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Equity Linked Savings Schemes  
A New Beginning for the NPS
The new zero-tax regime for the National Pension System is a very big deal for retirement savings
The suspense of tax-saving investments
We tend to take our love for mysteries & suspense a bit too far when we prolong our tax-saving investments
How to choose the best tax saving investment
You can turn your tax saving investments into a meaningful sum only by choosing the right option. Here are the pros and cons of the popular tax savings options
PPF has grossly underperformed ELSS
These numbers will prove why a common man needs to invest in equity
Pay less tax with your investments
There are a wide range of investments that allow you to reduce your tax liability
An overview of 6 popular tax-saving options
There are a variety of tax-saving investment options available to investors. Here's an overview of the six most popular ones
Saving tax through mutual funds
By most measures, Equity Linked Savings Schemes are the best tax-saving choice
Which is better: ELSS or ULIP?
While ULIPs and ELSS are both tax-saving options, only one of them makes sense as an investment
Tax Helpline
Should I invest in an ELSS with high AUM?
Dhirendra Kumar tells if you should invest in a tax-saving fund with high AUM...
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...

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 Relief 96  |  Invest Online Mar-1996 7.79 10.64 11.57 2.07 8,562
Axis Long Term Equity Fund  |  Invest Online Dec-2009 11.43 11.69 - 1.76 19,236
Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver Fund - Regular Plan  |  Invest Online Mar-1993 9.33 8.20 12.22 2.31 911
DSP Tax Saver Fund  |  Start SIP Now Jan-2007 8.37 10.55 13.37 1.88 5,482
IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund - Regular Plan Dec-2008 8.00 9.08 12.86 2.15 1,877
Invesco India Tax Plan  |  Invest Online Dec-2006 8.11 9.60 13.76 2.35 859
JM Tax Gain Fund Mar-2008 10.48 10.55 10.42 2.70 31
Kotak Tax Saver Regular Plan  |  Invest Online Nov-2005 8.21 10.28 10.70 2.40 896
Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund - Regular Plan  |  Invest Online Dec-2015 13.48 - - 2.02 2,306
Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund - Regular Plan (Erstwhile Motilal Oswal MOSt Focused Long Term Fund)  |  Invest Online Jan-2015 10.35 - - 2.15 1,389
Quant Tax Plan Apr-2000 6.35 11.94 7.83 2.48 9
Tata India Tax Savings Fund  |  Invest Online Mar-1996 9.20 11.58 13.37 2.12 1,815