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Indian Stamp Act, 1899


8A. Securities not liable to stamp duty

Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act,-

(a) an issuer, by the issue of securities to one or more depositories shall, in respect of such issue, be chargeable with duty on the total amount of security issued by it and such securities need not be stamped;

(b) where an issuer issues certificate of security under sub-section (3) of section 14 of the Depositories Act, 1996, on such certificate duty shall be payable as is payable on the issue of duplicate certificate under this Act;

(c) transfer of registered ownership of share from a person to a depository or from a depository to a beneficial owner shall not be liable to any stamp duty;

25[(d) transfer of beneficial ownership of shares, such shares being shares of a company formed and registered under the Companies Act, 1956 or a body corporate established by a Central Act dealt with by a depository, shall not be liable to duty under article 62 of Schedule I of this Act;

(e) transfer of beneficial ownership of units, such units being units of a mutual fund including units of the Unit Trust of India established under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Unit Trust of India Act, 1963 dealt with by a depository, shall not be liable to duty under article 62 of Schedule I of this Act.]

Explanation: For the purposes of this section, the expressions "beneficial owner", "depository" and "issuer", shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in clauses (a), (e) and (f) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Depositories Act, 1996.]



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