The Central Board of Direct Taxes has signed a bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) with the subsidiary of a Japanese company as it looks to reduce litigations by providing certainty in transfer pricing. The total number of bilateral APAs signed with various Japanese subsidiaries has thus reached five, all with rollback provisions, a Finance Ministry statement said.
Four APAs out of these five have been signed in the current financial year, it added GST registration online.
The APAs are with Japanese trading companies (Sogo Shoshas) and certainty in tax treatment for them has been a long standing demand of the Japanese industry, the statement said.
“The bilateral signing of APAs in this sector provides tax certainty up to nine years in each of these cases,” it added GST consulting services.