What is the difference between long-term Capital Gains and short-term Capital Gains

TownSIP Research ~ 15 min read

If the house is held for less than three years prior to its sale, it is termed as a short-term capital asset and any gain arising from the sale is treated as a short-term Capital Gain.

There are no tax exemptions for short-term Capital Gains and one need to pay it according to the applicable tax slab.
However, if the property is sold after holding it for more than three years, it is treated as a long-term capital asset and the gain arising from it is called the long-term Capital Gain. Such gains attract a flat exemption rate of 20

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