Written by Staff Writer
24 Dec, 2014 | 10:58 am
The interest income of individuals who are above sixty has been released from income taxes. The Ministry of Finance and Planning says that this will come in to effect from January 1, 2015.
Ministry of Finance and Planning noted that the policy is implemented as per a proposal of the last budget.
According to a release issued by the Finance Ministry from January 1, fixed deposits worth more that Rs.2.5 million maintained at state banks by senior citizens, will receive a 12% interest rate, so that the monthly interest income would be Rs.25,000.
The Ministry requests senior depositors to inquire from banks about their eligibility for this service.
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