PPF and NSC and its accrued interest?

Kindly correct me if I am wrong. As per the current tax regime
1. Interest income on PPF is not considered as part of your income (i.e. “Income from Other Sources”)
2. Interest income on NSC is considered as part of your taxable income
3. Current max limit for investing to PPF account for claiming tax benefits is Rs 70,000/- p.a.

I have already made investment to PPF (I have invested Rs 60,000). I am not sure about the current limit. Whether it is Rs 60,000 or Rs. 70,000.

I also have earlier investments of NSC. So, can I show the interest accrued on them in Rs 1 lac investment limit? This way over the years the income from NSC would be distributed across years and the burden in the 6th year would be minimum

Kindly suggest.

2 Replies to “PPF and NSC and its accrued interest?”

  1. 1. PPF interest is Tax free
    2. NSC interest is taxable (Income from Other Sources.)
    3. Yes. The PPF maximum deposit in a year is Rs.70,000
    4. NSC accrued interest (80C) comes under Rs.1 lakh limit. But the 6th year interest will not be treated as accrued interest because it is maturing.

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