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Tax Havens and Developing Countries: Policy Challenges in post BEPS Regime

Income Tax - Tax havens create huge challenges before countries in terms of shifting of profits, flight of capital, hiding of unaccounted wealth & other assets of tax residents of countries and providing a safe haven for parking corruption proceeds from where it is ultimately laundered back into source countries....

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Transfer Pricing Audits in the Case of a Service Provider

Income Tax - Two issues are important for determining the arm’s length price of the services provided to foreign affiliate by an Indian service provider. These are proper determination of cost base on which arm’s lengthy mark- up will apply and the mark-up. The article deals with the issue of constituents of cost base. Hopefully, the proper determ...

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Taking A Walk Through The Concept of Permanent Establishment

Income Tax - In order to overcome the issue of double taxation, the concept of Permanent Establishment (PE) was introduced. Taking a step back into the first treaty on double taxation, the provision provides that business profits made by a PE were to be taxed in the country where the PE is situated....

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Transfer Pricing: Suggested Operating Profit Margins for IT & ITeS Sector

Income Tax - Transfer Pricing: Suggested Operating Profit Margins for IT and ITeS Sector having Turnover between Rs. 50 lakhs to Rs. 50 crores This is high time for the entities which have to comply with the provisions of Transfer Pricing (TP) under Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) i.e. only 5 days left for filing of the various […]...

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Country By Country Reporting

Income Tax - The Finance Act, 2016 introduced provisions relating to Country by Country Report (CbCR) and Master File pursuant to adoption of OECD’s BEPS Action Plan-13 in India. On 31st October 2017, CBDT released the Final Rules with respect to maintenance and furnishing of Master File and CbCR. Summary of Final Forms and Rules for Master-File app...

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

Income Tax - Following is the Exposure Draft of the Guidance Note on Report under section 92E of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (Transfer Pricing), issued by the Committee on International Taxation of ICAI for comments. Changes have been made to the extent of amendments made by the Finance Act, 2017....

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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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Section 271BA: No Penalty for bonafide failure in filing of Form No. 3CEB

Shree Ram Dass Rice & General Mills Vs DCIT (ITAT Chandigarh) - Where assessee failed to upload the report electronically in Form No. 3CEB but said report was promptly made available in the assessment proceedings itself, said failure was accepted as bona fide and accordingly, the penalty levied under section 271BA was to be quashed....

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TPO could not assume jurisdiction to determine ALP of a SDT not reported to him

Times Global Broadcasting Company Ltd Vs Union of India & Ors. (Bombay High Court) - Times Global Broadcasting Company Ltd Vs Union of India & Ors. (Bombay High Court) It is indisputable that by virtue of sub-sections (2A) and (2B) of Section 92CA, in case of an international transaction, the TPO would have an authority to examine any international transaction which comes to his...

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AO bound to compute total income in conformity with ALP determined by TPO

M/s. Carraro India Private Limited Vs DCIT (ITAT Pune) - In view of section 92CA(4) as substituted by Finance Act, 2007 w.e.f. 1-6-2007, AO was bound by the order passed by TPO as he is required to compute total income in conformity with the ALP determined by TPO....

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Failure to make reference to TPO renders TP Adjustments bad in law

PCIT Vs M/s. S.G. Asia Holdings (India) Pvt. Ltd. (Supreme Court) - In view of the guidelines issued by the CBDT in Instruction 3/2003 the Tribunal was right in observing that by not making reference to the TPO, the Assessing Officer had breached the mandatory instructions issued by the CBDT....

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No adjustment if impact of outstanding receivable considered in Working Capital

M/s. Barco Electronic Systems (P.) Ltd. Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - M/s. Barco Electronic Systems (P.) Ltd. Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi) Facts of the Case ♣ Barco Electronic Systems Pvt. Ltd. ( taxpayer) is engaged in business of manufacturing of projectors and parts, trading in visual display products and provision of software development services. ♣ During the year u...

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CBDT Amends Income Tax Rule 10CB

Notification No. 76/2019-Income-tax [G.S.R. 701(E)] - (30/09/2019) - CBDT Amends Income Tax Rule 10CB -Computation of interest income pursuant to secondary adjustments vide Notification No. 76/2019-Income-tax dated 30th September, 2019. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) New Delhi, the 30th September, 2019 Notification No. 76/...

