# Question: How do you calculate long term capital gains tax on shares?

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## How is capital gains tax calculated on shares?

Taxation of Gains from Equity Shares

Short term capital gains are taxable at 15%. … Also, if your total taxable income excluding short term gains is below taxable income i.e Rs 2.5 lakh – you can adjust this shortfall against your short term gains. Remaining short term gains shall be then taxed at 15% + 4% cess on it.

## How do you calculate long-term capital gain on a stock?

The long-term capital gain will be the difference between the selling price of the asset and the actual cost of the acquisition, which is Rs 100 (Rs 300 – Rs 200). Example 3: You have purchased an equity share on 01 February 2017 at Rs 200. The fair market value as of 31 January 2018 was Rs 250.

## How much CGT will I pay on shares?

The amount of CGT you will pay on your shares can vary depending on how long you have held the investment. If you own the asset for less than 12 months, you will have to pay 100% of the capital gain at your income tax rate. If you own the asset for longer than 12 months, you will pay 50% of the capital gain.

## How do you calculate stock gains?

Take the selling price and subtract the initial purchase price. The result is the gain or loss. Take the gain or loss from the investment and divide it by the original amount or purchase price of the investment. Finally, multiply the result by 100 to arrive at the percentage change in the investment.

## How does long term capital gains tax save on shares?

Holding your shares long term i.e. for greater than a year so as to not end up paying Short Term Capital Gains Tax at the rate of 15% Keeping your LTCG less than Rs 1 lakh or marginally above Rs 1 lakh to ensure a minimal tax outgo.

## Is long term capital gain on shares exempt?

As per Budget 2018, long term capital gains on the sale of equity shares/ units of equity oriented fund, realised after 31st March 2018, will remain exempt up to Rs. 1 lakh per annum.

## How can I avoid capital gains tax on shares?

Here are some ways to potentially reduce your capital gains tax liability.

1. 1 Use your CGT exemption. …
2. 2 Make use of losses. …
3. 3 Transfer assets to your spouse or civil partner. …
4. 4 Invest in an ISA / bed and ISA. …
5. 5 Contribute to a pension. …
6. 6 Give shares to charity. …
7. 7 Invest in an EIS. …
8. 8 Claim gift hold over relief.

## How can I avoid capital gains tax on stocks?

How to avoid capital gains taxes on stocks

1. Work your tax bracket. …
2. Use tax-loss harvesting. …
3. Donate stocks to charity. …
5. Reinvest in an Opportunity Fund. …
6. Hold onto it until you die. …