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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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Assessee not obliged to provide a facility for conducting survey unless asked for

Income Tax - ITAT Amritsar Bench in an interesting decision of Smt. Kailash Devi ITA 347/ASR/ 2015 pronounced on 05-04-2016 on conduct of survey had an occasion to ponder over the obligations cast upon Income Tax Authorities under the law. Often assessee and income tax authorities are at logger-heads for assessee not acting as “required” but befor...

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Clash of titans, sec 192 Vs sec 206AA

Income Tax - Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. v. Addl CIT (TDS), ITAT Visakhapatnam) Even if there is no PAN, if the deductor has deducted TDS as per provisions of sec 192, Section 206AA does not over-ride section 192 in terms of the requirement of “at the rates specified in the relevant provisions of the Act....

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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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ITAT Bar Association, Ahmedabad decides to Boycott Bench consisting of member Shri A. K. Garodia

Income Tax - A meeting of the managing committee of ITAT Bar Association, Ahmedabad was held on 19th April, 2013 and the following resolution was passed unanimously: RESOLVED THAT considering the conduct of Shri A. K. Garodia, the Accountant Member of ITAT Bench at Ahmedabad, it was found that on account of his consistent gross, rude, arbitrary and [&...

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Income earned abroad as Non Resident cannot be taxed in India for mere receipt in Indian Bank A/c

Pramod Kumar Sapra Vs. Income Tax Officer (ITAT Delhi) - Pramod Kumar Sapra Vs. Income Tax Officer (ITAT Delhi) Observation that since the salary income has been received in India, i.e., it has been credited in the bank account of the assessee in India and also TDS has been deducted by the employer, this fact cannot be a determinative of the taxability of...

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TDS U/s. 194H applies only on discounts on a principal to principal basis

ITO Vs Tarun Sales (ITAT Delhi) - ITO Vs Tarun Sales (ITAT Delhi) Since no dealer or sub-dealer was appointed either by BSNL or by the assessee, for the purpose of marketing the products and/or service of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., the entire sales were to customers, either directly or through shopkeepers, who rendered services ...

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Goodwill is an asset eligible for depreciation U/s. 32 of I.T. Act, 1961

The Asst. Commissioner of Income Tax Circle-1(1) Vs. M/s Cresa Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Visakhapatnam) - Asst. Commissioner of Income Tax Vs. M/s Cresa Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Visakhapatnam)     1. This appeal is filed by the revenue against the order of the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals), Rajahmundry vide ITA No. 0239/13-14/ACIT/C-1/RJY/2014-15 dated 30.03.2015 for the asses...

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Sec. 54F Allowability of investment in new residential property in the name of spouse

Kaushal Kishore Maheshwari Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) - 1. That on the facts and circumstances of the case and in law, the learned Commissioner (Appeals), XXVIII, New Delhi [hereinafter referred to as the learned CIT(A)] has grossly erred in denying the exemption to the Appellant under section 54F of the Income Tax Act, 1961....

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Advance to Directors for Land Purchase cannot be treated as Deemed Dividend

D.L.V. Sridhar Vs. DCIT, Circle-2(1) (ITAT Visakhapatnam) - The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Visakhapatnam, recently ruled that advances given to the directors of a Company for purchase of land cannot be treated as deemed dividend Under section 2(22)(e) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 since the land is transferred to the company within time....

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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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Income earned abroad as Non Resident cannot be taxed in India for mere receipt in Indian Bank A/c

Pramod Kumar Sapra Vs. Income Tax Officer (ITAT Delhi)

Pramod Kumar Sapra Vs. Income Tax Officer (ITAT Delhi) Observation that since the salary income has been received in India, i.e., it has been credited in the bank account of the assessee in India and also TDS has been deducted by the employer, this fact cannot be a determinative of the taxability of resident or […]...

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TDS U/s. 194H applies only on discounts on a principal to principal basis

ITO Vs Tarun Sales (ITAT Delhi)

ITO Vs Tarun Sales (ITAT Delhi) Since no dealer or sub-dealer was appointed either by BSNL or by the assessee, for the purpose of marketing the products and/or service of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., the entire sales were to customers, either directly or through shopkeepers, who rendered services to the customers. ...

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Goodwill is an asset eligible for depreciation U/s. 32 of I.T. Act, 1961

The Asst. Commissioner of Income Tax Circle-1(1) Vs. M/s Cresa Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Visakhapatnam)

Asst. Commissioner of Income Tax Vs. M/s Cresa Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Visakhapatnam)     1. This appeal is filed by the revenue against the order of the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals), Rajahmundry vide ITA No. 0239/13-14/ACIT/C-1/RJY/2014-15 dated 30.03.2015 for the assessment year 2010-11. 2. All the grounds o...

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Sec. 54F Allowability of investment in new residential property in the name of spouse

Kaushal Kishore Maheshwari Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi)

1. That on the facts and circumstances of the case and in law, the learned Commissioner (Appeals), XXVIII, New Delhi [hereinafter referred to as the learned CIT(A)] has grossly erred in denying the exemption to the Appellant under section 54F of the Income Tax Act, 1961....

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Advance to Directors for Land Purchase cannot be treated as Deemed Dividend

D.L.V. Sridhar Vs. DCIT, Circle-2(1) (ITAT Visakhapatnam)

The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Visakhapatnam, recently ruled that advances given to the directors of a Company for purchase of land cannot be treated as deemed dividend Under section 2(22)(e) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 since the land is transferred to the company within time....

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ITAT deletes penalty on Failure of AO to mention specific limb of section 271(1)(c); Penalty cannot be imposed for mere valuation difference

Shah Virchand Govanji Jewellers Pvt. Ltd. v. ACIT-Valsad (ITAT Surat)

Penalty U/s. 271(c) Addition for difference on account of method of valuation of Closing Stock without any intention to to conceal income or furnishing of inaccurate particulars of income not justified...

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Section 40A(3) not applies to cash payment exceeding Rs. 20000 made to Government controlled electricity distribution company

Narayan Rice Mill Vs. CIT (ITAT Kolkata)

West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) is covered by the exception Rule 6DD(b) of the IT Rules and as such no dis allowance under section 40A(3) of the Act can be made. Therefore, the grounds raised by the assessee are allowed....

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ITAT Slams CIT(A) for violation of Judicial Discipline by taking contradictory view on issue already confirmed on merit by it

Asst. Commissioner of Income Tax Vs. M/s. Sutures India Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Bangalore)

ACIT Vs. M/s. Sutures India Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Bangalore)- ITAT Slams CIT(A) for violation of Judicial Discipline by taking contradictory view on issue already confirmed on merit by it and CIT (Appeals) have no jurisdiction to take any decision on issue which is already been decided by CIT under Section 263....

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Expenditure on improvement of existing business is revenue expense

Spectrum Coal & Power Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Mumbai)

Spectrum Coal & Power Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Mumbai);  We noted that coal beneficiation has been defined as cost effective and significant step towards improving power plant efficiency and reducing the GHG emissions from the coal fired power plants in India would be to increase the availability of clean beneficiated coals using appropria...

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Examining application of income towards charitable objects while granting registration U/s. 12A not permitted

Bhartiya Kisan Sangh Sewa Niketan Vs. CIT (ITAT Delhi)

CIT(E), at the stage of granting registration under section 12A was required to examine objects of society and not the application of income which would to be undertaken by AO on a year to year basis therefore, assessee’s objective being charitable within the meaning of section 2(15), CIT(E) was not justified in denying the registratio...

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