Taxation reforms for E-commerce can be a growth enabler

According to a recent report by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Indian e-commerce industry is expected to touch the US$38 billion mark by 2016. This growth will be driven by increasing internet and mobile penetration, discounts, convenience and value added services, which have grown multifold, from US$3.8 billion in 2009 to US$23 … More Taxation reforms for E-commerce can be a growth enabler

Ever thought of managing your tax litigation with just a click?

There is no denying that as tax professionals in India, majority of our lives revolve around tax litigation. The moment a notice is received from the tax department, more often than not when we are already choked with other work, the team goes into a tizzy. The feeling only gets compounded, if the notice is … More Ever thought of managing your tax litigation with just a click?

Welcome Home Fellow Indians

“As one more Indian fiscal year ended, it was yet again time to think of the various tax and fiscal developments in our country. On the airplane returning from an overseas trip in the first week of the new fiscal year, the familiar and comforting voice of the lady pilot announced the landing in Mumbai.

CBDT roadmap for phasing out tax exemptions

The Finance Minister, in his Union Budget 2015 speech, had announced the Government’s intention to reduce the corporate tax rate from 30% to 25% over the next four years, and phase out or rationalize various tax incentives. In November 2015, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) released for public comments a draft proposal to … More CBDT roadmap for phasing out tax exemptions

MAT to rest: a sigh of relief for the FPIs!

In a welcome (and rather much awaited) development for the investor community, the Government of India has clarified that it has accepted the recommendations of the A. P. Shah Committee. According to the recommendations, the provisions of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) are not applicable to Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs)/ Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs)for the period … More MAT to rest: a sigh of relief for the FPIs!