• Tax on insurance policy bought before 01.04.2003

I had bought a single premium policy from ICICI Pru on 19.02.2003 wherein the life coverage was 105% of the premium amount. The finance bill introduced new tax rules for eligibility under 10(10D) for all policies bought starting 01.04.2003. My understanding is that as my policy was bought before that date, the proceeds from my policy are tax free as per the old rules of 10(10D). Can you please confirm?

Asked 1 month ago in Income Tax from Bangalore, Karnataka

Dear Sir,


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Yes, your understanding is correct.




Payal Chhajed
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Before the changes in law with effect from April 1, 2003, any proceeds received under an insurance policy were tax-free under Section 10(10D) of Income-Tax Act, 1961.

I hope that this answer satisfies your requirements.



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Hunny Badlani
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Hello Sir,


Yes, your policy are tax free as per the old rules of 10(10D).

Karishma Chhajer
CA, Jodhpur
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Yes since the limit relates to policy issued after 01.04.2003 your policy wont be covered there and hence it would be fully exempt.


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Naman Maloo
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