19 June, 2015
Advance Pricing Agreement (‘APA’) Scheme was introduced in the statute in 2012, which authorizes the CBDT to enter into agreement with the taxpayers, prescribing the arm’s length price (ALP) for international transaction which have been undertaken (which are continuous in nature) and those to be entered into between related parties in t...
20 June, 2014
The Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) headed by Dr. Parthasarathi Shome has suggested merging of two Boards – Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). The panel says such integration of management can be achieved in 5 years time. Having separate Boards is not in tune with global best practices as per the first report of the com...
By Lakshmi Pavan
Recently, the Central Board of Direct Tax (‘CBDT’) has issued a notification [see end note 1] notifying Rules [see end note 2] for granting of Foreign Tax Credit (‘FTC’) to resident taxpayers on income earned in foreign jurisdiction (hereinafter referred as ‘foreign income’). Before, notifying ...
The Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (‘DTAA’) entered into by India with Mauritius on 24th August, 1982 and made effective from 1st April, 1983 was the first of its kind wherein the right to tax the capital gains arising to a resident of Mauritius from transfer of shares of an Indian company was completely ...
By Sumeet Khurana
Purpose of section 197
Provisions relating to deduction of tax at source (‘TDS’) do offer the government a good tool of efficient tax recovery but unless counterbalanced with a measure like Section 197, can become a weapon of oppression. Thus, to ensure that taxpayers who don&rs...
By Rajat Juneja
Multi-national enterprises (MNEs) do make monthly provision for various expenses in their ERP system at the end of each month. This might be a nearer approximation of the expenditure to be incurred. It is a method of generating a debit entry in the accounting system for an expendi...
By Rajat Juneja
Formulation of Income Computation and Disclosure Standards (‘ICDS’)
The Central Government is empowered[see end note 1] to notify ‘accounting standards’ under Section 145 of the Act[see end note 2] which need to be necessarily followed while computing income under the head ‘profits and gains of business or profession’ or ‘other sources’. In the year 1996[see end note 3], two...
25th November, 2011
The Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT), India has invited suggestions and comments on devising a separate proforma for obtaining information in transfer pricing cases and changes in the existing proforma for information sought from countries with which India has DTAA or Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA). The Indian Tax Administration, in its communication dated...
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