ELSS ver­sus Other In­vest­ment Op­tions

Consumer Voice - - Equity-linked Savings Scheme -

PPF

15 years (Com­pounded an­nu­ally) 8.80% ^

Rs 500

Rs 150,000

Rs 150,000

Tax-free

Highly safe

NSC

6 years (Com­pounded half-yearly) 8.60% to 8.90% ^

Rs 100

No limit*

Rs 150,000

Tax­able

Highly safe

ELSS

3 years

Not as­sured div­i­dends/re­turns

Rs 500

No limit*

Rs 150,000 Tax-free div­i­dends and cap­i­tal gain

Highly risky

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