CBDT signed two Unilateral APA with Indian taxpayers related to chip design/development of embedded software and IT software development sectors
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) signs 2 Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) with Indian taxpayers taking the number of APAs signed in the current Financial Year to four
The progress of the APA Scheme strengthens the Government’s commitment to foster a non-adversarial tax regime
The two APAs signed pertain to chip design/development of embedded software and Information technology (software development) sectors of the economy. The number of APAs signed in the current financial year now is four. The CBDT expects more APAs to be signed in the near future. The progress of the APA Scheme strengthens the Government’s commitment to foster a non-adversarial tax regime.
The APA 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. Further, the taxpayer has the option to roll-back the APA for four preceding years, as a result of which, total nine years of tax certainty is provided. Since its inception, the APA scheme has attracted tremendous interest among Multi National Enterprises (MNEs).