Taxation Current Affairs - 2020

Government inks 16 APAs in March 2018

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into 14 Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (UAPA) and 2 Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (BAPA) in March 2018. The 2 bilateral APAs were entered into with US . With the signing of these Agreements, CBDT has entered total 219 APAs. This includes 199 Unilateral APAs and 20 Read More…

Cabinet approves revision of DTAA between India and Qatar

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for revision existing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and Qatar. The purpose of revision is for avoidance of double taxation and for prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The existing DTAA between India and Qatar was signed in April 1999 and came Read More…

India, Hong Kong sign double tax agreement

India and Hong Kong have signed agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. Hong Kong is former British colony and is special administrative region of China which enjoys a high degree of autonomy under which it has an independent taxation system. It is Read More…

India-Iran: Cabinet approves Agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation

The Union Cabinet has approved Agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income between India and Iran. The Agreement is on similar lines as entered into by India with other countries. Key Facts The agreement will stimulate flow of investment, technology and personnel from India to Read More…

CBDT achieves important milestone of signing 200 APAs

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has crossed an important milestone of having signed 200 Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs). It was achieved after it entered into seven more APAs in February 2018. All the seven were Unilateral APAs and pertain to pharmaceuticals, automobiles, financial and food & beverages sectors of the economy. With this, Read More…