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General Anti-Avoidance Rules: Current Position

General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) are general rules that target any transaction of business arrangement that is done for aggressive tax planning, tax avoidance or tax evasion. GAAR were introduced in Australia in 1981, Canada in 1988, South Africa in 2006 and China in 2008. GAAR in India In India, GAAR is still at proposed stage ..


Finance Ministry suggests monetary limit in draft guidelines to invoke GAAR

To attend to investor apprehensions over taxation issues, the Finance Ministry has proposed a monetary limit for invoking the contentious General Anti-Tax Avoidance Rules (GAAR) in its draft guidelines. As per the guidelines, GAAR provisions would be invoked only in cases where FIIs choose to take the advantage of double tax avoidance agreements and the ..