GAAR, is a tax provision that enables tax foreign investments.
Chidambaram said that the government has accepted major recommendations of the Shome Committee on GAAR and went on to clarify that a show-cause notice would follow the invocation of GAAR.
It may be recalled that GAAR was proposed by the then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the 2012-13 budget with a view to preventing tax evasion through foreign investments. This worried foreign funds, particularly those investing through P-Notes in India.
The government later appointed a committee headed by tax expert Parthasarthi Shome to look into their concerns.