Saturday, January 12, 2008

TAX Funds

The tax benefit under Section 80C (exemption from income tax for investments in ELSS and other instruments) for investments of Rs 1 lakh is applicable for only one financial year. It's applicable only for the year in which the investment is made. So if you invested Rs 20,000 in a tax planning fund in FY 2006-07, you cannot use this to avail a tax breather for FY 2007-08, even if you didn't use the benefit in 2006-07.

Zilch! You don't pay any tax on the capital gain at the end of the three-year lock in. However, if these tax provisions change in the future, you may be in for a surprise.

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