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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 975 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 279 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 366 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 1743 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


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

May 25, 2019 1047 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 990 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 2025 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. […]

Key Highlights of the India-Hong Kong DTAA

May 6, 2019 7602 Views 0 comment Print

The India-Hong Kong DTAA enters into force from 30th November, 2018. The same would be effectively applicable from 01st April, 2019.  Accordingly, the benefit of the provisions of the DTAA can be claimed in respect of the income derived in any year starting from April 1, 2019. The companies engaged into cross-border transactions with Hong […]

Payment for fabric testing would not constitute fee for technical services

May 3, 2019 1746 Views 0 comment Print

Indo-UK DTAA must be read as forming part of Indo-Spain DTAA as well and, therefore, the payment made by the assessee to the Spanish company for fabric testing would not constitute fee for technical services and consequently, section 195 of the Act has no application to such a receipt.

Retrospective amendment in section 9(1)(vi) cannot override India-Ireland DTAA

April 30, 2019 5157 Views 0 comment Print

Ixia Technologies International Ltd. Vs ACIT(IT) (ITAT Kolkata) Since assessee`s case is covered by beneficial provisions of the India-Ireland DTAA, hence the retrospective amendment made in the provisions of section 9(1)(vi) of the Act, which provides that royalty would include consideration for transfer of all or any rights in respect of any right property, (including […]

CBDT notifies India-USA agreement on exchange of Country-by-Country reports

April 25, 2019 2340 Views 0 comment Print

S.O.1653(E).—Whereas an Inter-Governmental Agreement for Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports was entered into by the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the United States of America, which was signed at New Delhi on 27th day of March, 2019 (hereinafter referred to as the said Agreement and enclosed herewith as Annexure);

TDS u/s. 195 in respect of payments to Foreign Professionals, Teachers etc. –Independent Personal Services

April 22, 2019 241722 Views 8 comments Print

In respect of foreign payments, TDS u/s. 195 is quite a grey area of the Indian Income Tax Act (act).  Every payment to a non resident  is not liable for TDS u/s. 195.   A decision as to the coverage of any payment u/s. 195 requires  determination about taxability of income in the hands of NR […]

Education cess is nothing but an additional surcharge & part of taxes

March 29, 2019 2850 Views 0 comment Print

Article 2(1) of the India-UAE DTAA provides that the taxes covered shall include tax and surcharge thereon. Education cess is nothing but an additional surcharge & is also covered by the definition of taxes.

GE overseas group companies having PE & DAPE in India, liable to tax in India

March 6, 2019 4095 Views 0 comment Print

Assessee-GE group had carried out business through PE in India and GE India constituted DAPE in India for all overseas GE Group entities as LO were discharging vital responsibilities relating to finalization of commercial terms and a prominent involvement in the contract finalization process.

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