INCOME TAX ACT 1967 (ACT 53)
PART X - SUPPLEMENTAL
Chapter 2- Controlled companies and powers to protect the revenue in case of certain transactions
Section 141. Powers regarding certain transactions by non-residents.
(a) a person who is not resident for the basis year for a year of assessment carries on a business with another person who is resident for that basis year (that person, that other person and that year of assessment being in this section referred to as the non-resident, the resident and the relevant year respectively); andthe non-resident shall as regards the relevant year be taken to have a chargeable income and to be assessable and chargeable to tax thereon in the name of the resident by reference to the income which might be expected to arise from the business of the resident as if the resident were an agent of the non-resident.
(b) it appears to the Director General that, owing to the close connection between the resident and the non-resident and to the substantial control exercised by the non-resident over the resident, the course of business between them can be and is so arranged that the business done by the resident in pursuance of his connection with the non-resident produces to the resident in relation to the basis period for the relevant year either no income or a smaller income than that which might be expected to arise from that business,
(2) Where the true amount of the income from a business of the non resident cannot be readily ascertained for the purposes of subsection (1)-
(a) the Director General may, if he thinks fit, assess and charge the non-resident for the relevant year on a fair and reasonable percentage of the turnover of the business done by the non-resident through or with the resident (the percentage being determined in each case with regard to the nature of the business); and
(b) the provisions of this Act relating to the delivery of returns or particulars by persons acting on behalf of others shall extend so as to require returns or particulars of the business done by the non-resident through or with the resident to be furnished by the resident in the same manner as returns or particulars of income are to be delivered by persons acting for persons who are not resident.
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