Following are the rates of dividend tax:
The rate of tax imposed under section 5 on dividend received from a company shall be-
(a) 7.5% in the case of dividends paid by Independent Power Producers where such dividend is a pass through item under an Implementation Agreement or Power Purchase Agreement or Energy Purchase Agreement and is required to be re-imbursed by Central Power Purchasing (CPPA-G) or its predecessor or successor entity.
(b) 15% in mutual funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts and cases other than those mentioned in clauses (a) and (c).
(c) 25% in case of a person receiving dividend from a company where no tax payable by such company, due to exemption of income or carry forward of business losses under Part VIII of Chapter III or claim of tax credits under Part X of Chapter III.
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