How to maximize tax benefits on a joint home loan

Generally all of us think that taking a loan to buy a residential property is not a good idea and so, they start saving some amount from their monthly income into recurring investment or a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) offered by mutual funds. But the financial planners recommend that for … Continue reading

Latest fixed deposit interest rates in India 2015

Latest fixed deposit interest rates in India 2015 – ICICI, HDFC, Axis bank revised rates: Leading private banks HDFC bank and ICICI bank has reduced the fixed deposit interest rates by 0.25% for amount more than 1 crore. The effective interest rate will come down from 8.25% to 8% for deposited … Continue reading

No change in rate of Service Tax from 1 April 2015

Clarification- No change in rate of Service Tax Finance bill, 2015 has proposed to increase effective rate of Service Tax from 12.36% to 14%. It is wrongly reported in some quarters that the effective date of change in rate of Service Tax is 1st April, 2015. It is hereby clarified … Continue reading

2nd and 4th Saturday of the month will be Bank holiday

Discussions were held between the Indian Banks’ Association representing Managements of Banks and  the authorized representatives of Workmen Unions and Officers’ Association, on wage revision for officers in banks on 23.02.2015 at Mumbai. After holding several rounds of discussions. The parties have mutually agreed as under: The wage revision will … Continue reading

Govt relaunches Kisan Vikas Patra investment scheme

In view of popular demand, the government will on Tuesday relaunch saving instrument Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), wherein the invested money will get doubled in 8 years and 4 months. The KVP will not only provide safe and secure investment avenues to the small investors but will also help in … Continue reading

PPF rate of interest is 8.7 per cent with effect from April 1, 2013

  The Reserve Bank on Thursday notified a 0.1 per cent reduction each in interest rates on the Public Provident Fund (PPF) and the Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS), to be effective from the financial year beginning April 1. The rate of interest on PPF has been lowered from 8.8 … Continue reading

Section 80TTA Deduction – Interest on deposits in savings account is exempt from tax

Deduction in respect of interest on deposits in savings account (Section 80TTA): Section 80TTA has been introduced from this Financial Year [2012-13] and it allows to an Individual or HUF from his gross total income if it includes any income by way of interest on deposits (not being time deposits) … Continue reading