LIBOR Warning – The Countdown has begun – Is India geared up for the transition?

LIBOR Waning – The Countdown has begun – Is India geared up for the transition?

A crucial shift from the use of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is gaining momentum, with news looking at the end of LIBOR by December 2021. This raises an alarm for a closer relook and maybe a tweak, on all transactions involving the use of this historically dependent base rate. Key tax/transfer pricing implications … Continue reading LIBOR Waning – The Countdown has begun – Is India geared up for the transition?

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The Riverus Advantage Part 3 – Judge Speak

If you are an avid reader, you would in all probability have read the novel 1984 by George Orwell. And if you did, you would remember the concept of Newspeak – a controlled language with restricted grammar and limited vocabulary. In the dystopian reality of the world weaved by the author, Newspeak is a powerful concept. Judge … Continue reading The Riverus Advantage Part 3 – Judge Speak

The Riverus Advantage 2 – Click, Click, Get

Following up on our article from last week, on how we differentiate ourselves from products that operate in the case research space, here’s edition 2. Whenever we speak to our potential customers about Research Map for Income Tax, we invariably hear the expression, “Ah! You are like Taxman (or CTR).” This comparison is very frustrating … Continue reading The Riverus Advantage 2 – Click, Click, Get

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The Research Map for Income tax Advantage 1 – Broad Search

Here's a question you may have for us. How is Riverus Research Map different from other research tools for income tax? Before we venture to answer that, we have two questions for you: Have you already bought a smartphone?Have you tried driving an automatic transmission car? If you answered yes to either of the questions, … Continue reading The Research Map for Income tax Advantage 1 – Broad Search

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