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Evolution of Equalization Levy: 2016 to 2020 and Impact on E-commerce

Income Tax : Explore the evolution of India Equalization Levy, from its introduction in 2016 to the 2020 amendments, focusing on e-commerce ope...

February 5, 2024 651 Views 0 comment Print

Equalisation Levy: Taxing Digital Services for Global Commerce Growth

Income Tax : Introduction: Equalisation Levy, introduced by the Indian government, aims to tax specific digital services provided by non-reside...

January 23, 2024 1044 Views 0 comment Print

Have you availed the services on which Equalization levy is levied?

Income Tax : Explore impact of Equalization Levy (EL) on specified services. Learn about rates, responsibilities, due dates, and consequences f...

January 15, 2024 888 Views 0 comment Print

Understanding Equalisation Levy: Scope, Rates and Compliance

Income Tax : Explore scope, rates, and compliance of Equalisation Levy introduced by Finance Act, its extension to e-commerce, and key conditio...

December 13, 2023 1056 Views 1 comment Print

Understanding Equalisation Levy: Online Advertising & E-commerce

Income Tax : Explore the intricacies of Equalisation Levy in India. Learn about online advertising, e-commerce, rates, exemptions, and complian...

October 28, 2023 55140 Views 2 comments Print


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India & USA agree on a transitional approach on Equalisation Levy 2020

Income Tax : On October 8, 2021, India and United States joined 134 other members of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework (including Austria, Franc...

November 25, 2021 1215 Views 0 comment Print

Taxation of Digital Businesses

Income Tax : The Government has not held any consultation regarding taxation of digital businesses as such. However, to address the challenges ...

February 12, 2019 1230 Views 0 comment Print

Equalization levy of 6 per cent on online advertisers

Income Tax : The Government has introduced equalization levy of 6 per cent on online advertisers. The Finance Act, 2016 had inserted a separate...

December 10, 2016 1540 Views 0 comment Print

Equalization Levy- Challan No.ITNS 285 for making Payment

Income Tax : Rules to The Finance Act, 2016 states that with effect from July 1, 2016, equalization levy @ 6% should be deducted by a resident ...

July 21, 2016 36030 Views 0 comment Print

Google Payments: Notification regarding Equalisation Levy

Income Tax : This is to inform you that as per the Notification No. 37/2016: F.No. 370142/12/2016-TPL dated 27 May 2016 read with Finance Act, ...

June 11, 2016 5254 Views 3 comments Print


Latest Judiciary


Equalization levy not applicable on person merely acting as conduit

Income Tax : ITAT Jaipur held that equalization levy not applicable as role of the assessee is merely conduit between the entity carrying out t...

October 14, 2022 1698 Views 0 comment Print

TDS not deductible on Payment to Facebook Ireland for Advertisement

Income Tax : Addl. CIT Vs Lenskart Solution (P) Ltd. (ITAT Delhi) It was claimed by the Assessee that as the Assessee had made the payment to F...

April 10, 2022 7236 Views 0 comment Print

No Equalisation Levy Applicable in case of Mastercard Asia

Income Tax : The issue under consideration is whether the equalisation levy will be applicable in case of Mastercard Asia or not?...

August 25, 2020 2838 Views 0 comment Print


Latest Notifications


Centralised Processing of Equalisation Levy Statement Scheme, 2023

Income Tax : Centralised Processing of Equalisation Levy Statement Scheme, 2023 shall be applicable in respect of processing of Equalisation Le...

February 7, 2023 3102 Views 0 comment Print

CBDT extends due dates for electronic filing of various Forms

Income Tax : CBDT extends due dates for electronic filing of various Forms under the Income-tax Act, 1961 On consideration of difficulties repo...

August 3, 2021 7446 Views 0 comment Print

Government extends timelines for Income Tax Assessment (Read Notification)

Income Tax : Central Government has decided to extend the time limits to 30th June, 2021 in the following cases where the time limit was earlie...

April 27, 2021 67929 Views 4 comments Print

CBDT notifies Equalisation levy (Amendment) Rules, 2020 & Forms

Income Tax : Payment of Equalisation levy. ─ The assessee or e-commerce operator, as the case may be, who are required to deduct and pay equa...

October 28, 2020 5031 Views 0 comment Print

Revised Jurisdiction Order regarding Equalization Levy

Income Tax : Principal Chief Commissioner of Income-tax (International Taxation), Delhi, in supersession of this office order no. 1/2020 dated ...

October 12, 2020 1422 Views 0 comment Print


Centralised Processing of Equalisation Levy Statement Scheme, 2023

February 7, 2023 3102 Views 0 comment Print

Centralised Processing of Equalisation Levy Statement Scheme, 2023 shall be applicable in respect of processing of Equalisation Levy Statements.

Equalization levy not applicable on person merely acting as conduit

October 14, 2022 1698 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Jaipur held that equalization levy not applicable as role of the assessee is merely conduit between the entity carrying out the advertisement and Google. The ultimate benefit of such advertisement is not desired by the assessee.

Equalisation Levy – Addressing the challenges of a digital economy

August 27, 2022 2157 Views 0 comment Print

Understanding Equalisation Levy and its impact on the digital economy. Learn about the challenges and regulations surrounding this direct tax in India.

Amended Equalisation Levy- Assessing its Constitutionality

July 29, 2022 909 Views 0 comment Print

The most recent amendments to the EL provisions represent a critical increment in the extent of the levy as it stretches out to non-resident e-commerce operators on e-commerce supply or services made or provided or facilitated by it, effective from April 1, 2020.

Digital Taxation in India: A Need of Present Time?

June 13, 2022 14025 Views 0 comment Print

Explore the need for digital taxation in India and the challenges brought by technological digitization and e-commerce.

TDS not deductible on Payment to Facebook Ireland for Advertisement

April 10, 2022 7236 Views 0 comment Print

Addl. CIT Vs Lenskart Solution (P) Ltd. (ITAT Delhi) It was claimed by the Assessee that as the Assessee had made the payment to Facebook Ireland Inc. (FII), which admittedly did not have any permanent establishment (PE) in India and, therefore, the payments made to it for advertisement services were not chargeable to tax in […]

All You Need to Know About Equalization Levy 2.0

March 14, 2022 25926 Views 0 comment Print

The scope of the Equalization levy was expanded by the Government of India in the Finance Act, 2020 in order to include the supply of goods and/or services given by an e-commerce operator. The Equalization levy is levied at the rate of 2% on any amount received or receivable by an E-commerce operator from an e-commerce supply of service made or provided

Equalisation Levy and Its Effect on E-Commerce Operators

February 15, 2022 14205 Views 0 comment Print

It is not a secret anymore that the ever increasing digitalization of businesses has rendered the tax rules developed to serve the needs of the traditional business models, futile. The digital age has encouraged a phenomenal expansion of businesses, in multiple territories without establishing their physical presence in any country.

NFT and its mechanism and taxation on NFT’s in India

January 7, 2022 7746 Views 6 comments Print

What is NFT? NFT means Non Fungible Token. Yes that’s it. Goodbye. Oh no it is more than that, first we will understand the meaning of Non Fungible. Well, it means something that cannot be exchanged for another item because of its uniqueness. For Example- If Mr. John has a unique monalisa art it means […]

India & USA agree on a transitional approach on Equalisation Levy 2020

November 25, 2021 1215 Views 0 comment Print

On October 8, 2021, India and United States joined 134 other members of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework (including Austria, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) in reaching agreement on the Statement on a Two-Pillar Solution to Address the Tax Challenges Arising from the Digitalization of the Economy.