# How much are you taxed if you sell stock within a year?

## How much are you taxed if you sell stock within a year?

Generally, any profit you make on the sale of a stock is taxable at either 0\%, 15\% or 20\% if you held the shares for more than a year or at your ordinary tax rate if you held the shares for less than a year. Also, any dividends you receive from a stock are usually taxable.

## Do I pay taxes if I sell stock and reinvest?

Although there are no additional tax benefits for reinvesting capital gains in taxable accounts, other benefits exist. If you hold your mutual funds or stock in a retirement account, you are not taxed on any capital gains so you can reinvest those gains tax-free in the same account.

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How is tax calculated on share trading?

1. 0 – Rs.250,000 : 0\% – Nil.
2. 250,000 – Rs.500,000 : 5\% – Rs.12,500/-
3. 500,000 – Rs.1,000,000 : 20\% – Rs.100,000/-,
4. 1,000,000 – 1,200,000: 30\% – Rs.60,000/-
5. Hence total tax : 25,000 + Rs.100,000 + Rs.60,000 = Rs.172,500/-

### How often can I buy and sell the same stock?

Retail investors cannot buy and sell a stock on the same day any more than four times in a five business day period. This is known as the pattern day trader rule. Investors can avoid this rule by buying at the end of the day and selling the next day.

### How do I calculate tax basis of stock?

You can calculate your cost basis per share in two ways: Take the original investment amount (\$10,000) and divide it by the new number of shares you hold (2,000 shares) to arrive at the new per-share cost basis (\$10,000/2,000 = \$5).

How is tax on stock profit calculated?

To calculate your capital gains or losses on a particular trade, subtract your basis from your net proceeds. The net proceeds equal the amount you received after paying any expenses of the sale. For example, if you sell stock for \$3,624, but you paid a \$12 commission, your net proceeds are \$3,612.