Tax Benefits of ICICI Life Insurance Policy

By | May 18, 2019
(Last Updated On: May 18, 2019)

Tax laws are subject to amendments made thereto from time to time. Please consult your tax advisor for details, before taking any decision based on the information below.

Tax Saving Life Insurance Plans

Life insurance policies are useful tax planning tools, because the policy holder is eligible for tax benefits under the Income Tax Act (1961). There are multiple modes for saving tax, but life insurance is one of the most effective tax planning instruments. With ICICI Prudential Life Insurance plans, you can not only save tax but also look at achieving your long term goals and get financial protection to secure the future of your loved ones.

How to save income tax with Life Insurance Plans?

Under the Income Tax Act (1961), you can save tax on your hard earned money by using our Life Insurance products and solutions. You can get tax advantages at different stages of the policy.

  • Stage 1: Entry Advantage – You receive tax benefits on your premium payments under Section 80C (life insurance), 80CCC (pension) and Section 80D (health)
  • Stage 2: Earnings Advantage – Your investment with us gets the potential to grow and is not currently taxable~
  • Stage 3: Exclusive Switching Advantage – You can switch between equty, debt and balanced funds anytime and these switches are not taxable
  • Stage 4: Exit Advantage – You receive a tax free Maturity Benefit (the payout you receive when your policy ends) subject to conditions of Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act (1961).

Tax benefits^ offered under the Income Tax Act, 1961:

  • Section 80C:You can claim deduction from your taxable income on account of premium paid towards life insurance for self, spouse or children. Deduction will be allowed up to a maximum of  1.5 lac.
  • Section 10(10D):The returns earned from Life Insurance policies are tax-free subject to conditions of Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act (1961).

Details of plans eligible for tax benefits under Section 80C and 10(10D):

SectionsProductUINCategoryAvailable Online
Section 80C, 80DICICI Pru iProtect Smart105N151V04Term PlanYes – Buy now
Section 80C &
Section 10(10D)
ICICI Pru Signature105L177V01ULIP PlanNo- Know more
ICICI Pru1 Wealth105L175V01ULIP PlanYes – Buy now
ICICI Pru LifeTime Classic105L155V03ULIP PlanYes – Buy now
ICICI Pru Guaranteed Wealth Protector105L143V01ULIP PlanYes – Buy now
ICICI Pru SmartLife105L145V04ULIP PlanYes – Buy now
ICICI Pru Elite Life Super105L156V03ULIP PlanYes – Buy now
ICICI Pru Elite Wealth Super105L157V03ULIP PlanYes – Buy now
ICICI Pru Cash Advantage105N132V01Money Back PlanYes – Buy now
ICICI Pru Savings Suraksha105N135V01Endowment PlanYes – Buy now
ICICI Pru Future Perfect105N153V01Endowment PlanYes – Buy Now
ICICI Pru Sarv Jana Suraksha105N081V03Rural PlanNo – Explore
  • Section 80CCC:You can get tax benefits on premium paid up to  1,50,000/- towards pension/retirement policies. However, if you surrender the plan, the pension/annuity received will be taxed as per the existing tax laws.
  • Section 10(10A):1/3rd of the payment that you receive under pension plan at the time of retirement is also tax free. This is known as commutation.

Please refer the table below to view the details of plans eligible under Section 80CCC and 10(10A)

SectionsProductUINCategoryAvailable Online
Section 80CCC & Section10(10A)ICICI Pru Easy Retirement105L133V02Retirement PlanYes –  Buy now
Section 80CCC & Section10(10A)ICICI Pru Immediate Annuity105N009V12Retirement PlanYes –  Buy now
  • Section 80D:You can get tax benefits on premiums paid in any mode, other than cash towards health insurance policies taken for yourself, your spouse, your dependent children and your parents. The maximum tax benefits under this Section are as follows:
    • Tax benefit on premium paid up to  25,000 for yourself, your spouse or your dependent children (Limit is  50,000 if the age of insured* is 60 years old or more)
    • There is an additional tax benefit on health insurance premium paid up to  25,000 for covering parents (Limit is  50,000 if the age of insured* is 60 years or more).

*Insured is the person on whose health, insurance is taken.

Please refer the table below to view the details of plans eligible under 80D

SectionsProductUINCategoryAvailable Online
Section 80DICICI Pru iProtect Smart105N151V04Term Plan with Health optionYes – Buy now
Section 80DICICI Pru Heart/Cancer Protect105N154V01Health Insurance PlanYes – Buy now
  • Section 80CCE:Under this section, the overall limit of deduction from taxable income to get tax benefits under Sections 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD(1) is 1,50,000/-.

^ Tax benefits under the policy are subject to conditions under Section 80C, 80D, 80CCC, 80CCE, 10(10D), 10(10A) and other provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Goods and Services Tax and Cesses, if any, will be charged extra as per prevailing rates. Tax laws are subject to amendments made thereto from time to time. Please consult your tax advisor for details, before acting on above.

~Please note: The tax write-up above is for general understanding and reference. You will have to verify the facts, law and content with the prevailing tax statutes and seek appropriate professional advice before acting on the basis of the above information. Tax laws are subject to amendments from time to time. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited expressly disclaims any liability to any person, if tax benefits stated above are denied to the customer. Unlike traditional products, Unit linked insurance products are subject to market risk, which affect the Net Asset Values & the customer shall be responsible for his/her decision. The names of the Company, Product names or fund options do not indicate their quality or future guidance on returns. Funds do not offer guaranteed or assured returns. ADVT No – W/II/2574/2018-19.

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