Treaty Shopping Current Affairs, GK & News

India joins G20-OECD Tax Framework deal

India and majority members of OECD and G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion & Profit Shifting adopted a high-level statement that outlines a consensus solution in a bid to address tax challenges that are arising from digitalisation of economy. Key Points This proposed solution comprises of two components: First pillar is about reallocation of additional ..

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Cabinet approves revision of DTAA between India and Qatar

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for revision existing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and Qatar. The purpose of revision is for avoidance of double taxation and for prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The existing DTAA between India and Qatar was signed in April 1999 and came ..

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What is Treaty Shopping?

Treaty shopping is considered to be a means of tax avoidance. The bilateral tax treaties are done to reciprocate the benefits between the residents of two countries but when someone from a third country invests in any of them just for the sake of avoiding tax and derives the benefits of low taxation, this is ..

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Tax Avoidance, Tax Evasion and Tax Planning

There are three different concepts viz. tax avoidance, tax evasion and tax planning. Tax Avoidance means an attempt to reduce tax liability through legal means, i.e. to regulate one’s financial affairs in such a way that one pays the minimum tax imposed by the law. This can be understood with a simple example. Tax Evasion and ..

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