ITAT Judgments

Income Tax Updates for the Month of February 2020

Income Tax - NEWS  DIRECT TAX 1. CBDT notify the rules for making permanent account number inoperative. [Ref: Notification No.11/2020/F.No. 370149/166/2019-TPL] 2. ​Procedure of PAN allotment through Common Application Form (CAF) along with registration of Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) with SEBl under Department of Economic Affairs and KYC for...

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Mere disallowance due to difference of opinion cannot lead to penalty

Income Tax - Where assessee was under a bona fide belief about allowability of certain provisions and there was no suppression of facts or deliberate concealment on assessee’s part, mere disallowance by AO due to difference of opinion could not lead to levy of penalty under section 271(1)(c)....

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Income Tax Updates for the Month of January 2020

Income Tax - NEWS DIRECT TAX 1. CBDT prescribes ‘Other Electronics Modes’ for the purpose of electronic payments & receipts. [Ref: NOTIFICATION NO. 8/2020 [G.S.R. 56(E)/ F.NO.370142/14/2019-TPL], DATED 29-1-2020] 2. CBDT notifies ‘Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology’ for the purpose of sec. 35 deduction. [Ref: NOTIFICATION NO. S...

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Income Tax Appellate Tribunal – An Introduction

Income Tax - Article is all about Income Tax Appellate Tribunal. It mainly informative about Appealable orders in case of appeal by the taxpayer, Appealable orders in case of appeal by the Commissioner, Time- limit for presenting appeal, Memorandum of cross objection, Documents to be submitted with appeal, Fees for filing the appeal, Filing of additio...

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Income Tax Updates for the Month of August 2019

Income Tax - NEWS INTERNATIONAL 1. Australian Taxation Office publishes important guidance on cross-border tax measures 2. Singapore, Turkmenistan sign comprehensive tax treaty 3. Zimbabwe proposes amendments to thin capitalization rules. 4. Bulgarian mandatory transfer pricing documentation rules enacted 5. USA and Curacao negotiating country-by-coun...

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Compilation of Income Tax Case Laws for Departmental Officers

Income Tax - ‘Decision Kit for Departmental Officers’ is brought out for the use of the Officers of the Department. This is compiled by Shri Y.V.S.T.Sai, I.R.S., Commissioner of Income Tax, Hyderabad. This compilation book would serve as a ready reference and handy tool to the Officers of the Department in their core functions. As it is often [&he...

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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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Sales bogus if investee is a penny stock company, with no credentials, and the sale rates artificially hiked, with no real buyers

Bhagwatiben Vinodkumar Surani Vs ITO (ITAT Ahmedabad) - (a) The scrip is a penny stock, purchased at a low price, which is over a period of time ramped up by operators acting in benami names or name lenders. The purchases are off market purchases, and not reported on the exchange; (b) purchase/s is back dated, i.e., per a back dated contract note, pai...

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Mere Magnitude of disallowance cannot be the basis for restricting disallowance

Devyani Food Industries Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) - The learned CIT(A) noticed that the assessee has not filed detail of expenses before the Assessing Officer, still he restricted the disallowance for other expenses to 10% of the total expenses without any justification and only on the basis of the magnitude of the disallowance. The learned CIT(A) sh...

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Section 11 Exemption on Principle of mutuality cannot be denied for non-entitlement of some class of members

DDIT Vs National Association of Software and Services Company (ITAT Delhi) - The income from non-members was offered to tax by assessee, whereas membership fee from its own members was claimed as exempt on the principle of mutuality. Assessee being a trade association of software industries, it’s main object is to promote and protect the interest of its members. Membership...

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No deduction for education expenses incurred prior to set up of business

Shri Harshvardhan Johari Vs DCIT (ITAT Jaipur) - Assessee-sole proprietor was not eligible for a tax deduction for his own education expenses as the same could not be treated as business expenses and the point in time when the expenditure was incurred, the business of the assessee was not set up. ...

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Section 153C Assessment not valid for assessment years not covered within 6 year period

Bina Fashions N Foods (P) Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - Where the impounded documents had been received by AO on 29-1-2014 and six assessment years under section 153C in case of assessee would be assessment years 2008-09 to 2013-14, therefore, initiation of proceedings under section 153C by AO for assessment years 2006-07 to 2011-12, was illegal and not ...

