Share Transfer


Share transfer is the legal process of moving ownership of shares from one shareholder (transferor) to another (transferee) in a company. It involves updating company records, completing necessary documentation, and ensuring compliance with regulations

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Benefits of Share Transfer

  • Monetization: Allows you to sell your shares and access capital. 
  • Estate Planning: Facilitates the transfer of shares to beneficiaries. 
  • Gift Giving: Enables gifting shares to family or friends. 
  • Company Restructuring: Streamlines ownership changes during mergers or acquisitions. 

Drawbacks of Share Transfer

  • Costs: May involve brokerage fees, stamp duty, and other charges. 
  • Time Consumption: The process can take several weeks, depending on complexity. 
  • Tax Implications: Capital gains tax might be applicable on the transfer. 

The Share Transfer Process

  1. Initiate Transfer: The transferor initiates the process by informing the transferee and the company. 
  2. Documentation: Prepare the following documents:  
    • Share transfer deed (Form SH-4) 
    • Share certificates 
    • KYC documents (PAN card, address proof, etc.) for both parties 
    • Other documents as required by the company 
  3. Stamp Duty: Pay applicable stamp duty on the transfer value. 
  4. Broker Involvement: If using a broker, submit the documents through them. 
  5. Company Approval: The company verifies documents and updates its share register. 
  6. Transfer Completion: Shares are transferred to the transferee's Demat account. 

Documents Required for Share Transfer

  • Share Transfer Deed (Form SH-4) 
  • Share Certificates 
  • KYC Documents (PAN Card, Address Proof) for Transferor and Transferee 
  • Board Resolution (for transfer of shares in a private company) 
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from existing lenders (if applicable) 

Eligibility for Share Transfer

  • The transferor must be the registered owner of the shares. 
  • The transferee must be eligible to hold shares in the company as per its Articles of Association (AoA). 
  • There shouldn't be any legal restrictions on the transfer (e.g., court order). 

Share Transfer Checklist

  • Verify eligibility of both parties. 
  • Gather all required documents. 
  • Calculate and pay stamp duty. 
  • Submit documents to the company or broker (if applicable). 
  • Track the transfer progress. 

How 24efiling Can Help

24efiling simplifies your share transfer process with: 

  • User-friendly platform: Streamlined document upload and online tracking. 
  • Expert guidance: Assistance throughout the process to ensure compliance. 
  • Competitive fees: Transparent pricing structure to manage your costs.

Looking to transfer ownership of your shares? 24efiling can help you navigate the process efficiently and securely. This page provides a comprehensive guide to share transfer, including its benefits, drawbacks, step-by-step procedures, and frequently asked questions. 


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Costs vary depending on brokerage fees, stamp duty, and the number of shares transferred.  

The process can take 2-4 weeks, subject to company processing and any legal complexities. 

Capital gains tax might be applicable on the difference between the purchase price and the sale price. 

Yes, some companies and brokers offer online share transfer facilities. 

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