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Interpretation of Phrase “May be taxed” used in Paragraph 3 of Article 23 of India- UK DTAA, 1993

Income Tax : Explore the purpose of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAA) and their interpretation, along with landmark judgments shaping...

June 7, 2024 699 Views 0 comment Print

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 5766 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 411 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 969 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 3204 Views 1 comment Print


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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 651 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 795 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 705 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 360 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 663 Views 0 comment Print


Latest Judiciary


Form 67 submission Not Mandatory for Availing  Foreign Tax Credit: ITAT Delhi

Income Tax : Read the full text of the ITAT Delhi order in Suchi Agrawal vs. ITO, where the requirement of Form-67 for foreign tax credit was d...

June 24, 2024 249 Views 0 comment Print

Delhi ITAT Rules No Tax on Technical Services to AE Without PE in India

Income Tax : Read the full text of the Delhi ITAT order on Denso (Thailand) vs ACIT, discussing tax liability for technical services under Indi...

June 20, 2024 420 Views 0 comment Print

Section 270AA Penalty Immunity Application Cannot Be Rejected on Insufficient Grounds or Vague SCNs

Income Tax : Delhi High Court judgment on GE Capital vs. DCIT, distinguishing under-reporting and misreporting as separate offenses, resulting ...

June 13, 2024 363 Views 0 comment Print

Guarantee Commission Charges taxable in India as “other income” under Article 23(3) of Indo-UK DTAA

Income Tax : Guarantee commission charges received by a foreign parent company from its Indian subsidiaries were taxable in India, not as inter...

June 12, 2024 321 Views 0 comment Print

Subsidiary would only be deemed a PE if it satisfies specific tests outlined in DTAA

Income Tax : Delhi High Court quashes reassessment notices by DCIT after TPO settles arm's length remuneration issue. Detailed analysis of Prog...

June 9, 2024 456 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 1740 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 801 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 594 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 2193 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 4146 Views 0 comment Print


Can GAAR Override DTAA?

March 4, 2022 5379 Views 0 comment Print

Well Friends, this seemingly short and pinpointed question (Can GAAR Override DTAA?), has in-seemingly long and abstract answer, in the absence of any specific legal precedent in this regard, in India, as of now. However, in this article, I am making an honest and sincere attempt to find a plausible, logical and well-reasoned answer to […]

TDS Deduction on Payment to Non Residents

March 3, 2022 13086 Views 0 comment Print

Section 195 of the Act governs the TDS deduction on payments to non residents. It states that any person responsible for making payment outside India to a company or a non company is required to deduct TDS at the time of payment or credit, whichever is earlier at the rates in force. Let us understand […]

Role of DTAA and GAAR In Treaty Shopping

February 28, 2022 6282 Views 0 comment Print

Role of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) and General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR.) In Treaty Shopping To understand treaty shopping we need to understand what a DTAA is, A double tax avoidance agreement is a tax treaty agreed by two states to ensure that a tax payer is not taxed twice for the same income, this […]

Payment for use of overall ICT Infrastructure is Royalty under India – Netherlands DTAA

February 20, 2022 1191 Views 0 comment Print

Vanderlande Industries Private Limited Vs ACIT (ITAT Pune) A cursory glance at the definition of the term `Royalties’ makes it patent that the hitherto content of para 4 of Article 12 comprising of copyright royalty cases only became subject matter of sub-para (a) of the amended para 4 of Article 12. In addition, para 4(b) […]

Some Facts Related To Applicability of DTAA

February 4, 2022 6993 Views 0 comment Print

Section 6(1) of IT Act, 1961 offers two sets of parameters to determine whether a particular person is an Indian citizen or not. If the said individual falls under any one of the following criterias, he/she will be a resident of the country.

Clarification on applicability of Most-Favored-Nation clause in certain Treaties

February 4, 2022 1416 Views 0 comment Print

Protocol to India’s Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAAs) with a portion of the nations, particularly European States and OECD individuals (The Netherlands, France, the Swiss Confederation, Sweden, Spain and Hungary) contains an arrangement, alluded to as the Most-Favored-Nation (MFN) provision.

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

February 3, 2022 4146 Views 0 comment Print

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has received representations seeking clarity on the applicability of the MFN clause (particularly to dividend withholding rates) available in the Protocol to some of the DTAAs with OECD member States. India’s DTAAs with countries, namely Slovenia, Colombia and Lithuania, provide for lower rate of source taxation with respect to certain items of income. However, these States were not members of the OECD at the time of the conclusion of their DTAAs with India and have become members of the OECD thereafter.

Order denying DTAA benefit must contain reasoning or discussion for such denial

January 11, 2022 1260 Views 0 comment Print

Coursera Inc Vs ITO (Delhi High Court) The Petitioner in its application for certificate under section 197 dated 23.09.2021 describes itself as an e-platform operator. In the later part of the same application the petitioner claims itself to be a university for the purposes of article 12(5)(c) of the DTAA between India and United States […]

Relief under Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

January 6, 2022 7344 Views 0 comment Print

QUESTION: The Income Tax Act, 1961 provides for taxation of a certain income earned in India by Mr. X a non-resident. The DTAA ,which applied to Mr. X provides for taxation of such income in the country of his residence. Examine ,is Mr. X is liable to pay tax on such income earned by him […]

No TDS on payment made to UK company for providing access to software to member firms

December 17, 2021 3144 Views 0 comment Print

Payment received by EYGSL (UK) for providing access to computer software to its member firms of EY Network located in India, that is, EYGBS (India), did not amount to royalty liable to be taxed in India under the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and the India-UK DTAA as the same did not create any right to transfer the copyright in the software.

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