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New options for saving capital gains tax

By investing Rs 50 lakh in a start-up directly or indirectly, you can optimise your tax savings

Arnav Pandya 

Until now , investors had only a few options to claim tax exemption on their capital gains. They could invest in bonds of National Highways Authority of India or Rural Electrification Corporation or they could buy a residential property. The Budget has given investors two more options. Individuals will now be able to save tax on capital gains by investing in start-ups directly or indirectly. However, these options carry much higher level of risk and investors should look at them if they have the requisite risk appetite. Current tax-saving options Read our full coverage on Union Budget ...

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First Published: Sat, March 12 2016. 22:18 IST
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