TAXATION ON BITCOINS

Bitcoins and all other crypto currencies have taken the front page of newspapers in the recent past. Bitcoins or cryptocurrencies are new buzzwords both for investors and tax authorities. While investors are fascinated by an exponential increase in its valuation over the past few years and find it as an alternative investment vehicle for multiplying their investments, profits from investments made in Bitcoins have attracted the attention of tax authorities…

Read More

Joint development agreement and what triggers income tax liability- Suraj Nangia

Joint Development Agreements (JDA) are prevalent in India as they are beneficial both for the owner and the developer. The owner gets a better built house and the developer gets his remuneration either in the form of a part of the building or money. Under a typical joint development agreement, land owner contributes his land and enters into an arrangement with the developer to develop and construct a real estate…

Read More

India Top Court: Auxiliary Functions Don’t Decide Tax Residency- Suraj Nangia

India’s top court passed a highly significant judgment on the taxability of outsourcing arrangements between Indian affiliates and their global counterparts by validating that a subsidiary performing back­end operations in India doesn’t constitute a permanent establishment. Suraj Nangia, Partner shares his views on aformentioned story for Bloomberg-BNA.

Read More

Topic Routine functions won’t make MNCs liable to pay Indian tax

India’s apex direct taxes body has clarified that routine administrative functions carried out from a regional outfit of a multinational company, including handling of payroll, accounting and human resources, will not make it liable to tax on income earned outside the country. The move addresses a key concern of multinationals. There had been concerns that multinationals having regional offices in India where employees handle various administrative functions for multiple  countries…

Read More

Restriction on Number of Layers of Subsidiaries under Companies Act, 2013

In order to check misuse of multiple layers of subsidiaries for diversion of funds and siphoning off funds, the Companies Act, 2013 (2013 Act): a) Prohibits prescribed holding companies from having layers of subsidiaries beyond prescribed numbers b) Requires that no investments can be made through more than two layers of investment companies. These provisions were sought to be omitted from the 2013 Act on the recommendation of the Companies…

Read More

Start and Get Up – Startups

When we dream about an idea then it’s a time to start up and living that dream. The Government has launched its flagship program ‘Startup India” in January 2016 an initiative which intends to fulfil millions such dreams of young entrepreneurs. It aimed at promoting entrepreneurship by nurturing, mentoring and facilitating young entrepreneurs. Today people have multiple innovative ideas but same needs to complimented with right infrastructure, business plans and…

Read More