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Summary of Delhi HC decision on Constitutional Validity of ICDS

Income Tax - The High Court held that the power to enact a validation law is an essential legislative power that can be exercised, in the context of the Act, only by the Parliament and not by the executive. If done so it would be ultra vires the Act and Article 141 read with Article 144 and 265 of the Constitution. Thus, in context of the amendment t...

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Export Vis A Vis Place of Provision

Income Tax - A. THE LOCUS STANDI OF PLACE OF PROVISION The fiscal laws are intra territorial legislation, take for any taxation law, be it income tax or value added taxes, they sought to tax the “subject” only within the landmass of India. Contrarily Civil and Criminal legislations such as FEMA, extends to exterior jurisdictions as well, majorly t...

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Service of Notice by E-Mail or Whats apps

Income Tax - I do not see what more can be done for the purposes of this motion. It cannot be that our rules and procedure are either so ancient or so rigid (or both) that without some antiquated formal service mode through a bailiff or even by beat of drum or pattaki, a party cannot be said to have been ‘properly’ served....

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Do Not Use Prefixes Like “Mr/Ms/Mrs/M/s” in Cause Title: Bombay HC

Income Tax - The Bombay High Court has issued a Circular dated April 3, 2017 directing the practitioners not to use prefixes like Mr/Ms/Mrs/M/s in the cause title of legal proceedings....

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Sale in course of import for Leasing Transactions: CST

Income Tax - In a recently pronounced judgment in the case of Hewlett Packard Financial Services vs The State of Karnataka, The Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Audit) (‘Revenue’), the Karnataka High Court dealt with the issue relating to entitlement of VAT exemption by virtue of Section 5(2) of the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 (‘CST Act...

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Guidelines for accreditation of media personnel reporting: Delhi HC invite suggestions

Income Tax - The Delhi High Court has constituted a committee under the Chairpersonship of Justice (Retd.) Ruma Pal on the subject 'Media reporting in courts —balancing free press, fair trial and integrity of judicial proceedings.'...

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Bombay HC bans mobile, cameras etc. inside Court Halls

Income Tax - All the parties/litigants and public at large are hereby informed that they shall not take mobile phones, cameras or audio/video recording devices and shall not record anything using them inside the Court Halls....

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HC bans adjournments for non-availability of papers or Counsel

Income Tax - Bombay High court in a notice informed that No adjournments will be granted on the ground that papers or counsel duly instructed are not available....

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TAR/ITR Due Date – Writ in Punjab & Haryana High Court

Income Tax - Vishal Garg & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Anr. (Punjab & Haryana High Court), CWP- 19770 -2015, Dated- 15.09.2015 High Court Directed CBDT to Extend due date of ITR from existing 30.09.2015 to 31st October 2015. Court also provided future guidelines for issuing forms. Check Link- Tar Audit/ ITR date extended to 31st October 2015...

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HC vacates stay on appearance of non advocates before VAT Authorities

Income Tax - On applications filed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for impleadment and vacation of stay, the Hon’ble Lucknow Bench of Allahbad High Court has modified its order dated 6th August, 2014 vide its order dated 20.08.2014 and consequently Chartered Accountants and non advocates would continue to be permitted to appear be...

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CIT can consider all aspects which were subject matter of AO’s order, if in his opinion, they are erroneous

Bses Rajdhani Power Ltd. Vs. Principal Commissioner Of Income Tax (Delhi High Court) - Lack of opportunity at the revisional stage under Section 263 does not vitiate the entire order, or the proceedings; rather it is a curable defect. Court is of the opinion that the ruling in Commissioner of Income tax v Amitabh Bacchan 2016 SCC Online SC 484 is decisive; it upholds the power of the ...

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Goods cannot be detained merely because Invoice contains Wrong Address or on mere suspicion

M/s. Magnetic Auto Controls Pvt. Limited Vs The Commercial Tax Officer (Madras High Court) - Respondent was required to consider as to merely because the notified party in the commercial invoice contains an address in Chennai, can the transaction be suspected to be one for sale within the State of Tamil Nadu. In fact, when the Detention Notice was issued on suspicion, there was no tangible ...

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ITO cannot initiate proceedings under Section 263

CIT Vs Shri Jheendu Ram (Allahabad High Court) - An order cannot be revised by the equally situated or equally ranked authority or by any authority who is not authorised under the law. In the instant case the authorised authority is none else but the Commissioner of Income Tax or Principal Commissioner of Income Tax....

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Registration under FCRA cannot be denied to society on mere bald report on use of Foreign Contribution

DR R N Gupta Technical Education Society Vs Union of India (Delhi High Court) - The petitioner - a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 - has filed the present petition impugning communications dated 01.08.2014 and 07.12.2015 (hereafter referred to as the impugned communications)...

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Poultry Feed Supplements are classifiable as Poultry Feed and not as medicines or drug

M/S Golden Streak Drug & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Vs. Commissioner Trade Tax (Allahabad High Court) - Now it is well settled that as also need of common parlance that an animal feed supplement or cattle feed supplement or poultry feed supplement or balanced cattle feed or poultry feed is actually used as energy nutrients as well as nutrients rich with substance needs for strengthening the body and i...

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Lawyers & Litigants-In-Person to get info of Defects in Cases via Email

No. 460/IT/DHC - (04/08/2017) - Henceforth the lawyers and litigants-in-person shall also be provided with the details of defects of their filed cases via e-mail in addition to the SMS alert already being received about the defects....

