Target-hunting Indian taxmen 'spike' Direct Tax Code scheme abroad
Acceptance of Indian rules by other countries on the ‘arms length price’ at which India will permit trade to take place between domestic and foreign arms of an MNC (called transfer price) is essential to avoid double taxation. That is because tax authorities in all countries where an MNC has presence, would try to attribute maximum profits of the group in their jurisdiction to protect their tax base.
US officials have now made it clear that they would not accept an Advance Pricing Agreement between a US company and the Indian authorities.
India’s APA rules introduced last August had promised multinationals that the revenue department will not ask them to revise up prices of cross-border transactions for five years if they complied with the terms of the Agreement on the principles of arms length pricing.
Overseas reports said quoting Michael Danilack, Deputy Commissioner (International), IRS Large Business and International Division, at a conference last week that India’s tax examination process was “irrational.”
U.S. companies should not pursue bilateral APAs based on what has so far been heard about the Indian APA rules, Danilack was quoted as saying in a biting criticism of
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