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Direct Tax Amicus: December 2016

The similarity between customs valuation and transfer pricing methodologies is that the objective of both is to establish whether or not the price at which the transaction has been entered into has been influenced by the relationship between the parties entering into the transaction.

Direct Tax Amicus: November 2016

A company is a juristic personality which not only comes into existence by operation of law but its cessation also takes place by operation of law.

Direct Tax Amicus: October 2016

Stock Appreciation Rights, also known as SARs are a novel way of rewarding the employees of an organisation by granting them the right to benefit from any appreciation in the value of the common stock (shares) of a corporation.

Direct Tax Amicus: September 2016

While the requirement of compliance with transfer pricing regulations by all the AEs involved in a transaction has been a subject matter of intense debate and practically, many foreign AEs do not comply with TP regulations in India, a recent ruling of a Special Bench of ITAT, Kolkata emphasises the requirement of compliance with Indian TP regulations by non-residents even where they do not receive any income because of their relationship with Indian AE.

Direct Tax Amicus: August 2016

Delhi High Court in a recent decision has held that the deduction under Section 80-IA(2A) for telecommunication companies is also available with respect to various ancillary income such as liquidated damages, interest, sale of directories and extra-ordinary items of income.

Direct Tax Amicus: July 2016

Recently, the Central Board of Direct Taxes notified the rules for granting of Foreign Tax Credit (FTC) to resident taxpayers on income earned in foreign jurisdiction.

Direct Tax Amicus: June 2016

While Section 9(1) (ii) creates a deeming fiction on what could be an accrual or deemed accrual in respect of salary received/receivable by a non- resident, there is no clear explanation in the Act with respect to amounts/income which has been received or deemed to have been received.

Direct Tax Amicus: May 2016

India entered into The Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (‘DTAA’) with Mauritius on 24th August, 1982.

Direct Tax Amicus: April 2016

Last year, the Indian Government introduced a voluntary declaration of undisclosed foreign income and assets for resident taxpayers under the Black Money Act which met with limited success.

Direct Tax Amicus: March 2016

With the Finance Bill 2016, the penalty regime in income-tax law is proposed to undergo a major overhaul.

Direct Tax Amicus: February 2016

With the developed economies feeling the brunt of losing tax revenues due to tax planning, provisions relating to Transfer Pricing were introduced to ensure economic value add in every jurisdiction is adequately compensated.

Direct Tax Amicus: January 2016

CBDT recently notified a draft of guiding principles for determination of PoEM of a company. PoEM has been defined to be a place where key management and commercial decisions that are necessary for the conduct of the business of an entity as a whole are, in substance, made.