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 - US Tax Reforms Highlights - At a Glance

13 December 2017
We are pleased to attach our Newsflash on “The US Tax Cuts & Jobs Law - Certain Key Aspects” for your reference and perusal. The US economy is the largest economy in the world and India’s largest trade partner.

Newsflash: CBDT clarifies the scope of prima facie adjustments by tax authorities - Based on receipt / income appearing in Form 26AS / Form 16A / Form 16

27 November 2017
Section 143 (1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) provides for prima facie adjustments to a return of income filed by the assessee, while processing the return of income. The ambit of prima facie adjustment was expanded by the Finance Act, 2016.

Newsflash - DTAA with Hong Kong Soon - Union Cabinet gives its approval

27 November 2017
On 10th November 2017, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval for entering into a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Hong Kong.

Newsflash - ITAT Deletes Sec. 271G Transfer Pricing Penalty for diamond merchants

16 November 2017
The Mumbai ITAT in the case of ACIT V/s M/S D.

Newsflash: DTAA with Hong Kong Soon - Union Cabinet gives its approval

16 November 2017
On 10th November 2017, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval for entering into a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Hong Kong.

Newsflash - Certain clauses of ICDS found contrary to the binding judicial precedents and thus, held unconstitutional - Delhi High Court

13 November 2017
In a path breaking judgment, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court on 8 November 2017 has ruled that certain clauses of various Income Computation and Disclosure Standards (ICDS) are unconstitutional and also suffers from the vice of excessive delegation.

Newsflash - Income Tax - Final Rules with respect to Country-by-Country reporting and furnishing of master file

13 November 2017
We are pleased to release our newsflash on the captioned subject. Background:

Newsflash - Income Tax - Regional Headquarter of Foreign Multinationals in India would not create POEM exposure where activities are of routine nature

13 November 2017
The new tax residency rule for foreign companies based on the concept of Place of Effective Management (‘PoEM’) has been effective since 1st April, 2017, i.e., Assessment Year 2017-18 onwards.

Newsflash: Government withdraws PMLA Notification relating to Gems and Jewellery sector with immediate effect

13 November 2017
The Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) aimed at combating money laundering in India came into force with effect from 1st July 2005. Under the PMLA, the reporting entities inter-alia, included dealer in precious metals, precious stones and other high value goods, as may be notified by the Central Government.

Newsflash - Draft Rules with respect to Country-by-Country reporting and furnishing of master file

13 November 2017
Under the Finance Act 2016, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had inserted section 286 in the Income Tax Act, 1961 to implement the recommendation of 2015 Final Report on Action 13, titled “Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country-by-Country Reporting”, identified under the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project.

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