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GST – Designing a compliance friendly regime

By Iype Mathew


India is now poised to introduce its biggest indirect taxes reform by launching the Goods and Services Tax regime. GST when introduced will usher in a nationwide common market which is expected to be less intrusive, compliance friendly, and self-policing in nature. The passage o...

Causal Link Analysis: An Examination

By Prianka Mohan

The Indian anti-dumping authorities in recent findings in sunset review investigations concerning imports of Acetone [see end note 1] and Phenol [see end note 2] recommended the discontinuation of the duty as, among other things, factors other than dumped imports from the subject country were found to be responsible for the injur...

New Foreign Tax Credit Rules – certain grey areas

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 ...

GST – Ensuring credit without artificial fetters

By Dr. G. Gokul Kishore

At the time when this article is being written, the air is thick with optimism and hope that Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods & Services Tax (GST) will be passed by the Rajya Sabha in this monsoon session itself. It appears that the government is inclined to accept certain amendments and therefore, if it is passe...

Impact of the Brexit on trade

By Edouard Descotis

On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) decided by referendum to leave the European Union (EU). Once the UK officially requests the initiation of the negotiations (via the so-called Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union that lays down the provisions governing the withdrawal process), the EU and the UK will start negotiating ...

GST – A turning point for India

By Iype Mathew

India is now poised to launch the next generation reform on the indirect tax front. Fiscal policy experts and economists have confirmed that a comprehensive and broad based consumption tax on supply of goods and services, collected at each stage of value added within the supply chain, is the best method for levying and collecting indirect ...

Electronic transfers into an NRE account – Income received in India?

By Gayatri Sridharan

A brief critique of the judgement of Kolkata bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal in the case of Tapas Kumar Bandopadhay vs DDIT [2016]70 taxmann.com50(Kolkat-Trib)

The new era of the global citizen or the peripatetic Indian brings with it its unique problems at the level of taxation. The Income Tax Act,...

EU trade defence instruments at a deadlock?

By Edouard Descotis

The recent developments in the global steel crisis and the distinct features of the European Union (hereinafter the ‘EU’) have underlined the challenges currently faced by the EU trade policy. The EU is an economic and political union of 28 Member States with a specific institutional and decision-making framework. ...

India-Mauritius Treaty – The long awaited overhaul and its underlying consequences

By S.Sriram

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 ...

Demand of interest due to price revision – An analysis

By Victor Das


The present-day commercial landscape involves a variety of transactions which are structured in various manners. Assessees under Central Excise ordinarily discharge duty on the goods cleared by them on the basis of invoices raised indicating the value of these goods as on the date of the...

China: NME or ME?

By Greetika Francis

Recent WTO discussions have centered on the question of China’s entitlement to Market Economy status (MES) post 11 December, 2016. China has always interpreted the clause to mean that post-2016, it would automatically be accorded MES. The Members of the WTO appear to be divided on the issue, with Brazil [see end note 1],Japan [se...

The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 - An analysis

By Lakshmi Pavan

Last year, the Indian Government introduced a scheme for voluntary declaration of undisclosed foreign income and assets for resident taxpayers under the Black Money Act. A similar scheme is proposed by the Finance Bill, 2016 referred as ‘Income Declaration Scheme, 2016’ (&lsquo...

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