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Tax E-filing websites now offering professional advice too

E-filing websites now offering professional advice too

The surge in e-filing has also helped the growth of a number of efiling websites because even though e-filing has seen a sharp rise, experts point out that many people remain unsure about the laws and the actual procedure.

Filing tax returns via apps has its advantages: Annie Mathew

Tax apps use the same encryption that banks use to send and receive information. They also offer frequent updates against potential threats, writes ANNIE MATTHEW, Director, Alliances and Business Development, BlackBerry India.
Insurance Provide correct information to insurer to ease claim settlement

Provide correct information to insurer to ease claim settlement

A claim can be rejected for various reasons, like non-disclosures, partial disclosures, wrongful disclosures or fraudulent claims.
Smart Spending Auto Bild gives tips to choose the right helmet for yourself

Auto Bild gives tips to choose the right helmet for yourself

A helmet is the most essential safety equipment for a two-wheeler rider. With a wide variety available, Auto Bild tells you how to choose the right one.

Value for money products: Featuring Sennheiser G4me One, CYGNETT iPad Air cases and more

New products to help you zero in on those that could offer value for money. Featuring Sennheiser G4me One, CYGNETT iPad Air cases and more.
Query Corner Money Today experts answer personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries -
Investment Why it is the right time to invest in 'high beta stocks'

Why it is the right time to invest in 'high beta stocks'

Beta shows the relationship between the movement of a stock and the overall market. A beta higher than one means the stock rises more than the market in bullish conditions and slips more when markets are falling.

Why financial planners are still best bet for investment advice

We tell you about some drawbacks of online calculators and why they are just guiding tools and not a substitute for advice given by financial planners.

Multi-asset funds good way to diversify risk, earn decent returns

It is difficult to always choose the right asset for investing as it is rare for all assets to deliver decent gains in a given period. Multi-asset funds, which invest in different assets and increase/decrease allocation according to the prospects of each, can be a solution to this problem.

Don't lose sight of risks involved when investing in small-cap stocks

One big reason for investing in a small-cap stock is that most investors are on the lookout for the next great growth company such as Infosys during its early years. Small-cap stocks can give huge returns. But investors must not lose sight of the risks involved.

Sell in May, buy in October: Does the stock market adage work in India?

"Sell in May and go away, come back on St Leger's Day", is an old stock market adage. The theory has had limited success in India, but experts say it might work if the elections bring in a stable government.
Stocks 13 stocks that have been rising for the past 10 years. Will they continue?

13 stocks that have been rising for the past 10 years. Will they continue?

Of all the companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, only 13 have given positive returns in all years since 2004. However, the key question is whether these 'Fabulous 13' be able to sustain this run?

Stock watch: Tata Elxsi among top gainers in past 6 months with return of 183 per cent

Tata Elxsi is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of 183 per cent.

Experts say Ranbaxy acquisition positive for Sun Pharma shareholders

Experts says Ranbaxy deal is excellent for Sun Pharma. It will be a big boost to the investment morale in the domestic market. It will help Sun Pharma establish full spectrum presence, both therapeutically and geographically.
Mutual Fund Mutual fund watch: Franklin India Taxshield has a three-year annualised return of 9.39pc

Mutual fund watch: Franklin India Taxshield has a three-year annualised return of 9.39pc

Franklin India Taxshield has a three-year annualised return of 9.39 per cent, compared with the benchmark's 4.62 per cent.

Tax saving funds best performing fund category in past one year

Tax saving funds have emerged as the best performing fund category with over 21% average return in the one-year period to 16 April 2014.
Banking Best Banks to buy education, auto, home loans from

Best Banks to buy education, auto, home loans from

Are you scouting for a loan to buy a house, a car or for your child's education? Here are the best deals on offer from public and private sector lenders.
Real Estate Things to keep in mind before giving a house on rent

Things to keep in mind before giving a house on rent

Most people will agree that giving a house on rent is not an easy task. It could become a serious headache if not handled properly. Money Today discusses points that a person should keep in mind while giving his house on rent so that he can avoid hassles later.
Editors Note Money Today Executive Editor introduces May 2014 issue

Money Today Executive Editor introduces May 2014 issue

If you happen to get an overseas call and are willing to pack your bags, there are a few financial issues you must attend to before you board the flight, writes Money Today Executive Editor Sarbajeet K Sen.
Talk Back Money Today readers' feedback on the magazine's coverage

Money Today readers' feedback on the magazine's coverage

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Perspective Recent personal finance rulings which can affect you

Recent personal finance rulings which can affect you

The EPFO is planning to make all payments to its beneficiaries through electronic mode from September; from next year, tax-payers will no longer need to send the hard copy of ITR V to the Bangalore head office after e-filling of return and more.

EPFO move for common PF account number to rescue employees

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation plans to provide a universal account number to its subscribers from October. It will help millions of subscribers deal with the problem of multiple accounts and fund transfer from one account to another during every job change.

Sebi seeks more disclosures from mutual fund houses

Sebi has asked fund houses to give area-wise break-up of the asset under management on a monthly basis instead of quarterly.

Irda imposes Rs 1.77 cr penalty on Reliance Life

In a 37-page order, Irda has made around 47 charges against the company. Under one of the charges it has levied a penalty of Rs 25 lakh stating that "group insurance policies death claims are settled in favour of the master policy holder as against the beneficiaries..."

Third-party motor insurance cover more costly now

Insurance regulator Irda has raised the premium rates by 20% for private cars and by 10% for two-wheelers.

RBI panel bats for softer retail loan terms

A working group set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on pricing of credit has said that interest rates on existing floating loans need not rise or fall with every change in the base rate of banks.