Non Resident Indian: Taxation and Benefits

As per Section 5 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, unlike a resident person who is liable to pay tax on his global income, a non-resident shall be liable to tax in India in respect of following incomes only:

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Non Resident Indian: Taxation and Benefits

BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO NON- RESIDENTS
1. Scope of Total Income 
As per Section 5 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, unlike a resident person who is liable to pay tax on his global income, a non-resident shall be liable to tax in India in respect of following incomes only:
1. Income received or is deemed to be received in India in such year; or
2. Income accrues or arises or is deemed to accrue or arise to him in India during such
2.  Indirect transfer of a capital asset situated in India
As per section 9(1)(i), any income accruing or arising, whether directly or indirectly, through transfer of a capital asset situated in India shall be deemed to accrue or arise in India.
The Finance Act, 2012 inserted Explanation 5 to section 9(1)(i) w.e.f. 01.04.1962 to clarify that an asset or capital asset, being any share or interest in a company or entity registered or incorporated outside India, shall be deemed to be situated in India if the share or interest derives, directly or indirectly, its value substantially from the assets located in India.
However, The Finance Act, 2017 inserted proviso to provide that Explanation 5 shall apply to an asset or capital asset, which is held by a non-resident by way of investment, directly or indirectly, in a Foreign Institutional Investor as referred to in clause (a) of the Explanation to section 115AD for an assessment year commencing on or after the 1st day of April, 2012 but before the 1st day of April, 2015.
A new Explanation 6 is inserted to section 9(1)(i) by the Finance Act, 2015 w.e.f 01.04.2016 to define the term “substantially”. It provides that share or interest in a company or entity registered or incorporated outside India shall be deemed to derive its value substantially from the assets located in India, if, on the specified date, the value of such assets:
i) exceeds 10 Crore; and
ii) represents at least 50% of the value of all the assets owned by the company or entity, as the case may
Further, a new Explanation 7 is inserted to provide that no income shall be deemed to accrue or arise to a non-resident from transfer, outside India, of any share of, or interest in, a company or an entity, registered or incorporated outside India, referred to in the Explanation 5:
i) if such company or entity directly owns the assets situated in India and the transferor (whether individually or along with its associated enterprises), at any time in the twelve months preceding the date of transfer, neither holds the right of management or control in relation to such company or entity, nor holds voting power or share capital or interest exceeding five per cent of the total voting power or total share capital or total interest, as the case may be, of such company or entity; or
ii) if such company or entity indirectly owns the assets situated in India and the transferor (whether individually or along with its associated enterprises), at any time in the twelve months preceding the date of transfer, neither holds the right of management or control in relation to such company or entity, nor holds any right in, or in relation to, such company or entity which would entitle him to the right of management or control in the company or entity that directly owns the assets situated in India, nor holds such percentage of voting power or share capital or interest in such company or entity which results in holding of (either individually or along with associated enterprises) a voting power or share capital or interest exceeding five per cent of the total voting power or total share capital or total interest, as the case may be, of the company or entity that directly owns the assets situated in India;
In a case where all the assets owned, directly or indirectly, by a company or, as the case may be, an entity referred to in the Explanation 5, are not located in India, the income of the non-resident transferor, from transfer outside India of a share of, or interest in, such company or entity, deemed to accrue or arise in India under this clause, shall be only such part of the income as is reasonably attributable to assets located in India and determined in such manner as may be prescribed.
3.  Certain activities not to constitute business connection in India
The Finance Act, 2003 has inserted Explanation 2 to section 9(1)(i) w.e.f. 01.04.2004 to broadly explain the term ‘business connection’.
