After Mauritius, India signs double taxation settlement with Cyprus


India and Cyprus have agreed to revise their tax treaty under which capital profits tax could be levied on sale of stocks on investments made after April 1, 2017, as a consequence bringing the island country at par with Mauritius in terms of tax remedy on investments.

“The provisional agreement might be placed before the Union Cupboard for approval, next to which the new tax treaty can be signed by the two nations,” the finance ministry stated in a announcement.

the brand new Cyprus Double Taxation Avoidance settlement (DTAA), which has been agreed upon by way of both the countries, would provide for supplybased totally taxation of capital profits on transfer of shares.

As according to an settlement reached between India and Cyprus on June 29, investments made previous to April 1, 2017, will be grandfathered.

“A grandfathering clause might be provided for investments made previous to April 1, 2017, in recognize of which capital profits could be taxed in the united states of which taxpayer is a resident,” the assertion added.

The of completion of the negotiation on avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion will even pave the manner for the elimination of Cyprus from the listing of ‘Notified Jurisdictional Regions‘ retrospectively from November 2013.

“It became agreed that India will bear in mind rescinding the said notification with effect from November 1, 2013, and may be beginning the method for the same,” the assertion stated.

He Cyprus Finance Ministry issued a statement pronouncing that India and Cyprus have “efficaciouslyfinished negotiations at the bilateral tax treaty in New Delhi on June 29.

“Upgrading and expanding the community of Double Tax Conventions, is of high financial and political importance and objectives to in addition make stronger and appeal to overseas investment in Cyprus as its standing an worldwide enterprise centre is expanded,” it had stated.

These steps will bring fact and readability for FDI traders, stated Krishan Malhotra, Senior Companion, Dhruva Advisors.

“Respecting the existing investments via introducing grandfathering provisions, considering to withdraw Cyprus as notified jurisdiction, and renegotiating the treaty via imparting certainty manner forward are very fine steps in the right route,” Malhotra said.