Month: September 2008

Anonymous Complaints’ Enquiry Committee formed

Any person wanting to raise a genuine issue or to make a genuine complaint can directly approach any member of this Committee. The identity of the complainant shall not be disclosed without the consent of the complainant.

Chief Justice of India’s letter to PM recommending impeachment of Judge

Mr. Justice Soumitra Sen was a practising advocate of Calcutta High Court before he was appointed as a Judge of that High Court, with effect from December 3, 2003. In Civil Suit No. 8 of 1983, filed by Steel Authority of India Limited against Shipping Corporation of India Limited and Ors., Calcutta High Court vide order dated April 30, 1984 appointed him as a Receiver to make an inventory of certain goods which had been imported and then rejected by Steel Authority of India Limited and to sell those goods and hold the sale proceeds to the credit of the Suit. After preparation of inventory and sale of the goods, the Receiver was directed to deduct 5 % of the sale price towards his remuneration, keep the balance in a separate bank account in a bank of his choice and to hold the same free from lien or encumbrances, subject to further orders of the Court.

The OECD 2008 Update to the Model Tax Convention (with India’s position)

The OECD 2008 Update to the Model Tax Convention incorporating India’s position , as approved by the Committee on Fiscal Affairs at its meeting of 24-25 June 2008 and the OECD Council on 17 July 2008 can be downloaded

Section 90 (3) DTAA Notification

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 90 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby notifies that where an agreement entered into by the Central Government with the Government of any country outside India for granting relief of tax or as the case may be, avoidance of double taxation, provides that any income of a resident of India “may be taxed” in the other country, such income shall be included in his total income chargeable to tax in India in accordance with the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), and relief shall be granted in accordance with the method for elimination or avoidance of double taxation provided in such agreement.

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