Withholding tax

Countrywise Withholding tax rates / Chart as per DTAA

Income Tax - Country wise Withholding tax rate on Dividend (not being covered under Section 115-O), Interest, Royalty and Fee for Technical Services as updated with amendment carried out by Finance Act, 2017...

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Budget 2017-Person responsible for paying’ in case of payments covered U/s. 195(6)

Income Tax - The existing provisions of section 204 of Act, has defined the meaning of 'person responsible for paying' to include employer, company or its principal officer or the payer. Further clause (iii) of section 204 of the Act, inter alia, provides that in the case of credit or payment of any sum chargeable under the provisions of this Act...

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Countrywise Withholding Tax rates as per IT Act vis a vis Tax Treaties/DTAA

Income Tax - Certain income of non-resident, inter-alia, dividend, interest, royalty or fees for technical services shall be taxable as per the rates prescribed under the Income-tax Act or as per the rates prescribed under the DTAAs, whichever is more beneficial to such non-resident. This write up provides all such rates as prescribed under the Act an...

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All about Section 206AA read with Rule 37BC & recent Changes

Income Tax - All about Section 206AA of Income Tax Act, 1961 to be read with Rule 37BC of Income Tax Rules, 1962 alognwith recent changes as applicable from 24th June 2016 after considering the amendment effected by Notification No. 53/2016-Income Tax dated: 24.06.2016. Section-206AA Analysis (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisi...

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Basics of Section 195 of Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - To Whom does Section 195 applies? a) A resident Making Payment to Non-Resident and, b) A Non-Resident making payment to a Non-resident. As per Section 195, it says Any person responsible for paying to non-resident…any person not only includes Resident but also non-resident making payment to a non-resident...

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Additional Income-tax on distributed income by company for buy-back of unlisted shares

Income Tax - 20% Withholding Tax Rate on profits distributed by unlisted companies to shareholders through buy-back of shares Existing provisions of Section 2(22)(e) provide the definition of dividends for the purposes of the Income-tax Act. Section 115- O provides for levy of Dividend Distribution Tax(DDT) on the company at the time when company dist...

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Vodafone pays over USD 400 mn more to buy Essar's 33 per cent stake

Income Tax - Ending year-long battle, UK-based Vodafone has agreed to pay USD 400 million more to its Indian partner Essar for buying its 33 percent stake in the joint venture Vodafone-Essar. With this, Essar closed the deal to sell its 33 percent stake at USD 5.46 billion as against USD 5 billion decided earlier. ...

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After Vodafone verdict IT department will investigate more cross-border mergers involving Indian assets

Income Tax - The government will look into more cross-border mergers involving Indian assets, like the Vodafone-Hutchison deal, after the Bombay High Court on Wednesday rejected UK-based Vodafone's petition against the imposition of tax by authorities here....

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Reminder : Person receiving income subject to withholding tax is required to obtain Permanent Account Number (PAN)

Income Tax - The Finance (No.2) Act of 2009 introduced section 206AA under the Income Tax Act, 1961 (the ITA) to provide that any person who is entitled to receive any sum or income or amount, on which tax is to be withheld under the ITA shall furnish PAN to the person responsible for withholding of tax. In case PAN is not furnished, minimum withholdi...

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Replacement of dividend distribution tax with withholding tax to boost business

Income Tax - The cost of doing business in India could come down if the dividend distribution tax (DDT) levied on foreign shareholders is replaced with a withholding tax as under the current system, apex chamber Ficci has said. According to the chamber, foreign shareholders are unable to claim credit in the home country for DDT paid in India, resultin...

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Section 206AA not overrides other provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961

Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited Vs ACIT (ITAT Hyderabad) - Assessee cannot be held liable to deduct tax at higher of the rates prescribed in section 206AA in case of payments made to non-resident persons having taxable income in India in spite of their failure to furnish the Permanent Account Numbers....

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Purchase cannot be treated Bogus based merely on the basis of statements given before Sales tax department

ITO Vs Deepak Popatlal Gala (ITAT Mumbai) - AO was not justified in making the addition on the basis of statements given by the third parties before the Sales Tax Department, without conducting any other investigation. In the instant case also, the assessing officer has made the impugned addition on the basis of statements given by the parti...

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Taxability of sale of software and support services under India US DTAA

M/s Halliburton Export Inc. Vs Asstt. D.I.T. (ITAT Delhi) - Assessee, a US company, entered into agreements with various customers in India for rendering software services - Assessing Officer held that payments received by assessee from sale of software and provision of maintenance and other support services to customers in India...

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TDS on interest paid by assessee Indian branch of a Belgian bank to its head Office

Antwerp Diamond Bank NV Vs ADIT (ITAT Mumbai) - Next ground of appeal is about disallowance of interest paid by the assessee to HO amounting to Rs.8.57Crores.During the assessment proceedings, AO found that interest of Rs.8,56,15, 525/- was paid by the assessee to HO on subordinate debts and term borrowing....

