What is the Securities Transaction Tax (STT)?

STT is a tax levied by the government on every purchase and sale of securities listed on the stock exchanges. STT varies for different products:
Product Charges
Equity Delivery 0.1% on Buy & Sell-side
Equity Intraday 0.025% on Sell-side
Equity Futures 0.01% on Sell-side
Equity Option 0.05% on Sell-side (on premium)
Currency Futures No STT
Currency Options No STT
Commodity Futures 0.01% on sell side (Non-agri)
Commodity Options 0.05% on sell-side
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