Double taxation is the levying of taxes by two or more laws on the same income (in the case of income tax), on wealth (in the case of capital taxes) or on financial transactions (in the case of turnover taxes). Several governments and organizations use model contracts as a starting point. Double taxation treaties generally follow the OECD Model Convention and the Official Commentary and Members` Comments on this subject serve as guidance for each Member State`s interpretation. Other relevant models are the UN Model Convention for contracts with developing countries and the US Model Convention for treaties negotiated by the US. Whether the amounts collected by petronet`s Japanese group for the supply of equipment and materials at sea were taxable under the Indian Income Tax Act and the double taxation agreement between India and Japan. The Ruling Authority (Income Tax) decided that the Japanese company was required to pay direct taxes under the agreement. That`s why the company transferred the Supreme Court. It argued that the transactions took place outside the country. The contract was divisible and was therefore not taxable for offshore services and offshore deliveries. The government said it was a composite contract.
The supply of goods, whether offshore or onshore, and the provision of services were due to the turnkey project. DBAs can be either comprehensive to cover all sources of income, or limited to certain sectors such as the taxation of revenues from shipping, air transport, inheritance, etc. India has ATDs with more than eighty countries, whose global agreements include those with Australia, Canada, Germany, Mauritius, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Generally exempt bodies include charities, pension funds and public bodies. Many agreements provide for other tax exemptions that one or both countries consider relevant to their governmental or economic system.  Dear Sir, we had provided services to one of our clients in Zambia and increased our dollar bill. We have just learned that the client has stated that he will pay after deduction of tax. However, we are also required to pay income tax for the expected income from the aforementioned service. In this case, we have to double the tax on the same income.
Can you advise us to avoid such double taxation? I would like to know how to deal with India`s DBAAs In general, individuals are considered to be resident under a tax agreement and are subject to taxation if they retain their principal residence.  However, residence for contractual purposes goes far beyond the narrow scope of primary residence. . . .