PPF Investment: Today we are going to tell you 3 such benefits, after which you will also plan to invest. The biggest advantage of the scheme is that whether you invest money in it after maturity or not, interest will continue to be received.
Public Provident Fund (PPF) is a good investment option. Indians like this scheme the most. The reason for this is the benefits available on it. Be it interest or tax free investment or the amount received on maturity. This is an excellent investment tool in every respect. The maturity period is 15 years. But, even after 15 years, many benefits are available. Today we are going to tell you 3 such benefits, after which you will also plan to invest. The biggest advantage of the scheme is that whether you invest money in it after maturity or not, interest will continue to be received. You have 3 options on maturity of PPF account. By choosing any of these options you can increase your money further.
1. Withdrawal of PPF on maturity
On maturity of PPF account, withdraw the amount you deposited in it and the interest received on it. This is the first option. In case of account closure, your entire money will be transferred to your account. The special thing is that the money and interest received on maturity will be completely tax free. Also, you will not have to pay any tax on the number of years you have invested.
2. Continue investing even after 15 years
The second advantage or option is that you can extend your account further on maturity. Account extension can be taken for tenure of 5-5 years. But, keep in mind that you will have to apply for extension only 1 year before the maturity of the PPF account. However, you can withdraw money during the extension. The rules of pre-mature withdrawal do not apply in this.
3. Account will remain operational without investment
The third biggest advantage of PPF account is that even if you do not choose the above two options, your account will continue to operate after maturity. It is not necessary that you invest in this. Maturity will automatically extend by 5 years. The good thing is that you will keep getting interest in it. Here also an extension of period of 5-5 years can be applicable.
Where can you open PPF account?
PPF account can be opened in any government or private bank. Also, you can open an account in any post office of your city. Minors can also open an account, but the parents’ holding on their behalf will remain for 18 years. However, as per Finance Ministry rules, a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) cannot open a PPF account.
How much money will you get on how much investment?
At present 7.1 percent interest is being given in Public Provident Fund. If you invest for 15 or 20 years with this interest rate, you can create a huge fund.
How much money do you get according to maturity?
|Investment every month||Will get it after 15 years||Will get it after 20 years|
|1 Thousand||3.25 Lakh||5.32 Lakh|
|2 Thousand||6.50 Lakh||10.65 Lakh|
|3 Thousand||9.76 Lakh||15.97 Lakh|
|5 Thousand||16.27 Lakh||26.63 Lakh|
Note: The calculations given above are given as estimates. The interest received on PPF is reviewed every 3 months. This is subject to change.