|DATE:||(Date of pronouncement)|
|DATE:||December 22, 2009 (Date of publication)|
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Ad-interim stay of recovery granted by Supreme Court
In a SLP filed against the judgement of the Karnataka High Court in CIT vs. Samsung Electronics, the Supreme Court, by an ad-interim order dated 18.12.2009 directed issue of notice to the Respondents and also directed “Stay of recovery till further orders”.
Note: In CIT vs. Samsung Electronics it was held that the moment there is a payment to a non-resident, there is an obligation on the payer to deduct tax at source u/s 195 (1). The only way to escape the liability is for the payer to make an application to the AO u/s 195 (2) for non-deduction or for deduction at a lower rate. If the payer does not make an application and obtain an order u/s 195 (2), it is not open to him to argue that the payment has not resulted in taxable income in the hands of the non-resident recipient and that, therefore, there is no failure on the part of the payer to deduct tax u/s 195 (1).