Unichem Laboratories

Date: 10/08/ 2020

Subject: Unichem Laboratories Limited - TDS deduction on dividend

Dear Shareholder,

As you are aware, the Board of Directors of the Company, at its Meeting held on June 19, 2020 have recommended a final dividend of 4/- (200%) per Equity Share of 2/- each for the financial year ended March 31, 2020. This dividend will be paid, subject to approval of the shareholders of the Company at the ensuing Annual General meeting (AGM) scheduled on Saturday, August 29, 2020.

Pursuant to the changes introduced by the Finance Act, 2020, w.e.f. April 1, 2020, the Company would be required to withhold taxes at the prescribed rates on the dividend paid to its shareholders. The withholding tax rate would vary depending on the residential status of the shareholder and the documents submitted by them and accepted by the Company. Accordingly, the above referred final dividend will be paid to the shareholders after deducting the tax at source as follows:

Resident Shareholder:

It may be noted that tax would not be deducted on payment of dividend to Resident Individual Shareholder, if total dividend to be paid in a financial year does not exceed 5,000. Where the dividend payable exceeds 5,000 for financial year 2020-2021, please refer to the table below for the details:

Particulars

Applicable Rate

Documents required (if any)

With PAN

7.5%

Update/Verify the PAN, and the residential status as per Income Tax Act, 1961 if not already done, with the depositories (in case of shares held in demat mode) and with the Company's Registrar and Transfer Agents – Link Intime India Private Limited (in case of shares held in physical mode) by clicking on the following link https://www.linkintime.co.in/EmailReg/Email_Register.html.

Without PAN/

Invalid PAN

20%

 

Submitting Form 15G/ Form 15H

NIL

Declaration in Form No. 15G (applicable to any person other than a company or a firm) / Form 15H (applicable to an Individual who is 60 years and older), fulfilling certain conditions.  The Link to obtain the declaration form is given herein below.

Submitting Order under Section 197 of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Rate provided in the Order

Lower/NIL withholding tax certificate obtained from tax authority.

An Insurance Company as specified under Sec 194 of the Income Tax Act,1961)

NIL

Self-declaration that it has full beneficial interest with respect to the shares owned by it along with Self attested PAN.

(a)Mutual Fund specified under clause (23D) of Section 10 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

 

NIL

Self-declaration that they are specified in Section 10 (23D) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 along with self-attested copy of PAN card and registration certificate.

(b)Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) established in India

 

 

Self-declaration that their income is exempt under Section 10 (23FBA) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and they are established as Category I or Category II AIF under the SEBI Regulations, alongwith self-attested copy of PAN CARD and registration certificate.

 

Non-Resident Shareholder:

 Particulars

Applicable Rate

Documents required (if any)

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) / Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs)

20% (plus applicable surcharge and cess)

None

Other Non-resident shareholders

 

20% (plus applicable surcharge and cess) 

OR

Tax Treaty Rate**

(whichever is lower)

Update/Verify the PAN and the residential status as per Income Tax Act, 1961, if not already done, with the depositories (in case of shares held in demat mode) and with the Company's Registrar and Transfer Agents – Link Intime India Private Limited (in case of shares held in physical mode) by clicking on the following link https://www.linkintime.co.in/EmailReg/Email_Register.html.

 

In order to apply the Tax Treaty rate, all the following documents would be required:

 

1) Copy of Indian Tax Identification number (PAN), if available.

2) Valid Tax Residency Certificate (TRC) obtained from the tax authorities of the country of which the shareholder is a resident.

3) Form 10F duly filled and signed (The Link to obtain the Form   is given herein below).

4) Self-declaration from Non-resident, primarily covering the following:

-    Non-resident is eligible to claim the benefit of respective tax treaty;

-    Non-resident receiving the dividend income is the beneficial owner of such income and

-    Dividend income is not attributable/effectively connected to any Permanent Establishment (PE) or Fixed Base in India.

     (The Link to obtain the declaration form is given herein below)

Submitting Order u/s 197 (i.e. lower or NIL withholding tax certificate) 

Rate provided in the Order

Lower/NIL withholding tax certificate obtained from tax authority. 

 

** The Company is not obligated to apply the beneficial Tax Treaty rates at the time of tax deduction/withholding on dividend amounts. Application of beneficial Tax Treaty Rate shall depend upon the completeness of the documents submitted by the Non- Resident shareholder and review to the satisfaction of the Company.

Members should submit declarations in prescribed forms to avail the benefit of non-deduction of tax at source by uploading the aforesaid documents as applicable, on the following link https://linkintime.co.in/formsreg/submission-of-form-15g-15h.html on or before August 21, 2020 to enable the Company to determine the appropriate TDS rates. No communication on the tax determination/deduction received post August 21, 2020 shall be considered for payment of the Dividend. It is advisable to upload the documents at the earliest to enable the Company to collate the documents to determine the appropriate TDS rates.

Kindly note that the aforementioned documents are required to be submitted to our Registrars & Transfer Agents, Link Intime India Private Limited at its dedicated link mentioned below - https://linkintime.co.in/formsreg/submission-of-form-15g-15h.html on or before Aug 21, 2020, 5.00 p.m. Indian Standard Time (IST) in order to enable the Company to determine and deduct appropriate TDS / withholding tax rate. No communication on the tax determination/deduction shall be entertained post Aug 21, 2020, 5:00 p.m. (IST). It may be further noted that in case the tax on said dividend is deducted at a higher rate in absence of receipt of the aforementioned details/documents from you, there would still be an option available with you to file the return of income and claim an appropriate refund, if eligible. All communications/ queries in this respect should be addressed and sent to our RTA, Link Intime India Private Limited at its email address unichemlabstaxexemption@linkintime.co.in  please note no tax exemption forms sent on this mail id will be entertained and this mail is specifically for dividend tax related queries. 

If the tax on said dividend is deducted at a higher rate in absence of receipt of or satisfactory completeness of the afore-mentioned details/documents on or before August 21, 2020, the shareholder may claim an appropriate refund in the return of income filed with their respective Tax authorities.

No claim shall lie against the Company for such taxes deducted.

The Company will arrange to e-mail a soft copy of the TDS certificate at the Shareholder’s registered email ID, post payment of the said Dividend if approved by the Shareholders at the ensuing AGM. Shareholders will also be able to see the credit of TDS in Form 26AS, wherever PAN is available which can be downloaded from their e-filing account at https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.

 

To view / download Form-10F click here

To view / download Form-15G click here

To view / download Form-15H click here

To view / download Self declaration click here


Statement of Unclaimed dividend for the year 2018-2019 as on December 31, 2019

Statement of Unclaimed dividend amount consecutively for 7 years

Unclaimed Dividend as on March 31, 2019

Procedure to claim Refund of unclaimed dividend from Investor Education and Protection Fund(IEPF)
  1. IEPF Rules
  2. IEPF notification - Refund process guidelines
  3. Claim Refund from IEPF


Note :
  1. Any one part of the Investor Name is mandatory, if folio No./ DP ID/Client ID number is not known.
  2. Folio Number/ DP ID/Client ID is optional and should be entered as available in Share Certificate/ Demat Account, without slashes.
  3. For claiming said dividend amount, we request you to write/email us the procedure to below mentioned contact details/e-mail address.
Mr. Dilip Bhor
  • Unichem Laboratories Limited
  • Unichem Bhavan, Prabhat Estate,
  • Off. S. V. Road, Jogeshwari (West)
  • Mumbai – 400 102
  • Phone. : 91(22) 66888439/66888478
  • Email: