Features, advantages, and comparability of an ELSS fund


An ELSS (equity-linked savings plan) is a common option for investors interested in mutual funds. ELSS mutual funds offer better returns and increased freedom to investors than other prominent investment alternatives like as Public Provident Fund, PPF, and bank savings.

If you want to invest in mutual funds, one must be aware that ELSS funds, or equity-linked savings plans, qualify for tax breaks under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act of 1961. By participating in ELSS mutual funds, investors may get a rebate check of up to Rs 1,50,000 and save up to Rs 46,800 in taxes every year. Their investment decision is heavily weighted toward equities and equity-linked instruments such as shares issued (65% of the portfolio). ELSS typically have a three-year lock-in term, the shortest of any Section 80C investment.

Features of ELSS funds

  • ELSS investments are subject to tax deductions of up to Rs 1.5 lakhs per year under Section 80C.
  • ELSS funds have a three-year lock-in term and no early termination options.
  • ELSS investments have no maximum limit, and the minimum investable amount varies amongst fund firms.
  • It is among the few revenue investments that have the potential to exceed inflation.
  • ELSS funds offer the twin effectiveness of financial deductions and wealth creation.

ELSS funds: Tax advantages

ELSS mutual funds can be included in tax deductions of up to Rs 1.5 lakhs per year under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act of 1961, saving you up to Rs 46,800 in taxes each year. Nevertheless, the profits from the ELSS exchange are not entirely tax-free. Long-term investment income of up to Rs 1 million per year is tax-free, however, profits above this level are liable to a 10% long-term capital gains tax, with relevant cess and surcharge. Dividends from your ELSS assets are included in your total income and taxed at your marginal tax rate. Although the redemption profits are taxed, ELSS is the best tax-saving investment choice under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act of 1961.

Compatibility for an ELSS fund

To limit price movements in your strategy, the equity allocation of ELSS funds necessitates a significantly longer window of at least five years.

Tax advantages are simply one of the advantages of investing in ELSS funds. Nevertheless, there is a widespread misperception that these funds guarantee returns. The profitability of ELSS funds is determined by market circumstances and is aligned with the stock indices to which they are linked.

ELSS mutual funds have a three-year lock-in term. This implies that your investments are lawfully bound in for three years from the date of purchase and cannot be redeemed until the three years are over. If you do not wish to remain invested in the same fund, you may move to another fund or withdraw altogether before the lock-in period expires.

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are for informational purposes only based on industry reports and related news stories. PropertyPistol does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information and shall not be held responsible for any action taken based on the published information.


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