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Income Tax Department Begins Flipkart-Walmart Deal Audit
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Income Tax Department Begins Flipkart-Walmart Deal Audit

The biggest acquisition in e-commerce that shook up the world-the Flipkart-Walmart is now being examined by the Income Tax departments in India where the tax body has sent queries to Flipkart-Walmart regarding the $16 Bn worth deal. While Flipkart has responded to the details of the acquisition, Walmart's explanation is still awaited. The acquisition deal was sealed earlier on 9 May where Walmart bought 77% stake in Flipkart for a whopping $16 billion. Prior to the official deal announcement, Income tax authorities had asked Flipkart to furnish the details of the transaction to examine the tax implications of the transaction for the government. It is important to note that transaction details are crucial for the income tax department to ascertain tax liability since many investors...
I-T dept to Seek Share Purchase Pact from Flipkart
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I-T dept to Seek Share Purchase Pact from Flipkart

The Income Tax department will seek purchase agreement from Flipkart on the mega e-commerce USD 16 billion buyouts by US retail mammoth Walmart to assess the tax liability and also find out whether the General Avoidance Rule provisions can be invoked as informed by an official related with the matter. The department id presently is referring to Section 9(1) of the Income Tax Law, which deals with the indirect transfer provisions to seek if the benefits under bilateral tax treaties with countries like Singapore and Mauritius could be availed by foreign investors such as Walmart. Singapore registered Flipkart Pvt Ltd has majority stakes in Flipkart India. Post definitive agreement between the companies, Walmart will hold 77 percent stake in the Singapore entity for USD 16 billion. The ...
Walmart Planning to Launch Flipkart’s IPO in Next 4 years
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Walmart Planning to Launch Flipkart’s IPO in Next 4 years

US retail giant Walmart Inc mentioned in its report to US security exchange that they may come up with an initial public offer (IPO) of Flipkart as early as four years. Walmart in its report said IPO will be at "a valuation no less than that paid by Walmart under the share issuance agreement, subject to the satisfaction of certain other conditions regarding such offering (the IPO)". Which means Walmart can issue the shares of Flipkart at the valuation of $16 billion that it paid to other investors of Flipkart to acquire the 77% shares of Flipkart. Also, the report added, "Shareholders agreement would expire upon the consummation of the IPO, whether initiated by the board or the minority stockholders". "Pursuant to a Registration Rights Agreement to be entered into concurrently wi...