Latest India Tax Update: Driving Investments

Reductions in Tax and Developments in Transfer Pricing
20 December 2019, Friday

09.00AM - 01.00PM
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Programme Synopsis

Businesses in India are faced with dynamic changes and challenges across corporate tax, international tax, transaction tax and tax-related issues. Therefore, it is imperative to have a reality check on these burning tax issues when doing business in India.

This highly anticipated workshop will address the latest developments in India tax and transfer pricing rules, using practical cases and available solutions. This includes discussions on tax treaty related developments, issues that are being litigated in the Indian courts and its related implications.

Additionally, practical case examples will be shared during the course so that participants will have a good appreciation and understanding of the real challenges faced by corporates investing in India.

Programme Outline

Latest Individual and Corporate Income Tax Rates
  • New corporate tax rates
  • Capital gains tax on Unlisted and Listed Investments including cost indexation for unlisted investments
  • Dividend distribution tax
  • Advantages of share buybacks over dividends

Tax and Value Considerations in Mergers & Acquisitions, Direct & Indirect Transfers
  • Regulations and tax considerations on Investing through equity investments, compulsorily convertibles preference shares and debentures
  • Requirements to seek RBI and FEMA approval for investments and acquisitions
  • Taxability of profits on indirect transfers, including outside Singapore, and sale of shares

India-Singapore Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)
  • Major new developments 
  • Minimum expenditure requirements
  • Withholding tax rates for various income received from India
  • Comparison with India-Mauritius DTAA

Some Current Ongoing Issues
  • Marketing intangibles, royalty, question of law in transfer pricing disputes
  • Reimbursement of expenses and management fees

Key Trends – OECD/G20 BEPS Project
  • MLI Position
  • PE avoidance, SEP, Profit attribution rules
  • Specific case studies

About the Presenter(s)/ Trainer(s)

Mr Mukesh Butani
Founder & Managing Partner
BMR Legal, India

Mukesh Butani is Founder & Managing Partner of BMR Legal, a tax boutique law firm based in New Delhi, India. With specialization in domestic corporate International Tax and Transfer Pricing, he has over three decades of experience in advising multinationals and Indian conglomerates on a wide range of matters relating to FDI policy, business re-organizations, cross-border tax structuring, tax controversy and regulatory policy across a range of sectors. He has led International Tax & Transfer Pricing practice for 2 of the Big 4 firms and was Co-founder & Tax Practice Leader of BMR Advisors before enrolling at the Bar.

Mukesh specializes in the area of International tax policy, controversy & Advocacy. He has to his credit several judicial pronouncements, laying down landmark principles of law, bilateral APAs & MAPs in this area. He has deposed as an Expert Witness on contentious cross-border tax treaty & Transfer Pricing matters in foreign jurisdictions.

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