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Rule 27 of Income Tax Rules 1962: Prescribed arrangements - Dividends within India

Rule 27 : Prescribed arrangements for declaration and payment of dividends within India
(Chapter: VI - Deduction of Tax at Source)

"The arrangements referred to in sections 194 and 236 to be made by a company for the declaration and payment of dividends (including dividends on preference shares) within India shall be as follows:

(1) The share-register of the company for all shareholders shall be regularly maintained at its principal place of business within India, in respect of any assessment year from a date not later than the 1st day of April of such year.

(2) The general meeting for passing the accounts of the previous year relevant to the assessment year and for declaring any dividends in respect thereof shall be held only at a place within India.

(3) The dividends declared, if any, shall be payable only within India to all shareholders."

Extra Notes for Readers

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This page was created/last updated on 17th October 2016.

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