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Capital Gains Period of Holding Calculator

To calculate Capital gains arised from a sale of an asset, the first thing to assess is the period of holding whether it is a Long-term or Short-term capital gain ? Calculator works based on Sale Date, Purchase Date, & the type of Asset as well as the Assessment year in which the Sale occurred.

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Period of holding for Short Term Capital Gains (STCG)


  1. In respect of certain assets like shares (equity or preference) which are listed in a recognised stock exchange in India (listing of shares is not mandatory if transfer of such shares took place on or before July 10, 2014), units of equity oriented mutual funds, listed securities like debentures and Government securities, Units of UTI and Zero Coupon Bonds, the period of holding to be considered is 12 months instead of 36 months.
  2. Period of holding to be considered as 24 months instead of 36 months in case of unlisted shares of a company or an immovable property being land or building or both.
  3. Any other capital asset held by the taxpayer for a period of not more than 36 months immediately preceding the date of its transfer will be treated as short-term capital asset.



Period of holding for Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG)


  1. Any capital asset held by the taxpayer for a period of more than 36 months immediately preceding the date of its transfer will be treated as long-term capital asset.
  2. In respect of certain assets like shares (equity or preference) which are listed in a recognised stock exchange in India (listing of shares is not mandatory if transfer of such shares took place on or before July 10, 2014), units of equity oriented mutual funds, listed securities like debentures and Government securities, Units of UTI and Zero Coupon Bonds, the period of holding to be considered is 12 months instead of 36 months.
  3. In case of unlisted shares, period of holding is to be considered as 24 months instead of 36 months.
  4. An immovable property being land or building or both, period of holding is to be considered as 24 months from AY 2018-19. Before AY 2018-19, the holding period is 36 months.

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