InvestorQ : Could someone explain how are taxes calculated on mutual funds?
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Could someone explain how are taxes calculated on mutual funds?

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Aashna Tripathi answered.
4 months ago
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Mutual funds can be either Equity mutual funds or Debt funds, tax implications for both the funds can differentiate. Here’s how your funds will be taxed:

Equity mutual funds:
If investment in mutual funds is sold after a year, any gain realized on such investment shall be treated as Long-term Capital Gain and will be taxed at the rate of 10%. However, if the said investment is sold within 1 year of holding/buying, any gain realized on the same shall be treated as short-term capital gain and will be taxed at the rate of 15%.

Debt and other funds:
If investment in these funds is sold before the expiry of 36 months from the date of acquisition, any gain realized shall be treated as a short-term capital gain. Whereas, if the investment is sold after the expiry of 36 months, the same shall be treated as long-term capital gain and to be taxed at a rate of 10%.

Hedge funds have not been given pass-through status on tax in India. This means that any income from these funds becomes taxable at the investment fund level and tax-implications will not pass to the unitholders. Therefore, investors need not pay taxes on hedge funds. However, there is clarity on the way these funds are taxed.
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