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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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Short term capital losses subject to STT can be set off against Short term capital gains not subject to STT

Income Tax - The Finance Act, 2004 introduced section 111A in the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) prescribing a tax rate of 10 percent on Short Term Capital Gains (STCG) arising from sale of shares on or after 1 October 2004 on a stock exchange which are subject to Securities Transaction Tax (STT)....

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STT is applicable on Mutual fund trading and profit is taxable too

Income Tax - Buying and selling mutual funds units on the recently opened trading facility on stock exchanges will not be tax-free. While equity schemes would attract securities transaction tax, debt and liquid funds would face capital gains tax. Capital gains in respect of transfer of units of ‘equity-oriented mutual fund’ held for a period of mo...

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Comments on New Direct Tax Code

Income Tax - For individuals, the proposed rate is likely to be 10% for income upto 10 lakhs, 20% upto 25 lakhs and 30% above that. Incentive to save is likely to rise to 3 lakhs from the present 1 lakh. Corporate taxes are likely to be revised downward to 25%. Security Transaction tax is likely to be scrapped. Wealth tax is likely to be 0.25% for wea...

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Set-off of short-term capital losses, subject to STT, allowable against short-term capital gains not subject to STT

Income Tax - The Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) , in the case of First State Investments (Hongkong) Ltd. A/c First State Asia Innovation and Technology Fund1 (“the assessee”), examined the manner of set-off of short- term capital loss suffered from sale transactions subject to Securities Transaction Tax (”STT”) against...

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Income tax refunds may get delayed by a fortnight

Income Tax - Income tax refunds may get delayed for a fortnight, following a complete revamp of security buffers in the computer software system of tax departments across the country, after the discovery last week that someone had hacked into an account and made off with Rs 11 crore....

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Direct tax collections register growth of 3.71% till November 2009

Income Tax - Net direct tax collections during first eight months of the present fiscal (up to November 2009) stood at Rs.1,83,822 crore, up from Rs.1,77,251 crore in the same period last fiscal, registering a growth of 3.71 percent. Growth in Corporate Taxes was 3.17 percent (Rs.1,13,210 crore as against Rs.1,09,735 crore), while Personal Income Tax ...

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Working committee to review existing policy on foreign portfolio investment

Income Tax - To encourage foreign portfolio investment, the Finance Ministry has set up a working group for suggesting changes in the existing policy on foreign capital inflows by FIIs, NRIs and venture capital funds. The 16-member group on portfolio investments, to be headed by UTI MF CMD U K Sinha, will also review the current arrangements relating ...

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Direct Tax code will benefit more to people in higher income group

Income Tax - From April 1, 2011, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has proposed to simplify the income-tax regime by reducing the tax rates on incomes above Rs1.6 lakh per annum (Rs1.9 lakh for women, and Rs2.4 lakh for senior citizens), but the reduced rates will come with few of the current exemptions....

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Foreign companies can also claim benefit of lower Rate of Tax on Capital Gain from securities transaction

Income Tax - Foreign companies cannot be discriminated vis-a-vis Indian firms so far as capital gains tax on securities transaction is concerned, according to an order by the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR). Giving its ruling in a case related to UK-based Fujitsu Services, AAR said the company should also be given an option of paying tax at [&hell...

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Short term capital losses subject to STT can be set off against Short term capital gains not subject to STT

First State Investments (Hongkong) Ltd. [A/C First State Asia Innovation & Technology Fund] Vs. ADIT (ITAT Delhi) - The Finance Act, 2004 introduced section 111A in the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) prescribing a tax rate of 10 percent on Short Term Capital Gains (STCG) arising from sale of shares on or after 1 October 2004 on a stock exchange which are subject to Securities Transaction Tax (STT)....

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Securities lending/borrowing Scheme of Securities and Exchange Board

Circular No. 2/2008-Income Tax - (22/02/2008) - CIRCULAR NO-2/2008-Income Tax Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) vide circular No.-MRD/DoP/SE/Dep/ Cir14/2007 dated 20/12/2007, has decided to permit all classes of investors (individuals, institutional, etc.) to short sell. Further, with a view to provide a mechanism for borrowing of sec...

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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...

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Income tax refunds may get delayed by a fortnight

Income tax refunds may get delayed for a fortnight, following a complete revamp of security buffers in the computer software system of tax departments across the country, after the discovery last week that someone had hacked into an account and made off with Rs 11 crore....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Short term capital losses subject to STT can be set off against Short term capital gains not subject to STT

First State Investments (Hongkong) Ltd. [A/C First State Asia Innovation & Technology Fund] Vs. ADIT (ITAT Delhi)

The Finance Act, 2004 introduced section 111A in the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) prescribing a tax rate of 10 percent on Short Term Capital Gains (STCG) arising from sale of shares on or after 1 October 2004 on a stock exchange which are subject to Securities Transaction Tax (STT)....

Read More

STT is applicable on Mutual fund trading and profit is taxable too

Buying and selling mutual funds units on the recently opened trading facility on stock exchanges will not be tax-free. While equity schemes would attract securities transaction tax, debt and liquid funds would face capital gains tax. Capital gains in respect of transfer of units of ‘equity-oriented mutual fund’ held for a period of mo...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Direct tax collections register growth of 3.71% till November 2009

Net direct tax collections during first eight months of the present fiscal (up to November 2009) stood at Rs.1,83,822 crore, up from Rs.1,77,251 crore in the same period last fiscal, registering a growth of 3.71 percent. Growth in Corporate Taxes was 3.17 percent (Rs.1,13,210 crore as against Rs.1,09,735 crore), while Personal Income Tax ...

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Working committee to review existing policy on foreign portfolio investment

(26/11/2009)

To encourage foreign portfolio investment, the Finance Ministry has set up a working group for suggesting changes in the existing policy on foreign capital inflows by FIIs, NRIs and venture capital funds. The 16-member group on portfolio investments, to be headed by UTI MF CMD U K Sinha, will also review the current arrangements relating ...

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Comments on New Direct Tax Code

For individuals, the proposed rate is likely to be 10% for income upto 10 lakhs, 20% upto 25 lakhs and 30% above that. Incentive to save is likely to rise to 3 lakhs from the present 1 lakh. Corporate taxes are likely to be revised downward to 25%. Security Transaction tax is likely to be scrapped. Wealth tax is likely to be 0.25% for wea...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Set-off of short-term capital losses, subject to STT, allowable against short-term capital gains not subject to STT

The Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) , in the case of First State Investments (Hongkong) Ltd. A/c First State Asia Innovation and Technology Fund1 (“the assessee”), examined the manner of set-off of short- term capital loss suffered from sale transactions subject to Securities Transaction Tax (”STT”) against...

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Major changes proposed in Direct Tax Code related to Capital Gain tax

The new draft Direct Taxes Code proposes to tax capital gains as regular income at normal tax rates, thereby removing the benefits of lower rates for long-term capital gains on sale of shares....

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Direct Tax code will benefit more to people in higher income group

From April 1, 2011, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has proposed to simplify the income-tax regime by reducing the tax rates on incomes above Rs1.6 lakh per annum (Rs1.9 lakh for women, and Rs2.4 lakh for senior citizens), but the reduced rates will come with few of the current exemptions....

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