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EPFO says it will stick to 8.65% rate for FY19

NEW DELHI: The labour ministry and Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) are sticking to the 8.65% return proposed by the retirement savings body’s board of trustees, citing adequate reserves and the Narendra Modi government’s pre-poll political backing to the plan. The finance ministry has objected to the proposal for increasing the payout for 2018-19 to […]

Amendment no Aadhaar for mobile wallet firms

MUMBAI: The amendment to the Aadhaar Act passed by Parliament on Tuesday seems to have brought little respite for Paytm, Ola Money and PhonePe, mobile-wallet businesses that are weighed down by costs of verifying customers manually. The latest Aadhaar amendment allows banks to open accounts using Aadhaar as a non-binding document for customer verification using […]

UPI transactions fall 6% in May

BENGALURU: Payments made through the Unified Payments Interface, an interbank fund transfer system, have fallen 6% month-on-month in May against April, the second consecutive decline in terms of number of transactions. As per the data shared by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), UPI transactions reached 733 million in May, as against 781 million […]

Filing ITR-1 this year? You must know about these changes

If you are filing ITR-1 this year, then there are several procedural changes you must know about. Being aware of these changes will make it easier for you to file your income tax return. Here are the changes that you must know. Addition of new tab for section 80GGA This year in the online form […]

Govt probes I-T and GST mismatch in crackdown against evaders

NEW DELHI: Back in office, the Modi government is set to take up the next stage of action against tax evasion and money laundering with data analysis helping detect thousands of overstated goods and services tax (GST) claims that don’t match up with income tax returns. Action against these entities, which might be the first […]

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