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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 261 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 1314 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


Glimpse of India-Mauritius DTAA amendment

May 17, 2016 5731 Views 0 comment Print

Q1. What was the reason to amend tax treaty (DTAA) with Mauritius? 1. Any Capital Gains arising in Mauritius were not taxed 2. This made an attractive “post box address” for foreign investors to route investments into India 3. Indians with a intention of avoiding taxes set up shell companies in Mauritius, concealing identities and channeling cash or stock market investments through “round tripping”.

Sec. 40 (a)(i) is discriminatory & not applicable to Indo-US DTAA

May 14, 2016 6271 Views 0 comment Print

Section 40 (a) (i), in providing for disallowance of a payment made to a non-resident if TDS is not deducted, is no doubt meant to be a deterrent in order to compel the resident payer to deduct TDS while making the payment.

Section 94-A(1) is Constitutional Valid : Madras High Court

May 14, 2016 2077 Views 0 comment Print

The Hon’ble Madras High court in the above cited case held that central govt can notify a country as notified jurisdictional area u/s 94A inspite of the fact that there exist a Double Tax Avoidance Agreement provided the DTAA is not serving the intended purpose for which it was entered into.

Article wise analysis of Amendment to India-Mauritius DTAA

May 13, 2016 6697 Views 0 comment Print

On 10th May 2016, the Government of India has issued a press release announcing the Protocol for amendment of the Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital gains between India and Mauritius (DTAA).

India-Mauritius DTAA amended to tackle round tripping of funds

May 10, 2016 3262 Views 0 comment Print

Revised Protocol will tackle the long pending issues of treaty abuse and round tripping of funds attributed to the India-Mauritius treaty, curb revenue loss, prevent double non-taxation, streamline the flow of investment and stimulate the flow of exchange of information between India and Mauritius.

Applicability of TDS on Government Company on International Arbitration

May 6, 2016 10561 Views 6 comments Print

Any person paying to a non resident, not being a company or foreign company, shall deduct income tax. Payment made outside India is subject to TDS except in payment of Salary or Dividend. This explanation is derived from Section 195(1) of Income tax act which reads as.

Analysis of draft rules for grant of Foreign Tax Credit

April 19, 2016 4276 Views 0 comment Print

A resident assessee will be eligible to claim Foreign Tax Credit (FTC) if any tax has been paid by him in a country or specified territory outside India. Grant of FTC shall be allowed only in the year in which the income corresponding to such tax has been offered to tax or assessed to tax in India.

India & Maldives Sign Agreements with respect to Taxes

April 11, 2016 2935 Views 0 comment Print

The Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of Maldives signed two Agreements – for the Exchange of Information with respect to Taxes and for the avoidance of double taxation of income derived from international air transport on 11th April, 2016 during the visit of Hon’ble President of Maldives to New Delhi.

Project office used as communication channel is not PE

March 21, 2016 1852 Views 0 comment Print

Back office operations carried on at an office would fall within the exclusionary clause of Article 5(3) (e) of the Treaty between India and United States which is also identically worded as Article 5(3) (e) of the India-UAE DTAA.

DTAA with Republic of Indonesia

March 16, 2016 14839 Views 0 comment Print

S.O. 1144(E).-Whereas, an Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income was signed at New Delhi on the 27th day of July, 2012 (hereinafter referred to as the said Agreement);

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