ITAT Judgments

Texport Overseas: Analysis of Case on omission of Section 92BA(i) from Income-tax Ac

Income Tax - In the recent landmark judgement of Texport Overseas Private Limited v. DCIT [IT(TP)A No. 1722/Bang/2017], Honorable Bangalore Tribunal held that: it would be deemed that clause (i) of Section 92BA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act”) was never been on the statute as it has been omitted w.e.f. April 01, 2017 vide Finance Act, 2017 ...

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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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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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Subsequent use of property not material for section 54F exemption

ITO Vs. Smt. Saida Mohammad (ITAT Jodhpur) - This appeal filed by the Revenue is directed against the order of the ld. CIT(A), Bikaner dated 20.05.2016 pertaining to A.Y. 2012-13....

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Addition for Jewellery within limits prescribed by CBDT circular not sustainable

Smt. Ritu Bajaj Vs. The Dy. C.I.T (ITAT Delhi) - The jewellery found in possession of the Assessee and his family is within the normal limits of the jewellery which as per the Board’s Circular not to be seized during the search proceeding of the Income Tax Act. Moreover, in the case of Haroon Mohd. Unni Mumbai vs Department of Income Tax, the As...

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Interest on home Loan availed of to repay earlier loan is allowable U/s. 24(b)

Akulu Nagaraj Gupta Subbaraju Vs. ITO (ITAT Bangalore) - If second borrowing has really been used to repay the original loan and this fact is proved to the satisfaction of AO, interest paid on the second loan would also be allowed as deduction under section 24....

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CIT (A) cannot accept additional evidence without calling remand report from AO

ITO Vs Mehrasons Jewellers Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Delhi) - On the facts and circumstances of the case & in law, the Ld. CIT(A) erred in deleting the addition of Rs.95,00,000/- made by the AO on account of unexplained cash credit from an entry operator completely ignoring the findings given by the Honble Delhi High Court in cases like CIT V. Nova Promoters 3...

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Addition u/s 68 merely on the basis of Bank Passbook not sustainable

Nanoomal Gupta Vs. ACIT (ITAT Agra) - CIT(A) has erred in confirming the addition wrongly made under section 153A of the Act, without there being any adverse material on record against the assessee; that since the assessee had no business income, no books of account were maintained and the addition was made only on the basis of the asse...

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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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Subsequent use of property not material for section 54F exemption

ITO Vs. Smt. Saida Mohammad (ITAT Jodhpur)

This appeal filed by the Revenue is directed against the order of the ld. CIT(A), Bikaner dated 20.05.2016 pertaining to A.Y. 2012-13....

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Addition for Jewellery within limits prescribed by CBDT circular not sustainable

Smt. Ritu Bajaj Vs. The Dy. C.I.T (ITAT Delhi)

The jewellery found in possession of the Assessee and his family is within the normal limits of the jewellery which as per the Board’s Circular not to be seized during the search proceeding of the Income Tax Act. Moreover, in the case of Haroon Mohd. Unni Mumbai vs Department of Income Tax, the Assessing Officer conducting the search su...

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Interest on home Loan availed of to repay earlier loan is allowable U/s. 24(b)

Akulu Nagaraj Gupta Subbaraju Vs. ITO (ITAT Bangalore)

If second borrowing has really been used to repay the original loan and this fact is proved to the satisfaction of AO, interest paid on the second loan would also be allowed as deduction under section 24....

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CIT (A) cannot accept additional evidence without calling remand report from AO

ITO Vs Mehrasons Jewellers Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Delhi)

On the facts and circumstances of the case & in law, the Ld. CIT(A) erred in deleting the addition of Rs.95,00,000/- made by the AO on account of unexplained cash credit from an entry operator completely ignoring the findings given by the Honble Delhi High Court in cases like CIT V. Nova Promoters 342 ITR 169, CIT v. NR Portfolio [2013] 2...

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Addition u/s 68 merely on the basis of Bank Passbook not sustainable

Nanoomal Gupta Vs. ACIT (ITAT Agra)

CIT(A) has erred in confirming the addition wrongly made under section 153A of the Act, without there being any adverse material on record against the assessee; that since the assessee had no business income, no books of account were maintained and the addition was made only on the basis of the assessee’s pass book, which is not a book ...

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Sec. 80C Allowable on Principal Loan Payment for residential Flat irrespective of use

A. Ashok Simha Reddy Vs. DCIT (ITAT Hyderabad)

The learned Counsel for the assessee has filed a chart depicting various issues arising in all of these appeals and it is seen that most of the issues are repetitive in all the years. Therefore, we are disposing of the appeals on the basis of the issues arising therefrom....

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s. 292B cannot save Assessment order passed without Notice u/s 143(2)

Income Tax Officer Vs. Sh. Neeraj Goel (ITAT Delhi)

ITO Vs. Sh. Neeraj Goel (ITAT Delhi) IT(A) has rightly held that the assumption of jurisdiction to frame an assessment or non assumption of jurisdiction to frame an assessment goes to the root of the judicial act of framing an assessment order and in the event of non assumption of jurisdiction u/s. 143(2) of the […]...

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Shares held as stock-in-trade do not attract dis allowance u/s 14A

ACIT Vs. M/s Safe Enterprises (ITAT Mumbai)

No dis allowance u/s 14A is called for in a case where the shares are held as stock-in-trade as held in India Advantage Securities Ltd. (supra), CCI Ltd. v. JCIT (2012) 20 taxmann.com 196 (Karn.), PCIT v. State Bank of Patiala (2017) 78 taxmann.com 3 (P& H) and CIT v. G.K.K. Capital Markets (P.) Ltd. (2017) 78 taxmann.com 341 (Cal.)....

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Rejection of application for Registration U/s. 12AA for No beneficiary clause in trust deed

Krishan Kanya Mahavidyalya Vs. CIT(Exemption) (ITAT Amritsar)

Where application for registration certificate was rejected solely on the ground that trust deed did not contain the beneficiary clause; opportunity was given to assessee to make fresh application after incorporating the said clause in the trust deed....

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No Depreciation allowable on Non-Compete Fee paid to acquire a Going Concern

DCIT Vs Excelex Bio Polymers (P) Ltd. (ITAT Delhi)

DCIT Vs Excelex Bio Polymers (P) Ltd. (ITAT Delhi) The Assessing Officer held that the non-compete fee cannot be allowed as a revenue expenditure u/s 37(1). He took into consideration the amendment by the Finance Act, 1998 providing for allowance of depreciation on `intangible assets’ in the nature of know-how, patents, copyright, trade...

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