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Best Tax Saving Mutual Funds Plans FY 19 - 20

Updated on June 16, 2019 , 160 views

Best tax saving Mutual Funds (ELSS) are funds that help people save a lot of money on taxes along with earning capital appreciation on their investments.

Tax Saving ELSS funds allow tax exemptions up to INR 1,50,000 under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. Therefore, by Investing in these tax saving Mutual Funds, even the investors in the highest tax bracket of 30% can avail tax exemptions of around INR 46,000 for a particular financial year along with earning good returns.

Tax-Savings

As tax saving Mutual Funds (or ELSS as it is commonly called) are market-linked investments, investors are suggested to carry out investments in these funds wisely so as to avert long-term losses and risks.

Benefits of Best Tax Saving Mutual Funds ELSS FY 19 - 20

Saving Under section 80C IT Act 1961

  • ELSS Mutual Funds provide tax exemptions up to INR 1,50,000.
  • The ELSS returns are much higher than the returns offered by other Tax Saving Investment options.
  • Tax saving Mutual Funds or ELSS have the shortest lock-in period of 3 years, which is comparatively much less than other tax saving investments.
  • The ELSS funds offer an option to invest via SIP, so the investors can easily manage their ELSS investment by investing small amounts monthly.

All the above-mentioned factors make ELSS one of the best tax saving Mutual Funds.

As the tax season approaches, people start making investments to save tax. Time and again it is said by financial advisors and fund houses that a SIP is one of the best ways to invest in tax saving Mutual Funds (ELSS) as it keeps your investment disciplined and balanced. However, as per reports, still barely 15% of the total investments in ELSS funds takes place through SIP and the remaining 85% is via lump sum. So, the investors are advised to invest in tax saving Mutual Funds (ELSS) via a SIP (Systematic Investment plan) as the fiscal year begins. Don’t wait, invest now!

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Top 4 Best performing Tax Saving ELSS Mutual Funds

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2018 (%)Since launch (%)
ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund (Tax Saving) Growth ₹377.39
↑ 0.35
₹6,2731.94.84.811.210.50.520.1
Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver Growth ₹66.1
↑ 0.16
₹94837.19.713.811.22.720
IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund Growth ₹56.02
↑ 0.11
₹1,9960.53.6-213.313.1-9.417.9
Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund Growth ₹17.697
↑ 0.02
₹1,9491.65.77.918.5 -2.317.9
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 18 Jun 19
*Above is the list of Best elss Mutual Funds having Net Assets above 100 Crore sorted on annualized returns since launch / inception.

1. ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund (Tax Saving)

To generate long-term capital appreciation through investments made primarily in equity and equity related securities of companies.

ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund (Tax Saving) is a Equity - ELSS fund was launched on 19 Aug 99. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 20.1% since its launch.  Ranked 30 in ELSS category.  Return for 2018 was 0.5% , 2017 was 26% and 2016 was 3.9% .

Below is the key information for ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund (Tax Saving)

ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund (Tax Saving)
Growth
Launch Date 19 Aug 99
NAV (18 Jun 19) ₹377.39 ↑ 0.35   (0.09 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹6,273 on 30 Apr 19
Category Equity - ELSS
AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 2.39
Sharpe Ratio 0.18
Information Ratio -0.4
Alpha Ratio 1.9
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 May 14₹10,000
31 May 15₹12,454
31 May 16₹12,380
31 May 17₹14,998
31 May 18₹16,424
31 May 19₹17,970

ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund (Tax Saving) SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹395,578.
Net Profit of ₹95,578
Invest Now

Returns for ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund (Tax Saving)

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 18 Jun 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 1.4%
3 Month 1.9%
6 Month 4.8%
1 Year 4.8%
3 Year 11.2%
5 Year 10.5%
Since launch 20.1%
10 Year
15 Year
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 0.5%
2017 26%
2016 3.9%
2015 4.3%
2014 50.8%
2013 10.2%
2012 37.6%
2011 -24%
2010 24.1%
2009 112%
Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund (Tax Saving)
NameSinceTenure
Sankaran Naren5 Nov 180.32 Yr.
Priyanka Khandelwal15 Jun 171.71 Yr.
Harish Bihani5 Nov 180.32 Yr.

