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Economy & Trade

Mergers and Acquisitions in India – New Issue of India Briefing Magazine Out Now

07/05/2022

In this issue of India Briefing Magazine, we discuss mergers and acquisitions activity in India and offer technical and regulatory insights.

Updates on India's FTAs in 2022

07/05/2022

The India-UAE CEPA is in effect, the India-Australia early harvest trade deal is awaiting enforcement after finalization, India-UK FTA talks aim for a conclusion by end of 2022, and India-EU trade talks resume June 27.

Top 7 States for Investment in India: Findings from the Business Reforms Action Plan 2020

07/04/2022

The top 7 states for investment in India are Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu based on ease of doing business reforms.

India’s 5G Spectrum Auction: Allotment Opened to Private Captive Networks Run by Big Tech

07/01/2022

Besides telecom operators, India will allot spectrum to private captive networks run by big tech companies to facilitate Industry 4.0 innovation and services.

India-EU FTA Negotiations Resume on June 27

06/28/2022

Negotiations for an India-EU free trade deal, investor protection agreement, and a geographical indications agreement will be held in parallel.

Investing in Delhi: Region Profile

06/20/2022

In this region profile, we look at the factors that make Delhi an attractive prospect for international investment and spotlight enabling policies.

Tax & Accounting

What Are the Outcomes of India's 47th GST Council Meeting? Rate Revisions, Withdrawal of Exemptions, Easing Compliance

07/06/2022

It has been five years since the roll-out of India's GST indirect tax regime.

India Extends GST Compensation Cess Levy till March 2026

06/28/2022

India has extended the GST compensation cess for four years, which will keep tax rates high on notified goods like tobacco and cars.

India's TDS on Crypto Assets: Here's How it Will Work from July 1, 2022

06/24/2022

We discuss the conditions for charging TDS on crypto assets and other virtual digital assets (VDA) from July 1, 2022 as clarified by India's tax authority.

New Income Tax Rules in India Applicable During FY 2022-23

05/26/2022

We provide a list of income tax and financial changes applicable in India during FY 2022-23 (that is, April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023).

'Complete Scrutiny' of Income Tax Returns in India: New Guidelines for FY 2022-23

05/13/2022

We list the new FY2022-23 guidelines for when 'complete scrutiny' of income tax returns in India is applicable and what mechanisms are used by tax officers.

Calculating Income Tax for Foreign Nationals in India

05/06/2022

In India, an individual’s income is taxed at graduated rates, depending on the person's duration of stay in India and their income level.

Legal & Regulatory

Why Are Industry Players Unhappy with India’s New Cybersecurity Directives?

07/01/2022

Among other concerns, India’s new cybersecurity directives, in effect from June 2022, challenge norms of user privacy and dramatically increase compliances.

India’s New Plastic Waste Management Rules Effective from July 1, 2022

06/30/2022

Businesses must note that single use plastic will be banned in India from July 1, 2022, and noncompliance will trigger penalties.

What are Smart Contracts and Are They Legal in India?

06/21/2022

We explain how smart contracts are executed, how they differ from traditional and electronic contracts, and their treatment under current Indian laws.

India Allows Independent Directors to Retake Online Self-Assessment Proficiency Test

06/14/2022

We explain the new window of name restoration for independent directors in India who did not clear the online self-assessment proficiency test.

Insurance Regulator IRDAI Eases Approval Norms for Life, Health Insurance Products

06/10/2022

Under the new procedure, insurance companies will no longer require prior approval before launching certain products.

RBI’s New Provisioning Norms for Large NBFCs to Increase Compliance Requirements

06/08/2022

The RBI recently altered provisioning norms for standard assets, which are usually risk-free, for large non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).

Industries

Electric Vehicle Industry in India: Why Foreign Investors Should Pay Attention

07/01/2022

The electric vehicle industry in India benefits from 100% FDI allowed, new manufacturing incentives, and increased subsidies under FAME-II.

India’s 5G Spectrum Auction: Allotment Opened to Private Captive Networks Run by Big Tech

07/01/2022

Besides telecom operators, India will allot spectrum to private captive networks run by big tech companies to facilitate Industry 4.0 innovation and services.

India’s New Plastic Waste Management Rules Effective from July 1, 2022

06/30/2022

Businesses must note that single use plastic will be banned in India from July 1, 2022, and noncompliance will trigger penalties.

India’s PLI Scheme 2.0 for White Goods (AC and LED): 15 Companies Selected

06/28/2022

The government has announced 15 selected applicants for India's PLI Scheme 2.0 for White Goods (AC and LED).

India Encourages Design-Led Manufacturing of 5G Products with Amended PLI Scheme

06/23/2022

Applications are open for design-led manufacturing from June 21, 2022 till July 20, 2022 under the PLI Scheme for Telecom and Networking Products.

India's Unicorn Startups: Sector Distribution, Funding, Global Profile

06/10/2022

We discuss the growth of India's unicorn startups, note the sectors touted for startup-led innovation, and compare with global market trends.

HR & Payroll

Key Considerations for Expatriates in India: Jobs, Location Costs, and Tax

06/29/2022

We discuss some of the tax, HR, and payroll considerations for expatriates when choosing to relocate to India for work or other purposes.

Latest Guidelines on International Travel Applicable to Indian Travelers

06/24/2022

India continues to impose international travel restrictions due to COVID-19, with certain exceptions.

Human Resources and Payroll in India 2022 – New Publication from India Briefing

05/16/2022

The Human Resources and Payroll in India 2022 Guide covers India’s labor laws and provides operational intelligence related to HR and payroll management.

Introduction to the Social Security System in India

05/06/2022

This article discusses five categories of social insurance in India, along with their coverage, contribution rates, and supporting laws.

Women and Work in India: Trends and Analysis

04/18/2022

We outline the various trends surrounding women and work in India, including the gendered disparity in employment as well as unjustifiable pay gaps. We also list the laws protecting women's rights in the workplace in India.

How to Structure a Salary in India: Key Components

03/28/2022

We provide a guide on how to structure a salary in India by explaining the key salary components, types of allowances, and their taxable scope.

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