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‘Interest’ draws interest in tax treaty interpretation


By Sumitha Krishnan & Bharathi Krishnaprasad
 
All corporate houses, big and small around the globe constantly seek in  financial innovation in raising capital and in allocating rights over sharing of profits.  From a plain vanilla equity to participative debt securities to complex warrants etc. of the hybrid derivative clan, th...

Connotation of term “Country of Export” in Anti-Dumping Duty Notification

By Aayush Singla

An Anti-dumping duty is levied against the goods originating in or exported from the subject countries. The final findings issued by the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (“DGAD”) and the Customs Notification issued by the Central Government contain a ‘duty table’ which sets out the amount of a...

Inventory valuation caught in the web of ICDS, IndAS and settled jurisprudence!

By S.Sriram
 
Valuation of inventory is not supposed to give rise to any income and therefore the same should be at lower of cost or market value, as held Apex Court in a landmark decision [see End Note 1].  However, with changing accounting and tax regulations, the old age principles need to be revisited.

Section 5(1) of the Income-tax Ac...

Classification of leasing services – An expanding quandary


By Garima Srivastava

After a long wait we have finally voyaged into the Goods and Services Tax regime, and are experiencing many teething problems. Other than filing of GST Returns, issue related to appropriate classification of goods and services and the rates thereon is one of the many burning issues which require immediate action on the part o...

Final Findings in anti-circumvention investigation concerning Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel – An analysis


By Garima Prakash

Background

Final anti-dumping duty was imposed on cold rolled flat products of stainless steel of width between 600mm to 1250mm with certain exclusions (Product Under Consideration, hereinafter ‘PUC’) exported from China, Korea, EU, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and USA (here...

Understanding composite supply under GST


By Devanu Roy Choudhury
 
India embarked on its tryst with Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) on 1st July, 2017. In this regard, the Union Parliament and the State Legislatures have enacted various laws for the levy and collection of GST (hereinafter collectively known as “GST Acts”). The advent of GST has brought about ...

Limitation of Benefits clause in the India Singapore DTAA - An analysis of recent decisions

By Gayatri Sridharan

The Mumbai Bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal had occasion to examine the India Singapore Double Taxation treaty in a recent judgment in the case of Citicorp Investment Bank (Singapore) Ltd v. Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (International Taxation) Mumbai.
Authority for Advance Rulings under GST

By Raghavan Ramabadran, Krithika Jaganathan & Rahul Jain

In his Budget Speech of 1992-93, the then Finance Minister had assured that, in the interest of avoiding needless litigation and promoting better taxpayer relations in a scheme for giving advance rulings in respect of transactions involving non-residents was being worked out and would be put in...

Compliance with recommendations and rulings of the DSB by the EU in trade remedy cases


By Bhargav Mansatta

Article 19.1 of the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) provides that where a panel or the Appellate Body concludes that a measure is inconsistent with a covered agreement, it shall recommend that the Member concerned bring the measure into conformity with that agreement. In the disputes involving trade remedy measures,...

Taxation of foreign companies regarded as ‘resident’ in India

By S.Sriram

Tax liability under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) of any person is determined based upon his residential status.  A person resident of India is taxable on his income accruing across the globe [see End Note 1] while a non-resident is taxable only on the income accruing or arising or deemed to accrue or arise or is received in In...

GST - Old order changeth yielding place to new


By Dr. G. Gokul Kishore

As I sit down to type this article with the famed saying of Alfred Tennyson, despite the hectic schedule of GST assistance to  the industry, both types of feelings gush – on the one side sadness creeps as the Central Excise as we know and we grew up with is going to be part of history . On the other side, India ...

India-EU free trade agreement: State of play and way forward


By Edouard Descotis

India and the European Union (EU) have been negotiating a bilateral free trade agreement known as the Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) since 2007. The negotiations cover a wide range of topics including tariff reductions, market access for services, intellectual property rights and investments. The last round ...

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