The Public Provident Fund is the darling of all tax saving investments.  You invest in it and you get a deduction on your income. Besides, the interest you earn on it is tax-free. Since it is a scheme run by the Government of India, it is also totally safe.

PPF refers to Public Provident Fund and is a Long Term Debt Scheme of the Govt. of India on which regular interest is paid. Any Individual (whether Salaried or Self-Employed or any other category) can invest in this scheme and can earn a handsome tax-free return on the same which is usually higher than the return offered by Banks on Fixed Deposits.

1. Where You  can open a PPF Account and How?

a. To open a PPF account, drop  by a State Bank of India branch. SBI’s subsidiary banks can also open accounts. A list of these subsidiary banks is available on the bank’s Web site.You can even visit the nationalised bank in your neighborhood. Selected branches of nationalised banks can also open accounts.The head post office or selection grade sub-post offices also open PPF accounts.

b. You will have to fill up a form. You can take a look or download the form from SBI’s web site. Along with the form, attach a photograph and submit your Permanent Account Number. If you do not have a PAN, then furnish an attested copy of either your ration card, voter’s identity card or passport. When you open an account, you will be given a passbook (just like a bank pass book) in which all subscriptions, interest accrued, withdrawals and loans are recorded.

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2. Who can and who cannot not open PPF Account?

a. Who Can Open PPF Account – Any Individual (whether Salaried or Self-Employed or any other category) can invest in this scheme. HUFs are no more allowed to open any PPF account

b. Who Can Not open PPF Account- NRI’s are not allowed to subscribe to PPF Account. However, if someone opens a PPF Account while he is a Resident of India but subsequently becomes a NRI, he shall be allowed to continue investing in his account.  An NRI can  invest up to Rs 1,00,000 per financial year in an existing account, that is, an account that he opened prior to becoming an NRI. If someone  inadvertently opened an account after becoming an NRI, it is best to close it before it comes to the attention of the concerned authorities in India.

3. You can have only one PPF account in your name

You can have only one PPF account in your name. If, at any point, it is detected that you have two accounts, the second account you have opened will be closed, and you will be refunded only the principal amount, not the interest. What if an Individual have two PPF Account in his/her name?

4. PPF Account cannot be opened Jointly with another individual

4. You cannot open a joint account with another individual. The account can only be opened in one person’s name. You are free to nominate one or more individuals. On the death of the account holder, nominees cannot keep the account going by making contributions. If there are no nominees, the legal heirs get the money. You can open one account for yourself and others for your child/ children. But, on your death, your children cannot make any additional contributions.Regularisation of PPF accounts opened in Joint names

5. Minimum and maximum deposit limit for PPF

A minimum deposit of Rs. 500 must be made during one whole financial year. The maximum that could be deposited is Rs. 1,50,000 in a financial year.  The interest you will earn is currently wef 01.01.2018 is 7.60% per annum (compounded yearly).  Deposits could be in either one go, or in flexible installments (in multiples of Rs. 100). You could vary the amount and the number of installments, as per your convenience, provided you do not exceed 12 installments in one financial year. Failing to deposit the minimum requirement, would lead to your account being discontinued. Interest would however continue to accrue. You could regularize the account again on paying the prescribed default fee along with subscription arrears.FM Increases PPF Investment Limit in a year to Rs. 1.50 Lakh

6. Continuing PPF after the 15 year period

  The PPF account is valid for 15 years. The entire balance can be withdrawn on maturity, that is, after 15 years of the close of the financial year in which you opened the account.  Once your account expires, you can open a new one. The only limitation is that you cannot withdraw it until seven years are completed, after which 50% of your deposits can be withdrawn, if needed.How to extend PPF account beyond 15 years

PPF account holders have an option of extending their accounts after the 15 year tenure with or without further subscription, for any period in a block of 5 years. The balance in the account will continue to earn interest at normal rate as admissible on PPF account till the account is closed. In case the account is extended without contribution, any amount can be withdrawn without restrictions. However, only one withdrawal is allowed per year.

If you continue the account after 15 years, with continued deposit, withdrawal up to 60 per cent of the balance at the beginning of each extended period (block of five years) is permitted.

