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5 Best ELSS Mutual Funds Investments in India for 2024

Updated on April 11, 2024 , 60192 views

Best elss Funds or Equity Linked Savings Schemes are equity diversified Mutual Funds that majorly invest in equity-linked instruments (like shares and stocks) to provide Market-linked returns. Typically, 80% of the fund corpus is invested in equity and the remaining in debt instruments. Best ELSS funds are also known as the tax saving Mutual Funds as they offer tax benefits under Section 80C of the income tax Act & have lock-in of 3 Years on investments.

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Top 5 Best Performing ELSS Mutual Funds 2024 - 2025

*List for Funds based on Assets >= 100 Crore & Sorted on 3 Year CAGR Return.

1. SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund

To deliver the benefit of investment in a portfolio of equity shares, while offering deduction on such investment made in the scheme under section 80C of the Income-tax Act, 1961. It also seeks to distribute income periodically depending on distributable surplus. Investments in this scheme would be subject to a statutory lock-in of 3 years from the date of allotment to avail Section 80C benefits.

SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund is a Equity - ELSS fund was launched on 7 May 07. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 13.5% since its launch.  Ranked 31 in ELSS category.  Return for 2023 was 40% , 2022 was 6.9% and 2021 was 31% .

Below is the key information for SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund

SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund
Growth
Launch Date 7 May 07
NAV (12 Apr 24) ₹382.89 ↓ -2.48   (-0.64 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹21,203 on 29 Feb 24
Category Equity - ELSS
AMC SBI Funds Management Private Limited
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 1.79
Sharpe Ratio 3.39
Information Ratio 1.54
Alpha Ratio 12.5
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Mar 19₹10,000
31 Mar 20₹7,242
31 Mar 21₹12,557
31 Mar 22₹15,074
31 Mar 23₹16,109
31 Mar 24₹25,638

SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹518,033.
Net Profit of ₹218,033
Invest Now

Returns for SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 12 Apr 24

DurationReturns
1 Month 3.3%
3 Month 11.8%
6 Month 30.2%
1 Year 60.3%
3 Year 29.3%
5 Year 21.4%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 13.5%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2023 40%
2022 6.9%
2021 31%
2020 18.9%
2019 4%
2018 -8.3%
2017 33%
2016 2.1%
2015 3.2%
2014 49.1%
Fund Manager information for SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund
NameSinceTenure
Dinesh Balachandran10 Sep 167.56 Yr.

Data below for SBI Magnum Tax Gain Fund as on 29 Feb 24

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services22.17%
Industrials15.58%
Consumer Cyclical10.47%
Health Care8.62%
Energy8.44%
Technology7.4%
Basic Materials6.97%
Utility5.95%
Communication Services2.95%
Consumer Defensive2.88%
Real Estate0.81%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash7.78%
Equity92.22%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
GE T&D India Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 16 | 522275
4%₹906 Cr9,944,328
↓ -1,250,000
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 17 | ICICIBANK
4%₹780 Cr7,416,237
Cummins India Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 19 | 500480
4%₹757 Cr2,763,190
Torrent Power Ltd (Utilities)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 19 | 532779
3%₹674 Cr6,252,617
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 16 | M&M
3%₹660 Cr3,415,083
State Bank of India (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 May 06 | SBIN
3%₹654 Cr8,735,639
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 17 | BHARTIARTL
3%₹625 Cr5,563,576
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 07 | HDFCBANK
3%₹595 Cr4,243,253
GAIL (India) Ltd (Utilities)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 21 | 532155
3%₹587 Cr32,193,555
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 06 | RELIANCE
3%₹566 Cr1,937,574

2. HDFC Tax Saver Fund

The fund plans to provide long term growth of capital.

HDFC Tax Saver Fund is a Equity - ELSS fund was launched on 31 Mar 96. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of since its launch.  Ranked 27 in ELSS category.  Return for 2023 was 33.2% , 2022 was 10.5% and 2021 was 35.3% .

