Clarification regarding treatment of tax paid under section 172(3)/(4) by a non-resident engaged in shipping business
Circular : No. 9/2001, dated 9-7-2001.
1. The Board had earlier issued Circular No. 730 regarding treatment of tax paid under section 172(3) by a non-resident engaged in the shipping business. Under the provisions of section 172, every time a ship belonging to or chartered by a non-resident makes a voyage from a port in India, carrying passengers, livestock, mail or goods shipped at a port in India, 7.5 per cent of the amount paid or payable on account of the carriage of the passengers etc. is deemed as the income and tax is levied on such income at a rate applicable to a foreign company.