CGST Circular 196/2023

Title Clarification on taxability of share capital held in subsidiary company by the parent company
Number 196/2023
Date 17.07.2023
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Representations have been received from the trade and field formations seeking clarification on certain issues whether the holding of shares in a subsidiary company by the holding company will be treated as ‘supply of service’ under GST and will be taxed accordingly or whether such transaction is not a supply.

2. In order to clarify the issue and to ensure uniformity in the implementation of the provisions of law across the field formations, the Board, in exercise of its powers conferred by section 168 (1) of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as “CGST Act”), hereby clarifies the issues as under:



3.  It is requested that suitable trade notices may be issued to publicize the contents of this Circular.

4.  Difficulty, if any, in implementation of this Circular may please be brought to the notice of the Board. Hindi version would fallow.