ITAT Judgments

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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Income Tax Updates for the Month of August 2019

Income Tax -  Recent Income Tax circulars/ notifications/ rules/ clarifications CBDT has clarified that small start-ups with turnover up to Rs. 25 crore will continue to get the promised tax holiday as specified in Section 80-IAC of the Income Tax Act, 1961, which provides deduction for 100 per cent of income of an eligible start-up for 3 years [&hel...

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Can Affidavit of AO Whose action is in Question be Relied for Approval U/S 153D?

Income Tax - When in an RTI Order it was clearly stated that approval was not there and after granting various opportunities to Departmental representative for bringing the copy of approval which he could not, reliance was placed on the affidavits of the officers and it was considered as sufficient evidence for adjudicating the ground....

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Income Tax Updates for July 2019

Income Tax - NEWS – DIRECT TAX 1. Income Tax Department detects foreign assets in recent search. 2. NR earning income from investment fund set up in IFSC is exempt from filing of ITR. 3. CBDT extends due date for filing of ITR from 31-07-2019 to 31-08-2019. 4. Income earned by NR from off-shore investments routed through Category […]...

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Income Tax Updates for June 2019

Income Tax - NEWS  DIRECT TAX 1. CBDT clarified that an assessee is entitled to claim set-off of loss against income determined under section 115BBE of the Act till the assessment year 2016-17. [Ref: Circular no 11/2019 [F.NO.225/45/2019-ITA.II], Dated 19-6-2019] 2. CBDT issues revised guidelines for compounding of offences under Direct Tax Laws [Re...

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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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Mere signing against a particular column of format is nothing but a mechanical approval

Shri Ram Niranjan Tibra Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur) - Ld. CIT acted mechanically in order to discharge his statutory obligation when he merely wrote on the format Yes, I am satisfied. In the case in hand, the Id. CIT has even not written any affirmative sentence or word but has just signed against the column which was pre-typed Yes....

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Conversion of limited scrutiny to comprehensive scrutiny without prior approval of competent authority is invalid

Late Smt. Gurbachan Kaur Vs DCIT (ITAT Jaipur) - AO has obtained the necessary approval from the Competent Authority for conversion of the limited scrutiny to comprehensive scrutiny. Accordingly, the issue which is taken up by the AO in the proceedings under section 154 is illegal and void being beyond his jurisdiction to frame the limited scrutin...

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ITAT upheld section 68 Addition- Big Jump in Share Price of unknown Company

Harish Kumar HUF Vs ITO (ITAT Chennai) - Assessee has not tendered cogent evidence to explain as to how the shares in an unknown company had jumped to an higher amount in no time when the fantastic sale price was not at all possible as there was no economic or financial basis to justify the price rise. Also, assessee failed to provide deta...

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Property used for business cannot be treated as vacant for section 23

Ideal Hitech Engineering Equipment (P) Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) - We are of the view that the company having occupied the property for its own purposes, no notional rent can be added. It may be germane to mention here that this is the only property owned and occupied by the assessee as its registered office. It is not the case of the AO that the assessee company w...

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Static vs. Ambulatory interpretation of DTAAs – Retrospective amendments to definition of royalty

ACIT Vs Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) - ACIT Vs Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) Let us appreciate the nature of development, from the treaty perspective, in case one is to hold that the retrospective amendments defining the expression ‘process’ would be equally applicable for definition of ‘royalties’ under the tax treaty...

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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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Recent Posts in "ITAT Judgments"

Mere signing against a particular column of format is nothing but a mechanical approval

Shri Ram Niranjan Tibra Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur)

Ld. CIT acted mechanically in order to discharge his statutory obligation when he merely wrote on the format Yes, I am satisfied. In the case in hand, the Id. CIT has even not written any affirmative sentence or word but has just signed against the column which was pre-typed Yes....

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Conversion of limited scrutiny to comprehensive scrutiny without prior approval of competent authority is invalid

Late Smt. Gurbachan Kaur Vs DCIT (ITAT Jaipur)

AO has obtained the necessary approval from the Competent Authority for conversion of the limited scrutiny to comprehensive scrutiny. Accordingly, the issue which is taken up by the AO in the proceedings under section 154 is illegal and void being beyond his jurisdiction to frame the limited scrutiny assessment....

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ITAT upheld section 68 Addition- Big Jump in Share Price of unknown Company

Harish Kumar HUF Vs ITO (ITAT Chennai)

Assessee has not tendered cogent evidence to explain as to how the shares in an unknown company had jumped to an higher amount in no time when the fantastic sale price was not at all possible as there was no economic or financial basis to justify the price rise. Also, assessee failed to provide details of persons who purchased the shares....

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Property used for business cannot be treated as vacant for section 23

Ideal Hitech Engineering Equipment (P) Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)

We are of the view that the company having occupied the property for its own purposes, no notional rent can be added. It may be germane to mention here that this is the only property owned and occupied by the assessee as its registered office. It is not the case of the AO that the assessee company was having some other premises to have it...

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Static vs. Ambulatory interpretation of DTAAs – Retrospective amendments to definition of royalty

ACIT Vs Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai)

ACIT Vs Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) Let us appreciate the nature of development, from the treaty perspective, in case one is to hold that the retrospective amendments defining the expression ‘process’ would be equally applicable for definition of ‘royalties’ under the tax treaty. Thus viewed, situation could be like t...

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TDR is a capital asset as inextricably linked with immovable property

Adi D Vachha Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai)

TDR is a capital asset, because it is inextricably linked with immovable property and also flows from transfer of immovable property. When, TDR is considered to be an immovable property/assets within the meaning of section 2(14) of the I.T.Act, then any right in such TDR is also needs to be considered as a asset within the meaning of sect...

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Foreign Exchange Loss on loan for acquiring fixed assets allowable as Revenue Expense

M/s. Baby Memorial Hospital Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Cochin)

Foreign exchange loss arising out of foreign currency fluctuations in respect of loan in foreign currency used for acquiring fixed assets should be allowed as revenue expenditure by charging the same into the Profit and Loss account and not as capital expenditure by deducting the same from the cost of the respective fixed assets....

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Penalty for inability to meet contractual obligation cannot be disallowed

DCIT Vs Mahavir Multitrade Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Delhi)

The inability to meet the contractual obligation by the assessee cannot be termed as an offence or infraction of law so as to deny the claim of the assessee by invoking the expression 1 to sec 37(1) of the Act....

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Reassessment without disposing assessee’s objections by a speaking order is invalid

ITO (E) Vs ICFAI University (ITAT Delhi)

Where AO did not pass any speaking order in disposing of assessee|s objections against notice under section 148, the assessment order passed subsequent to such notice, would be considered as bad in law and hence, the same was liable to be quashed....

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No Netting of profit/loss of eligible units to calculate section 80-IC deduction

Alliance India Vs DCIT (ITAT Chandigarh)

No netting of profits and losses of the eligible units was to be done for the purpose of calculating the deduction under section 80-IC and each unit for the said purpose had to be treated separately....

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