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Cabinet approves Agreement and Protocol between India and Chile for Avoidance of Double Taxation

Double Taxation - DTAA - Taxscan

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the signing of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement ( DTAA ) and Protocol between the Republic of India and the Republic of Chile for the elimination of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion and avoidance with respect to taxes on income.

Major impact:

The DTAA will facilitate the elimination of double taxation. Clear allocation of taxing rights between the Contracting States through the Agreement will provide tax certainty to investors & businesses of both countries while augmenting the flow of investment through fixing of tax rates in source State on interest, royalties and fees for technical services. The Agreement and Protocol implement minimum standards and other recommendations of G-20 OECD Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project. Inclusion of Preamble Text, a Principal Purpose Test, a general anti-abuse provision in the Agreement along with a Simplified Limitation of Benefits Clause as per BEPS Project will result in curbing of tax planning strategies which exploit gaps and mismatches in tax rules.

Implementation Strategy and Targets:

After Cabinet approval, necessary formalities for bringing the Agreement and Protocol into force will be completed. Implementation would be watched and reported by the Ministry.

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