Below is the key information for HDFC Tax Saver Fund

HDFC Tax Saver Fund
Growth
Launch Date 31 Mar 96
NAV (12 Apr 24) ₹1,179.53 ↓ -10.17   (-0.86 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹13,820 on 29 Feb 24
Category Equity - ELSS
AMC HDFC Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 1.84
Sharpe Ratio 3.11
Information Ratio 1.74
Alpha Ratio 6.22
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Mar 19₹10,000
31 Mar 20₹6,728
31 Mar 21₹11,050
31 Mar 22₹13,928
31 Mar 23₹15,083
31 Mar 24₹21,965

HDFC 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 ₹470,047.
Net Profit of ₹170,047
Invest Now

Returns for HDFC 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 12 Apr 24

DurationReturns
1 Month 1.1%
3 Month 6.4%
6 Month 23%
1 Year 44.7%
3 Year 27.6%
5 Year 17.4%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2023 33.2%
2022 10.5%
2021 35.3%
2020 5.8%
2019 3.7%
2018 -10.9%
2017 38.7%
2016 7.6%
2015 -6.2%
2014 56.4%
Fund Manager information for HDFC Tax Saver Fund
NameSinceTenure
Roshi Jain13 Jan 222.22 Yr.
Dhruv Muchhal22 Jun 230.78 Yr.

Data below for HDFC Tax Saver Fund as on 29 Feb 24

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services39.6%
Health Care12.5%
Technology10.05%
Industrials9.34%
Consumer Cyclical7.54%
Communication Services4.98%
Utility4.64%
Real Estate2.28%
Energy1.55%
Basic Materials0.71%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash6.81%
Equity93.19%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 09 | ICICIBANK
10%₹1,315 Cr12,500,000
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 15 | HDFCBANK
9%₹1,284 Cr9,150,000
↑ 600,000
Axis Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | 532215
6%₹839 Cr7,800,000
↑ 2,100,000
Cipla Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 09 | 500087
6%₹770 Cr5,200,000
HCL Technologies Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 20 | HCLTECH
6%₹765 Cr4,600,000
State Bank of India (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 06 | SBIN
5%₹748 Cr10,000,000
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Ordinary Shares (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 22 | HAL
5%₹740 Cr2,400,000
SBI Life Insurance Company Limited (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 22 | SBILIFE
5%₹668 Cr4,300,000
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 19 | BHARTIARTL
4%₹595 Cr5,300,000
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 22 | APOLLOHOSP
4%₹488 Cr800,000
↑ 50,000

3. BOI AXA Tax Advantage Fund

The Scheme seeks to generate long-term capital growth from a diversified portfolio of predominantly equity and equity-related securities across all market capitalisations. The Scheme is in the nature of diversified multi-cap fund. The Scheme is not providing any assured or guaranteed returns.(There can be no assurance that the investment objectives of the Scheme will be realized.)

BOI AXA Tax Advantage Fund is a Equity - ELSS fund was launched on 25 Feb 09. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 19.9% since its launch.  Ranked 13 in ELSS category.  Return for 2023 was 34.8% , 2022 was -1.3% and 2021 was 41.5% .

Below is the key information for BOI AXA Tax Advantage Fund

BOI AXA Tax Advantage Fund
Growth
Launch Date 25 Feb 09
NAV (12 Apr 24) ₹155.38 ↓ -1.00   (-0.64 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,150 on 29 Feb 24
Category Equity - ELSS
AMC BOI AXA Investment Mngrs Private Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 2.49
Sharpe Ratio 2.81
Information Ratio 0.74
Alpha Ratio 5.67
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Mar 19₹10,000
31 Mar 20₹8,986
31 Mar 21₹15,681
31 Mar 22₹19,443
31 Mar 23₹19,377
31 Mar 24₹29,944