After substituting the clause (a) of Explanation 2 to 9(1)(i) by the Finance Act, 2018,the term ‘business connection’ shall include any business activity carried out through a person who, acting on behalf of the non- resident::
a) has and habitually exercises in India, an authority to conclude contracts on behalf of non-resident or habitually concludes contracts or habitually plays the principal role leading to conclusion of contracts by that non-resident and the contracts are:
i) in the name of the non-resident; or
ii) for the transfer of the ownership of, or for the granting of the right to use, property owned by that non-resident or that non-resident has the right to use; or
iii) for the provision of services by the non-resident; or
b) has no such authority, but habitually maintains in India a stock of goods or merchandise from which he regularly delivers goods or merchandise on behalf of the non-resident; or
c) habitually secures orders in India, mainly or wholly for the non-resident or for that non-resident and other non-residents controlling, controlled by, or subject to the same common control, as that non-
Further, after Explanation 2, the following Explanation has also been inserted, namely:––
‘Explanation 2A.––For the removal of doubts, it is hereby clarified that the significant economic presence of a non-resident in India shall constitute “business connection” in India and “significant economic presence” for this purpose, shall mean:
a) transaction in respect of any goods, services or property carried out by a non-resident in India including provision of download of data or software in India, if the aggregate of payments arising from such transaction or transactions during the previous year exceeds such amount as may be prescribed; or
b) Systematic and continuous soliciting of business activities or engaging in interaction with such number of users as may be prescribed, in India through digital means:
The transactions or activities shall constitute significant economic presence in India, whether or not the agreement for such transaction is entered in India or non-resident has a residence or place of business in India or renders services in India.
A new Section 9A is inserted by the Finance Act, 2015. It provides that in the case of an eligible investment fund, the fund management activity carried out through an eligible fund manager acting on behalf of such fund shall not constitute business connection in India of the said fund (subject to certain conditions).
It further provides that an eligible investment fund shall not be said to be resident in India for the purpose of section 6 merely because the eligible fund manager, undertaking fund management activities on its behalf, is situated in India.
(Refer Section 9A for meaning of ‘Eligible Investment Fund’, ‘Eligible Fund Manager’ and other conditions).
4.  Exemption from applicability of section 206AA to non-residents
Section 206AA provides that where the taxpayer does not furnish its PAN to the person responsible for withholding of tax, tax shall be deducted at source at higher of the following rates:
a) rate specified in the relevant provision of this Act;
b) rate or rates in force; or
(c) 20%.
However, the provisions of section 206AA shall not apply to a non-resident, not being a company, or to a foreign company, in respect of—
i) payment of interest on long-term bonds as referred to in section 194LC; and
ii) any other payment subject to such conditions as may be
5.  Relaxation to first time resident foreign companies
Section 115JH is inserted to provide relaxation to foreign companies from certain compliances if such company is held to be resident in India for the first time. It is provided that provisions relating to computation of income, treatment of unabsorbed depreciation, set off or carry forward of losses, advance tax, TDS or transfer pricing shall apply to said company subject to such modifications or exceptions, as may be prescribed by the Government.
6.  Tax incentive to unit located in international financial services center
Rate of MAT and AMT shall be 9% in case of unit located in International Financial Services Center (‘IFSC’), provided such unit derives its income solely in convertible foreign exchange. A unit located in IFSC, deriving income solely in convertible foreign exchange, shall not be subject to dividend distribution tax on declaration of dividend out of its current income.
No Securities Transaction Tax (STT) and Commodities transaction tax would be levied on transactions undertaken on a recognised stock exchange located in IFSC if consideration is paid or payable in foreign currency.
7A. Exemption from condition of payment of STT by IFSC in case of capital gains taxable under Section 112A
As per Section 112A inserted by the Finance Act, 2018, the capital gains arising from transfer of long-term capital assets, being listed equity shares, units of equity oriented fund or unit of business trust, in excess of Rs. 1 lakh shall be chargeable to tax at the rate of 10%.
The capital gains shall be taxable under Section 112A if securities transaction tax (STT) is paid on acquisition and transfer of listed equity shares. While as in the case of unit of equity oriented fund or unit of business trust, the STT is to be paid at the time of transfer of such capital asset. However, this condition of payment of STT shall not apply to transfer undertaken on a recognized stock exchange located in IFSC and the consideration for such transfer is received or receivable in foreign currency.
