The UK Government has stated that it is strongly committed to tackling tax avoidance. For this purpose, it has today (12.06.2012) launched a formal consultation on a new general anti-abuse rule (GAAR) to tackle artificial and abusive tax avoidance schemes. This follows the Budget 2012 announcement that such a rule will be introduced in 2013. GAAR is expected to deter artificial tax avoidance schemes and contribute to providing a more level playing field for business. The Discussion paper is relevant from the Indian context because the Indian law on GAAR is broadly based on the UK law.
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