The Director General of Income-tax has issued draft guidelines in respect of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) vide letter dated 28.06.2012. GAAR is scheduled to become applicable with effect from 1 April 2013. The guidelines contain procedures for implementation of GAAR and illustrations to clarify the application of GAAR provisions. Click here to download the draft guidelines

Draft GAAR guidelines providing procedures and clarifications/ illustrations dtd 28.06.2012

The Finance Minister through the Union Budget 2012-13 has introduced several amendments in the income-tax law having far reaching implications on the tax payers. A key tax proposal introduced is the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) which intends to address the issue of aggressive tax planning and codify the doctrine of “substance over form”.  GAAR is proposed to be implemented with effect from AY 2013-14. Click here to download the article

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