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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 5361 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 330 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 2235 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 1197 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 561 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 273 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 408 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 1317 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 756 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 1986 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 4053 Views 0 comment Print


CBDT notifies Revised India -China DTAA Protocol

July 17, 2019 13029 Views 1 comment Print

Protocol amending the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the People’s Republic of China for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and the Protocol thereto Signed at New Delhi on 18th July, 1994. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department […]

Fundamental of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

July 11, 2019 3042 Views 0 comment Print

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) has emerged as one of the most important challenges for governments all over the world. The Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG) has resulted; Free movement of Capital and Labour; Shift of manufacturing base from high cost to lower cost locations; Gradual removal of the trade barriers, and Rise of digital […]

Deemed accrual of gift made to a person outside India by Resident

July 6, 2019 6726 Views 0 comment Print

Section 9 of the Act relates to Income deemed to accrue or arise in India. Under the Act, non –residents are taxable in India in respect of income that accrues or arises in India or is received in India or is deemed to accrue or arise in India or is deemed to be received in […]

India ratifies Multilateral Convention to Prevent BEPS

July 2, 2019 399 Views 0 comment Print

India has ratified the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI), which was signed by the Hon’ble Finance Minister at Paris on 7th June, 2017 on behalf of India, alongwith representatives of more than 65 countries.

Payment for ‘bandwith services’ not assessable as ‘royalty’ if assessee has no access to any equipment

June 22, 2019 804 Views 0 comment Print

As a matter of fact, all infrastructure and process required for provision of bandwith services was always used and under the control of RJIPL, and the same was never given either to the assessee or to any other person availing the said services. We are persuaded to subscribe to the observations of the CIT(A) that as the process involved to provide the bandwith services was not a secret i.e IPR in the process was not owned/registered in the name of RJIPL, but was a standard commercial process that was followed by the industry players, therefore, the same could not be classified as a secret process which would have been required for characterizing the aforesaid payment made by the assessee to RJIPL as royalty under the India-Singapore DTAA.

DTAA cannot be overridden by a unilateral legislative amendment by one Country

June 22, 2019 2427 Views 0 comment Print

Mere amendments in the Act would not over­ride the provisions of Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA). It was held that: on a final note, India’s change in position to the OECD Commentary cannot be a fact that influences the interpretation of the words defining royalty as they stand today.

Surcharge & Cess Levied alongwith Withholding Tax because No Residency Proof Brought on Record

June 21, 2019 774 Views 0 comment Print

The issue under consideration is whether surcharge and education cess should be levied only in the cases where the non-resident vendors are residents of countries with which the DTAA allows withholding rate of more than 11.33%?

Software purchased across the counter as shrink proof software is not akin to royalty

May 25, 2019 1038 Views 0 comment Print

It was held that where the software is purchased across the counter as shrink proof software, then it is not akin to royalty both under the Income Tax Act or the DTAA. The Tribunal held that since the definition of ‘royalty’ has not been amended under DTAA,

Agreement for exchange of information with Marshall Islands notified

May 21, 2019 987 Views 0 comment Print

Government of the Republic of India and the Government of Republic of the Marshall Islands, desiring to facilitate the exchange of information with respect to taxes have agreed as follows:

India-US agreement for Country by Country reporting

May 19, 2019 1995 Views 0 comment Print

India and United States of America signed an inter- governmental agreement for exchange of country- by –country (CbC) reports on March 27, 2019. This enabled both the countries to exchange CbC reports filed by the ultimate parent organizations of multinationals in respect of jurisdictions, pertaining to the years commencing on or after January 1, 2016. […]

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