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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 252 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


Protocol amending Agreement between India & China for avoidance of double taxation

August 13, 2019 987 Views 0 comment Print

By virtue of the powers vested under, Section 90 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (the Act), India has entered into the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement on 18th July, 1994 with China signed at New Delhi. The aim of the Agreement is to avoid double taxation and to prevent fiscal evasion with regard to the taxes on income with the help of exchange of information between the countries.

Govt notifies Multilateral Convention to implement Measures to Prevent BEPS

August 9, 2019 765 Views 0 comment Print

Whereas the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (hereinafter referred to as the “the said Convention”) was signed by India at Paris, France on the 7th day of June, 2017;

Does Subscription Fee fall under royalty?

July 29, 2019 12603 Views 0 comment Print

With the increase in the complexity and growing enterprise landscape, a number of IT companies engage in creation of databases and soft wares and have also entered in the business of data collection and data systemisation. In return, these vendor companies charge annual subscription fee that can be defined as the amount of money the vendors charge on a consequential basis for providing periodic access to their database and software.

CBDT notifies Revised India -China DTAA Protocol

July 17, 2019 13380 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 3072 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 6792 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 417 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 816 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 2439 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 786 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%?

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