Stamp duty on mutual funds from 1st July 2020

Stamp Duty- Ministry of Finance has issued details about the amendment made in the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, and new rules made from 1st July 2020. These changes have been done to bring out uniformity of the stamp duty on securities across the country. These changes of stamp duty on Mutual funds have effective from Wednesday, 1st July 2020.

Stamp duty on Mutual funds

Stamp duty on Mutual funds- Beginning from 1st July 2020 Investor will be charged a stamp duty of 0.0005% on the purchase of all types of mutual funds. Purchase includes lump-sum, SIP, Switch-in, and Dividend Reinvestment transactions, however, there will be no stamp duty on the redemption of any Mutual Fund. Here redemption includes simple redemption, conversion from physical mode to Demat mode, transfer from dividend to growth, or vice versa for the purpose of physical mode to Demat. The best example for calculation of duty on Mutual funds transaction can be read at the end of the post.

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Stamp Duty Rates being implemented w.e.f 1st July 2020

The SEBI has clarified the stamp duty rate on securities being implemented through the amendment Indian Stamp Act, the complete list of rates is being produced here:-

Stamp Duty Rates w.e.f. 1st July 2020

InstrumentRate
Issue of Debenture0.005%
Transfer and Re-issue of debenture0.0001%
Issue of security other than a debenture0.005%
Transfer of security other than debenture on delivery basis;0.015%
Transfer of security other than debenture on a non-delivery basis0.003%
InstrumentRate
Derivatives
(i) Futures (Equity and Commodity)0.002%
(ii) Options (Equity and Commodity)0.003%
(iii) Currency and Interest Rate Derivatives0.0001%
(iv) Other Derivatives0.002%
Government Securities0%
Repo on Corporate Bonds0.00001%

How will stamp duty will be charged on Mutual funds transaction.

Stamp duty calculation- Stamp duty will be charged on the value of mutual funds, after deduction of all other charges like transaction charges. It can be better understood with the following example.

Amount Invested- Rs. 1,00,100/-

Transaction Charges- Rs. 100

Stamp Duty- Rs. 5 {i.e. (Rs. 100100 – Rs. 100)*0.005/100.005}

NAV of Fund = Rs. 10

Units Allotted = 9999.50 {i.e. (Rs. 100100 – Rs. 100 – Rs. 5)/10}

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Compiled by- CA Chirag Agarwal (Practicing Chartered Accountants)

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