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Service of Notice by E-Mail or Whats apps

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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Capital Gain Tax applicable on Transfers made by corporate entities under family arrangement /settlement

B.A.Mohota Textiles Traders Pvt. Ltd. Vs The Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax (Bombay High Court) - This appeal under Section 260A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (Act) challenges the order date 23.4.2002 of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Nagpur (Tribunal) relating to Assessment Year 1995- 96....

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Whether reassessment proceedings can be initiated on basis of CIT(A)’s directions

Raghunath Devchand Patil Vs Asst. Commissioner of Income Tax (Gujarat High Court) - It is the case on behalf of the petitioner that the assessment for A.Y 2008-2009 is sought to be reopen beyond the period of six years, solely on the directions issued by the learned CIT [A], which has been subsequently set-aside by the learned Tribunal. It is submitted that otherwise, the re-assess...

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No Action Can Be Taken against Tobacco Manufactures under FSSAI Act as it’s not a food product

Jayavilas Tobacco Traders LLP Vs The Designated Officer (Madras High Court) - The only submission made by the learned counsel for the petitioners is that the sale of tobacco would not attract the provisions of the enactment. He further submits that as per Rule 2.3.4 of the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations Act, 2011, tobacco shall n...

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No Penalty- When deeming provisions are applied for assessing income

Pr. CIT Vs. M/S Hariom Steels (P) Ltd. (Allahabad High Court) - Hon'ble Allahabad High Court has in the case of Hariom Steels Pvt Ltd has held that penalty cannot be levied when deeming provisions are applied for assessing income....

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Finding Fact of Settlement Commission is not Open to Judicial Review

ABC Dubash Mining & Anr. Vs. The Income Tax Settlement Commission & Ors. (Calcutta High Court) - A finding of fact made by the Settlement Commission is not open to judicial review unless it is established that, such finding of fact suffers from perversity or is vitiated due to bias or malice. None of the grounds known to law to upset a finding of fact returned by a Settlement Commission has bee...

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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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Capital Gain Tax applicable on Transfers made by corporate entities under family arrangement /settlement

B.A.Mohota Textiles Traders Pvt. Ltd. Vs The Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax (Bombay High Court)

This appeal under Section 260A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (Act) challenges the order date 23.4.2002 of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Nagpur (Tribunal) relating to Assessment Year 1995- 96....

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Whether reassessment proceedings can be initiated on basis of CIT(A)’s directions

Raghunath Devchand Patil Vs Asst. Commissioner of Income Tax (Gujarat High Court)

It is the case on behalf of the petitioner that the assessment for A.Y 2008-2009 is sought to be reopen beyond the period of six years, solely on the directions issued by the learned CIT [A], which has been subsequently set-aside by the learned Tribunal. It is submitted that otherwise, the re-assessment proceedings beyond six years is not...

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No Action Can Be Taken against Tobacco Manufactures under FSSAI Act as it’s not a food product

Jayavilas Tobacco Traders LLP Vs The Designated Officer (Madras High Court)

The only submission made by the learned counsel for the petitioners is that the sale of tobacco would not attract the provisions of the enactment. He further submits that as per Rule 2.3.4 of the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations Act, 2011, tobacco shall not be used as ingredients in […]...

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No Penalty- When deeming provisions are applied for assessing income

Pr. CIT Vs. M/S Hariom Steels (P) Ltd. (Allahabad High Court)

Hon'ble Allahabad High Court has in the case of Hariom Steels Pvt Ltd has held that penalty cannot be levied when deeming provisions are applied for assessing income....

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Finding Fact of Settlement Commission is not Open to Judicial Review

ABC Dubash Mining & Anr. Vs. The Income Tax Settlement Commission & Ors. (Calcutta High Court)

A finding of fact made by the Settlement Commission is not open to judicial review unless it is established that, such finding of fact suffers from perversity or is vitiated due to bias or malice. None of the grounds known to law to upset a finding of fact returned by a Settlement Commission has been substantiated in the facts of the pres...

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Addition u/s. 68 justified for Capital introduced by partner in assessee firm from sale of agricultural land with No documentary evidence to substantiate sale

R.A. Himmatsinghka & Co. Vs. Asst. CIT (Patna High Court)

AO cannot look into source of source, i.e., of third party only, however assessee’s case was different as the party was closely connected with the assessee. Firm as a partner thereof assessee clearly failed to produce the sale deeds of the sale of agricultural land by partner therefore was justified in making addition under section 68....

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PIL challenges 12% GST on Sanitary Napkins: [Read Petition]

Zarmina Israr Khan Vs Union of India & Anr. (Delhi High Court)

Petitioner is filing this Public Interest Litigation before this Hon’ble Court seeking recourse against the patently discriminatory and illegal treatment being meted out to the women of India by the unconstitutional and illegal imposition of a Goods and Services Tax at a high rate of 12% on sanitary napkins....

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Legal Services continued to be governed by reverse charge mechanism in GST: Delhi HC

J K Mittal & Company Vs. Union Of India & Ors. (Delhi High Court)

On Further hearing in the case of J K Mittal & Company Vs. Union Of India & Ors. on 18th July 2017, Delhi High Court has held that till further orders, all legal services provided by advocates, law firms of advocates, or LLPs of advocates will be continued to be governed by the reverse charge […]...

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Government Subsidy: Whether Of Revenue Or Capital In Nature?

CIT vs. Bhushan Steels and Strips Ltd. (Delhi High Court)

Whether the ITAT was correct in law in holding that the amount received by the assessee by way of exemption of sales tax payments was not a trading receipt but was a capital receipt, hence not liable to tax?...

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In absence of Original WhatsApp Forward Can’t be treated as Document

National Lawyears Campaign Vs Union of India & ORS (Delhi High Court)

What they believe to be information is a post circulated on WhatsApp platform or an alleged translation in a website. The alleged information is not claimed to be true to their knowledge. It is not even stated in the petition as to how the petitioners have formed a reasonable belief that the alleged post or the translation could be true o...

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