Implications and Opportunities of New India Tax and Global Lease Accounting Changes: Special Economic Zones

Implications and Opportunities of New India Tax and Global Lease Accounting Changes: Special Economic Zones


March 2011

Moderator: Captain Srinivas Karanam Speakers: Vikram Bapat, Executive Director - Tax and Regulatory Services, PwC Mr CJ Matthew, Development Commissioner, CSEZ, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India Amit Sureka, Chief Financial Officer, Eka Software Solutions As India and global businesses face the end to the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) tax scheme, many are weighing the risks and opportunities of moving to Special Economic Zones (SEZ). At the same time, new global financial accounting standards as well as India?s new Direct Tax Code (DTC) envision certain changes to corporate real estate?s impact on financial statements. How will these new rulings affect the future of India?s business competitiveness? Panelists from PwC and IBM will discuss changing regulations, the interface of India and global lease accounting standards and the practicalities of setting up and running an SEZ unit.

Keywords: Hong Kong Summit 2011

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