7B. Exemption from MAT in case foreign companies opt for presumptive taxation scheme
The Finance Act, 2018 inserts a new Explanation 4A to Section 115JB to provide exemption from applicability of MAT provisions in case of a foreign company, if its total income comprises solely of profits from business referred to in Sections 44B, 44BB, 44BBA or 44BBB and such income has been offered to tax at the rates specified in those sections.
7.  Provisions for taxability of Non-residents
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Limit of exemption or deduction or Computation
of income
Available to
A. Income not chargeable to tax
1.
10(4)(i)
Interest on bonds or securities notified before 01- 06-2002 by the Central Government including premium on
redemption of such bonds.
Interest amount
Non resident
2.
10(4)(ii)
Interest on money standing to the
Interest amount
Person    resident
credit in a Non-resident (External)
outside India
account in India.
(under      FEMA
Act) and person
who    has    been
permitted         to
maintain        said
account by RBI
3.
10(4B)
Interest on notified savings certificates issued
Interest amount
Individual, being
before   01-06-2002   by   the   Central
a citizen of India
Government   and   subscribed   to   in
or a person of
convertible foreign exchange.
Indian      Origin,
who   is    a    non
resident.
4.
10(6)(ii)
Remuneration received by Foreign Diplomats/Consulate and their staff (Subject to conditions)
Remuneration
Individual (not being a citizen of India)
5.
10(6)(vi)
Remuneration received by non-Indian citizen as employee of a foreign enterprise for services rendered by him during his stay in India, if:
a) Foreign enterprise is not engaged in any trade or business in India
Remuneration
Individual         – Salaried Employee     (not being a citizen of India)
b) His stay in India does not exceed in aggregate a period of 90 days in such previous year
c) Such remuneration is not liable to be deducted from the income of employer chargeable under
this Act
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Limit of exemption or
deduction or Computation of income
Available to
6.
10(6)(viii)
Salary received by a non-resident, for services rendered in connection with his employment on a foreign ship if his total stay in India does not exceed 90 days in the previous year.
Salary
Non-resident Individual         – Salaried Employee     (not being a citizen of India)
7.
10(6)(xi)
Remuneration received by an Individual, who is not a citizen of India, as an employee of the Government of a foreign state during his stay in India in connection with his training in any Government
Office/Statutory Undertaking, etc.
Remuneration
Individual- Salaried Employee     (not being a citizen of India)
8.
10(6A)
Tax paid by Government or Indian concern on royalty or FTS from Government or Indian concern under agreement made before 1-6-2002 which either relates to a matter included in the industrial policy of the Government and is in accordance with that policy or is approved by Central
Government
Tax      liability      of      foreign company borne by taxpayer
Foreign Company
9.
10(6B)
Tax paid by Government or Indian concern under terms of agreement entered into before 1-6-2002 by Central Government with Government of foreign State or international organization on income derived from Government or Indian concern, other than income by way of salary, royalty
or fees for technical services
Tax liability of non-resident borne by taxpayer
Non-resident
10.
10(6BB)
Tax paid by Indian company, engaged in the business of operation of aircraft, who has acquired an aircraft or its engine on lease, under an approved
(by Central Government) agreement
Tax    liability    so    borne    by Indian Company
Government of foreign State or foreign enterprise
entered into between 31-3-1997 and 1-
4-1999, or after 31-3-2007, on lease rental/income
11.
10(6C)
Income by way of royalty or fees for technical services rendered in India or abroad in projects connected with
security of India pursuant to agreement with Central Government
Royalty and fee for technical services
Notified foreign company
 
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Limit of exemption or
deduction or Computation of income
Available to
11A
10(6D)
Income by way of royalty or FTS for services rendered in or outside India to the National Technical Research
Organization.
Entire Income
Non-resident or Foreign Company
12.
10(8A)
Foreign income and remuneration received by consultant (agreement relating to his engagement must be approved) out of funds made available to an international organization (agency) under a technical assistance grant agreement between that agency and the Government of a foreign State (Subject to certain conditions).
Entire Amount
Individual, being a:
a) A non-
resident engaged by the agency for rendering technical services in India;
b) Non-Indian citizen; or
c)           Indian citizen who is not ordinarily resident in India
13.
