The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India

"The Knowledge Chamber: Serving the Nation since 1920"

ASSOCHAM Workshop on

22 March, 2018 , Hotel The Park, New Delhi



About Event  | Agenda | Registration Form

Tax deduction at Source (TDS), has been one of the vital tools of revenue collection for the Government. To avoid any leakage and non-compliance, onerous consequences (including prosecution), are present in the law. Further, with keen focus on revenue collection by the Government, there has been a substantial increase in litigation and notices received by taxpayers relating to TDS defaults and compliances, which adds to the compliance costs of business. Further, numerous interpretational issues arise at the time of making foreign remittances with DTAA provisions coming into picture and has been observed to be a pain point for the business.

Need has been felt to deliberate on key issues on the various provisions and new developments relating to TDS, especially relating to foreign remittances. Therefore, ASSOCHAM is organizing a Workshop to deliberate on various intricate provisions and compliance requirements pertaining to TDS, as per the following schedule:


Day & Date
Venue, City
22nd March 2018
10.00 am - 5.15 pm
Hotel The Park
15, Sansad Marg, Hanuman Road Area
Connaught PlaceNew Delhi- 110001

The following topics would be covered in the ONE day exhaustive Workshop:
I.                    TDS provisions: Administrative/ compliance requirements and consequences of default

Overview of various TDS provisions under the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) governing domestic and foreign payments;
·         Timelines to deduct and deposit taxes, filing of TDS returns;
·         Practical aspects related to TRACES functionalities, E-filing &revision of TDS returns and issue of TDS certificates;
·         Consequences (interest, fee, penalty, etc.) on account of default in complying with the TDS provisions and disallowance under Section 40 of the Act;
·         Prosecution and compounding;
·         Overview of Nil/ lower withholding certificates under Section 195/ 197; and
·         Issues pertaining to TDS refunds/ challan adjustments
II.                 TDS provisions governing various domestic provisions and industry challenges

Overview of various provisions governing domestic payments;
·         Reimbursement of common cost allocations between domestic group companies; and
·         Recent developments and key recent judicial precedents
III.               TDS provisions governing foreign remittancesand practical aspects

Basic concepts

Overview of Section 195 and interplay between provisions of the Act and DTAA;
·         Requirement for furnishing Tax Residency Certificate (TRC), PAN, PE certificate, etc.;
·         Interplay between rates specified in DTAA vis-à-vis Section 206AA and TDS rates in Finance Act;
·         TDS position in case of No PE vs PE;
·         Impact of Non-discrimination clause under DTAA;
·         Procedure and requirement of other documents to be submitted at the time of making remittances i.e. Form 15CA/ CB, etc.;
B.      Key/ specific issues along with practical insights on various foreign remittances(PART 1)

·         Reimbursement of Salary under secondment arrangements;
·         Salary payment to non-residents/ outside India;
·         Purchases made outside India and commission paid to foreign agents;
·         Capital gains on share sale (gross amount or net gains);
·         Interplay between TDS and Equalization levy provisions;
C.       Key/ specific issues along with practical insights on various foreign remittances (PART 2):

Consulting charges or professional fees;
·         Reimbursement of expenses (such as travel, hotel, etc.);
·         Payment of IT charges (i.e. software, licenses, LAN, website hosting, etc.);
·         Interest payments (bonds, debenture, rupee loans, etc.);
·         Interest payments made to Foreign Banks in India or outside India; and
·         Satellite connectivity charges, equipment rentals, etc.

Shri Purshottam, CPC (TDS), Income Tax Department
·         Shri Nitin Vaid, Partner, PwC
·         Shri Naveen Kumar Gupta, Partner, BSR & Co. LLP
·         Shri  Prakash Sinha, Partner, Prakash Sachin & Co.
·         Ms. Neha Malhotra, Executive Director, Nangia & Co. LLP

The Workshop is targeted at officers dealing in Taxation, Accounts in the corporate world as well as practicing CA, CS, CMA and other related professionals, Trade & Industry, Government, Public Sector Units, Consultancy Organizations, Funding Agencies, Corporate Lawyers, Banks & Other Financial Institutions.

The Workshop has immense value for the participants however the fees is kept at Rs. 4,000 per participant (including Taxes, refreshment & lunch) to meet the cost {10% discount for two or more persons from the same organization}.
FOR REGISTRATION(Prior Registration is mandatory)

Kindly fill in the attached registration form and send to us at /  at the earliest.
Since the seats are limited therefore shall be made available on first-come-first served basis. You are requested to register yourself and also nominate your colleagues for the same.
Kindly forward this mail to others you think can benefit as well and oblige…..  

For more details please contact: 

Ankit Raghav (09999068767)
Akshat Agarwal (09873847923)
Krishan Sharma (08512072265)
Avinash Sharma (09811524976)

Corporate Office
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
ASSOCHAM Corporate Office, 5, Sardar Patel Marg
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021
Phone: 46550555 (Hunting Line)
Fax: 01123017008/9