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Differentiating TDS on Rent: Section 194IB vs. 195 of Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax : Understand TDS on rent with this guide. Learn about Section 194IB & 195 of the Income Tax Act, their differences, rates, and compl...

April 10, 2024 4749 Views 0 comment Print

Understanding Section 195: TDS on Payments to Non-Residents

Income Tax : Unravel the complexities of Section 195 in India's Income Tax Act. Explore TDS rates, compliance steps, and strategies for non-res...

December 19, 2023 4155 Views 2 comments Print

Understanding TDS on Immovable Property Purchases: A Buyer’s Guide

Income Tax : Learn about Section 194-IA and essential aspects of TDS when buying property in India. Explore deductor-deductee roles, exemption ...

October 26, 2023 2376 Views 0 comment Print

Demystifying Form 15CA and 15CB: A Guide to Foreign Remittances

Income Tax : Learn about Form 15CA and 15CB: Crucial for foreign remittances and tax compliance. A complete guide for taxpayers....

September 12, 2023 5985 Views 1 comment Print

Tax Procedures & Implications for NRIs Selling Immovable Property in India

Income Tax : Learn about tax procedures and implications when an NRI sells property in India to a resident. Explore how to reduce TDS and obtai...

September 11, 2023 939 Views 0 comment Print


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Webinar on Monthly Updates on Direct & Indirect Taxes on 3rd December 2022

Income Tax : Direct & Indirect Taxes : Monthly Updates Date & Time – 3rd December 2022 (Time:11 a.m to 12:30 p.m) Tax Guru is Organiz...

December 2, 2022 31617 Views 2 comments Print

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 t...

July 13, 2019 1083 Views 0 comment Print

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 -...

January 18, 2018 5571 Views 0 comment Print

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 Re...

August 10, 2015 20566 Views 6 comments Print

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...

January 25, 2012 1974 Views 0 comment Print


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Amount received towards Interconnectivity Utility charges from Indian Customers was not taxable as Royalty

Income Tax : Assessee was incorporated in Japan and was in the business of providing telecommunication services. Assessee provided fixed, mobil...

May 6, 2024 321 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Directs TDS Exemption Certificate Verification: FSL Projects Limited Vs DCIT

Income Tax : Read the detailed analysis of ITAT's decision directing TDS exemption verification for FSL Projects Limited Vs DCIT. Full text ava...

April 14, 2024 282 Views 0 comment Print

Matter restored for AO’s disallowance which was not in terms with section 115JB for fresh verification

Income Tax : Tribunal restored the matter of AO’s disallowance, which was deemed inconsistent with Section 115JB by directing assessee’s cl...

April 12, 2024 432 Views 0 comment Print

Reopening u/s. 148 based on grossly erroneous factual foundation is untenable-in-law: Madras HC

Income Tax : Madras High Court held that reopening of assessment under section 148 of the Income Tax Act based on a grossly erroneous factual f...

April 10, 2024 3927 Views 0 comment Print

Sale of Online Advertisement Space Not Taxable as Royalty or FTS in India: ITAT Bangalore

Income Tax : ITAT Bangalore held that payment made by Google India Pvt. Ltd. to Google Ireland Limited (assessee) for sale of online advertisem...

April 2, 2024 399 Views 0 comment Print


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Reg. Application in Form 15E for section 195(2) & 195(7) certificates

Income Tax : it has been decided that no such request for Form 15E for certificates under section 195(2) & 195(7) for a particular Financial Ye...

March 2, 2022 2967 Views 0 comment Print

CBDT notifies New Form 15E and rule 29BA

Income Tax : CBDT vide notification No. 18/2021-Income Tax, Dated: March 16, 2021 inserted new rule 29BA. Application for grant of certificate ...

March 16, 2021 28353 Views 1 comment Print

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

Income Tax : 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 vid...

April 9, 2020 11211 Views 0 comment Print

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

Income Tax : In case of pending applications for lower/nil rate of TDS/TCS for F.Y. 2019-20, the Assessing Officers have been directed to dispo...

April 3, 2020 5547 Views 1 comment Print

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

Income Tax : CBDT Order on issue of certificates for lower rate/nil deduction/collection of TDS or TCS uls 195, 197 and 206C (9) when Assesee w...

March 31, 2020 55779 Views 4 comments Print


Payments for transponder hire charges cannot be treated as ‘royalty’

March 15, 2012 2302 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Mumbai ruling: Transponder2hire charges not ‘royalty.’ Times Global wins tax case vs. DCIT for A.Y. 2007-08. Consultancy fee allowed. Full details here.

