"18 March 2017" Archive

Section 35F do not bar Pre-Deposit out of CENVAT Credit Account

M/s.Manaksia Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Central Excise, Haldia (CESTAT Kolkata)

In view of the above observations, the view taken by the First Appellate Authority, that deposit under Section 35F (i) cannot be made from CENVAT Credit Account, is not the correct appreciation of law so long as the CENVAT Credit is permissible for utilisation as per Rule 3(4) of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004. Accordingly, appeal filed ...

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No deduction denial for mere non approval from Prescribed Authority: HC

M/S Shrikar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. Vs CIT (Allahabad High Court)

HC held that that it was inappropriate and illegal on the part of Director General, Income Tax (Exemptions) not to take a decision on Assessee's application filed for seeking approval as required under Section 80IB(7)(c). ...

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Bombay HC on eligibility for Benefit of Kar Vivad Scheme,1998

Sadhana Textile Mills Private Ltd., Vs Union of India (Bombay High Court)

In the light of the above factual position and the two Judgments of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, it is conceded equally by the Department that their stand, as contained in the impugned letter, is unsustainable in law. The matter is covered by the said two Judgments. In the circumstances, we allow this writ petition and quash and se...

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Corporate veil can be lifted if Company is used as a means to evade tax

Ajay Surendra Patel Vs DCIT (Gujarat High Court)

Hc held that opinion that such a huge tax evasion cannot be so lightly permitted on account of any hyper-technicality. The concept of lift or piercing of corporate veil, as sometimes referred to as cracking the corporate shell, is applied by the Courts sparingly...

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CBEC Partner Connectivity Protocol

CBEC Partner Connectivity Protocol – Solution for CBEC field formations managed by Custodians (under the HCCAR, 2009) requiring IT infrastructure and connectivity with CBEC Data Centre...

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India’s Cash Deliverance

The financial sector in India is currently experiencing a golden age, and its biggest driver is the effort to move toward a less-cash economy. With reports suggesting that around 95% of all the transactions in the country were made using cash until very recently, it is a well-known fact that the life blood of the Indian economy has been c...

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Revision in Premium Rates for Motor Third Party Insurance Covers

Ref: IRDA/NL/MTP/2017-18/EXDRF (03/03/2017)

For the financial year 2017-18, the Third Party insurance premiums rates for various categories of vehicles have been arrived at as follows:...

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Prime Minister Modi and the new art of Public Governance

In 1959, Arthur Bonner wrote a telling piece Indias masses: The Public Cant be reached. Chronicling challenges of public governance in a newly independent country, Bonner highlighted lack of effective communication as a serious barrierfor developing nationhood and a common purpose. ...

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The Modi Effect

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is beginning to be described as the most powerful head of government India has had since the heyday of Indira Gandhi. Even senior opposition leaders are now acknowledging this, with one of the senior most from the Congress party recently describing him as the most dominant political leader....

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Building a New Delhi Consensus

What kind of great power will India be? Is greatness an index of raw power - economic, military and political — or is it variable of a countrys ability to punch above its weight? While tipping one’s hat to the already robust debate in New Delhi’s strategic community about India’s future as a leading power,...

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