Posted by: Labdhi Mehta on Jan 30, 2017, 06.30 AM IST
1. ELSS is a tax saving mutual fund that is eligible for Section 80C benefits along with the other investments listed, for a maximum amount of Rs. 1.5 lakh a year 2. ELSS is an equity portfolio that invests in a diverse set of equity shares. It can hold some cash defensively, but is primarily an equity investment. 3. ELSS has a lock-in period of three years (lowest among 80C investments), after which the investor can withdraw the funds for short-term goals, besides retirement. 4. The dividends are tax-free and redemption after three years will not attract capital gains tax, as the holding period is over 12 months. 5. Fund performance and portfolio are disclosed monthly and investment can be made in lump sum, through SIP or as desired into a folio. (The content on this page is courtesy Centre for Investment Education and Learning (CIEL). Contributions by Girija Gadre, Arti Bhargava and Labdhi Mehta.) This article appeared in Economic Times dated Jan 30, 2017, 06.30 AM IST
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