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Slide the bars to adjust the numbers

Select Monthly Installment

  5000

Select number of months

  12

Select interest rate

  7

Total Interest


Deposit Amount


Maturity Amount

 

How to use this FD Calculator?

  • Use the slider for Selecting Monthly Amount
  • Select the tenure in Months using slider
  • Move the slider and select the Interest Rate
  • Recalculate your FD anytime by changing the input sliders
  • FD Amount will be calculated instantaneously when you move the sliders.

FD or Fixed Deposits are long-term investment tool which helps investors save money for the long term. Investors can choose a fixed tenure for which the deposit will be kept with the bank. In general, FD investments are better for those looking for long-term wealth creation as they offer high interest rates as compared to savings accounts.

How is FD interest calculated?

Interest on FD is compounded quarterly, in most banks. The formula for this is:

A = P * (1+ r/n) ^ n*t , where

I = A – P
A = Maturity value
P = Principal amount
r = rate of interest
t = Number of years
n = Compounded interest frequency
I = Interest earned amount

Benefits of FD

  • FD can be used as collateral for taking loans. You can take up to 80-90% loans on your FD amount
  • The depositor can choose to transfer the amount at the time of maturity for a further Fixed Deposit.
  • The money can be deposited only once. Once deposited, withdrawal of money from the account will accrue a penalty.
  • FD schemes are good investment tools for those who have surplus funds and want to earn money from it.

Tax Benefits on FD

Similar to other personal tax-saving and investment instruments, Fixed Deposits schemes also attract taxes. A TDS of 10% is deducted on the returns accrued from an FD if the total interest exceeds Rs. 10,000 in a single financial year.

Let’s compare this to the SIP scheme and you can see that SIPs are more beneficial for the long term. Since long-term gains from equity are tax-free, any SIP which invests in ELSS (Equity Linked Mutual Funds) is also tax-free after one year.