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Taxation for NRIs

Income Tax : Understanding taxation for NRIs: Learn about residential status, taxable income, deductions, and the importance of Double Taxation...

April 19, 2024 5337 Views 0 comment Print

Tax Avoidance and Inequality: Connecting the Dots in India

Income Tax : Explore the nexus between tax avoidance and inequality in India. Learn how legal loopholes deepen economic divides and discover st...

April 19, 2024 315 Views 0 comment Print

Payments made under distribution agreement not taxable in India: Delhi HC

Income Tax : CIT – International Taxation Vs. ESPN Star Sports Mauritius S.N.C ET Compagnie (Delhi High Court) The Delhi HC affirms the o...

March 23, 2024 858 Views 0 comment Print

Key Provisions and Implications of India-USA Tax Treaty

Income Tax : Explore the India-USA Tax Treaty, its provisions, implications, and how it prevents double taxation. Learn about residency, taxati...

March 18, 2024 2166 Views 1 comment Print

Foreign Tax Credit (FTC): Importance, Concept and How to Claim FTC

Income Tax : Understanding Foreign Tax Credit (FTC) in India: Learn its significance, rules, claiming procedure, case law insights, and steps t...

March 18, 2024 1191 Views 0 comment Print


Latest News


India-Cyprus Double Tax Treaty: Benefits, Tax Recovery & Golden Passport

Income Tax : Explore the details of India's Double Tax Treaty with Cyprus, its signing date, benefits for both nations, tax recovery provisions...

December 11, 2023 555 Views 0 comment Print

Need for amendment of DTAA to stop double taxation of Indian IT firms

Income Tax : Need for early amendment of DTAA regulations to stop the double taxation of Indian IT firms: Ms. Anupriya Patel tells the visiting...

July 24, 2022 780 Views 0 comment Print

Cabinet approves Agreement with Saint Vincent for Tax Information exchange

Income Tax : The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved anAgreement between the Republic of India and Sa...

June 23, 2021 696 Views 0 comment Print

CBDT releases MLI synthesised text for India-Czechoslovak Socialist Republic tax treaty

Income Tax : CBDT has released the synthesised text for India-Slovak Republic tax treaty. It represents their shared understanding of the modif...

March 19, 2020 348 Views 0 comment Print

CBDT releases MLI synthesised text for India-Poland tax treaty

Income Tax : CBDT has released the synthesised text for India-Poland tax treaty. It represents their shared understanding of the modifications ...

March 19, 2020 648 Views 0 comment Print


Latest Judiciary


IT Support Payments Not FTS under Article 12 of India-Netherlands DTAA

Income Tax : In a landmark ruling, ITAT Mumbai provides relief to Shell IT, asserting that payments for IT support aren't considered FTS under ...

May 18, 2024 156 Views 0 comment Print

Amount received towards Interconnectivity Utility charges from Indian Customers was not taxable as Royalty

Income Tax : Assessee was incorporated in Japan and was in the business of providing telecommunication services. Assessee provided fixed, mobil...

May 6, 2024 321 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Ruling on Taxability of FTS, in absence of specific clause in DTAA

Income Tax : Learn about the tax dispute between Diamond Manufacturing Management and the Indian Revenue Authority, involving fees for technica...

April 21, 2024 588 Views 0 comment Print

Disallowance u/s 14A deleted as interest free own funds exceeded investment: ITAT Mumbai

Income Tax : ITAT Mumbai held that disallowance made u/s. 14A of the Income Tax Act read with rule 8D deleted as tax free funds were more than ...

April 5, 2024 507 Views 0 comment Print

Sale of Online Advertisement Space Not Taxable as Royalty or FTS in India: ITAT Bangalore

Income Tax : ITAT Bangalore held that payment made by Google India Pvt. Ltd. to Google Ireland Limited (assessee) for sale of online advertisem...

April 2, 2024 399 Views 0 comment Print


Latest Notifications


CBDT Amends India-Spain Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)

Income Tax : Explore the Notification No. 33/2024 on the agreement between India and Spain for tax exchange. Understand its implications and ch...

March 19, 2024 1275 Views 0 comment Print

CBDT notifies Tax Information Exchange Agreement: India-Samoa

Income Tax : Explore implications of Notification No. 21/2024 from Indias Ministry of Finance regarding the tax information exchange pact with ...

