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Permanent Establishment and Transfer Pricing audits

Date: 30 August 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. IST


Controversy around existence of permanent establishment keeps on resurfacing. The Supreme Court in a recent decision in Formula One World Championship Ltd. has laid down guiding principles for qualifying as a Permanent Establishment (PE) in India, attribution of income and withholding tax. This decision is of considerable importance in the field of furthering international tax jurisprudence.
With the emergence of new safe harbour rules, CBC reporting, risk based scrutiny and BEPS, the manner of TP scrutiny assessments will undergo a change. Recent litigation also suggests a change in the trend and focus of the tax authorities.

Join us for a session analysing the changing landscape of transfer pricing litigation in India and the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Formula One.

Our discussion will cover:

  • Decision of the Supreme Court in Formula One World Championship Ltd v. CIT (394 ITR 80)
  • Changing scenario of transfer pricing litigation in India in the light of revised Safe Harbour Rules, impact of BEPS especially CbC reporting and risk based assessments. 
  • Some recent rulings and litigation trends in the field of Transfer Pricing.

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US Tax Reforms and what they mean for India

Date: 18 July 2017
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. IST

Tax reform still looms large in Washington. The White House and congressional Republicans maintain their commitment to enacting comprehensive tax reform by the end of this year. But consensus is still lacking as to what a reformed tax code should look like.

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the reform proposals on the table and how they might impact you.

Our discussion will cover:

  • Proposed corporate and individual rate changes—and base broadeners—in the major tax reform plans that have been released to date. These include disallowance for imports and exemption for exports, accelerated depreciation, restriction on R&D credits, tax rate changes etc.;
  • Conditions that could hasten or hinder action on tax reform this year;
  • Procedural options available to lawmakers in the pursuit of tax reform legislation; and
  • Impact of these proposals from an Indian perspective. 

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Multilateral convention signed: Impact on bilateral tax treaties

Date: 28 June 2017
Time: 11:30-12:30 p.m. IST


On 7 June 2017, 68 jurisdictions gathered in Paris to sign the multilateral convention (MLI) to give effect to the double tax treaty-related proposals in the BEPS project. The signing of the MLI is an important milestone in global agreement on international taxation and has the effect of changing more than 1,100 bilateral tax treaties. "Minimum standard" changes to the functioning of bilateral tax treaties in the areas of treaty abuse, mutual agreement procedures (MAP), and treaty preambles will be implemented though the MLI. Further, depending on the reservations and notifications made by each party, optional changes make modifications in permanentestablishments (PE), transparent entities, residency tiebreakers, double tax relief, and other items.


Join us to gain an understanding of how the signing of the MLI will impact bilateral treaties and the taxation of international transactions

We'll discuss:

  • Jurisdictions that are covered and those that have opted out.
  • Significant impact areas to businesses.
  • What does not change?
  • Mechanism to analyze and interpret bilateral treaties read with MLI.
  • Time frame.
  • Next steps.

 

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Tax Litigation in India- Changing Landscape

Date: 27 April 2017
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m. IST

In India courts have played crucial role in the development of jurisprudence. Many a time conceptual issues have been settled by the courts. The decisions of tax tribunals and courts have provided clarity on legal issues and on interpretation of facts not only for the Indian taxpayers, counsels and tax authorities but also to those in other countries. The landmark decisions of the Indian courts are quoted in tax journals across the world as well as by courts in other countries. Courts in India are alive to developments in other countries and draw strength for reaching decisions. The decisions by the courts provide much needed resolution from litigation to taxpayers. Fortunately the tax department has been taking steps to reduce litigation.

Join us for a session analysing the changing landscape of tax litigation in India.

We will discuss:

  • Some recent landmark decisions on International Taxation;
  • Some recent landmark decisions on Transfer Pricing;
  • Important lessons from the above decisions; 
  • Recent steps by the tax department to reduce litigation;
  • Proposed change in penalty provisions – the ramifications.

Tune in for an insightful and interactive webcast.

 

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India Budget 2017: Will it be a "blockbuster"?

Date: 2 February 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. IST

With the government committed to implement GST by April 2017, a more transparent and efficient era of indirect taxation is also anticipated. There is also interest around further measures relating to Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) and the General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR). With so much riding on it, will Budget 2017 really be the blockbuster? We'll discuss:

  • Emerging opportunities in Budget 2017
  • Analysis and impact of new tax proposals on your business.
  • The way forward

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Dbriefs Asia Pacific Tax webcast: India Spotlight

Post-BEPS structuring for real estate deals: A focus on China, India, and Japan

Date: 23 May 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)

In the era of post-BEPS, how would you structure your investment in the real estate sector in India, China, and Japan so as to ensure it does not expose you to unintended tax costs and maximizes opportunity? We'll discuss

  • Overview of a post-BEPS typical investment structure in the real estate sector.
  • Taxation of repatriation.
  • Tax implications on financing arrangements.
  • Exit tax considerations.
  • Practical case studies and lessons learned.

