Best tax saving investment options in India

What are the best tax saving investment options in India under Income Tax Section 80C? Some of the options are – PF, PPF, ELSS, SSY, NSC, NPS etc. How do they perform and are they worth investing?

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Tax saving options under Indian Income Tax Section 80C

Section 80C under the Income Tax act of India provides several avenues to save tax. Currently an individual can get tax exemption up to Rs. 150,000 by investing in these instruments. Some of the tax saving options under Income Tax Section 80C in India are PF, PPF, ELSS, NSC, SSY, home loan principal repayment etc.

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How can PPF help your money grow?

Public Provident Fund – or PPF can be a wonderful instrument to get assured, long term and tax free returns. And as we can see subsequently see in this article, PPF can help your money grow and compound in quite an amazing way. (Related article – Should you invest in PPF? ) PPF falls under […]

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PPF versus ELSS – Which is a better investment?

PPF or ELSS – Which is a better investment? – is a question in mind of many savers and/ or investors. While both these instruments are popular among people seeking tax exemption under Income Tax Section 80C, their objectives & eventual returns can be different. Before we begin, let’s try to understand each of these […]

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3 questions to ask before doing asset allocation

Different people can have different asset allocation strategies. And all these can be right at the same time. You need to choose the asset allocation strategy that best suits your needs. What are the different asset classes you can invest in? And what is the ideal asset allocation strategy?

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Should you invest in Voluntary Provident Fund – VPF?

(Before we begin – PF = Provident Fund, EPF = Employee Provident Fund, VPF – Voluntary Provident Fund, PPF – Public Provident Fund) If you are a salaried employee in India, chances are that you would be contributing a chunk of your income towards your PF – Provident Fund. Currently, any company with 20 or […]

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5 common mistakes while planning taxes

If you’re a salaried person, it’s that time of the year – time when you’ll probably scramble around to get proof of investments and tax saving. No? If not, then hopefully you are well sorted in terms of tax planning, and the below content may not be too relevant to you! There are several ways […]

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What ROI you should be chasing while investing?

When you look around for investments, there is a glut – of investment products, of products packaged as investments and products masquerading as investments. However, when it comes to spending real money you need to have a right mix of investments. There is no one right approach towards investments, and there can be several approaches […]

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Should you invest in PPF?

PPF (Public Provident Fund) is one of the common investment options among Indians – be it salaried individuals or someone else. In addition to offering Income Tax benefits under Section 80C, it also offers assured returns (current rate of interest is 7.6%). And even the interest earned is also completely tax free. But is it […]

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