Frequently asked questions
what is UTI Bond Funds?
UTI Bond Fund is an open ended medium term debt scheme investing in instruments such that the Macaulay duration of the portfolio is between 4 years and 7 years. (Please refer to page no.14 of SID on which the concept of Macaulay duration has been explained)
Why Should I Invest in Bond Funds?
Investor should invest in Bond Funds to capitalize on falling interest rate environment and to build their long term debt portfolio
How to Invest in UTI Bond Funds?
Investors can simply log on to utimf.com or use UTI Mutual Fund Application and start investing subject to KYC compliance. Investors may also approach nearest UTI Financial Centers (UFCs). Alternatively, you may also approach your mutual fund distributor, financial advisor or various online platform for investments.
Tax Implication on UTI Bond Funds
UTI Bond Fund will attract capital gains tax if the redemption value is more than the purchase price. The gains can either be short term or long term in nature.
If you hold units for 3 years or less, the gains made are subject to Short-Term Capital Gains Tax and are taxed as per your income slab. If you hold the units for more than three years, the gains are subject to Long-Term Capital Gains Tax which is taxed at 20% and you would get the benefit of indexation (available to debt funds). Indexation accounts for the effect of inflation in the acquisition purchase cost i.e. the purchase price is increased to adjust for inflation (using an index provided by the Government) before calculating the capital gain. Thus, it reduces the overall tax liability.