Debt Funding Options in India – Types, Tax Implications, and Regulatory Regime

Webinar | May 18, 2021 | 2:30 PM India Time / 4:00 PM Vietnam Time / 5:00 PM China Time

Investment into companies can typically be in the form of equity or debt funding.

However, debt funding is often preferred over equity funding as it allows the company to retain full control while securing funds for necessary expansion in India.

Other benefits of debt funding include a structured repayment plan, downside protection, and efficient tax planning options for investors.

Debt funding in India requires careful consideration of various laws and regulations – such as compliance under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), applicability of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and enactment of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules under the Indian tax regime, among others.

Moreover, multiple options are available for foreign companies in India for securing funding. These options can broadly be categorized intro long-term and short-term sources of finance, and include non-convertible debentures (NCBs), external commercial borrowings (ECBs), working capital loans, among a host of other alternatives.

On May 18, Business Advisory Services Senior Associate Vikas Saluja will discuss the dynamics of debt funding in India. During his presentation, Vikas will cover:

  • Overview of debt funding in India
  • Analysis of funding options – NCBs, ECBs, etc.
  • How to channelize funds into the Indian entity
  • Tax implications – corporate tax, DTAA, capital gains tax, etc.
  • Common issues and redressal mechanisms in India

Join us in this webinar to understand the various debt funding options available for companies in India and learn which option will be beneficial for your company from a tax and regulatory perspective.       

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