10(8B)
Foreign income and remuneration received by an employee of the consultant as referred to in Section 10(8A) (contract of service must be approved by the prescribed authority before commencement of service).
Entire Amount
Individual, being a:
a)        Non-Indian citizen; or
b)        Indian
citizen who is not ordinarily resident in India
14.
10(15)(iid)
Interest on notified bonds (notified prior to 01- 06-2002) purchased in foreign exchange (subject to certain conditions)
Interest Amount
Individual, being a:
a) NRI or nominee or survivor of NRI;
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Limit of exemption or
deduction or Computation of income
Available to
b) Individual to whom bonds have been
gifted    by NRI.
10(15)(iii)
Interest on securities
Interest amount
Issue Department                        of Central Bank of Ceylon
10(15)(iiia)
Interest on deposits made with scheduled bank with approval of RBI
Interest amount
Bank incorporate abroad
10(15)(iiib)
Interest payable to Nordic Investment Bank
Interest amount
Nordic Investment Bank
10(15)(iiic)
Interest payable to the European Investment Bank on loan granted by it in pursuance of framework agreement dated 25-11-1993 for financial corporation between Central Government and that
Bank
Interest amount
European Investment Bank
10(15)(iv)
(b)
Interest received from industrial undertaking in Indian on money lent to it under a loan agreement entered
into before 01-06-2001
Interest amount
Approved foreign financial institution
10(15)(iv)
(fa)
Interest payable by scheduled bank on deposits in foreign currency where acceptance of such deposit by the bank is duly approved by RBI.
Interest amount
a)         Non- resident
b)        Individual or       HUF being        a resident but             not ordinary resident
10(15)(viii)
Interest on deposit made on or after 01.04.2005 in an offshore Banking Unit referred to in Section 2(u) of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005.
Interest amount
Person who is a non-resident or not ordinarily resident.
 
 
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Limit of exemption or
deduction or Computation of income
Available to
15.
10(23BBB)
Income of European Economic Community from interest, dividends or capital gains from investment of
funds under specified scheme
Specified   interest,   dividends
or         capital
gains
European Economic Community
16.
10(23BBC)
Income of SAARC Fund for Regional Projects set up by Colombo Declaration issued on 21-12- 1991
Entire income
SAARC Fund for Regional Projects
17.
10(48)
Any income received in India in Indian currency by a foreign company on account of sale of crude oil or any other goods or rendering of services as may be notified by the Central Government, to any person in India under an approved and notified agreement or arrangement (Subject to
certain conditions)
Specified Income
Foreign Company
18.
10(48A)
Any income accruing or arising to a foreign
Entire income
Foreign
company on account of storage of crude oil in a facility in India and sale of crude oil therefrom to any person
resident in India (subject to certain conditions)
company
18A.
10(48B)
Any income arising to a foreign company on account of sale of leftover stock of crude oil from the facility in India after expiry of the agreement referred to in Section 10(48A) or on termination of the said agreement
(Subject to certain conditions)
Entire Income
Foreign Company
18B
10(48)
Any income received in India by a foreign company on account of sale of leftover stock of crude oil from the facility in India after the expiry of the agreement or the arrangement referred
to in 10(48A)) (Subject to certain conditions)
Entire income
Foreign Company
19.
10(50)
Any income which is chargeable to equalization levy under Chapter VIII of the Finance Act, 2016.
Entire income
Non-resident
B. Income under the head Profit and gains from business or profession
 
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Limit of exemption or
deduction or Computation of income
Available to
1.
44B read with 172
Income from shipping business shall be computed on presumptive basis (Subject to certain conditions).
7.5% of specified sum
shall       be deemed to be the presumptive income
Non-resident engaged           in shipping business
2.
44BB
Income of a non-resident engaged in the business of providing services or facilities in connection with, or supplying plant and machinery on hire used, or to be used, in the prospecting for, or extraction or production of, mineral oils shall be computed on presumptive basis (Subject to certain
conditions).
10% of specified sumshall
be deemed to be the presumptive income
Non-resident engaged          in activities connected    with exploration      of mineral oils
3.
