The Curious Case of the Indian Dividend Distribution Tax – Inverse Split-Rates on Corporate Profits? Or Source-Agnostic Levy?

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Dhruv Sanghavi

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Date Written: August 22, 2019

Abstract

Is the Indian dividend distribution tax an inverse split-rate on corporate profits, thereby limiting the extent to which profits can be distributed to shareholders? Or is it a source-agnostic levy, which could also be paid out of a company's capital if all of the company's profits were distributed to shareholders? This article examines these fundamental questions about the Indian dividend distribution tax.

Keywords: Tax policy, tax law design, dividends, secondary taxes, corporate taxation, dividend distribution tax, international tax, taxation

Suggested Citation

Sanghavi, Dhruv, The Curious Case of the Indian Dividend Distribution Tax – Inverse Split-Rates on Corporate Profits? Or Source-Agnostic Levy? (August 22, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3441661 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3441661

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