BOI AXA Tax Advantage Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹570,326.
Net Profit of ₹270,326
Invest Now

Returns for BOI AXA Tax Advantage Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 12 Apr 24

DurationReturns
1 Month 4.5%
3 Month 11%
6 Month 30%
1 Year 56.1%
3 Year 26%
5 Year 25.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 19.9%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2023 34.8%
2022 -1.3%
2021 41.5%
2020 31.2%
2019 14.6%
2018 -16.3%
2017 57.7%
2016 -1.2%
2015 2.1%
2014 44%
Fund Manager information for BOI AXA Tax Advantage Fund
NameSinceTenure
Alok Singh27 Apr 221.93 Yr.

Data below for BOI AXA Tax Advantage Fund as on 29 Feb 24

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services25.25%
Industrials10.47%
Consumer Cyclical9.03%
Health Care8.58%
Basic Materials8.09%
Energy7.7%
Technology5.05%
Utility3.86%
Consumer Defensive2.52%
Real Estate1.36%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash15.6%
Equity81.91%
Debt2.49%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
State Bank of India (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 21 | SBIN
4%₹46 Cr620,000
↓ -160,000
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 10 | HDFCBANK
3%₹39 Cr280,000
Canara Bank (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 22 | 532483
3%₹39 Cr695,000
↓ -200,000
Oil India Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 23 | OIL
3%₹38 Cr702,000
Reliance Industries Ltd (Energy)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 18 | RELIANCE
3%₹38 Cr130,000
Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 22 | SUNPHARMA
3%₹34 Cr217,000
Bank of Baroda (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 22 | 532134
3%₹33 Cr1,236,338
↓ -413,662
NTPC Ltd (Utilities)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 22 | 532555
3%₹31 Cr920,000
↓ -118,000
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 22 | LT
3%₹29 Cr82,800
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
Debentures | -
2%₹28 Cr3,000,000

4. Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund

(Erstwhile Motilal Oswal MOSt Focused Long Term 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. However, there can be no assurance or guarantee that the investment objective of the Scheme would be achieved.

Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund is a Equity - ELSS fund was launched on 21 Jan 15. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 17% since its launch.  Return for 2023 was 37% , 2022 was 1.8% and 2021 was 32.1% .

Below is the key information for Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund

Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund
Growth
Launch Date 21 Jan 15
NAV (12 Apr 24) ₹42.603 ↓ -0.34   (-0.78 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹3,120 on 29 Feb 24
Category Equity - ELSS
AMC Motilal Oswal Asset Management Co. Ltd
Rating Not Rated
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 1.68
Sharpe Ratio 3.19
Information Ratio 0.53
Alpha Ratio 11.05
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Mar 19₹10,000
31 Mar 20₹7,890
31 Mar 21₹12,936
31 Mar 22₹14,746
31 Mar 23₹15,621
31 Mar 24₹24,072

Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹505,644.
Net Profit of ₹205,644
Invest Now

Returns for Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 12 Apr 24

DurationReturns
1 Month 7.6%
3 Month 8.8%
6 Month 28.6%
1 Year 57.9%
3 Year 25.7%
5 Year 20%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 17%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2023 37%
2022 1.8%
2021 32.1%
2020 8.8%
2019 13.2%
2018 -8.7%
2017 44%
2016 12.5%
2015
2014
Fund Manager information for Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund
NameSinceTenure
Ajay Khandelwal11 Dec 230.31 Yr.
Niket Shah17 Oct 230.46 Yr.
Rakesh Shetty22 Nov 221.36 Yr.

