Personal Finance Why you should invest in PPF accounts by the 5th of every month? Updated : June 27, 2020 11:15 AM IST Public Provident Fund or PPF, a retirement-focused investment instrument, comes with EEE (Exempt-Exempt-Exempt) tax status. The maturity amount and the overall interest earned during the period of investment are tax-free. While it is considered a decent investment venue for customers, one should be mindful of the timing of their investments to maximize their returns. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.