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
Tax savings alternatives
There are a variety of tax-saving 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 better tax-saving choice
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
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 Plan  |  Invest Online Feb-1999 14.17 17.93 19.28 2.41 630
Aditya Birla Sun Life Tax Relief 96  |  Invest Online Mar-1996 14.77 18.67 20.52 2.21 7,561
Axis Long Term Equity Fund Dec-2009 13.83 18.20 - 1.88 17,426
DSP Tax Saver Fund  |  Start SIP Now Jan-2007 15.22 17.98 20.46 1.93 4,740
HDFC Long Term Advantage Fund  |  Invest Online Jan-2001 16.65 15.80 20.41 2.20 1,425
IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund - Regular Plan  |  Invest Online Dec-2008 15.72 17.13 18.96 2.20 1,741
Invesco India Tax Plan  |  Invest Online Dec-2006 14.65 17.83 21.17 2.59 712
JM Tax Gain Fund Mar-2008 16.17 16.95 15.91 2.75 30
L&T Tax Advantage Fund  |  Invest Online Feb-2006 13.88 15.48 19.06 2.17 3,074
Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund - Regular Plan  |  Invest Online Dec-2015 21.52 - - 2.34 1,381
Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund - Regular Plan (Erstwhile Motilal Oswal MOSt Focused Long Term Fund)  |  Invest Online Jan-2015 17.35 - - 2.01 1,175
Principal Tax Savings Fund  |  Invest Online Mar-1996 16.26 16.91 18.27 2.65 371
Quant Tax Plan Apr-2000 15.76 20.66 13.71 2.50 8
Tata India Tax Savings Fund  |  Invest Online Mar-1996 15.66 18.49 19.93 2.10 1,598