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Is securities transaction tax (STT) levied on exchange traded funds (ETFs)?

Securities Transaction Tax (STT) does not apply to GOLD ETFs, LIQUID and Gilt ETFs, and some international ETFs. See the NSE handbook on ETFs (WEB) to learn more about ETFs.

The STT on other ETFs is as follows:

  • 0.001% on the sell side for delivery and BTST trades.
  • 0.025% on the sell side for intraday trades.

To learn more about STT charges, see How is the Securities Transaction Tax (STT) calculated?

To learn the list of instruments on which STT is not applicable, download the STT Non-applicability report by visiting To learn about other taxes, visit