KPMG in India’s Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) team welcomes you to this site. Our team caters to clients in the BFSI space such as banks, non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), insurance/reinsurance companies, foreign portfolio investors, stock-brokers, mutual funds, asset management companies, etc. The team consist of professionals from wide variety of backgrounds with deep knowledge and experience. 

Over the years, the banking and financial services space has undergone a major overhaul due to evolving regulations and keeping pace with these changes, the tax and regulatory regime has become more dynamic. Keeping the above challenges in mind, we provide a wide range of services including tax and regulatory compliance, regulatory approval assistance, advisory and litigation support. BFSI Tax Team has also been leading advocacy initiatives before the India’s apex tax administering authority i.e. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

The KPMG differentiator

Our BFSI practice is focused on finding opportunities and leveraging them to the advantage of clients through tailored and progressive approaches. The practice has been built upon complementary components of industry/sector knowledge, multifaceted tools and the ability to deliver services locally and globally.

The team has extensive experience in providing a wide range of tax and regulatory services to multinational companies in the financial services sector. We have senior advisors on board who in the past have worked with regulators, providing valuable perspective.

Our service offerings

We assist our clients in the following areas:

Tax advisory services

  • Conceptualisation and structuring of funds, entities and business arrangements 
  • Cash repatriation planning 
  • Advisory on taxation of dividend, interest, royalty/FTS
  • Beneficial ownership analysis
  • Analysis of applicability of General Anti-Avoidance Rule, Place of Effective Management, Permanent Establishment 
  • Analysis of indirect transfer provisions 
  • Multilateral impact analysis including Principal Purpose Test analysis
  • Equalisation levy/significant economic presence impact analysis
  • Advisory and implementation of setting up units in Gujarat International Financial Services Centre
  • Tax due diligence  

Compliance services

  • Assistance in preparing and filing of annual tax returns 
  • Obtaining lower withholding tax certificate 
  • Managed tax services in respect of TDS and other compliances
  • TDS health check up
  • Certification and remittance letters
  • FATCA compliance services
  • Transfer pricing compliance

Litigation Support / Tax Office Support/

Assessment/litigation support services including the following:

  • Assistance in preparation and filings of appeals before the Commissioner of Income-tax (Appeals) [CIT(A)], Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP) and Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT).
  • Assistance in preparation of technical submissions to be filed before CIT(A), DRP and ITAT and provide support for representation before CIT(A) and DRP to argue the appeals 
  • Assistance in preparation of advance ruling application and provide support for representation before the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR)/Board for Advance Ruling (BAR) for settling a tax position.
  • Assistance in drafting and presenting applications to the competent authority for Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) under the tax treaties.  
  • Briefing the company’s counsel on the factual position of the company’s matter for the purpose of such counsel’s appearance in appellate proceedings, before the CIT(A), ITAT, AAR, BAR, High Court and Supreme Court.Advance Pricing Arrangement 
  • Obtaining refunds from tax department
  • Tax technology tools
  • Advocacy and representation before the CBDT/Ministry of Finance

Regulatory services

  • Advise on matters relating to Company Law, Reserve Bank of India, Securities Exchange Board of India, Insurance Regulatory Development Authority, Foreign Direct Investment, FATCA regulations, etc.
  • Assistance in seeking regulatory licence/approvals i.e. banking, insurance, NBFCs, mutual fund registrations, broking, asset reconstruction companies, etc.
  • Assistance in representation before the regulators
  • Assistance in complying with regulatory due diligence

Foreign Portfolio Investor services

We have a dedicated team with vast and varied experience in providing focused services to FPIs. Our team of professionals have an in-depth knowledge of local laws, as well as practical experience with issues relating to FPIs’ investments into India.

Our experience and knowledge about the requirements of the FPI clientele and contemporary knowledge of the latest regulations in a wide array of jurisdictions enables us to assist in designing a tax efficient structure for investments by foreign entities.

We also conduct road shows, along with local custodian bankers, on tax developments in India.

We have good working relationships with all the leading Indian Designated Depository Participants (DDPs) and Custodians providing custody services to FPIs investing in India.

We have been providing services to hundreds of FPIs, and inter alia have been assisting our clients in the following areas:

  • Jurisdictional analysis for setting up of fund 
  • Assistance in preparation/reviewing FPI applications to be submitted to DDP
  • Assistance in obtaining Permanent Account Number
  • Computing capital gains tax liability on the sale transactions executed by the FPI
  • Computing and assisting in monitoring advance tax payments
  • Assisting in preparing and filing annual tax returns
  • Assisting in assessment/litigation support services.