44BBA
Income of a non-resident engaged in the business of operation of aircraft shall be computed on presumptive basis (Subject to certain conditions).
5%    of    specified sum
shall           be deemed to be the presumptive income
Non-resident engaged in the business           of
operating         of aircraft
4.
44BBB
Income of a foreign company engaged in the business of civil construction power turnkey or the business of erection of plant or Machinery or testing or commissioning there of, in connection with projects shall be
computed on presumptive basis (Subject to certain conditions).
10% of specified sumshall
be deemed to be the presumptive income
Foreign Company
5.
44C
Deduction for Head office Expenditure (Subject to certain conditions and limits)
Deduction         for head-office expenditure      shall be limited to lower of following:
Non-resident
 
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Limit of exemption or
deduction or Computation of income
Available to
a)    5% of adjusted total income* ; or
b)    Head office exp. as attributable to business or profession of taxpayer in India
* In case where adjusted total income of assessee is a loss, adjusted total income shall be substituted by average adjusted total income
** Adjusted total income or average adjusted
total income
shall be computed after prescribed
adjustments       i.e. unabsorbed depreciations, carry          forward losses, etc.
6.
44DA
Deduction of expenditure from royalty and FTS received under an agreement made after 31-03- 2003 which is effectively connected to the PE of non-resident in India (Subject to certain conditions)
Expenditure incurred wholly and exclusively for the business of PE or fixed place of profession in India shall be allowed as deduction.
Non-resident
C. Income under the head Capital Gains
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Limit of exemption or
deduction or Computation of income
Available to
1.
47(via)
Transfer of a capital asset being shares in an Indian company by the amalgamating foreign company to the amalgamated foreign company (in scheme of amalgamation) shall not be treated as ‘transfer’ (Subject to certain conditions).
No   capital    gains shall arise in the handsof            foreign amalgamating company
due    to transfer of capital assets.
Foreign amalgamating company
2.
47(viab)
Transfer of share of a foreign company (which derives, directly or indirectly, its value substantially from the share or shares of an Indian company) held by a foreign company to another foreign company under a
scheme of
No   capital    gains shall arise in the handsofforeign amalgamating company
Foreign amalgamating company
amalgamation shall not be regarded as transfer (Subject to certain conditions)
2A.
47(viiab)
Transfer of bonds or GDRs as referred to in Sec. 115AC(1) or Rupee Denominated Bond of Indian Co. or Derivative by a non-resident on a recognized stock exchange located in any IFSC and where the consideration
is paid in foreign currency
Non capital gains shall arise in the hands of non- resident
Non-resident
3.
47(vic)
Transfer of a capital asset being shares in an Indian company by the demerged foreign company to the resulting foreign company (in scheme of demerger) shall not be treated as ‘transfer’ (Subject to certain conditions).
No   capital    gains shall arise in the handsof            foreign demerged company   due      to transfer of capital assets.
Foreign demerged company
4.
47(vicc)
Transfer of share of a foreign company (which derives, directly or indirectly, its value substantially from the share or shares of an Indian company) held by a demerged foreign company to resulting foreign company pursuant to demerger shall not be regarded as transfer (Subject to certain
conditions)
No   capital    gains shall arise in the handsofforeign demerged company
Foreign demerged company
5.
47(viia)
Transfer of capital asset being bonds or GDR [referred to in section 115AC(1)] outside India by one non- resident to another non-resident shall
not be treated as ‘transfer’.
No capital gains shall arise in the hands of non- resident transferor
Non-resident
 
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Limit of exemption or
deduction or Computation of income
Available to
5A
47(viiaa)
Transfer of capital asset being rupee denominated bond of an Indian company issued outside Indiaby one non-resident to another non- resident
shall not be treated as ‘transfer’.
No capital gains shall arise in the hands of non- resident transferor
Non-resident
6.
47(viib)
Transfer of a capital asset, being a Government security carrying a periodic payment of interest, made outside Indian (through an intermediary dealing in settlement of securities) by a non- resident to another non-resident shall not be treated as ‘transfer’ (Subject to certain conditions). (Inserted by the Finance
(No. 2) Act, 2014.
