Why are ELSS funds still better than ULIPs despite new LTCG tax?

Why are ELSS funds still better than ULIPs despite new LTCG tax?

In the budget of 2018, LTCG (Long-Term Capital Gains) Tax was re-introduced on stocks, shares and share-oriented products. Ever since the LTCG tax was announced, Ulips (Unit-Linked Insurance Plans)  have come into the spotlight. This is because returns from ELSS became taxable after the budget passed where returns from Ulips continue to be tax-exempt. Investments in both Ulips and Equity-Link Savings Schemes (ELSS) are eligible for Income Tax benefits under Section 80C. But under Section 10(10D), the short-term gains are [...]

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Comparison between ELSS Funds and Public Provident Fund

Comparison between ELSS Funds and Public Provident Fund

If you are looking to make some investments to save tax, then you would have most certainly come across Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. This section offers a tax deduction for investments made in certain financial instruments like Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS), Public Provident Fund (PPF), Tax saving Fixed Deposits (FD), National Pension Scheme (NPS), etc. Each of these investment options has different features but one thing in common – tax benefits. Aligning one or more [...]

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Financial tasks you should complete before financial year 2018-19

Financial tasks you should complete before financial year 2018-19

Financial tasks you should complete before financial year 2018-19. The beginning of the Financial Year 2018-19 can be the best time to check out your belongings.  Yet, before that, there are few questions we will ask you. Same as the general population, are you leaving tax planning to the last minute and investing in wrong instruments because of the year-end rush? Do you routinely check your portfolio? Are you confirm about your capital gain tax liability? Are you ensure that [...]

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