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Dutch Sandwich

Dutch Sandwich refers to a form of tax avoidance used by companies that have their operations across the world to minimise the amount of taxes that they pay on their profits. The technique involves the transfer of a company’s profits through a subsidiary in the Netherlands, where the tax on the transfer of corporate profits ..

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Financial Secrecy Index 2018

The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities. A politically neutral ranking, it is a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight. The index was unveiled by the Tax Justice Network (TJN). The index is based on twenty ..

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India, Switzerland sign Joint declaration on bank account holders

As a step towards fighting black money stashed abroad, ‘Joint Declaration‘ for implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) has been signed between India and Switzerland. This will lead to automatic sharing of information regarding the Swiss bank accounts held by Indians as of September 2018 and onwards. However, details about the accounts held prior ..

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India, UK sign three advance pricing pacts

India’s Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the UK have signed three Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (B- APAs) taking the total number of APAs concluded between India and the UK to 5. So, far India has signed a total of 111 APAs both-bilateral and unilateral.   The APAs between India and UK have been ..

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India and Cyprus revise the double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA)

A revised Double Taxation Avoidance and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion (DTAA) agreement has been signed between India and Cyprus in Nicosia. This revised agreement will replace the existing DTAA that was signed in 1994. Cyprus is a major source of foreign funds flows in India. From April 2000 till March 2016, India received foreign direct ..

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