WASHINGTON: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Biden administration, as well as leaders from the corporate sector in the US, have welcomed as a very positive step the reforms undertaken by the Indian government, particularly the withdrawal of the retrospective tax.
In August, Parliament passed a bill to scrap a tax rule that gave the tax department power to go 50 years back and slap capital gains levies wherever ownership had changed hands overseas but business assets were in India. The bill provides for the government to refund the retro tax to companies provided all legal challenges are withdrawn.
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