section 195

TDS implication on purchase of property from NRI

Income Tax - It is essential to note that in case of purchase of property, the buyer is responsible for deducting the applicable tax at source (i.e. TDS) and deposit the same with the Government. Since the buyer is required to deduct the TDS, he would obviously be required to fulfil all the relevant compliance like TDS payment; […]...

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Interesting Cases for TDS u/s 195 – Foreign Remittance from India

Income Tax - Withholding taxes u/s 195 in respect of transactions with Non-Residents has always been a bone of contention between Assessee and tax authorities. Though liability for deduction of TDS is clear in respect of some transactions like royalties, fees for technical services, interest etc., ...

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Foreign Remittance: TDS u/s 195: Reimbursement of Expenses

Income Tax - Taxability of Reimbursement of expenses has always been a contentious issue. In most of the cases, assessee gets away with non-taxability of reimbursement of expenses on the plea of no profit element. However, in some cases, even without profit element, tax authorities and courts have held reimbursement of expenses as income of recipient ...

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TDS on sale of Immovable Property by Non-resident

Income Tax - Recently I was asked a question by someone that at what rate TDS is to be deducted at the time of purchasing a property in India from a non-resident. The answer to the question lies in the simple reading of the Income Tax Act’1961. Let us examine the relevant Sections of the Income Tax Act’1961. […]...

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PILCOM – A bitter pill which would hurt commerce?

Income Tax - A recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of PILCOM v. CIT is likely to create significant confusion if not examined from proper perspective. On a first blush it seeks to unsettle a settled law, viz. a person is not liable to deduct tax at source in relation to payment made to a non resident which is, in the hands of the payee, n...

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Procedural & technical issues on IDS, 2016 clarified

Income Tax - Clarification on certain procedural and technical issues regarding the Income Disclosure Scheme, 2016 (IDS) under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 read with section 195 of the IDS -reg. F.No.225/ 282/ 2017/ITA.II Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes (ITA. II) North Block, New D...

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Section 195: 6 Suggestions made by ICAI for Rationalization of Provisions

Income Tax - Finance Act, 2012 extended the obligation to withhold taxes to non- residents irrespective of whether the non-resident has -...

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CA Certificate not required for certain remittances: Govt

Income Tax - Government has recently modified the Foreign Exchange Management (Current Account Transactions) Rules, 2000 and the Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS) for resident individuals for further liberalizing the existing guidelines. Accordingly, all resident individuals, including minors, are allowed to freely remit upto USD 2,50,000...

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Vodafone ruling effect – Exporters question TDS on foreign payment post

Income Tax - The Supreme Court judgement on Vodafone tax case seems to have opened a Pandora's box with exporters too expressing reservation on tax deducted at source (TDS) for payment with regard to overseas transactions. Exporters' body FIEO today questioned the applicability of Section 195 of the Income Tax Act, under which they are asked to pay T...

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Cross Boarder transactions are subject to tax in India – HC in Vodafone

Income Tax - The Bombay High Court has dismissed a petition filed by Vodafone International Holdings against the tax department, saying the transaction is chargeable to income tax and the department has the jurisdiction over cross-border mergers since the assets lies in India....

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Payment of Foreign Agency Commission not liable for TDS in India

M/s. Divya Creations Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) - The issue under consideration is whether the TDS will be applicable on payment of Foreign Agency Commission?...

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No TDS on Reimbursement of Relocation Expenses of Outbound Employees

Global E-Business Operations Vs The DDCIT (ITAT Bangalore) - Global E-Business Operations Vs DDCIT (ITAT Bangalore) When a claim was made by the assessee that there was no income of element embedded in the remittances, the AO has not examined the claim of the assessee in a proper perspective. They have merely said only few evidence have been filed. Another re...

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No TDS on Reimbursement of Leased Line Expense to Parent Company

DCIT Vs International Flavours & Fragrances (I) P. Ltd., (ITAT Chennai) - DCIT Vs International Flavours & Fragrances (I) P. Ltd., (ITAT Chennai) Where assessee-company reimbursed community expenses to foreign company for utilising leased lines services situated outside India, said payment not being in nature of ‘royalty’ within meaning of section 9(1)(vi)...

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Section 195 TDS applicable only when amount is chargeable to tax in the hands of recipient

C.U.Inspections (I) Pvt. Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) - C.U.Inspections (I) Pvt. Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) Mere fact that the payment in question is not reimbursement of expenses to the holding company would not per se expose the expenditure to disallowance u/s 40(a)(ia) of the Act. It has been noticed supra that the disallowance u/s 40(a)(ia) is activat...

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No TDS deductible on Reimbursement of USA office Expenses

Himalya International Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - As per Explanation 2 attached to section 9(1)(vii) of the Act in the case of remittance or reimbursement of expenses where no element of taxable income in India is found, then the question of tax deduction at source does not arise....

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CBDT clarifies on Certificates for lower rate/nil TDS/TCS certificate

F.No. 275/25/2029- IT( B) - (09/04/2020) - Clarification on orders dated 31.03.2020 and 03.04.2020 issued under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) by CBDT vide F. No. 275/25/2020-IT(B) regarding issuance of certificate for lower rate/nil deduction/collection of TDS, TCS U/s. 195, 197 and 206C(9) of the Income-tax Act. 1961...

