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Bank of India’s Public Provident Fund (PPF) scheme is an effective investment scheme that provides great returns and comes with tax benefits. One can invest a minimum of Rs. 500 to a maximum of Rs. 1,50,000 in one financial year. One can calculate the returns on their PPF account by using a BOI PPF account calculator. A PPF account in the Bank of India can be opened by getting the account opening form, nomination form, and pay-in-slip. All the mentioned forms have to be submitted along with other documents required by the bank.

## How PPF Investment Works?

A public provident fund (PPF) account is a method of investment that offers income tax deduction u/s 80C for the invested amount (subject to a limit of Rs 1.5 lakh a year). The interest earned is exempt from tax and there is no tax on the amount received on maturity of the account either. Owing to the tax benefits offered, many open PPF accounts with their bank/post office to build a sizable corpus.

PPF accounts have a mandatory lock-in period of 15 years. Upon maturity, the investor has the option of taking any one of the following steps:

1) Withdraw the proceeds and close the account.

2) Continue the account for a period of five years.

## BOI PPF Maturity Calculation Formula

The Bank of India PPF maturity value calculation is given below:

F = P [({(1+i) ^n}-1)/i]

These variables used in the formula represents the following–

• F – Maturity of PPF
• P – Annual instalments
• I – Rate of interest
• N – Total number of years

## How to Use the PPF Calculator for BOI?

With the help of the online Bank of India PPF calculator, one can easily calculate their maturity value with the help of simple steps:

• Provide the yearly investment amount or move the slider to adjust the amount
• Enter the time period of the PPF investment.
• Once the above details are entered, the calculator will automatically calculate the total investment amount, total interest and maturity value at the end of the investment period

## Benefits of Using BOI PPF Calculator

The maturity value calculated with BOI PPF Calculator can be of great help to depositors. Some of the major benefits of using this calculator are:

• The calculation of the interest you will be earning on the amount of principal in hand can help make an informed decision.
• The calculator makes sure you choose the right investment amount for your PPF account.
• Helps an investor to make a wise decision on how long should the investment be held to fulfil their investment objective

## Bank of India PPF – FAQS

Ques. Can I close my PPF account before maturity?

Ans. Yes. But only once it has completed 5 financial years that too on the following grounds: