Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, 1st August, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

Indian Advance Pricing Agreement regime moves forward with signing of nine UAPAs by CBDT in July, 2018

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into nine more Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (UAPAs) during the month of July, 2018. With the signing of these Agreements, the total number of APAs entered into by the CBDT has gone up to 232, which includes 20 Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (BAPAs).

The UAPAs entered into during this month pertain to various sectors and subsectors of the economy like manufacturing, engineering, media, irrigation, education, healthcare, telecommunications, industrial gases, pharmaceuticals, etc. and cover international transactions including software development service, manufacturing and sale of engineering good, import of raw materials, payment of royalty and AMP, among others.

Complex issues like capacity utilization adjustment; treatment of AMP expenses etc. have been carefully examined and resolved in some of these agreements. Thus, the APA Scheme continues to make good progress, gaining maturity over the passage of time. It reflects the Government’s commitment towards fostering a non-adversarial tax regime.

(Surabhi Ahluwalia)
Commissioner of Income Tax
(Media & Technical Policy)
Official Spokesperson, CBDT.

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