*Disclaimer: Mutual fund investments are subject to market risks. Please read the offer document carefully before investing
How to use this RD 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 RD anytime by changing the input sliders
- RD Amount will be calculated instantaneously when you move the sliders.
What is RD?
RD or Recurring Deposits are an investment tool which allows investors to make regular monthly payments and save money for the long term. Investors can choose the tenure of the deposit and the minimum monthly payment they wish to make according to their convenience. RD schemes are generally more flexible than FD schemes and are generally preferred by those who want to start an account for the purpose of saving money and building a rainy-day fund.
How is RD interest calculated?
Interest on RD is compounded quarterly, in most banks. The formula for this is :
M = R[(1+i)^n-1]/(1-(1+i)^(-1/3) )
M = Maturity Value
R = Monthly Installment
n = Number of quarters
I = Rate of interest/400
So, if you invest in RD and put in Rs. 5,000 per month for a year, at the interest rate of 8%, your total value will be calculated as:
R = 5000
n = 4 (one year has four quarters)
I = 8.00/400
M = Rs. 62, 647 in one year
Benefits of RD
- RD can be used as collateral for taking loans. You can take up to 80-90% loans on your RD amount
- Premature withdrawals are allowed under RD. However, this may come with a small penalty
- RD schemes allow for higher rate of interest (usually 0.5% more) for senior citizens
- Minors can also open RD accounts under the supervision and guardianship of their parents
- The tenure is also flexible and you can choose from 7 days to 10 years depending on your convenience
- RD schemes allow you to save money on a regular basis and the minimum deposit amount can be as low as RS. 10
Tax Benefits on RD
- Similar to other personal tax-saving and investment instruments, Recurring Deposit schemes also attract taxes. A TDS of 10% is deducted on the returns accrued from a RD, if the total interest exceeds Rs. 10,000 in a single financial year.
- 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.