Who can open SCSS? As the name states, anyone […] Continue reading →