Indian Taxation Aspects of FIIs: A Critical Analysis

  • Puneet Sharma
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  • Puneet Sharma

    LL.M. Student at Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur, India

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The Indian taxation system for Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) has been a subject of intensive scrutiny over the years. The tax laws governing FIIs were first introduced in the country in 1992, with the objective of promoting foreign investments in the Indian economy. The taxation system has undergone several changes since then, with a view to aligning it with the evolving global economic environment. This paper critically analyses the Indian taxation aspects of FIIs, examining the various tax implications that foreign investors face while investing in the Indian market. The paper evaluates the taxation rules governing the income earned by FIIs in the form of capital gains, dividends and interest, and assesses the impact of these rules on the flow of foreign investments into the country. The study finds that India's tax regulations on FIIs are complex and often ambiguous, leading to a lack of clarity and uncertainty in the minds of investors. The tax treatment of capital gains, dividends and interest earned by FIIs varies depending on the duration of investment and the type of security.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2166 - 2189


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