Cabinet approves protocols to amend DTAA with Israel, Vietnam

India on Wednesday approved protocols amending tax pacts with Israel and Vietnam to include effective sharing of bank information, a move aimed at dealing with the menace of black money.

Govt to amend I-T Act to exempt foreign firms without PE from MAT

Govt to amend I-T Act to exempt foreign firms without PE from MAT

In a big relief to foreign firms, government on Thursday said the I-T Act will be amended with retrospective effect to exempt overseas companies which do not have a permanent establishment in India from paying MAT.


Govt promises total confidentiality on black money declarations

The Finance Ministry issued 32 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the compliance window on July 6, and came out with the second set today.

India, Germany agree to enhance tax info sharing, revise DTAA

India and Germany have agreed to enhance exchange of tax-related information and revise the bilateral tax pact, the final version of which would be ready by September 2015, Finance Ministry said Friday.

DTAA with Mauritius will be revised soon: Revenue Secretary

The negotiations on the double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) between India and Mauritius are in advanced stage and the pact would be revised soon, Finance Ministry said Thursday.

India, South Korea sign revised DTAA; to begin talks next year

India and South Korea Monday signed a revised double taxation avoidance pact and agreed to begin talks from mid next year to widen the scope of free trade pact to boost bilateral economic cooperation.

CBDT to settle foreign funds' claims within a month

The Income Tax department has directed its officers that cases of foreign institutional investors (FIIs) seeking tax exmption under the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAAs) with other countries must be decided within a month of claim filing.

All MAT tax claims under DTAA to be settled in a month

Central Board of Direct Taxes will settle all minimum alternate tax (MAT) matters of FIIs coming under the ambit of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements within a month of filing of claims.

Govt meets FIIs on tax issues, offers DTAA relief to MAT-hit investors

In a relief to foreign investors slapped with Rs 40,000 crore tax demands, the government Wednesday said such levies would not be applicable to the entities based in countries having double taxation avoidance pacts with India, while others can approach the courts for reprieve.

Mauritius promises India full-cooperation on tax treaty issues

Mauritius has promised full cooperation with India to address outstanding issues relating to their bilateral tax treaty, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the island nation.

23 FDI proposals deferred for possible tax treaty abuse

23 FDI proposals deferred for possible tax treaty abuse

The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), they said, is keen that guidelines should be prepared to deal with such investment proposals.

India studying information given by Cyprus

India will look at removing Cyprus from the blacklist of countries that do not share details about tax evaders after examining information given by the island nation.

Absence of treaties with tax haven nations blocking black money fight

Absence of criminal legal treaties between India and tax haven nations have been cited by probe agencies working in the SIT on black money as one of the major impediments in initiating steps to bring back illegal funds stashed abroad by Indians.

India assures Mauritius on bilateral tax treaty

This was conveyed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during her meetings with top leadership of Mauritius including President Rajkeswur Purryag and Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam.

Sushma Swaraj on three-day visit to Mauritius to attend diaspora event

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj begins a three-day visit to Mauritius from Saturday during which she will participate in the 180th anniversary of the Aapravasi Ghat, where from 1834 and 1920 almost half a million indentured Indian labourers arrived to work in the island's sugar plantations.

Govt approach on black money not adventurist: Jaitley

The NDA government's approach on black money, the Minister asserted, "is doggedly persistent -- not adventurist."

Black money: DTAA signed in 1995 constraining govt from disclosing names, says Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday rejected the charge that the Modi government was reluctant to part with information about the names of persons having blackmoney abroad.

Singapore replaces Mauritius as top source of FDI in India

The Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Singapore incorporates Limit-of-Benefit clause which has provided comfort to foreign investors based there.

FDI from Mauritius to India dips 50% in Apr-Feb period

India had received USD 8.97 billion during April-February 2012-13.

India, US to intensify cooperation in tax evasion cases

India and the United States have decided to enhance cooperation for automatic exchange of information on tax evasion and detection of financial crimes, shoring up efforts to crackdown on blackmoney cases involving economic channels of the two countries.