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    GAAR deferred to April 2016: Chidambaram

    GAAR deferred to April 2016: Chidambaram
    Finance minister P Chidambaram on Monday said that the General Anti Avoidance Rules, more popularly known as GAAR has been deferred to April 2016.

    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.

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    Story first published: Monday, January 14, 2013, 13:28 [IST]
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