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Question ID : 36915

Gains from Option Trading

Whether gains from Trading in options can be offered under capital gain? As per sec.2(14) capital assets means "Property of any kind held by an assessee". I feel option fits within this definition. Members views are solicited.

Posted by SANTHANU R on Dec 31, 2018

Filed Under Capital Gains

Answer ID : 76125

Not capital gains but business income. Inference - section 43(5) proviso (e).

Posted by B.CHACKRAPANI WARRIER on Jan 01, 2019
Answer ID : 76140

Section 43(5) specifically covers this. So its business income.

Posted by Anuj Tiwari on Jan 02, 2019
Answer ID : 76141

43(5) says trading in derivatives through recognised stock exchange is not speculative income. To consider a source of income as speculative or not, first it has to be a business income. Can we treat it as a capital gain instead of business income at all

Posted by SANTHANU R on Jan 02, 2019