|WNS (HOLDINGS) LTD filed this Form 20-F on 05/16/2018|
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We have no off-balance sheet arrangements or obligations.
Tax Assessment Orders
Transfer pricing regulations to which we are subject require that any international transaction among the WNS group enterprises be on arms-length terms. We believe that the international transactions among the WNS group enterprises are on arms-length terms. If, however, the applicable tax authorities determine that the transactions among the WNS group enterprises do not meet arms-length criteria, we may incur increased tax liability, including accrued interest and penalties. This would cause our tax expense to increase, possibly materially, thereby reducing our profitability and cash flows. We have signed an advance pricing agreement with the Government of India providing for the agreement on transfer pricing matters over certain transactions covered thereunder for a period of five years starting from April 2013. We have filed an application for a renewal of the advance pricing agreement for another five years starting from April 2018 and will continue to apply the same methodology as set out in the advance pricing agreement pending the renewal of the agreement. The applicable tax authorities may also disallow deductions or tax holiday benefits claimed by us and assess additional taxable income on us in connection with their review of our tax returns.
From time to time, we receive orders of assessment from the Indian tax authorities assessing additional taxable income on us and/or our subsidiaries in connection with their review of our tax returns. We currently have orders of assessment for fiscal 2004 through fiscal 2014 pending before various appellate authorities. These orders assess additional taxable income that could in the aggregate give rise to an estimated ₹2,830.0 million ($43.4 million based on the exchange rate on March 31, 2018) in additional taxes, including interest of ₹1,123.2 million ($17.2 million based on the exchange rate on March 31, 2018).