BASF India Ltd updates on Commercial Tax demand notices

BASF India Ltd had earlier announced regarding the receipt of demand notices from the Commercial Tax Department, Karnataka aggregating to Rs. 670 crores (including interest and penalty) for the periods 2006-2007 to 2015-2016 by treating the stock transfers of the Company’s Mangalore Plant as interstate sales to dealers and its subsequent stay by Hon’ble Karnataka Appellate Tribunal on recovery of demand for the periods 2006-2007 to 2010-2011, 2012-2013 and 2014-2015.

In this connection, the Hon’ble Karnataka Appellate Tribunal vide its order dated 16th October, 2020 (as updated and available on Karnataka Appellate Tribunal’s website on 17th October, 2020) has granted stay on recovery of demand aggregating to Rs. 38.86 crores pertaining to the period 2013-2014.

The Company, based on the legal assessment, does not consider these stock transfers as interstate sales and is taking all the necessary legal steps to defend the matter.

Shares of BASF INDIA LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.1414.2 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 1414.8. The total number of shares traded during the day was 1511 in over 338 trades.

The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 1427.15 and intraday low of 1389.05. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 2120976.

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