Data below for ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund (Tax Saving) as on 30 Apr 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services21.81%
Basic Materials9.59%
Utility9.48%
Technology8.87%
Consumer Cyclical8.73%
Health Care8.18%
Consumer Defensive7.96%
Industrials6.76%
Energy4.75%
Communication Services4.08%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash9.42%
Equity90.58%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Treps
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
9%₹584 Cr
NTPC Ltd (Utilities)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 17 | 532555
6%₹375 Cr28,000,000
↑ 2,381,888
ITC Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 17 | ITC
6%₹362 Cr12,000,000
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 16 | INFY
5%₹307 Cr4,080,064
↑ 1,020,611
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 17 | BHARTIARTL
4%₹256 Cr8,000,000
Hindalco Industries Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 18 | HINDALCO
4%₹248 Cr12,022,592
↑ 1,086,395
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 18 | ICICIBANK
4%₹245 Cr6,000,000
Oil & Natural Gas Corp Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 18 | 500312
4%₹243 Cr14,374,014
↓ -2,721,000
State Bank of India (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | SBIN
3%₹214 Cr6,906,964
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | LT
3%₹208 Cr1,543,500

2. Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver

(ELSS Scheme) Seeking to provide long term capital appreciation by predominantly investing in equities and to facilitate the subscribers to seek tax benefits as provided under Section 80 C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. However, there can be no assurance that the investment objective of the scheme will be realized.

Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver is a Equity - ELSS fund was launched on 2 Feb 09. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 20% since its launch.  Ranked 36 in ELSS category.  Return for 2018 was 2.7% , 2017 was 32% and 2016 was 0% .

Below is the key information for Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver

Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver
Growth
Launch Date 2 Feb 09
NAV (18 Jun 19) ₹66.1 ↑ 0.16   (0.24 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹948 on 30 Apr 19
Category Equity - ELSS
AMC Canara Robeco Asset Management Co. Ltd.
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 2.59
Sharpe Ratio 0.29
Information Ratio -0.34
Alpha Ratio -0.89
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 May 14₹10,000
31 May 15₹12,769
31 May 16₹12,189
31 May 17₹14,840
31 May 18₹16,496
31 May 19₹18,530

Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹405,518.
Net Profit of ₹105,518
Invest Now

Returns for Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 18 Jun 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 4.2%
3 Month 3%
6 Month 7.1%
1 Year 9.7%
3 Year 13.8%
5 Year 11.2%
Since launch 20%
10 Year
15 Year
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 2.7%
2017 32%
2016 0%
2015 0.6%
2014 45.2%
2013 5.3%
2012 30%
2011 -16.3%
2010 24.9%
2009
Fund Manager information for Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver
NameSinceTenure
Krishna Sanghavi16 Oct 180.37 Yr.
Cheenu Gupta12 Mar 180.97 Yr.

Data below for Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver as on 30 Apr 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services28.78%
Industrials25.01%
Basic Materials12.46%
Consumer Cyclical5.84%
Energy5.68%
Technology5.29%
Consumer Defensive5.26%
Health Care4.28%
Utility4%
Communication Services1.55%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.35%
Equity97.65%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 18 | ICICIBANK
8%₹78 Cr1,850,000
↑ 173,000
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 08 | HDFCBANK
8%₹74 Cr306,342
↑ 20,000
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 18 | LT
7%₹65 Cr416,200
↑ 65,000
State Bank of India (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 18 | SBIN
5%₹48 Cr1,364,000
↑ 257,000
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 17 | RELIANCE
5%₹47 Cr352,500
↑ 71,000
Axis Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 18 | 532215
4%₹41 Cr513,000
Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 16 | 500696
3%₹29 Cr163,830
↑ 27,000
Divi's Laboratories Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 18 | DIVISLAB
3%₹28 Cr177,500
↑ 31,000
VIP Industries Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 18 | 507880
3%₹28 Cr627,684
↑ 68,650
Treps
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
3%₹25 Cr

3. IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund

The investment objective of the Scheme is to seek to generate long term capital growth from a diversified portfolio of predominantly equity and equity related securities. There can be no assurance that the investment objective of the scheme will be realised.

IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund is a Equity - ELSS fund was launched on 26 Dec 08. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 17.9% since its launch.  Ranked 3 in ELSS category.  Return for 2018 was -9.4% , 2017 was 53.4% and 2016 was 0.4% .

