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BSE seeks reduction in securities transaction tax

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 19:03

To attract more investors into the stock market, leading bourse BSE has pitched for reduction in securities transaction tax and rationalise the taxation norms for different financial products -- a demand also made by SEBI and other market entities.

Govt eyes higher Securities Transaction Tax for next fiscal

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:13

The government has also lowered its STT target to Rs 5,497 crore from Rs 6,720 crore for the current fiscal.

Sebi study suggests lowering of STT

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 19:23

A Sebi commissioned study has suggested lowering of Securities Transaction Tax (STT) to boost the capital market.

Cabinet likely to consider DTC Bill today

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 09:00

The exemption limit at Rs 2 lakh for individual tax payers is unlikely to be touched, but a new slab of 35 percent may be introduced for the super-rich.

NSE reduces STT rate in capital mkts segment

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 22:08

The revision is as per the Finance Act 2013, which received Presidential assent on May 10.

Union Budget 2013: Govt to reduce securities transaction tax on certain segments

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 18:38

The government will reduce taxes levied on various transactions in the securities market, a move that will help in bringing down the overall cost for investors.

Commodity Transaction Tax: Why it is a bad idea

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 17:18

It is Budget time and the issue whether the Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT) should be imposed has cropped up again. Even as the government mulls over the contentious tax proposal, the idea has been vehemently opposed by all sides.

Net direct tax collection grows 12% in Apr-Jan

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 18:01

Net direct tax collection grew by 12.49 percent to over Rs 3.90 lakh crore in the April-January period, less than the budgeted annual target of 15 percent, reflecting the impact of slowdown.

STT needs to be used to incentivise investors: Sebi chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 15:40

Sebi chief U K Sinha on Tuesday said that Securities Transaction Tax should be used in such a way that it incentivises people to make investments for the long term rather than reap short term benefits.

Budget 2012: Securities Transaction Tax slashed

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 14:02

The measure would see STT coming down from 0.125 percent to 0.1 percent.

SEs to press for STT removal at meeting with FinMin officials

Last Updated: Monday, February 06, 2012, 21:23

Ahead of the Budget, stock exchanges will pitch for abolition of the Securities Transaction Tax (STT) at their meeting with Finance Ministry officials Tuesday.

Govt may lower STT in Budget to boost markets

Last Updated: Sunday, February 05, 2012, 16:27

The Finance Ministry is likely to reduce Securities Transaction Tax (STT) on equity trade in the forthcoming Budget in a bid to boost the capital market despite pressure to improve revenue collection.