February 7, 2024 750 Views 0 comment Print

Income Tax Agreement Between India & Saint Vincent for information Exchange

Income Tax : Notification No. 96/2023-Income Tax: Learn about the agreement between India and Saint Vincent for tax information exchange and as...

November 1, 2023 579 Views 0 comment Print

DTAA between India and Chile notified by CBDT

Income Tax : Notification No. 24/2023- Income-Tax Dated: 03rd May, 2023 under section 90(1) of Income tax Act, 1961 regarding Agreement and Pro...

May 3, 2023 1971 Views 0 comment Print

Clarification on Most-Favoured-Nation clause in Protocol to India’s DTAAs

Income Tax : The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has received representations seeking clarity on the applicability of the MFN clause (part...

February 3, 2022 4041 Views 0 comment Print


Guarantee commission not taxable in terms of India-Germany DTAA

December 29, 2022 1287 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Mumbai held that transfer pricing adjustment on account of guarantee commission income is unsustainable in terms of India-Germany DTAA.

Interpretation of term contracting states mentioned under DTAA

December 29, 2022 7764 Views 1 comment Print

Clearing the understanding of term contracting states mentioned under DTAA between two countries with an interesting example. Learn what a contracting state is, and how it helps to avoid double taxation in two countries.

Amount received in the nature of interest is taxable @15% under Article 12 of India-UK DTAA

December 27, 2022 1143 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Chandigarh held that the amount of monthly assured return received till the time of possession of units is in nature of interest is taxable @15% under Article 12 of India-UK DTAA

Centralised Service income of Startwood Hotel from Indian Customers not FTS: HC

December 25, 2022 321 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT has erred in holding that the entire payments received by the Assessee from its Indian Customers on account of Centralized Services viz. sales and marketing, loyalty programs, reservation service, technological service, operational services and training programs/human resources do not constitute ‘Fee for Technical Services’ as defined under Section 9(l)(vii) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (the ‘Act’) or ‘Fee for included services’ as defined under Articles 12(4) (a) of the Indo-US DTAA.

Residency of Individual Income Tax Act and recent developments

December 24, 2022 13182 Views 0 comment Print

The determination of residency is first step in the whole process of finalizing tax aspect of certain transaction. One need to ascertain that if any income is accrue/arise or deemed to accrue/arise in India in terms of Section 4,5 and 9 of Income tax Act.

Attribution to PE as article 7(1) of DTAA doesn’t apply when foreign enterprise is making loss

December 23, 2022 1449 Views 0 comment Print

Delhi High Court held that as per Article 7(1) of DTAA attribution of profits to Permanent Establishment arises only if foreign enterprise is making a profit. The same is not applicable if foreign enterprise is making a loss.

Payment received from Freight/Logistic Support Service cannot be treated as Royalty

December 15, 2022 1137 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT held that payment received in India for providing logistics support services cannot be treated as royalty under Section 9(1)(vi) or fees for technical services under section 9(1)(vii) of Income Tax Act, 1961

Profits from transport of air passengers covered under Article 8 of Indo-Bhutan DTAA

December 13, 2022 507 Views 0 comment Print

Definition the Profits derived from the operation of ships or aircraft in international traffic, in the India- Singapore DTAA is exhaustive enough not only to include the air passengers but also mail, livestock or There is nothing mentioned in the India-Singapore DTAA to make an inference that the profits from transport of air passengers should not be covered under Article 8 of the Indo-Bhutan DTAA.

TDS u/s 195 not attracted on payment towards buy-back of shares as per Indo-Singapore DTAA

December 12, 2022 1377 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Mumbai held that payment towards buy-back of shares to an NRI doesn’t attract deduction of tax under section 195 as according to Indo-Singapore DTAA jurisdiction for taxing the capital gains arising in the hands of an NRI is in Singapore and not in India

Non-technical consultancy service not taxable as Fees for Included Services

December 11, 2022 2076 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Mumbai held that consultancy services not of technical nature cannot treated as Fees for Included Services as per sub-clause 4B of Article 12 of DTAA between India –USA and hence addition unsustainable

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