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PF Interest Rate for 2012-2013 Increased

In a move this is good for most salaried people of India, the interest rate on Provident Fund accounts has been increased for the year 2012-2013.Please read on for more details.  Provident Fund (PF) Interest Rate for 2012-2013 The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has … [Read more...]

Higher Provident Fund (PF) Deduction from Your Salary

The Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has come up with a fresh idea: more money should be deducted from your salary for Provident Fund (PF).They have announced this via a circular dated 30 November, 2012. Read on to get the full details, and how it impacts you.  Provident … [Read more...]

E-Passbook Service for Provident Fund Balance – Now Check Your PF Balance Online

The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has recently launched a e-passbook service for PF accounts.Using this feature, you would be able to check your PF accounts online.  What Would the PF E-Passbook Contain Your PF e-Passbook would contain details of all the transaction in … [Read more...]

Your Provident Fund (PF) account balance now available online

Your PF account details including the latest account balance can now be checked online. Read on for more details. … [Read more...]

Provident Fund (PF) interest rate raised to 9.5% – Implications for you

The interest rate on PF has been raised by 1% to 9.5%. Read on for more details, and to know what you should be doing now. … [Read more...]

Provident Fund (PF) and Voluntary Provident Fund (VPF)

Provident Fund (PF) and Voluntary PF (VPF) are two investment avenues that most salaried people invariably encounter. This article explains what PF is, and also talks about Voluntary Contributions to the PF account. Here’s how you can use PF and VPF to create a great base for a great retirement. … [Read more...]

Saving Income Tax – Understanding Section 80C Deductions

This article explains how the deductions under Sec 80C of the Income Tax (IT) Act can help reduce your income tax liability. It also helps you decide where to invest to claim deductions under Sec 80C. … [Read more...]