If Rights Entitlements (alloted by a company to equity shareholders in case of rights issue) are sold in the exchange after a few days of allotment, what is the tax treatement? Also is the gain short term or long term?
Hey @vivek25, Sale of these right shares, LTCG is taxed at 10% in excess of INR 1 Lakh and STCG is taxed at 15%. The period of holding is calculated from the time the right shares are allotted. The Capital Gains Tax on the sale of Right Shares would be computed in the same manner as Capital Gains on the sale of Bonus Shares except for the fact that in case of Right Shares the cost of acquisition for acquiring the Right Shares would be the price paid for acquiring the right shares. In your case, it will be considered as Short Term Capital Gains since your holding period for these equity shares is less than 12 months.