Transfer Pricing

Business restructuring from a TP perspective – Fundamentals

Income Tax - Business restructuring may be defined as the cross-border redeployment by a multinational enterprise of functions, assets and/or risks. A business restructuring may involve cross-border transfers of valuable intangibles, although this is not always the case. It may also or alternatively involve the termination or substantial renegotiation...

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Transfer Pricing Additional Documentation – Applicability, Forms, Due Dates and Penalties

Income Tax - 1. Background Generally, framework of any compliance mechanism under any law will consist of provisions related to a) what and how the compliance is to be done? (Charging Sections), b) to whom the compliance requirement is applicable? (Applicability), c) what details and documents are to be maintained and what are the reports to be filed ...

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Related Party – AS 18 vs Transfer Pricing

Income Tax - AS 18 defines the disclosure requirements related to related party relationship and transaction between a reporting enterprise and its related parties in the financial statement of that enterprise. The basic assessment during disclosure is centered upon two things viz., who is related party and what amounts to related party transaction. A...

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A relook at Income Tax changes applicable for A.Y.2018-19 – Part 2

Income Tax - As said earlier, the scrutiny selection date is fast approaching for cases to be selected for the A.Y.2018-19 by 30th September, 2019. The Finance Act, 2017 has made a slew of changes in various heads of income.  Business incomes and Other incomes are the most toughest of all other sources that leads to additions, disallowances […...

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Specified Domestic Transaction- Penalty for Concealment of Income

Income Tax - The provisions of transfer pricing are designed to keep a check on the practice of reducing the tax liability by entering into transactions at prices higher/lower than market prices with one or more associated entity....

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Introduce threshold limit of Rs. 25 crore for SDT documentation requirements: ICAI

Income Tax - The Finance Act 2012 has introduced DTP in spite of existing provisions under the Act which empower the Assessing Officer (AO) to re-compute the income of assessees availing profit-linked deductions if there are transactions with related parties or other undertakings of the same assessee...

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Acceptance of Transfer Pricing MAP and bilateral APA – Reg.

Income Tax - Clarification of India’s position on the acceptance of MAP and bilateral APA in cases of countries where Article 9(2) of OECD Model Tax Commentary is absent...

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Guidance Note on Transfer Pricing Report U/s. 92E of Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - ICAI has released the 6th Edition (November 2017) of the Guidance Note on Report Under Section 92E of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (Transfer Pricing). This Guidance Note was previously revised in February, 2013 , August 2013 and October 2016. The ICAI has revised Guidance note on Report under Section 92E of the Income Tax […]...

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Fighting Tax Crime: The Ten Global Principles

Income Tax - This report sets out the 10 essential principles for effectively fighting tax crimes. It covers the legal, institutional, administrative, and operational aspects necessary for putting in place an efficient system for fighting tax crimes and other financial crimes. It draws on the insights and experience of jurisdictions around the world. ...

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Effective Inter-Agency Co-Operation in Fighting Tax Crimes and Other Financial Crimes (Third Edition)

Income Tax - This report describes the current position in 51 countries as to the law and practice for domestic inter-agency co-operation in fighting tax crimes and other financial crimes including, for the first time, co-operation with authorities responsible for the investigation and prosecution of corruption. It identifies successful practices base...

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TP disputes on Comparables & Filter selection are not substantial question of law

Pr. CIT Vs M/s Softbrands India P. Ltd. (Karnataka High Court) - In transfer pricing disputes, comparability analysis and use of appropriate filters has been one of the most prevalent issues, especially for captive cost plus remuneration service providers....

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Company cannot be treated as comparable due to unreliability of its financial data

Travelex India Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) - As regards comparability of Maple e–solutions Ltd., it has now been well settled through various judicial precedents that this company cannot be treated as comparable due to unreliability of its financial data. ...

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Transfer Pricing Case Analysis on Inclusion / Exclusion of comparables

Beam Global Spirits & Wine (India) Pvt. Ltd. Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - Beam Global Spirits & Wine (India) Pvt. Ltd. Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi) Brief of assessee’s facts: 1. Beam India (the assessee), a wholly owned subsidiary of Beam USA, was engaged in the production and sale of alcoholic beverages in India. 2. During AY 2008-09, the assessee entered following ITs wi...

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Brand usage – not an international transaction

Hyundai Motor India Limited Vs DCIT (ITAT Chennai) - Whether the usage of foreign Associated Enterprise (AE) brand name on the cars manufactured and sold by the tax payer amounted to rendering of brand promotion service, and whether it constituted an international transaction under section 92B of the Income-tax Act, 1961(Act)....

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TP: Redeemable preference shares cannot be treated as equivalent to interest free loans & advances

Pr. CIT Vs M/s. Aegis Limited (Bombay High Court) - Transfer Pricing- No notional interest on transaction of purchase and sale of redeemable preference shares as it was not equivalent to interest free loans advances...

