MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
New Delhi, the 19th February, 2018
S.O. 731(E).—Whereas, an Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of Kenya for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income was signed at Nairobi, Kenya on the 11th July, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as the said Agreement);
And whereas, the said Agreement entered into force on the 30th day of August, 2017, being the date of the later of the notifications of the completion of the procedures required by the respective laws for entry into force of the said Agreement, in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 31 of the said Agreement;
And whereas, sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph 3 of Article 31 of the said Agreement provided that the provisions of the said Agreement shall have effect in India in respect of income derived in any fiscal year beginning on or after the first day of April following the calendar year in which the said Agreement enters into force;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 90 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby notifies that all the provisions of said Agreement, as annexed hereto shall be given effect to in the Union of India.