Relaxation from application of indirect transfer provisions to alternative investment funds

The transfer of share or interest in a foreign company or entity deriving substantial value from assets located in India is taxable in India. However, where such transfer outside India is a consequence of a direct redemption or sale of an investment in India which is chargeable to tax in India, application of indirect transfer … More Relaxation from application of indirect transfer provisions to alternative investment funds

Master file notification: Expectations, impact and risk areas for MNCs

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) commenced work on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project to address concerns that existing principles of domestic and international taxation were failing to keep pace with the global nature of modern business models. As a member of the G20 and an active participant in the … More Master file notification: Expectations, impact and risk areas for MNCs

What Budget 2017 may look like for the real estate sector

Gaurav Karnik, Tax Partner and Leader – Real Estate practice, EY India It is that time of the year when the entire industry looks forward to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitely’s speech on Budget Day to provide much needed relief and growth impetus in various sectors. The real estate sector is no different, given the … More What Budget 2017 may look like for the real estate sector

Union Budget 2017: considerations for indirect tax proposals

B Sriram, Tax Partner, EY India This Budget will be presented against the backdrop of two key events: demonetization and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax Act. First and foremost, the most eagerly watched expectation would be the roadmap for GST implementation. Pursuant to the recently concluded GST Council meeting, the FM has … More Union Budget 2017: considerations for indirect tax proposals

Taxation of buybacks by unlisted companies: a step toward greater clarity?

Buyback tax (BBT) provisions were introduced in the Income Tax Laws (ITL) in 2013 to check tax avoidance by unlisted companies, which resorted to buyback of shares instead of dividend distribution, particularly where the buyback distribution proceeds were tax-exempt for overseas shareholders under the treaty network. BBT is payable by domestic unlisted companies in the … More Taxation of buybacks by unlisted companies: a step toward greater clarity?