Securities Transaction Tax articles

STT on option in securities on difference between strike & settlement price

As per the existing provisions section 99 of the Finance (No.2) Act, 2004, the value of taxable securities transaction in respect of sale of an option in securities, where option is exercised, shall be, the settlement price. In order to rationalise the levy of STT where the option is exercised, it is proposed to amend […]...

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Securities Transaction Tax (STT)

Securities Transaction Tax (STT), 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 capital gains ta...

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Free Intraday Trading (FIT) – A game-changing investing tool

For an investor, brokerage charges form a large part of his share trading experience and as an investor one must be vigilant about the amount being charged in the form of brokerage. Depending on the sum of money invested, brokerage fees could play a big role in the overall trading experience. The brokerage cost is […]...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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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