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In Re Dow AgroSciences Agricultural Products Ltd (AAR)

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DATE: January 11, 2016 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: January 26, 2016 (Date of publication)
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Transfer of shares of an Indian Co by a Mauritius entity to a Singapore entity due to group reorganization is not a scheme for avoidance of tax. The capital gains are exempt under India-Mauritius DTAA. Treaty shopping is permissible. A ROI u/s 139(1) need not be filed if income is exempt from tax

Dow IMEA Group was dismantled in 2010 and that is how the need for realignment of the group arose whereby DAS entity was to be shifted from an entity which falls under Europe region to an entity which would fall in the Asia-Pacific region. This was to be done with a view to achieve better control. Singapore is one of the upcoming countries in Asia-Pacific region in the opinion of the applicant and therefore, the Dow group contemplated to shift the share holding of DAS India from Mauritius to Singapore. All this exercise is also more than 5 years old from the date of the last acquisition of the shares. Thus, it cannot be said that the proposed transfer of shares was amounting to a scheme to avoid payment of taxes in India. It was clearly for the business considerations. We, therefore, reject the contention of the Revenue that this amounting to a scheme to avoid payment of taxes in India. We accept the contention raised by the applicant about its not having a PE in India

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In Re Cummins Limited (AAR)

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DATE: January 12, 2016 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: January 26, 2016 (Date of publication)
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Managerial services rendered by a UK Co to an Indian Co, even if technical in nature, is not assessable as “fees for technical services” under Article 13 of India-UK DTAA if it does not “make available” any skill, technical know-how etc

To fit into the terminology ‘make available’, the technical knowledge, skills etc must remain with the person receiving the services even after the particular contract comes to an end. The services offered may be the product of intense technological effort and lot of technical knowledge and experience of the service provider would have gone into it. But, that is not enough to fall within the description of services which make available the technical knowledge, etc. The technical knowledge or skills of the provider should be imparted to and absorbed by the receiver so that the receiver can deploy similar technology or techniques in future without depending on the provider

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Parinee Developers Pvt Ltd vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: September 11, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: October 12, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2009-10
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S. 271(1)(c): If the notice does not clearly specify whether the penalty is initiated for "concealment" or for "filing inaccurate particulars", it is invalid. Penalty should not be imposed merely because the income has been offered to tax in a later year and not in the present year

The penalty notice issued u/s 274 of the Act is ambiguous to the extent for which the penalties are initiated. The said notice does not specify where the present penalty is being levied for concealment of income or for furnishing of inaccurate particulars of income. CIT (A) did not strike of The irrelevant limb mentioned in the notice u/s 274 of the Act. CIT (A) is not clear as to the relevant limb of the provisions of section 271(1)(c) of the Act for which penalty should be levied. Further, in the quantum order u/s 250 of the Act, the CIT (A) initiated penalty for assessee’s failure in furnishing inaccurate particulars in respect of estimated cost of future expenditure resulted in suppression of income. In the penalty order of the CIT (A), penalty was levied for “concealment of particulars of income‟ in respect of the change in estimated cost. By all these variations, the CIT (A) is not clear as to whether the penalties are levied for “concealment of income” or “furnishing of inaccurate particulars of income”

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Tecnimont ICB House vs. DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: July 8, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 20, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2009-10
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Transfer Pricing: Important principles on benchmarking transactions of advances/ credit period tp AEs reiterated

Since sale price of the product or service was always influenced by the credit period allowed by the seller, the transaction of sale to the AE and credit period allowed in realization of sale proceeds are closely linked and the price determined for such sale is after consideration of the credit period provided by the seller. Further, it was also held that for the purpose of determining the ALP of sale transaction, the transaction of excess credit period provided by the seller to the AE is required to be aggregated with the sale transaction by the seller to the AE and cannot be benchmarked separately

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DDIT vs. Serum Institute of India Limited (ITAT Pune)

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DATE: March 30, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: April 1, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2011-12
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S. 206AA: Even in the absence of PAN payer not required to deduct TDS at 20% if case covered by DTAA

Section 206AA of the Act is not a charging section but is a part of a procedural provisions dealing with collection and deduction of tax at source. Therefore, where the tax has been deducted on the strength of the beneficial provisions of section DTAAs, the provisions of section 206AA of the Act cannot be invoked by the Assessing Officer to insist on the tax deduction @ 20%, having regard to the overriding nature of the provisions of section 90(2) of the Act

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Manugraph India Ltd vs. DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: March 25, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: March 27, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2008-09
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(i) Growth mutual funds do not yield dividend and so s. 14A/ Rule 8D does not apply, (ii) S. 14A/Rule 8D disallowance for admin exp cannot exceed allocable exp debited to P&L A/c, (iii) ALP of funds lent to AE should be as per LIBOR, (iv) ALP of corporate guarantee to be at 0.5%

Growth mutual fund does not yield any dividend/exempt income, therefore, the provisions of section 14A would not apply on the investment in growth mutual funds

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Aditya Birla Minacs Worldwide Ltd vs. DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: March 25, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: March 27, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08
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Transfer Pricing: Share application money cannot be treated as loan amount merely because there is a delay in issuance of shares

For transfer pricing purposes, share application money cannot be treated as loan amount merely because there is a delay in issuance of shares by the subsidiary in the name of the assesse, which was duly explained by the assesse

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HSBC Electronic Data Processing India vs. ACIT (ITAT Hyderabad)

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DATE: October 24, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: October 26, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08
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Transfer pricing principles on right of TPO to collect info u/s 133(6), exclusion of high profit comparables, adjustment for limited risk environment, exclusion of reimbursement costs for computing operation margins explained

(i) The TPO conducted search in the data bases for finding additional comparable by applying 25% employee cost filter. After examining the information obtained from the company u/s 133(6) of the Act the TPO treated it as comparable by observing

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Cisco Systems Services B.E vs. ADIT (IT) (ITAT Bangalore)

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DATE: October 17, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: October 20, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2009-10
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Foreign exchange fluctuation gain arising on realization of trade debtor’s, payment to creditors etc is operational income. Tests for distinguishing secondment contract with technical services agreement

(i) The TPO had considered foreign exchange fluctuation gains to be non-operational in nature. This view was confirmed by the DRP stating that the foreign exchange fluctuations had nothing to do with the business operations of a tax payer. The

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