"05 May 2009" Archive

Shocking-95% Appeals By Deptt. Quashed By CESTAT – Bangalore

 Believe it, 90 per cent of the appeals filed by the Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax Department of our nation against assessees, who had received a favourable order at the lower level, have been dismissed by the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), South Zonal Bench, Bangalore during the year 2008. Out [&h...

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Income-tax Act is a “National Disgrace” – Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Supreme Court

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Judge, Supreme Court of India The Learned Judge laments that the Income-tax Act is a “national disgrace”. He says that it is unfortunate that the law is so complex that even practising Lawyers and Judges have to employ Chartered Accountants or tax experts to file their income tax returns. He [&h...

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Can the contents required in ITR (Income Tax Returns) be contrary to the statutory provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961?

In a landmark judgment Commissioner of Income Tax, Chennai Versus Chemplast Sanmar Limited – 2009 -TMI – 33295 – MADRAS HIGH COURT involving a question of law Honorable Court of Madras (Chennai) has upheld the decision of honorable Tribunal in the matter of CHEMPLAST SANMAR LTD. Versus DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INCOME T...

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Give copies of answer sheets under the Right to Information Act, court tells ICAI

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to provide students with certified copies of answersheets under the Right to Information Act. Justice S Ravindra Bhat dismissed contentions raised by the institute that answersheets fell beyond the purview of the RTI, holding that students we...

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New Pension System : A study in question answer mode

What is the New Pension System (NPS)? It is a system where individuals fund, during their work life, their financial security for old age when they no longer work. All those who join up would get a Permanent Retirement Account (PRA), which can be accessed online and through so-called points of presence (PoPs)....

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Bank of Baroda's (BoB) New York branch account was used to cook up Satyam balance sheet: SFIO

The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) investigating into the multi-thousand crore Satyam scam has found that the IT company’s Bank of Baroda’s (BoB) New York branch account was used to cook up its balance sheet. CNBC-TV18’s Pranshu Sikka reports. The SFIO has recommended an investigation into Bank of Baroda’s role ...

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