Reassessment

Compliance required u/s 151 r.w.s. 148 of Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - As per section 151, no notice shall be issued under section 148 by an Assessing Officer, after the expiry of a period of four years from the end of the relevant assessment year, unless the Principal Chief Commissioner or Chief Commissioner or Principal Commissioner or Commissioner is satisfied, on the reasons recorded by the Assessing O...

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Assessment/Re-assessment Procedure u/s. 147 of Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Assessment/Re-assessment is a procedure adopted to determine the correctness of the income disclosed by the assessee and tax payable thereon. Than what is reassessment and why there is need of reassessment? Section 147 and 148 of Income Tax Act is a well designed weapon for the Income Tax Department empowering it to assess, re-assess or...

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Assessment or Reassessment Notice U/s 148

Income Tax - The power of assessment or reassessment of any income chargeable to tax that have escaped assessment has been provided under section 147 r w s 148 of Income Tax Act of 1961. If the assessing officer has the reason to believe that any income chargeable to tax has escaped assessment then the assessing officer may subject to the provisions o...

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Why Effective Documentation a must for Income Tax Assessment Procedures?

Income Tax - Documentation can play a pivotal role in ensuring correct tax impact. It reduces great amount of time and energy of the company, advisors, auditors and most importantly the judiciary system....

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E-assessment proceedings under Income Tax – Call of digital era

Income Tax - CBDT directed that that except for search related assessments, proceedings in other pending scrutiny assessment cases shall be conducted only through the `E-Proceeding’ functionality. However, in cases where the concerned assessee objects to conduct of assessment proceedings electronically through the ‘E-Proceeding’ facility, such c...

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Notices for assessment/reassessment of income of old cases

Income Tax - Under the provisions of Income-tax Act, 1961, notices for assessment/reassessment of income of old cases of more than six years from the end of the relevant assessment year can be issued only in the following exceptional situations: i. Under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 149 of the Act, in cases where income in […]...

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Return revised to change cash balance /Income may face Scrutiny

Income Tax - It is brought to the notice of tax payers that any instance coming to the notice of Income-tax Department which reflects manipulation in the amount of income, cash-in-hand, profits etc. and fudging of accounts may necessitate scrutiny of such cases so as to ascertain the correct income of the year and may also attract penalty/prosecution ...

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No Reopening of Assessment to be made on Audit Objections: Committee Recommends

Income Tax - One of the key sources of dispute is the existing arrangement for follow up on audit objections by Internal Audit Party and the Revenue Audit Party. In terms of the existing arrangement, the Assessing Officer is required to take corrective steps following audit objections. The corrective measures take the form of rectification or reassess...

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SC issues notice to Amitabh Bachchan

Income Tax - NOTICE TO AB Sr. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan regarding his case for A.Y. 02-03 on a petition from the revenue. On 13th October, 2002, Mr. Bachchan filed his return for the year stating his income to be Rs. 14.99 crore, later on 31st March, 2003, he filed a […]...

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Government shouldn’t reopen old tax assessment cases -Assocham

Income Tax - ASSOCHAM wants correction as FM begins pre-budget consultations Showing a grave concern over the fact that notices for reopening of assessments by the tax authorities are being issued in thousands in recent times, ASSOCHAM today said returns should not be re-opened beyond three years. As Finance Minister P Chidambaram has started his pre-...

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S. 151: Sanction granted by writing ‘Yes, I am satisfied’ is not sufficient

Pioneer Town Planners Pvt. Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - Where the JCIT/ACIT has only recorded Yes I am satsfied then, it has to be held that the approving authority has recorded satisfaction in a mechanical manner and without application of mind to accord sanction for issuing notice u/s. 148 of the Act for reopening of assessment and in this situation in...

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Income Tax dept can reassess Income of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi: Delhi HC

Sonia Gandhi & Oscar Fernandes Vs. ACIT and Rahul Gandhi Vs. PCIT (Delhi High Court) - Sonia Gandhi & Oscar Fernandes Vs. ACIT and Rahul Gandhi Vs. PCIT (Delhi High Court) The entire premise of the reassessment notices in this case is that the non­disclosure of the taxing event, i.e. allotment of shares (and the absence of any declaration as to value) deprived the AO of the oppor...

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Failure to issue Notice U/s. 143(2) vitiate reassessment proceedings

PCIT Vs Oberoi Hotels Pvt. Ltd. (Calcutta High Court) - 1. Whether the failure to issue a notice under Section 143(2) of the Act in course of reassessment proceedings would vitiate the reassessment proceedings altogether? 2. What is the effect in view of Section 292BB of the Act when a notice under Section 143(2) of the Act is not issued at all?...

