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India, Austria tax treaty protocol signed

February 7, 2017

Indian and Austrian government officials on February 6 signed a protocol to their 1999 tax treaty that would broaden the scope of the countries' existing framework of exchange of tax. . . .

India’s 2017-18 budget includes major international tax changes

February 1, 2017

International tax specialist, Ashish Goel, analyzes key tax proposals in India’s 2017-18 budget, released today, that affect cross-border business, including important new interest deductibility limits, rules providing for secondary transfer pricing adjustments, and provisions clarifying taxation of indirect transfers of assets . . .

New India GAAR circular aims for clarity but remains unsatisfactory

January 30, 2017

Sriram Govind of the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law discusses a circular issued by the Indian government January 27 which contains welcome clarifications on India's coming GAAR but also includes statements that will likely increase confusion, such as how the GAAR will be applied in some cases involving tax treaties . . .

Updated UN manual reveals India’s transfer pricing positions

January 23, 2017

Bhavik Timbadia and Hussain Sunel of BMR & Associates LLP discuss the newly revised draft UN Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries, focusing on the India chapter, which reveals Indian tax authorities' current transfer pricing positions, including some surprising views on low value adding intra-group services . . .

India-Cyprus tax treaty renegotiated: key provisions

December 12, 2016

Mansi Seth, head of Nishith Desai Associates’ US practice, and Ashish Sodhani, a senior member of the firm's international tax practice, discuss the renegotiated India-Cyprus tax treaty, which provides for source-based taxation of capital gains arising from alienation of shares . . .
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