ITAT Judgments

Income Tax Updates for May 2019

Income Tax - NEWS DIRECT TAX 1. CBDT notifies TIEA between India-Marshall Islands. [Notification no 40/2019/F.No. 503/1/2018-FT & TR– IV] 2. Form 15H can be furnished if no tax payable on income after sec. 87A rebate. [Notification No. 41/2019/F. No. 370142/5/2019-TPL] 3. CBDT releases draft notification proposing new audit report Form for Trust...

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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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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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TDS U/s. 194J deductible on investigation charges paid by Bank on assessee’s behalf

Addl. CIT Vs Hiravati Marine Products Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Rajkot) - Merely the payment of investigation charges to the chartered accountant firm was made by the bank on behalf of the assessee did not mean that the transaction was covered under the provisions of section 194A read with section 2(28A). As such the assessee was liable to deduct the TDS under section 194...

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Reopening of assessment merely on Investigation Wing report without independent application of mind was invalid

M/s. Key Components (P) Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) - M/s. Key Components (P) Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) it is clear that there is a total non-application of mind on the part of the A.O. while recording the reasons for reopening of the assessment. He has recorded incorrect amount which escaped assessment. His conclusion was merely based on observations a...

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Payment for ‘bandwith services’ not assessable as ‘royalty’ if assessee has no access to any equipment

DCIT Vs M/s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) - As a matter of fact, all infrastructure and process required for provision of bandwith services was always used and under the control of RJIPL, and the same was never given either to the assessee or to any other person availing the said services. We are persuaded to subscribe to the observations of ...

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Section 244A(1) Interest on refund of excess self-assessment tax

DCIT Vs Savita Oil Technologies Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) - DCIT Vs Savita Oil Technologies Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) A careful look at sub-section (1) of section 244A would reveal that it has three parts. The first part deals with the entitlement of a person to interest whenever he is due to get a refund from the Department. The second part relates to the method o...

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Mere Book Entries not establish Genuineness of Expenditure

Shri. P.K. Mohammed Vs The ACIT (ITAT Chennai) - Shri. P.K. Mohammed Vs. ACIT (ITAT Chennai) As regards to the allowances of discount, commission and development expenditure, no evidence were filed before us establishing the genuineness of the expenditure. Mere entries in the books of accounts does not establish the genuineness of the expenditure....

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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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TDS U/s. 194J deductible on investigation charges paid by Bank on assessee’s behalf

Addl. CIT Vs Hiravati Marine Products Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Rajkot)

Merely the payment of investigation charges to the chartered accountant firm was made by the bank on behalf of the assessee did not mean that the transaction was covered under the provisions of section 194A read with section 2(28A). As such the assessee was liable to deduct the TDS under section 194J and thus, assessee was not eligible fo...

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Reopening of assessment merely on Investigation Wing report without independent application of mind was invalid

M/s. Key Components (P) Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)

M/s. Key Components (P) Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) it is clear that there is a total non-application of mind on the part of the A.O. while recording the reasons for reopening of the assessment. He has recorded incorrect amount which escaped assessment. His conclusion was merely based on observations and information received from DIT [&helli...

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Payment for ‘bandwith services’ not assessable as ‘royalty’ if assessee has no access to any equipment

DCIT Vs M/s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai)

As a matter of fact, all infrastructure and process required for provision of bandwith services was always used and under the control of RJIPL, and the same was never given either to the assessee or to any other person availing the said services. We are persuaded to subscribe to the observations of the CIT(A) that as the process involved ...

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Section 244A(1) Interest on refund of excess self-assessment tax

DCIT Vs Savita Oil Technologies Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai)

DCIT Vs Savita Oil Technologies Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) A careful look at sub-section (1) of section 244A would reveal that it has three parts. The first part deals with the entitlement of a person to interest whenever he is due to get a refund from the Department. The second part relates to the method of […]...

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Mere Book Entries not establish Genuineness of Expenditure

Shri. P.K. Mohammed Vs The ACIT (ITAT Chennai)

Shri. P.K. Mohammed Vs. ACIT (ITAT Chennai) As regards to the allowances of discount, commission and development expenditure, no evidence were filed before us establishing the genuineness of the expenditure. Mere entries in the books of accounts does not establish the genuineness of the expenditure. The contention that profit arising on a...

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Bonus to director cannot be disallowed on mere suspicion of dividend distribution

DCIT Vs M/s BMR Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd (ITAT Delhi)

DCIT Vs M/s. BMR Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd (ITAT Delhi) The AO in the assessment order was of the view that the amount of Rs. 1.78 crores paid by the assessee to its Director Mr. Sanjay Mehta, and claimed as bonus was not allowable in view of section 36(1)(ii) of the Act because the sum […]...

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Project completion method cannot be rejected merely because ICAI guidelines prefer percentage completion method

M/s Shanti Constructions Vs ITO (ITAT Agra)

We find that the issue in question, before us, is to decide whether there is any merit in rejection of books of account of the assessee by the AO and the applicability of method of accounting in the case of the assessee i.e. project completion method of accounting as adopted by the assessee vis a vis percentage completion method of accoun...

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Employees Stock Option Scheme Compensation expense allowable

DCIT Vs M/s. Info Edge India Ltd. (ITAT Delhi)

DCIT Vs M/s. Info Edge India Ltd. (ITAT Delhi) From the order of ld. CIT(A), it is clear that the ld. CIT(A) has relied on various decisions and has per the decisions relied by the ld. CIT(A), the ESOP has been treated as Revenue expenditure. The Revenue did not bring any contrary decision against the […]...

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Cost of Land is part of Construction Cost of House to avail Section 54F Exemption

Smt. Yoga Sikka (UPPAl) Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)

Smt. Yoga Sikka Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) There is no dispute that the assessee has invested the full sale consideration received on the sale of jewellery in the purchase of the plot of land. It is also not in dispute that before the lower authorities the assessee could not adduce any evidence. The certificate from […]...

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Penalty U/s. 271AAB justified on return filed after issue of notice U/s. 142(1)

Sonal Steels Trading Pvt. Ltd Vs ACIT (ITAT Chennai)

Sonal Steels Trading Pvt. Ltd Vs ACIT (ITAT Chennai) Here admittedly, assessee was not maintaining any books. There was thus no question of recording any money, bullion, jewellery or any entry in any books. It is not disputed that assessee had not disclosed any receipts from bill trading before the date of search to the […]...

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