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Method for Elimination of Double Taxation

(1) The laws in force in either of the Contracting States will continue to govern the taxation of income in the respective Contracting States except where provisions to the contrary are made in this Convention.

(2) It is agreed that double taxation shall be avoided in accordance with the following paragraphs of this Article.


  • (a) The amount of Italian tax payable under the laws of Italy and in accordance with the provisions of this Convention, whether directly or by deduction by a resident of India, in respect of income from sources within Italy which has been subjected to tax both in India and Italy, shall be allowed as a credit against the Indian tax payable in respect of such income but in an amount not exceeding that proportion of Indian tax which such income bears to the entire income chargeable to Indian tax.
  • (b) For the purposes of the credit referred to in sub-paragraph (a) above, where the resident of India is a company by which surtax is payable, the credit to be allowed against Indian tax shall be allowed in the first instance against the income-tax payable by the company in India and, as to the balance, if any, against the surtax payable by it in India.


  • (a) If a resident of Italy owns items of income which are taxable in India, Italy, in determining its income taxes specified in Article 2 of this Convention, may include in the basis upon which such taxes are imposed the said items of income, unless specific provisions of this Convention otherwise provide. In such a case, Italy shall deduct from the taxes so calculated the Indian tax on income, but in an amount not exceeding that proportion of the aforesaid Italian tax which such items of income bear to the entire income. On the contrary, no deduction will be granted if the item of income is subjected in Italy to a final withholding tax by request of the recipient of the said income in accordance with the Italian law.
  • (b) For the purposes of paragraphs 3 and 4 of this Article, where tax on business profits, dividends, interests, royalties or fees for technical services arising in a Contracting State is exempted or reduced in accordance with the taxation laws of that State, such tax which has been exempted or reduced shall be deemed to have been paid.

(5) Income which is in accordance with the provisions of this Convention is not to be subjected to tax in a Contracting State may be taken into account for calculating the rate of tax to be imposed in that Contracting State on other income.