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Plan Ahead: Here’s how GST is going to impact your mutual funds, insurance premiums

​1.Effect of GST:

​1.Effect of GST:

It will have marginal impact. The increase in service tax from 15 to 18% will make these funds slightly more expensive and the returns could be lesser than what the investors get currently.

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2.Insurance policies to get expensive:

2.Insurance policies to get expensive:

Gupta said the policies are going to get expensive, marginally. All policyholders will have to pay higher premiums on their insurance due to increase in GST rates.

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3. ​How to make the most of policies after GST roll-out:

3. ​How to make the most of policies after GST roll-out:

An average family with life, health and car insurances will find an increase of 3% in their insurance expenses.

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4.Need to worry?

4.Need to worry?

Assuming a family spends a total of Rs 30,000 per annum on insurance excluding service tax, their expenses will increase by 3%, i.e., Rs 900. Hence, it is not really a big increase and there is no cause for worry. If one is careful about choosing mutual funds and insurances and does the math beforehand, there should be no problems going forward.

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