7.75% Savings Taxable Bonds 2018 main features of the scheme. Government has notified 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds 2018 commencing from 10th January 2018
The Government of India has announced to launch of 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2018 commencing from 10th January 2018 to enable resident citizens/HUF to invest in a taxable bond, without any monetary ceiling.
The main features of 7.75% Savings Taxable Bonds 2018 are as under:
(i) Who can invest: The Bonds are open to investment by individuals (including Joint Holdings) and Hindu Undivided Families. NRIs are not eligible for making investments in these Bonds.
(ii) Subscription: Applications for the Bonds in the form of Bond Ledger Account will be received in the designated branches of agency banks and SHCIL in all numbering about 1600.
(iii) Issue Price: The Bonds will be issued at par i.e. at Rs.100.00
The Bonds will be issued for a minimum amount of Rs.1,000/- (face value) and in multiples thereof. Accordingly, the issue price, will be Rs.1,000/- for every Rs.1,000/- (Nominal).
The Bonds will be issued in demat form (Bond Ledger Account) only.
(iv) Period: The Bonds will be on tap till further notice and issued in cumulative and non-cumulative forms.
(v) Limit of investment: There will be no maximum limit for investment in the Bonds.
(vi) Tax treatment of 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds 2018 :
Income-tax: Interest on the Bonds will be taxable under the Income-tax Act, 1961 as applicable according to the relevant tax status of the bond holder.
Wealth tax: The Bonds will be exempt from Wealth-tax under the Wealth Tax Act, 1957.
(vii) Maturity and rate of interest: The Bonds will have a maturity of 7 years carrying interest at 7.75% per annum payable half- yearly. The cumulative value of Rs. 1,000/- at the end of seven years will be Rs. 1,703.
(viii) Transferability: The Bonds are not transferable.
The Bonds are not tradeable in the Secondary market and are not eligible as collateral for loans from banking institutions, non-banking financial companies or financial institutions.
(ix) Nomination: A sole holder or a sole surviving holder of a Bond, being an individual, can make a nomination
(x) Tax Deducted at Source:
(i) Tax will be deducted at source while making payment of interest on the Non-Cumulative Bonds from time to time and credited to Government Account.
(ii) Tax on the interest portion of the maturity value will be deducted at source at the time of payment of the maturity proceeds on the Cumulative Bonds and credited to Government Account.
Provided that tax will not be deducted while making payment of interest/ maturity proceeds, as the case may be, to individual/s who have made a declaration in the application form that they have obtained exemption from tax under the relevant provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and have submitted a true copy of the certificate obtained from Income Tax Authorities.
For Full details of the scheme download the Notification dated 3rd January 2018 Click Here >>
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