Equity Linked Savings Schemes  
How ELSS scores over other tax saving avenues
Individuals often take sub-optimal investment decisions with their tax-saving investments. But things aren't as difficult as they look. Read to know more
Pay Less Tax with Your Investments
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Tax Savings Alternatives
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Saving tax through Mutual Funds
By most measures, Equity-Linked Savings Schemes are better tax-saving choice
How ELSS returns matches up to PPF and Nifty?
We did a comprehensive study to find out which is more rewarding amongst PPF, ELSS and Nifty
Which is better: ELSS or ULIP?
ELSSs have predictable costs, easily understandable returns and are transparent about how the fund operates and what it invests in
Is ELSS suitable for senior citizens?
The idea that equity is risky and therefore suitable only for young people actually pushes many old, retired people towards financial problems
The Promise of ELSS Funds
The combination of equity and tax-saving makes ELSS funds an ideal investment for all types of investors
Tax Helpline
How are SWPs taxed?
Mutual fund withdrawals are subject to tax depending on the category of the funds...
How much tax will I have to pay?
There is no surrender penalty from the 6th policy year, irrespective of the number of years the premiums have been paid...
Should I shift from balanced fund to ULIP?
If your research is correct, your new investment advisor is trying to sell you a Unit Linked Insurance Plan (ULIP)...
Can I open another NPS account?
If you are looking to claim a tax deduction under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, you can consider investing in Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSSs)...
Can I claim a tax deduction on premiums for my son?
A tax payer can claim a tax deduction on premiums paid for a life insurance cover for himself, spouse and children...
Can I claim deduction on my fixed deposit of 5 years?
Tax-saving fixed deposits have a lock-in period of five years and they qualify for a tax deduction of up to Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C...

Top Rated Tax Planning Funds
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Fund Rating Launch 3-Years
Return (%)
Return (%)
Return (%)
Ratio (%)
Net Assets (Cr)
Aditya Birla Sun Life Tax Plan  |  Invest Online Feb-1999 14.61 22.99 15.33 2.51 745
Aditya Birla Sun Life Tax Relief 96  |  Invest Online Mar-1996 15.03 23.73 15.75 2.26 7,020
Axis Long Term Equity Fund Dec-2009 12.94 24.36 - 2.25 18,752
BOI AXA Tax Advantage Fund - Eco Plan  |  Invest Online Feb-2009 13.25 19.03 - 2.26 209
DSP Tax Saver Fund (Erstwhile DSPBR Tax Saver)  |  Start SIP Now Jan-2007 13.53 20.70 15.67 2.10 4,750
HDFC Long Term Advantage Fund  |  Invest Online Jan-2001 15.25 19.38 15.04 1.40 1,595
IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund - Regular Plan  |  Invest Online Dec-2008 14.28 21.66 - 2.40 1,741
Invesco India Tax Plan  |  Invest Online Dec-2006 13.69 22.40 17.41 2.50 627
L&T Tax Advantage Fund  |  Invest Online Feb-2006 14.37 19.48 15.82 2.25 3,426
Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund - Regular Plan (Erstwhile Motilal Oswal MOSt Focused Long Term Fund)  |  Invest Online Jan-2015 17.26 - - 2.34 1,137
Principal Tax Savings Fund  |  Invest Online Mar-1996 16.15 21.79 12.63 2.53 411
Quant Tax Plan (Erstwhile Escorts Tax Plan) Apr-2000 19.17 24.41 8.61 2.50 8
Tata India Tax Savings Fund  |  Invest Online Mar-1996 13.69 20.38 15.17 2.20 1,569