In this post, we describe what is the bonus share. why companies announce bonus share and tax on bonus.
What is the bonus share?
Bonus share is free shares divided by a company into shareholders. The stock transfer in the shareholder Demat account by the company.
Companies announce bonus in ratio. Ex.a shareholder buys 10 stocks of a company after some time company announce 2:1 bonus, then shareholders receive 2 stock on every 1 stock. So, he receives 20 stocks. Now the total share in his Demat account 20+10=30 stocks.
If the company announce a 1:2 bonus, then shareholders receive 1 stock on 2 stock they held. So, he receives 5 stocks. Now the total share in his Demat account 5+10=15 stocks.
Eligibility for bonus share
Why company announce bonus share:-
Tax on bonus share
The government does not apply any charge on bonus.
Bonus share is a free gift to shareholder given by the company. Before invest in a company check the company bonus history and its financial conditions. As an investor check companies bonus announcement and record date. Find you are eligible for the bonus.
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