Sale of Mutual fund exempted from capital gain tax. CBDT notifies more transactions not regarded transfer u/s 2(47)
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
(CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES)
Notification No. 16/2020
New Delhi, the 5th March, 2020
S.O. 986(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (d) of clause (viiab) of section 47 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961),the Central Government hereby notifies the following securities for the purposes of the said sub-clause, namely:-
(i) foreign currency denominated bond;
(ii) unit of a Mutual Fund;
(iii) unit of a business trust;
(iv) foreign currency denominated equity share of a company;
(v) unit of Alternative Investment Fund,
which are listed on a recognised stock exchange located in any International Financial Services Centre in accordance with the regulations made by the Securities and Exchange Board of India under the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act 1992 (15 of 1992) or the International Financial Services Centres Authority under the International Financial Services Centres Authority Act 2019 (50 of 2019), as the case may be.
Explanation.-For the purposes of this notification,─
(a)“Mutual Fund” means a Mutual Fund specified under clause (23D) ofsection 10of the Income-tax Act, 1961.
(b)“Alternative Investment Fund” shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (b) of sub-regulation (1) of regulation 2 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012.2. This notification shall come into force with effect from 1stApril 2020.
Director (Tax Policy & Legislation)