Saving FD Scheme : These banks are giving great interest on tax saving FD..Check Full details

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The season of saving income tax is going on. People are not only saving their money by investing in different schemes, they are also getting good returns and saving tax.

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The financial year 2023-24 is in its final stages. Only a few days are left for this financial year to end. As time is passing, there is a race to save tax at the last moment. Some are investing in insurance and some are investing in government schemes. While very few people know that Equity Linked Savings Scheme

– ELSS (Equity Linked Savings Scheme) is one of the best tax saving investment options to save tax, but it also has risks. Most of the people who invest or save tax do not want to take risk on their investments. They want their money to be safe, even if the returns are low. For them, security of their earnings comes first. In such a situation, if you want to invest money safely to save tax, then Tax Saver Bank FD can be a good option.

What is Tax Saving Bank FD and in which banks this facility is being provided. What interest are banks offering on tax saving FD? Here we are discussing it in detail.

What is tax saving bank FD

Tax Saver Bank Fixed Deposit-FD provides the benefit of tax exemption under Section 80-C of the Income Tax Act. Tax Saver Bank FD is for 5 years. Money cannot be withdrawn from bank FD during the lock-in period of five years. In this, returns are guaranteed along with security of money.

Tax saving FDs from banks are operated under the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC), a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India- RBI. In this, the amount of Rs 5 lakh of the bank and the investor is covered.

However, the biggest disadvantage of tax saving bank FD is that the interest earned on it is tax deductible. For bank FD investors, including those with five-year tax savings, the tax liability does not end with the TDS deduction.

The interest received from FD is included in the annual income of the investor and then tax is imposed as per the income tax slab. Also, unlike regular FDs, most banks generally do not allow you to take a loan against a tax saver FD, while you can also take a loan against a regular FD.

How much tax can be saved in tax saving bank FD?

In Tax Saving Bank FD, the investor gets tax exemption on other savings schemes like PPF, repayment of home loan principal, life insurance premium etc. Tax exemption of up to Rs 1.5 lakh can be claimed on a five-year tax saving FD.

FD schemes and interest rates in 10 big banks

Here we are discussing in detail about the FD schemes of the top 10 banks of the country and the interest being given on FD-

HDFC Bank

EdgeFC Bank is offering 7 percent annual interest on normal FD. Here, senior citizens are being given half a percent more interest on FD at the rate of 7.5 percent.

ICICI Bank

ICICI Bank is giving interest on FD at the rate of seven and a half percent like HDFC Bank.

State Bank Of India

SBI, the country’s largest government bank, is offering 6.5 percent interest on general FD and 7.5 percent interest on FD for senior citizens.

Kotak Mahindra Bank

Kotak Mahindra Bank offers fixed deposit schemes to ordinary individuals for tenures ranging from 7 days to 10 years. This bank is giving interest rates ranging from 6.2 to 6.7 percent.

Axis Bank

Axis Bank is giving the highest interest rate of 7 percent on general FD and 7.75 percent interest on Senator Citizen. Here FD can be made for 5 to 10 years.

IndusInd Bank

IndusInd Bank is also giving interest at the rate of 7.25 percent on regular i.e. normal FD. For senior citizens, interest is being given at the rate of 7.75 percent per annum.

Bank of Baroda

Bank of Baroda is running such a scheme. Bank of Baroda is giving interest at the rate of 6.5 and 7.15 percent per annum on FD.

Punjab National Bank

FD rates in Punjab National Bank are also lower than private banks. Here, 6.5 percent interest is being given on general FD, whereas 7 percent interest is being given on FD for senior citizens.

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