Public Provident Fund

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#FinancialBytes: Major changes to PPF rules you should know about

02 Mar 2020

#FinancialBytes: Major changes to PPF rules you should know about

The Public Provident Fund (PPF) is one of the most-preferred long-term tax-saving investment options.

Investing in Provident Funds? Here's how much you can earn

11 Sep 2019

Investing in Provident Funds? Here's how much you can earn

Public Provident Fund, popularly known as PPF scheme, is a long-term savings scheme, launched by the National Savings Institute (Government of India) in 1968.

#FinancialBytes: List of documents needed to file Income Tax returns

16 Jul 2019

#FinancialBytes: List of documents needed to file Income Tax returns

July 31, 2019 is the last date to file Income tax returns for FY 2018-19.

#FinancialBytes: All about Public Provident Fund, its features, tax benefits

09 Apr 2019

#FinancialBytes: All about Public Provident Fund, its features, tax benefits

In India, the Public Provident Fund (PPF) is one of the most preferred long term tax-saving investment options for both salaried as well as non-salaried individuals.

#FinancialBytes: How to open a PPF account

25 Feb 2019

#FinancialBytes: How to open a PPF account

Public Provident Fund, popularly known as the PPF scheme, is a long-term savings scheme, launched by the National Savings Institute, Government of India, in 1968.

#FinancialBytes: Opening PPF account for minors? Here's all about it

06 Dec 2018

#FinancialBytes: Opening PPF account for minors? Here's all about it

The Public Provident Fund (PPF) is one of the most-preferred long-term tax-saving investment options for both salaried and non-salaried individuals.

Small savings rate hiked by Modi government: Details here

20 Sep 2018

Small savings rate hiked by Modi government: Details here

On Thursday, the Modi government announced new interest rates for small savings schemes, including the National Savings Certificate (NSC), and the Public Provident Fund (PPF).

Govt hikes interest rate on small savings by upto 0.4%

20 Sep 2018

Govt hikes interest rate on small savings by upto 0.4%

The government has raised interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, by up to 0.4% for the third quarter of the financial year 2018-19, starting October 1 and ending on December 31, 2018, in line with rising deposit rates in the banks.

6 common financial mistakes we make, but should avoid

15 Aug 2018

6 common financial mistakes we make, but should avoid

Each one of us aspires to smartly manage our finances. But, quite often we end up making some extremely common financial mistakes, which can be easily avoided.

#FinancialBytes: Top 5 investment options for best returns

09 Aug 2018

#FinancialBytes: Top 5 investment options for best returns

Investing money in a safe investment option that offers high returns with minimal risks goes a long way in ensuring your long term financial security.

#FinancialBytes: 10 Documents you need while filing your I-T Return

03 Aug 2018

#FinancialBytes: 10 Documents you need while filing your I-T Return

Notably, the deadline for filing of Income Tax Return for the FY 2017-18 has been extended to August 1.

6 common financial mistakes we make, but should avoid

18 Jul 2018

6 common financial mistakes we make, but should avoid

Each one of us aspires to smartly manage our finances. But, quite often we end up making some extremely common financial mistakes, which can be easily avoided.

#FinancialBytes: 10 Documents you need while filing your I-T Return

10 Jul 2018

#FinancialBytes: 10 Documents you need while filing your I-T Return

The deadline for filing of Income Tax Return for the FY 2017-18, i.e. July 31, 2018, is approaching fast.

#FinancialBytes: PPF or Mutual Fund: Which is better for investment?

03 Jul 2018

#FinancialBytes: PPF or Mutual Fund: Which is better for investment?

Both Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Mutual Funds (MFs) rank among the most popular investment avenues of today's investment world.

#FinancialBytes: 10 Documents you need while filing your I-T Return

16 Jun 2018

#FinancialBytes: 10 Documents you need while filing your I-T Return

The deadline for filing of Income Tax Return for the FY 2017-18, i.e. July 31, 2018, is approaching fast.

#FinancialBytes: 6 common financial mistakes we make, but should avoid

30 May 2018

#FinancialBytes: 6 common financial mistakes we make, but should avoid

Each one of us aspires to smartly manage our finances. But, quite often we end up making some extremely common financial mistakes, which can be easily avoided.

#FinancialBytes: Best investment options for those who earn Rs. 1L

29 Apr 2018

#FinancialBytes: Best investment options for those who earn Rs. 1L

Creating wealth by making investments and earning good returns is essential for anyone as earning money isn't always enough these days to fund one's financial goals.