Below is the key information for IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund

IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund
Growth
Launch Date 26 Dec 08
NAV (18 Jun 19) ₹56.02 ↑ 0.11   (0.20 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,996 on 30 Apr 19
Category Equity - ELSS
AMC IDFC Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 2.74
Sharpe Ratio -0.51
Information Ratio -0.09
Alpha Ratio -11.36
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 May 14₹10,000
31 May 15₹14,058
31 May 16₹13,220
31 May 17₹17,241
31 May 18₹20,277
31 May 19₹20,092

IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹426,080.
Net Profit of ₹126,080
Invest Now

Returns for IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 18 Jun 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 3.3%
3 Month 0.5%
6 Month 3.6%
1 Year -2%
3 Year 13.3%
5 Year 13.1%
Since launch 17.9%
10 Year
15 Year
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 -9.4%
2017 53.4%
2016 0.4%
2015 6.9%
2014 42.2%
2013 15%
2012 36.2%
2011 -23.3%
2010 24%
2009 70.8%
Fund Manager information for IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund
NameSinceTenure
Daylynn Pinto20 Oct 162.61 Yr.

Data below for IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund as on 30 Apr 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services27.99%
Consumer Cyclical13.97%
Basic Materials12.13%
Industrials11.42%
Technology8.79%
Energy6.55%
Health Care6.44%
Consumer Defensive3.43%
Utility3.35%
Communication Services0.16%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash5.1%
Equity94.9%
Other0.01%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 May 16 | ICICIBANK
6%₹128 Cr3,150,000
↑ 50,000
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
5%₹100 Cr
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 14 | HDFCBANK
4%₹81 Cr350,000
State Bank of India (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | SBIN
4%₹81 Cr2,600,000
↑ 100,000
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 18 | RELIANCE
4%₹77 Cr550,000
Axis Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 18 | 532215
4%₹71 Cr925,000
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 15 | INFY
3%₹60 Cr800,000
↓ -100,000
RBL Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 16 | RBLBANK
3%₹56 Cr825,000
↑ 25,000
Future Retail Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 16 | FRETAIL
3%₹53 Cr1,260,000
↑ 120,000
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (Basic Materials)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 18 | 532286
2%₹39 Cr2,200,000
↑ 400,000

4. Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund

The investment objective of the scheme is to generate long term capital appreciation from a diversified portfolio of predominantly equity and equity related instruments. The Scheme does not guarantee or assure any returns.

Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund is a Equity - ELSS fund was launched on 28 Dec 15. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 17.9% since its launch.  Return for 2018 was -2.3% , 2017 was 47.9% and 2016 was 14.8% .

Below is the key information for Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund

Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund
Growth
Launch Date 28 Dec 15
NAV (18 Jun 19) ₹17.697 ↑ 0.02   (0.10 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,949 on 30 Apr 19
Category Equity - ELSS
AMC Mirae Asset Global Inv (India) Pvt. Ltd
Rating Not Rated
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 2.45
Sharpe Ratio 0.26
Information Ratio 1.54
Alpha Ratio 1.16
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 May 16₹10,393
31 May 17₹14,366
31 May 18₹16,272
31 May 19₹17,943

Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹481,656.
Net Profit of ₹181,656
Invest Now

Returns for Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 18 Jun 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 3.7%
3 Month 1.6%
6 Month 5.7%
1 Year 7.9%
3 Year 18.5%
5 Year
Since launch 17.9%
10 Year
15 Year
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 -2.3%
2017 47.9%
2016 14.8%
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
Fund Manager information for Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund
NameSinceTenure
Neelesh Surana28 Dec 153.26 Yr.

Data below for Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund as on 30 Apr 19

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services35.09%
Consumer Cyclical13.08%
Technology10.6%
Consumer Defensive8.27%
Industrials8.17%
Basic Materials7.04%
Energy6.5%
Health Care6.24%
Utility3.06%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash1.94%
Equity98.06%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 15 | HDFCBANK
9%₹172 Cr740,438
↑ 125,120
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 15 | ICICIBANK
6%₹115 Cr2,832,209
↑ 408,643
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 15 | RELIANCE
5%₹90 Cr647,376
Axis Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 18 | 532215
4%₹77 Cr1,001,193
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 15 | INFY
4%₹73 Cr972,437
↑ 172,657
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 15 | TCS
4%₹72 Cr316,975
↑ 30,155
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 16 | LT
4%₹70 Cr515,581
↑ 26,526
State Bank of India (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 15 | SBIN
3%₹60 Cr1,946,527
↑ 170,170
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 15 | KOTAKBANK
3%₹55 Cr399,040
↑ 64,704
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 15 | MARUTI
3%₹55 Cr82,145
↑ 10,384

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