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CBDT notifies tolerance range for wholesale trading & for other cases

Notification No. 64/2019- Income Tax - (13/09/2019) - Notification No. 64/2019- Income Tax provides for tolerance range of one per cent. for wholesale trading and three per cent. in all other cases for assessment year 2019-20. It is certified that none will be adversely affected by the retrospective effect being given to the notification. MINISTRY OF F...

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Govt notifies Multilateral Convention to implement Measures to Prevent BEPS

Notification No. 57/2019-Income Tax [S.O. 2887(E)] - (09/08/2019) - Whereas the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (hereinafter referred to as the “the said Convention”) was signed by India at Paris, France on the 7th day of June, 2017;...

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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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Tax Havens and Developing Countries: Policy Challenges in post BEPS Regime

Tax havens create huge challenges before countries in terms of shifting of profits, flight of capital, hiding of unaccounted wealth & other assets of tax residents of countries and providing a safe haven for parking corruption proceeds from where it is ultimately laundered back into source countries....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Transfer Pricing Audits in the Case of a Service Provider

Two issues are important for determining the arm’s length price of the services provided to foreign affiliate by an Indian service provider. These are proper determination of cost base on which arm’s lengthy mark- up will apply and the mark-up. The article deals with the issue of constituents of cost base. Hopefully, the proper determ...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Taking A Walk Through The Concept of Permanent Establishment

In order to overcome the issue of double taxation, the concept of Permanent Establishment (PE) was introduced. Taking a step back into the first treaty on double taxation, the provision provides that business profits made by a PE were to be taxed in the country where the PE is situated....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Transfer Pricing: Suggested Operating Profit Margins for IT & ITeS Sector

Transfer Pricing: Suggested Operating Profit Margins for IT and ITeS Sector having Turnover between Rs. 50 lakhs to Rs. 50 crores This is high time for the entities which have to comply with the provisions of Transfer Pricing (TP) under Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) i.e. only 5 days left for filing of the various […]...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

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

Following is the Exposure Draft of the Guidance Note on Report under section 92E of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (Transfer Pricing), issued by the Committee on International Taxation of ICAI for comments. Changes have been made to the extent of amendments made by the Finance Act, 2017....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Country By Country Reporting

The Finance Act, 2016 introduced provisions relating to Country by Country Report (CbCR) and Master File pursuant to adoption of OECD’s BEPS Action Plan-13 in India. On 31st October 2017, CBDT released the Final Rules with respect to maintenance and furnishing of Master File and CbCR. Summary of Final Forms and Rules for Master-File app...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Place of Effective Management in India (POEM)

POEM is the place where the 'key management and commercial decisions that are necessary for the conduct of business of an entity as a whole are, in substance made. NEED: This concept is the test of residence for foreign companies to provide that a company would be treated as resident in India if its POEM in the previous year is in Indi...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Meaning of Interest for Section 94B of Income tax Act, 1961

Section 94B, was inserted by the Finance Act, 2017, w.e.f. 01.04.2018 which provides that interest expenses claimed by a Company to its associated enterprises shall be restricted to 30% of its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) or interest paid or payable to associated enterprise, whichever is less....

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Section 271BA: No Penalty for bonafide failure in filing of Form No. 3CEB

Shree Ram Dass Rice & General Mills Vs DCIT (ITAT Chandigarh)

Where assessee failed to upload the report electronically in Form No. 3CEB but said report was promptly made available in the assessment proceedings itself, said failure was accepted as bona fide and accordingly, the penalty levied under section 271BA was to be quashed....

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CBDT amends Rule 10CB relating to interest income computation for secondary adjustments

CBDT amends Rule 10CB relating to interest income computation for secondary adjustments (Notification No. 76/2019/ F.No.370142/12/2017-TPL) Introduction The Finance Act, 2017 inserted Section 92CE in the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) w.e.f. 1 April, 2018 to provide for secondary adjustment, where, as a result of primary adjustment to the...

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