#FinancialBytes: Best investment options for those who earn Rs. 1L

18 Apr 2018

#FinancialBytes: Best investment options for those who earn Rs. 1L

Creating wealth by making investments and earning good returns is essential for anyone as earning money isn't always enough these days to fund one's financial goals.

Filling tax returns: 6 things to do before March 31

14 Mar 2018

Filling tax returns: 6 things to do before March 31

There are two weeks left to file income tax returns for the past financial year. The deadline is March 31.

EPFO to announce provident-fund interest today: Here's all about it

21 Feb 2018

EPFO to announce provident-fund interest today: Here's all about it

The Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) is going to announce the provident fund interest rate for its five crore subscribers for 2017-18 after a meeting of its highest decision-maker, Central Board of Trustees (CBT).

Govt proposes allowing premature closing of PPF accounts

14 Feb 2018

Govt proposes allowing premature closing of PPF accounts

In what could benefit lakhs, the government has proposed allowing premature closure of small savings schemes, including the public provident fund (PPF).

Interest on small savings schemes down by 0.2 percentage points

28 Dec 2017

Interest on small savings schemes down by 0.2 percentage points

The government has slashed interest rates on small savings schemes like National Savings Certificate (NSC), Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and Public Provident Fund (PPF) by 0.2 percentage points for January-March'18.

Aadhaar now needed for availing food under National Nutrition Mission

22 Dec 2017

Aadhaar now needed for availing food under National Nutrition Mission

The scope of Aadhaar has been extended more. The ID will now be required for children accessing food under the National Nutrition Mission.

SC extends Aadhaar-linking deadline to all services to March 31

15 Dec 2017

SC extends Aadhaar-linking deadline to all services to March 31

The SC has extended the deadline for linking of Aadhaar to all government schemes till March 31, a week after the Center said it is willing to make the change.

Aadhaar-SIM linking deadline may get extended to March'18

14 Dec 2017

Aadhaar-SIM linking deadline may get extended to March'18

After extending the deadlines for linking PAN and bank accounts to Aadhaar, the Centre has requested the SC to allow the same for mobile-Aadhaar linking too.

Centre takes back December 31 deadline for Aadhaar-bank account linking

13 Dec 2017

Centre takes back December 31 deadline for Aadhaar-bank account linking

The Centre has revoked the December 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar to bank accounts. The new deadline is March 31, 2018, or six months from the date of commencement of the account, whichever is later.

Save the maximum tax under Income-Tax Sections 80C, 80CCD, 80D

12 Dec 2017

Save the maximum tax under Income-Tax Sections 80C, 80CCD, 80D

December is here, and taxpayers are in a rush to utilize tax deductions to the fullest, invest in various tax-saving instruments, and submit these proofs to employers.

How to ensure that your Aadhaar is not being misused

10 Dec 2017

How to ensure that your Aadhaar is not being misused

The Centre has mandated Aadhaar for authentication to avail a lot of services even as many flagged concerns over privacy and misuse of Aadhaar.

ICICI Bank customers can now open PPF-account sitting at home

08 Dec 2017

ICICI Bank customers can now open PPF-account sitting at home

India's largest private bank ICICI Bank has introduced a fully-digital service to enable its customers to open a Public Provident Fund (PPF) online.

Centre extends date for Aadhaar-PAN linking to March 31

08 Dec 2017

Centre extends date for Aadhaar-PAN linking to March 31

A day after submitting to the SC that it will extend the deadlines for Aadhaar, the Centre has confirmed the last date for Aadhaar-PAN linking is now March 31.

Centre to extend deadline for mandatory Aadhaar-linking to March 31

07 Dec 2017

Centre to extend deadline for mandatory Aadhaar-linking to March 31

The Centre has told the SC that it will extend the deadline for linking Aadhaar to various schemes, including bank accounts, to March 31, 2018.

Aadhaar linkage deadlines: Know the complete list

12 Nov 2017

Aadhaar linkage deadlines: Know the complete list

With each passing day, Aadhaar is becoming more and more important as the government has mandated linking of Aadhaar cards for various services, especially in the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) sector.

Aadhaar now compulsory for post office deposits, PPF, NSC, KVP

06 Oct 2017

Aadhaar now compulsory for post office deposits, PPF, NSC, KVP

Continuing its big push for Aadhaar, the Centre has now made the 12-digit unique identification number mandatory for all post office deposits, Public Provident Fund, National Savings Certificate, and Kisan Vikas Patra.

Filing income tax returns: Don't forget these five interest payments

19 Jul 2017

Filing income tax returns: Don't forget these five interest payments

There are just over 10 days left to file your income tax returns. But you should be very careful while filing them. People often miss out on important details in hurry.