Just the way your salary is taxed as per the income tax slab rates, the gains you make from your mutual fund investments are also taxed but the rules are different. Let’s look at how different types of mutual funds (MF) are taxed depending on the holding period.
Sanjiv SinghalFounder & Chief Operating Officer of Scripbox, Sanjiv has worked at the intersection of finance & technology for over 25 years - having held leadership positions at Citibank, ABN AMRO Bank & Kotak Mahindra. Sanjiv set up Scripbox along with his friends Ashok, Atul & Ravi with the aim of simplifying personal finance for everyone. You can also follow Sanjiv on twitter @sanjivsinghal.
Over the past 20 years or so, we have seen that the top equity mutual funds have consistently done better than the market benchmarks. Better managed diversified equity funds have delivered an annualised return that is about 3-4% better than the Nifty. This gets reflected in the return delivered by Scripbox portfolio recommendations.