Securities Transaction Tax

Sec 10(38), CBDT provides host of exemptions

Income Tax - This article summarises the amendment brought in Section 10(38) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the exemptions provided under the section through notification issued by the central government and discusses few situations where exemption may not be available. ...

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All About Securities Transaction Tax (STT)

Income Tax - Securities Transaction Tax (or STT in short), is the tax deduction that is applied to all your equity transactions. Introduced in the 2004 Union Budget by the then Finance Minister Mr. P Chidambaram, the deduction is to ensure that gains arising from securities transaction are taxed at source, thus preventing individuals from evading capi...

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STT rate on Delivery Based Share Transactions from 01.07.2012

Income Tax - Securities Transaction Tax (STT) on transactions in specified securities was introduced vide Finance (No.2) Act, 2004. It is proposed to reduce STT in Cash Delivery segment from the existing 0.125% to 0.1%. The proposed new rates along with details of old rates are given in the following table. ...

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Amendments in STT that don’t measure up

Income Tax - The Securities Transaction Tax (STT) was introduced into the income-tax code by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2004, taking effect from April 1, 2005. It was expected to give a major boost to both the income-tax department in terms of revenue and the equity market. When STT was paid on share transactions, no liability for long-term capital gain...

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Budget 2012 – Govt likely to reduce STT in Budget

Income Tax - The Finance Ministry is likely to reduce Securities Transaction Tax (STT) on equity trade in the forthcoming Budget in a bid to boost the capital market despite pressure to improve revenue collection. The ministry, however, may not revisit the issue of Commodities Transaction Tax (CTT), which was aborted in 2009 after protests by industry...

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I-T department issues notices to Brokers, corporate investors for 'under-reporting' of income

Income Tax - The Income Tax department is learnt to have sent notices to over a dozen proprietary stock trading firms and corporate investors, for alleged ‘under-reporting’ of taxable income for assessment years 2006-07 and 2007-08 ....

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17.85 Percent Increase in Direct Tax Collections During April-November Crosses 50 percent of be Target of Rs.4,30,000

Income Tax - During the period April-November 2010, net direct tax collections stood at Rs.2,16,628 crore, up from Rs.1,83,822 crore during the same period last fiscal, registering a growth of 17.85 percent and crossing 50 percent of the BE target of Rs.4,30,000 crore for fiscal 2010-11....

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Net Direct Tax Collections Register 19.09 Percent Growth

Income Tax - Net direct tax collections during the period April-September 2010 stood at Rs.1,81,758 crore, up from Rs.1,52,625 crore in the same period last fiscal, registering a growth of 19.09 percent in H-1 against the Budgeted annual growth target of 13.67 pe...

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STT may not be scrapped under the DTC Regime

Income Tax - The securities transaction tax (STT) is here to stay even under the proposed new regime for direct taxes slated to come into force from April 1 next year. But the rate of STT now hinges on the firming up of a revised taxation regime for capital gains and the flow of funds to the capital market, a senior Finance Ministry official said....

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Sec 10(38), CBDT provides host of exemptions

This article summarises the amendment brought in Section 10(38) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the exemptions provided under the section through notification issued by the central government and discusses few situations where exemption may not be available. ...

Read More
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All About Securities Transaction Tax (STT)

Securities Transaction Tax (or STT in short), is the tax deduction that is applied to all your equity transactions. Introduced in the 2004 Union Budget by the then Finance Minister Mr. P Chidambaram, the deduction is to ensure that gains arising from securities transaction are taxed at source, thus preventing individuals from evading capi...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax | ,

STT rate on Delivery Based Share Transactions from 01.07.2012

Securities Transaction Tax (STT) on transactions in specified securities was introduced vide Finance (No.2) Act, 2004. It is proposed to reduce STT in Cash Delivery segment from the existing 0.125% to 0.1%. The proposed new rates along with details of old rates are given in the following table. ...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Budget 2012 – Govt likely to reduce STT in Budget

The Finance Ministry is likely to reduce Securities Transaction Tax (STT) on equity trade in the forthcoming Budget in a bid to boost the capital market despite pressure to improve revenue collection. The ministry, however, may not revisit the issue of Commodities Transaction Tax (CTT), which was aborted in 2009 after protests by industry...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

I-T department issues notices to Brokers, corporate investors for 'under-reporting' of income

The Income Tax department is learnt to have sent notices to over a dozen proprietary stock trading firms and corporate investors, for alleged ‘under-reporting’ of taxable income for assessment years 2006-07 and 2007-08 ....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

17.85 Percent Increase in Direct Tax Collections During April-November Crosses 50 percent of be Target of Rs.4,30,000

During the period April-November 2010, net direct tax collections stood at Rs.2,16,628 crore, up from Rs.1,83,822 crore during the same period last fiscal, registering a growth of 17.85 percent and crossing 50 percent of the BE target of Rs.4,30,000 crore for fiscal 2010-11....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Net Direct Tax Collections Register 19.09 Percent Growth

Net direct tax collections during the period April-September 2010 stood at Rs.1,81,758 crore, up from Rs.1,52,625 crore in the same period last fiscal, registering a growth of 19.09 percent in H-1 against the Budgeted annual growth target of 13.67 pe...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

STT may not be scrapped under the DTC Regime

The securities transaction tax (STT) is here to stay even under the proposed new regime for direct taxes slated to come into force from April 1 next year. But the rate of STT now hinges on the firming up of a revised taxation regime for capital gains and the flow of funds to the capital market, a senior Finance Ministry official said....

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Biggest Ever Ponzi scheme -The one which was run by Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff's game got over some time in March 2009. His investment advisory business, Madoff admitted, was a gigantic Ponzi scheme. He had defrauded thousands of high net-worth investors of billions of dollars. This was the mother of all Ponzi schemes and Madoff has been sentenced to 150 years in prison, the maximum for felony. The dam...

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Amendments in STT that don’t measure up

The Securities Transaction Tax (STT) was introduced into the income-tax code by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2004, taking effect from April 1, 2005. It was expected to give a major boost to both the income-tax department in terms of revenue and the equity market. When STT was paid on share transactions, no liability for long-term capital gain...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

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