I invested Rs. 1 lakh in Equity Linked Capital Protected Debentures. I held these debentures for 2 years and since Nifty performed well, I got a profit of Rs. 30,000 on these debentures. Now, I am unable to understand the tax implication on the profit during the current financial year. Is this a long term capital gain? Am I liable to pay tax?
Equity Linked Capital Protected Debentures are in the nature of debt product. Since you have hold these debentures for more than 2 years, your profits are long term capital gains and you have to pay tax accordingly.