What are Tax-Saving or ELSS funds?

ELSS or Equity Linked Saving Scheme is a type of open-ended equity mutual fund that has the dual benefit of growing your wealth and saving tax.

ELSS funds invest majorly in equity and equity related products and have a lock-in period of 3 years during which you are not allowed to withdraw the money.

Investments in ELSS funds qualify for tax exemption under section 80C of the Indian Income Tax Act up to a total of RS. 1.5 lakhs.

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