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Tax Saving Investment Opportunities – How they stack up in 2021

Tax Saving Investment Opportunities – How they stack up in 2021

Investors are getting ready for making their tax-saving investments for 2020 – 2021.

While there are a plethora of investment opportunities, tax-saving instruments need to be carefully chosen so that investors create wealth in the long term and don’t end up losing money. Most of these don’t carry the risk of losing capital because they involve long term investing, some of these give very little return. Hence it is advisable to choose judiciously.

We present a summary of the performance of these instruments in 2020 and our view on various investment opportunities for 2021.


Returns in 2020

Finbingo Ratings



Excellent & highly advisable


11% – 14.3%

Excellent & highly advisable


8% – 10%

Good but avoid




Senior Citizen Saving Scheme


Good & advisable for senior citizens

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana


Fairly Good & advisable for those with young daughter

Pension Plans

6% – 9%

Fairly Good

National Saving Certificate


Not Good

Tax Saving FD


Not Good

Data Source – Economic Times has a useful Tax Planning App and can be accessed from here –

Please use it and save taxes, till the last Rupee. It is free of cost.

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