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Income Tax department sends Rs 549 crore tax demand notice to AWS

Last updated: 15 March 2023

The taxation department has approved a Rs 549 percent of the total tax summons to Amazon's corporation Amazon Web Service (AWS). Aws offers cloud storage. The notification was sent out to Amazon web services after the tax office unearthed that perhaps the business has been billing a service charge for supplying services related to cloud computing to Indian entities. It was, nevertheless, not making any tax payments upon that. According to government leaders informed of the advancement, the tax agency had also brought up a Rs 190.85 worth rs tax demand for FY15 as well as Rs 358.27 crore income request for FY17 by invoking Section 147 of the Income Tax Act of India.

Just when knowledge with the Adjudicating Authority implies that revenue charged to tax has escaped evaluation is a notice required by Section 147 of the Income Tax Act, as amended. Written consent of stipulated power is also needed well before Evaluating Police problems of that kind notification. In accordance with the observations of the I-T division, revenues from services provided by cloud computing fall under the essence of royal family and service charge for technology support and were subject to tax in India. The total amount also suitable to invest on preceding taxation without a punishment.

Income Tax department sends Rs 549 crore tax demand notice to AWS

"There are numerous businesses that are transmitting large amounts in the title of payment made to their holding companies just to avoid taxation."

"We have already sent notifications in certain instances and are currently in the procedure of sending more notifications," a representative cited. In the meantime, the Revenue Department has begun looking into the Mumbai-based transnational pharmaceutical firm Cipla, complaint alleges tax avoidance as well as infringements. In January, the IRS carried out a complaint against the business.


The company Amazon Web Services is the world's most extensive as well as widespread utilized cloud – based platform, including over 200 feature packed services that are available from data centers around the world. Amazon Web Service (AWS) is indeed a thorough cloud services platform that provides the services of infrastructure as a service in addition to service as a platform. Services focus on providing cost – effective solutions for parallel computing, stockpiling, datasets, predictive analysis, as well as other implementations.

AWS provides a broad array of services and analytics for business owners and software engineers that could be used in datacenters including over 190 nations. Amazon web services offers services to government entities, educational establishments, non-profits, as well as private institutions.

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