RSM India

Tax - International and Indian

Helping with tax challenges, wherever you are in the world. 

If you’re a global business juggling the complex and diverse tax rules of multiple markets, it can be hard to stay on top. RSM can help solve your tax challenges. We offer in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of the relevant local rules and regulations. Through collaboration with our tax professionals across all relevant jurisdictions, we are able to provide you with seamless advisory and compliance solutions in International and Indian tax.

Broadly, in India, our service areas in tax are as under:


The Indian tax system is well structured, wherein the power to levy taxes are clearly demarcated by the constitution between the Central Government, the State Governments and local bodies. The taxes in India can broadly be classified into Direct tax and Indirect tax. Some of the major taxes levied by the Central Government are as classified below:

  • Direct tax: 
    • Income tax
    • Wealth tax
  •  Indirect tax:
    • Customs duties
    • Central excise
    • Service tax


Also, in order to make the Indian taxation system more dynamic in terms of effective administration, efficient tax collection and to reduce the cascading effect of taxes, it is proposed to introduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST). This will be implemented in the near future and would be a comprehensive tax on the supply of goods and services.

We provide practical, commercially-focused and socially responsible solutions for multi-national companies, Indian companies, expatriates, non-Resident and resident Indians, etc. In this endeavour, we are immensely helped by our extensive knowledge of taxation practices and procedures followed worldwide and our regular interaction with the concerned tax authorities.

We are a leading service provider in matters of direct and indirect tax covering the whole gamut of Indian and international tax, transfer pricing regulations, service tax regulations, value added tax regulations, central excise regulations, GST transition etc.  We can also assist you with specialized services in areas of setting up of business in India and overseas, corporate business structuring, transaction advisory etc.

How we can help

  • Provision of effective taxation strategy for corporates and non corporates by considering and application of various tax holidays and benefits under the existing taxation regulations
  • Advising on taxation and exchange control regulations for investments or setting up of business in India and abroad
  • Evaluating the existing compensation structure of employees and suggesting tax efficient structure
  • Advisory on withholding tax, assistance in seeking advance rulings on international tax issues and representation before tax and judicial authorities in assessment and appeals
  • Handling and representation in income tax Search, Seizure and Survey cases
  • Expatriate taxation advisory services
  • Advising on corporate structuring and transaction advisory services with a view to optimize tax incidence
  • Assistance and training for compliance and transition to Goods and Services Tax (GST)


Tax services - Advantage RSM

  • RSM is the world’s seventh largest network of audit, tax and consulting firms and the sixth largest global provider of tax services by revenue
  • RSM in India is consistently ranked amongst India’s top six accounting and consulting groups* (International Accounting Bulletin, September 2015)
  • Extensive experience in advisory, tax and accounting matters across various sectors
  • Dedicated team of highly qualified, experienced and trained professionals

* Please visit our legal section (insert hyperlink) to know about the legal structure of the RSM network and RSM in India.

Newsflash - Key changes in the new protocol to amend India-Singapore tax treaty

5 January 2017
With the revision to the India-Mauritius tax treaty to phase out capital gains tax exemption, it was only a matter of time before the Government turned its attention to the India- Singapore tax treaty. On 30th December 2016, India and Singapore signed a Third Protocol to amend their bilateral tax treaty. Two changes which stand out are:

Newsflash - Clarifications on Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016

29 December 2016
The Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016, (‘Scheme’)  which provides an opportunity for dispute settlement, can be availed up to 31st December, 2016.  The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)  issued its first set of clarification with regards to the Scheme on 12 September 2016 ( vide Circular no. 33 of 2016)

Newsflash - Clarifications on Indirect Transfer of Capital Asset under the Income-tax Act, 1961

29 December 2016
Under Section 9 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the IT Act), income arising from indirect transfer of assets situated in India is deemed to accrue or arise in India.

Newsflash - Income Tax - SC decision - Stage of deduction of sec10A would be while computing the gross total income of the eligible undertaking

23 December 2016
The Supreme Court (SC) has finally cleared the air about the true effect of the    provisions of section 10A of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Earlier there was a lot of  confusion as to whether amended section 10A is a deduction section or an exemption  section.

Newsflash - Key Aspects of Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana 2016

23 December 2016
Post demonetization of the currency on 8 November 2016, a scheme namely, ‘Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016’ (‘the Scheme) was introduced by the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Act, 2016 which came into force on 15 December, 2016.

Newsflash: Ind AS Transition Facilitation Group (ITFG) issues Clarifications – Bulletin 6

6 December 2016
We summarise the ICAI’s ITFG clarifications on Ind AS applicability Ind AS Transition Facilitation Group (ITFG) formed by ICAI has issued Bulletin 6 that provides the following clarifications on Ind AS applicability:

Newsflash On The New Taxation Window To Declare Undisclosed Income In The Form of Cash Deposits

6 December 2016
With effect from 9th November, 2016, bank notes of existing series of denomination of the value of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 ceased to be legal tender as part of the monetization plan of the government directed to curb black money in the economy.

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.

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