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IBC auctions: Stressed unlisted firms may get tax incentives

Tax exemption on share transfer likely for unlisted companies; all firms may carry forward losses when 51% shares change hands

Ashley Coutinho  |  Mumbai 

Transfer of shares of unlisted stressed companies at a price below its fair market value might soon be exempt from the tax net, according to the government’s plans. The move, if implemented, would bring down the cost of investment and benefit buyers. Fair market value is the company’s adjusted book value.

The government is also deliberating on allowing carry forward of losses if over 51 per cent shares of a stressed company change hands. The tax on transfer of shares in unlisted companies was becoming an issue in insolvency cases. Under Section 56 of the Income-Tax ...

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First Published: Tue, December 12 2017. 00:49 IST
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