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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Post Office Interest Rate – FY 2015-16

 

The finance ministry has revised the interest rate for small savings (post office) schemes for the financial year 2015-16. The new rates will come into effect from 1 April 2015.

Interest Table for Post Office Schemes

InstrumentFY-2013-14FY-2014-15Min & Max. Limit
Saving Account4.00%4.00%Rs. 20 for opening
Recurring Deposit (RD)8.30%8.40%Min Rs. 10 per month or any amount multiply by 5
SCSS - Senior Citizen Saving Scheme9.20 %9.20 %Only one Deposit in account in multiply of Rs. 1000 Max Limit 15 Lakh
MIS 5 year8.40%8.40%In Multiply of 1500 Max Limit 4.50 lakh in single a/c & 9.00 lakh in Joint a/c
NSC - 5 Yr8.50 %8.50 %Min Rs. 100 - No max Limit
NSC - 10 Yr8.80 %8.80 %Min Rs. 100 - No max Limit
SCSS - 5 yr9.20 %9.20 %multiply of Rs. 1000 - Max Limit Rs. 15 lakh
Time Deposit - 1 Yr & 2 yr8.20 %8.40 %Min Rs. 200 & in multiply thereof.
Time Deposit 3 Year8.308.40 %Min Rs. 200 & in multiply thereof.
Time Deposit 5 year8.40%8.50 %Min Rs. 200 & in multiply thereof.
PPF - Public Provident Fund8.70 %8.70 %Min Rs. 500 Max Rs. 1 lakh in a financial year
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Recurring Deposit Account (RD)

Any Individual can open this account.

Part withdrawal facility available.

Premature closer allow after 3 years.

Time Deposit

Post office Time Deposit is Fixed Deposit where you put your money for fixed tenor. The interest is compounded Quarterly and paid annually. Any person can open this account. You can also open joint account, or one in minor child holder.

If deposit is withdrawal after one year from the date of deposit, interest will be calculate 1% less.

Minimum Deposit for this account Rs. 200. There is no maximum limit.

Tax Implication

Investment in 5 year Fixed Deposit qualified for section 80C benefit of the Income Tax Act. Interest that you earn is taxable. i.e. If you invest 50,000 in 5 year FD then you can claim 50000 under 80C. Interest on that Investment is taxable.

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4.DSP BlackRock Tax Saver Fund

5.Religare Tax Plan

6.Franklin India TaxShield

7.Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver

8.IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund

9.Axis Tax Saver Fund

10.BNP Paribas Long Term Equity Fund

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3.HDFC TaxSaver

4.DSP BlackRock Tax Saver Fund

5.Religare Tax Plan

6.Franklin India TaxShield

7.Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver

8.IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund

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House Holders Insurance

 

House Holders Insurance - Overview

 

Home insurance, or house-owner/householder insurance as it is also known, is important, and you should purchase one. 

 

Be it a humble hut or a bungalow, rented or owned, it is advisable to insure your house and belongings to guard against unforeseen risks.

 

In addition to protecting your home, the typical home insurance covers your valuable personal property as well. Your personal property could consist of your furniture, clothing, stereo, computer equipment, jewelry etc.
 

 

Your householders' insurance policy provides you with a choice of cover for:

  • The building (structure) of your home, and,
  • The contents or belongings in your home/building

Householders' insurance protects both the structure of a building as well as the belongings in it.

Coverage for natural wear and tear
If you read carefully, insurance companies specifically state that they will not pay for damages caused due to regular wear and tear. Read to know more about coverage.

 

Even if you have purchased the mechanical and electrical breakdown section, the insurance company is not liable to pay for the damages. If you read carefully, insurance companies specifically state that they will not pay for damages caused due to regular wear and tear. The company is liable to pay only for losses or damages arising out of accidental electrical or mechanical breakdown. It will not cover items that are more than 7 to 10 years old and nor will it cover for acts considered willful or due to negligence on your part or the supplier or manufacturer.

Coverage for insured house let out to tenant

 

If you own the building or house, you may purchase the householders' insurance policy for it. In case your tenants want to insure their belongings, they have to purchase a separate policy for their belongings.

 

I live on rent; do I still need home insurance?

If you live on rent, you may not want to purchase insurance for the building. But what about your belongings? The householders' policy covers you for damage or loss of a whole range of household items, such as domestic and electronic appliances.

Can I buy home insurance even if my spouse uses one of the rooms as an office?

No. Homes used for business purposes are not covered under this policy. In such cases, you will need the Merchant Cover Plan to insure your office.

 

Best Tax Saver Mutual Funds or ELSS Mutual Funds for 2015

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6.Franklin India TaxShield

7.Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver

8.BNP Paribas Long Term Equity Fund

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How to save money on every month

 

Money can buy everything. And every month we exploit this attribute of money to the fullest. From hoarding on expensive snacks and unwanted knick knacks to branded apparel and the the zillionth pair of shoes, our indulgences know no bounds. And as if the big weekend spends were not enough, there are petty purchases every day that burn a hole in our pocket even without telling us. These are the 5 things you need to stop wasting money on right now.