No capital gains shall arise in the hands of non- resident transferor
Non-resident
7.
First Proviso to 48
Computation of capital gains when shares or debentures in an Indian Company are transferred which were acquired in foreign currency (Subject to certain conditions)
Capital gain shall be computed in same foreign currency (utilized for acquiring shares or debentures) which shall be reconverted into Indian currency (without providing
Non-resident
benefit of indexation)
8.
115F
Long-term capital gain arising from transfer of specified foreign exchange assets shall be exempt from tax if net consideration is invested within six months after date of transfer in any specified asset or deposited in notified saving certificates (Subject to certain conditions).
Amount of exemption shall be computed in following manner:
Amount invested in new asset X Capital gains / Net Sales consideration
Non-resident Indian
D. Other Provisions
1.
90
A non-resident can apply either provisions of the Act or the relevant DTAA (India has entered into with counterpart foreign country),
whichever is more beneficial.
Beneficial provisions
of DTAA or
the Income-tax Act
Non-resident
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Limit of exemption or
deduction or Computation of income
Available to
1A.
95
Provisions of GAAR shall be applicable in respect of any assessment year beginning on or after
April 1, 2018.
2.
192
If net taxable income (being income from employment) is less than maximum amount which is not chargeable to tax (Rs. 2,50,000) no tax
shall be deducted at source.
No deduction of tax at source from salaries
Non-resident – Individual
3.
245N,
245Q
A non-resident applicant can apply before Authority for determination of tax liability that may arise out of a
business carried out in India (Subject to certain conditions)
Non-resident can file application for Advance Ruling
Non-resident
4.
115G
A non-resident Indian shall not be required to file his return of income if his total income consists only following incomes and tax has been deducted therefrom:
a)    Income from investment in foreign exchange assets
b)    Long-term capital gains arising from transfer of
foreign exchange assets.
Exemption    from    filing    of return of income
Non-resident Indian
For detailed conditions refer Income Tax Act, 1961
Notes:
a) “Foreign Exchange Asset” means any “specified asset” which the assessee has acquired or purchased with, or subscribed to in, convertible foreign exchange [Section 115C(c)].
b) In view of Section 115(f), “Specified asset” means any of the following assets, namely:
i) Shares in an Indian company;
ii) Debentures issued by an Indian company which is not a private company;
iii) Deposits with an Indian company which is not a private company;
iv) Any security of the Central Government;

v) Other notified assets

c) ‘Non-resident Indian’ means an individual, being citizen of India or a person of Indian origin who is not a “resident” [Section 115(e)].
8.  Special Rates of Taxes for Non-Resident
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Rates
 
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Rates
1.
112(1)(c)
Long Term Capital Gains
20%
2.
112(1)(c)
Long term capital gains arising from transfer of a capital asset, being unlisted securities or shares of a company not being a company in which public are substantially interested.
10%
3.
112(1)(c)
Concessional rate of tax if long term capital gains arising from transfer of listed securities or units or zero coupon bonds is calculated without taking into consideration the benefit of indexation.
If transfer takes place after July 10, 2014, the above concessional rate of tax will not be available in case of long-term capital gain arising from transfer of units (As amended by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2014).
10%
4.
111A
Concessional rate of tax if short term capital gains arising from transfer of equity shares or units of an equity oriented fund, or a unit of business trust is chargeable to securities transaction tax.
With effect from assessment year 2016-17 the concessional tax rate shall also apply to any income arising from transfer of any units of a business trust which were acquired in consideration of a transfer referred to in section 47(xvii) and in respect of which security transaction tax has been paid.
15%
5.
112A
The Finance Act, 2018 withdraws the exemption under Section 10(38) and levies tax on the capital gains arising from transfer of long-term capital assets, being listed equity shares, units of equity oriented fund or unit of business trust. The tax shall be levied on the long-term capital gains in excess of Rs. 1 lakh at the rate of 10%.
The capital gains shall be computed without applying the first and second proviso to Section 48.
10%
5A.