No sec. 195 TDS Liability On Payer If Payee Not Assessed

March 10, 2012 3674 Views 0 comment Print

Supreme Court in Bhatinda District Co-op. Milk Producers Union Ltd. [2007] 9 RC 637 ; 11 SCC 363 action must be initiated by the competent authority under the Income-tax Act, where no limitation is prescribed as in section 201 of the Act within that period of four years. In Van Oord ACZ India (P) Ltd. v. Commissioner of Income-tax 323 ITR 130 (Del), the Hon’ble Delhi High Court had approved the view expressed by the Special Bench in the case of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (supra).

No tax withholding on remittance by Indian head office to its foreign branch

March 7, 2012 2961 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT held that tax withholding provisions under section 195 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) are not applicable to payments made by the Indian head office to its foreign branch, as both are ‘residents’ according to the Indian Income-tax Act, 1961 and the relevant Double taxation avoidance agreement (the tax treaty) between India and the US. Furthermore, sales made by the Indian HO to its foreign branch are eligible for deduction under section 10A of the Act and are therefore to be included in the ‘export turnover’ when calculating deduction under section 10A of the Act of the Act.

Vodafone ruling effect – Exporters question TDS on foreign payment post

January 25, 2012 1974 Views 0 comment Print

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 TDS on payments made for foreign agency commissions, royalties and offshore professional services.

ARA can not be accepted if question raised in application is already pending before any authority

December 23, 2011 1075 Views 0 comment Print

In Re Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (AAR) – Since the question whether the payment made under the transaction was chargeable to tax under the Act was pending before the authorities under the Act arising out of an assessment against ASE, before the applicant approached this Authority the allowing of this application under Section 245R(2) of the Act is barred. The bar is in entertaining an application where the question raised in the application is already pending before any income-tax authority. Since we have found that the question arising before us, the primary question, if not the only question, is whether the payment to be made by the applicant to ASE on the transaction(s) is chargeable under the Act is already pending in proceedings against the payee, ASE, entertainment of the present application is barred by clause (i) of the proviso to Section 245R(2) of the Act. We, therefore, reject the application.

Income of non-resident for production of television signals for broadcasting of cricket matches in India taxable as fees for technical services on gross basis

November 26, 2011 844 Views 0 comment Print

Nimbus Sport International Pte. Ltd. v. DDIT (ITAT Delhi) -Coming to the issue about the advertisement revenue received by the assessee in Singapore for matches played abroad, it has not been disputed that the matches in question for which advertisements were given by the Indian company were all played in foreign countries. The assessee does not have a PE in India. In this eventuality, the revenue collected by it for the matches played overseas and telecast at overseas will not attract the theory of force of attraction for taxing them in India.

Tax U/s. 195 not deductible on consideration for live broadcasting

November 16, 2011 8689 Views 0 comment Print

As the consideration for live broadcasting does not fall either u/s 9(1)(i) or u/s 9(1)(vi), in our considered opinion, such amount is not chargeable to tax under the provisions of this Act in the hands of non-resident. As such there is no question of deduction of tax at source. Asstt. DIT (Intl. Tax.) v. M/s.Neo Sports Broadcast Private Limited (ITAT mumbai) –

CA Certificate has no decisive impact on taxability of non-residents income

September 17, 2011 2630 Views 0 comment Print

DCIT Vs Rediff.com India Limited (ITAT Mumbai) – Certificate issued by a Chartered Accountant has no decisive impact on tax ability of income in the hands of a non-resident but it is only prima-facie evidence about the tax ability.

Fee for use of software taxable as Royalty

September 5, 2011 1618 Views 0 comment Print

This is an appeal filed by the assessee and its directed against the order of the CIT(A)-IV, Bangalore, dated 30-11-2009 for the assessment year 2 008-09. The assessee is aggrieved by the CIT(A) in considering the assessee as assessee is default u/s 201(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 on the ground that the assessee has failed to deduct tax at source u/s 195 of the Act on the payments made by it to ING Zurich for purchase of shrink wrapped software from outside India. The AO considered the said payment as royalty under the Act as well as the DTAA between India and Switzerland.

Payment made for accreditation not covered by the definition of ‘royalty’ under Article 13(3) of India UK tax treaty

August 28, 2011 13150 Views 0 comment Print

ACIT Vs Anchor Health and Beauty Care Pvt Ltd (ITAT Mumbai)- Accreditation does not allow the accredited product to use, or have a right to use, a trademark, nor any information concerning industrial, commercial or scientific experience – or, for that purpose, use or right to use of anything falling in any other category of clause (a).

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