7. Deposit date in payment of PPF by Cheque

In case of PPF account money deposited  by means of a cheque or demand draft, the date of encashment / Realisation  of the cheque or demand draft will be treated as the date of deposit. This issue becomes particularly relevant in respect of deposits made towards the end of the financial year by cheque / demand draft because if the same is not realised by March 31, then the same will be treated as deposits for the following financial year. This would also have ramifications in respect of the tax deduction being claimed by the individuals in a particular tax year. PPF Circular clarifying regarding reckoning of date of deposit

8. Opening a PPF account for a minor 

Under PPF scheme, an individual may on his own behalf or on behalf of a minor of whom he is a guardian, open a PPF account. Further, either father or mother can open PPF account on behalf of his / her minor child, but both cannot open the account for same child. Instructions on opening of account for minor

9. Loans on PPF Account

Loans can be availed from the 3rd financial year excluding the year of deposit. Amount of such loans must not exceed 25 percent of the amount that stood to the account holder’s credit at the end of the second year immediately preceding the year in which the loan is applied for.

A fresh loan is not allowed when a previous loan or interest is outstanding. Interest is charged at a rate of 2% if repaid within 36 months and at 6% on the outstanding loan after 36 months. The repayment may be made either in lump-sum or in Installments.

10. Benefit of Investing in PPF – Taxation of PPF

a. Benefit u/s 80C – The Investments made in PPF Account are eligible for deduction u/s 80C

b. Tax Free Interest – No Tax is payable on the Interest Earned on PPF Account.

11. Premature withdrawal from PPF

The entire amount in your account could be withdrawn only on maturity. However, in times of financial crises partial withdrawals are permitted subject to certain ceiling limits. You could withdraw once a year, from the 7th year onwards. Such withdrawals, must not exceed, 50% of the balance at the end of the fourth year, or 50% of the balance at the end of the immediate preceding year, whichever is lower.Tax effect in case of premature closure of PPF Account

12. Pre-mature closure of a PPF account is permissible only in case of death.

The Interest Rate of PPF is decided by the Govt. The Current Interest Rate on PPF is 7.60%. The Interest is computed for a calendar month on the basis of the lowest balance in an account between the close of the 5th day and the end of the month and the Interest is credited to the account of the account holder at the end of the year.

13. From which account can an NRI invest in the PPF account?

An NRI can use funds in the NRE account or the NRO account to make investments in the PPF account. It is important to remember that the PPF rules require you to invest at least Rs 500 per financial year in the PPF account. If you fail to make the minimum investment in a year or years your account will be considered dormant. Subsequently, when you want to revive the account, you would need to invest Rs 500 for each year that you missed plus pay up a penalty of Rs 50.

14. What happens on maturity of PPF Account of NRI?

If you are an NRI at the time the deposit matures, you would need to withdraw the balance. An NRI is not eligible for extension on the PPF account. What happens if you leave the account unattended past the maturity date? “In such cases the account will be considered ‘extended without contribution’ in blocks of 5 years for an unlimited period of time. Extended without contribution means that the NRI will not have to make the minimum yearly investment of Rs 500. His account will continue to earn interest at the prevailing rate. According to the PPF deposit rules the extension can be made for an unlimited period of time.

15. What are the differences and similarities between the National Savings Certificate (NSC) and PPF?

National Savings Certificate (NSC) Public Provident Fund (PPF)
Interest Rate: 7.60 %, compounded annually but payable on maturity(wef 01.01.2018) Interest Paid: 7.60 %,(wef 01.01.2018)compounded annually
No monthly/yearly payments No monthly/yearly payments
Minimum investment: Rs 100 and in multiple of Rs 100/-

Maximum investment: No Limit

Minimum investment: Rs 500 (required annually)Maximum investment: Rs 1,50,000
Duration of investment: 5 years for NSC VIII Issue Duration of investment: 15 years
Can be used as a security for mortgage and other purposes Cannot be used for such purposes
Tax benefit under Section 80 ‘C’ available.Maximum limit: Rs 150,000 Tax benefit under Section 80 ‘C’ available.Maximum limit: Rs 1,50,000
Good medium-term investment option Good long-term investment option
Interest accrues annually is taxable under Income From Other Source and is deemed to be reinvested and therefore allowed as deduction u/s 80C Interest is fully Exempt

Do consider opening a PPF account if you do not have one. You can put in as little as Rs 500 a year to keep it going.

