The finance ministry has revised the interest rate for small savings (post office) schemes for the financial year 2014-15. The new rates will come into effect from 1 April 2014.
Interest Table for Post Office Schemes
Instrument FY-2013-14 FY-2014-15 Min & Max. Limit Saving Account 4.00% 4.00% Rs. 20 for opening Recurring Deposit (RD) 8.30% 8.40% Min Rs. 10 per month or any amount multiply by 5 SCSS - Senior Citizen Saving Scheme 9.20 % 9.20 % Only one Deposit in account in multiply of Rs. 1000 Max Limit 15 Lakh MIS 5 year 8.40% 8.40% In Multiply of 1500 Max Limit 4.50 lakh in single a/c & 9.00 lakh in Joint a/c NSC - 5 Yr 8.50 % 8.50 % Min Rs. 100 - No max Limit NSC - 10 Yr 8.80 % 8.80 % Min Rs. 100 - No max Limit SCSS - 5 yr 9.20 % 9.20 % multiply of Rs. 1000 - Max Limit Rs. 15 lakh Time Deposit - 1 Yr & 2 yr 8.20 % 8.40 % Min Rs. 200 & in multiply thereof. Time Deposit 3 Year 8.30 8.40 % Min Rs. 200 & in multiply thereof. Time Deposit 5 year 8.40% 8.50 % Min Rs. 200 & in multiply thereof. PPF - Public Provident Fund 8.70 % 8.70 % Min Rs. 500 Max Rs. 1 lakh in a financial year
Recurring Deposit Account (RD)
Any Individual can open this account.
Part withdrawal facility available.
Premature closer allow after 3 years.
Post office Time Deposit is Fixed Deposit where you put your money for fixed tenor. The interest is compounded Quarterly and paid annually. Any person can open this account. You can also open joint account, or one in minor child holder.
If deposit is withdrawal after one year from the date of deposit, interest will be calculate 1% less.
Minimum Deposit for this account Rs. 200. There is no maximum limit.
Investment in 5 year Fixed Deposit qualified for section 80C benefit of the Income Tax Act. Interest that you earn is taxable. i.e. If you invest 50,000 in 5 year FD then you can claim 50000 under 80C. Interest on that Investment is taxable.