Security/Commodities transaction tax is levied by the government when transacting on the exchanges. These Charges are levied on both buy and sell sides when trading equity delivery and levied only on selling side when trading intraday or on futures and options. STT varies from type of instrument like options or futures and underlying contract in case of commodities. Check out our Brokerage Calculator for brokerage and charges related inquiries.
Note: No STT is levied on the Currency Futures and Options contracts as of October.
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