Tax avoidance

The Indian perspective

Authored by: Tarun Jain

The Routledge Companion to Tax Avoidance Research

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138941342
eBook ISBN: 9781315673745
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315673745.ch13

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Abstract

Tarun Jain sets forth an extensive survey and analysis of the Indian tax law as it relates to tax avoidance, considering both the judicial and legislative approaches to these issues. The author first describes the central role of Indian tax jurisprudence in developing and implementing an anti tax-avoidance agenda, and analyses the varying and sometimes apparently inconsistent responses of the Indian courts. Next, he argues that the legislative reaction to tax avoidance has consisted of responses, usually through specific anti-avoidance provisions, to pro-taxpayer judicial decisions. The chapter also analyses the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) promulgated in response to the famous Vodafone decision, and describes the most recent anti-avoidance tax measures informed by BEPS.

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