Do you need to worry about investments to be done in tax savings beyond 6 years of your career life?

Do you need to worry about investments to be done in tax savings beyond 6 years of your career life?

This is a short article and I would be spending little time on a wonderful tip I learnt from my ex-manager.

There was a discussion among the group about investments to be done in income tax saving schemes.  I was expressing my concerns about lump sum investments to be done every year till we retire to do tax savings. He laughed at me and said the tip he has followed in first 6 years of the career life and he is not worried after that.

Let us look at the investment strategy he adopted for tax saving.

  1. He invested Rs.70K every year in National Saving certificates in the first 6 years of his career. Yes this was a big amount for him at the beginning of the career. He could able to invest as there were no other obligations.(he was single at that).
  2. Now the amount he invested for Rs.70K in 1st year has matured in 7th year and the maturity amount was Rs.1.1 Lac. By the time his tax component also increased and he was forced to save Rs.1 Lac (Maximum limit) from that year, else he needs to pay tax.
  3. Whatever he invested from 1st to 6th year was getting matured from 7th year onwards and he just re-invested Rs. 1 Lac  and was getting the tax benefit after this for the rest of the life

Conclusion: The example quoted above is investing the amount in National Saving certificates. We can try even investing in other tax saving schemes every year and forget about lump sum investment after 6 or 7 years of starting the career. I am following similar tip may be with slight modification

Readers, are you adopting any other mechanisms to get rid of this lump sum investments to be done every year for tax savings? Please give your comments

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Suresh KP

I have done my Post Graduation in Finance. I have over 20 years of experience in analyzing various investment options and money saving ideas. I love doing financial planning, Mutual Fund Analysis, Searching long term Stocks for wealth creation, IPO Reviews, Analyzing Life Insurance and Health insurance Plans etc.


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