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Potential Tax Implications of Investment in Shares of a ‘For Profit’ Company by a Charitable Institution

India has a large number of ‘not for profit’ institutions in the form of public charitable trusts, societies and Section 8 companies. These institutions are not only engaged in socio-economic development activities for poor and economically backward classes but are also involved in education and health care sectors and have set up successful educational institutions and hospitals across India. Many of these charitable institutions have hugely profitable balance sheets and want to invest in share capital of other companies. The moot question that arises is whether these tax-exempt charitable institutions are entitled to participate and invest in other ‘for profit’ companies and continue to avail their tax exemptions.

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