Reassessment

Paperless assessments – A welcome move

Income Tax - In 2006, the Indian Government introduced electronic filing of Income-tax returns for the first time in case of corporates which subsequently made mandatory for all tax payers. Since then there is constant digitization of processing of tax returns....

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How to opt for Online Assessment and Submit Online response

Income Tax - Presently, notice u/s 143(2) is generated by CASS in ITBA. Also, AO issues the statutory notice including notice u/s 142(1) with Questionnaire of the IT Act 1961 from the ITBA assessment module to the assessee’s designated email ID. Similarly, there are many proceedings of the Income Tax Act which require notice or correspondence betwee...

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Types of Assessment under Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Article Discusses Assessment under Section 143(1)-Scrutiny Assessment, Section 144- Best Judgement Assessment and Section 147- Income Escaping Assessment of Income Tax Act, 1961....

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Rationalisation of time limit for assessment, reassessment & recomputation

Income Tax - digitisation of processes within the Department has enhanced its efficiency in handling workload. In order to simplify the provisions of existing section 153 by retaining only those provisions that are relevant to the current provisions of the Act, section 153 is proposed to be substituted with the following changes in time limit from the...

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Get ready for Email assessment

Income Tax - Impact on All- 1. It will bring transparency and speed in the assessment procedure. It will especially reduce the travelling time / meeting time / waiting time of both AOs and CAs increasing their efficiencies. 2. There will be permanent / reliable repository [ on cloud ] to store / retrieve the submissions. 3. The geographical location o...

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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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No reopening of Cases Prior to 01.04.2012 & Circular to avoid multilevel TDS on software u/s 194J -FM

Income Tax - On the issue of retrospective amendment, Union Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has said that he had given a commitment in the Parliament with regard to retrospective amendments that CBDT will issue a policy circular to clarify that in cases where assessment proceedings have become final before first day of April, 2012; such cases ...

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Approval to Reopening by officer superior to Addl. DIT U/s. 151(2) is invalid

Yum Restaurants Asia Pte. Ltd Vs Deputy Director Of Income Tax And Ors (Delhi High Court) - This writ petition by Yum! Restaurants Asia PTE Ltd. under Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution, seeks the quashing of a notice dated 28th March 2012 issued by the Deputy Director of Income Tax (hereinafter the Assessing Officer or AO) under Section 148 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter t...

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Search, Re-Assessment etc. of Non-Existent Entity is Invalid

BDR Builders & Developers Pvt. Ltd Vs ACIT (Delhi High Court) - Proceedings under Section 148 of the Act which commenced with the notice dated 3rd April, 2012 issued to VBPPL were itself void ab initio for the simple reason that on that day VBPPL was not in existence as a result of the order dated 20th February, 2013 of the High Court approving its amalgamation ...

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Reassessment cannot be initiated merely on report of Valuation Officer

Smt. Kamala Ojha Vs Income Tax Officer (Chhatisgarh High Court) - Thus, it appears that only on the basis of the valuation report received from the said officer – Assistant Valuation Officer, the assessing authority sought to reopen the proceeding under Section 147 of the Act, 1961 which is clearly not an information for reopening the assessment proceeding...

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Notice U/s. 148 given for service to Post Authorities on Last Day-Valid?

Abab Offshore Ltd. Vs DCIT (Madras High Court) - When postal authorities collected notice from revenue on 31-3-2015 (last date of expiry of six years from end of relevant assessment year) as per arrangement between revenue and postal department, though such notice was served to assessee later, such notice under section 148 of Income Tax Act, 1961 ...

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Principle of consistency applicable to determine whether for 148 income has escaped assessment or not

AVTEC Limited Vs. DCIT (Delhi High Court) - In the case of AVTEC Limited Vs. DCIT, Delhi High Court has held that- 1. Assessee is under no obligation to file the same document during assessment in each AY. The AO is to look at the litigation history of the assessee himself and cannot expect the assessee to inform him. 2. principle of consist...

