SGBs are government securities denominated in grams of gold. They are substitutes for holding physical gold. Investors have to pay the issue price in cash and the bonds will be redeemed in cash on maturity. The Bond is issued by Reserve Bank on behalf of Government of India
Hassle free: Ownership of gold without any physical possession (No risks and no cost of storage)
Tax treatment: The capital gains tax arising on redemption of SGB to an individual has been exempted. The indexation benefits will be provided to long term capital gains arising to any person on transfer of bond.
Tradability: Bonds will be tradable on stock exchanges within a fortnight of the issuance on a date as notified by the RBI.
Transferability: Bonds shall be transferable by execution of an Instrument of transfer in accordance with the provisions of the Government Securities Act.
Attractive Interest with asset appreciation opportunity Redemption is linked to Gold Price.
Tenor of 8 years with an option to exit from the 5th year
Holding certificate issued towards investment in bonds
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