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Reopening not valid, when very basis of its belief been reversed by ITAT before recording of reasons by AO

The DCIT  Vs  M/s DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Chandigarh) - DCIT  Vs  M/s DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Chandigarh) In this case since there was no reason at all for reopening the case on the issue of treatment of royalty expenses ,since the same had already been decided in favour of the assessee by the ITAT, before the recording of reason...

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Reopening based on change of opinion is not permissible under law

Motorola Inc, USA Vs DDIT (ITAT Delhi) - Motorola Inc, USA appeal before Delhi ITAT: When no intangible material came to the notice of the AO to form the opinion that the income of the assessee company has escaped assessment and all the facts and figures have been brought on record by the assessee company during assessment proceedings and ...

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No Reopening for mere increase in Turnover due to demonetisation

Circular No. 40/2016-Income Tax - (09/12/2016) - Mere increase in turnover, because of use of digital means of payment or otherwise , in a particular year cannot be a sole reason to believe that income has escaped assessment in earlier years....

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S. 151: Sanction granted by writing ‘Yes, I am satisfied’ is not sufficient

Pioneer Town Planners Pvt. Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi)

Where the JCIT/ACIT has only recorded Yes I am satsfied then, it has to be held that the approving authority has recorded satisfaction in a mechanical manner and without application of mind to accord sanction for issuing notice u/s. 148 of the Act for reopening of assessment and in this situation initiation of reassessment proceedings and...

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Income Tax dept can reassess Income of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi: Delhi HC

Sonia Gandhi & Oscar Fernandes Vs. ACIT and Rahul Gandhi Vs. PCIT (Delhi High Court)

Sonia Gandhi & Oscar Fernandes Vs. ACIT and Rahul Gandhi Vs. PCIT (Delhi High Court) The entire premise of the reassessment notices in this case is that the non­disclosure of the taxing event, i.e. allotment of shares (and the absence of any declaration as to value) deprived the AO of the opportunity to look into […]...

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Compliance required u/s 151 r.w.s. 148 of Income Tax Act, 1961

As per section 151, no notice shall be issued under section 148 by an Assessing Officer, after the expiry of a period of four years from the end of the relevant assessment year, unless the Principal Chief Commissioner or Chief Commissioner or Principal Commissioner or Commissioner is satisfied, on the reasons recorded by the Assessing O...

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Failure to issue Notice U/s. 143(2) vitiate reassessment proceedings

PCIT Vs Oberoi Hotels Pvt. Ltd. (Calcutta High Court)

1. Whether the failure to issue a notice under Section 143(2) of the Act in course of reassessment proceedings would vitiate the reassessment proceedings altogether? 2. What is the effect in view of Section 292BB of the Act when a notice under Section 143(2) of the Act is not issued at all?...

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Reopening not valid, when very basis of its belief been reversed by ITAT before recording of reasons by AO

The DCIT  Vs  M/s DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Chandigarh)

DCIT  Vs  M/s DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Chandigarh) In this case since there was no reason at all for reopening the case on the issue of treatment of royalty expenses ,since the same had already been decided in favour of the assessee by the ITAT, before the recording of reasons for reopening the present case. [&hell...

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Assessment/Re-assessment Procedure u/s. 147 of Income Tax Act, 1961

Assessment/Re-assessment is a procedure adopted to determine the correctness of the income disclosed by the assessee and tax payable thereon. Than what is reassessment and why there is need of reassessment? Section 147 and 148 of Income Tax Act is a well designed weapon for the Income Tax Department empowering it to assess, re-assess or...

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Notices for assessment/reassessment of income of old cases

Under the provisions of Income-tax Act, 1961, notices for assessment/reassessment of income of old cases of more than six years from the end of the relevant assessment year can be issued only in the following exceptional situations: i. Under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 149 of the Act, in cases where income in […]...

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Assessment or Reassessment Notice U/s 148

The power of assessment or reassessment of any income chargeable to tax that have escaped assessment has been provided under section 147 r w s 148 of Income Tax Act of 1961. If the assessing officer has the reason to believe that any income chargeable to tax has escaped assessment then the assessing officer may subject to the provisions o...

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Reopening based on change of opinion is not permissible under law

Motorola Inc, USA Vs DDIT (ITAT Delhi)

Motorola Inc, USA appeal before Delhi ITAT: When no intangible material came to the notice of the AO to form the opinion that the income of the assessee company has escaped assessment and all the facts and figures have been brought on record by the assessee company during assessment proceedings and same had been explained: The reassessmen...

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Approval for reopening by observing merely ‘जी हाँ मैं संतुष्ट हूँ’ is not legally tenable

Shri Ghanshyam Vs ITO (ITAT Agra)

Shri Ghanshyam Vs ITO (ITAT Agra) In present case, the ld. Additional CIT granted the approval by observing merely that he was satisfied. Sections 147 and 148 of the IT Act, it is trite, are charter to the Revenue to reopen completed assessments. Section 151 of the Act provides a safe-guard that the sword of […]...

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