The Finance Act, 2015 has amended, with effect from 01.04.2016, the provisions of Income-tax Act relating to determination of residence of a company. In accordance with the amended provisions a company would be said to be resident in India in any previous year, if it is an Indian company or its Place of Effective Management (POEM)in that year is in India.
The Explanatory Memorandum to the Finance Bill, 2015 stated that a set of guiding principles for determination of POEM would be issued for the benefit of the taxpayers as well as the tax administration.
In this regard draft guiding principles for determination of POEM have been formulated and have been uploaded on the Finance Ministry website (www.finmin.nic.in) and website of the Income-tax Department (www.incometaxindia.gov.in) for comments from stakeholders and general public. Attachment of the file has also been enclosed herewith.
The comments and suggestion on the draft guidance may be sent by 2nd January, 2016 at the email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by post at the following address with “Comments on draft Guidance on POEM” written on the envelope.
Director (Tax Policy & Legislation)-I
Central Board of Direct Taxes,
Room No. 147-D,
New Delhi – 110001