16. Only the person actually depositing the PPF amount gets section 80C benefit

This means if your spouse deposits any amount into your PPF account, you will not be able to claim the deduction benefits under section 80C. Infact, your spouse will be able to (rightfully) claim section 80C deductions on his/her income.

17. You cannot claim section 80C deductions for any amount deposited by you into PPF account of your parents’ or siblings’ accounts

While tax laws allow you to claim 80C tax benefits for deposits into your spouses account, the same rule does not apply to your parents, siblings or relatives.

(Republished with amendments)

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  1. N. Desai says:

    After my father’s demise on February 2018, my mother received his PPF proceeds. My mother is a family pensioner now, hence ITR 1 needs to be filed. My query is – Where should this be shown as exempt income in the ITR 1? There is a section that gives the following options to choose. Section 10(11) and Section 10(12). My understanding was that this applied to own account maturing. Can I use this option to show these proceeds as well? Or is there any other option?

  2. gokaraju says:

    Under What section or sub rule of Income Tax Act, The interest earned on PPF account is eligible for Tax exemption, Please clarifyany circular, section, rule, etcc is available plz share

  3. dr sunil b mundada says:

    sir if any attachment by any departmnet ppf account canot be attaced as it is provison for retiment pleas elobrate withe case laws

  4. Bhadkamkar Avinash Vishnu says:

    Is interest on deposit amount credited on daily basis as in case of savings account or it will be credited for a month if the deposit is made before certain date say 5 or 10? Please clarify.

  5. A. kumar peer says:

    please explain tax liability effect of selling M.F. units, say on 1.9.18, where LTCG is say 2.00 lakhs and ppf investment of 1.50 lakhs..

  6. SHARAD SADANAND UTEKAR says:

    hii
    information shared is very helpful but teher are alck of showing section for intrest on PPF account which is exempted
    so pls mention d same

  7. KA says:

    Sir can please elaborate about taxability of PPF interest.?

    Which section in Income tax Act gives exemption on PPF, PF interest earned?

    up to what % of interest is exempt?

    please clarify me with all the relevant sections

  8. S.K.JAIN says:

    Sir,
    My father in law was a super senior resident. He expired on 1.7.2017. He made an investment of Rs.150000.00 in PPF in early April 2017. Now in his IT return for Asstt. Year 2018-19 80-c of Rs.1.50 lakh investment will be available or not.
    PPF a./c was closed in Sep., 2017 by Legal Heir.

  9. R Kesavan says:

    Sir,
    I have a PPF account in bank opened on 19 March 1998.
    After 15 years it was extended for another 5 years on 6 Nov 2013. I have been depositing and using it for 80C benefits for all these years.
    I have deposited again on 28 May 2018 for FY 2018-19, before extending it. The deposit has been accepted.
    Can I now give form H for extension of another 5 years?
    What are the implications?

    May I request you to please clarify
    R Kesavan

  10. Akanksha says:

    Hi,

    Can NSC be purchased online? If yes then can you please suggest how?
    I read somewhere that w.e.f 2016, NSC and KVP is issued in e-mode or passbook mode rather than physical form.

  11. Hasmukh Gandhi says:

    I have PPF a/c since 1977. I am regularly deposits the subscrption since then. Interst on the the amount being exempted I am not showing the same under ” exempted Income ” is it correct on my part not show the same in I.T.Return?

    1. Col JS Sethi says:

      Sir, If i deposit money in the PPF accounts of my grand children ,will the amount qualify for exemption in my return. My own children are grown up and earning enough.
      Secondly if i deposit in PPF account of a divorcee daughter who is earning well, will it qualify for exemption in my return

  12. shilpag23 says:

    I’m a senior citizen housewife, and never filed any income tax return since had very low income (less than a lac). This yearI got some income (almost Rs 4 lacs). I don’t have PPF account so I invested Rs 1.5 lacs in my najor child’s PPF account.Can I claim income tax deduction of Rs 1.5 lacs under seciton 80 C (my child is not going to claim that PPF amount under her 80C).

