Tag: LTCG

Switching from Regular to Direct – Mind the tax

Switching from Regular to Direct - Mind the tax 1

Direct plans have been a part of the Indian mutual fund industry from Jan 1, 2013. It won’t be wrong to expect that all those who wanted to switch from regular plans to direct plans would have done so. Interestingly, a recent question in Quora indicated that people are still considering the big switch. In […]

NO – LTCG on equity does not make ULIPs better

LTCG on equity does not make ULIPs better

Unit Linked Insurance Plans (ULIPs) have always been aggressively positioned in India.  The recent (re)introduction of Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG) Tax on equity has added another dimension to the promotion of ULIPs. In this illustrative post, we look at how Equity mutual funds still provide better post-tax returns due to their flexibility and choice. […]