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Withholding tax need not to be deducted on payments made for services like transcription and data processing –AAR

R.R. Donnelley India Outsource Private Limited (AAR Delhi) - Indian firms outsourcing routine work to their overseas subsidiaries would not have to deduct withholding tax on the payments made to them. In a landmark ruling, the Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) ( A.A.R. No.883 of 2010 dated 16.05.2010 - Applicant R.R. Donnelley India Outsource Private Limited)...

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S. 40(a)(i) Tax Withholding on ‘Other sum chargeable’ of non residents

F.No.500/39/2015 (US FT & TR-V) - (26/10/2016) - For the purpose of making disallowance of "other sums chargeable" under Section 40(a)(i) of the Income-tax Act, 1961, in the case of non-residents, the appropriate portion of the sum chargeable to tax under the Act, ie, income component therein shall form the basis of such disallowance....

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Relaxation from deduction of tax at higher rate U/s. 206AA

Notification No. 53/2016-Income Tax - (24/06/2016) - 37BC. Relaxation from deduction of tax at higher rate under section 206AA.– (1) In the case of a non-resident, not being a company, or a foreign company and not having PAN the provisions of section 206AA shall not apply in respect of payments in the nature of interest, royalty, fees for technical ...

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CBDT relaxes conditions for furnishing of Form 15CA & Form 15CB

Notification No. 93/2015 - Income Tax - (16/12/2015) - Notification No. 93/2015 - Income Tax G.S.R. 978(E) dated 16th December, 2015 A CA certificate in Form No. 15CB will be required to be furnished only in respect of such payments made to non-residents which are chargeable to tax and the amount of payment during the year exceeds Rs. 5 lakh. No Form 15...

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Recent Posts in "Withholding tax"

Countrywise Withholding tax rates / Chart as per DTAA

Country wise Withholding tax rate on Dividend (not being covered under Section 115-O), Interest, Royalty and Fee for Technical Services as updated with amendment carried out by Finance Act, 2017...

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Section 206AA not overrides other provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961

Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited Vs ACIT (ITAT Hyderabad)

Assessee cannot be held liable to deduct tax at higher of the rates prescribed in section 206AA in case of payments made to non-resident persons having taxable income in India in spite of their failure to furnish the Permanent Account Numbers....

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Budget 2017-Person responsible for paying’ in case of payments covered U/s. 195(6)

The existing provisions of section 204 of Act, has defined the meaning of 'person responsible for paying' to include employer, company or its principal officer or the payer. Further clause (iii) of section 204 of the Act, inter alia, provides that in the case of credit or payment of any sum chargeable under the provisions of this Act...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

S. 40(a)(i) Tax Withholding on ‘Other sum chargeable’ of non residents

F.No.500/39/2015 (US FT & TR-V) (26/10/2016)

For the purpose of making disallowance of "other sums chargeable" under Section 40(a)(i) of the Income-tax Act, 1961, in the case of non-residents, the appropriate portion of the sum chargeable to tax under the Act, ie, income component therein shall form the basis of such disallowance....

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Countrywise Withholding Tax rates as per IT Act vis a vis Tax Treaties/DTAA

Certain income of non-resident, inter-alia, dividend, interest, royalty or fees for technical services shall be taxable as per the rates prescribed under the Income-tax Act or as per the rates prescribed under the DTAAs, whichever is more beneficial to such non-resident. This write up provides all such rates as prescribed under the Act an...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

All about Section 206AA read with Rule 37BC & recent Changes

All about Section 206AA of Income Tax Act, 1961 to be read with Rule 37BC of Income Tax Rules, 1962 alognwith recent changes as applicable from 24th June 2016 after considering the amendment effected by Notification No. 53/2016-Income Tax dated: 24.06.2016. Section-206AA Analysis (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisi...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Relaxation from deduction of tax at higher rate U/s. 206AA

Notification No. 53/2016-Income Tax (24/06/2016)

37BC. Relaxation from deduction of tax at higher rate under section 206AA.– (1) In the case of a non-resident, not being a company, or a foreign company and not having PAN the provisions of section 206AA shall not apply in respect of payments in the nature of interest, royalty, fees for technical services and payments on transfer of any...

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Basics of Section 195 of Income Tax Act, 1961

To Whom does Section 195 applies? a) A resident Making Payment to Non-Resident and, b) A Non-Resident making payment to a Non-resident. As per Section 195, it says Any person responsible for paying to non-resident…any person not only includes Resident but also non-resident making payment to a non-resident...

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How to e-File Form 15CA and 15CB

In this article we have discussed the procedure for e-filing of form 15CA and Form 15CB by remitter and Chartered Accountant using their digital Signature on e-filing website of Income Tax Department i.e. http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in...

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New Rules for form 15CA & 15CB- Things to be kept in mind

The new rules for preparation, filing/ issuing forms 15CA and 15CB are effective from 01st April’2016. With these new rules coming into effect significant changes have come into effect for furnishing forms 15CA & 15CB. Some of the key changes for furnishing form 15CA & 15CB that have come into effect from 01st April’2016 are: ...

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