  13. aditaya bansal says:

    i got 30 k salary after paying tax via TDS and out of 30 k i invested 5k per month in PPF @ 12 installments so total amount invested is 60k. As per rule in PPF account we do not pay tax on the invested amount but in my case i paid tax already. how i can got tax benefit on my invested amount?
    plz clarify

  14. anil kumar singhal says:

    prime minister announced on 15.aug 2016 that a person can withdraw the whole ppf fund for marriage expenses i have account with sbi pl tell me what is the scheme

  15. Anil Gupta says:

    I have a PPF account in the name of my daughter. I contribute for the same from my account. Can I avail tax benefit for the same. I do not have a PPF account in my own name. My daughter is 21 years and dependent on me.

    1. Arpit kalra says:

      yes you will definately be allowed deduction under income tax act 1961. whether your daughter is minor or major if u are depositing amount of installment in her account u will be allowed deduction under section 80C

  16. SYED WASEEM Pasha says:

    I have opened PPF account in the current financial year, can I use this for my TAX deductions for filling IT returns of the 2016-17 Assessment year

    1. manickam says:

      i wish to state that if a person deposit 50000/- as a contribution for the year 2018-19 and he earned rs.25000/- as interest contribution for the year 2018-19. what amount can take into contribution for Rs.50000/- or 75000/- (50000+25000)

  17. manish says:

    interest received on bank ppf account is tax free, which we can not able to withdraw from the ppf account for 7 years. can the amount of interest is eligible as new investment in ppf and can we able to claim it under 80c deduction?
    for ex. I have received interest of rs.25000 on 31/3/2014, in fy 2013-14, I paid 75000/- new investment in ppf a/c.. then for the fy 13-14, for which amount I am eligible for 80c deduction? 75000/- or for both 75000/-+25000/-=100000/-

    1. krishna says:

      Please allow me to answer . As per IT rules you can claim deductions from your earned income from salary/business etc.However you can consume your withdrawl from PPF and deposit the earned income for claiming deduction.

  18. ALOK KHANDELWAL says:

    I have an PPF account opened on 31/03/2000. I have deposited the subscription for the year
    2015-16 on 25/03/2016. But when I visited the bank on 10/04/2016 for PPF pass book entry, they returned the amount and asked that I have not extended the tenure of my account.
    Now what are the options left for me? I want a PPF account for tax savings.
    Can I continue the same account to get tax free interest till the account is not closed and open a new PPF account for tax saving purpose.
    Please suggest.

  19. ALOK KHANDELWAL says:

    I have an PPF account opened on 31/03/2000. I have deposited my subscription (By cheque) for the year 2015-16 on 25/03/2016. When I visited the bank on 10/04/2016 for PPF pass book entry, they returned the amount and asked me that I have not extended the validity of my PPF account.
    Now what are the options left for me? I want to continue my PPF account.
    Can I continue the same PPF account to get tax free interest till the account is not closed and open a new account for tax saving purposes.
    Please suggest.

  20. Deepmala Mukherjee says:

    I have transferred money from my joint saving account (with my mother) to my PPF account and accounts department is saying that i will not get the tax benefit on PPF. Pls suggest.

    1. swapan Ray Chaudhuri says:

      It is immaterial where from you got the credit in your PPF A/c and you should get the benefit of deposit under Sec 80C of Income Tax Act for the relevant year.

  21. Birendra Choudhary says:

    Refer your Article:

    Scenario 2

    In the second scenario, the mother has one self-PPF account and opens two other accounts to her two children respectively. Therefore, she manages three PPF accounts. At this stage, she can claim a maximum tax benefit of 1.5 lakh under Sec 80C of the Income Tax Act. Moreover, she will have to invest a maximum of one lakh in all the three accounts.

    my Question is : Why she will have to invest maximum of one lakh in all three accounts when permissible investment is one Lakh fifty thousand per year.

    Question No.2: I have two sons, 4 years and 2 years old respectively. Can my wife open PPF accounts in both’s name. I mean 2 separate minor accounts ? she doesn’t have any PPF account till date in her name.

  22. ksunshine says:

    Hi I already have housing loan that exhausts my 80C exemption. Can I still invest in ppf (upto 1.5L) to get tax free interest or will my interest be taxed or am I not allowed to invest in ppf at all? I understand that I cannot have use this amount under 80C exemption.

