Thursday, June 23, 2011

Payment to a NZ Co for rendering liaison & coordinating

Payment made to a New Zealand company for rendering liaison & coordinating services qua DNA testing at USA does not fall within ambit of royalty & FTS

Income-tax : Nature of payment made by assessee to New Zealand company is of liaisoning and coordinating to ensure that blood samples collected by assessee is properly received at US and reports are received in time and as per terms fixed by US Embassy; neither of these services can be termed as services in nature of managerial, technical or consultancy nature; it is also not providing services of technical or other personnel; therefore, it also cannot be said that such services fall within term `fee for technical services.' as contemplated by Article 12 [Section 195 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 - Deduction of tax at source - Payment to non-resident - Indo - New Zealand DTAA - Article 12 (Royalties & Fees for Technical Services)] - [2011] 10 123 (Delhi - ITAT)

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