New Delhi, Oct 29 : The RBI has granted permission to the Indian corporate to issue rupee denominated bonds outside India.
The matter of taxation of income from such bonds under the Income-tax Act, 1961 has been considered by the government, said a Finance Ministry release.
As per the RBI’s permit, it would now be possible to apply for off-shore dollar denominated bonds. So far as taxation of interest income from these rupee off-shore bonds in the case of non-resident investors is concerned, it is clarified that withholding tax at the rate of five percent will be included as the nature of final tax.
It has been decided that the capital gains, arising in case of appreciation of rupee between the date of issue and date of redemption against the foreign currency in which the investment is made. It would be exempted from the capital gains tax.
Legislative amendment in this regard will be proposed through the Finance Bill, 2016. (ANI)