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  • Tax on Recurring Deposit Interest Rates

    If you are looking for a way to invest small amounts every month as opposed to investing a lump sum amount at once, recurring deposits are your answer. Recurring deposits are term deposits that let you deposit a sum of money every month for a fixed period of time, giving you interest rates that are similar to what you earn on fixed deposits.

    To open a recurring deposit account with any bank, you need to have a savings account with the bank whose recurring deposit scheme you have chosen. You can deposit the money in your savings account, which will be deducted every month by the bank and transferred to the recurring deposit account

    TDS on Recurring Deposit

    Tax on Recurring Deposit

    Similar to most personal savings instruments and fixed deposit, recurring deposits to, attract tax. However, recurring deposits attract TDS, better known as Tax Deducted at Source. TDS is also known as the income tax which is applicable for Indian citizens, under The Income Tax Act of 1961. These laws stay the same, except minor amendments and adjustments in the taxation slab.

    Income Tax on Recurring Deposit Amount

    The money that is invested in a recurring deposit every year, will be counted as a part of the yearly income of the investor. A TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) of 10 percent is deducted on the interest you earn on your recurring deposit. The TDS is not deducted if the interest you earn on your recurring deposit is up to Rs.10,000. The TDS will be 20 percent, if you fail to provide the PAN information to the bank.

    If their income falls under the non-taxable income slab, they still have to submit the Form 15G to be taxed for both fixed and recurring deposits.

    Form 15G Form 15H and Form 16A

    Form 15G is a must if you want to save taxation on your income. However, From 16A is a form that is filled and provided to you by your employer, who deducts the TDS from your income. Note, that regardless of being eligible for TDS on your income, you will be provided with the Form 16A. Also, keep it in mind that the Form 15G is applicable for people who are under 60 years of age. Form 15H is a similar form for ITR submission, like Form 15G, but is only meant for people who are 60 years and over (senior citizens).

    Current Income Taxation Slab 2017-18: Resident Individual Below The Age of 60 Years

    To get you knowing whether you need to furnish the Form 15G and submit it for your income tax, checkout the income taxation slab below:

    Annual Income (in Indian Rupees) Tax Rate TDS on Recurring Deposit Interest Earned (if interest is more than Rs.10,000)
    Less than Rs. 2.50 lakhs Not Applicable 10%
    Between Rs.2.5 lakhs and Rs.5 lakhs 5% of sum exceeding Rs.2.5 lakhs 10%
    Between Rs.5 lakhs and Rs.10 lakhs 20% of sum exceeding Rs.5 lakhs 10%
    Over Rs. 10 lakhs 30% of sum exceeding Rs.10 lakhs 10%

    * As of April, 2017

    Surcharge:

    10% of income tax, where total income is between Rs. 50 lakhs and Rs.1 crore.

    15% of income tax, where total income exceeds Rs. 1 crore.

    Recurring Deposit Tax Exemption

    There are certain instruments that are categorized as recurring deposit with income tax exemption, although rare. People do look for tax saving recurring deposits to make sure that their savings are not wasted. Unfortunately, very restricted amount of information is available on recurring deposit interest is taxable or not.

    Tax Exemption on Post Office Recurring Deposit Scheme

    Tax exemption for your recurring deposit is only possible if you invest in RD with India Post. It should also be at least a 5-year scheme. This is possible under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act of 1961. The maximum taxable deduction can be for Rs. 1,00,000 which will all the savings investments that are eligible for tax deduction under Section 80C.

    For Example – Say you earn an interest of Rs.20, 000 on your recurring deposit for a year and your annual income is Rs.3, 00, 000. This means you are liable to pay an income tax of 10 percent on Rs.50, 000 (No tax up to Rs.2.5 Lakhs), which amounts to Rs.5000 and TDS of Rs.2000 is deducted on the interest earned on your recurring deposit. So, at the end of the year you have to pay Rs.3000 to the government as income tax. The bank will give you a TDS certificate proving that you have paid the Rs.2000 to the government already.

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    News About Tax on Recurring Deposit Interest Rates

    • EPFO Has Cut the Interest on EPF to 8.65%

      The Employees Provident Fund Organisation has made a small cut in the interest on EPF to 8.65%. EPFO invests 65% of its funds in government securities. Besides the tax free status, the interest rates offered by EPFO are higher compared to other zero-risk investment schemes. PPF has similar tax free status, and offers 8% rate of interest. Most bank deposit schemes like that of a 1-year post-office deposit, offer up to 5.6% interest rate, and the earnings are taxable. While a 5-year NSC offers 6.4% interest rate p.a, the earnings are taxable. NSC also offers tax benefits under Section 80C. Some believe that the Finance Minister could consider revising tax benefits for investment products in the new budget.

