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Franklin India Taxshield - ELSS Fund

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Annualised Returns As of 31/01/2020
Minimum Investment/Multiples for Fresh Purchase (INR)


Additional Investment/Multiples thereof (INR)


Over 350,000 Unique Investors (As of 31/12/2019)
Why should you invest in Franklin India Taxshield?
  • This fund falls in the category of “Equity Linked Savings Scheme” (ELSS)
  • It offers investors a tax deduction (Individuals and HUF) for an investment of upto Rs 1.5 lac which is allowed under Sec 80 C of Income tax Act 1961 (subject to a lock in period of 3 years)
  • Franklin India Taxshield aims to provide long term capital appreciation by seeking to maintain a diversified portfolio of companies across different sizes and sectors
What are the “Tax Benefits” of investing in this fund?
  • Long term capital gains (LTCG) tax @10% (plus surcharge, if applicable and cess) without indexation if units held for more than 12 months^
  • Short term capital gains (STCG) tax @ 15% (plus surcharge, if applicable and cess) if units are held for less than 12 months
  • Investor does not pay any tax on dividends but a Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) is deducted at source @11.648% (10% + 12% surcharge + 4% Health & education cess) ^^

^ Capital gain accrued up to January 31st 2018 is exempt form LTCG tax in respect of units acquired before January 31, 2018 & redeemed on or after April 1, 2018.
^^ The DDT is to be paid by the mutual fund after grossing-up income distributed to the investor.

Top 10 companies and sectors where the fund has invested as on 29/02/2020 are given below*:
  • Axis Bank Ltd. (Banks)
  • Infosys Ltd. (Software & Services)
  • Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Telecommunication Services)
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (Banks)
  • NTPC Ltd. (Utilities)
  • HDFC Bank Ltd. (Banks)
  • ICICI Bank Ltd. (Banks)
  • Grasim Industries Ltd. (Materials)
  • Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd. (Utilities)
  • Tech Mahindra Ltd. (Software & Services)
What is the “Ideal Investment Horizon” while investing in this fund?

The recommended investment horizon is “5 years or more”

Alternative To
  • Tax Saving Instruments

Suitable For
  • Long Term Wealth Creation

  • Tax Saving

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Fund Information

  • Inception 10/04/1999
  • Entry Load Nil
  • Exit Load Nil
  • NAV in INR as on 27/03/2020
  • Growth 391.3752
  • Dividend 26.0275
  • Direct-Growth 417.3942
  • Direct-Dividend 28.4473
  • Additional Fund Information as on 31/01/2020
  • Fund Size in INR (CR) 4056.17
  • Portfolio Turnover 17.94%
  • Expense Ratio [#] 1.92
  • Expense Ratio (Direct) [#] 1.07
  • Benchmark(s) Nifty 50
    Nifty 500
  • Fund Manager Lakshmikanth Reddy & Janakiraman Rengaraju
Product Label
This product is suitable for Investors who are seeking*:
  • Long term capital appreciation
  • An ELSS fund offering tax benefits under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act

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

* All portfolio holdings are subject to change. The information stated above does not constitute an investment advice or recommendation to subscribe or transact in these securities.

[#] The rates specified are the actual expenses charged as at the end of the month. The above ratio includes the GST on Investment management fees. The above expense also includes proportionate charge in respect sales of beyond T-30 cities subject to maximum of 30 bps on daily net assets wherever applicable.