Taxpayer Alert! 5 investment, tax tasks to complete by July 31

If you have not completed your investment and tax tasks for FY 2019-20 yet, it is time to hurry up as there is very little time left to do so.

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Income Tax Return filing date extended again! Check new deadline for AY 2019-20

Income Tax Return filing: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the last date for filing ITR for AYU 2019-20 (FY 2018-19).

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National Pension System: Made contribution during extended period? Your NPS a/c may still be freezed!

The confusion with the contributions for NPS during the extended period is still prevailing and it has to be seen what steps the PFRDA and NPS Trust take to make things clear.

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Mutual Fund for Minors: How to keep MF folio active after minor turns major – AMFI guidelines

A Mutual Fund (MF) folio may be opened on behalf of a minor by a guardian, who should either be a natural guardian (i.e. father or mother) or a legal guardian appointed by the court.

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New Gurugram: A hotspot for residential and commercial realty in Delhi-NCR

New Gurugram started gaining prominence ever since the delivery of residential projects that started around 2014-15.

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AITUC seeks Labour Minister intervention against alleged malafide campaign to reduce EPF interest rate

The AITUC shot off a letter to Gangwar on July 29, after a report suggested that there were withdrawals to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore in April-June this year during the coronavirus-related lockdown.

Earlier this year, the government allowed EPFO subscribers to withdraw money from the EPF accounts under the COVID-19 provision.

Looking for safety & high returns? Scripbox launches Principal Protection and Growth Plan – Check details

The Plan offers risk mitigation and liquidity with the principal in liquid funds, and growth through the earnings of liquid funds invested in index funds.

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Rent or Buy? More than 90% people want to own a home: JLL’s Homebuyer Survey

Economic uncertainty and rising stock market volatility is positioning real estate as the preferred asset class for investments in India.

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Amid Covid gloom, property sales rise in Noida, Greater Noida in April-June 2020

The real estate sector in Delhi NCR was severely impacted by the pandemic as property enquiries, sales, new launches, and the ongoing construction work came to a sudden halt and failed to pick up ami

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Bank deposits, cash in circulation surge in 1H20, credit offtake takes a beating

Even though some amount of risk aversion was being witnessed in the market earlier, the credit offtake has taken a severe beating with the onset of COVID-19.

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Are ultra HNIs in India excessively taxed? Find out

Various proposals have recently been made, including by a group of Indian Revenue Services (IRS) officers, to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), suggesting an increase in personal income tax ra

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Fixed deposit options with yield above 7%! Invest for better returns than bank FDs

The company fixed deposit is an alternative investment option with higher yield than bank fixed deposits.

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Parliamentary committee to seek unemployment insurance for most of unorganised sector workers

The second labour commission had also mooted such a proposal for the unorganised sector workers including the construction workers and self-employed workers.

A fund can be created by the government in which the insured person will contribute on a monthly basis and the government will also chip in.

ESIC increases monetary grant paid to pregnant women to Rs 7,500

The final notification will be issued after considering suggestions or objections from the stakeholders who have been given 30-day time for feedback.

The ESIC Board had given its approval to enhance the limit in its meeting in February this year.

Currently, about 98% of our sales are paperless: Mayank Bathwal, CEO, Aditya Birla Health Insurance

In the present scenario, medical tests are not feasible either because people are not willing to go for it owing to their safety or because of lockdown in many parts of the country.

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Income Tax Return Filing: Filing ITR? Make sure to check your latest Form 26AS first — here’s why

The improved Form 26AS includes information on certain cash transactions, investment in shares, bonds or mutual funds, credit card bills, purchase of foreign currency and purchase/ sale of immovable p

This information is also provided to the taxpayer in Form 26AS so that it can be used for making correct disclosures in the ITR.

Your Queries – Mutual Funds: Equities deliver higher inflation-adjusted returns over the long run

Equities are more volatile than most asset classes, and returns are not assured as is the case with bank FDs, with even a possibility of loss of capital invested.

Health Insurance: Arogya Sanjeevani, Corona Kavach Policy now as group cover, too

As the policy covers Covid-19, this standard group policy will be useful to various private and public establishments for covering the medical needs of their employees.

Arogya Sanjeevani covers the hospitalisation treatment costs of Covid–19.

COVID-19 & awareness: Life insurance industry sees surge in critical illness cover along with term plans

To further boost their healthcare shield against any serious illness, policyholders have been buying critical illness riders along with term plans in the last few months.

Term plans are pure protection plans offered by life insurance companies.

Dearness Allowance, arrears not paid! These state govt employees, pensioners to launch protest next month

Government employees and pensioners in Punjab on Tuesday announced to launch protests against the state government over their demands

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ESIC Health Insurance Scheme: Central govt proposes to increase confinement expenses from Rs 5000 to Rs 7500

The Central government has proposed to increase confinement (maternity) expenses paid to an insured woman or an insured person for his wife under ESIC's health insurance scheme to Rs 7,500 from Rs 5,0

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Looking for a Covid-19-specific cover? Clear your doubts on Corona Kavach, Rakshak before applying

Getting a comprehensive health insurance policy is quite expensive and may also not serve the purpose due to a longer waiting period compared to a Corona-specific plan.

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Central Government Employee? Clarification issued on regularization of absence during COVID-19 lockdown

The government has issued clarification on regularization of absence of Central Government employees during COVID-19 lockdown period.

Haven’t filed your ITR yet? Relax! July 31 isn’t the due date this year

Fund crunch due to Covid-19 relief expenses and lower tax collections, may be a reason for delaying the uploading of some ITR Forms, so that tax refunds may be postponed.

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Home loans made easier, safer – PNB Housing Finance launches online application and verification platform

PNB Housing Finance has launched Ace - an innovative digital customer onboarding platform, which will facilitate easier and safer approval and disbursal of loans with a minimal physical interface. It

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43% buyers of Corona Kavach health plan in 18-30 age group : Max Bupa survey

Corona Kavach plan is the Covid Standard Health Policy and has one Basic mandatory cover and One Optional Cover.

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Housing sales plummet by 79%, new launches by 81% in Q2 2020

Hit hard by the demand slump in the residential segment as well as dampening consumer confidence, housing sales and new launches declined significantly in the country’s eight prime residential marke

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