CA Sandeep Kanoi
After Gujarat and Andhra High Court, Madras High Court too directs CBDT to extend due date of Filing Income Tax Return for A.Y. 2014-15 in Tax Audit cases to 30.11.2014.
in respect of writ application filed by All India Federation of Tax Practitioners, G Baskar, an advocate and CNGSN & Associates, a firm of chartered accountants Madras High Court Held that The CBDT is directed to consider the request of the assesses in general and consider the extension of the time for filing the return in tune with the order passed by them in F.No. 133/24/2014-TPL dated August 20. If eventually the petitioners claim is rejected, the consequences of section 234-A would automatically follow. The CBDT is directed to pass orders on or before September 30, 2014.
Hearing on the similar cases is also going on before Honorable Rajasthan and Bombay High Court. Next Hearing at Mumbai High Court is on 25.09.2014, while at Rajasthan High Court nest Hearing is scheduled on 26.09.2014.
Full text of the Judgment is as follows :-
IN THE MADRAS HIGH COURT
All India Federation of Tax Practitioners
CBDT, Government of India, Ministry of Finance
W.P. Nos. 25443 & 26306 to 26310 of 2014
Date- 24 September, 2014
These petitions coming on for orders upon pursuing the petitions and the respective affidavits filed in support thereof and upon bearing the arguments of M/S. DR Anita Sumanth, Advocate for the petitioner in WP 25443 and to 26306/14 and of Mr. R. Sivaraman advocate for the petitioner in writ petition 26307 to 26310/14 and of Mr. T. Pramod Kumar Chopda standing counsel taking notice for the Income Tax Department, the court made the following order:-
Mr. T. Pramod Kumar Chopda, learned standing counsel for the Income-tax Department takes notice. For the other respondents, the counsel for the petitioner shall take private notice returnable to three weeks.
“The Central Board of Direct Taxes is directed to consider the request of the assessees in general and consider the extention of time for filing the return, in tune with the order passed by them in F. No. 133/24/2014 TPL dated 20-8-2014. If eventually the petitioners’ claim is rejected, the consequences of section 234A would automatically follow. The Central Board of Direct Taxes is directed to pass orders on or before 30-9-2014.”
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