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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2020, 02.05 PM IST


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19 Mar, 2020
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It is that time of the year when many of us struggle to make investments into products that help save tax. For those of us who are yet to do it, this may be the final leg of the Jan-Feb-Mar (JFM) period that one could utilize to save tax.

If you too struggle with last-minute tax saving activities, year after year, then it’s worth exploring a simple and an easy way to bring discipline and regularity to your tax-saving plans. Consider Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) into Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS) schemes!

SIP into ELSS ensures that while you save on tax, you get to benefit from the growth potential offered by equity investing. Investments in the ELSS category qualify for a deduction of upto INR 1.5 lakh from one’s income under section 80C of the Income tax Act, 1961. You can start with a monthly SIP of as low as INR 500 to ensure regularity of investment and avoid the last minute tax hassle.

Apart from saving you tax, ELSS category offers an investor the following benefits:

  • One of the shortest lock-in period of 3-year
  • Participation in equity markets
  • Professional management of your investments with in a diversified portfolio

One must remember that ELSS mutual funds invest in equity markets. While they have the potential to generate higher returns than the traditionally available tax saving options, these are market linked and hence could be volatile especially over a short period of time. Therefore one must have the necessary risk appetite to invest in equity market related schemes.

IDFC Mutual Fund offers IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund in the ELSS category. This is an open ended equity linked saving scheme with a statutory lock in of 3 years and tax benefit under section 80C. The scheme invests majority of its assets in equity markets.

  • The fund follows a multi-cap oriented approach.
  • It follows a growth-at-a-reasonable-price philosophy.
  • The fund invests in companies based on a deep understanding of the industry-growth potential and interaction with managements

IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund doesn’t just save tax but helps grow your money. Further given the recent volatility and sharp correction witnessed by the equity markets, investors could consider investing in ELSS Schemes with an aim to benefit from long term growth potential of equity markets!



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