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 - 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.

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
The Indian economy is estimated to have grown at 7.6% in Financial Year 2015-16 and is expected to grow at 7% to 7.75% in FY 2016-17, making it the fastest growing major economy in the world.

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.

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