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Income Tax - I do not see what more can be done for the purposes of this motion. It cannot be that our rules and procedure are either so ancient or so rigid (or both) that without some antiquated formal service mode through a bailiff or even by beat of drum or pattaki, a party cannot be said to have been ‘properly’ served....

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Do Not Use Prefixes Like “Mr/Ms/Mrs/M/s” in Cause Title: Bombay HC

Income Tax - The Bombay High Court has issued a Circular dated April 3, 2017 directing the practitioners not to use prefixes like Mr/Ms/Mrs/M/s in the cause title of legal proceedings....

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Sale in course of import for Leasing Transactions: CST

Income Tax - In a recently pronounced judgment in the case of Hewlett Packard Financial Services vs The State of Karnataka, The Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Audit) (‘Revenue’), the Karnataka High Court dealt with the issue relating to entitlement of VAT exemption by virtue of Section 5(2) of the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 (‘CST Act...

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Recent case laws applicable to NGOs / Charitable Trusts

Income Tax - [2015] 55 taxmann.com 255 (SC) SUPREME COURT OF INDIA Queen’s Educational Society v. Commissioner of Income-tax *In favour of assessee Where a surplus was made by educational institution which was ploughed back for educational purposes, said institution was to be held to be existed solely for educational purpose and not for purpose ...

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Compilation of recent important Income-tax Rulings 2016

Income Tax - Sec 194J TDS inapplicable on payments in kind, allows relief to SRK company [Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd - ITA No.5271/Mum/2013 (Mum)]: Mumbai ITAT deletes expense disallowance u/s 40(a)(ia) in case of Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. for AY 2010-11, holds no Sec 194J TDS for payments made in kind to actors; Relies on SC ru...

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Bombay HC bans mobile, cameras etc. inside Court Halls

Income Tax - All the parties/litigants and public at large are hereby informed that they shall not take mobile phones, cameras or audio/video recording devices and shall not record anything using them inside the Court Halls....

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HC bans adjournments for non-availability of papers or Counsel

Income Tax - Bombay High court in a notice informed that No adjournments will be granted on the ground that papers or counsel duly instructed are not available....

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TAR/ITR Due Date – Writ in Punjab & Haryana High Court

Income Tax - Vishal Garg & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Anr. (Punjab & Haryana High Court), CWP- 19770 -2015, Dated- 15.09.2015 High Court Directed CBDT to Extend due date of ITR from existing 30.09.2015 to 31st October 2015. Court also provided future guidelines for issuing forms. Check Link- Tar Audit/ ITR date extended to 31st October 2015...

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HC vacates stay on appearance of non advocates before VAT Authorities

Income Tax - On applications filed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for impleadment and vacation of stay, the Hon’ble Lucknow Bench of Allahbad High Court has modified its order dated 6th August, 2014 vide its order dated 20.08.2014 and consequently Chartered Accountants and non advocates would continue to be permitted to appear be...

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Advocates only can appear before Income Tax Authorities

Income Tax - In a very interesting move which may not be a good news for practicing CA, CS, CMA etc. who are engaged in practice in the area of Law and taxation,  Rajasthan Tax Bar Association have filed a petition before  Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCIT), Rajasthan and urged him  to not to allow any one […]...

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Addition justified for Voluntarily admitted tax liability retracted after 2 years

PR. CIT (C)-2 Vs Avinash Kumar Setai (Delhi High Court) - The Court is not satisfied that the retraction made by the Assessee two years after the declaration was bonafide. There was no satisfactory explanation for not including the said amount in the return of income filed by the Assessee on 26th September, 2009....

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Interest on FD interest used as LC Margin Money for Industry set-up is taxable as Other Income

CIT Vs M/S Bhawal Synthetics (Rajasthan High Court) - In the case in hand, it is not in dispute that the assessee had income of interest through FDRs and while setting off that the Assessing Officer as well as the ITAT did not examine the aspect as to under which provision the assessee claimed deduction or set off his income from other sources against ...

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DRI has no locus standi to file writ petition under Article(s) 226/227 of Constitution of India

Union of India Vs M/s. Padmini Polymers Ltd & ANR (Delhi High Court) - The division bench of Delhi High Court, in UOI v. Padmini Polymers Ltd & Anr, held that Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has no jurisdiction to file Writ Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India against the order of the Settlement Commission....

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HC cannot entertain appeals related to determination of disputes relating to tax ability of services or excisability of goods

Commissioner Service Tax Vs DLF Golf Resorts Ltd. (Punjab & Haryana High Court) - Section 35L is being amended so as to clarify that determination of disputes relating to tax ability or excisability of goods is covered under the term 'determination of any question having a relation to rate of duty' and hence, appeal against Tribunal orders in such matters would lie before the Sup...

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Operating profit is Relevant in deciding Interest Waiver Application

Pioneer Overseas Corporation USA Vs CIT (Delhi High Court) - Fact that the Assessee is a part of DuPont, a global conglomerate which had in 2011 $37.96 billion in net sales and $6.253 billion as operating profit , cannot be said to be an irrelevant factor in considering whether any genuine hardship was undergone by the Petitioner....

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Don’t rely merely on Head Notes / Placitum of Law Journals: HC

MEMO No. 649/2017 - (27/04/2017) - During the assessment of judgments of Judicial Officers, it is noticed that many Judicial Officers have reproduced the Head Note/Placitum from the relevant Journals relating to High Court/ Supreme Court judgments. Needless to mention that the Head Note is a creation of the Edition Board. ...