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Draft Amendment To Transfer Pricing Rule 10CB related to Computation of Interest Income U/s 92CE

F. No. 370142/12/2017-TPL - (19/06/2018) - Amendment in Rule 10CB of Income-tax Rules, 1962 in respect of computation of interest income pursuant to secondary adjustment made under section 92CE of Income-tax Act, 1961 – Comments and suggestions ...

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Draft notification proposing amendment to rule 44E, Form 34C, 34D & 34DA

F.No.370142/34/2016-TPL (Part) - (10/04/2018) - Draft notification proposing an amendment to rule 44E, Form 34C, 34D and 34DA as per BEPS action item 5, for improving transparency in relation to tax rulings– comments and suggestions...

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CBDT notifies rules for Country-By-Country Report and Master File rules

Notification No. 92/2017-Income Tax [S.O. 3497(E)] - (31/10/2017) - Information and documents to be kept and maintained under proviso to sub-section (I) of section 92D and to be furnished in terms of sub-section (4) of section 92D. 10DA. (1) Every person, being a constituent entity of an international group shall,-...

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Country-by-Country reporting & furnishing of master file- Draft TP rules

F. No. 370142/25/2017-TPL - (06/10/2017) - It is proposed to insert rulac 10DA, 10DB and form nos. 3CEBA to 3CEBE in the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (`the Rules'), laying down the guidelines for maintaining and furnishing of transfer pricing documentation in the Master File and Country-by-Country report. In this regard, the following guidelines a...

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CBDT Amends Form No. 3CEFA related to Application for Opting for Safe Harbour

Notification No. 62/2017-Income Tax [G.S.R. 891(E)] - (18/07/2017) - These rules may be called the Income-tax (21st Amendment) Rules, 2017.They shall come into force and shall be deemed to have come into force from the 1st day of April, 2017. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962, in Appendix II, in Form No. 3CEFA, in paragraph 2, under the heading Eligible International Tra...

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Business restructuring from a TP perspective – Fundamentals

Business restructuring may be defined as the cross-border redeployment by a multinational enterprise of functions, assets and/or risks. A business restructuring may involve cross-border transfers of valuable intangibles, although this is not always the case. It may also or alternatively involve the termination or substantial renegotiation...

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Transfer Pricing Additional Documentation – Applicability, Forms, Due Dates and Penalties

1. Background Generally, framework of any compliance mechanism under any law will consist of provisions related to a) what and how the compliance is to be done? (Charging Sections), b) to whom the compliance requirement is applicable? (Applicability), c) what details and documents are to be maintained and what are the reports to be filed ...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Related Party – AS 18 vs Transfer Pricing

AS 18 defines the disclosure requirements related to related party relationship and transaction between a reporting enterprise and its related parties in the financial statement of that enterprise. The basic assessment during disclosure is centered upon two things viz., who is related party and what amounts to related party transaction. A...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

TP disputes on Comparables & Filter selection are not substantial question of law

Pr. CIT Vs M/s Softbrands India P. Ltd. (Karnataka High Court)

In transfer pricing disputes, comparability analysis and use of appropriate filters has been one of the most prevalent issues, especially for captive cost plus remuneration service providers....

Read More

A relook at Income Tax changes applicable for A.Y.2018-19 – Part 2

As said earlier, the scrutiny selection date is fast approaching for cases to be selected for the A.Y.2018-19 by 30th September, 2019. The Finance Act, 2017 has made a slew of changes in various heads of income.  Business incomes and Other incomes are the most toughest of all other sources that leads to additions, disallowances […...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Specified Domestic Transaction- Penalty for Concealment of Income

The provisions of transfer pricing are designed to keep a check on the practice of reducing the tax liability by entering into transactions at prices higher/lower than market prices with one or more associated entity....

Read More
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Company cannot be treated as comparable due to unreliability of its financial data

Travelex India Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

As regards comparability of Maple e–solutions Ltd., it has now been well settled through various judicial precedents that this company cannot be treated as comparable due to unreliability of its financial data. ...

Read More

Transfer Pricing Case Analysis on Inclusion / Exclusion of comparables

Beam Global Spirits & Wine (India) Pvt. Ltd. Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi)

Beam Global Spirits & Wine (India) Pvt. Ltd. Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi) Brief of assessee’s facts: 1. Beam India (the assessee), a wholly owned subsidiary of Beam USA, was engaged in the production and sale of alcoholic beverages in India. 2. During AY 2008-09, the assessee entered following ITs with its AE along with outcome […]...

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Place of Effective Management in India – A Detailed Analysis

Background   The term “Place of Effective Management’ (POEM) had already been in existence in the Income Tax Act, 1961 (‘The Act’) for the purpose of application of special provisions for taxing shipping companies based on their POEM. However, the usage of the concept for the purpose of determination of residence of a for...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Brand usage – not an international transaction

Hyundai Motor India Limited Vs DCIT (ITAT Chennai)

Whether the usage of foreign Associated Enterprise (AE) brand name on the cars manufactured and sold by the tax payer amounted to rendering of brand promotion service, and whether it constituted an international transaction under section 92B of the Income-tax Act, 1961(Act)....

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