"06 May 2022" Archive

Amount received for ‘support services’ cannot be taxed as ‘Fees for Included Services’

Russell Reynolds Associates Inc. Vs DCIT (International Taxation) (ITAT Delhi)

Russell Reynolds Associates Inc. Vs DCIT (International Taxation) (ITAT Delhi) Facts- The Appellant, incorporated under the laws of the United States of America, filed its Income-tax return for relevant assessment showing income being royalty income received from Russell Reynolds Associates India Private Limited in terms of ‘Licensing A...

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Suppression of community, for availing employment related benefit, is bad in law

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research Vs Shri. D. Ganesan (Madras High Court)

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research Vs Shri. D. Ganesan (Madras High Court) Facts- The short question that arises for consideration is whether the 1st respondent who has admittedly submitted a fake/ false certificate as belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) Community, though the 1st respondent admittedly belonged to Back ward Class (BC) ...

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Addition, based on uncorroborated entries, without appropriate evidence is unsustainable

ACIT Vs. Shri B.S. Yediyurappa Vs  (ITAT Bangalore)

The entire case of the department is based on the un-corroborated entries found in the computer server which were retrieved by using the forensic tools. These alleged documents collected by the department from the computers of M/s.RNS Infrastructure Ltd., cannot be described as evidence so as to fasten the tax liability on the present ass...

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TDS not deductible on Payment to foreign insurer not having PE in India

Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

There is absolutely no dispute that the foreign reinsurers does not have any place of business in India / permanent establishment in India / branch established in India / Liaison office in India. Hence, any payment made by the assessee company to such foreign insurers would not be chargeable to tax in the hands of the foreign reinsurers i...

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Court cannot interfere on question of construction of contract which is reasonably interpreted by Arbitral Tribunal.

Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPNL) Vs Cobra Instalaciones Y. Services (Delhi High Court)

The impugned award rests on interpretation of certain clauses of the Agreements executed between the parties. As noted above, the question of construction of a contract falls squarely within the jurisdiction of the Arbitral Tribunal....

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Invocation of extraordinary writ jurisdiction under Article 226 unjustified when effective alternative remedy is available

Chengalam Service Co-Operative Bank Ltd. Vs Rajkumar (Kerala High Court)

It is a settled position that the High Court do not ordinarily entertain a writ petition under Art.226 of the Constitution of India if an effective alternative remedy is available to the aggrieved person or if the statute itself provides for a mechanism for redressal of the grievance....

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Non-agreement on arbitrator not a justifiable ground to dispense with invocation of arbitration under Section 21

Malvika Rajnikant Mehta Vs JESS Construction (Bombay High Court)

Malvika Rajnikant Mehta Vs JESS Construction (Bombay High Court) Facts- The applicants executed a deed of conveyance in favour of the respondent. The Conveyance Deed provided for a mechanism for resolution of dispute between the parties through arbitration to be presided over by Mr. Kirti K. Shah, an Architect, as the sole Arbitrator. Ass...

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Arbitration, in absence of third party, leads the proceeding non-arbitrable

South India Biblical Seminary Vs Indraprastha Shelters Pvt. Ltd. (Karnataka High Court)

The petitioner, while thus admitting creation of third party rights, proposes adjudication of its right to recover possession of the subject apartments in the absence of these third parties....

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Arbitral Tribunal should address application on discovery and inspection first before addressing jurisdiction plea

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. Vs Discovery Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. (Supreme Court of India)

Held that the first Arbitral Tribunal deferred a decision on the two applications until the issue of jurisdiction was decided. The net result is that the applications for discovery and inspection which were crucial to ONGC’s claim that there existed functional, financial and economic unity between DEPL and JDIL remained to be decided be...

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Using registered mark ‘MakeMyTrip’ by booking.com on Google Ads Program would amount to trademark infringement

Makemytrip India Private Limited Vs Booking.Com B. V. (Delhi High Court)

This Court is prima facie of the opinion that the use of the Plaintiff's registered mark 'MakeMyTrip' on the Google Ads Program as a keyword would amount to trademark infringement....

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