CBDT panel to look at offshore funds’ applications

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New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Monday announced the creation of a committee to examine applications of offshore funds having fund managers in India and looking to avail the beneficial tax regime in India.

The three-member committee will examine the application of overseas fund managers and submit its recommendations to the CBDT about grant or refusal of approval, a finance ministry release here said.

Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (International Taxation), West Zone, Mumbai is chairman of the Committee, while the CIT (International Taxation)-1, Mumbai and CIT (Transfer Pricing)-1, Mumbai are members of the panel.

The Finance Act, 2015 inserted a new section to the Income Tax Act with effect from April 1, 2016, to provide for a special regime for offshore funds having fund managers located in India.

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This provides for a mechanism of fund being approved by the Board, the statement added.



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