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Indian update: Supreme Court allows treaty benefits to Mauritian residents

In a landmark judgment (Union of India v Azadi Bachao Andolan), the Supreme Court of India has upheld the validity of Circular 789 dated April 13 2000 issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarifying that a Certificate of Residence issued by the Mauritian authorities would constitute sufficient evidence for accepting the status of residence as well as beneficial ownership for claiming benefits under Indo-Mauritian Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)

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