Can NRI invest in PPF?

According to a recent notification by the Government of India, NRIs will not be able to open new Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Savings Scheme (NSC) accounts. The existing accounts held by Non-Resident Indians (NRI) stand closed. The closure will come with effect from the day their status changes to Non-Resident. It implies that …

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PPF closed for NRIs: What to do now & how to withdraw?

Public Provident Fund (PPF) accounts held by Non-Resident Indians (NRI) stand closed according to a recent notification by the Government of India. The closure will come with effect from the day their status changes to Non-Resident. A similar amendment has been done to National Savings Scheme (NSC). It implies that such individuals will not earn …

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Battle of Tax-Savers: ELSS vs PPF

We continue from Part 1 of this “Battle of Tax-Savers” series where we compared ELSS funds with tax-saving FDs. Click here to read that article where we also introduce the basics of 80(C) tax savings. In this article, we will compare ELSS funds against arguably the most popular tax-saving scheme — Public Provident Fund or PPF. You might like …

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