# Frequent question: What is cost of acquisition of bonus shares?

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Cost of acquisition of bonus shares is taken as zero hence the capital gain on selling a bonus share is equal to its selling price.

## How is cost of acquisition of bonus shares determined?

In the case of listed securities for determining which stock is sold out FIFO (First In First Out) method is applied i.e oldest stock is assumed to be sold first. In case of Bonus shares, additional shares are given free of cost based on the ratio of bonus (i.e 1:1, 1:3 etc).

## What is cost of acquisition of shares?

Cost of Acquisition –

Fair market value of an investment is calculated by multiplying the number of purchased shares with their highest price, as on 31st January 2018. The lesser value between the fair market value and the actual sale value of the investment is chosen.

## Can bonus shares be sold?

Tax Implication of Bonus Shares

Under the Indian Income Tax Act, the cost of the bonus shares is considered as zero. This means that when bonus shares are sold, the entire selling price is considered as capital gains.

## Which companies will giving bonus shares in future?

List Of Companies Issuing Bonus Shares in India 2021

Company name Proportion Ex-date
KSolves India 1:1 06-Sep-2021
Rajnandini Metal 1:2 02-Sep-2021
Swasti Vinayaka Syn. 2:7 23-Aug-2021
Redington 1:1 18-Aug-2021

## Are bonus shares free?

A bonus issue, also known as a scrip issue or a capitalization issue, is an offer of free additional shares to existing shareholders. A company may decide to distribute further shares as an alternative to increasing the dividend payout. For example, a company may give one bonus share for every five shares held.

## How much does an acquisition cost?

An acquisition cost, also referred to as the cost of acquisition, is the total cost that a company recognizes on its books for property or equipment after adjusting for discounts, incentives, closing costs and other necessary expenditures, but before sales taxes.

## How is cost of acquisition calculated?

To calculate the cost per acquisition, simply divide the total cost (whether media spend in total or specific channel/campaign to acquire customers) by the number of new customers acquired from the same channel/campaign.

## What is included in acquisition cost?

In accounting, the cost of acquisition is a line item that includes all expenses related to buying and deploying an asset except for any sales taxes. In sales and marketing, the cost of acquisition includes all the costs of acquiring new customers.

## How do you account for bonus shares?

If bonus shares are issued/received, entry is made on the debit side of Investment Account in Nominal column only and nothing is to be recorded in Principal Column as bonus shares have no cost. It is nothing but capitalization of Profits on Reserves. That is why it has got no cost.

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## When can we sell bonus shares?

You will be eligible for Bonus shares only if you’ve held shares on the Ex-date, or sold shares on the Ex date (due to the T+2 settlement cycle). For Ex:- if the ex-date for Bonus is 10th April, you need to buy the stock on or before 9th of April to be eligible for the Bonus.

## What is the date of acquisition of bonus shares?

Tax on such Long Term Capital Gains arising from the sale of shares would be levied @ 10% from Financial Year 2018-19 onwards. In case of the 200 bonus shares which were allotted on 9-11-2019, the date of allotment of such shares would be considered as the date of acquisition.