Calcutta High Court

Building under construction cannot be taxed as deemed let out property

CIT Vs M/s. National Engineering Industries Ltd. (Calcutta High Court)

Building being under construction during relevant previous year, the same could not be taxed applying provision of Section 23(1)(c) of Income Tax Act, 1961. ...

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Authorities have right to ask about inclusion of GST in Tender Price

Kakali Bera Vs. Union of India (Calcutta High Court)

Kakali Bera Vs. Union of India (Calcutta High Court) Tender process initiated by the tender notice dated April 27, 2017 is under challenge in the present writ petition. The petitioners were admittedly found to be technically qualified and their financial bids were opened. At the initial stage of the financial bid, the petitioners were dec...

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Calcutta HC upheld vires of Sections 7, 8 and 9 of IBC, 2016

Akshay Jhunjhunwala & Anr. Vs Union of India (Calcutta High Court)

Akshay Jhunjhunwala & Anr. Vs Union of India (Calcutta High Court) The petitioners have assailed the vires of Sections 7, 8 and 9 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. Learned Senior Advocate appearing for the petitioners has submitted that, the second respondent is a corporate debtor in respect of whom a proceeding under the [...

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Assessee entitled for Deduction U/s. 80GGB first time claimed before CIT(A) related to donation to political parties

CIT Vs. Britannia Industries Ltd. (Calcutta High Court)

Where assessee made donation to political parties, same was not claimed as a deduction nor claimed by filing a revised return nor made a claim before the AO but same was claimed first time before the CIT(A), assessee was entitled to deduction....

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HC on Validity of Service of notice by post, in person and then by affixture

Success Tours & Travels (P) Ltd. & Anr. Vs. ITO & Ors. (Calcutta High Court)

Service by post, which had been returned with the endorsement addressee not found, followed by an attempt at personal service and subsequent affixture would constitute substantial compliance of sec­tion 282 ...

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Prosecution under PMLA cannot be dropped for Acquittal by ICAI Disciplinary Committee

Mahesh Agarwalla Vs Assistant Director, (Calcutta High Court)

The findings of the Disciplinary Committee by no stretch of imagination can be said to be binding on the criminal court where the accusation is to be proved on the basis of evidence adduced before it in accordance with law. Moreover, the findings do not render the substratum of accusation of conspiracy between the petitioner and the other...

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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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WEF 15-12-2016 High court lost jurisdiction to hear Company Law petitions

Prasanta Kumar Mitra & Ors. Vs India Steam Laundry P. Ltd. & Ors. (Calcutta High Court)

Matter related to transitional provisions under section 68 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 1988, which bestowed jurisdiction to hear the case only on High Court, however, as in the case in point, the issue was transferred to NCLT under the 2013 Act, the NCLT would have jurisdiction, even though the amended section 68 had not been actual...

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Finding of incriminating material during search of third party is a pre-requisite for exercise of power U/s. 153C r.w. section 153A

CIT Vs Veerprabhu Marketing Ltd. (Calcutta High Court)

Materials such as books of account, documents or valuable assets found during a search should belong to a third party which would lead to an inference of undisclosed income of such third party. Such an inference should be recorded by the Assessing Officer having jurisdiction over the searched persons and communicated to the Assessing Offi...

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Calcutta Municipality cannot levy License Fee for Hoardings / Glow Signs

Vodafone Mobile Services Limited & Anr. Vs. The Kolkata Municipa l Corporation & Ors (Calcutta High Court)

The Corporation authorities have contended that, they have a policy guidelines of display of advertisement within the Kolkata Metropolitan area. Under such policy guidelines, the authorities are to look at the desirability of the content of the advertisement in the hoardings or glow signs. They are also to look at whether the hoardings or...

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