AAR holds payment by Streia (India) Ltd. (applicant) to Groupe Steria, France for management services taxable as Fees for Technical Services (‘FTS’) under. THE AYOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION – AN EVALUATION. Mahesh C. Bijawat*. THE RECENT AGREEMENT between India and France for the avoidance of. Get comprehensive agreements & Tax information exchange agreement between different countries & India to know how Non-resident can claim tax benefits.
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Subsequently, only the provisions of paragraph 1 shall be applicable. Hence concluding that the payment made for managerial services did constitute FTS. Likewise, no account shall be taken, in the determination of the profits of a permanent establishment, for amounts charged otherwise than towards reimbursement of actual expensesby the permanent establishment to the head office of the enterprise or any of its other offices, by way of royalties, fees or other similar payments in return for the use of patents francee other rights, or by way of commission for specific services performed dtaz for management, or, except in the case of a banking enterprise, by way of interest on moneys lent to the head office of the enterprise or any of its other offices.
It is a bilateral or multilateral agreement between two or more countries to resolve the issues of taxation of income, bring transparency and to stem tax evasion.
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Gains derived by a resident of a Contracting State from the alienation of immovable property, referred to in Article 6, and situated in the other Inida State may be taxed in that other Contracting State. December 21, Webinars Webinar: This is achieved by adopting the various methods listed below: The term “payments for the use of equipment” as used in this Article means payments of any kind received as a consideration for the use of, or the right to use, industrial, commercial or scientific equipment.
The taxpayer will be able to claim the credit at a rate lower of the taxes paid in the foreign country and the taxes payable in the home country as applicable on the doubly taxed income. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 2: A Lost Pursuit October 06, Tax Hotline Allotment of shares to existing shareholder at less than frsnce value not taxable under section 56 2 vii where allotment not disproportionately higher than existing shareholding proportion, and part of genuine business transaction December 28, Want to work with us?
Whereas the annexed Convention between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the French Republic for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital has come into force on the 1st day of August,on the notification by both the Contracting States to each other of the completion of the procedures required under their law for bringing into force of the said Convention in accordance with paragraph 1 of article 30 of the said Convention; 2.
For the purposes of this provision, immovable property pertaining to the industrial or commercial operation of such company shall not be taken into account. However, when the activities of such an agent are devoted wholly or almost wholly on behalf of that enterprise, he will not be indja an agent of an independent status within the meaning of this paragraph if it is shown that incia transactions between the agent and the enterprise were not made under at arm’s length conditions.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Articles 15 and 16, income derived by a resident of a Contracting State as an entertainer such as a theatre, motion picture, radio or television artiste or a musician or as an athlete, from his personal activities as such exercised in the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other Contracting State.
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Dividends paid by a company which is resident of a Contracting State to a resident of the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other Contracting State.
A building site or construction, installation or assembly project constitutes a permanent establishment only where such site or project continues for dtxa period of more than six frznce. Income derived, by an individual or, a xtaa of individuals who is, a resident of a Contracting State from the performance of professional services or other independent activities of a similar character shall be taxable only in that Contracting State except in the following, circumstances when such income may also be taxed in the other Contracting State: The term “fees for technical services” as used in this Article means payments of any kind to any person, other than payments to an employee of the person making the payments and to any individual inxia independent personal services mentioned in Article 15, in consideration for services of a managerial, technical or consultancy nature.
Have agreed as follows: Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 1, remuneration derived by a resident of a Contracting State in respect of an employment exercised in the other Contracting State shall be taxable only in the first mentioned Contracting State if: As a general principle, taxpayers have to pay taxes in the country where they earn income; this principle indoa also known as source-based taxation.
As regards the application of the Convention by a Contracting State, any term not defined therein shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the meaning which it has under the law of that Contracting State concerning the taxes to which the Convention applies.
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Where, by reason of a special relationship between the payer and the beneficial owner or between both of them and some other person, the amount of the interest, having regard to the debt-claim for which it is paid, exceeds the amount which francw have been agreed upon ftaa the payer and the beneficial owner in the absence of such relationship, the provisions of this Article shall apply to the last mentioned amount. The argument of the Taxpayer was that Clause 7 of the Protocol did not require any separate notification and could straightway be operationalised was not accepted by the AAR.
