National Savings Certificate (NSC): Overview
National Savings Certificate is an assured return scheme and provides for tax rebates under section 80C. It pays interest at 8.5 per cent for a duration of five years and 8.8 per cent for 10 years, which is relatively lower compared to other small saving schemes. You buy NSC for a specific value and the interest compounded half yearly and returned along with the principal amount on maturity. NSCs have low liquidity and premature withdrawals can be done only under specific circumstances, such as the death of the holder(s), forfeiture by the nominee, or under court's order.
- Where can I purchase National Savings Certificates (NSC)?
- Who is eligible for purchase of National Savings Certificates (NSC)?
- How do I purchase a National Saving Certificates (NSC)?
- How do I pay for National Saving Certificates (NSC)?
- How can NSCs be encashed at maturity?
- Is investment in National Savings Certificates (NSC) eligible for tax benefits?