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?
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?
In the backdrop of strong global headwinds, the finance minister has presented a budget which seeks to accelerate investments by providing a more stable and simple tax regime. On behalf of members of the Easwar committee, I would like to thank the government for accepting many of the recommendations, which will go a long way … More Reformist budget to drive growth
Mr. Arun Jaitley, India’s Finance Minister (FM), while presenting the Budget for 2016–17 has outlined nine distinct pillars as part of the “Transform India” agenda. Fiscal deficit and tax reforms have been identified as two of these distinct pillars. As far as fiscal discipline is concerned, the FM has indicated his resolve to maintain fiscal … More India’s Budget 2016- Transforming India
The Budget for 2016–17 on 29 February, is expected to set a roadmap for economic growth of India in the next three years. Some of the measures taken by the Government in the past two years such as relaxing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in railways, defense and insurance sector, investment in LLP and deregulation of … More Budget 2016: Key tax measures at play