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Opinion: The EPF Tax And Other Personal Finance Issues

As far as the personal finance community is concerned, the entire discourse on Budget 2016 has been hijacked by the storm surrounding the proposed taxation of withdrawals from Employees Provident Fund and providing an exemption to 40 per cent of the NPS corpus withdrawn. The issue can be explained like this: in the case of the Employees Provident Fund, both ... Read More »

Opinion: How Will The Budget Impact Your Provident Fund? – By Manoj Nagpal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his third Budget proposed substantive changes to the Employee Provident Fund. In fact, changes to provident fund started even before the Budget. It’s important to know how these changes will affect your provident fund and whether you need to take any specific action. There is a lot of confusion around the proposed changes, but the ... Read More »

Opinion: Modi Declared It An Exam. ‘Must Try Better’ Is His Grade – By Shashi Tharoor

This is a political budget. The government has at last discovered the virtues of attending to the needs of the agriculture sector and the rural poor, but this has more to do with upcoming state elections than with a coherent economic vision. Between sending reassuring signals to the ratings agencies abroad by announcing that it will stick to its previously-declared ... Read More »