Expensive coffee

Low-fat and decaffeinated or a tall mochaccino with whipped cream, coffee choices are dime a dozen. With each new addition on the menu and more and more coffee chains cropping up in the city your tastebuds are tempted to give in to the exorbitant prices charged for a simple cup of coffee.

Bottled Water

The idea of paying for one of the most freely available sources on this planet seems absurd. It may seem like a few bucks at first, but at the end of the week it is nearly the price of a dinner. Although it may not be safe to drink water from contaminated sources you can carry a bottle of water on your way to work or play to stop spending on bottled water.

High mortgage rates

Home loan payments every month can take away a big piece of your earnings. And with high interest rates on your current loan you end up paying more than you should. Interest rates on home loans are dynamic. If you did not research enough while taking your loan there is always the option of transferring you loan to a bank with cheaper rates and increase your savings.

Paying ATM Fees

The ATM usage rule is loud and clear. If you use an ATM from a bank that's not your own more than three times, you will often be charged a fee by that bank. And sometimes even your own bank can charge you for transactions over five times. The small fee is a wasteful expense and can add up to a big number at the end of the month. All it takes is a little effort to walk to an ATM of your own bank.

Impromptu Lunch

Weekdays keep you on your toes and making your own lunch means planning ahead. No wonder why ordering food online seems to be the workplace norm. While there may be offers that attract you to buy more food at a cheaper prices, in the long run it is both affecting your health and your bank balance. Home-cooked meals are not just cheaper, but also healthier since you can control their hygienic preparation.

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1. BNP Paribas Long Term Equity Fund

2. Axis Tax Saver Fund

3. IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund

4. ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund

5. Religare Tax Plan

6. Franklin India TaxShield

7. DSP BlackRock Tax Saver Fund

8. Birla Sun Life Tax Relief 96

9. Reliance Tax Saver (ELSS) Fund

10. HDFC TaxSaver

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3. IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund

4. ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund

5. Religare Tax Plan

6. Franklin India TaxShield

7. DSP BlackRock Tax Saver Fund

8. Birla Sun Life Tax Relief 96

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4. ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund

5. Religare Tax Plan

6. Franklin India TaxShield

7. DSP BlackRock Tax Saver Fund

8. Birla Sun Life Tax Relief 96

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Use Electronic Verification Code (EVC) Instead of ITR-V Sign for Income Tax Return e-filing

 

Electronic Verification Code (EVC) to e-verify Income Tax Returns

Government is trying hard to go green but the necessity of sending signed ITR-V form to Bangalore was becoming an obstacle to make e-filing process completely paperless. Digital Signature has already been mandated for the companies to file and verify their returns but individuals were given an option to sign the physical copy of ITR-V and send it to CPC, Bangalore.

 

Government has come out with the Electronic Verification Code for verifying the income tax return to get rid of this last piece of paper and make the e-filing process completely paperless. Now, you just have to put an EVC after filing your return and you are done with e-filing, no need to send signed ITR-V to CPC, Bangalore within 120 days' time frame.

What is Electronic Verification Code (EVC)?

Electronic Verification Code (EVC) is a 10 digits alpha numeric code to verify your income tax return and can be generated via various methods. Let's see the features and usage of Electronic Verification code to e-verify your income tax return.

  • EVC is a 10 digit alpha numeric code which would verify the identity of the person filing the income tax return.
  • The EVC could be used to verify ITR 1 (Sahaj) / ITR 2 / ITR 2A / ITR 3 / ITR 4 /ITR 4S (Sugam).
  • EVC would be unique and can be used only with the PAN of the person furnishing the income tax return. This means one EVC for one PAN.
  • One EVC can be used to validate only one ITR whether it is original or revised return.
  • The EVC remains valid for 72 hours but can be generated various times through various modes.
  • In case the tax returns are already filed or uploaded, the verification needs to be done within 120 days of filing of return.

Important Note:

1. If the Taxpayers Total Income is greater than 5 lakhs or if there is refund, Taxpayers are provided with only one option "EVC – Through Net Banking"

2. "EVC – to Registered Email Id and Mobile Number" option would be available for taxpayer whose Total income is Less than 5 Lakhs and there is no Refund.

How to Generate Electronic Verification Code (EVC)?

CBDT has notified four methods to generate Electronic Verification Code (EVC). Before proceeding to generate EVC please ensure that the mobile number and email address registered with the CBDT is accessible by you.

1. Generate EVC through e-filing website

I consider this as the simplest method because you just need to click few buttons and you will get EVC on your mobile and registered email.

But this method is only available if your salary income is up to Rs.5 lacs and you are not claiming any tax refunds.

  • Simply login to your account with PAN number as user id and your password.
  • Click on the e-file tab and select Generate EVC as shown in the image below:
  • You would then receive EVC on your registered mobile number as well on your registered email address.

Generate-EVC-on-efiling-website

  • Put the code in the box on the screen and the process of e-filing gets completed.