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Commercial rights in the nature of intangible assets eligible for depreciation

I.T.A. No. 496/Delhi/2014 - (15/04/2015) - A reading of the agreement between STL and the assessee clarifies that a specific amount, i.e., Rs.9 Crores was paid by the assessee to the transferor who owned commercial rights towards the network and the facilities. The consideration was a specific value but for which the network would not have b...

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EPF & MP Act, 1952 applicable to 'rusk' manufacturing industries

LC-4/5/13/judgement/pt.11227 - (07/08/2014) - The petitioner establishment contended that since manufacturing of 'rusk' is not mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Act, therefore the EPF & MP Act, 1952 is not applicable to them....

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Norms & Procedure For Designation Of Advocates As Senior Advocates

Notification No. 298/2013 - Income Tax - (24/10/2013) - Notification No. 298/2013 - Income Tax (1) Fifteen years standing at the Bar. In calculating the 15 years standing at the Bar, services rendered as Judicial Officer shall be taken into consideration; (2) Annual declared gross income from profession should not be less than Rs.7,00,000/- for the past...

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EPF – Mere filing of appeal without obtaining any relief from the Appellate authority shall not preclude or prohibit the authorities to proceed further in the matter for recovery of the amount

NA - (01/08/2011) - Please find enclosed herewith a copy of judgement dated 15/6/2011 delivered by Honourable Division Bench of Gujarat High Court in the matter of EPFO Vs. Roll well Forge Ltd. on the issue of initiating recovery action before expiry of limitation period of appeal prescribed under Sec.7-1 of the Act. W...

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Addition justified for Voluntarily admitted tax liability retracted after 2 years

PR. CIT (C)-2 Vs Avinash Kumar Setai (Delhi High Court)

The Court is not satisfied that the retraction made by the Assessee two years after the declaration was bonafide. There was no satisfactory explanation for not including the said amount in the return of income filed by the Assessee on 26th September, 2009....

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Interest on FD interest used as LC Margin Money for Industry set-up is taxable as Other Income

CIT Vs M/S Bhawal Synthetics (Rajasthan High Court)

In the case in hand, it is not in dispute that the assessee had income of interest through FDRs and while setting off that the Assessing Officer as well as the ITAT did not examine the aspect as to under which provision the assessee claimed deduction or set off his income from other sources against […]...

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DRI has no locus standi to file writ petition under Article(s) 226/227 of Constitution of India

Union of India Vs M/s. Padmini Polymers Ltd & ANR (Delhi High Court)

The division bench of Delhi High Court, in UOI v. Padmini Polymers Ltd & Anr, held that Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has no jurisdiction to file Writ Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India against the order of the Settlement Commission....

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HC cannot entertain appeals related to determination of disputes relating to tax ability of services or excisability of goods

Commissioner Service Tax Vs DLF Golf Resorts Ltd. (Punjab & Haryana High Court)

Section 35L is being amended so as to clarify that determination of disputes relating to tax ability or excisability of goods is covered under the term 'determination of any question having a relation to rate of duty' and hence, appeal against Tribunal orders in such matters would lie before the Supreme Court....

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Operating profit is Relevant in deciding Interest Waiver Application

Pioneer Overseas Corporation USA Vs CIT (Delhi High Court)

Fact that the Assessee is a part of DuPont, a global conglomerate which had in 2011 $37.96 billion in net sales and $6.253 billion as operating profit , cannot be said to be an irrelevant factor in considering whether any genuine hardship was undergone by the Petitioner....

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Mere furnishing Shareholders ID not sufficient to discharge onus u/s 68

M/s. B.R. Petrochem Pvt. Ltd. Vs The Income Tax Officer (Madras High Court)

In B.R Petrochem Pvt Ltd Vs. ITO, the division bench of the Madras High Court held that mere furnishing of identity of shareholders by the asseessee would not sufficient to discharge their onus under section 68 of the Income Tax Act. While confirming the addition made against the assessee, the bench ruled that the assessee must prove the ...

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HC set aside Assessment Order merely based on web report

Tvl.Sri.Kumaraguru Traders, Vs The Commercial Tax Officer (Madras High Court)

Impugned order of assessment was made based on the Web Report, the Assessing Authority is not justified in passing the impugned order of assessment, without furnishing the details of such report and without conducting any enquiry at all levels....

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Arbitrator cannot Lift Corporate Veil: Delhi HC

Sudhir Gopi Vs Indira Gandi National Open Univercity and ANR. (Delhi High Court)

Decision of the arbitral tribunal to pierce the corporate veil is fundamentally flawed. It falls foul of the fundamental policy of Indian law that recognises that a company is an independent juristic person....

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No Benefit under IDS 2016 if Search initiated after launching of scheme

Surendra Pal Singh Sahni Vs The Director General of Income Tax (Rajasthan High Court)

Court be very slow in interpreting the statutes where intention legislature is to curb the evasion of tax. This is a peculiar where the Government has granted the benefit under the only to the persons who are not covered under Section and other proceedings....

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Salary denial for not opening Salary a/c with employers bank is illegal

T.M.Dinesh Kumar Vs Malabar Cancer Centre Socity (Kerala High Court)

Petitioners insist that they should get salary through the existing account with the SBI itself without insisting them to open accounts with the IDBI. Therefore, denial of salary to the petitioners on the ground that they did not open account with IDBI bank is illegal....

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