  23. Pranay says:

    You can take exemption under 80C of Income Tax only on the PPF account opened on either Your name or on your Child/Children’s name but the Max Qualifying amount is restricted to RS 150000 per year.

  24. Pranay says:

    NRI’s are not allowed to subscribe to PPF account. However if someone opens a PPF account while he is a resident of INdia but subsequently becomes NRI he shall be allowed to continue investing in his account , An NRI can invest up to 100000 Rs per Financial year in an existing account that is an account that he opened prior to becoming an NRI. If someone inadvertently opened an account after becoming an NRI , It is best to close it before it comes to the attention of the concerned authorities in INdia

  25. Pranay says:

    1. No you can open a PPF account only on your own name or your Childrens Name and not on wifes name.
    2. yes you can
    3. no, The Interest earned on a PPF account is Completely Tax Free
    4. after a period of 15 years your PPF account will be Matured and you will be eligible to Extend the period to a further 5 Years Block or close your account and withdraw the amount along with Interest.

  26. Pranay says:

    You can claim only the amount you have deposited into your PPF account, hence the interest on your deposits will not be allowed as exempted.

  27. Pranay says:

    You can get No benefit, because you have already deposited Rs 150000 which is the Max. Qualifying amount of Exemption under 80C of Income Tax Act.

  28. Pranay says:

    No u cannot use your PPf a/c investment in such a way, entire amount deposited by u can be claimed as an exemption only by the a/c holder under 80C

  29. Pranay says:

    no, a person is allowed to open only one PPF account and that too in his own name, hence your Wife’s PPF account exemption part can not be claimed.

  30. shrawan says:

    I have two PPF accounts: one in my name and other in my spouse name. My spouse is non-working. I deposit total 3L (1.5L in each) annually. I cliam only 1.5L under 80C in my IT return. I do not show interest earned on my spouse PPF account in my IT return as it is tax free as per my understanding. Please tell me if whole thing is legal?

  31. Dhiren says:

    Very good Article for understanding PPF. Thank you Mr. Sandeep Kanoi.. Just 1 suggestion, please also add the point about distinction of PF with PPF.

  32. Prathamesh says:

    Hello,

    If suppose I have opened an PPF account and I want to deposit one time 1,50,000 Rs. in my PPF account then what date or month do I need to deposit amount?
    I prefer both monthly or yearly payment option. Please help me. If yearly then I can deposit 1,50,000 in any month and any day of that financial year? & will it be beneficial for 80C that financial year example 2016-17?

    1. Pranay says:

      hi, you can deposit entire amount of 150000 at the beginning of the financial year to get the interest of 8.70 % compounded annually since the interest is completely tax free or else you can also deposit the amount in not more than 12 installments at any times during the year.

  33. M Vinod Kumar says:

    I believe that from April2016, the PPF account can be preclosed on a penalty of 1% on Interest, Is this TRUE? This news has come in Times of India.

  34. Pankaj Parolia says:

    My PPF Account is maturing on 31 March 2016, If I invest any amount in March this year, whether this investment will be eligible for Exemption under 80 C or I have to extend my account for being eligible? Please reply as soon as possible so that I may invest accordingly. Thanks in Advance

    1. Pranay says:

      hi,
      right now your investment for the month of march will be eligible for exemption under 80 C for the assessment year 2016-17 , its up-to you whether you would further like to extend your account or not because unless you extend your account you will not be eligible for exemption in the next financial year.

      1. Pankaj Parolia says:

        Thanks for your suggestions, Does it mean that if I close my PPF account after investing for current financial year. and Withdraw the entire amount by closing my account, then also my current year investment be eligible for assessment year 2016-17. Your reply will be valuable for me, Thanks in advance.

    1. Pranay says:

      PPF account has a period of 15 years once it is completed you can further keep on extending the period for a block of next 5 years.so you can continue your PPF account opened in 1996 if it has been extended further in the year 2012 i.e. after expiry of 15 years.

  35. Rsh says:

    Kindly confirm whether PPF amount after maturity i.e., after 15years will be taxable. As per new Budget 2015 -2016 tds will be applciable on EPF at maturity on 60% amount. Will that be applicable on PPF. Kindly guide.

