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ELSS versus ULIPs: Which tax saving option is for you?

Updated : August 29, 2018 02:48 PM IST

Both ELSS and ULIPs give you an access to equities and both entail a lock in. However, there are some differences on the tax front, especially after the Union Budget 2018-19.
To begin with, most investors did not realise the difference between a ULIP and a mutual fund. The problem was that it was largely mis-sold.
Union Budget 2018-19, it is believed, could give ULIPs some hope of a revival. The imposition of the 10 percent tax on long term capital gains (LTCG) earned on mutual funds could be a trigger for ULIPs.
ELSS versus ULIPs: Which tax saving option is for you?
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