Data below for Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund as on 29 Feb 24

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services25.57%
Industrials25.48%
Consumer Cyclical17%
Health Care12.1%
Real Estate7.01%
Basic Materials4.97%
Technology3.76%
Utility2.69%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash1.43%
Equity98.57%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Zomato Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 23 | 543320
7%₹215 Cr13,000,000
Jio Financial Services Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 23 | 543940
7%₹211 Cr6,800,000
Trent Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 22 | 500251
6%₹184 Cr474,799
Global Health Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 22 | MEDANTA
5%₹168 Cr1,235,145
↓ -285,352
IndusInd Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 23 | INDUSINDBK
5%₹147 Cr1,000,000
Prestige Estates Projects Ltd (Real Estate)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 23 | PRESTIGE
4%₹134 Cr1,150,000
Kalyan Jewellers India Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 23 | KALYANKJIL
4%₹131 Cr3,296,932
↑ 1,113,000
InterGlobe Aviation Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 23 | INDIGO
4%₹128 Cr406,055
↓ -50,000
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 18 | ICICIBANK
4%₹123 Cr1,170,000
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 20 | INFY
4%₹117 Cr700,000

5. Franklin India Taxshield

The primary objective for Franklin IndiaTaxshield is to provide medium to long term growth of capital along with income tax rebate

Franklin India Taxshield is a Equity - ELSS fund was launched on 10 Apr 99. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 21.5% since its launch.  Ranked 28 in ELSS category.  Return for 2023 was 31.2% , 2022 was 5.4% and 2021 was 36.7% .

Below is the key information for Franklin India Taxshield

Franklin India Taxshield
Growth
Launch Date 10 Apr 99
NAV (12 Apr 24) ₹1,294.02 ↓ -10.67   (-0.82 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹6,144 on 29 Feb 24
Category Equity - ELSS
AMC Franklin Templeton Asst Mgmt(IND)Pvt Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 1.91
Sharpe Ratio 3.23
Information Ratio 0.6
Alpha Ratio 6.93
Min Investment 500
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load NIL

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Mar 19₹10,000
31 Mar 20₹6,837
31 Mar 21₹12,166
31 Mar 22₹14,777
31 Mar 23₹15,159
31 Mar 24₹21,978

Franklin India Taxshield SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹470,047.
Net Profit of ₹170,047
Invest Now

Returns for Franklin India Taxshield

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 12 Apr 24

DurationReturns
1 Month 2.6%
3 Month 6.2%
6 Month 20.8%
1 Year 45.7%
3 Year 24.4%
5 Year 17.8%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 21.5%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2023 31.2%
2022 5.4%
2021 36.7%
2020 9.8%
2019 5.1%
2018 -3%
2017 29.1%
2016 4.7%
2015 4%
2014 56.9%
Fund Manager information for Franklin India Taxshield
NameSinceTenure
R. Janakiraman2 May 167.92 Yr.
Rajasa Kakulavarapu1 Dec 230.33 Yr.

Data below for Franklin India Taxshield as on 29 Feb 24

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Financial Services26.53%
Industrials14.7%
Consumer Cyclical12.34%
Technology11.25%
Consumer Defensive7.61%
Basic Materials6.07%
Utility5.73%
Communication Services4.94%
Energy4.83%
Health Care3.02%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.99%
Equity97.01%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
ICICI Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | ICICIBANK
8%₹484 Cr4,600,000
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 07 | HDFCBANK
6%₹379 Cr2,700,000
↑ 100,000
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 12 | INFY
6%₹349 Cr2,084,000
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 19 | LT
5%₹335 Cr964,705
↓ -35,295
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 07 | BHARTIARTL
5%₹303 Cr2,700,000
Axis Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 14 | 532215
4%₹261 Cr2,424,362
↓ -175,638
HCL Technologies Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 21 | HCLTECH
4%₹248 Cr1,491,000
State Bank of India (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 15 | SBIN
4%₹243 Cr3,251,300
↑ 251,300
NTPC Ltd (Utilities)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 16 | 532555
3%₹197 Cr5,867,776
↑ 85,776
United Spirits Ltd (Consumer Defensive)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 18 | MCDOWELL-N
3%₹192 Cr1,650,000

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