Tax saving life insurance plans
Because the policyholder is qualified for tax benefits under the Income Tax Act of 1961, life insurance plans are helpful tools for tax planning.
Although there are many ways to save taxes, life insurance is one of the most efficient tax planning tools as they offer you several life insurance tax benefits. *All savings are provided by the insurer as per the IRDAI-approved insurance plan. Standard T&C apply.
A life insurance calculator is a tool you may use online to determine the amount of coverage required based on your needs.
How can life insurance plans help you save on your taxes?
With our life insurance products and solutions, you can save tax under the Income Tax Act of 1961. At various points in the policy, you will receive tax benefits:
- Stage 1: Entry advantage – Section 80C (life insurance), Section 80CCC (pension), and Section 80D (insurance) provide tax benefits on premium payments (health).
- Stage 2: Earnings Advantage – With us, your investment has the potential to grow and is not currently taxable.
- Stage 3: Exclusive switching advantage – You have unlimited access to debt, equity, and balanced funds, and these transfers are not subject to taxes.
- Stage 4: Exit advantage – According to the terms of Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act of 1961, you receive a tax-free Maturity Benefit (the payment you receive when your policy expires).
The Income Tax Act of 1961 provides the following life insurance tax benefits:
- Section 80C: The cost of life insurance for yourself, your spouse, or your children may be deducted from your taxable income. A maximum deduction of Rs. 1.5 lakh will be permitted.
- Section 10(10D): Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act of 1961 specifies the conditions under which the returns from life insurance policies are tax-free.
- Section 80CCC: On premiums paid for pension/retirement policies up to 1,50,000, you can receive tax benefits. The pension or annuity you receive if you surrender the plan will be taxed in accordance with current tax legislation.
- Article 10(10A): At the time of retirement, a third of the pension payment that you receive is also tax-free*. Commutation is the name for this.
- Section 80D: You can receive tax benefits for paying premiums for health insurance policies you’ve chosen for yourself, your spouse, your dependent children, and your parents in any way except cash. The following are the maximum tax benefits under Section 80D. Tax benefit on premiums paid for you, your spouse, or your dependent children up to 25,000 (the limit is Rs. 50,000 if the person insured is 60 years of age or more). For your health insurance premiums paid up to Rs. 25,000 for parents’ coverage, there is an additional tax break available (the limit is Rs. 50,000 if the insured is 60 years of age or older).
- Section 80CCE: The total amount that may be deducted from taxable income to receive tax benefits under Sections 80C, 80CCC, and 80CCD(1) is 1,50,000/ under this provision.
* Currently, there are 2 tax regimes in India – new and old. To get the tax benefit you desire, choose the correct one after consulting an expert. You can opt for a regime change during the next financial year.
- Where can I invest to save tax?
You can invest in a unit-linked insurance plan (ULIP) to save on taxes. Your taxes can be reduced by deducting the cost of the ULIP premium from your taxable income.
- How much should I invest in reducing my tax burden?
You can lessen your taxable income by investing up to 1.5 lakh in ULIP premiums each financial year under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. With this investment, you may save up to Rs. 46,800 in annual taxes. A life insurance calculator is an easy-to-use tool to check the amount of premium you would have to pay.
- Are ULIPs a wise choice for reducing taxes?
The three-fold continuing tax benefits make them a superb investment tool for tax reduction. First, paying your ULIP premium up to 1.5 lakh under Section 80C will save you tax. Second, ULIP fund moves are tax-free. Thirdly, your money at ULIP withdrawal and maturity is exempt, subject to Section 10(10D) requirements.
- How should you organise your year’s tax-saving investments?
According to Section 80C of the Income Tax Act of 1961, you can save tax on premiums paid for life insurance, retirement savings, and other things. You can also invest in various other investment kinds, including FDs, SIPs, and others.
- How can I pick the best investment plan for tax savings?
The advantages of the investment for yourself and your family must be considered in addition to the tax savings component. This is why you can choose life insurance, ULIPs, endowment plans, annuity plans, etc., as tax-saving measures.