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Case Name : Ahmednagar Investments Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)
Appeal Number : ITA No.7126/MUM/ 2018
Date of Judgement/Order : 31/05/2023
Related Assessment Year : 2014-15
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Ahmednagar Investments Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) Mumbai recently delivered a crucial verdict in the case of Ahmednagar Investments Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT. The ruling clarified the powers of Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals), or CIT(A), in enhancing an assessment that is not a subject of a rectification order under section 154 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

The ITAT, noted that the CIT(A)’s powers to enhance an assessment are not unlimited. In the context of rectification proceedings under section 154, the ITAT clarified that the CIT(A) cannot introduce new grounds that are unrelated to the original rectification proceedings. The tribunal further ruled that the CIT(A) could not exercise the power of enhancement in such cases as this goes beyond its jurisdiction.

This landmark judgement by the ITAT Mumbai provides crucial guidance on the scope and limits of the powers of the CIT(A) in the context of rectification orders under section 154. The decision underscores that while the CIT(A) possesses broad powers, these cannot be exercised in an unfettered manner, particularly in cases involving rectification proceedings. The ruling provides greater legal clarity and is likely to impact the way future rectification proceedings are carried out.

FULL TEXT OF THE ORDER OF ITAT MUMBAI

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