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Attempts by CBDT to destroy independence of CIT (Appeals)

Income Tax - The author has taken strong exception to the CBDT castigating CIT(A) for giving relief to taxpayers on legal grounds. He has also condemned the CBDTs offer of incentives to CIT(A) to enhance assessments. He has argued that by dictating CIT(A)s to carry out appellate proceedings with a preconceived notion and in a prejudiced process, the C...

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Increased threshold for tax litigation – A relief to taxpayer and to overburdened judiciary

Income Tax - A big question before the Government – How to reduce the overburdened judiciary. A tax issue may take 5 to 7 years to settle at ITAT level and another 5 to 7 years, if matter moves to courts....

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CBDT’s Measures For Reducing Litigation

Income Tax - In 2015 CBDT issued Circular No. 21/2015 dated 10.12.2015 specifying monetary limits and other conditions for filing Appeals/SLPs by the Income Tax Department before Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, High Court & Supreme Court. Now, as a measure to reduce the tax litigations CBDT has revised these monetary limits as below vide its Circular N...

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Unnecessary Litigation Clogging the Wheels of Justice

Income Tax - It is well known that the government is the largest litigant in the courts. It is less known that it starves the judiciary of funds. It is even less known that it chokes the courts with unnecessary suits. The last one frequently invites drubbing from the Supreme Court. Two judgments delivered last week analyse the psychology of bureaucrat...

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Major Steps taken by Govt for Reducing Tax Litigations

Income Tax - In order to reduce the long pending grievances of taxpayers and to minimise litigations pertaining to tax matters and to facilitate the Ease of Doing Business, Government of India has decided to increase the threshold monetary limits for filing Departmental Appeals at various levels, be it Appellate Tribunals, High Courts and the Supreme ...

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Report on Filing of Appeals by Income Tax Department

Income Tax - The suggestions of Committee to Study Appellate Orders to Examine Filing of Appeals by Income Tax Department before Various Forums are based upon: i) Analysis of actual data collected by the Committee ii) Interaction with the officers of the Income Tax Department iii) Study of the Global Best Practices....

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Report on how to Minimize Income Tax Litigation & its Management

Income Tax - Report deals with 1. Issues that give rise to frivolous litigation. 2. Issues that impact the quality of representation and effective management of litigation. 3. Systemic issues impacting effective litigation management and how to deal with these issues. ...

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3 CBDT Circular to reduce litigation & easing compliance burden

Income Tax - The Central Board of Direct Taxes has taken a number of decisions to clarify the applicability of various provisions of the Income-tax Act with the objective of easing the burden of compliance and reducing litigation....

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Implementation of Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme 2016

F .No.279/Misc./M-74/2016-ITJ - (19/07/2016) - The Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016 was introduced with effect from 01.06.2016 to address the issue of pending litigation before CsIT (A). Tax payers stand to benefit by a timely disposal of their litigation, while the Department stands to reduce its administrative cost in disposing appea...

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Attempts by CBDT to destroy independence of CIT (Appeals)

The author has taken strong exception to the CBDT castigating CIT(A) for giving relief to taxpayers on legal grounds. He has also condemned the CBDTs offer of incentives to CIT(A) to enhance assessments. He has argued that by dictating CIT(A)s to carry out appellate proceedings with a preconceived notion and in a prejudiced process, the C...

Read More

Increased threshold for tax litigation – A relief to taxpayer and to overburdened judiciary

A big question before the Government – How to reduce the overburdened judiciary. A tax issue may take 5 to 7 years to settle at ITAT level and another 5 to 7 years, if matter moves to courts....

Read More

CBDT’s Measures For Reducing Litigation

In 2015 CBDT issued Circular No. 21/2015 dated 10.12.2015 specifying monetary limits and other conditions for filing Appeals/SLPs by the Income Tax Department before Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, High Court & Supreme Court. Now, as a measure to reduce the tax litigations CBDT has revised these monetary limits as below vide its Circular N...

Read More

Major Steps taken by Govt for Reducing Tax Litigations

In order to reduce the long pending grievances of taxpayers and to minimise litigations pertaining to tax matters and to facilitate the Ease of Doing Business, Government of India has decided to increase the threshold monetary limits for filing Departmental Appeals at various levels, be it Appellate Tribunals, High Courts and the Supreme ...

Read More

Report on Filing of Appeals by Income Tax Department

The suggestions of Committee to Study Appellate Orders to Examine Filing of Appeals by Income Tax Department before Various Forums are based upon: i) Analysis of actual data collected by the Committee ii) Interaction with the officers of the Income Tax Department iii) Study of the Global Best Practices....

Read More

Report on how to Minimize Income Tax Litigation & its Management

Report deals with 1. Issues that give rise to frivolous litigation. 2. Issues that impact the quality of representation and effective management of litigation. 3. Systemic issues impacting effective litigation management and how to deal with these issues. ...

Read More

Implementation of Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme 2016

F .No.279/Misc./M-74/2016-ITJ (19/07/2016)

The Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016 was introduced with effect from 01.06.2016 to address the issue of pending litigation before CsIT (A). Tax payers stand to benefit by a timely disposal of their litigation, while the Department stands to reduce its administrative cost in disposing appeals and also to collect its due taxes. Th...

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3 CBDT Circular to reduce litigation & easing compliance burden

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has taken a number of decisions to clarify the applicability of various provisions of the Income-tax Act with the objective of easing the burden of compliance and reducing litigation....

Read More

Unnecessary Litigation Clogging the Wheels of Justice

It is well known that the government is the largest litigant in the courts. It is less known that it starves the judiciary of funds. It is even less known that it chokes the courts with unnecessary suits. The last one frequently invites drubbing from the Supreme Court. Two judgments delivered last week analyse the psychology of bureaucrat...

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