31 Dec '16, 7am

India, Singapore amend tax treaty - Times of India

NEW DELHI: India and Singapore on Friday amended a decade-old double tax avoidance agreement (DTAA) that will allow the tax department to impose capital gains (tax) on investments routed through the island nation and plug a possible misuse of benefits. Earlier this year, the government managed to get Mauritius and Cyprus to amend tax treaties that allowed it to impose capital gains tax and check alleged round-tripping of funds into the country some of which was said to be black money. “This year on May 10 we had amended DTAA with Mauritius. Then in September we amended with Cyprus and today we amended the DTAA with Singapore… With these three… we have successfully stopped round tripping through this route,” finance minister Arun Jaitley said at a press conference. In recent years, Singapore had emerged as a key source for foreign investors from across the globe to route…

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