Tag Archives: the Companies (Declaration and Payment of Dividend) Rules 2014

YEAR’S SECOND AMENDMENT IN DIVIDEND RULES


The Ministry of Corporate Affairs placed here on its website a draft of the Companies (Declaration and Payment of dividend) Second Amendment Rules, 2015. These amendment Rules will come into force from the date of its publication in Official Gazette.

These amendment rules proposed to omit Rule 3(5) of the Companies (Declaration and Payment of dividend) Rules, 2014.

The Deleted Rule 3(5) read as under,

“No company shall declare dividend unless carried over previous losses and depreciation not provided in previous year are set off against profit of the company of the current year the loss or depreciation, whichever is less, in previous years is set off against the profit of the company for the year for which dividend is declared or paid.”

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DECLARATION AND PAYMENT OF DIVIDEND


In an earlier post here, we have discussed provisions related to dividend under the Companies Act, 2013. Now we have the Companies (Declaration and Payment of Dividend) Rules 2014 as notified on 31st March 2014 for discussion.

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