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March 30, 2021

Thursday, April 15 | India - Attracting foreign investment through trade, incentive and tax policy measures (11:30 am ET)

With its large consumer market, infrastructure investments and highly skilled labor force, India has historically attracted significant foreign investment. Ongoing global geopolitical trends and trade policies may accentuate opportunities for investment.

India has also recently adopted significant policy measures to encourage economic activity. This includes federal incentive regimes for manufacturing in specific sectors (through cash incentive based "Production Linked Incentive scheme") and in certain services sectors as well. State governments are also actively promoting various sector-specific incentive programs (across information technology, electric vehicles, textile, biotechnology, medical devices, etc.) as they compete for investment activity. Along with measures like reducing its top corporate tax rate from 35% to 17% or 25% for Indian companies and abolishing the dividend distribution tax regime, the tax and incentive framework is generating significant interest.

Join our panelists as they analyze the impact of these recent developments, including:

  • Key global geopolitical and economic factors driving investment opportunities in India
  • Federal and state incentive policies — sector insights, qualification criteria, key considerations and practical experiences
  • Tax incentives, including rate cuts and distribution tax abolishment

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT New York; 8:30-9:30 a.m. PDT Los Angeles

Registration: View archive here.


Sudhir Kapadia, Partner and Tax Leader, Ernst & Young LLP (India)

Uday Pimprikar, Partner and Indirect Tax Leader, Ernst & Young LLP (India)

Jayashree Parthasarathy, Partner, Indirect Tax, Ernst & Young LLP (India)


Ravi Vishwanath, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP (US) and EY Americas India Business Network Leader

CPE credit offered: up to 1.2 depending on duration. Recommended field of study: Taxes. Learning objective: Discuss India's recent investment-related tax and policy reforms and understand both the economic drivers of investment opportunities and specific federal and state tax incentives. This intermediate-level, group internet-based course has no prerequisites or advanced preparation. Final CPE award to be based on content, polling and length of participation. See CPE FAQ for more information.

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