Section 147

Comprehensive Guide to Reopening of Assessments Under the Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Reopening of an assessment is one of the weapons in the armoury of the Income tax Department, it empowers assessing officer to reassess or recompute the income of an assessee which has escaped assessment.  Section 147 to 153 of the Income tax Act, 1961 [ Act] deals with the provisions of reassessment proceedings.  The said […]...

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Section -147 Reopening of Assessment / Reassessment – Horrendous journey for assessee!

Income Tax - This blog covers an extensive analysis on the reassessment provisions in light of landmarks judgement which will help professional to face dispose the litigations hastily. I am not inserting bare sections here to increase the size of blog, it is written keeping in mind to provide less, solid and crux content about the matter. It includes ...

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Reassessment | Section 148 | Decoding Judicial Angle | Issues & controversies

Income Tax - Q1. Whether fresh tangible material is required for reopening the case u/s 148 even when the case is earlier processed u/s 143(1) simply and reopening is done within four years of the end of the assessment year? Ans.  There are more than two views. One set of view from Bombay, Gujarat high court is that […]...

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Powers of AO to reopen assessment u/s 148 are not un-abundant or luxuriant-Vol.-1

Income Tax - 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 re-compute income, turnover etc. which has escaped assessment. Sec. 147 and Section 148 of the Act contain the per-requisite conditions to be fulfilled for invoking the jurisdiction to reopen the assessment. ...

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Dealing with reassessment under Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - As per section 2(8) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, the term assessment includes re-assessment. Meaning of income escaping assessment: As per the provisions contained in section 147 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, if the Assessing Officer has reason to believe that any income chargeable to tax has escaped assessment for any assessment year, [&h...

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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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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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ITAT – Anguish over ITAT deciding case on a casual, offhanded and cavalier manner – Delhi HC

Income Tax - The High Court noted with anguish that even at the second appellate stage the matters are being dealt with in such a casual manner. The High Court stated that it did not expect the Tribunal, which the highest fact-finding authority in matters relatin...

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No TDS on payments to NRI for Purchase of Raw Materials

Honda Cars India Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) - The issue under consideration is whether the provisions of deduction of tax at source (TDS) would be applicable in case of payments made to non-resident Indian for the purchase of raw materials?...

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Bogus Purchase: Addition on peal credit basis for Low Margin & Low Vat Rate Items unjustified

Ashok S Vakharia HUF Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai) - The issue under consideration is whether the CIT(A) is correct in confirming addition u/s 69C of the Act on account of unexplained purchases made during the year, calculated on the basis of peak credit?...

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AO recorded reasons on same returned income- Reassessment Invalid

Raj Bala Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) - AO recording reasons on same returned income considering escaped assessment but making various other additions of other than accepted returned income declared invalid and deleted in light of Explanation 3 and held issuance of fresh notice u/s 148 on other issues is mandatory....

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HC denies relief in section 147 proceedings for not replying notice for 6 Months

Kuldip Kumar Goel Vs ACIT & Anr. (Delhi High Court) - he Supreme Court in GKN Driveshafts (India Ltd.) v. Income Tax Officer 259 ITR 19 (SC) has clarified that when a notice under Section 148 of the Income Tax Act is issued, the proper course of action for the notice is to file a return and if he so desire, to seek reasons for issuing notices....

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Important CBDT instructions on Issue of Section 147 & Section 133(6) Notice

F. No. System/ITBA/AIMS/2019-20/1942 - (28/02/2020) - Field formation should not carry out any enquiry u/s 133(6) or issue notice u/s 148 of the Act on the basis of the data presently available in either AIMS Module of the ITBA or the AIR information earlier shown in the ITD till further directions are issued....

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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 "Section 147"

No TDS on payments to NRI for Purchase of Raw Materials

Honda Cars India Ltd Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi)

The issue under consideration is whether the provisions of deduction of tax at source (TDS) would be applicable in case of payments made to non-resident Indian for the purchase of raw materials?...

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Bogus Purchase: Addition on peal credit basis for Low Margin & Low Vat Rate Items unjustified

Ashok S Vakharia HUF Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai)

The issue under consideration is whether the CIT(A) is correct in confirming addition u/s 69C of the Act on account of unexplained purchases made during the year, calculated on the basis of peak credit?...

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AO recorded reasons on same returned income- Reassessment Invalid

Raj Bala Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)

AO recording reasons on same returned income considering escaped assessment but making various other additions of other than accepted returned income declared invalid and deleted in light of Explanation 3 and held issuance of fresh notice u/s 148 on other issues is mandatory....

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HC denies relief in section 147 proceedings for not replying notice for 6 Months

Kuldip Kumar Goel Vs ACIT & Anr. (Delhi High Court)

he Supreme Court in GKN Driveshafts (India Ltd.) v. Income Tax Officer 259 ITR 19 (SC) has clarified that when a notice under Section 148 of the Income Tax Act is issued, the proper course of action for the notice is to file a return and if he so desire, to seek reasons for issuing notices....

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ITAT quashes reopening as AO provided only a Part of reason recorded to Assessee

Wimco seedlings Ltd Vs JCIT (ITAT Delhi)

ITAT quashed reopening where reasons recorded by the assessing officer produced before the higher authority are quite different and whereas the extract given to the assessee was merely of two paragraphs...

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Merely reason to believe not sufficient to reopen assessments beyond 4 year period

Amrabathi Investra (P) Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Kolkata)

Amrabathi Investra (P) Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Kolkata) In the assessee`s case in the reasons supplied to the assesseee, as noted in above para, there is no whisper, what to speak of any allegation, that the assessee had failed to disclose fully and truly all material facts necessary for assessment and that because of this […]...

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Reassessment Proceeding completion without section 143(2) notice is invalid

Shri Gaurav Kumar Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur)

The issue under consideration is whether AO can issue notice under section 148 for re-assessment without issuing notice u/s 143(2)?...

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Comprehensive Guide to Reopening of Assessments Under the Income Tax Act, 1961

Reopening of an assessment is one of the weapons in the armoury of the Income tax Department, it empowers assessing officer to reassess or recompute the income of an assessee which has escaped assessment.  Section 147 to 153 of the Income tax Act, 1961 [ Act] deals with the provisions of reassessment proceedings.  The said […]...

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Section -147 Reopening of Assessment / Reassessment – Horrendous journey for assessee!

This blog covers an extensive analysis on the reassessment provisions in light of landmarks judgement which will help professional to face dispose the litigations hastily. I am not inserting bare sections here to increase the size of blog, it is written keeping in mind to provide less, solid and crux content about the matter. It includes ...

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