Reduction In Rate OF Tax
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Reduction in rate of tax on Income by way of Royalty and Fees for technical services in case of non-residents.
Reduction in rate of tax on Income by way of Royalty and Fees for technical services in case of non-residents
The existing provisions of section 115A of the Act provide that in case of a non-resident taxpayer, where the total income includes any income by way of Royalty and Fees for technical services (FTS) received by such non-resident from Government or an Indian concern after 31.03.1976, and which is not effectively connected with permanent establishment, if any, of the non-resident in India, tax shall be levied at the rate of 25% on the gross amount of such income. This rate of 25% was provided by Finance Act, 2013.
In order to reduce the hardship faced by small entities due to high rate of tax of 25%, it is proposed to amend the Act to reduce the rate of tax provided under section 115A on royalty and FTS payments made to non-residents to 10%.
This amendment will take effect from 1st April, 2016 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year
2016-17 and subsequent assessment years.