Diwali greetings to SRRF colleagues!
Writing with a request for some guidance:
As part of one of our research studies, we are looking at Indian CSOs engagement with development cooperation. We have interviewed CSO voices some of who mentioned difficulties in terms of CSOs getting involved overseas to engage with development cooperation (in partnership with other agencies). In this regard, two specific queries were:
- Does the FCRA limit or prevent Indian CSOs from establishing subsidiary offices overseas? If so, in what way? Are the limitations strictly in terms of income tax liabilities?
- What does the Income Tax Act/ Direct Taxes Code state with regard to the above issue?
Would be most grateful if someone could throw some light on this?
Research Manager, Oxfam India