Section 52. Amalgmation of companies

(1) When two or more companies are amalgamated by the order of court or of the Central Government and the order is to take effect from a date earlier to the date of the order and any two or more of such companies have sold or purchased any goods to or from each other during the period commencing on the date from which the order is to take effect and ending on the date of the order, then such transactions of sale and purchase shall be included in the turnover of sale or purchase of the respective companies and shall be assessed to tax accordingly.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the said order, for all the purposes of this Act, the said two or more companies shall be treated as distinct companies for all the periods upto the date of the said order and the registration certificates of the said companies shall be cancelled, where necessary, with effect from the date of the said order.

Explanation.-- Words and expressions used in this section but not defined shall have the respective meanings assigned to them in the Companies Act, 1956.