Direct Tax Services

Our services include – Tax Planning, Assessing Tax Liabilities & Risks, Filing of Returns. With your help, we make sure that your Return of Income is filed with the Department of Income Tax without any errors which would lead to a hassle-free assessment by the Department.

Direct Tax Services

Direct tax is a form of collecting taxes applicable on the general public by the means of their personal income and wealth generated and collected through formal channels and worthy government credentials such as Permanent account number and bank account details.

Section 2(c) of the Central Boards of Revenue Act, 1963 of India defines “direct tax” as follows:

  • any duty leviable (or) tax chargeable under
    • the Estate Duty Act, 1953 (34 of 1953.);
    • the Wealth-tax Act, 1957 (27 of 1957.);
    • the Expenditure-tax Act, 1957 (29 of 1957.);
    • the Gift-tax Act, 1958 (18 of 1958.);
    • the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961.)
    • the Super Profits Tax Act, 1963 (14 of 1963.); and
  • any other duty or tax which, having regard to its nature or incidence, may be declared by the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, to be a direct tax.″

List of Direct Tax Legal Services

Corporate tax advisory

  • Statutory compliance support
  • Tax diagnostic reviews to identify uncertain tax positions and ensure risk mitigation
  • Tax withholding health checks
  • Tax minimisation and optimisation strategies, availability of tax deductions, etc. and other tax planning ideas
  • Advise and plan optimisation of capital structure and debt equity ratio
  • Tax advise and optimisation on various transactions such as EPC contracts, turnkey contracts, etc.
  • Review of applicability of ICDS and related disclosures
  • Review of Ind-AS applicability and related action points
  • Review and applicability of POEM
  • Advise regarding applicability of GAAR Identification of uncertain tax positions for FIN-48 purpose

Tax compliance

  • Assistance in preparation and filing of withholding tax returns
  • Assistance in preparation and advise on advance tax payments and optimisation
  • Preparation and filing of corporate tax returns
  • Preparation and filing of overseas entity tax returns in India

International tax

Our objective is to help businesses achieve global tax efficiency by minimising tax incidence and reducing tax and compliance costs in multiple jurisdictions.

Our international tax services include:

  • Outbound investment advisory
  • Outbound due diligence
  • Advise on International tax treaties entered into by India and related tax planning
  • Advise on BEPS rules and the multi-lateral instrument entered in to by India
  • Applicability of BEPS and GAAR for international tax structures Advise on equalisation levy and other forms of digital payments such as cloud computing, etc.
  • Advise and provide assistance on specific provisions applicable to non-residents such as shipping companies, etc.
  • Advise on investment treaties signed by India
  • Assistance with Mutual Agreement
  • Procedure under the tax treaties
  • Assistance with preparation and filing for applications before the Authority for Advance Ruling.

    List of Legal Services Under
    Direct Tax Law & Practice

    Auditing and Certifications

    A trademark is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks.

    Income Tax Assessment / Scrutiny

    The regulatory authority for patents is the Patent Registrar under the office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks. Patents are valid for 20 years from the date of filing an application, subject to an annual renewal fee.

    Search / Seizure and PMLA Cases

    Registration is made, in person or via a representative, with the Copyright Office. Since 2016, copyright policy was moved to India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry. All IPRs are now administered by the Department for Industrial Property and Promotion (DIPP).

    Appeals to Commissioner (Appeal)

    The laws governing designs are the Designs Act 2000 and the Designs Rules 2001. Designs are valid for a maximum of ten years, renewable for a further five years.

    Appeals to ITAT

    The laws governing designs are the Designs Act 2000 and the Designs Rules 2001. Designs are valid for a maximum of ten years, renewable for a further five years.

    Appeals to High Court

    UVS litigates IP matters in India. The firm has extensive experience in highly sensitive, complicated and contentious Trademark, Patent, Design and Copyright litigations including formulation of strategies which are customized to each case.

    Legal Opinion on Income Tax Issues

    UVS litigates IP matters in India. The firm has extensive experience in highly sensitive, complicated and contentious Trademark, Patent, Design and Copyright litigations including formulation of strategies which are customized to each case.

    International Taxation

    UVS litigates IP matters in India. The firm has extensive experience in highly sensitive, complicated and contentious Trademark, Patent, Design and Copyright litigations including formulation of strategies which are customized to each case.

    Transfer Pricing

    UVS litigates IP matters in India. The firm has extensive experience in highly sensitive, complicated and contentious Trademark, Patent, Design and Copyright litigations including formulation of strategies which are customized to each case.

    TDS Matters

    UVS litigates IP matters in India. The firm has extensive experience in highly sensitive, complicated and contentious Trademark, Patent, Design and Copyright litigations including formulation of strategies which are customized to each case.

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    FAQ: IPR Services

    What are the list of IP matters handled by UVS?

    (1) all original and appellate proceedings relating to IP disputes, such as civil writ petitions, regular first appeals and first appeal orders;

    (2) all-new IP filings in the various IPR categories; and

    (3) IP suits, revocation applications, cancellation applications, appeals from the offices of the registrar of trademarks, controller of patents, copyright registrar, and all other proceedings under the provisions of: the Trade Marks Act of 1999; the Copyright Act of 1957; the Patents Act of 1970; the Designs Act of 2000; the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act of 1999; the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act of 2001; and the Semiconductor Act of 2000..

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