Case Notes

The author provides three case notes on recent significant international tax decisions released by the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court. The first note explains the Supreme Court’s February 2017 decision in Director of Income Tax v. AP Moller Maersk AS, which confirmed the decisions of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal and the High Court that payments made to the AP Moller Maersk AS international shipping line by its agents located in India for the use of a shared global telecommunication facility were not fees for technical services, which would have been liable for tax in India. Rather, the Supreme Court held that the payments were cost reimbursements, which did not have an income character and, therefore, were not liable to tax in India.