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 - Income Tax - ICDS deferred by one year, applicable from FY 2016-17 (i.e. AY 2017-18)

7 July 2016
We are pleased to share with you the newsflash on the captioned subject.

NF-CBDT Notifies Rules regarding "Indirect Transfer" Provisions-Fair Market Value & Reporting Requirement for Indian concern

6 July 2016
Presently, any capital gains arising to a non-resident on Indirect transfer of shares is deemed to accrue or arise in India on account of ‘retrospective amendment’ carried out through Finance Act, 2012.

Newsflash: Third set of clarifications on the Income Declaration Scheme, 2016

5 July 2016
The CBDT has since received further queries from stakeholders seeking clarifications about various provisions of the Income Declaration Scheme. The issues raised have been examined and the third set of 11 FAQs have been issued on 30 June 2016 vide Circular No.25 of 2016.  

Newsflash: CBDT notifies final Foreign Tax Credit Rules on 27 June 2016

5 July 2016
Recently, the CBDT vide its Notification No. 54 of 2016 dated 27.06.2016 notified final foreign tax credit rules by introducing new Income Tax Rule 128 and new Form 67.  In this newsflash, we have provided an overview of the final Foreign Tax Credit rules for your ready reference and perusal.

NF:Relief from higher withholding tax under section 206AA to a non-resident-new tax rule prescribes alternative documents to PAN

5 July 2016
Recently, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) vide its Notification dated 24 June 2016 introduced a new rule 37BC to the Income Tax Rules, 1962 requiring a non-resident to furnish alternative documents to PAN so that the higher withholding tax under section 206AA shall not be applicable.

Newsflash - Second set of clarifications on the Income Declaration Scheme 2016 - CBDT Circular No. 24 of 2016

5 July 2016
The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 (the Scheme’) incorporated as Chapter IX of the Finance Act, 2016 provides an opportunity to persons who have not paid full taxes in the past to come forward and declare the undisclosed income and pay tax, surcharge and penalty totaling in all 45% of such undisclosed income declared.

Newsflash - Radical changes in FDI policy regime

5 July 2016
Amidst the global slowdown, India has emerged as the frontrunner in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). In 2015-16, India received its highest ever FDI, which has given a big push to many key sectors including Railways, Defence, Insurance and Medical devices.

Newsflash – Indirect Taxes Exemptions - Krishi Kalyan Cess and ST exemption to Ocean Freight Services

27 June 2016
CBEC vide Notification No. 35/2016- Service Tax dated 23 June 2016 has granted exemption from levy of KKC on the invoices which were issued before 1 June 2016, subject to condition that the provision of service has been completed before the 1 June 2016.

Newsflash - Model GST Law in India - Key Highlights

27 June 2016
The indirect taxes comprising of additional countervailing customs duty, excise duty, service tax, state level VAT laws and CST which are proposed to be subsumed within the GST account for 15% to 25% of the turnover for most businesses.

White Paper - Disallowance us 14A - Expenditure in respect of Exempt Income - Recent Amendment to Rule 8D - June 2016

13 June 2016
Recently, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) vide official gazette dated 2 June 2016 notified the amendment made to Rule 8D of the Income Tax Rules 1962 (IT Rules).  One of the most litigative issues in direct taxation faced by business entities pertains to disallowances made under section14A of the Income Tax Act 1961 (IT Act) read with

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