IDBI Ltd is launching a fixed deposit, `IDBI Suvidha Tax-Saving Fixed Deposit', with effect from August 4.
The five-year deposit scheme will have an interest rate of 8.5 per cent and 9 per cent for senior citizens. This is following the notification by the Government of India exempting five-year fixed deposits from tax under the Section 80 (C) of the Income Tax Act, said a press release from the bank. Depositors can claim tax exemption on a deposit of up to Rs 1 lakh.
The scheme will have a lock-in period of five years.