2. Generate EVC through Linking Aadhaar Card with PAN

Before generating EVC through Aadhaar Card, make sure that your mobile number should be registered with your aadhaar. (I faced this problem generating EVC).

 
How to link your aadhaar with PAN?

After login, you would see "Profile Settings" Tab besides downloads. Click on it and a drop-down menu would appear, select Link Aadhaar with PAN.

You would then be presented with the image as shown below:

Link-Aadhar-with-PAN

Fill in the required details and click on Link Now to complete the process.

Next Step would be to generate EVC and for that you have to select "I would like to generate Aadhaar OTP to e-Verify my return" at the time of e-verifying your tax return.

3. Generate EVC through Bank ATM (Automatic Teller Machine)

For this option you have to use the ATM card of the bank which is registered with the IT department. You can generate EVC by selecting "generate EVC for ITR filing" appears on the ATM Screen. The EVC would be sent to your registered mobile number with Bank.

4. Generate EVC through Net Banking Facility

Generating EVC using Net Banking requires you to route your process of e-filing through the bank which is registered with IT Department. You would have to login into your net banking account and seek the redirection to income tax e-filing website where you can generate EVC. The EVC would be sent to your registered mobile number with Bank.

This option requires a valid PAN to be linked with your Bank account as per KYC norms and ITR should be for same PAN number.

Update: The banks which provide EVC Generation facility as of now are – Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Axis Bank Ltd, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, City Union Bank Ltd, Corporation Bank-Corporate Banking, Corporation Bank-Retail Banking, Dena Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Rank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India and Vijaya Bank

How to use Electronic Verification Code (EVC) to verify Income Tax Return?

Electronic Verification Code (EVC) for e-verification process of Income Tax Return can be used while:

  1. Uploading of Return using Net Banking
  2. Uploading of Return without using Net Banking
  3. For already Uploaded Return

1. In case you are Uploading Tax Return without using Net Banking than as soon as you are finished with uploading of return, a screen having following options would popup:

  • Option-1 – "I already have an EVC and I would like to Submit EVC"
  • Option-2 – "I do not have an EVC and I would like to generate an EVC"
  • Option-3 – "I would like to generate Aadhaar OTP to e-Verify my return"
  • Option-4 – "I would like to e-Verify later! I would like to send ITR-V"

You can use any one of the above options (1 to 3) to e-verify your Income Tax Return and download the Acknowledgement (No Further action required).

Option 1 requires you to put the EVC you have already generated and then download the Acknowledgement (No Further action required).

Option 2 requires you to generate EVC either through AMT or E-filing website.

Option 3 would use generating EVC through Aadhaar Card (As described above).

Option 4 would means you don't want to use the new method of EVC and would like to go with the old method of ITR-V signing and sending it to CPC Bangalore.

2. In case you have routed to e-filing website through net banking account then after you finish uploading tax return three options would be shown on your screen:

  • Option-1 – "I would like to e-Verify my return now"
  • Option-2 – "I would like to generate Aadhaar OTP to e-Verify my return"
  • Option-3 – "I would like to e-Verify later! I would like to send ITR-V"

You can use any one of the above options (1 and 2) to e-verify your Income Tax Return and download the Acknowledgement (No Further action required).

Option 1 would simply need you to confirm the verification of ITR by clicking on "Continue" button. Download the Acknowledgement (No further action is required).

Option 2 remains same as in above case and ECV would be sent to your registered mobile number.

Option 3 would be old method of ITR-V signing.

3. Verification of Already Uploaded Returns requires you to verify them within 120 days of submission or uploading by following below mentioned steps:

  • Login to your income tax e-filing website.
  • Click on e-file button and select e-verify in the drop-down menu.

everify-income-tax-return

  • List of all the ITRs which are pending for e-verification will be displayed.
  • Click on the e-verify link as shown in the image

everify-ITR

  • You would be directed to the screen with three options to e-verify your tax return.

Options-for-EVC-and-everfication-of-Income-tax-returns

  • Select any of the options to complete the e-verification process of Income Tax Return.

EVC-verified-ITR-verified

 

Update: Vide Notification no. F.No. 2251141/2015/ITA.II dated 20th July, 2015 CBDT has allowed validation of previous years tax return through EVC. Here previous year refers to the belated tax returns pertaining to Assessment Year 2013-14 and 2014-15 filed without digital signature. The time limit of submission of ITR-V for both the above mentioned assessment years has already been extended to 31st October, 2015 and the same time limit applies to validation through Electronic Verification Code (EVC).

Best Tax Saver Mutual Funds or ELSS Mutual Funds for 2015

1. BNP Paribas Long Term Equity Fund

2. Axis Tax Saver Fund

3. IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund

4. ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund

5. Religare Tax Plan

6. Franklin India TaxShield

7. DSP BlackRock Tax Saver Fund

8. Birla Sun Life Tax Relief 96

9. Reliance Tax Saver (ELSS) Fund

10. HDFC TaxSaver

Invest Rs 1,50,000 and Save Tax under Section 80C. Get Good Returns by Investing in ELSS Mutual Funds Online

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