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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An enterprise of one of the Contracting States shall not be deemed to have a permanent establishment in the other Contracting State merely because it carries on business in that other Contracting Fdance through a broker, general commission agent or any other agent of an independent status, provided that such persons are acting in the ordinary course of their business.

If the enterprise carries on business as aforesaid, the profits of the enterprise may be taxed in the other Contracting State but only so much of them as is attributable to that permanent establishment. Then dta will be frnce to claim the credit for the foreign taxes in respect of the doubly taxed income against the respective tax liability in the country of residence. Click to view the institutions registered under section 80G, 12 A and more.

Dividends paid by a company which is trance of a Contracting State to a resident of the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other Contracting State. Payments from the French Treasury provided for under sub-paragraph a of this paragraph shall be deemed to be dividend for the purpose of this Convention.

Write to happiness at nishithdesai. A Lost Pursuit October 06, Get our top news delivered to your inbox every morning, Monday to Friday. Limited Agreements 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.

Sections 10 410 4B10 15 iv covering interest section 10 6 viia covering salaries and section 80L covering interest and dividends, of the Income-tax Act, 43 ofso far as they were in force on, and have not been modified since, the date of the signature of this Convention, or have been modified only in minor respects so as n.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 90 of the Income-tax Act, 43 ofsection 24A of the Companies Profits Surtax Act, 7 of and 44A of the Wealth-tax Act, 27 ofthe Central Government hereby directs that all the provisions of the said Convention shall be given effect to in the Union of India. As used in this Article the term “dividends” means income from shares or other rights, not being debt-claims participating in profits, as well as income from other corporate rights treated in the same manner as income from shares by the taxation laws of the Contracting State of which the company making the distribution is a resident and any other item other than interest which falls within the provisions of Article 12 treated as a dividend or distribution under that law.

News Articles Lending transactions: 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. Remember that the tax treaty provision will apply only to the extent beneficial to the taxpayer.

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indai Agreement for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with Australia Whereas the annexed Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the. Penalty charges for late payment shall not be regarded as interest for the purpose of this Article.

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This is the most commonly used method of providing relief from double taxation and finds place in almost all the tax treaties. 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. The restriction was only on the rates.

This Article shall not apply to income from research if such research is undertaken primarily idia the private benefit of a specific person or persons. Globalisation is bringing the world closer with each passing day. Hence there would be no question ctaa double taxation.

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The provisions of paragraph 1, shall not apply to income, other than income from immovable property as defined in paragraph 2 of Article 6, if the recipient of such income, being a resident of a Contracting State, carries on business in the other Contracting State through a permanent establishment situated therein, or performs in that other Contracting State independent personal services from a fixed base situated therein, and the right or property in respect of which the income is paid is effectively connected with such permanent establishment or fixed base.

The term “annuity” means a stated sum payable periodically at stated times during life or during a specified or ascertainable period of time, under an obligation to make the payments in return for adequate and full consideration in money or money’s worth. The provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply if the beneficial owner of the royalties, fees for technical services or the payments for the use of equipment being a resident of a Contracting State, carries on business in the other Contracting State in which the royalties, fees for the technical services or the payments for the use of equipment arises, through a permanent establishment situated therein, or performs in that other Contracting State independent personal services from a fixed base situated therein, and the royalties, fees for technical services or the payments for the use of equipment are effectively connected with such permanent establishment or fixed base.

The beneficiary shall be entitled to a tax credit against French tax attributable to such income. Content Home About us. Remuneration, other 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.

In such case, the provisions of Article 7, or Article 15, as the case may be, shall apply. See our recent deals. The provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 shall also apply to profits from the participation in a pool, a joint business or an international operating agency engaged in the operation of ships.

India, on the other hand, does not have citizenship-based taxation, following a residency-based system instead. This Protocol provides that the states shall notify each other of the completion of the procedures required under their respective laws for the protocol to come into force.

The provisions of sub-paragraph a of this paragraph shall apply only to a resident of India who is. Do remember that each DTAA has some or the other beneficial provision which can help in avoiding double taxation. Double taxation shall be avoided in the following manner: However, it shall not exceed the amount of French tax attributable to such income.

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dtqa For the purpose of this article, interest on funds connected with the operation of aircraft in international traffic shall be regarded as profits derived from the operation of such aircraft, and the provisions of article 12 shall not apply in relation to such interest.

Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 2: Convention between the Government of the Republic data 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 Notification No. Hence if someone has worked outside India for part of the year and qualifies as an ordinary resident of India for the respective tax year, then it is in his interest to carefully analyse whether he is eligible for any special benefits under the relevant DTAA.

As a general principle, taxpayers have to pay taxes in the country where they earn income; this principle is also inida as source-based taxation. 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 inddia or otherwiseshall not of itself constitute either company a permanent establishment of the other.

If the taxpayer qualifies as a resident as per the residency rules listed in section 6, then he will have to pay taxes on his global income.

Such tax credit shall be equal: Gains from, the alienation of shares of the capital stock of a company the property of which consists directly or indirectly principally of immovable property situated in a Dtaa State may be taxed in that Contracting State. Tax Hotline Allotment of shares to existing shareholder at less than market 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, The provisions of Frabce 16, 17 and 20 shall apply to remuneration and pensions in respect of services rendered in connection with a business carried on by a Contracting State or indiia political sub-division or local authority thereof.

A building site or construction, installation or assembly project constitutes a permanent establishment only where such vrance or project continues for a period of more than six months.

If not he can at least claim the credit for the taxes paid on such income in the foreign country. This Convention shall apply to persons who are residents of one or both of the Contracting States. 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 the purposes i.

Income derived, by an individual or, a partnership 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: