Angel tax for startups: Accredited investors may get exemption
29 April 2019 4:58 AM GMT
Accredited investors may get exemption from angel tax beyond the ?25 crore limit.Currently, the government allows startups to avail full angel tax concession on investments up to ?25 crore
- Funds received by startups from accredited investors may be exempted from angel tax subject to complying with certain net worth criteria, an official said.
- There should be a linkage between investments and investors' net worth and certain income should be there," the official added.
- These accredited investors, which can include trusts, individuals, family member of a startup and unlisted companies, may get exemption from angel tax under Section 56(2)(viib) of Income Tax Act, 1961, beyond the ₹ 25 crore limit.
- It is dubbed as angel tax due to its impact on investments made by angel investors in startup ventures.