RSM India

Information technology (IT) and IT enabled services (ITeS)

Information technology (IT) and IT enabled services (ITeS)

Our service offerings for the IT and ITES industry

India is regarded as the back office of the world owing mainly to its IT and ITES industry. The sector in India grew at a Compound Annual Growth rate (CAGR) of 15 per cent over 2010-15, which is 3-4 times higher than the global IT-ITES spend, and is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 9.5 per cent to US$ 300 bn by 2020.  India is also the world's largest sourcing destination for the information technology (IT) industry, accounting for approximately 67 per cent of the US$ 124-130 bn market.

Opportunities and Challenges:

The changing economic and business conditions, rapid technological innovation, proliferation of the internet and globalization are creating an increasingly competitive environment. The role of technology has evolved from supporting corporations to transforming them. Global companies are increasingly turning to offshore technology service providers in order to meet their need for high quality and cost competitive technology solutions.

We understand that being in the IT and ITES industry, your company can encounter a wide variety of risks and challenges in their endeavor to create and maintain a seamless, successful, sustainable and scalable business. Some of the challenges faced include:

  • Ability to create and maintain a truly world class proven global delivery model which would allow your organization to provide services to customers on a best shore basis. This would require round the clock execution capabilities across multiple time zones, access to a large pool of highly skilled technology professionals and a knowledge management system to reuse solutions where appropriate
  • Develop and expand a strong, comprehensive, best in class end to end solutions and service offerings in order help your clients gain market differentiation or competitive advantage and thus capture a greater share of your client’s technology budgets
  • Ability to scale when the opportunity arises. This would require constant investment in infrastructure and rapidly recruit, train and deploy new professionals
  • Manage revenue and expenses during economic downturn, enhance your organization’s capacity to withstand pricing pressures, commoditization of services and decreased utilization rates
  • Manage exchange rate volatility and counter party risk in treasury operations
  • Expand your client list across business verticals to reduce over dependency and risk of losing substantial market share
  • Maintain superior and sophisticated project management methodology in line with global quality standards and ensure timely, consistent and accurate execution to achieve highest client satisfaction
  • Ensuring successful integration of inorganic growth opportunities that your organization may undertake from time to time across geographies

How we can help

Some of the key services being offered to this industry include:

  • Internal and management audits
  • Enterprise risk management (ERM)
  • Information system audits
  • Corporate advisory
  • Financial due diligence and structuring services
  • Tax and regulatory services

Advantage RSM:

  • RSM in India is consistently ranked amongst India’s top six accounting and consulting groups and globally RSM is the seventh largest audit, tax and consulting network
  • To meet our clients’ challenges, our IT and ITES practice teams have honed the means and resources to assist both established and emerging enterprises alike to succeed in dynamic markets
  • RSM in India caters to some of the leading IT and ITES companies having global presence across the US, UK and South East Asia
  • Our professionals have the necessary vision, experience, industry insights and innovative approaches to provide clear and practical advice to companies in this sector to help them navigate in markets that are rapidly consolidating
  • Extensive experience in advisory, taxation and accounting matters across various functions, sectors and geographies
  • Multi-disciplinary team of professionals comprising of Chartered Accountants, MBAs, Engineers, Company Secretaries, CISA / DISA, Cost Accountants and Law graduates

Newsflash - Service tax payable by foreign entities on cross-border B2C OIDAR services

6 December 2016
The Central Government has amended Service Tax regulations to make foreign entities without presence in India providing B2C OIDAR services in India liable to Service Tax and comply with Service Tax regulations. This appears to be a first time that Central Government has made a non-resident person as a person liable to pay Service Tax.

Newsflash Income Tax Rate of depreciation brought down to 40 percent for all assessees

23 November 2016
Recently, the CBDT has made changes in the Income Tax Rules to restrict the rate of depreciation maximum up to 40% for block of assets which are currently eligible for depreciation at a higher rate ( 50%, 60%, 80%, 100%).

Newsflash - Revised ICDS notified-Applicable from AY 2017-18 onwards

12 October 2016
The Central Government had notified 10 Income Computation and Disclosure Standards (‘ICDS”) to be applicable to all assessees following mercantile system of accounting for computing business income and income from other sources from AY 2016-17 and onwards.

Newsflash - Electronic filing of MVAT Return in new automation processes and changes in procedures

30 August 2016
On 25th February 2016 the Maharashtra Sales Tax Department (hereinafter referred to as "MSTD") had issued Trade Circular No 7 T of 2016 which explains the new automation process of filing of returns for the periods from April 2016.

Newsflash - Stand-by arrangement for issuance of e-CST declarations in State of Maharashtra

30 August 2016
The Maharashtra Sales Tax Department (MSTD) is in the process of implementing SAP based New Automation System. Retums for periods after 1 April 2016, under Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act (MVAT) and Central Sales Tax Act (CST) will be started in the new automation system in due course.

Limited Liability Partnerships in India - The NewAge Business Vehicle

29 August 2016
The dynamic business environment we live in today calls for constant change and upgradation. In order to remain relevant, there is need for a business structure that appeals to business and service sectors alike with lesser restrictions and government intervention.

Newsflash - Fourth set of clarifications on the Income Declaration Scheme 2016

22 August 2016
The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 came into effect on 1st June, 2016. So far the Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued three sets of FAQs vide Circular Nos. 17, 24, 25 & 27 of 2016. In order to address further queries received from the public relating to the Scheme, CBDT has further issued fourth set of clarifications on 18 August 2016.

Newsflash – FAQs on Goods and Services Tax

9 August 2016
The newsflash summarises certain frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) law.

White Paper "The Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016- An opportunity to resolve pending litigation"

8 August 2016
Rising tax dispute has been a matter of serious concern for taxpayers. The Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme (‘the Scheme’) which has  been introduced as a part of the Finance Act, 2016 provides an opportunity to taxpayers to settle their pending tax disputes at the level of the First Appellate Authority i.e.

Transfer Pricing Regulations in India – In harmony with the world

21 July 2016
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