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Lower/nil rate of TDS/TCS applications to be disposed liberally by 27.04.2020

F. No. 275/25/2020-IT(B) - (03/04/2020) - In case of pending applications for lower/nil rate of TDS/TCS for F.Y. 2019-20, the Assessing Officers have been directed to dispose off the applications through a liberal procedure by 27.04.2020, so that the taxpayers may not have to pay extra tax which may cause liquidity issues to them. F. No. 27...

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Certificates for lower rate/nil deduction/collection of TDS or TCS- Reg.

F. No. 275/25/2020-IT(B) - (31/03/2020) - CBDT Order on issue of certificates for lower rate/nil deduction/collection of TDS or TCS uls 195, 197 and 206C (9) when Assesee was given such certificate for Financial year 2019-20 and when Assessee is Applying or Applied for first time for such certificate...

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CBDT proposes to inset new Income Tax rule 29BA and Form 15E

F. No. 370142/24/2019-TPL - (31/12/2019) - Public consultation on the proposal for amendment of Income-tax Rules 1962, to inset new rule 29BA and Form 15E, to give effect to the amendment in section 195 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) vide Finance (No.2) Act 2019- reg....

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Approval of CIT (Intl. Taxation) not required for certificates U/s. 197/195 if revenue effect is less than Rs. 10 crore

Notification No. F.No.275/16/2019-IT(B) - (02/09/2019) - it has been decided to raise threshold of revenue effect for issue of certificates under section 197/195 needing approval of the Commissioner of Income Tax (Intl. Taxation) to Rs. 10 Crore. This threshold will be applicable for all stations in respect of all applications of non-resident taxpayers ei...

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Payment of Foreign Agency Commission not liable for TDS in India

M/s. Divya Creations Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi)

The issue under consideration is whether the TDS will be applicable on payment of Foreign Agency Commission?...

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TDS implication on purchase of property from NRI

It is essential to note that in case of purchase of property, the buyer is responsible for deducting the applicable tax at source (i.e. TDS) and deposit the same with the Government. Since the buyer is required to deduct the TDS, he would obviously be required to fulfil all the relevant compliance like TDS payment; […]...

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Interesting Cases for TDS u/s 195 – Foreign Remittance from India

Withholding taxes u/s 195 in respect of transactions with Non-Residents has always been a bone of contention between Assessee and tax authorities. Though liability for deduction of TDS is clear in respect of some transactions like royalties, fees for technical services, interest etc., ...

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No TDS on Reimbursement of Relocation Expenses of Outbound Employees

Global E-Business Operations Vs The DDCIT (ITAT Bangalore)

Global E-Business Operations Vs DDCIT (ITAT Bangalore) When a claim was made by the assessee that there was no income of element embedded in the remittances, the AO has not examined the claim of the assessee in a proper perspective. They have merely said only few evidence have been filed. Another reason given was that […]...

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No TDS on Reimbursement of Leased Line Expense to Parent Company

DCIT Vs International Flavours & Fragrances (I) P. Ltd., (ITAT Chennai)

DCIT Vs International Flavours & Fragrances (I) P. Ltd., (ITAT Chennai) Where assessee-company reimbursed community expenses to foreign company for utilising leased lines services situated outside India, said payment not being in nature of ‘royalty’ within meaning of section 9(1)(vi), assessee was not liable to deduct tax ...

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Section 195 TDS applicable only when amount is chargeable to tax in the hands of recipient

C.U.Inspections (I) Pvt. Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

C.U.Inspections (I) Pvt. Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) Mere fact that the payment in question is not reimbursement of expenses to the holding company would not per se expose the expenditure to disallowance u/s 40(a)(ia) of the Act. It has been noticed supra that the disallowance u/s 40(a)(ia) is activated when there is failure on […]...

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No TDS deductible on Reimbursement of USA office Expenses

Himalya International Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi)

As per Explanation 2 attached to section 9(1)(vii) of the Act in the case of remittance or reimbursement of expenses where no element of taxable income in India is found, then the question of tax deduction at source does not arise....

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Reimbursement of Audit fees to foreign parent company: Taxable

SPX India Pvt. Ltd. Vs CIT (ITAT Delhi)

SPX India Pvt. Ltd. Vs CIT (ITAT Delhi) Tax was required to be deducted at source on share of ISO audit expenses paid to foreign parent company, as element of income was embedded in receipt of auditor.  FULL TEXT OF THE ITAT JUDGEMENT Assessee is in appeal before us against the order of ld. CIT […]...

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Reimbursement of technical expenses-Cost Allocation: Non-Taxable

Bureau Veritas-Indian Division Vs ADIT (ITAT Mumbai)

Bureau Veritas-Indian Division Vs ADIT (ITAT Mumbai) Technical expenses allocated by head office to assessee-Indian division was in nature of reimbursement of technical expenses to head office and not on account of any specific technical services having been ‘made available’ and, therefore, such amount could not be brought to ...

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No TDS on reimbursement of expenses to Sister concern on Cost basis

ITO Vs Vishinda Diamonds (ITAT Mumbai)

ITO Vs Vishinda Diamonds (ITAT Mumbai) Sister concern made purchases of rough diamonds on behalf of assessee. Sister concern made payment of core service charges to vendor after deducting tax at rate of 15 per cent as per article 13 of the India-UK DTAA. Assessee reimbursed expenses to sister concern. HELD, There was no element […]...

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