Corporate Updates – 03-05-2017


SEBI has issued Securities and Exchange Board of India (International Financial Services Centres) Guidelines, 2015. Based on the representations received from the market participants and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) circular dated April 10, 2017, it is clarified that an IFSC Banking Unit (IBU) set up in IFSC shall be permitted to act as a Trading Member of an exchange or a Professional Clearing Member of a clearing corporation in IFSC, without forming a separate company, subject to the conditions mentioned in the aforesaid RBI circular.

CBDT – Income Tax

CBDT has entered into two Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) on 27th April, 2017, with Indian taxpayers. Both the agreements also have a “Rollback” provision in them. The scheme endeavours to provide certainty to taxpayers in the domain of transfer pricing by specifying the methods of pricing and determining the arm’s length price of international transactions in advance for the maximum of five future years. The 2 APAs signed yesterday pertain to Information Technology and Banking & Finance sectors of the economy. The international transactions covered in these agreements include Software Development services, IT enabled services and KPO services. With these, the total number of APAs entered into by the CBDT has reached 154. This includes 11 bilateral APAs and 143 unilateral APAs.

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