Income Tax on Savings Bank Interest

Under section 80TTA, the Income Tax Act can be deducted and availed under this section. From the total savings account interest income earned and the amount that can be deducted is about Rs.10000. There is no need of paying tax, If an individual whose total interest income is below Rs.1000. Under section 80TTB, the tax-exempt limit is about Rs.50000 for the senior citizens. Under section 80TT, the tax-exempt is about Rs.10000. On saving interest, no TDS is deducted. Non-resident External (NRE) account no tax is applicable on interest. For the Non-resident Ordinary (NRO) and for the NRIs, 30% of tax is deducted at source (TDS).

Income Tax Under Section80TTA

Under section 80TTA of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the deduction is granted. A maximum of Rs.10000 per year from the savings bank is deducted and it is allowed for the interest earned from the savings account which is held in the post office, banks, and co-operative banks. It is not allowed for the firms/companies and to the individual and HUF assesses the deduction is allowed only for these people.

IT on Saving Bank interest

IT Under Section 80TTB

Under section 80TTB, from the savings account and on the fixed deposits to the senior citizens (whose age is above 60 years), the deduction is granted up to Rs.50000 per annum. The interest on the fixed deposits is also deducted ad the interest deducted would be the same.

Tax Amount Earned From Saving

All the interest which are been earned from your savings account is taxable as ordinary income, which is equal to the amount of the income which is earned by working at your job daily. Low as 10% too high as 39.6% is known to be the tax rate. Sometimes, the savings account is taxable with a certain percentage of interest levied on it. The marginal rate is taxed at the savings account by availing a certain amount of interest.

Deposit made in Saving Account

Here an individual is supposed to maintain a balance in order to get the minimum interest. It is available in saving accounts. Upon creating the savings account, the bank manages to make restrictions upon the complete withdrawal and suggests to maintain the minimum balance in your account. The minimum average amount maintained in the savings account helps you to determine the interest rate. It is different and may differ from one bank to another bank.

On daily basis, interest on a savings account is calculated on the closing balance of each day. It is done according to the instructions of RBI Guidelines. The amount is transacted to your account on a half-yearly/quarterly/monthly basis.

Tax Limit for Saving Account

The extra amount will be taxable if the interest earned from one’s savings accounts exceeds Rs.10000, for example, if Vijay earns Rs.8000 from his saving account then he need not pay any tax for it on the other hand if Ram earned Rs.13000 then he is needed to be paid the tax of Rs.3000 for it is exceeded its saving account tax limit

But the main thing to be taken care is to be that the one should be aware of the limit of their respective saving account. TDS on saving interest is not deducted like a term deposit or fixed deposit.

TDS ON Recurring Deposit

The one is needed to pay TDS if the tax earned from their savings account exceeds the tax earning limit i.e Rs.10000. this TDS is also known as tax deducted at source is applicable for Indian citizens, under the income tax act of 1961

The respective individual with no taxable income should submit Form 15G that to avoid the application of TDS on the fixed deposit and on recurring deposit. If the individual is failed to provide the PAN information to the bank then they will be taxed 20% of TDS.

Deductions Not Allowed Under The 80TTA

The tax deduction is not applicable for the one for the interest received from

  • Fixed deposits (FD)
  • Recurring deposits or even for the other time deposit

Fixed Deposit (FD)

Risk-averse investors are the only reason for fixed deposits. The fixed amount rate varies from a bank to a bank, but the average rate of interest is approx. to 4.50 to 8 percent per annum. The amount deposited helps the one to earn interest for a fixed period of time.

Recurring Deposit (RD)

The best and the most popular scheme offered by the bank is a recurring deposit. In this scheme, an individual has to invest a specific amount every month for a certain period of time and earn interests from their investments.