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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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Can ITAT Dismiss Appeal for Non-Persecution

Income Tax - Recently a number of decisions have come in which Income Tax Appellate Tribunal has dismissed appeals for non-persecution. This paper is an attempt to understand the legal provisions regarding dismissal of appeal for non-appearance. Rule 24 of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Rules reads as, 24. Hearing of appeal ex parte for default by ...

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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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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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Reassessment based on Documents already in hand of AO not Valid

DCIT Vs Sovereign Pharma Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Pune) - DCIT Vs Sovereign Pharma Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Pune) A bare perusal of reasons for reopening would show that the Assessing Officer has erred in invoking the provisions of section 148 r.w.s. 147 after the expiry of four years to cover up his own follies. It is not the case of Revenue that the assessee has ...

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Bogus Share Capital | Addition upheld | Creditworthiness of shareholders not proved

M/s Royal Rich Developers Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) - M/s. Royal Rich Developers Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) We are of the considered view that the onus is on the assessee company to bring on record the cogent evidences to prove the identity and creditworthiness of the share subscribers and genuineness of the transaction which in the instant case t...

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Mere disallowance of expense cannot result into concealment of income

Alfa Bhoj Limited Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) - Alfa Bhoj Limited Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) With respect to the claim of the deduction of deferred revenue expenditure of Rs. 2950195/– the assessee submitted that the above expenditure has been incurred by the assessee for exploring the future business opportunities. The learned AO disallowed the abov...

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Penalty sustained if Charge for initiation of penalty & charge while levying was same

Shri Harish Chand Narang Vs ACIT (ITAT Jaipur) - Shri Harish Chand Narang Vs ACIT (ITAT Jaipur) The sum and substance of above decision is that the nature of specification of charge by the A.O. at the stage of initiation of penalty proceedings at the time of issue of notice U/s 274 read with Section 271(1)(c) of the Act and at the time of [&hellip...

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Penalty should not be imposed for Inadvertent and Bonafide Error

Rasai Properties Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) - Rasai Properties Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) Admittedly, there has been an omission on the part of the assessee to disclose the LTCG on sale of the shops in its return of income for the year under consideration. However, at the same time, we cannot remain oblivious of the bonafides of the assess...

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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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Reassessment based on Documents already in hand of AO not Valid

DCIT Vs Sovereign Pharma Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Pune)

DCIT Vs Sovereign Pharma Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Pune) A bare perusal of reasons for reopening would show that the Assessing Officer has erred in invoking the provisions of section 148 r.w.s. 147 after the expiry of four years to cover up his own follies. It is not the case of Revenue that the assessee has […]...

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Bogus Share Capital | Addition upheld | Creditworthiness of shareholders not proved

M/s Royal Rich Developers Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

M/s. Royal Rich Developers Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) We are of the considered view that the onus is on the assessee company to bring on record the cogent evidences to prove the identity and creditworthiness of the share subscribers and genuineness of the transaction which in the instant case the assessee is not […]...

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Mere disallowance of expense cannot result into concealment of income

Alfa Bhoj Limited Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi)

Alfa Bhoj Limited Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) With respect to the claim of the deduction of deferred revenue expenditure of Rs. 2950195/– the assessee submitted that the above expenditure has been incurred by the assessee for exploring the future business opportunities. The learned AO disallowed the above sum u/s 37 of the income tax act [&hel...

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Penalty sustained if Charge for initiation of penalty & charge while levying was same

Shri Harish Chand Narang Vs ACIT (ITAT Jaipur)

Shri Harish Chand Narang Vs ACIT (ITAT Jaipur) The sum and substance of above decision is that the nature of specification of charge by the A.O. at the stage of initiation of penalty proceedings at the time of issue of notice U/s 274 read with Section 271(1)(c) of the Act and at the time of […]...

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Penalty should not be imposed for Inadvertent and Bonafide Error

Rasai Properties Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

Rasai Properties Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai) Admittedly, there has been an omission on the part of the assessee to disclose the LTCG on sale of the shops in its return of income for the year under consideration. However, at the same time, we cannot remain oblivious of the bonafides of the assessee, which […]...

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Growing of hybrid seeds is Agricultural Activity

DCIT Vs Genuine Seeds Pvt. Ltd (ITAT Pune)

DCIT Vs Genuine Seeds Pvt. Ltd (ITAT Pune) The CIT(A) while deciding the issue in the present case had in turn, relied on the decision of Pune Bench of Tribunal in ACIT Vs. Ajeet Seeds Ltd. (supra), which has been confirmed by the Hon’ble High Court. Consequently, we hold that growing of hybrid seeds in […]...

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Penalty cannot be levied for mere filing of Form No. 3CB instead of Form 3CA

M/s. PMC Rubber Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Kolkata)

M/s. PMC Rubber Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Kolkata) We note that the assessee has filed form no. 3CD and 3CB and the same has not been disputed therefore the tax audit report was on record and hence the penalty should not be levied. However the Assessing Officer disputed that instead of form […]...

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Section 54F Exemption cannot be denied if assessee invests entire consideration in construction of residential house

Vijay Mahipal v. ITO (ITAT Kolkata)

Vijay Mahipal v. ITO (ITAT Kolkata) If the assessee invests the entire consideration in construction of the residential house within three years from the date of transfer he cannot be denied deduction u/s 54F of the Act on the ground that he did not deposit the said amount in capital gain account scheme before the […]...

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Section 54B does not specify that entire land should be used for cultivation

Rajendra Bastimal Chordiya Vs ITO (ITAT Pune)

Rajendra Bastimal Chordiya Vs ITO (ITAT Pune) The issue in the present ground is with respect to the denial of claim of deduction u/s 54B of the Act for the reason that the land was not cultivable. We find that the reason for denying the claim of deduction u/s 54B of the Act was for […]...

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Section 54F exemption if Sale Proceed not invested in Specified Govt Scheme but Property purchased within Three Years

Sh. Vijay Chaudhary Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)

Sh. Vijay Chaudhary Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) Whether the assessee invests the entire sales consideration in construction of a residential house within three years from the date of transfer can he be denied exemption under Section 54F on the ground that he did not deposit the said amount in capital gains account scheme before the […]...

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