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Reopening Based on change of opinion and in absence of any adverse tangible material was invalid

DCIT Vs Surat Urban Development Authority (SUDA) (ITAT Ahmedabad)

In such cases, assessments can be reopened only if an income assessable to tax has escaped on account of failure of the assessee to disclose all the material facts fully and truly. In other words, the AO has to demonstrate that income of the assessee has escaped assessment on account of its failure to disclose all material facts of the as...

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Section 148 Notice issued in the name of dead person was invaild

Urmilaben Anirudhhasinhji Jadeja Vs ITO (Gujarat High Court)

Notice under section 148 issued to a dead person could not be continued against the legal representatives and moreover, section 292B also could not be resorted to....

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Section 148 notice can be challenged before HC only after following procedure

S.M. Sarveswaran (HUF) Vs ITO (Madras High Court)

The writ petition is not maintainable challenging the notice issued under Section 148 of the Income Tax Act. The Hon'ble Supreme court in GKN Drive Shafts' case reported in 259 ITR 19 (SC), clarified the procedure to be followed, when notice is issued under Section 148. Therefore, the petitioner has to follow such procedure including by a...

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Reopening invalid if reasons for same not speaks of escapement of income

DCIT Vs. Aryan Mining & Trading Corporation Ltd. (ITAT Kolkata)

As there was no whisper about escapement of income, i.e., loss created by misusing client’s code modification, in the reasons for reopening conveyed to the assessee, therefore, no addition in respect of this could be made without making any addition in respect of the item shown to have escaped assessment in the reasons recorded....

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No reassessment can be made solely on basis of statement recorded u/s 133A

A. Thangavel Nadar Stores Vs ITO (Madras High Court)

Reassessment was not justified wholly on the basis of a sworn statement recorded in the course of survey in the absence of any other tangible evidence available with the Assessing Officer as the materials collected and the statement obtained under Section 133A would not automatically bind upon the assessee....

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Mere Change of Opinion Cannot be Basis for Re-Opening of Assessment

DCIT Vs K.V. Mohana Rao and Co. Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Visakhapatnam)

The issue under consideration is whether the re-opening of assessment u/s 147 is justified if the details on the basis of which case is re-opened was already available at the time of original assessment?...

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Non-disposal of objections to re-opening of assessment are not mere procedural lapse

Aarti Industries Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

Non-disposal of objections challenging the validity of re-opening of assessment under section 147 is not a mere procedural lapse but affects the jurisdiction of AO to pass assessment order under section 143(3) read with section 147....

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Reopening of assessment justified if notice issued in the name of surviving entity only

Experion Developers Pvt. Ltd. Vs ACIT (Delhi High Court)

Reopening of assessment was justified in case of EDPL as there were sufficient 'reasons to believe' that income had escaped assessment and the bar to reopening of proceedings after expiry of four years from the date of final assessment order, under the proviso, did not apply in assessee's case and there was no requirement to issue two sep...

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How to opt for Online Assessment and Submit Online response

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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Reopening of assessment after expiry of limitation period & based on change of opinion is invalid

Krutika Developers P. Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Ahmedabad)

The interdiction in the proviso appended to section 147 puts an embargo in the exercise of power at the end of the AO in cases where scrutiny assessment has taken place and four years have expired from the end of relevant assessment year. In such cases, the assessment cannot be reopened unless it its demonstrated that income has escaped a...

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