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    India to Revise Double Tax Avoidance Agreements

    Aug. 12 – India will soon revise its  double tax avoidance agreement (DTAA) with other countries with anti-abuse rules for agreements made before 2004, reports The Economic Times. Treaties made after 2004 already have anti-abuse rules in place that limit tax benefit provisions. For its treaty with Mauritius made after 2004, a joint working group[…..]

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    Income Tax Department Wants Hong Kong Included in Tax Pact with China

    Aug. 10 – India’s Income Tax Department wants its tax agreement with China to include Hong Kong SAR, to pursue a pending tax plea on Hutchison Telecommunications International (HTIL) when it sold its Indian conglomerate Hutchison-Essar to Vodafone for  US$11.1 billion in 2007. The government department is demanding US$1.7 billion tax on the deal. “HTIL[…..]

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    ICICI to Collect Credit Card Debt as Salary Deductions

    Jul. 27 – India’s largest private sector lender, ICICI Bank, has announced that it will soon be allowed to request companies to deduct money from an employee’s  salary to cover credit card debts. The new terms and conditions of banking with ICICI are effective starting July 23 and and is expected to be adopted by[…..]

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    ICAC Proposes Major Audit Changes

    Jul. 24 – India’s audit regulator, the ICAC, has recommended new changes to audit procedures in India in the wake of the recent Satyam scandal. These include the appointment of joint auditors for large businesses, and the rotation of auditing partners assigned to specific clients every five years. The changes are recommended due to the[…..]

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    New Direct Tax Proposal to be Released within 45 Days

    Jul. 8 – India’s Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee indicated during his Union Budget speech last Monday that a new Direct Taxes Code will be released within 45 days to streamline the tax structure. The code will finally address the problems of the currently used Income Tax Act of 1961. When the new code is released[…..]

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    Tax on Fringe Benefits Dissolved

    Jul. 6 – India’s Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has announced the cancellation of the fringe benefit tax applied to non-salary perks given by companies to their employees. The tax has been in place since 2005 but Indian businesses have since rallied to have the tax removed. Soon the fringe benefit taxes charged on a company’s[…..]

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    Government Forecasts US$15 Billion Income from New Tax

    Jun. 30 – India’s new tax system is projected to earn the government US$15 billion annually through the Goods and Service Tax as well as provide more employment, spread the tax burden and increase exports when it is implemented in April, 2010. The new tax system, which will replace all major central and state taxes,[…..]

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    India Considers Tax Incentives In Energy Sector

    Jun. 24 – The Indian government is considering a series of tax holidays, including a seven year tax break, to assist with the development of exploration in its oil and gas sectors and lessen its dependence on imports. Currently three quarters of India’s oil and gas consumption is imported, and the decision to approve tax[…..]

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