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Got assurance on resolution of tax notice issue: Nasscom

During the meeting, the apex software body also discussed issues related to Place of Effective Management (POEM) and refund of service tax, amongst others

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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IT industry association today said it has got an assurance from the that the service notices served to several IT companies has been "corrected" and the issue has been resolved. However, it could not be confirmed from the department whether the is withdrawing or amending the reported Rs 10,000 crore demand notices served to some 200 companies. "The kind of notices which had been issued recently to a few companies that actually do not recognise IT services as because of some interpretation... we were happy to note that the has clarified in today's meeting that that situation has been corrected," President R Chandrashekhar said. Chandrashekhar was speaking to reporters after a meeting between IT industry and the Minister today on pre-budget consultations. During the meeting, the apex software body also discussed issues related to Place of Effective Management (POEM) and refund of service tax, amongst others. On the notice issue, Chandrashekhar pointed out that the has clarified that suitable advisories have been issued and that the "problem has been resolved". "We have been informed that the clarification has already been issued and the matter stands resolved.

We are waiting to get clarification," he added. While Chandrashekhar did not divulge further details about the notices, reports suggest that many IT and IT enabled services companies had been sent notices by the department. These companies were reportedly asked to return export benefits claimed in the last five years on software provided to clients outside India, and also asked to cough up service along with penalty. Telecom Equipments Manufacturers Association Chairman Emeritus NK Goyal thanked the for resolving the issue that had confronted the IT companies. "We appreciate the for withdrawing notices ...that was served to IT companies," said Goyal who was also part of the meeting.

First Published: Mon, December 11 2017. 21:49 IST
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