Dec 03, 2018
Converting company to LLP is a transfer, hence taxable, rules I-T Appellate Tribunal
A new tax ruling threatens to challenge a strategy that allowed thousands of businesses and professionals to reorganise themselves and attract foreign investors. This involved converting closely held companies into limited liability partnerships (LLPs) — a structure that was introduced a decade ago. While LLP was intended to help businesses to scale up, many were also allured by its ability to freely distribute profits to partners as dividend without deducting any dividend distribution tax.