responsibility of individual nations to collaborate and agree upon the recommendations. The final action plans are expected to be rolled out by 2014/2015. Whatever may be the outcome, the BEPS project will undoubtedly have an amplified effect on the behaviour of the Indian tax authorities and may potentially be a game changer for cross-border trade. It is imperative that companies should analyse the potential impact of the BEPS project and ponder on the need for any potential re-alignment in their structures. The developments emerging at the
September 2014 G20 meeting in Australia should be closely monitored.
With inputs from Siddharth Ajmera, manager, PwC
The author is executive director, tax & regulatory services, PwC India