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Budget FY 2018-19 – Tax on Salary

The Union Budget for FY 2018-19 was tabled in the Parliament by the Finance Minister of India on 01-Feb-2018. Here are the key proposals related to computation of tax on salary which payroll managers need to consider for FY 2018-19. 1. Tax slabs remain the same The tax rates for salaried employees below 60 years […]

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SBI Lending Rates for Loan Perquisite Calculation – 2017-18

State Bank of India (SBI) has published the reference lending rates for the purpose of loan perquisite calculation for the financial year 2017-18. You can find the SBI rates as on 01-Apr-2017 here. SBI provides reference rates for different types of loan (home loan, car loan etc.). Employers should use the correct reference rate for the […]

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On fake receipts, forged signatures and travelling at the speed of light

April is a relaxed month for payroll folks like us. A much needed quiet period after the hustle and bustle of the last quarter (Jan to Mar) when we put in significant efforts for year-end activities such as investment proof scrutiny and income tax finalization. Pouring over rent receipts, home-loan interest certificates, leave travel bills […]

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Reduction in PF administrative charges

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has reduced the PF administrative charges with effect from 01-Apr-2017. You can read the gazette notification here. The highlights of the notification are as follows. 1. The EPF administrative charge shall be 0.65% of the total PF wage from 01-Apr-2017. The earlier administrative charge was 0.85% (until 31-Mar-2017). Consequently, […]

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Reporting landlord & housing-loan lender PAN in the fourth quarter Form No. 24Q

Reporting landlord & housing-loan lender PAN in the fourth quarter Form No. 24Q

Currently, employees who wish to avail HRA exemption are required to submit the PAN of their landlord(s) to their employer if the aggregate rent payment exceeds Rs 1 lakh in a year. Until FY 2015-16, employers were not required to submit information on landlord PAN to the Income Tax Department. This changed in FY 2016-17. […]

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