Invest in Tax saving FD schemes offering high interest

Tax Saving FD Interest ratesInvest in Tax saving fixed deposits (FD) schemes offering high interest

If you are planning to save tax by December, start saving money from this month itself. Tax Saving FD schemes offer attractive interest rates now which may continue for another couple of months. I have done a comprehensive list of Tax Saving Fixed deposit interest rates and you can choose the best one among the list. This post is based on request made by Prathap on "Suggest a topic".

Tax Saving FD schemes

If you want to save tax on your salary, you can invest up to Rs 100,000 u/s 80C and get income tax exemption. Out of the all available tax saving schemes, Tax Saving FD schemes are favorite one for many of us.

Also read: How Salary individuals can save income tax u/s 80C and beyond?

High Interest: Out of all tax saving options available to you u/s 80C, Bank FD schemes offer fixed interest.

Principal is protected: If you consider ELSS tax saving scheme, there is risk of capital erosion, however investing in Bank tax saving FD, there is no such risk.

Tenure: Out of available secured tax saving options u/s 80C, tax saving bank FD’s are the only options available which are 5 years period paying high interest. Though PPF also offers high interest, the maturity of the PPF is 15 years. NSC tenure might be comparable, but interest rates are low.

Tax Saving FD interest rates as of 3-Oct-13

Tax saving Fixed Deposit (FD) rates

If you enjoyed this article, share it with your friends and colleagues through Facebook and twitter.

Invest in Tax saving fixed deposits (FD) schemes offering high interest

Suresh KP


  1. Dear suresh I am an central gov employe coming under PB 3 structure, looking forward for investing money.Following are my exisisting priorities
    a) education loan repayment 15000 pm
    b) lic 14500 quaterly
    Can spare around 10000 monthly for investments
    Kindly advic were to start with investments for tax exemptions
    a) MF
    b)ETF gold Or any other domain.

    Least appetite for risk.

    Regards jashin

    1. You can invest in any of the funds indicated in this article.

  2. Hi suresh,

    Thanks for the detailed info as always. I had a query. If i invest 50,000 per year for next 5 years in tax saver FDs, then my annualised interest(approx.) will be in the order 5,000(2014) , 10,000(2015) , 15,000(2016) , 20,000(2017) , 25,000(2018). How will TDS calculations be made?

    Will it give any advanatge, if i open these Tax Saver FDs in different banks / branches?



      1. Can I avoid tds by opening fds in different banks?
        Can I file returns if tds is deducted and my income is not taxable?

  3. Dear Suresh, Thanks for the detailed info about Tax Saver Fixed Deposit (FD). I have a question. Can we

    invest in such a Tax Saver FD in the name of the spouse and still claim it under Sec 80c in our IT return? Like we can for Public Provident Fund (PPF)?

  4. Hello Sir,

    Thanks for the very good comparision about FD.

    I am Salaried person. Yearly salary is 7 lakh and i have already taken Jeevan anand – yearly premium around Rs107000/-. Third premium i am going to pay now (Augest 2014). I heard that This LIC related tax saving schemes are not that much benificial compared to FD and Mutual Fund. In the recent Budget tax exemption gone upto 2.5 Lakh, so i have another 40 thousand to save. Now my question is

    1) can i cancel my LIC jeevan anand and change it to FD or MF?

    2) what is the expected Loss for me if i do that?

    3) If i cancel and start FD or MF – suggest me the best options available.

    Thank you so much in advance.

    1. Selva, pls see my comments 1) Before cancelling, consider taking adequate term insurance 2) Your loss may be very less comparing to what you would be loosing in future 3) Invest in largecap or diversified funds like ICICI Pru focussed blue chip fund,HDFC Top-200, Birla SL Frontline fund, BNPP Equity fund, UTI Opps fund and Quantum long term equity fund. You can pick any of these funds.

      1. Sir Thanks For Your Right Suggetion. 

        As you said I am planning to take SBI Term Insurance.

        What about my cancellation? What is the ideal way to cancel LIC Jeevan Anand.

        After 3 years – Close or leave it unpaid?

        which one will give me very less loss?

        Thanks for your reply


        1. Selva, 1) First take SBI term insurance. 2) Approach LIC and ask for both these options i.e. exit or discontinue, but leave it unpaid 3) This would give you an idea whether to exit or not

    1. Mohammed, If you invest up to Rs 1 Lakh in such Canara Tax saver MF, you would get tax exemption u/s 80C. However returns from such ELSS would be taxed based on mutual funds taxation rules.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *