Taxation of proceeds in the hands of a retiring partner

Note: You must have access to Riverus Research Map for Income Tax to access the links in this article. Get your free 7-day access here, instantly! Introduction A partner who receives certain assets upon retirement from a firm would be keen to ensure that such assets do not attract capital gains tax. Read this article … Continue reading Taxation of proceeds in the hands of a retiring partner

Payment of fee for online subscription services not to be taxed as royalty

Note: You must have access to Riverus Research Map for Income Tax to access the links in this article. Email us at hello@riverus.in to try for free. Introduction The Bombay ITAT in its recent decision of Elsevier Information Systems GmbH v. Dy.Commissioner of Income Tax held that subscription fees paid to access an online database … Continue reading Payment of fee for online subscription services not to be taxed as royalty

Judge Spotlight: Justice Sripathi Ravindra Bhatt

Justice S. Ravindra Bhatt is one of the four judges elevated to the Supreme Court in the latest round of appointments. The elevation took place on September 23, 2019. Here is a brief background, experience, and insights on cases. Background Justice Bhatt completed his LLB from Delhi University and was enrolled in the bar in … Continue reading Judge Spotlight: Justice Sripathi Ravindra Bhatt

The Birth of Riverus

Small firms and solo practices offering legal, tax or accounting services face unique challenges in all countries. Some of these challenges are common across jurisdictions. These include operational challenges (e.g. matter management, invoicing, recovery, etc), challenges of branding and maintaining customer connect, availability of working capital debt, retaining talent, etc. Each one of these could … Continue reading The Birth of Riverus

Condonation of delay: 6 excuses and responses

Condonation of Delay: 6 Cases with Reason and Treatment

While the Indian justice system is infamous for its apathy, lack of urgency and efficiency, the Courts are not always to blame. Here are six cases where there was an inordinate delay in filing the appeal and the reasons given by the court in allowing or rejecting the condonation. One of the cases has a … Continue reading Condonation of Delay: 6 Cases with Reason and Treatment

Judge analytics - NRA Iron and steel vs PCIT

Judge analytics – PCIT vs. NRA Iron and steel

While most people associate the practice of law with the highlight grabbing action in courts, a fundamental part of any successful case is the research done in the background. Research is usually considered a tedious process, with most people having to spend hours to arrive at an operative case or to uncover an insight that … Continue reading Judge analytics – PCIT vs. NRA Iron and steel

Forum Review: Authority for Advance Rulings

While most of the preliminary tax litigation in India is centred around the ITATs, the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) also plays in important role in resolving tax issues before they get a chance to hit proper litigation. It is an independent quasi-judicial body which can give give rulings on taxation queries presented by Non … Continue reading Forum Review: Authority for Advance Rulings