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Draft Notification on Tax on Long Term Capital Gain on Shares

Finance Act, 2018 has withdrawn the exemption under clause (38) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) and has introduced a new section 112A in the Act, to provide that long term capital gains arising from transfer of a long-term capital asset being an equity share in a company or a unit of an equity oriented fund or a unit o...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Amend Sec. 47(viab) related to indirect transfer of capital asset situated in India

The Finance Act, 2015 has amended provisions dealing with indirect transfer of capital asset situated in India. The amendment provides clarity on certain contentious aspects with regards to taxation of income arising or accruing from such indirect transfers....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Draft rules on valuation of ‘unquoted shares’ for Sec. 56(2)(x)/50CA

CBDT has released the draft rules prescribing ‘unquoted shares’ valuation for purposes of Sec. 56(2)(x)/50CA (an important development impacting corporate restructuring) inviting comments from public....

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India and Singapore Sign a Third Protocol for Amending DTAA

Third Protocol amends DTAA with effect from 1st April, 2017 to provide for source based taxation of capital gains arising on transfer of shares in a company....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Tax on Income/Loss arising from Transfer of Unlisted Shares-reg.

CBDT, vide order dated 2nd May, 2016 has given direction to field formation, with a view to avoid disputes/Litigation and to maintain uniform approach that the income arising from transfer of unlisted shares, irrespective of period of holding, would be taxable under the head ‘Capital Gain’ except in certain circumstances where the Ass...

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Provide Clarity on Taxability of Surplus on Sale of Shares & Securities – Capital Gains or Business Income

As regards shares and other securities, the same can be held either as capital asset or stock-in-trade / trading asset or both. However, the Act does not contain any specific guidelines as to the characterisation of any particular investment as capital asset or stock-in-trade / trading asset. While this characterisation is essentially a f...

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Taxation of income from off-shore Rupee Denominated Bonds-reg.

The Reserve Bank of India has recently permitted Indian corporates to issue rupee denominated bonds outside India. The matter of taxation of income from such bonds under Income-tax Act, 1961 has been considered by the Government. In so far as taxation of interest income from these INR off-shore bonds in the case of non-resident investors ...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Misuse of Long Term Capital gain tax exemption for money laundering

Investments are made in the secondary share markets with a view to capturing gains. In this market, out of nearly 8,000 listed companies, several scrips are not traded regularly. With the collusion of promoters, some brokers arrange for price(s) with purchase of such scrips at nominal costs, and sales at exorbitant prices, with a view t...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

LTCG from sale of unlisted securities in case of NR / Private Equity Investors, to be taxed at 10%

Currently, long term capital gain arising from sale of unlisted securities in the case of Foreign Institutional Investors is taxed at the rate of 10% while other non-resident investors, including Private Equity investors are taxed at the rate of 20%. In order to give parity to such investors, I propose to reduce the rate in their case fro...

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Cost Inflation Indexed Cost Calculator

Calculate Long term capital gain on sale of capital Assets other then shares with the help of Indexation.- We have given below the Cost Inflation (CII) Index calculator which automatically calculates Indexed cost of your asset. In the calculator You just have to fill the Year of Sale, Year of Purchase , Cost of Purchase/Acquisition/Improv...

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