ELSS OR Equity Linked Savings Scheme, as the name suggests, is an equity based mutual fund. Through ELSS, one can invest in tax saving mutual fund & avail tax deductions under Section 80C. There are many advantages to investing via ELSS. Tax saving mutual fund is an equity diversified fund & investors enjoy both the benefits of capital appreciation as well as tax benefits. But for long term, ELSS generates better returns though with slightly higher risk.
Here are some points of advantage one can derive by investing in ELSS:
Equities are known for giving potentially higher long-term gains compared to other tax saving instruments available in the market. So, with ELSS, one can more effectively & efficiently construct a portfolio keeping in mind the long-term perspective.
Under section 80C, investments in tax saving mutual fund are exempt from tax. And the returns received from equity funds after the end of 1 year is also tax free. As ELSS funds come with a lock in period of 3 years, the returns, dividends, capital gains also become tax free.
If you want to save money & earn higher return of approximately 15 percent & more than ELSS funds are the way to go.
With inflation beating returns, ELSS funds are the best when it comes to long term financial planning. Under the guidance of an expert financial advisor, one can easily achieve the set goals of buying their dream home, children’s education, wedding, car & much more.
Tax saving Mutual funds has a 3-year lock in period, which is less as compared to other investment avenues like PPF, FDs, and NSC.
One has an option of either investing in one go I.e. lump sum amount or can opt for SIP. SIP or Systematic Investment Planning is where a certain amount gets deducted from your account on a monthly basis.