      22nd December, 2016

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    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Wonderful"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am having the recurring deposit account with the HDFC bank and the response is very good one. Interest rate is good one with the HDFC bank like and their online banking facilities are good one with them.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , kottayam
      Reviewed on Sep 22, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Wonderful"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had the recurrent deposit account with the ICICI bank and their customer service is good one for me. I would like to say that the online banking services are also good one with the ICICI bank and I have not faced any issues with them till now.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , madurai
      Reviewed on Sep 22, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Its Average"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I had account issue with my saving account, hence their staff informed me to open recurring deposit with them. Therefore I opened RD before six months, every month I am making the payment of Rs.1000 it has tenure of six months. Finally I got the total amount Rs.6102 there was no benefit.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , kollam
      Reviewed on Sep 21, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Excellent service"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have got a Recurring deposit with HDFC bank . I have got the RD account for 10 months but I have closed within 5months itself. I have close the RD account because of my emergency need. The rate of interest is nominal with HDFC RD account . I didn't got much difference in the amount when I closed RD account , I am satisfied with eh RD account from HDFC bank.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Good returns on long term investment"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      For people like me who spend a lot, best option to save some money is by starting to save first and spend later. In order to achieve this I have invested in recurring deposits for 3 times in ICICI bank.you can do this instantaneously without any documentation using your phone if you have a savings account and phone banking.interest rates are as per government
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Reccure the deposit"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      With HDFC bank i hold a Recurring deposit. As my salary account is with HDFC they directly deduct the recurring deposit amount. The amount which is deducting is 1000 rs. After one year we can withdraw that amount with a rate of interest 12 percentage.
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      , krishnagiri
      Reviewed on Sep 18, 2017
    • Lakshmi Vilas Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Its Good"
      LAKSHMI VILAS BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a RD with Lakshmi Vilas, I am investing Rs. 3000 on monthly basis it has minimum tenure of one year, more than a year, I am holding it. They giving 8% of interest for the same bank staff , for others 7.5% of RD Holder, now I hope they reduced around 7%.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , rajapalayam
      Reviewed on Sep 13, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "RD is also good"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      HDFC RD is also very good. There is an option here, where one can transfer the funds on a monthly basis. Interest rate is one and the same as FD. I had given auto debit options where the funds would be transferred from my account to this RD. I dont get any tax benefit here and its a short term RD.
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      , jaipur
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "RD is also good"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      HDFC RD is also very good, the reason for choosing HDFC RD was because I hold an account with the same bank. I heard of this bank RD has got good benefits. It was taken for a limited duration . We earn an interest of rs 500 it was for a short duration of time which is 15 months and I earn an interest of 15% approximately for RD.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Sep 07, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Easy process"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Six months ago, I applied for a recurring deposit and I opened this account online. The process was simple and I am pleased with the interest rate I earn on it. There are no charges taken and when I close the account, I would get the funds in my account immediately.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , delhi
      Reviewed on Aug 31, 2017
    • Federal Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Prompt Service"
      FEDERAL BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I do have recurring deposit with Federal bank. I forgot the interest rate for this RD account. But this is a long time process. I felt more comfortable in opening recurring account with federal because all my financial accounts are in this bank only. Till date the bank service is very prompt.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Aug 23, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Good bank to go for RD"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have Recurring deposit with ICICI, I am investing monthly amount of Rs. 1000 for the period of six months. If I receive the good interest then I continue it.. I opened the RD through netbanking its easy and also I could view the RD summary in it.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Aug 19, 2017
    • Kotak Recurring Deposit
      "Veyr good RD very efficient"
      KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My salary account is with KOTAK therefore I had setup RD ,it is very easy to book RD using their mobile application or through their net banking. There is no need to visit the branch as all things are made online and it is very easy as even RD calculator is available online.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Aug 17, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "My RD"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      HDFC Recurring Deposit is very good. I am holding this RD for a very short term period it was hardly for a period of 6 months. The amount is up to me to decide and I can deposit any amount starting from rs500 and I am not sure about the maximum limit and when it comes to closure it was auto closure and this request was initiated at the branch..
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Aug 14, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Banking services are excellent"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I also have a recurring deposit with HDFC Bank. It was a easy process to get this account. I could do it online and the services are good. The interest rate is also to my satisfaction. I do not have hassles in closing the account too. The response is top always.
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      , tirunelveli
      Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Good RD account"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am holding a RD With HDFC and it is really good . At the time of liquidation the funds would get transferred to my account automatically. through online i had placed a request for this RDI EVERY MONTH they would deduct around 2500 per month and its my choice when it comes to the amount.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 10, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "My RD"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      For ICICI Bank recurring deposit my feedback would be, I am a customer of ICICI therefore I decided to opt for RD through this bank it is very easy to make the payment and it is as good as my credit card. Interest rate is very much higher compartively, so therefore I had chosen ICICI for RD.
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      , madurai
      Reviewed on Aug 10, 2017
    • IDBI Recurring Deposit
      "Satisfied with the services"
      IDBI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have opened a recurring deposit a number of times at IDBI and every process for this account was great. I had no hassles in getting the funds in to my account. The customer services has been excellent and they have been quick to complete their job on time.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Aug 07, 2017
    • SBI Recurring Deposit
      "Good to plan anything"
      STATE BANK OF INDIA
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Last 10 years I have a RD account with SBI, every month I pay the amount of Rs.10,000 for the tenure of one year, So far I got the interest rate of Rs.52,000 the current intrest of SBI for RD around 6.7% on yearly basic. I normally do auto debit from my account, I could view RD summary in SBI netbanking
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Jul 07, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Short term investment"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Initially ICICI gave me good interest rate for my recurring deposit, but for premature interest rate is not upto the mark and they not giving proper information. I am paying Rs. 2000 on monthly basis, they offered me the interest rate around 7.25% its good for short time investment.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 30, 2017
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