  36. Jaisingh says:

    PPF account is on the name of dependent contribution is totaly mine in that case can I show the same infavor of mine to get tax rebate??

    1. Pranay says:

      No, a PPF account is to be opened on your own name or Your Child/childrens name only then you are eligible to claim exemption under SEction 80C of Income Tax Act

  37. Megha says:

    Ok.. So now if I have to pay a tax of Rs 4000. In order to get an exemption, what is the amount do I have to save in PPF. Is it 10 times of Tax amount i.e., 4000 x 10 = 40,000 OR 5 times i.e., 4000 x 5 = 20,000 ? Im very confused, Kindly guide me.

    1. TaxManSays says:

      If you’ve already exhausted your 80c limit, this investment might not be of any help.
      However, if you’ve not available 80c yet or have some room then the key question is, are you paying Rs 4000 per month or per year. If per month then you may need to invest about Rs 48000 per year into PPF otherwise an investment of 4000.

      I think more details on your current tax slab might be helpful.

      Hope this helps

      1. Megha says:

        It’s 4000 per year. And my gross is 3.60 Lakhs. I have still a gap of 80k in my 80c and would like to save this 4000 which has been already deducted from my salary. So now i would like to save 40k and thinking to file for a refund of 4000. As a beginner with little knowledge in all this, i would request some expert suggestion is this aspect.

        Thanks

  38. Hardik Shah says:

    i open my ppf accounts 1.6.2001 and it maturity date 30.5.2016 so, in the last year i can make deposits 1.50 lac dt. 30.4.2016 and maturity taken in 30.5.2016 , this deduction available.

  39. Brijmohan Sharma says:

    Dear Sir,
    I have invested Rs 40000 in financial year 2015-16 in my ppf account. In the month April 2015 an entry showing interest Rs 16000 earned in 2014-15 in my ppf pass book.Which deduction am I be entitled for whether Rs 40000 or Rs 40000+16000?Please guide me. Thanks

  40. HT Patel says:

    Dear Sir,
    Myself & my wife, both are holding individual separate PPF accounts. Now we intent to open PPF accounts for for my children ( 19 years & 14 years. How both we can contribute in our children’s PPF accounts?

    Regards.

    1. MMI says:

      Hi
      I have one PPF account in my name and I am a tax payer as I am salaried emplyed. I want to know::
      If my wife opens second PPF account in her name then is it tax exempted for her income earned via her property via RENTS, if her own savings is more?
      Or both PPF account will have only tax exemption of 1,50,000 only under 80C section?
      Or it will be independent…she can have a 1,50,000 INR tax exemption?

  41. Janardan Jayagopal says:

    Sir, I have an SBI PPF account in my name. If I make two deposits in a financial year. Can I use first deposit for my own 80 C exemption and second deposit for my wife’s 80 C.
    Reply,
    Thanks.
    Janardan

  42. Sanjeet Kumar says:

    Hi Sandeep , I just want to ask two questions about PPF I have one account for self and one for my son.
    1.Weather i can claim income tax rebate on my ppf account after 15 years complete when i would extend my ppf account for 5 years block in period twice or thrice ( extension with further contribution)
    2. After 15 years, if i extend my ppf account with no contribution – can i take out entire amount (with interest till date) at any time before completion of extension period that is 5 years
    Please reply
    Regards
    Sanjeet Kumar (k.sanjeet87@yahoo.com)

  43. Aishwarya says:

    Sir/Madam,

    I have opened a PPF account in the name of my minor child.The cash gifts received (of rs 50000)by the minor child ,i have deposited in her PPF account. Also , I have deposited Rs.50000 out of my pocket in my PPf account . How much deduction under section 80c can i claim?

    Whether I can claim Rs 100,000 or Rs.50,000??

  44. Shyam Gupta says:

    Sir, Pls. tell me that if somebody’s wife is housewife and there is no income but if she open a PPF account and her husband put their money in her account whether he can take Tax rebate or not and same is in their son also now they are about 40 years age, father is depositing the money in their son’s PPF account and taking rebate from so many years because their income tax Chartered Accountant is saying that you can take banifit from both the case, so you are requested kindly tell me about this types of situation but I am saying that there is NO he can’t take tax banifit from their all family members only individual can take banifit so tell me your opinion of this tax clause in PPF A/c.