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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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Recent Posts in "Reassessment"

Approval to Reopening by officer superior to Addl. DIT U/s. 151(2) is invalid

Yum Restaurants Asia Pte. Ltd Vs Deputy Director Of Income Tax And Ors (Delhi High Court)

This writ petition by Yum! Restaurants Asia PTE Ltd. under Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution, seeks the quashing of a notice dated 28th March 2012 issued by the Deputy Director of Income Tax (hereinafter the Assessing Officer or AO) under Section 148 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter the Act) seeking to reopen the assessment...

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Search, Re-Assessment etc. of Non-Existent Entity is Invalid

BDR Builders & Developers Pvt. Ltd Vs ACIT (Delhi High Court)

Proceedings under Section 148 of the Act which commenced with the notice dated 3rd April, 2012 issued to VBPPL were itself void ab initio for the simple reason that on that day VBPPL was not in existence as a result of the order dated 20th February, 2013 of the High Court approving its amalgamation with the Petitioner with effect from 1st...

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Reassessment cannot be initiated merely on report of Valuation Officer

Smt. Kamala Ojha Vs Income Tax Officer (Chhatisgarh High Court)

Thus, it appears that only on the basis of the valuation report received from the said officer – Assistant Valuation Officer, the assessing authority sought to reopen the proceeding under Section 147 of the Act, 1961 which is clearly not an information for reopening the assessment proceeding...

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Paperless assessments – A welcome move

In 2006, the Indian Government introduced electronic filing of Income-tax returns for the first time in case of corporates which subsequently made mandatory for all tax payers. Since then there is constant digitization of processing of tax returns....

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Notice U/s. 148 given for service to Post Authorities on Last Day-Valid?

Abab Offshore Ltd. Vs DCIT (Madras High Court)

When postal authorities collected notice from revenue on 31-3-2015 (last date of expiry of six years from end of relevant assessment year) as per arrangement between revenue and postal department, though such notice was served to assessee later, such notice under section 148 of Income Tax Act, 1961 was not barred by limitation....

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Principle of consistency applicable to determine whether for 148 income has escaped assessment or not

AVTEC Limited Vs. DCIT (Delhi High Court)

In the case of AVTEC Limited Vs. DCIT, Delhi High Court has held that- 1. Assessee is under no obligation to file the same document during assessment in each AY. The AO is to look at the litigation history of the assessee himself and cannot expect the assessee to inform him. 2. principle of consistency is […]...

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Reopening by successor AO by revisiting the same materials is invalid

Director of Income Tax International Taxation-II Vs Rolis Royce Industry Power India Ltd (Delhi High Court)

In the opinion of the bench, e reopening based on mere reappraisal of existing material is without jurisdiction, and therefore, is invalid. The bench, while hearing an appeal filed by the department against the order of the ITAT, held that the assessee’s duty is only to disclose facts and not to make inferences. It was also held that th...

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Change of Opinion on A Particular Matter, Whether Reopening of Assessment Possible?

Director of Income Tax (International Taxation) Vs Rolls Royce Industrial Power India Ltd (Delhi High Court)

There has been constant reopening of assessments by Assessing Authorities on mere change of opinion while law is well settled on the point that an assessment cannot reopened by recourse to section 147/ 148 of the Income tax Act, 1961 on mere change of opinion of the Assessing Officer(AO)....

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Reopening based on reappraisal of existing material is invalid

Director of Income Tax (International Taxation) Vs Rolls Royce Industrial Power India Ltd (Delhi High Court)

The AO examined the nature of the transactions involving the Assessee and the payments received therefor. The reopening was not based on any fresh material. By revisiting the same materials the successor AO now concluded that the payments received by the Assessee pursuant to the O&M Agreements should be treated as FTS. ...

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Reassessment notice not becomes invalid for delay by Postal Authority

Rajesh Sunderdas Vaswani Vs. C.P. Meena, Dy. CIT & Ors. (Gujarat High Court)

They have been heard together and are being disposed of by this common judgment. Facts may be noted from Special Civil Application No. 2548 of 2016....

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