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Bandhan ELSS Tax Saver Fund - Direct Plan

An open ended equity linked saving scheme with a statutory lock in of 3 years and tax benefit

EquityInception Date:26/12/2008
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What are Tax Saving Mutual Funds?

Tax saving mutual funds are also known as Equity Linked Saving Schemes (ELSS). As the name suggests, these mutual funds have an added advantage of helping the investor save tax. ELSS funds are tax saving mutual funds under section 80C of the Income Tax Act of 1961. By investing in ELSS schemes, you can claim a tax deduction on your income of up to ₹1,50,000 as per the old Tax Regime.

What are tax saving mutual funds, and how are they different from other equity mutual funds?
The lock-in period and the tax advantage are the main differences between them. ELSS Tax saver funds have a lock-in period of 3 years, whereas other equity mutual funds usually have no fixed lock-in period.

With tax saving mutual funds, you can claim a tax deduction of up to ₹1,50,000 under section 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961. This mutual fund tax benefit is not applicable for other equity mutual funds and hence you cannot claim any deduction.

  • Min Investment 500
  • Min SIP Amount 500
  • Exit Load


Annualised Returns(as on 31st May, 2024)31.29%1yr18.97%3yr19.50%5yr
NAV 148.2730 as on 20/06/20241 Day Change: 0.32(0.22%)

Scheme is suitable for a minimum investment horizon of more than 3 years

Tier 1 Benchmark : S&P BSE 500 TRIAlternate Benchmark : Nifty 50 TRI

Performance as on 31st May 2024

Scheme NamesCAGR Returns (%)Current value of Investment of 10,000
1 year3 year5 year10 year26/12/2008 Since inception1 year3 year5 year10 year26/12/2008 Since inception
Bandhan ELSS Tax saver Fund - Regular Plan - Growth31.2918.9719.5017.2118.6813,13916,84724,39349,0111,40,626
^ Tier 1 Benchmark   |   ^^ Alternate Benchmark   |   ^^^ Tier 2 Benchmark

This fund is managed by Mr. Daylynn Pinto (w.e.f 20/10/2016)

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Past performance may or may not be sustained in future.
Regular and Direct Plans have different expense structure. Direct Plan shall have a lower expense ratio excluding distribution expenses, commission expenses etc.


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Bandhan ELSS Tax Saver Fund

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Investors understand that their principal will be at Very High Risk.


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This product is suitable for investors who are seeking* :

  • To create wealth over long term.
  • Investment predominantly in Equity and Equity related securities with income tax benefit u/s 80C and 3 years lock-in.

Who Should Invest in ELSS Mutual Funds?

Investing in ELSS tax saver funds gives the investor tax benefit as well as an opportunity to create wealth in the long-term. ELSS schemes are suitable for any taxpayer who is willing to take the risk associated with tax saving equity mutual funds. Although in the long-term returns on ELSS could be high, they are subject to market risks and liquidity risks. Tax saving mutual funds like ELSS mutual funds are suitable for individuals with a regular source of income, such as the salaried class, who need to make tax saving investments every year.

ELSS schemes are suitable for anyone trying to create wealth in the long-term. They are also suitable for anyone seeking investment predominantly in equity and equity related securities with income tax benefit under Section 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961 with a three year lock-in period.

FAQs on ELSS Tax Saver Funds

How risky is an ELSS fund?

ELSS tax saver funds are high-risk-return investment and do not offer guaranteed returns. It is suitable for individuals who are looking to save tax and want the opportunity to earn higher returns in the long term.

How to withdraw mutual funds before the locking period?

There is no option to withdraw ELSS funds before completion of the lock-in period. The investor can raise a request for redemption only after completion of the lock-in period.

What is the lock-in period for tax saving mutual fund?

The lock-in period for tax saving mutual fund is three years. Investments in tax saving mutual fund cannot be withdrawn - partially or wholly, before the completion of three years.

Who should not invest in ELSS?

ELSS funds are ideal for long-term wealth creation. Investors seeking short term gains should opt for investments other than ELSS.

Is demat required for ELSS?

No, a demat account is not required for investing in an ELSS fund. You can invest in mutual funds online directly through the fund's website or through a certified mutual fund advisor.

Is ELSS good for the long-term?

ELSS schemes are suitable for a long-term investment. It's ideal for investors who are looking for high-risk-returns investments i.e. those who are seeking high returns in the long term. Additionally, ELSS schemes offer tax benefits under section 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961.

What happens if I don't withdraw from ELSS after 3 years?

After the lock-in period of three years, your investment in an ELSS mutual fund can remain as is and has the potential to generate returns till the time you are invested in the fund. You can continue to invest in this scheme even after the completion of the lock-in period.

Can I invest in ELSS monthly?

Yes, you can invest in ELSS tax saver funds monthly. The minimum amount for monthly investment is ₹500. However, the minimum investment tenure is three years and tenure is applicable on FIFO basis for each SIP instalment.

Which Mutual Fund scheme is eligible for tax saving under 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961?

Equity-linked savings scheme or ELSS is a tax-saving investment under Section 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961. They provide the dual benefit of wealth building and tax saving.

How does ELSS differ from PPF?

Section 80C of the Income Tax Act 1961 offers similar deductions for Public Provident Fund and ELSS Mutual Fund. However, ELSS funds being mutual fund scheme will invest as per the scheme related documents and have market related risk associated with them. For investors looking for low risk funds and those who can afford to have a lock-in period of 15 years, PPF may be more suitable. Whereas, for individuals looking for potentially high returns over the long term, ELSS fund may be more suitable. The return of PF is fixed whereas the return of ELSS is market linked and may vary depending upon the economic scenarios.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of ELSS funds?

ELSS funds are eligible for income tax deduction under Section 80C. Moreover, ELSS funds have a potential for higher returns. ELSS funds are an affordable investment choice with investment starting with as low as ₹500. However, they are subject to market risks and susceptible market volatility. Moreover, they are high risk funds and hence not suitable for an investor looking to avoid risk. Lastly, the fund has a lock-in period of three years and the investor cannot redeem/withdraw before the lock-in period is over.

*Investors should consult their financial advisers if in doubt about whether the product is suitable for them.