Permanent Establishments: Attribution Of Business Profits

Author:Ms Shalini Mahay and Divye Bahadur
Profession:PSA Legal Counsellors

The taxability of any entity depends on its residential status in India. The Indian Income Tax Act provides thata resident taxpayer is subject to tax in India with respect to its global income. Even if a company does not have a presence in India, but may potentially have some kind of activity or is present through an unincorporated structure like liaison or branch office, the notion of a business connection will assume significance. And, if income is derived from such a business connection in India, it will be liable to pay tax on "such part of the income as is reasonably attributable to the operations carried out in India." If transactions between a non-resident...

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