Reassessment

Income Escaping Assessment Under Section 147/148 of Income Tax Act

Income Tax - Section 148 stands for reassessment or income escaping assessment. Nowadays income tax department is scrutinizing more returns under Section 148 of the Income Tax Act. So we are here to discuss about section 148 of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Article explains Time limit for issuance of notice u/s 148, Issuance of show cause notice […...

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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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Reopening of Assessments after 4 Years -Section 148 -Income Tax Act – Special Considerations

Income Tax - The reopening of an assessment is carried out by the Assessing Officer by first issuing a notice under Section 148 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (the Act) and thereafter proceeding to make a reassessment order under Section 147 of the Act. Yet, in certain circumstances, the assessee is advised or he decides to challenge […]...

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All About Income Tax E-Assessment Scheme 2019

Income Tax - The CBDT on 12th September 2019, notified the much talked about e-assessment procedure vide Notification no. 61/2019. The stakes were high, as it was expected to reduce the red-tapism in the country, during an assessment proceeding. This notification was quickly followed up by another notification vide 62/2019, giving effect to the Income...

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Reopening of assessment- Section 147 of Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Reopening of assessment u/s 147 of the IT Act , 1961 on the basis of information from Investigation Wing of the department On the basis of information received from the investigation wing of the department, the Assessing officer cannot issue notice u/s 148 of the act mechanically, without using his own mind. He has to […]...

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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. 147/148 AO cannot review his decision & reopen on a change of opinion

BPTP Limited Vs PCIT (Delhi High Court) - BPTP Limited Vs PCIT (Delhi High Court) Section 147 of the IT Act does not allow the reassessment of an income merely because of the fact that the assessing officer has a change of opinion with regard to the interpretation of law differently on the facts that were well within his knowledge even at t...

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Section 147: Mere ‘Yes’ on approval not amounts to due application of mind

Blue Chip Developers (P) Ltd. Vs. ITO (ITAT Delhi) - Approval given by approving authority for reopening of assessment u/s 147 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 was without due application of mind and in mechanical manner - reassessment should be quashed....

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Validity of Approval for Reopening by CIT for wrong application of Law by AO

ITO Vs Krish Homes Private Limited (ITAT Jaipur) - The question that arises for consideration is where there is no new material brought on record by the Assessing subsequent to completion of original proceedings u/s 143(3) and where the matter was duly examined during the original assessment proceedings, whether the Assessing officer can still acqui...

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Mere participation in section 147 proceedings not confers jurisdiction upon AO

Attar Singh Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) - Mere participation in proceedings or acquiescence would not confer jurisdiction upon AO who otherwise was not the AO of assessee, therefore, notice issued under section 148 was quashed and since  reopening was quashed,  subsequent orders passed on account of such reopening were also quashed....

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In absence of valid notice, AO has no authority to assume jurisdiction U/s. 147 

Late Bharti Harendra Modi By Her Legal Heir Nikhilharendr Modi Vs ITO (Gujarat High Court) - Late Bharti Harendra Modi by Her Legal Heir Nikhilharendr Modi Vs ITO (Gujarat High Court) The notice under section 148 of the Act, which is a jurisdictional notice, has been issued to a dead person. Upon receipt of such notice, the legal representative has raised an objection to the validity of suc...

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Directions for giving effect to Income Tax E-assessment Scheme, 2019

Notification No. 62/2019- Income Tax [S.O. 3265(E)] - (12/09/2019) - [Notification No. 62/2019 For giving effect to the E-assessment Scheme, 2019 the Central Government hereby makes the following directions ...

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CBDT notifies Income Tax E-assessment Scheme, 2019

Notification No. 61/2019- Income Tax [S.O. 3264(E)] - (12/09/2019) - The assessment under E-assessment Scheme, 2019 shall be made as per the following procedure, namely (i) the National e-Assessment Centre shall serve a notice on the assessee under sub-section (2) of section 143, specifying the issues for selection of his case for assessment;...

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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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Income Escaping Assessment Under Section 147/148 of Income Tax Act

Section 148 stands for reassessment or income escaping assessment. Nowadays income tax department is scrutinizing more returns under Section 148 of the Income Tax Act. So we are here to discuss about section 148 of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Article explains Time limit for issuance of notice u/s 148, Issuance of show cause notice […...

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Notice to Amalgamated Company which ceased to exist is without jurisdiction

Gayatri Microns Ltd. Vs ACIT (Gujarat High Court)

Gayatri Microns Ltd. Vs ACIT (Gujarat High Court) The Gujarat High Court set aside Reassessment Notice issued to the amalgamated company which ceased to exist after approval of the composite scheme of arrangement. The controversy in the present petition, is no longer res integra. The Apex Court in the case of Principal Commissioner of Inc...

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S. 147/148 AO cannot review his decision & reopen on a change of opinion

BPTP Limited Vs PCIT (Delhi High Court)

BPTP Limited Vs PCIT (Delhi High Court) Section 147 of the IT Act does not allow the reassessment of an income merely because of the fact that the assessing officer has a change of opinion with regard to the interpretation of law differently on the facts that were well within his knowledge even at the […]...

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Section 147: Mere ‘Yes’ on approval not amounts to due application of mind

Blue Chip Developers (P) Ltd. Vs. ITO (ITAT Delhi)

Approval given by approving authority for reopening of assessment u/s 147 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 was without due application of mind and in mechanical manner - reassessment should be quashed....

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Validity of Approval for Reopening by CIT for wrong application of Law by AO

ITO Vs Krish Homes Private Limited (ITAT Jaipur)

The question that arises for consideration is where there is no new material brought on record by the Assessing subsequent to completion of original proceedings u/s 143(3) and where the matter was duly examined during the original assessment proceedings, whether the Assessing officer can still acquire jurisdiction by exercising powers u/s...

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Mere participation in section 147 proceedings not confers jurisdiction upon AO

Attar Singh Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)

Mere participation in proceedings or acquiescence would not confer jurisdiction upon AO who otherwise was not the AO of assessee, therefore, notice issued under section 148 was quashed and since  reopening was quashed,  subsequent orders passed on account of such reopening were also quashed....

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In absence of valid notice, AO has no authority to assume jurisdiction U/s. 147 

Late Bharti Harendra Modi By Her Legal Heir Nikhilharendr Modi Vs ITO (Gujarat High Court)

Late Bharti Harendra Modi by Her Legal Heir Nikhilharendr Modi Vs ITO (Gujarat High Court) The notice under section 148 of the Act, which is a jurisdictional notice, has been issued to a dead person. Upon receipt of such notice, the legal representative has raised an objection to the validity of such notice and has […]...

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Fresh information in investigation report form- Reassessment notice valid

Chetan Sabharwal Vs ACIT (Delhi High Court)

Fresh information in the form of investigation report clearly demonstrated that initial disclosure regarding price of shares was not true and there was whole ‘live link’ between material in the form of investigation report and formation of belief that income had escaped assessment, therefore, reassessment notice was sustained as valid...

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NSEL Transaction: Reopening of assessment not permissible for Mere verification or for fishing inquiry

Mridulla Badarmal Jain Vs ACIT (Gujarat High Court)

 Re-assessment even if in case where return was not scrutinized before the income chargeable to tax had escaped before acceptance originally could not be made unless AO has reason to believe that the income chargeable to tax had escaped, therefore, for mere verification or for fishing inquiry, reopening of assessment was not permissible....

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Why Effective Documentation a must for Income Tax Assessment Procedures?

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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