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Post Office: How much tax can you save from NSC, money safe with better returns; Learn details

Post Office National Savings Certificate: You can invest in the National Savings Certificate (NSC) of the Post Office.

Post Office NSC: If you are thinking of investing in the coming days, then small savings scheme of post office can be a good option. Interest on FDs or RDs in banks is also decreasing continuously. If you are a taxpayer, then here you get better returns along with saving tax and with that your investment is also safe. You can invest in the National Savings Certificate (NSC) of the post office.

This scheme of post office not only provides good returns, but also saves tax under section 80C of Income Tax Act. Tax deduction can be availed on NSC up to a maximum amount of Rs 1.5 lakh under this section. While calculating income tax, a taxpayer under section 80C gets the benefit of deduction, which he can deduct from his income as expenses, so that he has to pay tax on lesser amount.

Interest rate and tenure
The National Savings Certificate (NSC) scheme of the Post Office is currently receiving interest at the rate of 6.8 per cent per annum. It is compounded on an annual basis but the payment is on maturity only. The tenure of this scheme is 5 years old. According to the information given on the post office website, if you invest in NSC from 1000 rupees, then after 5 years you will get 1389.49 rupees.


  • Investments can be started from the National Savings Certificate. There is no maximum investment limit.
  • Certificate in the scheme Any one adult, maximum three adults together can take a joint account, a minor of more than 10 years of age.
  • NSC can be purchased from any Indian post office.
  • Interest is deposited annually but payment is made only at maturity, in which TDS is not deducted.
  • NSC is accepted as collateral or security for loans by all banks and NBFC.
  • An investor can nominate any member of his family.
  • NSCs can be transferred from one person to another in the name of a person between the time of issue and the maturity date.

Who can invest?
All Indian residents can invest in NSC. Non-Indian citizens (NRIs) cannot purchase NSCs. However, if a resident Indian has purchased an NSC and becomes an NRI before maturity, he / she still gets the benefit. Trust and Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) cannot invest in NSC. HUF Karta can only invest in NSC in his / her name.



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