For event material please click here. Then he will be eligible to claim the credit for the foreign taxes in respect of the doubly taxed income against the respective indua liability in the country of residence.
Profits derived by an enterprise of a Contracting State from the operation of ships in international traffic shall be taxable only in that Contracting State. No profits shall be attributed to a permanent establishment by reason of the mere purchase by that permanent establishment of goods or merchandise for the enterprise.
They staa also happy to explore the new opportunities as it is financially very lucrative for them. The provisions of sub-paragraph a of this paragraph shall not apply if the recipient of the payment from the French Treasury provided for in sub-paragraph a of this paragraph is not subject to Indian tax in respect of the payment.
The Court also dismissed the contention of the Revenue that when reference is made to one convention signed between India and another OECD member state for the purposes of ascertaining if it had a more restrictive scope or a lower rate of tax, then only that convention has to be used for both fraance purposes i. A professor, teacher, or a research scholar who is or was a resident of one of the Contracting States frannce before visiting the other Contracting State for the purpose of teaching or engaging in research, or both, at a university college, school or other approved institution in that other Contracting State shall be taxable only in the first-mentioned Contracting State on any remuneration for such teaching or research for a period not exceeding two years from the date of his arrival in that other Contracting State.
The provisions ffance paragraph 1 shall also apply to profits from the participation in a pool, a joint business or an international operating agency. On top of it, if he is a resident of the other country, that country may also tax his frqnce income i.
To trust or to trustee — The interests to balance are delicate December 20, Another Protocol which was just entered into by India is the one with Mauritius. Under this method, the taxpayer first includes his foreign source income in his total taxable income in the country of residence i.
Any pension, indla than a pension referred to in Article 19, or any annuity derived by a resident of a Contracting State from sources within the other Contracting State shall be dgaa only in inia first-mentioned Contracting State.
The fact that a company which is a resident of one of the Contracting States controls or is controlled by a company, which is a resident of the other Contracting State, or which carries on business in that other Contracting State whether through a permanent establishment or otherwiseshall not of itself constitute either company a permanent establishment of the other. The Indian tax shall not be deductible from such income. A student or business apprentice who is or was a resident of one of the Contracting Frrance immediately before visiting the other Contracting State and who is present in that other Contracting State solely for the purpose of his education or training, shall be exempt from tax in that other Contracting State on payments made to him by persons residing outside that other Contracting State for the purposes of his maintenance, education or training.
The Services were provided by Steria France through telephone, fax, e-mail only and there was no presence of any personnel of Steria France in India and hence no risk of Permanent Establishment fixed or agency of Steria France in India existed.
For the purposes of this Article and Article 21, an individual shall be deemed to be a resident of a Contracting State if he is resident in that Contracting State in the “fiscal year” in which he visits the other Contracting State or in the immediately preceding “fiscal year”.
News Articles Lending framce Where income in respect of personal activities exercised by an entertainer or athlete in his capacity as such accrues not to the entertainer or athlete himself but to another person, that income may, notwithstanding ibdia provisions of Articles 7, 15 and 16, be indai in the Contracting State in which the activities of the entertainer or athlete are exercised.
The profits of an enterprise of one of the Contracting States shall be taxable only in that Contracting State unless the enterprise carries on business in the other Contracting State through a permanent establishment situated therein. Disclaimer Content Feedback Walkthrough.
Agreement for avoidance of double taxation of income of enterprises operating aircraft with Afghanistan Whereas the Government of India and the Government of Afghanistan have. Remuneration, fracne than a pension, paid by a Contracting State or a political sub-division or a local authority thereof or out of public funds of that Contracting State to an individual in respect of services rendered to that Contracting State or sub-division or authority shall be taxable only in that Contracting State.
Capital represented by movable property forming part of the business property of a permanent establishment which an enterprise of a Contracting State has in the other Contracting State or by movable property pertaining to a fixed base available to a resident of a Contracting State in the other Contracting State for the purpose of performing independent personal services may be taxed in that other Contracting State.