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Regulated Company & Regulated Investment Company (RIC)

Regulated company and regulated investment company are the same kind of companies having similar business concept, but the theories and laws for them differs from country to country.

What is a Regulated Company?

Regulated companies are the companies, which –
• are associations of merchants;
• are governed by the statutory bodies;
• have obtained license to be such a kind of company;
• are subject to a lower corporate income tax rate.


Generally, the objective of these companies is to earn dividends, interest income, etc and pass it on to its investors, and also pass on therewith the taxes on its revenue to the investors, which the investors has to pay as his individual income, thereby avoiding double taxation.