115AD
In case of FIIs, the Finance Act, 2018 withdraws the exemption under Section 10(38) and levies tax on the capital gains arising from transfer of long-term capital assets, being listed equity shares, units of equity oriented fund or unit of business trust. The tax shall be levied on the long-term capital gains in excess of Rs. 1 lakh at the rate of 10%.
The capital gains shall be computed without applying the first and second proviso to Section 48.
10%
6.
115A(1)(a)(i)
Dividends other than as referred to in Section 115-O
20%
7.
115A(1)(a)(ii)
Interest received from Government or an Indian concern on monies borrowed or debt incurred in foreign currency
20%
8.
115A(1)(a)
(iia)
Interest from notified Infrastructure Debt Fund as referred to in section 10(47)
5%
9.
115A(1)(a)
(iiaa)
Interest received from Indian Company on monies borrowed by it in foreign currency from a source outside India under a loan agreement or through issue of any long-term bond as referred to in Section 194LC (Subject to certain conditions).
5%
S.N.
Section
Particulars
Rates
10.
115A(1)(a)
Interest on Rupee Denominated Bonds of an Indian Company or Government
5%
(iiab)
Securities received during 01.06.2013 and 30.06.2017 by FIIs / QFIs as referred to in Section 194LD (Subject to certain conditions).
11.
115A(1)(a)
(iiac)
Interest received from business trusts, being of the nature referred to Section 10(23FC), by its unit holders as referred to in Section 194LBA (Subject to certain conditions).
5%
12.1
115A(1)(a)(iii)
Income in respect of units purchased of a Mutual Funds in foreign currency [specified under section 10(23D) or of UTI]
20%
13.
115A(1)(b)
Income by way of Royalty or FTS (other than income referred to in Section 44DA) received in pursuance of an agreement made at any time after 31-03- 1976.
10%
14.
115AB
Income of an overseas financial organization on transfer of units purchased in foreign currency being long-term capital gains
10%
15.
115AC
Income from bonds or GDRs of a public sector company sold by the Government and purchased in foreign currency or long-term capital gains arising from their transfer [other than dividends as referred to in section 115- O]
10%
16.
115AD(b)
Short term capital gains earned by FIIs as referred to in Section 111A
15%
17.
115AD(b)
Any other short term capital gain earned by FIIs (other than as referred to in Section 111A)
30%
18.
115AD(b)
Long term capital gains earned by FIIs
10%
19.
115AD(a)
Interest referred to in section 194LD earned by FIIs
5%
20.
115AD(a)
Other income earned by FIIs [other than dividends as referred to in Section 115-O]
20%
21.
115BBA(1)
(a)/(b)
Income of a non-resident foreign citizen sportsman for participation in any game in India or received by way of advertisement or for contribution of articles relating to any game or sport in India or income of a non-resident sport association by way of guarantee money
20%
22.
115BBA(1)(c)
Income of non-resident foreign citizen (being an entertainer) for performance in India
20%
23.
115E
Income from foreign exchange asset of non-resident Indian [not applicable in the case of dividends referred to in section 115-O]
20%
24.
115E
Long-term capital gain from transfer of foreign exchange asset by non- resident Indian
10%
  1. Applicability of Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT) on foreign companies
With effect from assessment year 2016-17, in respect of a foreign company, capital gains arising from transfer of securities, interest, royalty and fees for technical services accruing or arising to such foreign company shall be excluded from book profit for the purpose of charging MAT if income-tax payable by foreign company on such income is at rate less than 15%. Further, expenditure, if any, debited to the profit loss account, in respect of such income shall also be added back to the book profit for the purpose of computation of MAT.
However, provisions of section 115JB shall not be applicable with effect from April 1, 2001 to a foreign company, if—
i) the assessee is a resident of a country or a specified territory with which India has an Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement(‘DTAA) or the Central Government has adopted any agreement under sub- section (1) of section 90A and the assessee does not have a permanent establishment in India; or
ii) the assessee is a resident of a country with which India does not have an DTAA and the assessee is not required to seek registration under any law for the time being in force relating to
[As amended by Finance Act, 2018]

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