ITAT Judgments

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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Income Tax Appellate Tribunal – An Introduction

Income Tax - Income Tax Appellate Tribunal – An Introduction Income Tax is the subject for Central Government to legislate under Schedule VI of the Constitution of India. No tax can be levied under the Article 265 of without authority of law. Income -Tax Act is that law under which income tax is levied. To determine tax properly […]...

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Recent case laws applicable to NGOs / Charitable Trusts

Income Tax - [2015] 55 taxmann.com 255 (SC) SUPREME COURT OF INDIA Queen’s Educational Society v. Commissioner of Income-tax *In favour of assessee Where a surplus was made by educational institution which was ploughed back for educational purposes, said institution was to be held to be existed solely for educational purpose and not for purpose ...

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Compilation of recent important Income-tax Rulings 2016

Income Tax - Sec 194J TDS inapplicable on payments in kind, allows relief to SRK company [Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd - ITA No.5271/Mum/2013 (Mum)]: Mumbai ITAT deletes expense disallowance u/s 40(a)(ia) in case of Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. for AY 2010-11, holds no Sec 194J TDS for payments made in kind to actors; Relies on SC ru...

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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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Interest on FDRs to avail OD facilities for remuneration to partners?

ITO Vs Suresh Chand Ravi Datt (ITAT Jaipur) - ITO Vs Suresh Chand Ravi Datt (ITAT Jaipur) There is not dispute that the business of the assessee dealing in food grains, oil seeds and pulses etc is a seasonal business depending upon crop seasons. Therefore, during the non harvesting season the assessee is not having much business activity and ac...

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Deemed dividend Law applies only to Accumulated Profits at start of relevant FY

Sri Srikanth Marru Vs ITO (ITAT Hyderabad) - Sri Srikanth Marru Hyderabad Vs ITO (ITAT Hyderabad) There is a nexus between the loan taken from the LIC and the premium paid for the Keyman Insurance Policy. Since the Keyman Insurance Policy is for the benefit to the assessee, it was held that the same is taxable as deemed dividend u/s 2(22)(e) o...

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Section 263 order without considering reply of Assessee is invalid

M/s. Great Heights Infratech Pvt. Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Delhi) - Gauhati High Court in the case of Leela Choudhary vs. CIT 289 ITR 226 held that Order passed under section 263 of the I.T. Act without considering the reply of the assessee would not be valid....

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No Penalty for failure of Third Parties to submit PAN

M/s. Haryana Distillery Limited Vs JCIT, TDS (ITAT Delhi) - Ms. Haryana Distillery Limited Vs JCIT, TDS (ITAT Delhi) Section 272A(2)(k) of the I.T. Act provides penalty for failure to deliver or cause to deliver a copy of the statement within the time specified in sub-section (3) of Section 200 or the proviso to sub-section 3 of Section 206(c) of the I.T. Ac...

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MTM loss is an actual and ascertained liability

M/s Himadri Chemicals & Industries Ltd. Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Kolkata) - M/s Himadri Chemicals & Industries Ltd. Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Kolkata) Ordinarily under the mercantile system of accounting, expenditure is deductible when the liability to settle the same is accrued, irrespective of whether it is ‘due’ or not. However, in the case of a contingent liability, ther...

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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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Interest on FDRs to avail OD facilities for remuneration to partners?

ITO Vs Suresh Chand Ravi Datt (ITAT Jaipur)

ITO Vs Suresh Chand Ravi Datt (ITAT Jaipur) There is not dispute that the business of the assessee dealing in food grains, oil seeds and pulses etc is a seasonal business depending upon crop seasons. Therefore, during the non harvesting season the assessee is not having much business activity and accordingly the funds which are […]...

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Deemed dividend Law applies only to Accumulated Profits at start of relevant FY

Sri Srikanth Marru Vs ITO (ITAT Hyderabad)

Sri Srikanth Marru Hyderabad Vs ITO (ITAT Hyderabad) There is a nexus between the loan taken from the LIC and the premium paid for the Keyman Insurance Policy. Since the Keyman Insurance Policy is for the benefit to the assessee, it was held that the same is taxable as deemed dividend u/s 2(22)(e) of the […]...

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Section 263 order without considering reply of Assessee is invalid

M/s. Great Heights Infratech Pvt. Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Delhi)

Gauhati High Court in the case of Leela Choudhary vs. CIT 289 ITR 226 held that Order passed under section 263 of the I.T. Act without considering the reply of the assessee would not be valid....

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No Penalty for failure of Third Parties to submit PAN

M/s. Haryana Distillery Limited Vs JCIT, TDS (ITAT Delhi)

Ms. Haryana Distillery Limited Vs JCIT, TDS (ITAT Delhi) Section 272A(2)(k) of the I.T. Act provides penalty for failure to deliver or cause to deliver a copy of the statement within the time specified in sub-section (3) of Section 200 or the proviso to sub-section 3 of Section 206(c) of the I.T. Act. Section 273B […]...

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MTM loss is an actual and ascertained liability

M/s Himadri Chemicals & Industries Ltd. Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Kolkata)

M/s Himadri Chemicals & Industries Ltd. Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Kolkata) Ordinarily under the mercantile system of accounting, expenditure is deductible when the liability to settle the same is accrued, irrespective of whether it is ‘due’ or not. However, in the case of a contingent liability, there is no present existence to discharge t...

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ITAT confirms addition for Property purchased by Son from Mother (A GPA Holder) for not-explaining source of investment

Nikunj Malik Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)

Ms. Nikunj Malik  Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) It is well settled law that contents of the registered document cannot be disputed through oral evidence. On the face of the registered sale deed, it is established that assessee made an investment in cash in purchase of property for a sum of Rs.42 lakhs and other amount […]...

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Assessment cannot be made on dead entity

DCIT Vs. NDC Telecommunications India Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Delhi)

CIT(A) quashed the reassessment proceedings on the ground that the same has been initiated on a non-existing entity and, therefore, the reassessment proceedings are void ab initio. ...

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No TDS on mere facilitating transportation of goods by hiring lorries

I.T.O. Vs Bajaj Roadways (ITAT Kolkata)

I.T.O. Vs Bajaj Roadways (ITAT Kolkata) Assessee had merely hired the lorries and there was no contract between assessee and the concerned payees, i.e., truck owners. Since the assessee did not delegate its liability of transportation of goods to the truck owners by way of any contract or sub-contract, therefore, the payments made by the ...

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TDS not deductible on Internet connectivity charges & specialised line rental

ACIT Vs SDV International Logistics Ltd. (ITAT Kolkata)

ACIT Vs SDV International Logistics Ltd. (ITAT Kolkata) it is observed that the assessee company was held to be liable to deduct tax at source by the A.O. from the payment of internet connectivity charges and specialised line rental u/s 194J of the Act being in the nature of royalty by relying on Explanations 4, […]...

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Interest paid by Indian Branch to Its foreign HO allowable

DCIT Vs Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai)

DCIT Vs Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) We shall now advert to the issue as regards the allowability of the interest paid by the branch of the assessee bank to its head office as an expenditure in the hands of the branch office. We find that the claim of the assessee as regards the […]...

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