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11/20/2018 What is Securities Transaction Tax (STT) ? Learn More About STT with SAMCO Securities

Created August 25, 2016 | Author Harshil Shah |

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Category Brokerage & Trading Expenses, Regulatory charges | Comments 3

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STT or Securities Transaction Tax is a tax payable by Investors & Traders to the Dividend
Central Government and therefore is categorised as a Regulatory Charge. Paying Stocks
in India
Introduced in 2004-05, STT has helped simplify taxation on investing & trading
 List of Below
in Capital markets in India & for investors, made it tax ef cient as well.
10 Rupees
Shares, Traded
It is pertinent to note that STT will be collected by the broker at the time is on NSE
transaction is conducted by you. STT is applied on the value of transactions and
charged to traders/investors in the contract notes issued to them by their  What is SEBI or
Broker. Securities
board of India?
How is STT charged?
 List of Penny
For Cash Market (EQ) Transactions:
Stocks in BSE
STT on Intraday Trades: STT is charged on the sell side of the Transaction
at 0.025%. Let us explain with an example:  Why Suzlon
Share Price is
Trader buys 100 shares of HDFC at Rs.1000 each at 9:30 AM on Monday & sells Going down
them off at Rs.1005 at 3:15 PM.  STT will be Rs.25.13 calculated as
Rs.1005*100*0.025%=Rs.25.13  List of Stock
Exchanges in
India 2018
STT on Delivery and BTST Trades: STT is charged on both legs, i.e. Buy &
Sell side of the transaction. Let us explain with an example: National Stock

Exchange of
Trader buys 100 shares of HDFC at Rs.1000 each on 1 April 2016 & sells the India
same at Rs.1010 on 3 April 2016. STT will be Rs.100 on the Buy side calculated
at 0.1% on Rs.1000*100*0.1%=Rs.100 & Rs.101 on the Sell side calculate at
0.1% on Rs.1010*100*0.1%=Rs.101, with the total STT coming to Rs.201.
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An important bene t of the STT is that, in case STT is paid on transactions,
capital gains on securities transactions get charged at a preferential rate. In  HUL: Find Full
Form, Pro le,
case of short term capital gains, a tax of 15% is applicable and in case of long
Latest Revenue
term capital gains, the tax rate is 0% i.e. long terms capital gains is exempt from
and Financials
tax for transactions where STT is paid. Details

For Future & Option Market Transactions:  RITES Limited :

Full Form,
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11/20/2018 What is Securities Transaction Tax (STT) ? Learn More About STT with SAMCO Securities

STT on Futures transactions: STT will be charged on the sell side Revenue and
turnover of the transaction, regardless of whether the trade is Intraday Financials
or Positional. The current rate is 0.01%. Let us explain with an example.

 How to Invest
Trader sells 1 lot of NIFTY on 1 August at 8600. His total volume comes to in a Mutual
Rs.8600*75=Rs.6,45,000. On the same he has to pay Rs.64.50 as STT calculated Fund Online &
as 0.01%*Rs.6,45,000. Now regardless of whether he squares off his position on Of ine
1 August 2016, or keeps it till expiry, he will not need to pay any STT on the buy
leg of the transaction.  Sun Pharma:
Full Form,
Pro le, Latest
STT on Options Trades:
Revenue and
On Selling Options: Similar to futures, STT is payable only on the Financials
premium value on the sell side of the transaction. Let us explain Details
with an example:
 HDFC Bank :
Trader sells 1 lot of Calls on the NIFTY at Strike Price 8600 for Rs.200 each. Find Full Form,
Hence STT charged will be Rs.7.50 calculated as 75 (Lot size of Pro le, Latest
Revenue and
You can calculate all the Transaction Charges including Brokerage, STT among
others for your trade on our Brokerage Calculator.  SAMCO Policy
for Physical
Check out the Charge List to know more about all the charges applicable while Settlement of
F&O Contracts
trading in the Indian stock markets.

 Aadhaar Goes
The same way STT is applicable for trading in securities, CTT or Commodity
Virtual – How
Transaction Tax is applicable for trading in non-agri commodity derivatives. to generate and
use your own
Aadhaar Virtual

Tagged: # Brokerage # Contract Note # Regulatory Charges

# Securities Transaction Charges # STT # STT on Delivery trades

# STT on futures # STT on Intraday trades # STT on Options Trades

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11/20/2018 What is Securities Transaction Tax (STT) ? Learn More About STT with SAMCO Securities


2 years ago

I have traded share with intraday upto 1 crore rs in a year is there any
limitations for individuals?


2 years ago

Excellent article in very simple language. From long time I was searching how to
enter in stock market as a beginner. Now I can easily go with this helpful article .
Thanks a lot,


2 years ago

Hi its good blog, I have 1 question. My gain out of my share is considered as

income and how much the tax has to be paid for that. Say I got 1000 out of my
shares by selling how much the income tax has to be paid


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