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Let’s Understand the Tax P&L Report from 5Paisa

You can download the Tax P&L Report from Quicko’s tax planner on the tax P&L tab. The report includes details of segment wise trading – scrip name, buy value, sell value, and trading expenses. Segments included are – Equity Shares, Mutual Funds, Equity Intraday, Futures and Options.

Income Head – Capital gain covers gain or loss from the selling of Equity Shares (except intraday transactions), Mutual Funds (MF), Restricted Stock Units (RSU), Equity Traded Funds (ETFs), and Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOPs). 

Business Income Head covers Equity Intraday transactions, Futures and Options. This Tax P&L Report can be used to prepare P&L A/C to report it in the Income Tax Return. 

However, the trader must take care of the following things where the treatment as per Income Tax may differ: 


The Tax P&L Report covers transfer expenses that are directly related to trading transactions 

The transfer expenses (such as brokerages, GST, transaction charges, STT, stamp duty etc.) are given separately under both Equity Shares. However, in the case of Mutual funds, the transfer expenses are included in Buy and Sell Prices 

In the case of Intraday and F&O, you can also claim other expenses – such as internet expenses, legal fees, subscription expenses, depreciation, etc., which are not covered in the Tax P&L Report.

Calculation of Long Term Capital Gains under Section 112A 

LTCG on the sale of securities (on which STT is paid), bought on or before 31st Jan 2018 should be calculated using the Grandfathering Rule. As per this rule, the Cost of Acquisition is computed after considering the FMV as of 31st Jan 2018 as per Section 112A

The FMV is taken into consideration while computing LTCG for each trade in the Tradewise Tax P&L Report. 

Calculation of Turnover 

There are two different methods to calculate turnover for Intraday and Futures & Options: 

  • Scripwise Method: You calculate the turnover by collating all trades on the particular scrip for the financial year, find the average buy/sell value, and then determine the turnover 
  • Tradewise Method: You calculate the turnover by summing up the absolute value of profit and loss of every trade done during the year 

You can learn more about scripwise and tradewise trading

1. Intraday 

Trading in the stock market on a same-day basis. Thus, it would mean buying and selling on the same day itself. 


For all intraday transactions, the aggregate or absolute sum of both positive and negative differences from trades is to be considered as a turnover. 


Gross P&L is generally calculated by summing up overall sales amount reduced by buy amount. 

Net P&L = Gross P&L – Transfer expenses 

2. Futures & Options 

In the Tax P&L report, F&O turnover and P&L is computed by considering the following trade segments: 

  • Equity Futures & Options 
  • Commodity Futures & Options  
  • Currency Futures & Options 


For Futures transactions, Turnover = abs(sell value – buy value) 

For Options transactions, Turnover = abs(sell value – buy value) + sell value 

*abs() stands for absolute value 


Gross P&L is generally calculated by summing up overall sales amount reduced by buy amount. 

Net P&L = Gross P&L – Transfer expenses 

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Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hi @Amit, you are right when you say that the 5 Paisa P&L report includes cost of purchase, exchange transactions etc. Once you upload the report in the prescribed format our engines will calculate and give the final figure for you to review. Would love to help if you have any other query.

  2. Hi,

    In case of traders, turnover is calculated when your income is to be reported in Business/Profession head which includes trades in Futures, Options and Intraday segment.

    Where method to calculate Turnover for each is as below :-
    Turnover of Futures = Absolute Profit
    Turnover of Options = Absolute Profit + Premium on Sale of Options
    Turnover of Intraday = Absolute of Sale value - Buy Value

    Absolute - sum of values by ignoring -/+ signs.

    Hope this helps.

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