Government Approves Agreement To Eliminate India-Chile Double Taxation
Indian rupee banknotes are counted in India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Government Approves Agreement To Eliminate India-Chile Double Taxation

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The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved signing of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement and Protocol between India and Chile for elimination of double taxation.

The government also approved prevention of fiscal evasion and avoidance with respect to taxes on income between the two countries, an official statement said.

"Clear allocation of taxing rights between contracting states through double taxation avoidance agreement will provide tax certainty to investors and businesses of both countries (India and Chile) while augmenting the flow of investment through fixing of tax rates in source state on interest, royalties and fees for technical services," a government release stated.

The agreement and protocol implements the minimum standards and other recommendations of G-20 OECD Base Erosion Profit Shifting Project.

"Inclusion of Preamble Text, a Principal Purpose Test, a general anti-abuse provision in the Agreement along with a Simplified Limitation of Benefits Clause as per BEPS Project will result in curbing of tax planning strategies which exploit gaps and mismatches in tax rules," it noted.

After cabinet approval, necessary formalities for bringing the Agreement and Protocol into force will be completed, it said. Implementation would be watched and reported by the ministry, said the statement.

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