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Who pays the stamp duty for stock transactions?

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Here is the table mentioning the stamp duty charges paid by the buyer or seller:

Transaction

Who will pay stamp duty?

Sale of securities on the stock exchange

Buyer

Sale of Securities through offline markets

Seller

Transfer of security

Transferor

Issue of security

Issuer

Other Cases- making, drawing, or executing instruments

Concerned Trader

Note: Previously, stamp duty was paid by both the buyers and sellers of the stock transactions. Now, only investors buying stocks have to pay stamp duty. The seller of the securities will not pay any stamp duty.


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