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Certain non-residents, international buyers exempted from submitting revenue tax returns

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Further, eligible foreign investors (non-residents who operate in accordance with SEBI instructions), who during the financial year, have only transacted in capital asset like Global Depository Receipts, Rupee Denominated Bonds, derivatives or other notified securities, listed on recognised stock exchange in IFSC, have also been exempted from income tax return filing.

The revenue tax division has exempted sure non-residents and international buyers from submitting Income Tax Return (ITR) from 2020-21 onwards, a transfer geared toward easing compliance burden.

Through a notification, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) mentioned non-residents (corporates/ in any other case) who don’t earn any revenue aside from revenue from funding in ‘specified fund’, being Alternate Investment Fund Category III situated in International Financial Services Centres (IFSC) or GIFT metropolis shall not be required to file ITR.

Further, eligible international buyers (non-residents who function in accordance with SEBI directions), who in the course of the monetary 12 months, have solely transacted in capital asset like Global Depository Receipts, Rupee Denominated Bonds, derivatives or different notified securities, listed on recognised inventory trade in IFSC, have additionally been exempted from ITR submitting.

This is topic to the situation that the consideration for switch of such asset is discharged in international foreign money and no different revenue is earned by such class of individuals in India.

However, in each the instances above, these lessons of non-residents shall have to make sure that they’re exempted from the requirement of acquiring PAN.

As per I-T guidelines, PAN just isn’t required if tax has been duly deducted on revenue of non-residents and remitted to the federal government by the ‘specified fund’.

Additionally, requisite particulars and paperwork like contact data, TIN and residential standing declaration, are submitted by the non-resident to the ‘specified fund’.

Nangia Andersen LLP Director Neha Malhotra mentioned because the authorities has all of the tax associated data concerning the taxpayers exempted from submitting ITR and their revenue can also be topic to deduction of tax at supply, this transfer does not affect the federal government kitty.

“Exempting such non-residents from the obligation of filing the return of income, simply eases their compliance burden. Reducing the compliance burden on taxpayers reflects on the country’s efficient tax administration, which will further improve investor confidence,” Malhotra mentioned.

Tax and consulting agency AKM Global, Tax Partner Amit Maheshwari mentioned the notification has supplied that the abroad buyers who spend money on a fund working in Gift City and having revenue from such funds shall not be required to file the tax return in India supplied they haven’t any different revenue in India.

“Anyway, such investors are not required to have PAN in India and the relaxation further makes it easier to invest without much compliance hassles and this will help in further boosting the status of Gift city as a preferable investment destination,” Maheshwari added.

BDO India Associate Partner (Tax & Regulatory Services) Raghunathan Parthasarathy mentioned in each the instances the place ITR submitting exemption has been given, the tax officer may entry the information of the entities as transactions are topic to Securities Transaction Tax and are carried out within the inventory trade.

“The notification aims at reducing the compliance burden of non-resident taxpayers in India and is a welcome move from the Government of India, and will promote the government’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ initiative,” Parthasarathy mentioned.

Dhruva Advisors LLP Partner Sandeep Bhalla mentioned the notification supplies exemption to following assessees to file their return of revenue –non-resident unit holders of a Category III AIF set-up in IFSC, whereas an exemption had been supplied earlier from acquiring a PAN in India, there was no particular exemption granted to them for submitting return of revenue in India.

“The notification also provides similar exemption to investors that are solely earning income from trading in debt and derivative securities listed on IFSC exchange, the income from which is exempted from tax u/s 47(viiab) of the Act,” Bhalla added.

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