ICICI PRUDENTIAL Debt Mutual Fund offers 44 different types of mutual fund schemes under the debt mutual fund category. The total AUM belonging to ICICI PRUDENTIAL AMC schemes as on October 2023 is Rs 607,672 crores. The debt schemes include liquid funds, gilt funds, corporate bond funds, ultra short to long duration funds, banking and PSU funds, money market funds, and credit risk funds.
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ICICI Debt Funds are less volatile in comparison to equity funds because they invest predominantly in fixed income instruments. Investors who prefer traditional instruments like fixed deposits, recurring deposits and parking funds in savings accounts can consider investing in ICICI Debt Mutual Funds. These schemes are less volatile and have the potential to deliver higher returns than other traditional investment instruments. However, it is better to pick debt funds based on financial goals. Also, ICICI Debt Funds are highly liquid, where investors can park their emergency or surplus funds for a shorter duration (usually less than 12 months). Moreover, many investors consider ICICI debt schemes as a measure to diversify a portfolio across asset classes.
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An income arising from the sale of ICICI Debt Fund schemes generates a capital gain. Capital gain on ICICI Debt Mutual Fund is taxable depending on the holding period. The following table shows the taxation of ICICI Debt Mutual Funds for investments made till March 31st 2023 –
|Short Term Capital Gains (STCG)||Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG)|
|Holding Period||If holding period is less than 36 months||If holding period is more than 36 months|
|Taxation||Capital gains are taxable as per investor’s income tax slab rates. The STCG is added to the gross total income for the financial year.||Capital gains are taxable at a rate of 20% with indexation benefit.|
As per the Finance Bill 2023, debt mutual funds will no longer have the LTCG benefit. Thus, for investments in debt mutual funds from April 1st 2023, the capital gains will be taxable as the investor’s IT slab rate.
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