Introduction Last fortnight, India by way of a Presidential Ordinance unexpectedly unveiled a new corporate tax rate structure. Given that the annual Union Budget exercise was presented in July, the announcement was unscheduled particularly since Ordinance route is rarely resorted for such changes. Nonetheless these changes are in line with the recent spate of measures unveiled…

India introduced the place of effective management (POEM) in its domestic law in Finance Bill of 2015 but due to lack of preparedness it was deferred to April 1, 2017 and made applicable from assessment year 2017-2018. The statement of intent revealed that the purpose of its introduction was to determine the residential status of…

Change is the only constant!  As businesses find new ways to operate, tax authorities are finding new ways to tax.  All is fair in the world of taxes! The tax world has been brimming with, news and claims of tax avoidance.  Tax has become representative of responsible corporate behaviour, governance and citizenry, and some big…