The Central Board of Direct Taxes, the apex direct taxes body, has issued a circular clarifying that the provisions relating to place of effective management (POEM) will apply to companies with over Rs. 50-crore turnover.
The clarificatory circular comes after a CBDT press release specified this but the circular issued omitted a mention in chartered accountant firms in mumbai.
“…it is clarified that provisions of Sec 6(3)(ii) relating to place of effective management (POEM) won’t apply to companies having turnover or gross receipts less than Rs. 50 crores in a financial year,“ it said.
The board had on January 24 issued final guidelines to determine if an entity can be considered an Indian resident and taxed here.
These norms come into effect from April 1, 2017.
A foreign company will be considered Indian resident if its place of effective management in a given year is in India.The rules seek to curb tax avoidance, targeting shell companies incorporate outside India, but their real control and management is in India.
The limit will ensure that only substantive cases are taken up and small companies do not clog the system Tax consultancy firms in Delhi.
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