SECTION 92C OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961 – TRANSFER PRICING – COMPUTATION OF ARM’S LENGTH PRICE (ALP) – ACCEPTANCE OF ORDER OF HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY IN CASE OF VODAFONE INDIA SERVICES PVT. LTD.  50 TAXMANN.COM 300 (BOMBAY)
INSTRUCTION NO. 2/2015 [F.NO.500/15/2014-APA-I], DATED 29-1-2015
In reference to the above cited subject, I am directed to draw your attention to the decision of the High Court of Bombay in the case of Vodafone India Services Pvt. Ltd. for A.Y. 2009-10 (WP No.871/2014), wherein the Court has held, inter-alia, that the premium on share issue was on account of a capital account transaction and does not give rise to income and, hence, not liable to transfer pricing adjustment.
2. It is hereby informed that the Board has accepted the decision of the High Court of Bombay in the above mentioned Writ Petition. In view of the acceptance of the above judgment, it is directed that the ratio decidendi of the judgment must be adhered to by the field officers in all cases where this issue is involved. This may also be brought to the notice of the ITAT, DRPs and CsIT (Appeals).
3. This issues with the approval of Chairperson, CBDT.