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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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Power of Attorney Holder cannot be assessed for Capital Gain

Shri Gyan Chand Agarwal Vs. The Addl. CIT (ITAT Jaipur) - Power of attorney is not an instrument of transfer in regard to any right, title or interest in any immovable property. The power of attorney is a creation of an agency whereby the grantor authorizes the grantee to do acts specified therein, on behalf of grantor, which when executed will be binding ...

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ITAT Section 54EC exemption for Investing in REC Bonds of Rs.50 Lakh each in 2 Financial Years for A.Y. prior to 2015-16

Asst. C.I.T Vs Shri Upendra C. Parekh (ITAT Mumbai) - Government only intended to restrict the investment in a particular financial year and accordingly has fixed the limit of Rs. 50,00,000/- as permissible limit in a particular financial year. The Government did not intend to restrict the maximum amount of exemption permissible under Section 54EC....

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Section 11 exemption cannot be denied for receipt of fees from non-members

DCIT (E) Vs. PHD Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (ITAT Delhi) - Assessee is an association of professional and businessman to protect and promote the interest of its members. The income of the assessee is from membership fees from its members, specialized services, services and facilities, meetings, seminars and training programmes, sale of publication etc. It i...

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TDS not deductible on loss on subscription to chit

Shri Ashok Kumar Rai Vs. The Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (ITAT Bangalore) - In this case AO has made addition merely on the basis of ledger extract filed by the assessee on the assumption that the said payments are interest payments which attracts TDS under the provisions of section 194A of the Act, without conducting further inquiries in the background of the assessee’s ...

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No Penalty for Non-enclosure of audit report along with ITR in absence of such requirement

Sai Prasanthi Realtors & Sai Eswar Real Estates & Developers Vs Dy. CIT (ITAT Hyderabad) - ITAT Hyderabad held in the case of Sai Prasanthi Realtors & Sai Eswar Real Estates & Developers v. Dy. CIT that if assessee has obtained audit report before due date, but did not enclose audit report along with return of income due to CBDT instructions in this regard then, imposition of pena...

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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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Rules for Preparation and submission of Paper Books to Tribunal

F.No.70-Jd(ATD) / 07 - (26/11/2007) - (a) Paper Books must be legibly written or type-written in double space of printed. (b) Each paper filed should be certified as true copy by the party filing the same, or by his authorized representative. (c) Each paper should be indexed in such a manner as to give the brief description of the relev...

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Power of Attorney Holder cannot be assessed for Capital Gain

Shri Gyan Chand Agarwal Vs. The Addl. CIT (ITAT Jaipur)

Power of attorney is not an instrument of transfer in regard to any right, title or interest in any immovable property. The power of attorney is a creation of an agency whereby the grantor authorizes the grantee to do acts specified therein, on behalf of grantor, which when executed will be binding on the grantor […]...

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ITAT Section 54EC exemption for Investing in REC Bonds of Rs.50 Lakh each in 2 Financial Years for A.Y. prior to 2015-16

Asst. C.I.T Vs Shri Upendra C. Parekh (ITAT Mumbai)

Government only intended to restrict the investment in a particular financial year and accordingly has fixed the limit of Rs. 50,00,000/- as permissible limit in a particular financial year. The Government did not intend to restrict the maximum amount of exemption permissible under Section 54EC....

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Section 11 exemption cannot be denied for receipt of fees from non-members

DCIT (E) Vs. PHD Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (ITAT Delhi)

Assessee is an association of professional and businessman to protect and promote the interest of its members. The income of the assessee is from membership fees from its members, specialized services, services and facilities, meetings, seminars and training programmes, sale of publication etc. It is also noted that the income of the asse...

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TDS not deductible on loss on subscription to chit

Shri Ashok Kumar Rai Vs. The Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (ITAT Bangalore)

In this case AO has made addition merely on the basis of ledger extract filed by the assessee on the assumption that the said payments are interest payments which attracts TDS under the provisions of section 194A of the Act, without conducting further inquiries in the background of the assessee’s claim that the said payments […]...

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No Penalty for Non-enclosure of audit report along with ITR in absence of such requirement

Sai Prasanthi Realtors & Sai Eswar Real Estates & Developers Vs Dy. CIT (ITAT Hyderabad)

ITAT Hyderabad held in the case of Sai Prasanthi Realtors & Sai Eswar Real Estates & Developers v. Dy. CIT that if assessee has obtained audit report before due date, but did not enclose audit report along with return of income due to CBDT instructions in this regard then, imposition of penalty under section 271B […]...

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Additional grounds with evidences admitted by Tribunal for the sake of justice

Nivea India Private Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

The learned AR argued the assessee was entitled to raise additional ground of appeal before the Tribunal, even though the claim had not been made either before Income-tax Officer/AO or the First Appellate Authority. It was further argued that the additional ground of appeal raised by assessee was purely legal in nature....

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Addition for peak balance of bogus purchases not sustainable if AO not disputed genuineness of sales, Stock Register

Asst. CIT 19(3) Vs. M/s. Steel Line (India) (ITAT Mumbai)

Bogus Purchases: If the AO has not disputed the genuineness of sales and the quantitative details and the day to day stock register maintained by the assessee, a trader, he cannot make an addition in respect of peak balance of the bogus purchases. He can only determine the element of profit embedded in the bogus purchases. On facts, the a...

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Expense on Sponsoring Tours of doctors by Pharma Companies is not allowable

DCIT Vs. M/s. Ochoa Laboratories Ltd. (ITAT Delhi)

 These three appeals of the Revenue and two cross objection of the assessee, are directed against separate orders of the Commissioner of Income-tax (Appeals), New Delhi (in short the ‘CIT-(A)’]. In assessment years 2006-07, the assessee has not filed cross objection against the appeal of the Revenue, however, in assessment years 2007...

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Assessee allowed Deduction U/s. 54 depsite non completion of construction within 3 years

Kannan Chandrasekar Vs ITO (ITAT Chennai)

This appeal of the assessee is directed against the order of the Commissioner (Appeals)-4, Chennai dated 19-8-2016 pertaining to assessment year 2012-13. 2. The only grievance in this appeal of assessee is non-granting of exemption under section 54 of the Act in respect of sale of the residential property....

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Sec. 54 ITAT allows capital gain exemption despite investment in Term Deposit A/c Instead of Capital Gain Scheme A/c

Sri Ajeet Kumar Jaiswal Vs. ITO (ITAT Hyderabad)

The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Hyderabad held that exemption under section 54(2) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 cannot be denied to the assesse for the mere reason that the assesse has invested the capital gain in a normal term deposit account instead of Capital Gain Scheme account....

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