Tax relief likely for policy holders, insurers

Holders of insurance policies with the sum assured five times the annual premium may soon become eligible for a tax rebate. The move comes amid finance minister P Chidambaram’s efforts to revive the slowing insurance sector, officials told ET. Officials at the finance ministry and insurance regulator IRDA are working jointly to explore various options, including diluting the 18% minimum alternate tax, or MAT, applicable on non-life insurers.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s