Onus of ensuring presence of deponent cannot be shifted to assessee

Principal Commissioner of Income Tax Vs Best Infrastructure (India) Pvt. Ltd. (Delhi High Court)

S. 68: Statements recorded u/s 132 (4) do not by themselves constitute incriminating material. A copy of the statement together with the opportunity to cross-examine the deponent has to provided to the assessee. If the statement is retracted and/or if cross-examination is not provided, the statement has to be discarded. The onus of ensuri...

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Section 80IA: Bottling of LPG amounts to manufacture: SC

CIT Vs M/s. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (Supreme Court of India)

The word ‘production’ has a wider connotation in comparison to ‘manufacture’, and any activity which brings a commercially new product into existence constitutes production. The process of bottling of LPG renders it capable of being marketed as a domestic kitchen fuel and, thereby, makes it a viable commercial product....

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6 Month limitation period commences from the date of receipt of order sought to be rectified by assessee

Liladhar T Khushlani Vs Commissioner or Customs (Gujrat High Court at Ahemdabad)

Feeling aggrieved and dissatisfied with the impugned order passed by the learned Central, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, West Zonal Bench, Ahmedabad (hereinafter referred to as CESTAT) dated 18/08/2015 by which the learned CESTAT has dismissed the rectification application on the ground that the said application has been preferr...

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Bottling of Gas Into Cylinder Amounts to Production for Section 80HH, 80I and 80IA: SC

CIT vs. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (Supreme Court)

Whether Bottling Of Gas Into Cylinder Amounts To Production For Claiming Of Deduction Under Sections 80HH, 80-I And 80-IA Of The Income Tax Act, 1961. Whether an activity constitutes production or manufacture for the purposes of sections 80HH, 80-I and 80-IA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred to as the 'Act') has remained p...

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Kerala HC allows IT Returns filing without Quoting of Aadhaar

Prasanth Sugathan Vs. Union Of India (High Court Of Kerala At Ernakulam)

Writ Petition (civil) praying inter alia that in the circumstances stated in the affidavit filed along with the WP(C) the High Court be pleased to issue an interim order, directing the resondents to allow the petitioner to file IT returns through e-filing or through Manual Filing without insisting on Aadhar number / Enrolment No., pending...

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Search, Re-Assessment etc. of Non-Existent Entity is Invalid

BDR Builders & Developers Pvt. Ltd Vs ACIT (Delhi High Court)

Proceedings under Section 148 of the Act which commenced with the notice dated 3rd April, 2012 issued to VBPPL were itself void ab initio for the simple reason that on that day VBPPL was not in existence as a result of the order dated 20th February, 2013 of the High Court approving its amalgamation with the Petitioner with effect from 1st...

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Assessee can raise additional claim at Appellate stage without filing Revised Return

CIT Vs Mukund Bhawan Trust (Bombay High Court)

Assessee is entitled to raise not merely additional legal submissions before the Appellate Authorities but is also entitled to raise additional claims. The Appellate Authorities have jurisdiction to deal with additional grounds, which were available when the return was filed....

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Tribunal cannot condone delay in filing Miscellaneous Application

DCIT Vs Hita Land Private Limited (ITAT Mumbai)

The Tribunal has been given power to admit an appeal after the expiry of the relevant period, if it is satisfied that there was sufficient cause for not presenting it within that period as per Section 253(5). However, this Tribunal is not enshrined with such powers in respect of a miscellaneous petition filed u/s 254(2) of the Income Tax ...

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HC Judgment on Addition for Sham Transaction in the hand of Partners

CIT Vs Vision Finstocks Ltd (Gujarat High Court at Ahmedabad)

CIT (Appeals) in a detailed judgement, reversed the order of the Assessing Officer holding that if at all the transaction was held to be sham, the additions can be made in the case of the firm and not the partners. ...

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Tenant can claim depreciation in respect of expense on leased premises

The Commissioner of Income Tax Central­- III V/s. M/s. Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital Ltd. (Bombay High Court)

A division bench of the Bombay High Court in CIT Vs. M/s.Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital Ltd has allowed a tenants’ claim for depreciation towards capital expenditure incurred on the leased premises....

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