Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes

1. The Government of India has promulgated ‘The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Act, 2019’ (21 of 2019) and it has commenced from 21 February 2019. Further, the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, has notified ‘The Banning of Unregulated Deposits Schemes Rules, 2020’ with effect from 12 February, 2020. 2.1…

India’s Equalisation Levy, US Trade Act and Tax Avoidance Arrangements : An interplay

The US Trade Representative has initiated an investigation into potential tariff and non-tariff barriers arising out of Equalisation Levy imposed by India that is purported to affect “US Exports”. Equalisation Levy (popularly dubbed “Google Tax”) is imposed by India on Advertising and eCommerce companies not having a Permanent Establishment in India and thus avoiding Income…