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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 1065 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 55185 Views 2 comments Print


Latest News


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


Applicability of Equalisation Levy under Section 165 & 165A

August 23, 2021 26985 Views 1 comment Print

Applicability of Equalisation Levy as per section 165: -Where service provider is a Non Resident. -Service Recipient is Resident in India and Carrying business or profession -Amount of Consideration exceeding Rs 1 Lakhs in a P.Y. -Services used in India for carrying out business or profession.   Applicability as per Section 165A: Service provider/Seller of […]

Income Tax (CBDT) Due Date Further Extended on 03.08.2021

August 4, 2021 21060 Views 1 comment Print

CBDT vide circular No. 15/2021 dated 03.08.2021 Extended time lines for electronic filing of various Forms under the Income-tax Act, 1961 in view of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders in electronic filing of certain Forms and considering the non-availability of the utility for e-filing of certain Forms. Forms for which dates been […]

CBDT extends due dates for electronic filing of various Forms

August 3, 2021 7446 Views 0 comment Print

CBDT extends due dates for electronic filing of various Forms under the Income-tax Act, 1961 On consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders in electronic filing of certain Forms under the provisions of the Income-tax Act,1961 read with Income-tax Rules, 1962 (Rules), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to further […]

Direct Tax Updates for June 2021 with Video

July 19, 2021 2814 Views 0 comment Print

Global Minimum Tax, Equlization Levy & Section 195, Section 9B & Section 45(4), New Judgements, Filing ITR & Tax Audit Report; Section 194Q & Section 206AB, New Registration of Trusts, Section 148 Notices & TDS/TCS Changes – vide Finance Act, 2021 Global Minimum Taxation 2 Pillar Approach – Pillar 1 Scope – 1. Multinational enterprises […]

Equalisation Levy | Complete Provisions for Your Easy Understanding

June 21, 2021 6429 Views 1 comment Print

Due Date for furnishing Statement under ‘Equalisation Levy’ (EL) for FY 2020-21 is 30.06.2021 || Compilation of Complete Provisions For Your Easy Understanding A. Brief Background The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) through the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project under Action Plan 1 recommended a final withholding tax on certain payments […]

An Overview of Equalization Levy (EL)

June 2, 2021 66873 Views 0 comment Print

1. Equalization Levy (EL) is a tax leviable on consideration received by a non-resident for specified services. Specified Service means online advertising or provision of digital space for online advertisement or any other service for purpose of online advertising. Equalization Levy is imposed under the Finance Act 2016 and not as a part of the […]

Short brief on introduction of concept of equalization levy scheme in India

May 23, 2021 1422 Views 0 comment Print

There was a great need of the time following the era of digitalisation in India during the last decade, as use of smart phones have increased to a significant extent, which in turn have rapidly increased the promotional and advertising activities through digital modes like various business and corporate houses, start-ups in India hasstarted promoting […]

Equalisation Levy under Income Tax- A Brief Analysis

May 21, 2021 11688 Views 0 comment Print

Equalisation Levy under Income Tax Act of 1961 The continuous growth and expansion of Information and Technology sector has directly led to a rapid increase in procurement of digital goods and/ services, and the same is now availed in almost each and every home, and now more and more companies are involving themselves into the […]

Digital Transactions | A ‘Taxing’ Maze of SEP, EQL & Special Income

May 6, 2021 1293 Views 0 comment Print

After 3 years of introducing the concept of ‘Significant Economic Presence’ (SEP) in the domestic tax laws, the Indian tax authorities have notified the thresholds for applicability of the SEP provisions. As per the notification 41/2021 dated 03 May 2021, the payment threshold in respect of any goods, services or property carried out by a […]

Equalisation Levy- Section wise Analysis

May 3, 2021 21009 Views 0 comment Print

Introduction: India first introduced an equalisation levy in 2016 and 2020 Budget substantially extended the scope of the equalisation levy. Besides taxing online advertisement services, it was also levied on the consideration received by e-commerce operators crossing the prescribed threshold, for supplies to Indian residents, persons using an Indian IP address, and non-residents in certain […]