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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 1062 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 55173 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


Government extends timelines for Income Tax Assessment (Read Notification)

April 27, 2021 67929 Views 4 comments Print

Central Government has decided to extend the time limits to 30th June, 2021 in the following cases where the time limit was earlier extended to 30th, April 2021 through various notifications issued under the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation) and Amendment of Certain Provisions Act, 2020, namely:-

Equalization Levy under Finance Act 2016

April 10, 2021 5931 Views 0 comment Print

Q.1 What is equalization levy (EL)? Ans: This is a tax leviable on consideration received or receivable by a non-resident for any specified service such as online advertising, any provision for digital advertising space or any other facility or service for online advertising @ 6% from : i) A person resident in India and carrying […]

Equalisation Levy- The transition from 2016 to 2021

March 25, 2021 15822 Views 0 comment Print

Equalisation levy: Meaning and Purpose of Equalisation levy: In this digital era, business and its operations are not restricted to geographical boundaries. With the emergence and involvement of Internet into businesses, area and locations have become irrelevant. Businesses have free access to various markets. The traditional structure of taxing businesses based on their jurisdiction no […]

Equalisation Levy – what may change from upcoming Financial Year

March 18, 2021 2727 Views 0 comment Print

Equalisation Levy 1.0 Equalisation Levy was introduced by the Finance Act, 2016 with effect from 1st June 2016. The equalisation levy was levied at the rate of 6% of the amount of consideration for any specified service received or receivable by a person, being a non-resident from— (i) Any person resident in India carrying on business […]

Budget 2021 rationalises provisions of Equalisation Levy

February 4, 2021 9207 Views 0 comment Print

Under section 165A of Finance Act, 2016, as inserted by section 153 of the Finance Act, 2020, Equalisation Levy is to be levied at the rate of two per cent. of the amount of consideration received or receivable by an e-commerce operator from e-commerce supply or services made or provided or facilitated, by it- (i) […]

USTR Investigation under section 301 of USTR Act on India EL 2020

January 16, 2021 1128 Views 0 comment Print

In June, 2020, the US Trade representative initiated an investigation of India’s 2020 Equalisation levy (EL 2020) under the Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to determine whether India’s EL 2020 is unreasonable / discriminatory and burdens / restricts U.S. commerce. The report was made public on 06 January, 2021.

Equalization Levy

January 8, 2021 14706 Views 1 comment Print

Equalisation Levy was introduced in India in 2016, with the intention of taxing the digital transactions i.e. the income accruing to foreign e-commerce companies from India.

Equalisation Levy- An Overview

November 17, 2020 6825 Views 1 comment Print

Equalization levy was introduced by the Finance Act,2016 on certain non resident companies and related activities. The levy was applied @6% on certain ‘specified services’ such as online advertisement, any provision for digital advertising space or any other facility or services for the purpose of online advertisement if the aggregate amount of consideration for specified services in a previous year exceeds 1 lakh.

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

October 28, 2020 5031 Views 0 comment Print

Payment of Equalisation levy. ─ The assessee or e-commerce operator, as the case may be, who are required to deduct and pay equalisation levy, shall pay the amount of such levy, by remitting it into the Reserve Bank of India or in any branch of the State Bank of India or of any authorised Bank accompanied by an equalisation levy challan.

Revised Jurisdiction Order regarding Equalization Levy

October 12, 2020 1422 Views 0 comment Print

Principal Chief Commissioner of Income-tax (International Taxation), Delhi, in supersession of this office order no. 1/2020 dated 29.05.2020 (F.No. Pr. CCIT(IT)/Delhi/Juris./Eq. Levy/2020-21137), hereby authorise the income-tax authority/authorities specified in Col No.(2) below and having their headquarters mentioned in Column (3) and working under supervision of Range Head mentioned in Column No. (4) and Commissioner of Income-tax mentioned in Column no. (5), shall have jurisdiction in respect of the assessees specified in Column (6) for the purpose of Chapter VIII of Finance Act, 2016.