Unfolding the ESOPs’ taxation conundrum

Employees’ Stock Option Plans (ESOPs) form an integral part in the overall reward framework of an organization. In a typical ESOP, the company grants options to the employees. These options vest over a period of time, subject to certain conditions. On fulfilment of the vesting conditions, the employees get the right to exercise the options … More Unfolding the ESOPs’ taxation conundrum

SQL redefined: Silver lining or double-edged sword

TP litigation in India High-pitched transfer pricing (TP) assessments have been in headlines in India for about a decade now. The first round of TP assessments commenced during financial year (FY) 2004-05 and since then, the number of cases scrutinized and the quantum of TP adjustments have been rising with TP adjustments of approximately US$10.8 … More SQL redefined: Silver lining or double-edged sword

Family governance: – A mirror, sword and shield

Family owned businesses have been among the oldest and few of the most thriving businesses. Some of the largest and oldest corporations in the world – [Takenaka Corporation, Merck, Wendel, Franz Haniel, Molson Coors Brewing, Jeronimo Martins and Thomson Reuters][1] to cite a few, have emanated out of family owned, controlled and managed businesses. Over … More Family governance: – A mirror, sword and shield

New ITR forms: Get ready to share more details in your tax return

Changes are made to the Income tax return (ITR) forms almost every year with the intent of collecting more information and also simplifying the compliance for taxpayers. The Finance Minister has time and again mentioned the need for expanding the taxpayer base and fighting tax evasion. With technology playing the role of an enabler, the … More New ITR forms: Get ready to share more details in your tax return

Is a surge in TP controversy post the MF and CbCR filing likely?

More controversy expected As Indian companies breathed a sigh of relief after meeting the first compliance deadline of filing of Country-by-Country report (CbCR) and Master File (MF), what could lie ahead is more controversy and questioning from tax authorities as they gain access to new sources of information and increased transparency across the globe. This … More Is a surge in TP controversy post the MF and CbCR filing likely?