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DATE: October 21, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: October 24, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2006-07
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charter hire payment is not assessable as royalty, there is no obligation to deduct TDS and no disallowance u/s 40(a)(i) can be made

It is very clear that the payments made by the assessee company were in the nature of simple payments for chartering ships on hire for doing the business outside India. Therefore, the payments do not satisfy the test laid down …

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DATE: October 21, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: October 22, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08
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In a case of "sogo shosha" business model (high volume, low risk, trading of goods), the "berry ratio" (benchmarking gross profit and/ or net revenues (after subtraction of cost of sales) against operating expenses is an appropriate PLI. To avoid discrimination under Article 24(3) of the India-Japan DTAA, the benefit of no disallowance u/s 40(a)(ia) (in the cast of residents) for want of TDS if the recipient has paid the tax has to be extended to non-residents u/s 40(a)(i)

As regards the transfer pricing adjustment: (i) Even the TPO does not dispute that (a) MCI is a low risk activity in the field of trading, (b) MCJ group is primarily involved in high volume sales, or ‘colossal sales’ of …

Mitsubishi Corporation India Pvt. Ltd vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi) Read More »

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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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DATE: October 13, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: October 14, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2005-06
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Advertisement expenditure incurred by agent to popularize the business of the channel run by the foreign principal is allowable as there is a direct business between the expenditure and the assessee's business as agent. The fact that the foreign principals also benefited does not entail right to deny deduction under section 37(1)

The main grounds on which the revenue has questioned the order of the tribunal are (a) non disclosure in form 3CEB of the fact that the principal is also a beneficiary of the advertising expenses; (b) that the advertising and …

CIT vs. N.G.C. Network (India) P. Ltd (Bombay High Court) Read More »

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DATE: August 8, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: October 10, 2014 (Date of publication)
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Income by way of fees for technical services payable by a person who is a resident, would be income deemed to accrue or arise in India

Section 9(1) of the Act provides which incomes shall be deemed to accrue or arise in India. Sub-clause (vii)(b) of section 9(1) of the Act, as applicable to the facts of the present case, inter alia provides that income by …

CIT vs. Montedison of Italy (Bombay High Court) Read More »

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DATE: September 19, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: October 5, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08 and 2008-09
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(i) If the entity is a bank or other financial institution, the current interest rate applicable to the funds lent to the PE is deductible to the borrower (PE). However, as far as assessability in the hands of lender (HO) is concerned the same has to be excluded on the ground of mutuality as held by Special Bench in Sumitomo Corporation. (ii) MAT provisions in s. 115JB do not apply to foreign companies

(i) The decision of Spl. Bench in the case of Sumotomo Mitsubishi Banking Corporation (supra) which is a five member bench decision has elaborately considered the issue regarding deduction of interest paid by PE to head office and the interest …

The Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd vs. ADIT (ITAT Delhi) Read More »

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DATE: September 26, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: October 4, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2008-09
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The DRP shall give clear and speaking directions to the AO for passing the assessment order and the statute ensures that the said power is not delegated to the AO.

A perusal of the above shows that the provisions of section 144C provides the entire mechanism for making a reference to the DRP; the power of the DRP and also the procedures which have to be followed to issue the direction to …

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