35DD. (1) Where an assessee, being an Indian company, incurs any expenditure, on or after the 1st day of April, 1999, wholly and exclusively for the purposes of amalgamation or demerger of an undertaking, the assessee shall be allowed a deduction of an amount equal to one-fifth of such expenditure for each of the five successive previous years beginning with the previous year in which the amalgamation or demerger takes place.
(2) No deduction shall be allowed in respect of the expenditure mentioned in sub-section (1) under any other provision of this Act.
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Whether expenses of Stamp Duty in relation to amalgamation is also allowed as deduction under section 35DD?
If an Indian company incurred any expenditure for the purpose of amalgamation then it is allowed as deduction in five equal installments in five successive year starting from the year in which amalgamation take place. As per our opinion the given expenses is allowable as deduction under section 35DD.