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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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Filing of appeals by Income-tax Department – Measures for reducing litigations

5 - (15/05/2008) - The CBDT, as a measure to reduce litigation, revised the monetary limits for filing appeals by the Department before Income Tax Appellate Tribunals, High Courts and Supreme Court. Accordingly, appeals would henceforth be filed in the ITAT only if the tax effect exceeded Rs.2,00,000, in the high cour...

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Sales bogus if investee is a penny stock company, with no credentials, and the sale rates artificially hiked, with no real buyers

Bhagwatiben Vinodkumar Surani Vs ITO (ITAT Ahmedabad)

(a) The scrip is a penny stock, purchased at a low price, which is over a period of time ramped up by operators acting in benami names or name lenders. The purchases are off market purchases, and not reported on the exchange; (b) purchase/s is back dated, i.e., per a back dated contract note, paid for in cash, so that there is no trail...

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Mere Magnitude of disallowance cannot be the basis for restricting disallowance

Devyani Food Industries Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi)

The learned CIT(A) noticed that the assessee has not filed detail of expenses before the Assessing Officer, still he restricted the disallowance for other expenses to 10% of the total expenses without any justification and only on the basis of the magnitude of the disallowance. The learned CIT(A) should have examined the books of accounts...

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Section 11 Exemption on Principle of mutuality cannot be denied for non-entitlement of some class of members

DDIT Vs National Association of Software and Services Company (ITAT Delhi)

The income from non-members was offered to tax by assessee, whereas membership fee from its own members was claimed as exempt on the principle of mutuality. Assessee being a trade association of software industries, it’s main object is to promote and protect the interest of its members. Membership received from its own members came with...

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No deduction for education expenses incurred prior to set up of business

Shri Harshvardhan Johari Vs DCIT (ITAT Jaipur)

Assessee-sole proprietor was not eligible for a tax deduction for his own education expenses as the same could not be treated as business expenses and the point in time when the expenditure was incurred, the business of the assessee was not set up. ...

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Section 153C Assessment not valid for assessment years not covered within 6 year period

Bina Fashions N Foods (P) Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi)

Where the impounded documents had been received by AO on 29-1-2014 and six assessment years under section 153C in case of assessee would be assessment years 2008-09 to 2013-14, therefore, initiation of proceedings under section 153C by AO for assessment years 2006-07 to 2011-12, was illegal and not sustainable in law....

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CIT cannot exercise revision power if AO had taken permissible view on the issues

Eveready Industries India Ltd. Vs PCIT (ITAT Kolkata)

While passing the assessment order AO had followed the permissible view in law which could not be said to be 'unsustainable in law'. Therefore, the jurisdictional facts for usurping the jurisdiction u/s 263, being absent, the action of CIT to exercise revisional jurisdiction was without jurisdiction and all subsequent actions were 'null' ...

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Home loan interest can be included in cost in Capital Gain Computation

ITO Vs Smt. R. Aishwarya (ITAT Chennai)

Assessee is entitled to include interest in the capital cost while computing capital gains U/s 48 of the Act. Judicial discipline requires us to follow the order of a co‑ordinate bench....

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Tax on payment by Indian company to foreign celebrity for appearance outside India

Volkswagen Finance Pvt Ltd Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai)

Volkswagen Finance Pvt Ltd Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai) In this case ITAT held that we are of the considered view that the income embedded in payment to the international celebrity (Nicholas Cage), for participation in Dubai A8L launch event for promoting the business of the assessee in India, is taxable as arising from a ‘business [&hellip...

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Appellant eligible for TDS Credit if he proves deduction of the Same

Mrinal Roy Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi)

Mrinal Roy Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) Once it is established that the tax has been deducted at source, the bar under Section 205 of the Act comes into operation and the revenue is barred from recovering the TDS amount once again from the employee from whose income, TDS amount has been It is pertinent to […]...

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Expense with no business expediency on greeting politicians not allowable

Sadhana Sahakari Bank Ltd Vs ACIT (ITAT Pune)

The Assessing Officer disallowed  expense of Rs. 1,27,500 u/s 37(1) of Income Tax Act on finding that the said expenditure relates to some advertisements connected to demise / birthday greetings / congratulating some politicians, etc....

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