  45. Mehulkumar Shah says:

    Dear Sir,
    I Am a Seafarer, Residing in India, We have complicated TAX Rules for individuals. So I want to ask u one question. Whether We can open a PPF account,because we might be sometimes considered as NRI(if we stay >183 days outside india) and Resident Indian (IF <183 outside india). So in this case can i open PPF account in my name.
    Pls Guide me.

  46. M P Bhat says:

    I opened PPF account in the year 1991 and extended it twice.
    In case of my death, weather nominees will get total amount (Investment plus interest) or only part of it?

    M P Bhat

  47. K. G. Kapoor says:

    Respected Sandeep Sir,
    I am really thankful for your reply but there is one more question. As you have said in your answer “investment is exempt so even if it is clubbed it will be tax neutral”. My question is Sir, should I have to show this interest (earned through spouse from PPF) in my ITR , in column income from other sourse. K.G. Kapoor

  48. K.G.Kapoor says:

    Sir,
    Can I open PPF a/c in my wife name and deposit Rs 150000/- in instalment or at one time regularly for 15 years.
    1. Will the interest earned be clubbed in my income?
    2. What will be the effect at time of maturity i.e. after 15 years?
    3. My wife is a housewife and not a earning member.

    K.G.Kapoor

    1. CA Sandeep Kanoi says:

      1. Yes you can open and deposit
      2. Interest is exempt so even if it is clubbed it will be tax neutral.
      3. Entire amount will be exempt on Maturity
      4. Status of wife will not effect taxability.

  49. K.G.Kapoor says:

    Sir,
    Can I open PPF a/c in my wife name and deposit Rs 150000/- in instalment or at one time regularly for 15 years.
    1. Will the interest earned be clubbed in my income?
    2. What will be the effect at time of maturity i.e. after 15 years?
    3. My wife is a housewife and not a earning member.

    K.G.Kapoor

  50. K.G.Kapoor says:

    Sir,
    I want to know the solution of the following questions-
    1. Can I open a PPF a/c in my wife/spouse name who is a housewife not a earning
    member?
    2. Can I deposit the amount from my income/pension?

    3. Will the interest earned on PPF every year , be clubbed in my income?

    4. What will happen at the time of maturity?

  51. jainendra kumar says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have one query about interest of PPF account.

    Whether interest earned on PPF a/c can be considered as investment under 80C?

    i.e. if I invested Rs.30000/- in particular year and earned interest of Rs.2580/- then can I claim only Rs.30000/- as investment under 80C OR Rs.30000/- + 2580/- = Total Rs.32580/- can be claim as investment under 80C for particular year?

    Please confirm me.

    1. sanjoy says:

      Dear Sir,
      I have PPF account and I invest max permitted amount means 150000 in each year.I want to know if I open annother PPF account for my children(2Yold) and invest 150000 per year then how I show this to employer and what is the benifite. Plz explain me.

  52. Fenil Bhagat says:

    Sir,

    I want to open a PPF account in my daughter’s name. She is 8 years old. I also having PPF account. Can i get deduction under 80C for the amount deposited in my daughter’s account ? If my and my daughter’s PPF deposit for the year is Rs.150,000, can i get full deduction under section 80C ?

    Regards,
    Fenil

  53. Suresh kumar says:

    Hi,

    I am going to open PPF account in SBI bank with payment 120000 per annum. How much amount including interest, I can expect after 15 years. If you provide the idea, It will be helpful for me to plan my scheme. In PPF scheme, the Interest is not tax payable, Whereas the total payment is taxable or not after 15 years. i am looking forward for your reply.

    Thanks,
    Suresh kumar

  54. Rangarajan says:

    Sir,

    I am an NRI since 1992. I opened a PPF account in 1987 with SBI while I was still a resident Indian. The maturity of the same has been extended twice in blocks of 5 years; the first time in 2007 and once again in 2012 by submission of Form H after discussing with the Manager and stating that I am Non Resident. I have been making contributions every year from my NRO account at SBI. However from the above article it seems this is not allowed by the rules! What are my options now? Can I send the passbook and request for closure of the account immediately and receive the funds in my NRO account?

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