As specified in Section 80-IAC of the Income Tax Act, 1961, these startups will receive deduction for “100 per cent of income” for three out of seven years from the year of its incorporation, the Board said in a statement.
Nirmala Sitharaman had said that startups and their investors filing requisite declarations and providing information in their returns will not be subjected to any kind of income tax scrutiny over the valuations of their share premiums.
The move, which is to ensure availability of funds for startups, follows concerns regarding the taxation of angel investments in this sector. The Central Board of Direct Taxes will notify the changes separately.
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