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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 5340 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 318 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 2214 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 558 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 783 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 234 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 324 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 600 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 402 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 1287 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 753 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 1983 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 4050 Views 0 comment Print


Cloud Hosting Services to Indian customers not taxable as ‘Royalty’ as per India-US DTAA

January 29, 2021 1959 Views 0 comment Print

Cloud hosting services provided USA company to its Indian customers were not covered under the definition of ‘royalties’ as per India-US Tax Treaty as the agreement was to provide hosting services simpliciter and was not for the purpose of giving the underlying equipment on hire or lease and accordingly, it could not be said as royalty within the meaning of Explanation (2) to Section 9(1)(vi) as well as Article 12(3)(b) of the Indo-USA Data by AO and DRP.

Income from sale of software constitutes business income instead of royalty in absence of PE

January 11, 2021 1650 Views 0 comment Print

Income earned by assessee from sale of software, either directly to the customers in India or through Distributors or Resellers constituted its business income and not the Royalty income. As admittedly assessee did not have any Permanent Establishment in India, such income will not magnetize Indian taxation.

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 3027 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 549 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 3096 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 3981 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 1011 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 1731 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)?

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