Keep up to date with how post-BEPS investment structure in the real estate sector could impact your business.

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Transfer pricing documentation: Addressing the practical challenges

Date: 16 May 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)

Transfer pricing documentation sits high on the "to do list" of multinationals around the world. But, where to start, what to prioritize and how to manage the local complexities and nuances of the new reporting regime is not always clear. In this session, we will share ideas and tips on how to manage the process of developing strategic and compliant Master Files and Local Files. We'll discuss:

  • Bringing a risk management lens to the process.
  • Setting up for efficient future compliance.
  • Addressing the heightened transparency of documentation.

Deloitte experts will share their practical experience and insights from having worked with a wide range of multinationals and developed tools and solutions to meet a variety of global documentation needs.

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Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016: Step towards speedy resolution process

Date: 27 April 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)

In India, multiple laws and adjudication authorities make the procedure for corporate and individual insolvency and bankruptcy cumbersome as well as time consuming. For speedy resolution of insolvency proceedings, a consolidated legislation, i.e., The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (Code) was enacted effective from May 2016. The Code designates the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) as adjudicating authority in this regard for Companies / LLPs and Individuals / Partnership Firms, respectively. For corporates, what does this mean in terms of impact on their business continuity where a company is unable to pay its debts? We'll discuss:

• Highlights of the Code – a step for speedy insolvency resolution.

• Institutional framework and machinery under the Code.

• Broad process for corporate insolvency resolution process.

• Role of insolvency professionals in corporate insolvency resolution process.

Stay informed about the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and gather insights into how it may affect your decisions for your organization.
 

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Tax impact of Indian Accounting Standards (IndAS)

Date:20 April 2017
Time:2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)

Many Indian companies are required to adopt the new Indian Accounting Standards (IndAS) in a phased manner starting from Financial Year 2016-17. IndAS brings in the concept of time, value of money, fair valuation, and substance of a transaction in accounting rather than form. IndAS will have a significant impact in computing the income of the company both under the Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) provisions and under the normal provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961 (the Act). In Budget 2017 presented on 1 February 2017, though the government has announced certain changes in MAT provisions for IndAS compliant companies, a number of questions remain unanswered and the challenges in computing the normal income continues. We'll discuss:

• IndAS – applicability and key accounting principles.

• Amendments in MAT provisions for IndAS Compliant companies, along with illustrations.

• Interplay of IndAS vis a vis Income Tax Computation and Accounting standards in computing the income under the normal provisions of the Act.

• Transition issues.

Gain a better understanding of the new Indian Accounting Standards and how they would impact your Indian tax position.
 

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Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS): What's happened so far? And what's next?

Date: 28 March 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM HKT (GMT +8)

Now substantially in the "implementation phase", the BEPS project continues to have a major impact on international tax. We will review the significant BEPS developments in the last
9 months, and in particular:

  • The Multilateral Convention to amend double tax treaties, finalized on 24 November 2016.
  • Discussion drafts and public consultation meetings.
    − Attribution of profits to permanent establishments
    − Profit split method
  • Domestic tax law changes.
    − In compliance with the BEPS project
    − "Unilateral changes"
  • Monitoring by the BEPS Inclusive Framework.
  • Potential impact of the Trump Administration.

Find out the current position on this very important international tax initiative.

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Dbriefs Asia Pacific Tax webcasts

Forecast your future

Take a quick look at the Program Guide for the list of Asia Pacific Webcast series to be conducted from January-March 2017.

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Deloitte India webcast: Industry-specific impact of Union Budget 2017

Union Budget 2017 is expected to be game-changing. Deloitte has organised industry sessions on 3 February 2017 to discuss in detail the impact of the Union Budget on various industries. In each of these sessions, we will discuss general topics like:

  • How will the Union Budget impact industries?
  • How will the industries be benefited? 
  • What will be the likely issues? 
  • What will be the implications arising out of the Union Budget?

The speakers will be subject matter experts and industry specialists from Deloitte. Join us to understand the industry-wise breakdown of the Union Budget.

Union Budget 2017: Impact on retail and consumer sector

Date: 3 February 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Union Budget 2017: Impact on financial services

Date: 3 February 2017
Time: 12-1 p.m.

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Union Budget 2017: Impact on public sector, infrastructure, and energy sectors

Date: 3 February 2017
Time: 2-3 p.m.

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Union Budget 2017: Impact on technology, media, and telecommunications

Date: 3 February 2017
Time: 3-4 p.m.

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Union Budget 2017: Impact on manufacturing sector

Date: 3 February 2017
Time: 4-5 p.m.

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