Finance Budget 2020: Changes in DDT, capital gains tax on the anvil Updated : January 21, 2020 06:16 AM IST The government might change the applicability of dividend distribution tax (DDT), say sources. The government is also likely to extend the timeline for long-term capital gains tax (LTCG) on equities. Currently, LTCG of 10 percent is paid if the investors hold listed equity for 12 months or more, and 20 percent in case of holding unlisted equity for 12 months or more. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.