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Saving on taxes is smart.Saving on taxes with ELSS is smarter.

They say a penny saved is a penny earned. We say every penny not earned is a penny lost. Smart investors would have earned up to Rs. 34 lakhs more out of their tax-saving investments.

1) Are you losing out on an opportunity to do the same?

2) Wondering how you could have made those Rs. 34 Lakhs?

* We're not going to beat around the bush.

* Every year you probably invest under Section 80C to save on taxes.

* The Public Provident Fund (PPF) is something that most prefer.

So, we compared investments in PPF and ELSS (tax-saving mutual funds) over the last 16 years.

Rs. 50,000 invested every year in PPF grew to Rs. 17,35,017.

Rs. 50,000 invested every year in an ELSS Fund* grew to Rs. 52,17,822.

Most other tax-saving options are fixed-income instruments whose rates are similar to PPF rates. And unlike PPF, interest earned on these instruments are taxed, which further reduces your return. Long-term capital gains on ELSS funds are tax-free!

The maximum investment limit under Section 80C is currently Rs. 1,50,000. By investing in ELSS funds, you can save up to Rs. 46,350# on taxes. Even better, you are building wealth at superior rates of return*.

Choose the smart way to save on taxes. Invest in FundsIndia's expert recommended best performing ELSS Funds now!

Scheme Name
FundsIndia Rating
3 Year Returns (%)
5 Year Returns (%)
Franklin India Taxshield(G) 11.44 16.33
DSP Tax Saver Fund-Reg(G) 13.79 17.41
Aditya Birla SL Tax Relief '96(G) 14.05 18.9
Axis Long Term Equity Fund(G) 12.68 18.95

Please note, it is advisable to get a portfolio tailored to your needs. Please consult an investment advisor before you invest.

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Past performance may or may not be sustained in futurePoint-to-point returns as of 16/01/2019.

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