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Permanent Account Number for NRI’s

Income Tax - PAN card may be issued based on the copy of the NRI’s passport as ID proof and copy of passport/copy of bank account in the country of residence as the requisite address proof. As per the new guidelines, an applicant who is:a) A citizen of India but residing outside India at the time of making the application; or ) A foreign citizen; or...

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What makes an Income Accrue or Arise in India although earned outside India?

Income Tax - A look at what constitutes as Income on Indian soil and what is not from the perspective of the IT department. The IT department defines certain incomes as Accruing or Arising in India. This is the basis of calculating your income and income tax. Let’s know more. The IT department says that for any company […]...

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RBI’s subsidiary model will raise foreign banks’ tax liability- experts

Income Tax - An expert said under the new structure, foreign banks’ tax liability might go up if the wholly-owned subsidiary decides to pay a dividend, as such payments will attract dividend distribution tax. Tax liabilities of foreign banks will rise marginally ...

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How NRIs can apply for PAN card in India

Income Tax - Non-resident individuals and organisations need to have a Permanent Account Number (PAN) number if they receive an income and need to file returns in India. PAN is issued by the Income Tax (IT) Department to all assessees and quoting of PAN is compulsory in all returns filed with the IT department....

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ICAI dropped new accounting norm (IFRS) for agriculture sector

Income Tax - India has dropped its plans to introduce a new accounting norm for agriculture as part of the move to converge its accounting standards with globally adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the account standards setting body of the country, has decided not to go ...

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India-Malaysia free trade agreement (FTA) to be effective from July 1

Income Tax - The free trade agreement (FTA) between India and Malaysia will come into force from July 1, giving Indian professionals like accountants, engineers and doctors access to the key South-East Asian nation. In addition, exports of items of considerable interest to India, like basmati rice, mangoes, eggs, trucks, motorcycles and cotton garmen...

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India, OECD to discuss tax reforms today

Income Tax - At a time when the government is accelerating efforts to strengthen the country's taxation system , India and rich countries' club OECD will deliberate on challenges to international tax rules on Monday. Co-operation in global tax matters have gained prominence , especially after the G-20 crackdown on tax havens, which are being used to p...

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Know Provident Fund (PF) account details online from 1st July

Income Tax - The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Wednesday said account details would be available online from July 1. You can watch the account balance of your PF online from July 1, Assistant PF Commissioner Kanchan Roy said at an interactive session at Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry....

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IT department to seek details of Hasan Ali Khan's Swiss Bank accounts

Income Tax - The income-tax department is preparing to send another Letter Rogatory to Swiss authorities, seeking details of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan's Swiss Bank accounts . As part of this exercise, it has asked the Enforcement Directorate to provide a copy of the statements given to it by Khan, accused of siphoning off $8 billion to...

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Mauritius provides first information about tax evader

Income Tax - Yielding under pressure, Mauritius has for the first time provided banking information about a person being investigated by the Income Tax Department (ITD) for tax evasion and money laundering. They (Mauritius) have given information related to a person being probed by ITD who had remitted funds from that country to India, an official to...

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A declarant under KVSS, 1998 cannot take a different stand after adjustment in record has been made as per instruction of declarant

Injecto Plast Vs. Union of India (Allahabad High Court) - In Y. Venugopala Reddy Vs. Commissioner of Income Tax and another, (2003) 263 ITR 30, the Karnataka High Court interpreted the words 'notwithstanding' used in Section 88 of KVSS and has held that a matter which has already been settled cannot be reopened under the scheme and the benefit under the sc...

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Determination of ALP of an international transaction

Gharda Chemicals Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) - If we agree with this submission of the Id. A.R that as the ultimate tax liability of the assessee together with its AE does not vary even if the lower price is charged inter se, and hence the exercise done by the TPO be held as fruitless, then the provisions of section 92 to 92F would become redund...

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Applicability of TDS on payment made to legal advisors at Hongkong

DIT (Int'l Taxation) Vs Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) - Admittedly there was no DTAA with Hongkong for the relevant year. As such we will restrict ourselves in examining the provisions of section 9(l)(vii) in order to ascertain the deductibility or otherwise of tax at source from the payment so made to the firm of legal advisors at Hongkong....

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Sec. 143,rws 234A to 234C, of the IT Act and articles 12 and 7 of DTAA between India and USA

Microsoft Regional Sales Corporation Vs Assistant Director of Income-tax (ITAT Delhi) - The application of 15 per cent rate of tax on the amount shown in the return of income would not fall under the category of determination of tax payable on the returned income on the basis of return of income under section 143(1) when the assessee had categorically stated in the note enclosed with t...

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S. 195 / 201 liability cannot be avoided on ground of non-taxability of recipient

CIT Vs. Samsung Electronics (Karnatka High Court at Bangalore) - The assessee made payments to a foreign company for purchase of ‘shrink-wrapped’/ready-made software without deduction of tax at source u/s 195 (1). The AO held that the payments were chargeable to tax in the hands of the foreign company as “royalty” u/s 9 (1) (vi) and that the assessee was ...

