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This article goes into the different types of accounts an Upstox customer can open, including Individual and HUF accounts. In a nutshell, a client can only open an individual account or a HUF account. As of now, we do not allow company, corporate, or partnership types of accounts.
Let’s break down the different types of account that are offered by Upstox:
These are the most common accounts. In essence, it is for the common user who is not looking to open up a HUF, NRI, or Partnership account.
The account opening procedure for an individual account is very simple. All one needs to do is follow the instructions on the Open an Account page. In less than 10 minutes, you can get started with the process of opening your account!
This stands for “Hindu United Family” account. This is a special type of account, and Upstox allows for HUF accounts to be opened.
HUF stands for “Hindu United Family.” In order to meet the criteria, the HUF is a family with a husband, wife, and children (with the children’s spouses) living together. With a HUF account, tax benefits can be availed by the account holder.
In order to open an account as a HUF account, you can go ahead and fill out the regular trading account form. However, there is a section for “HUF”. In it, it states that you need to provide the following:
The Karta, technically speaking, is the “senior most male head” of the family. His signature is required for every transaction.
The benefits of an HUF account is that there are tremendous tax savings, among others:
Upstox does allow Partnership accounts in certain cases. To see whether or not you are eligible for a partnership account, please get in touch with our sales team and we will assist you!
For the one looking to trade MCX/Commodities, they can only open an individual account. To learn more, visit our account opening page.
As of now, we only allow Individual and HUF account types. However, partnership and occasionally, corporate accounts are opened. We recommend that you get in touch with our sales team if you are looking to open up one of these types of accounts.