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STT collections surge in buoyant market; govt rakes in Rs 111 bn in 2017-18

Securities transaction tax is levied on all stock market transactions. The tax is in the range of 0.017% and 0.125% of the transaction amount

At Rs 111 bn, govt collects highest taxes from trading on exchanges in FY18
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Shrimi ChoudharySamie Modak Mumbai
Buoyancy in the stock markets has helped the government collect a record amount from the securities transaction tax (STT) in 2017-18.

According to an official with the income tax (I-T) department, the STT collection for the fiscal year stood at Rs 111.23 billion, an increase of 24 per cent over 2016-17. The amount is also 43 per cent higher than the Revised Estimates of Rs 77.7 billion.

Introduced in 2004, the STT is levied on all stock market transactions. The tax is in the range of 0.017 per cent and 0.125 per cent of the transaction amount.

The increase in

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First Published: Mar 30 2018 | 2:43 AM IST

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