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P&H HC directs subordinate courts to record Aadhaar No. of Parties

No. 1588 1588/Spl. C.B.2 - (17/07/2017) - Directions be issued to all the District And Sessions Judges In the States of Punjab, Haryana and U.T. Chandigarh for directing the officials concerned to start capturing/ entering the Aadhar Number of the parties while entering the cases in CIS 2.0. The members of the Bar may be requested to provid...

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Don’t rely merely on Head Notes / Placitum of Law Journals: HC

MEMO No. 649/2017 - (27/04/2017) - During the assessment of judgments of Judicial Officers, it is noticed that many Judicial Officers have reproduced the Head Note/Placitum from the relevant Journals relating to High Court/ Supreme Court judgments. Needless to mention that the Head Note is a creation of the Edition Board. ...

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Commercial rights in the nature of intangible assets eligible for depreciation

I.T.A. No. 496/Delhi/2014 - (15/04/2015) - A reading of the agreement between STL and the assessee clarifies that a specific amount, i.e., Rs.9 Crores was paid by the assessee to the transferor who owned commercial rights towards the network and the facilities. The consideration was a specific value but for which the network would not have b...

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EPF & MP Act, 1952 applicable to 'rusk' manufacturing industries

LC-4/5/13/judgement/pt.11227 - (07/08/2014) - The petitioner establishment contended that since manufacturing of 'rusk' is not mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Act, therefore the EPF & MP Act, 1952 is not applicable to them....

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CIT can consider all aspects which were subject matter of AO’s order, if in his opinion, they are erroneous

Bses Rajdhani Power Ltd. Vs. Principal Commissioner Of Income Tax (Delhi High Court)

Lack of opportunity at the revisional stage under Section 263 does not vitiate the entire order, or the proceedings; rather it is a curable defect. Court is of the opinion that the ruling in Commissioner of Income tax v Amitabh Bacchan 2016 SCC Online SC 484 is decisive; it upholds the power of the Commissioner to consider all aspects whi...

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Goods cannot be detained merely because Invoice contains Wrong Address or on mere suspicion

M/s. Magnetic Auto Controls Pvt. Limited Vs The Commercial Tax Officer (Madras High Court)

Respondent was required to consider as to merely because the notified party in the commercial invoice contains an address in Chennai, can the transaction be suspected to be one for sale within the State of Tamil Nadu. In fact, when the Detention Notice was issued on suspicion, there was no tangible material available with the officer to s...

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ITO cannot initiate proceedings under Section 263

CIT Vs Shri Jheendu Ram (Allahabad High Court)

An order cannot be revised by the equally situated or equally ranked authority or by any authority who is not authorised under the law. In the instant case the authorised authority is none else but the Commissioner of Income Tax or Principal Commissioner of Income Tax....

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Registration under FCRA cannot be denied to society on mere bald report on use of Foreign Contribution

DR R N Gupta Technical Education Society Vs Union of India (Delhi High Court)

The petitioner - a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 - has filed the present petition impugning communications dated 01.08.2014 and 07.12.2015 (hereafter referred to as the impugned communications)...

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Poultry Feed Supplements are classifiable as Poultry Feed and not as medicines or drug

M/S Golden Streak Drug & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Vs. Commissioner Trade Tax (Allahabad High Court)

Now it is well settled that as also need of common parlance that an animal feed supplement or cattle feed supplement or poultry feed supplement or balanced cattle feed or poultry feed is actually used as energy nutrients as well as nutrients rich with substance needs for strengthening the body and its development so that a person engaged ...

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Transfer of Income Tax File without application of mind is un-sustainable

Aircel Limited Vs Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (Madras High Court)

Since the parties in these Writ Petitions are one and the same and the relief sought herein are inter-connected, all these Writ Petitions were taken together and disposed of by this common order....

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HC denied stay on collection of Tax on failure of appellant to pay tax which was suo motto agreed to be paid by appellant

Kalaignar TV Private Limited Vs. The Principal Commissioner of Income Tax (Madras High Court)

This Court finds that when the petitioner had agreed to comply with the payment of disputed tax at the rate of Rs. 50 lakhs per month, they are bound to comply with such an undertaking. Now arguing before this Court pleading their financial incapacity or requesting this Court to examine the merits of the assessment is unsustainable, as th...

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Sec. 11 Interest on donation exempt if same forms part of corpus on donor instruction

Commissioner of Income Tax Vs M/s Mata Amrithandamayi Mata (Kerala High Court)

CIT Vs M/s Mata Amrithandamayi Mata (Kerala High Court) A reading of Section 11 shows that subject to the provisions of Sections 62 and 63, the incomes enumerated therein shall not be included in the total income of the previous year of the person in receipt of the income. The person in receipt of the […]...

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Assessment Solely on the basis of Case Study / electricity consumption under TNGST Act is invalid

Tvl.Alfa Leather Board Vs Deputy Commercial Tax Officer (Madras High Court)

Probably, the case study can be a reason for issuing a revision notice, but that cannot be the sole basis for completing the assessment. Repeatedly, Courts have held that electricity current consumption charges cannot be a basis for revision of turnover....

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Mere claim for rebate would not amount to furnishing inaccurate particulars: Madras High Court

Gopalratnam Santha Mosur Vs Income Tax Officer (Madras High Court)

Gopalratnam Santha Mosur Vs ITO (Madras High Court) The petitioner was the co-owner of the immovable property situated in Tamil Nadu and she had sold the property and paid the entire capital gain tax applicable in respect of the transaction. The petitioner thereafter claimed 50% of the capital gains tax as rebate under Indo-Canadian DTAA....

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