Armstrong World Industries Mauritius Multiconsult Ltd., In re  A.A.R. NO. 1044 OF 2011 (dtd 22.08.2012) Background: Armstrong World Industries Mauritius Multiconsult Ltd (Armstrong Mauritius) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries Limited United Kingdom (Armstrong UK). Armstrong UK in turn is a fully owned subsidiary of Armstrong USA. The Armstrong Mauritius was incorporated in Mauritius in the year 1999. It is a tax resident of Mauritius. Armstrong World Industries India (Pvt.) Limited (Armstrong India) was incorporated in India in the year 1999 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Inarco Ltd., an Indian company. Inarco Limited was engaged in the business of production of textile machine parts and floorings. Armstrong UK, through the applicant, was holding 50% of the share capital in Inarco Limited. Pursuant to a scheme of amalgamation, approved by the High Court of Bombay, the flooring business of Inarco Limited was transferred to Armstrong-India. In consideration of that transfer of business, Inarco Limited was allotted 3,60,000 shares of the value of Rs. 10/- each in Armstrong India. Subsequently, Inarco Limited transferred to Armstrong Mauritius 36,00,000 shares of Rs. 10 each of Armstrong India. This resulted in Armstrong Mauritius holding 99.97% of the share capital of Armstrong India. The other 0.03% of the shares therein are held by Armstrong UK.

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DIT v Credit Suisse First Boston (Cyprus) Ltd. [IT APPEAL NO. 1026 OF 2011] (Bombay HC) Issue 1: Whether Interest accrued but not due on the balance sheet date is taxable Background: The assessee is a company incorporated in and is a tax resident of Cyprus. It carries on business of banking and was, at the relevant time, registered in India with the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as an approved sub-account of Credit Suisse First Boston, a Foreign Institutional Investor (FII). SEBI had permitted the assessee to invest in India exclusively in debt-securities, including Government securities. The assessee follows the mercantile system of accounting. The assessee filed its return of income for the assessment year 2001-2002 on 31st October, 2001, declaring a total income of Rs.5,94,28,493 comprising of interest income from securities and claimed exemption in respect of income on sale of securities. The AO held that Rs.1,21,57,517/- is required to be taxed as interest accrued though not due on securities held by the assessee as on 31st March, 2007, being the last date of the financial year. The Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) [CIT(A)] deleted both the additions. The ITAT upheld the order.

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DCIT v TVS Electronics Ltd IT Appeal NO. 811 (MDS.) of 2010 (Chennai ITAT) Facts of the case The assessee made payment to M/s Rosewell Group Services Ltd. based in Mauritius for market survey, qualitative consumer measurement, retail store site information, etc. without deducting tax at source under section 195 of the Act The AO concluded that the payment made was nothing but fees for technical services relying on Explanation 2 to Section 9(1)(vii) of the Act. 

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