How to invest in overnight and Liquid Funds?
The process of investing in overnight fund and liquid fund is the same as that for investing in any other mutual fund scheme. One can invest in these funds through our website/ mobile application or physically submitting the application form at Official Points of Acceptance (POA).
What are the Benefits of investing in Liquid funds?
The benefits of investing in liquid fund schemes are many, including
Potential of better returns as compared to other traditional investments
No exit load for holding beyond 7 days
Easy liquidity of funds
Low risk investment option
The convenience of investing through SIP or in lump sum
How are liquid funds and overnight funds taxed?
The taxation of liquid funds and overnight funds is summarised as below:
|Particulars||Period of Holding||Tax rate|
Short Term Capital Gains (STCG)
Long Term Capital Gains(LTCG)
Less than 36 months
36 months or more
Regular tax rates applicable to the investor
20% with indexation benefit
|Dividend Income||Not applicable||Regular tax rates applicable to the investor|
Further, if an investor receives a dividend of more than Rs. 5,000 in a year from the mutual fund, TDS @ 10% of such dividend income is also deducted by the mutual fund.
Should I invest a lump sum or SIP in liquid funds?
One can make investments in mutual funds, including liquid funds, through two modes – lump sum or Systematic Investment Plan (SIP). While lump sum investment represents a one-time investment, SIP implies periodical investments made automatically in the specified mutual fund scheme. Liquid funds find their utility as a practical solution for parking of surplus funds and emergency funds. As such, investors may consider investing in liquid funds in lump sum as and when such surplus funds arise.* Disclaimer - Past performance is not a guarantee of future returns and may or may not be sustained in the future.
The information set out above is included for general information purposes only and is not exhaustive and does not constitute legal or tax advice. In view of the individual nature of the tax consequences, each investor is advised to consult his or her or their own tax consultant with respect to specific tax implications arising out of their participation in the Scheme. Income Tax benefits to the mutual fund & to the unit holder is in accordance with the prevailing tax laws/finance bill 2020. Any action taken by you on the basis of the information contained herein is not intended as on offer or solicitation for the purchase and sales of any schemes of UTI mutual Fund. Please read the full details provided in SID and SIA carefully before taking any decision.