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

Startups, Taxation, and Angel Tax

Startups in India qualify for a host of benefits including exemption from certain taxes. However, in order to qualify for such exemptions, a startup needs to be covered under the definition of an `eligible startup’ as per the Startup India Action Plan launched in 2016. Eligibility Startups need to meet the following criteria to be … Continue reading Startups, Taxation, and Angel Tax

A Data-Driven Look at Permanent Establishment

On June 6, 2018, the Authority for Advanced Rulings pronounced its decision in the case of MasterCard Asia Pte. Ltd. on the issue of whether there was a permanent establishment of the company in India or not. In a detailed judgment, the Authority ruled as follows: The setting up of Indian operations of MasterCard has … Continue reading A Data-Driven Look at Permanent Establishment