After 15 year, following options are available to the subscriber (account holder):
- Individual can withdraw 100% of amount including interest and close this account. Amount received will be 100% tax free including interest amount.
- Individual can extend the PPF account by another 5 years for unlimited number of times.
There are two options available in case of extension:
- PPF account extended with fresh contribution every year. In this case, 60% of the balance amount at the end of 15 years can be withdrawn. Only one withdrawal per year is allowed. In total, only 60% of the amount can be withdrawn.
- PPF account extended without fresh contribution every year. In this case, any amount can be withdrawn of the balance amount at the end of 15 years but once per year.