how much tax you have to pay on sale of Stock, Mutual fund, Property?

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How much tax you have to pay?

Dealing with calculating tax is tough tax in India specially when you know that there are multiple rules around calculating taxes as per the investment instruments.

lets look at how tax is calculated for various investment instruments like stocks, Mutual funds, govt. bonds, Gold, property, Fixed deposits etc.

how much tax you have to pay on sale of Stock, Mutual fund, Property?

AssetLong term definitionLong term taxShort term taxNote
StocksSold after 1 year from purchase10% of profit15% of profitLong term tax applicable only if
profit exceeds 1 lakh in financial year
Equity oriented mutual fundsSold after 1 year from purchase10% of profit15% of profitLong term tax applicable only if profit exceeds 1 lakh in financial year
Non-equity mutual fundsSold after 3 year from purchase20% of profit with indexation benefitProfit added to total income 
Govt or coprorate bondsSold after 3 year from purchase20% of profit with indexation benefitProfit added to total income 
GoldSold after 3 year from purchase20% of profit with indexation benefitProfit added to total income 
Gold ETF/Mutual fundSold after 3 year from purchase20% of profit with indexation benefitProfit added to total income 
PropertySold after 3 year from purchase20% of profit with indexation benefitProfit added to total income You can saving long term tax if you re-invest the money you got selling your property
Fixed depositsNo definitionProfit added to total incomeProfit added to total income 
How much tax you have to pay

Consider using the tax calculator to know how much tax you need to pay with your investments.


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