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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 4683 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 210 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 780 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 1536 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 1008 Views 0 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 528 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 774 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 687 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 342 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 639 Views 0 comment Print


Latest Judiciary


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 411 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 474 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 336 Views 0 comment Print

Software Sales Not Royalty Income under India-Japan DTAA: ITAT Delhi

Income Tax : Analysis of ITAT Delhi's ruling: Sale of software products not taxable as royalty under India-Japan DTAA, citing Engineering Analy...

March 27, 2024 216 Views 0 comment Print

TDS u/s. 195 not deductible on expense of management and marketing support service paid to foreign company: ITAT Delhi

Income Tax : ITAT Delhi held that expense towards management and marketing support service paid to foreign company is not taxable under Fee for...

March 27, 2024 561 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 912 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 699 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 567 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 1866 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 3942 Views 0 comment Print


Information Technology Services Income not taxable under article 12 of India- Sweden tax treaty

January 8, 2021 1272 Views 0 comment Print

SCA Hygiene Products AB (Essity Hygiene And Health AB) Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) In order to decide whether or not the services rendered by the assessee fit the definition of ‘fees for technical services’, as applicable under the Indo Swedish tax treaty, the question that we must ask ourselves is not only whether the technical […]

Tax on Interest Income & commitment fees earned by DZ Bank from its Indian clients

December 9, 2020 2940 Views 0 comment Print

DZ Bank AG – India Representative Office Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) Interest Income & commitment fees earned by DZ Bank from its Indian clients could be taxed under article 11 instead of article 7 of Indian Branch under Tax Treaty: Conclusion: Interest income and commitment fees earned by DZ Bank from its Indian clients could […]

Data Processing Cost reimbursement did not constitute ‘Royalty’

December 5, 2020 543 Views 0 comment Print

DCIT Vs KBC NV (ITAT Mumbai) The issue involved in this ground of appeal i.e., data processing cost paid to head office is in the nature of royalty as per Clause-3, Explanation 1 to Section 9(1)(vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 which is liable for withholding tax u/s.194J of the Income Tax Act, 1961 […]

Foreign tax credit available even on income not subjected to tax in India except foreign tax paid in Finland & Canada

November 22, 2020 3093 Views 0 comment Print

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. Vs Addl. CIT (ITAT Mumbai) As could be seen, while the Assessing Officer has disallowed assessee’s claim of foreign tax credit in respect of income exempt under section 10A/10AA of the Act on the reasoning that only such income which is subjected to tax in both the countries would qualify for […]

Income from time charter services rendered by vessel cannot be treated as ‘royalty‘

November 18, 2020 3936 Views 0 comment Print

Smit Singapore Pte Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) Assessee had received charges on account of time charter services rendered by its vessel ‘Smit Borneo‘ along with the crew to Leighton India Contractor Pvt. Ltd., and not for allowing the latter the ‘use‘ or ‘right to use‘ of industrial, commercial, or scientific equipment, the same therein […]

Intermediary services not amount to FTS & not taxable under India-Sweden DTAA

November 9, 2020 1005 Views 0 comment Print

Bombardier Transportation Sweden AB Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) Conclusion: Payment of consideration would be regarded as ‘fee for technical/included services’ only if the twin test of rendering services and making technical knowledge available at the same time was satisfied. Intermediary services rendered by assessee did not make available any technical knowledge, skill etc to BTIN […]

Interpretation of double tax avoidance agreements

October 30, 2020 1704 Views 0 comment Print

The Central Government has signed with several countries, including the U.S. “Agreements for the Avoidance of Double Taxation”. By this, I am given to understand that in the case of an Indian who is a perm anent resident in the U.S. (green card holder) but who may have taxable income in India, as also in the U.S., double taxation is sought to be avoided as per the following. If his tax liability is A in the U.S. and B in India, calculated independently on the respective incomes, if B is less than A in rupee equivalent, no tax is payable in India. On the other hand, if B is more than A, the difference between B and A, that is, (B-A) alone is payable in India. Kindly clarify whether the above position remains the same, or whether it has undergone any change.The reader is incorrectly advised as to the method of relief under the Double Tax Avoidance Agreement.

No Addition on Royalty for Database Access License as per Indo-Swiss Tax Treaty

October 28, 2020 876 Views 0 comment Print

The issue under consideration is whether AO is correct in making addition for royalty on account of alleged royalty taxable under section 9 (l)(vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 read with Article 12(3) of India Switzerland Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)?

Income from bandwidth services provided outside India cannot be taxed as ‘Royalty’ under India-Singapore DTAA

October 22, 2020 2121 Views 0 comment Print

Income received on providing bandwidth services outside India was not taxable as ‘Royalty’ under India-Singapore Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) as mere receipt of service using equipment under the control, possession and operation of service provider would only be considered as transaction of a service and not to ‘use or right to use’ an equipment, and would not attract ‘Royalty’ under the Act or the Tax Treaty.

Income for Sale of Specialized Software Maintenance & Support Services is Not a Royalty

October 16, 2020 1425 Views 0 comment Print

The issue under consideration is whether the Income received for sale of specialized software and maintenance and support services is considered as ‘Royalty’ as per India-Finland Tax Treaty?