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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 645 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 5604 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 387 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 939 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 2835 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 627 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 792 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 699 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 657 Views 0 comment Print


Latest Judiciary


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 219 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 288 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 330 Views 0 comment Print

In absence of DTAA No tax on payments received by non-resident for IUC from Indian company

Income Tax : ITAT Bangalore ruled that payments received by a non-resident from an Indian company for interconnect utility charges cannot be ta...

June 7, 2024 264 Views 0 comment Print

National Faceless Assessment Centre was Prescribed Income tax Authority for issuance of notice u/s 143(2)

Income Tax : Assessee was a commercial bank having its head office in France and had 8 branches in India. Assessee was involved in normal banki...

June 6, 2024 1227 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 1596 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 792 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 588 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 2124 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 4113 Views 0 comment Print


Amount, not qualifying as royalty or FTS, not taxable under Article 12(2) of India-Singapore DTAA

November 21, 2021 4557 Views 0 comment Print

Atos Information Technology Singapore Pte Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) Facts- The assessee is incorporated in Singapore and is also a tax resident of that country. As stated by the AO, during the year under consideration the assessee had provided certain services to its group concern in India, viz. Atos India Pvt Ltd (Atos India) […]

Income from investment in Trust by ADIA is exempt in terms of India-UAE DTAA

November 13, 2021 1491 Views 0 comment Print

ADIA files ROI in India disclosing income falling within the scope of section 5(2). However, in view of exemption available in terms of India-UAE DTAA, ADIA reports NIL taxable income. AAR denies the benefit of India-UAE DTAA benefit to ADIA in respect of income accruing on the investment made or proposed to be made by Green Maiden A 2013 Trust which was established by ADIA and ETL.

Nuisance impact of SEP definition on transactions with Non-residents

October 26, 2021 5673 Views 0 comment Print

OECD published a report on the issue of ‘Base Erosion & Profit Shifting’, in which they set out 15 BEPS action plans to tackle the issue of base erosion and profit shifting. Since then OECD and G20 have continued to work on BEPS action through inclusive framework.

Foreign Tax credit- How to claim and remember to file Form 67

October 18, 2021 37650 Views 8 comments Print

With globalization, people and corporates venturing abroad for work and to explore foreign markets is common. This brings a need to pay taxes on income earned in foreign countries. The question is, if an Indian resident earns income and pays taxes abroad, can he claim credit of the taxes paid in foreign countries and if […]

Two pillar solution to tax challenges for digital economy – Part 2

October 12, 2021 3210 Views 0 comment Print

Implementation plan for the two-pillar solution to address tax challenges of a digital economy Background In my earlier article dated July 19, 2021, I have given a brief overview of the Statement on a two‑pillar solution to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy (the Statement) that was agreed by 130 […]

Reimbursements cannot be termed as Fees for Technical Services under India US DTAA

October 4, 2021 2280 Views 0 comment Print

In present facts of the case, the Hon’ble Tribunal held that reimbursements cannot be termed as Fees for Technical Services under section 9(1)(vii) of the Act and Article 12 (4) of India US DTAA.

Fixed placed PE or agency placed PE in India is must to determine taxability

September 28, 2021 2913 Views 0 comment Print

In present facts of the case, the Hon’ble Tribunal relied upon the previous Judgments passed in the assesse own case and have observed that agents of the assessee did not have the necessary authority to conclude the contracts of the assessee and, on that premise, it was held that there is no agency PE of  assessee in India and therefore Assessee was not taxable in India.

Is Retrospective Taxation an Abuse of Sovereign Right of States to Impose Taxes?

July 28, 2021 1119 Views 0 comment Print

India has gained an ill-reputation regarding its retrospective taxation laws in the past decade, especially due to the amendments made to Section 9 by the Finance Act, 2012. Retrospective operation of this amendment gave rise to three notable international tax disputes, namely the Vodafone International Holdings BV case, the Cairn Energy PLC case, and the […]

Mutual Agreement procedure – OECD Recommendation on Stage 2 Peer Review Reports regarding time limit

July 28, 2021 813 Views 0 comment Print

The Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA), inter alia, provide rules and mechanisms for allocation of taxing rights amongst the treaty partners; avoidance of economic and juridical double taxation; and resolution of taxation not in accordance with the treaty through the Mutual Agreement Procedure (‘MAP’).  MAP is an inbuilt and alternate tax dispute resolution mechanism available to the taxpayers under the DTAAs. It is […]

Dividends of a foreign company received through its Indian depository are not taxable under Indo-Mauritius DTAA

July 28, 2021 3834 Views 1 comment Print

Recently, the Mumbai bench of ITAT has given its final order in the case of Morgan Stanley Mauritius Co. Ltd. v. DCIT,[1] holding that dividend payments made by a foreign company to its domestic depository which were subsequently transferred to IDR holders are not taxable in India under the Indo-Mauritius DTAA. Despite the dividend income […]

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