Transfer Pricing Regime under the Indian Income Tax Act 1961 and Income Tax Rules 1962 – Inadequacies, Deficiencies, Problems and Proposed Solutions

In this article, the author makes a case for the inclusion of the OECD Guidelines into the Indian transfer pricing regime. The article takes a bird’s eye view of the Indian transfer pricing regime and therefore undertakes a high-level analysis. In doing so, it brings to the fore the shortcomings in the Indian regime for consideration by the tax policymakers – ministry and revenue officials who frame India’s international tax and transfer pricing policies. For this purpose, the author adopts the perspective of the revenue/tax authorities.