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Display at Airports / LCS about prohibition of import / export of Indian currency notes of denomination of above Rs.100 in India and in Nepal

Circular No. 19/2010-Custom Duty - (13/07/2010) - As you may be aware, the export and import of currency notes of Government of India and Reserve Bank of India notes (other than notes of denominations of above Rs.100 in either case) is not allowed to and from Nepal and Bhutan in terms of Notification No. FEMA 6 / RB-2000 dated 3.5.2000...

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CUSTOMS Notification No 74/2010, Regarding anti dumping duty on Diethyl Thio Phosphoryl Chloride originating in, or exported from, People’s Republic of China and imported into India

Notification No. 74/2010-Customs - (07/07/2010) - Whereas, in the matter of import of Diethyl Thio Phosphoryl Chloride (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under Chapter 28 or 29 or 38 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the said Customs Tariff Act), originating in, or ex...

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Personal verification of client’s mandatory requirement for opening share trading account

Circular No. SEBI/MIRSD/Cir.No.02/2010 - (18/01/2010) - The Securities Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has said that 'in-person' verification of clients is a mandatory requirement for opening account by a depository participant (DP). This will hold good for opening trading account by a stock broker and vice versa, if the stock broker and DP is the same en...

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Notification No. 93/2009 – Income Tax Dated 9/12/2009

Notification No. 93/2009 - Income Tax - (09/12/2009) - Notification No. 93/2009 - Income Tax In exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (a) and (b) of Explanation 2 to section 90A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby notifies the following as specified territory and specified association respectively for the purpo...

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Withdrawal of circular related to taxability of income accruing or arising through, or from, business connection in India to a non-resident

Circular No. 7/2009-Income Tax - (22/10/2009) - The Central Board of Direct Taxes had issued Circular No. 23 (hereinafter called "the Circular") on 23rd July 1969 regarding taxability of income accruing or arising through, or from, business connection in India to a non-resident, under section 9 of the Income-tax Act, 1961. 2. It is noticed that...

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Permanent Account Number for NRI’s

PAN card may be issued based on the copy of the NRI’s passport as ID proof and copy of passport/copy of bank account in the country of residence as the requisite address proof. As per the new guidelines, an applicant who is:a) A citizen of India but residing outside India at the time of making the application; or ) A foreign citizen; or...

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What makes an Income Accrue or Arise in India although earned outside India?

A look at what constitutes as Income on Indian soil and what is not from the perspective of the IT department. The IT department defines certain incomes as Accruing or Arising in India. This is the basis of calculating your income and income tax. Let’s know more. The IT department says that for any company […]...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

India-Malaysia free trade agreement (FTA) to be effective from July 1

The free trade agreement (FTA) between India and Malaysia will come into force from July 1, giving Indian professionals like accountants, engineers and doctors access to the key South-East Asian nation. In addition, exports of items of considerable interest to India, like basmati rice, mangoes, eggs, trucks, motorcycles and cotton garmen...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

India, OECD to discuss tax reforms today

At a time when the government is accelerating efforts to strengthen the country's taxation system , India and rich countries' club OECD will deliberate on challenges to international tax rules on Monday. Co-operation in global tax matters have gained prominence , especially after the G-20 crackdown on tax havens, which are being used to p...

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Know Provident Fund (PF) account details online from 1st July

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Wednesday said account details would be available online from July 1. You can watch the account balance of your PF online from July 1, Assistant PF Commissioner Kanchan Roy said at an interactive session at Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry....

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IT department to seek details of Hasan Ali Khan's Swiss Bank accounts

The income-tax department is preparing to send another Letter Rogatory to Swiss authorities, seeking details of Pune-based stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan's Swiss Bank accounts . As part of this exercise, it has asked the Enforcement Directorate to provide a copy of the statements given to it by Khan, accused of siphoning off $8 billion to...

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Mauritius provides first information about tax evader

Yielding under pressure, Mauritius has for the first time provided banking information about a person being investigated by the Income Tax Department (ITD) for tax evasion and money laundering. They (Mauritius) have given information related to a person being probed by ITD who had remitted funds from that country to India, an official to...

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Over 50 Percent US green card holders plan to return home – Survey

The United States may experience reverse brain drain as thousands of Indian IT professionals contemplate returning to India, according to a survey conducted by Corp-Corp.com , a US-based technology job portal. ...

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RBI Governor meets FM ahead of credit policy ; Rate hike likely

Amid concerns over high inflation and the possibility of hike in key policy rates , Reserve Bank governor D Subbarao today called on Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the state of economy ahead of the apex bank's monetary policy next week. "As a standard practice I had come to review the macro economic situation with Finance M...

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57 Indian companies figure in Forbes Global 2000 list of public companies

As many as 57 Indian companies including Reliance Industries , State Bank of India and Oil & Natural Gas Corp. figure in The Forbes Global 2000 list of public companies based on their rankings for sales, profits, assets and market value. Reliance with sales of $45.3 bn is ranked 121st in the list with three public State Bank of India Grou...

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