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5 financial tasks to do when a parent dies

Goodbyes are the hardest when they are final. It’s worse if it involves one of your parents. The heartbreak is probably lesser in intensity only to that of your surviving parent, the spouse who is left grappling with a crippling emotional void at the fag end of life. Yet, it is critical to take a financial reality check and you, as progeny, are the best suited to do it. Taking stock of the finances is an overwhelming task and it’s easy to be stumped by the maze of formalities.

Apply For a Passport At A Post Office

86 post offices have already started work so that people can apply for passports there, Shashi Tharoor said. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who led a 15-member delegation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs here, today stated that passports could be applied from post offices shortly. During their stay in the city, the parliamentary committee members visited the Amritsar Passport office, where Tharoor interacted with passport seekers besides holding discussions with the officials at the passport office.

Banks Asked To Update ATM Software To Prevent 'WannaCry' Cyberattack

The RBI asked banks to put in place a software update at automated teller machines to prevent their systems from a malware that has attacked payment systems across the world. The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to follow the instructions of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a government organisation, to prevent attack by ransomware ‘WannaCry’ which has impacted various IT networks in over 150 countries. CERT-In has come out with a list of dos and don’ts and webcast on how to protect networks from the global ransomware attack.

GST basics: 7 misconceptions cleared

he rumour mills have gone on an overdrive mode since the launch of GST. Here’s a reality check by ET Wealth for both GST supporters and its detractors. Now it’s one nation one tax Myth : Since GST will replace all other taxes on all goods and services, we are in a single tax regime. Reality : Though this was the original idea, petroleum products—petrol, diesel—are still outside GST’s ambit and, therefore, their tax rates vary significantly across states.

Get 224 GB For Rs. 509:Jio Releases New Offers

As Reliance Jio’s promotional offers - Jio Summer Surprise and Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan - will expire for most users this month, the telecom operator has launched a new offer that provides customers up to 224 GB of 4G data along with other freebies. This comes as part of Reliance Jio’s aggressive push to gain market share from entrenched players like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone. Jio’s new offer replaces its recharge packs priced Rs.

Government may hike BHIM referral bonus from Rs 10 to Rs 25

Banks and the National Payments Corporation of India have asked the finance ministry to increase the referral bonus on payments app BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) since it has failed to attract consumers. The government is considering the request and may announce revised incentives soon. Any person who refers BHIM to another gets Rs 10 as an incentive and the person who starts using it gets Rs 25 as an initiating cashback.

Income Tax Department has launched a massive hunt for black money

The massive hunt for undeclared cash launched across the country post demonetisation has revealed that these was either converted into gold or routed through shell companies to make it legal tender, IT sleuths have told Indo-Asian News Service. Income Tax officials said black money holders avoided the bank-deposit route because they wanted to conceal their identities and somehow had “managed to get many jewellers” to convert their unaudited cash into gold.

No SIM card without Aadhar card

The Government is planning to ask telecom companies to link customers’ SIM Cards with their Aadhar number, according to a report by a news channel. The Department of Telecom has already issued notices to telecom companies asking them to ensure that the SIM card of the mobile subscribers is linked to his/her Aadhaar card,” the report said. The DoT has also asked the telcos to complete the process within a year,” the report added.

Reliance JioFi 3 vs JioFi 2

A few months back, Reliance Jio silently launched JioFi 3 in the Indian market just to replace its predecessor with some minor changes. We recently unboxed the device. The JioFi 3 now retails at Rs. 1,999 on official aJio website and is also available from Reliance Digital Xpress, Digital Xpress mini and other stores. Basically, this device comes handy when your family and friends want to online On-the-go and also saves your phone’s battery life.

Who is exempt from PAN card Aadhaar card linking

The government has made it mandatory to link the existing Aadhaar numbers with the PAN cards of taxpayers with effect from July 1, 2017. In fact, Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961, as introduced by the Finance Act, 2017, provides for mandatory quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form, for filing of return of income and for making an application for allotment of Permanent Account Number with effect from 1st July, 2017.