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Elimination of Double Taxation

Double taxation shall be eliminated as follows:

  • (a) In India:
    • (i) Where a resident of India derives income which, in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, may be taxed in Korea, India shall allow as a deduction from the tax on the income of that resident, an amount equal to the tax paid in Korea.
    • Such deduction shall not, however, exceed that portion of the tax as computed before the deduction is given, which is attributable, as the case may be, to the income which may be taxed in India.
    • (ii) where, in accordance with any provision of the Agreement income derived by a resident of India is exempt from tax in India, India may nevertheless, in calculating the amount of tax on the remaining income of such resident, take into account the exempted income.
  • (b) In Korea:
    • Subject to the provisions of Korean tax law regarding the allowance as a credit against Korean tax of tax payable in any country other than Korea (which shall not affect the general principle hereof), the Indian tax payable (excluding in the case of a dividend, tax payable in respect of the profits out of which the dividend is paid) under the laws of India and in accordance with this Agreement, whether directly or by deduction, in respect of income from sources within India shall be allowed as a credit against Korean tax payable in respect of that income. The credit shall not, however, exceed that proportion of Korean tax which the income from sources within India bears to the entire income subject to Korean tax.