ITAT Judgments

Commencement of property construction prior to transfer of original asset not an impediment for section 54F exemption

Income Tax - The Delhi High Court in case of Bharti Mishra held that section 54F prescribes appropriation of sale consideration within one year before the date of transfer of original asset, two years from the date of transfer or construction of new property within three years from the date of transfer. However, the Act does not prescribe any conditio...

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Income Tax Tax Updates – December 2018 to February 2019

Income Tax - TAX UPDATES – DECEMBER  2018 NEWS 1. CBDT vide Notification dated 06th December, 2018 notifies the norms for conversion of Branch of Foreign Banks in India into Subsidiary Company. [Notification No. 85/2018/F.No.370133 /34/2016-TPL] 2. CBDT vide Notification 06th December, 2018 further clarifies that no tax deduction at source u/s ...

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Section 50B not applicable if transaction is not a sale but exchange

Income Tax - Planet M Division transferred by the assessee as on a going concern basis where no cost of acquisition is possible to be attributed individual assets in that undertaking and therefore the charging of provision of section 45 are not attracted. It was furthere held that the provisions of section 50B were not applicable to this case as it is...

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Taxability of Domain Name registration services

Income Tax - Now, taxability of fees from domain name registration services has come under tax scanner. Recently, ITAT Delhi held that domain name registration fees received by Godaddy are taxable as royalty under Indian tax laws. ...

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Texport Overseas: Analysis of Case on omission of Section 92BA(i) from Income-tax Ac

Income Tax - In the recent landmark judgement of Texport Overseas Private Limited v. DCIT [IT(TP)A No. 1722/Bang/2017], Honorable Bangalore Tribunal held that: it would be deemed that clause (i) of Section 92BA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act”) was never been on the statute as it has been omitted w.e.f. April 01, 2017 vide Finance Act, 2017 ...

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Representation by ITAT Bar Association on Registrar of ITAT presiding over a Court

Income Tax - The order dated 5th October 2017 issued by the Asst. Registrar mentions that Your Honour has passed an order whereby he has been authorised to preside over a Court for the purpose of discharging his statutory functions as per the provisions of Income Tax (Appellate Tribunal) Rules, 1963 ...

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Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Surat Bench inaugurated on 01.09.2017

Income Tax - Hon'ble Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Law & Justice Hand Electronics & Information Technology, inaugurated Surat bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, on 1st September, 2017. Hon'ble Shri P.P.Chaudhary, Union Minister of State for Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology, was the Guest of Honor of the function...

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ITAT Directive on Fixing of Stay Applications for Hearing

Income Tax - The Registry is directed to fix all the Stay Applications, whatever are received up to Wednesday in each week on the succeeding Friday before the respective Bench. This order be strictly followed....

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ITAT releases Draft Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Rules, 2017

Income Tax - Over a period of time, it was widely felt that the Income-tax (Appellate Tribunal) Rules, 1963, have outlived their utility to some extent in view of changing circumstances and the use of technology in the Tribunal’s functioning. In the times to come, the use of technology in the Tribunal’s day to day functioning will increase manifol...

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ITAT directive on Adjournment requests & Covered appeals

Income Tax - Representatives of our Bar Association have had a meeting with the Hon’ble President of the Tribunal. On a representation made by us, the Hon’ble President has readily acceded to our request that during the month of May, a lenient view may be taken as regards requests for adjournments....

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Subsidy received for setting up of new unit is capital receipt

M/s. Alkoplus Producers Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Pune) - On going through the language of the Explanation 10, it is manifest that it is attracted only when the object of the Scheme is to subsidize the cost of an asset and not otherwise. If the object of the Scheme is to accelerate the industrial development of the State, then the case is not caught within...

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LTCG on sale of shares cannot be treated bogus merely on investigation report

Mr. Sanjiv Shroff Vs ACIT (ITAT Kolkata) - When AO has not brought any material on record to show that the assessee has paid over and above the purchase consideration as claimed and evident from the bank account then, in the absence of any evidence it cannot be held that the assessee has introduced his own unaccounted money by way of bogus l...

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Section 115JB not applies to assessee governed by Special Acts & Rules

ITO Vs M/s. Atria Hydel Power Ltd. (ITAT Bengalore) - Provisions of section 115JB would not be applied to assessee-company where assessee was governed by different Acts and Rules, and was not required to prepare its profit & loss account and balance sheet as per Part II & III of Schedule VI to the Companies Act....

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No Penalty U/s. 271(1)(c ) for human error with no willful concealment

Jefferris India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai) - Jefferris India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai) When there was no willful concealment and mistake involved human error, penalty under section 271(1)(c ) deleted...

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Benefit of section 10(37) cannot be denied for acquisition through negotiated sale deed

ITO Vs Sri.Harimurali Sreedhara Panicka (ITAT Cochin) - Merely because the sale price is fixed through a negotiated settlement will not take away the proceedings from the Land Acquisition Act when the relevant provision of the Act are invoked....

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CIT cannot exercise Revisionary power u/s 263 merely because he has different opinion on the matter

The assessee has filed this appeal disputing the order of Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax-15, Kolkata passed u/s 263 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred to as the Act) dated 22.03.2017 by which the Ld. Pr. CIT set aside the assessment order dated 02.03.2015 passed u/s 143(3) of the Act ...

