Union Budget 2023- Finance Minister Increased Senior Citizen Saving Scheme Limit, Check Here
Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announced an increase in the limit of senior citizen saving scheme today in her speech.
Check here the new limit of the senior citizen saving scheme. What is a Senior Citizen Saving scheme?
A Senior Citizens' Saving Scheme ( SCSS) is a government- sponsored retirement savings programme.
Senior citizens can invest a lump sum and receive a regular income as well as tax benefits.
New Senior Citizen Saving Scheme Limit
The Finance Minister increased the Senior Citizen Savings Scheme maximum limit to Rs 30 lakhs from the current Rs 15 lakhs.
Benefits of Senior Citizen Savings Scheme
- SCSS is one of the safest and most reliable investment options for senior citizens because it is a government- backed small savings scheme.
- SCSS, which pays an annual interest rate of 8 .0%, is one of the most advantageous investment options, especially when compared to more traditional methods of saving such as FD and Savings Account.
- A tax deduction of up to Rs. 1.5 lakh per year under section 80 C of the Income Tax Act is available.
Eligibility Criteria
- The entire deposit in a joint account is only attributable to the first account holder.
Latest Interest rate
Senior Citizen Savings Scheme ( SCSS) interest rates are 8 .0% p. a. for the fourth quarter ( January - March) of fiscal year 2022 - 23.
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