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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


Compensation including interest not taxable in absence of PE

November 19, 2010 1437 Views 0 comment Print

Mumbai Income-tax Appellate Tribunal in the case of M/s. Goldcrest Exports v. ITO held that compensation payable for breach of contract to a foreign company would not be taxable in the hands of the foreign company in the absence of a permanent establishment of the foreign company in India. The Tribunal further held that interest included in compensation merges with and partakes the character of compensation itself, and hence, would not be taxable under the tax treaty between India and UK . Therefore, deduction claimed by the assessee for compensation including interest cannot be disallowed on account of non-withholding of taxes therefrom.

No requirement to approach Tax Officer for nil withholding certificate u/s. 195(2) where non-resident is not liable to tax

November 9, 2010 649 Views 0 comment Print

No requirement to approach the Tax Officer for nil withholding certificate under section 195(2) where the non-resident is not liable to tax and further no disallowance can be made under section 40(a)(i) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 In a recent decision, the Chennai Bench of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal in the case of VA Tech Wabag Ltd. v. ACIT [2010-TII-109-ITAT-MAD-INTL] held that in a case where the payment for services was not taxable in India under the provisions of a Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (“the tax treaty”), there was no requirement for applying to the tax officer for a nil withholding certificate under section 195(2) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (“the Act”). It was also held that as section 195 of the Act was not applicable, the amount paid for services could not be disallowed under section 40(a)(i) of the Act.

National Aviation Co. of India Vs. DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

November 8, 2010 2151 Views 0 comment Print

When the assessee is prevented from deducting tax u/s 195, the question of his not performing the obligation under law does not arise and thus he cannot be held a defaulter. The assessee cannot be held to be an assessee in default in terms of section 201 and 201(1A) of the Act. This is a case of impossibility of performance and the assessee is released from the obligation and hence the assessee is not an assessee in default.

Taxpayer can remit monies abroad without tax deduction if it is of opinion that remittance is wholly exempt from tax

November 7, 2010 516 Views 0 comment Print

Recently, the Mumbai bench of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (the Tribunal) in the case of ACIT v. Monitor India Pvt. Ltd [2010-TII-138-ITAT-MUM-INTL] (Judgment date – 8 October 2010, Assessment Year 1999-2000).held that the taxpayer is under no obligation to approach the Assessing Officer and is entitled to remit monies abroad without deduction of tax at source if it is of the opinion that the remittance was wholly exempt from Indian taxes.

Payment made to USA entities cannot be disallowed on account of non deduction of tax at source

October 18, 2010 258 Views 0 comment Print

Central Bank of India v. DCIT- In view of non-discrimination clause under the India-USA tax treaty, the non-resident should be given same treatment as given to resident’s taxpayers. Accordingly, the payment made to USA entities cannot be disallowed on account of non deduction of tax at source.

Despite section 195 TDS breach, no section 40(a)(i) disallowance

October 13, 2010 491 Views 0 comment Print

Article 26(3) of the India-USA DTAA protects the interest of non residents vis-a-vis residents. Article 26(3) provides that payment made to a non-resident will be deductible under the same conditions as if the payment were made to a resident. The exceptions provided in Article 26(3) are not applicable on facts. As per s. 40(a)(i), no disallowance can be made in respect of payments to residents on the ground of non-deduction of tax at source. Therefore, in view of Article 26(3), no disallowance can be made even in case of payments to non-residents even if the amount is found taxable in India in their hands. Herbal Life International 101 ITD 450 (Del) followed.

Compensation including interest on cancellation of contract not taxable in absence of PE

October 10, 2010 792 Views 0 comment Print

Compensation including interest on cancellation of contract not taxable in the absence of Permanent Establishment of the non-resident in India under India-UK tax treaty

Interest and Damages Not Taxable Under DTAA if no PE

October 4, 2010 1537 Views 0 comment Print

Though the damages included an element of interest, the same is not assessable because in a decree or arbitration award, the amount loses its original character and assumes the character of a judgment debt. In substance, interest partake the character of the compensation and is not assessable as interest. Islamic Investment 265 ITR 254 (Bom) followed.

Payments to non-residents would be subject to withholding tax only if the income is chargeable to tax- SC

October 2, 2010 363 Views 0 comment Print

Appellant(s) are the distributors of imported prepackaged shrink wrapped standardized software from Microsoft and other Suppliers outside India. During the relevant assessment year(s) appellant(s) made payments to the said software Suppliers which according to the appellant(s) represented the purchase price of the abovementioned software. The ITO(TDS) held that since the sale of software included a license to use the same

TDS on foreign remittance deductible only if tax is assessable in India

September 21, 2010 5934 Views 0 comment Print

A dispute often arises when the payer of the amount to the non-resident feels that the amount to be remitted by him is not recipient’s income chargeable under the Indian Income-tax Act. Should the payer in such a case deduct tax at source? It was bel

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