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ITAT Ahmdabad moves Towards becoming Paperless Court

NA - (17/10/2017) - The copies of orders to be served upon the Departmental Representatives and the Commissioners of Appeal/ Dispute Resolution Panel will henceforth be served only by email. [A copy of the letter dated 13th October 2017 in this regard, received from the CIT (Admn)- with the approval of the Principal Ch...

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Transfers of Hon’ble ITAT Members (March 2012)

Order - (29/03/2012) - Vide Order dated 29.3.2012 passed in Pursuance of the consultations of the collegiums of the Income tax Appellate Tribunal consisting of the President and two senior-most Vice-Presidents, the following Members of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal have been transferred, in public interest, in the sa...

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Ex- President, Ex- Senior Vice-President, Ex-Vice-President and Members cannot practice before ITAT

Notification - F. No. A-12018/2/2007 – Admin III (LA) - (03/06/2009) - Ministry of Law & Justice, Department of legal Affairs, New Delhi Notification Dated : 3rd June 2009 GSR 889 (E). In exercise of the powers conferred by the Proviso to section 309 of the Constitution...

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ITAT notification on result of appeal

Notification F.No. 71-AD (AT) 2009 (ITAT Notification) - (01/05/2009) - Income-tax (Appellate Tribunal) Amendment Rules, 2009 - Amendment in rule 34 NOTIFICATION F.NO. 71-AD (AT) 2009, DATED 1-5-2009. In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (5) of section 255 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, the Appellate Tribunal hereby makes the following rules further to ame...

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Subsidy received for setting up of new unit is capital receipt

M/s. Alkoplus Producers Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Pune)

On going through the language of the Explanation 10, it is manifest that it is attracted only when the object of the Scheme is to subsidize the cost of an asset and not otherwise. If the object of the Scheme is to accelerate the industrial development of the State, then the case is not caught within the mandate of the Explanation 10....

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LTCG on sale of shares cannot be treated bogus merely on investigation report

Mr. Sanjiv Shroff Vs ACIT (ITAT Kolkata)

When AO has not brought any material on record to show that the assessee has paid over and above the purchase consideration as claimed and evident from the bank account then, in the absence of any evidence it cannot be held that the assessee has introduced his own unaccounted money by way of bogus long term capital gain....

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Section 115JB not applies to assessee governed by Special Acts & Rules

ITO Vs M/s. Atria Hydel Power Ltd. (ITAT Bengalore)

Provisions of section 115JB would not be applied to assessee-company where assessee was governed by different Acts and Rules, and was not required to prepare its profit & loss account and balance sheet as per Part II & III of Schedule VI to the Companies Act....

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No Penalty U/s. 271(1)(c ) for human error with no willful concealment

Jefferris India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai)

Jefferris India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai) When there was no willful concealment and mistake involved human error, penalty under section 271(1)(c ) deleted...

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Benefit of section 10(37) cannot be denied for acquisition through negotiated sale deed

ITO Vs Sri.Harimurali Sreedhara Panicka (ITAT Cochin)

Merely because the sale price is fixed through a negotiated settlement will not take away the proceedings from the Land Acquisition Act when the relevant provision of the Act are invoked....

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Company cannot be treated as comparable due to unreliability of its financial data

Travelex India Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

As regards comparability of Maple e–solutions Ltd., it has now been well settled through various judicial precedents that this company cannot be treated as comparable due to unreliability of its financial data. ...

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No Transfer on mere appointment of Power of Attorney for property

Sh. Gurdev Singh Vs ITO (ITAT Amritsar)

Sh. Gurdev Singh Vs ITO (ITAT Amritsar) Smt. Harsharan Kaur was 73 years old lady at the relevant time. Therefore, she gave Power of Attorney to the assessee since she could not maintain the property. It was further submitted that within one year from the date of general Power of Attorney, the assessee gave the […]...

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ITAT Grants stay on demand to Google on Payment of Rs. 475 Crore as Tax

M/s. Google India Private Ltd. Vs JCIT (ITAT Bangalore)

M/s. Google India Private Ltd. Vs. JCIT (ITAT Bangalore) After considering the existence of prima facie case, balance of convenience, relative hardship, the earlier orders of the Tribunal and the orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka in the case of the Assessee on identical issue of grant of stay, the offer to pay […]...

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Reassessment invalid if notice U/s. 143(2) not issued after notice u/s 147/148

ITO Vs S. M. Batha Education Trust (ITAT Pune)

ITO Vs S. M. Batha Education Trust (ITAT Pune) In the absence of pending return of income, the provisions of section 143(2) of the Act is clear that notice can be issued only when a valid return is pending for assessment. Reassessment proceedings is invalid if notice U/sec.143(2) is issued prior to filing of return […]...

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Exemption U/s. 54F allowed for Investment in purchase of Villa routed through mutual funds

ACIT Vs Shri. Sunil Bandacharya Joshi (ITAT Bengaluru)

ACIT Vs Shri. Sunil Bandacharya Joshi (ITAT Bengaluru) In the present case, the capital asset was sold on 26.02.2011. The capital asset was purchased on 31.03.2011 and before the purchase of the capital asset the amount was deposited in mutual funds. Therefore in the considered opinion of the bench, before the date of filing of […]...

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