Latest Expert Exchange Queries

GST Demo Service software link: https://ims.go2customer.com
Username: demouser Password: demopass
Get your inventory and invoicing software GST Ready from Binarysoft info@binarysoft.com
sitemapHome | Registration | Job Portal for CA's | Expert Exchange | Currency Converter | Post Matrimonial Ads | Post Property Ads
 
 
News shortcuts: From the Courts | News Headlines | VAT (Value Added Tax) | Placements & Empanelment | Various Acts & Rules | Latest Circulars | New Forms | Forex | Auditing | Direct Tax | Customs and Excise | ICAI | Corporate Law | Markets | Students | General | Mergers and Acquisitions | Continuing Prof. Edu. | Budget Extravaganza | Transfer Pricing | GST - Goods and Services Tax
 
 
 
 
Popular Search: articles on VAT and GST in India :: ICAI offer Get Windows 7,Office 2010 in Rs.799 Taxes :: ACCOUNTING STANDARDS :: VAT RATES :: Central Excise rule to resale the machines to a new company :: VAT Audit :: TDS :: form 3cd :: ACCOUNTING STANDARD :: empanelment :: due date for vat payment :: cpt :: ARTICLES ON INPUT TAX CREDIT IN VAT :: TAX RATES - GOODS TAXABLE @ 4% :: list of goods taxed at 4%
 
 
« News Headlines »
  How to file ITR for FY 2016-17 and all the links you need
 All about E-way Bill under GST
 Good and simple tax: on the GST regime
 Seeks to extend the time limit for filing of GSTR-1, GSTR-2 and GSTR-3
 Good news, find Tax Return Preparers soon at a place near you; 5 things to know
 Filing of GST return
 Why cement companies are going in for M&As
 Govt moves to rework direct tax law after PM’s nudge
 New offer available for filing tax returns online, how to avail
 Draft Goods And Services Tax Return Rules, 20--
 How to file tax return as a representative of someone

Interpretation of double tax avoidance agreements
November, 06th 2007

The Central Government has signed with several countries, including the U.S. Agreements for the Avoidance of Double Taxation. By this, I am given to understand that in the case of an Indian who is a perm anent resident in the U.S. (green card holder) but who may have taxable income in India, as also in the U.S., double taxation is sought to be avoided as per the following. If his tax liability is A in the U.S. and B in India, calculated independently on the respective incomes, if B is less than A in rupee equivalent, no tax is payable in India. On the other hand, if B is more than A, the difference between B and A, that is, (B-A) alone is payable in India. Kindly clarify whether the above position remains the same, or whether it has undergone any change.

The reader is incorrectly advised as to the method of relief under the Double Tax Avoidance Agreement.

Each country taxes the income arising within its borders. Entitlement of relief under Double Tax Avoidance Agreement is only in the country in which the taxpayer is permanently resident as decided under the terms of the Agreement and not merely with reference to passport, green card and stay. Relief is contemplated only, where the same income is assessed in both countries.

For interest, dividend, royalty and technical fees, there is a stipulated lower rate in the country of origin of such income, subject to credit of tax paid in the country, where such income is included in the assessment.

Some items like capital gains on sale of immovable property is taxable under the Agreement only where the property is situated, so that the question of double tax relief does not arise at all.

Salary is taxed where employment is exercised, but the country where the employee is permanent resident will give credit for such tax paid in the place of service, if the same income is taxable.

If it is business income, it may be taxable in both countries, where business is located and where such business has permanent establishment, through which income is earned.

The country where business is located would give credit for tax paid on the doubly taxed income at the lesser of the two rates.

This is a broad pattern of Double Tax Avoidance Agreement with minor differences possible in some agreements.

S. RAJARATNAM

 
 
Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2017 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Binarysoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Multi-level Marketing MLM India Affiliate Marketing Affiliate Marketing Software MLM Software MLM Solutions Multi level marketing solutions MLM Servi

Transfer Pricing | International Taxation | Business Consulting | Corporate Compliance and Consulting | Assurance and Risk Advisory | Indirect Taxes | Direct Taxes | Transaction Advisory | Regular Compliance and Reporting | Tax Assessments | International Taxation Advisory | Capital Structuring | Withholding tax advisory | Expatriate Tax Reporting | Litigation | Badges | Club Badges | Seals | Military Insignias | Emblems | Family Crest | Software Development India | Software Development Company | SEO Company | Web Application Development | MLM Software | MLM Solutions