Oct 05, 2018
Govt notifies 10% LTCG tax on IPO/FPO gains
The Income Tax Department has notified norms for applicability of concessional long-term capital gain tax. This will benefit investments made in initial public offerings (IPOs) and follow-on public offerings (FPOs). The new norms will come into effect from April 1, 2019, and will apply in relation to assessment year 2019-20 and subsequent assessment years. The notification talks about two types of transactions: First, those entered into before October 1, 2004, and second, those entered into on or after October 1, 2004, and not chargeable to securities transaction tax (STT).