What is Short Term Capital Gain Tax on Shares in India?

Selling shares within 12 months in India attracts Short Term Capital Gain (STCG) tax

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STCG tax rate on equity shares is 15% if STT is paid during purchase and sale

Standard Tax Rate

A 4% Health and Education Cess is levied on the income tax

Health and Education Cess

No specific exemptions for STCG on shares; deductions under Chapter VI-A are possible but limited

No Exemptions

For a ₹100,000 gain with ₹15,00,000 income: Tax = ₹15,000, Cess = ₹660

Example Calculation

Consult a tax professional or use tax software for accurate calculations as tax laws may change

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