APA fees – Govt to levy arm’s length user charge

- Ameya Kunte

APA guidelines have received a mixed reaction… but one thing that has certainly been criticised is high value of APA filing fees.


A fee ranging from Rs 1 million to Rs 2 million in my view is reasonable given the quantum of efforts involved even from Revenue’s side to arrive at APA. I agree with and appreciate Mukesh Butani’s comment that “I am glad that the Government has started believing in levy of user charges at arm’s length at least insofar as APA seekers are concerned – it would certainly discourage a non-serious player from knocking the APA doors and waste precious time!”