Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS) Calculator

Maturity Amount

Quarterly Interest

Total Interest Earned In 5 Years

What is SCSS?

The Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS) is a Government-backed post office savings scheme that offers senior citizens a regular stream of income with the highest savings and tax-saving benefits. This is a secure form of investment with a guarantee of returns upon its maturity. Senior citizens living in India can individually or jointly invest a fixed amount in the scheme and receive regular income with tax benefits. This is a postal savings program. Senior citizens can open an SCSS account to avail of SCSS benefits. They can open an account at a post office or an authorized bank.

 Persons opening an SCSS account will receive interest on the deposited capital at the interest rate set by the government. From 01.01.2024, interest will be paid for the first time from the date of deposit on March 31, June 30, September 31, and December 31, and thereafter, they will receive quarterly interest on the deposited amount. Interest payments are received on the first day of April, July, October, and January.

When the investment is less than Rs.1,00,000, it can be deposited in cash. When it is more than Rs.1,00,000, payment should be made by cheque. The maturity period of SCSS is 5 years, which can be extended for 3 more years by submitting an application. The minimum deposit amount is Rs.1,000, and the maximum is Rs.30,00,000. Deposits are to be made in multiples of Rs.1,000. SCSS.Under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961, an individual can deduct an amount of up to Rs 1.5 lakh from his income. TDS is deducted if the total interest on all SCSS accounts exceeds Rs 50,000 per annum. Every quarter, the Government sets the interest rate on SCSS. The interest rate has not been hiked for the quarter of April - June 2024. The current interest rate for SCSS is 8.20%.

Features of SCSS

Seniors Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS)



5 Years

Interest Rate

8.2 % 

Minimum Investment


Maximum Investment


Tax Benefits

Available under Section 80C upto Rs.1,50,000

Premature Closure


Nomination Facility 



What is the SCSS Calculator? 

You can use an online tool called the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS) calculator to calculate the maturity amount and interest amount. It helps investors decide on a potential investment by calculating the potential returns from their SCSS Calculator. The interest amount calculated would be for the whole term as well as quarterly interest amounts. The data required to calculate the returns is the principal amount to be invested. The SCSS Calculator will give you the maturity amount, quarterly interest and the total interest earned during the tenure after providing the principal amount to be invested.  


How to Use the SCSS Calculator?

Cleartax’s SCSS Calculator is available online and is free to use. Enter the Principal investment amount to be invested in the calculator. The ClearTax SCSS Calculator will show you the maturity amount, quarterly interest as well as annual interest. 


Formula to Calculate SCSS Maturity Amount and Interest Amount

The SCSS Calculator uses the following formula to calculate the maturity amount of the SCSS scheme - Maturity Amount = P x ( 1 + r/n)n x t

The SCSS Calculator uses the following formula to calculate the interest amount of the SCSS scheme - Compound Interest = P x ( 1 + r/n)n x t - P 


P is the  Principal amount

r is the Interest Rate

n is the number of times that interest is compounded

t is the tenure of the investment 


Since SCSS interest is compounded quarterly, n equals 4.


Let’s calculate the maturity amount and interest amount using the formula for better understanding 

Ms Kavya wants to calculate her potential maturity amount by investing Rs.5,00,000 in the SCSS Scheme.



Principal ( P )


Interest Rate ( r )

8.2 % p.a

No. of times interest is compounded ( n )


Tenure ( t )

5 years

Maturity Amount 

5,00,000 ( 1+ 0.082/ 4) 4 x 5


= 7,05,000

Interest Amount

7,05,000 - 5,00,000


= 2,05,000

  (Kindly note that the above example is merely for understanding purposes. Please use the Cleartax SCSS calculator for accurate results)


Benefits of Using SCSS Calculator

  • Time saving - The SCSS Calculator quickly gives you the maturity and interest amount in seconds which saves a lot of time in manual calculations.
  • Accuracy - Using the calculator can help avoid mistakes and errors due to manual calculations.
  • Ease of use - It is simple and convenient to use making it user-friendly.
  • Investment Planning - The Calculator helps you decide if the investment opportunity satisfies your investment needs.
  • Comparison - This enables the investor to compare different investment options before making a decision.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the number of accounts that can be opened under SCSS by a senior citizen?

The account holder can operate more than one account under this scheme, provided the funds in one account do not exceed the maximum limit (eg Rs. 30 lakh)

Can a SCSS account be transferred from a post office to a bank?

Yes. SCSS account can be transferred by submitting Form G to the Post Office with the necessary documents to transfer the account to your preferred bank.

How do joint shareholders share the SCSS maturity amount?

The whole of the SCSS account amount is paid to the original account holder or depositor. Therefore, in this case, adding your spouse as a joint account holder is not important.

Can both spouses open separate SCSS accounts?

Where both spouses are aged above 60 years they can open individual SCSS accounts.  

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