Imp Notification By Central Government Of ‘Tolerance Range’ For Transfer Pricing Cases For AY 2015-16

The Ministry of Finance has issued a Notification dated 29.10.2015 in which it is stated that where the variation between the arm’s length price determined under section 92C and the price at which the international transaction or specified domestic transaction has actually been undertaken does not exceed one percent of the latter in respect of wholesale trading and three percent of the latter in all other cases, the price at which the international transaction or specified domestic transaction has actually been undertaken shall be deemed to be the arm’s length price for Assessment Year 2015-2016.


MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Revenue)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 29th October, 2015

S.O. 2942(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by the third proviso to sub-section (2) of section 92C of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) read with proviso to sub-rule (7) of rule 10CA of the Income-tax Rules, 1962, the Central Government hereby notifies that where the variation between the arm’s length price determined under section 92C and the price at which the international transaction or specified domestic transaction has actually been undertaken does not exceed one percent of the latter in respect of wholesale trading and three percent of the latter in all other cases, the price at which the international transaction or specified domestic transaction has actually been undertaken shall be deemed to be the arm’s length price for Assessment Year 2015-2016.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this notification, “wholesale trading” means an international transaction or specified domestic transaction of trading in goods, which fulfils the following conditions, namely:-

(i) purchase cost of finished goods is eighty percent or more of the total cost pertaining to such trading activities; and

(ii) average monthly closing inventory of such goods is ten percent. or less of sales pertaining to such trading activities.

[Notification No. 86 /2015/F. No. 500/1/2014-APA-II]
ANCHAL KHANDELWAL, Under Secy.


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