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Live Course on Appeal, Pleading & Drafting under GST by CA Sachin Jain

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Issuance of accreditation certificate is not technical service as per India-Australia Tax Treaty

November 7, 2010 1326 Views 0 comment Print

Recently, the Authority of Advanced Ruling (AAR) in the case of Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand [2010-TII-28-ARA-INTL] dated 6 August 2010 held that issuance of accreditation certificate does not result in ‘making available’ skills, technical knowledge etc. possessed by the applicant and accordingly does not result in rendering technical services as per Article 12(3)(g) (Please see note-1) of India-Australia Tax Treaty (tax treaty).

Delhi Tribunal rules on aggregation of closely-linked transactions and characterisation of reimbursement of advertisement expenses

November 7, 2010 1262 Views 0 comment Print

Recently, the Delhi bench of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal in the case of M/s Panasonic India Pvt Ltd Vs. Income Tax Office, has upheld the aggregation of transactions where the Functions, Assets &; Risks underlying those transactions are similar. The Tribunal also concluded that reimbursement of advertisement expenses received by a Distributor from its Associated Enterprise (AE) must be treated as operating income for computing profitability of the taxpayer under the Transactional Net Margin Method (TNMM) method.

Taxpayer can remit monies abroad without tax deduction if it is of opinion that remittance is wholly exempt from tax

November 7, 2010 522 Views 0 comment Print

Recently, the Mumbai bench of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (the Tribunal) in the case of ACIT v. Monitor India Pvt. Ltd [2010-TII-138-ITAT-MUM-INTL] (Judgment date – 8 October 2010, Assessment Year 1999-2000).held that the taxpayer is under no obligation to approach the Assessing Officer and is entitled to remit monies abroad without deduction of tax at source if it is of the opinion that the remittance was wholly exempt from Indian taxes.

Consideration paid to a foreign company for operating and maintaining a power plant cannot be considered as fees for technical services

November 7, 2010 399 Views 0 comment Print

Recently, the Delhi bench of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (the Tribunal) in the case of Rolls Royce Industrial Power Ltd. v. ACIT [2010-TII-139-ITAT-DEL-INTL] (Judgement date 5 October 2010 Assessment Years 1998-99 to 2004-05) held that consideration paid to a foreign company for performance of a works contract of operating and maintaining a power plant cannot be considered as Fees for Technical Services (FTS) both under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) as well as under India-UK tax treaty (tax treaty). Further, the Tribunal held that the taxing of a foreign company i.e. the taxpayer in a manner which is more burdensome vis-a-vis an Indian company doing identical business in India would lead to discrimination. Accordingly the taxpayer is entitled to protection of Article 26 of the tax treaty and should not be subjected to tax on gross basis, but on net basis. The Tribunal also held that for a correct and harmonious interpretation disallowance under section 44D of the Act would not apply wherever Article 7 of the tax treaty is being applied.

Payment received by taxpayer for sale of shrink wrapped software is not royalty under Article 12(3) of the India-USA tax treaty

November 7, 2010 676 Views 0 comment Print

Recently, the Mumbai bench of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (the Tribunal) in the case of ADIT v. Solid Works Corporation [2010-TII-130-ITAT-MUM-INTL] Judgment date 1 April 2010, Assessment Year 2005-06) held that payment received by the taxpayer for sale of shrink wrapped software is not in the nature of royalty within the meaning of Article 12(3) of the India-USA tax treaty (tax treaty).

The income from offshore supply of equipment on a CIF basis under a composite contract is not taxable in India

November 7, 2010 2343 Views 0 comment Print

Recently, the Delhi bench of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (the Tribunal) in the case of Technip Italy Spa v. ACIT (2010-TII-133-ITAT-DEL-INTL) after applying the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Ltd. v. DIT [2007] 288 ITR 408 (SC) held that the income from offshore supply of equipment on a Cost Insurance Freight (CIF) basis under a composite contract is not taxable in India.

Deduction u/s.10B cannot be disallowed on ground of excess profits when the international transactions are held to be at arm’s length

November 7, 2010 495 Views 0 comment Print

Deduction u/s.10B cannot be disallowed on ground of excess profits when the international transactions are held to be at arm’s length. The Chennai Bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal in the case of M/s Tweezerman India Private Limited Vs ACIT [2010-TII-45-ITAT-MAD-TP] has held that deduction of eligible profits under Section 10B cannot be disallowed on ground of excess profits where the international transactions have been held to be at arm’s length by the Transfer Pricing Officer.

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