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Sovereign Gold Bonds

SGB 2021-22 Series VIII
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₹4,741.00 /gm
Last date to apply03 Dec '21, 03:00 PM
Annual interest payout₹118.53 /gm2.50% of issue price
Maturity date07 Dec '29
The most preferred gold investment
Govt. backed gold bonds
2.5% annual interest, paid every 6 months
Zero capital gains tax on maturity
100% secure & free gold storage
How it works
1
Apply to an open series
SGBs will be credited to your demat account
2
Earn interest while you hold
Receive 2.5% interest per annum (paid semi-annually)
3
Enjoy tax-free maturity
SGBs mature in 8 years. However, you can redeem anytime after 5 years
Read more about SGBs
here
Series Announcement for 2021-22
SeriesApplication datesIssuance date
SGB 2021-22 Series IX10 Jan '22 - 14 Jan '2218 Jan '22
SGB 2021-22 Series X28 Feb '22 - 04 Mar '2208 Mar '22

SGB FAQs

What are the open and close dates?

The eighth series of SGB for FY21-22 is open between November 29 and December 3.

What is the minimum and maximum order quantity?

The maximum you can buy in a financial year is 4 kg

What is the issue price?

The issue price is Rs 4,741 per gram.

Is there a discount for online application?

RBI gives a discount of Rs 50 per gram for investors who apply for SGB through an online platform. Hence, the price at which you buy your SGB on Groww will be the discounted price.

When will this SGB series be issued?

The eighth tranche will be issued on December 7, 2021

What is the rate of interest provided by gold bonds and how is it credited?

The fixed-rate is 2.5% which is credited semi-annually to the bank account registered with Groww.

When is the holding certificate issued?

The holding certificate will be issued on the date of issuance of the SGB. The certificate of holding is sent directly to your registered email ID.

How much will I get on maturity?

The maturity amount will be equal to the prevailing market value of gold.

How will I receive the SGB redemption amount?

The interest and redemption amount will be credited to your bank account registered with Groww.

Is premature redemption of SGBs allowed?

Though the maturity date is 8 years from the date of issue, the earliest redemption is allowed after 5 years. SGBs can however be traded on the Exchange.

Can I sell my SGB investment before the lock-in period of 5 years?

You can sell SGBs on the exchanges but the volumes of SGBs on the exchanges are generally low.

Can SGBs serve as collateral in loans?

Yes, they can be used as collateral for loans from banks and NBFCs.

What are the tax implications?

The interest is taxable. Capital gains are not taxable on maturity but are taxable on premature redemption.

What are the risks of investing in SGBs?

There is a risk of capital decline only if the gold prices decline. There is no loss in terms of units of the quantity of gold bought.
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