section 147

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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Assessments under Income-Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Every taxpayer has to furnish the details of his income to the Income-tax Department. These details are to be furnished by filing up his return of income. Once the return of income is filed up by the taxpayer, the next step is the processing of the return of income by the Income Tax Department. ...

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Is AIR based Notice u/s 147 void ?

Income Tax - A provision of Section 285BA has been inserted by the Finance Act, 2003 w.e.f. 01.04.2004, which was later on substituted by the Finance (No.2) Act, 2004 w.e.f. 01.04.2005....

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FAQs on Assessments under the Income-tax Law

Income Tax - Every taxpayer has to furnish the details of his income to the Income-tax Department. These details are to be furnished by filing his return of income. Once the return of income is filed by the taxpayer...

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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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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 Penalty for non compliance of section 148 notice

Shri Chouth Mal Sharma Vs. ITO (ITAT Jaipur) - The appellant contented that penalty under section 271(1)(b) can be imposed by the AO if he is satisfied that any person failed to comply with the notice under section 142(1) or under section 143(2) or directions issued under section 142(2A) of the Act. Therefore, no penalty can be levied under sect...

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Furnish compilation of judgments on reassessment to ACIT: HC direct Counsel

Zuari Foods and Farms Pvt. Ltd Vs Asst. Commissioner of Income-tax (Bombay High Court): WRIT PETITION NO.1000 - HC held that Before parting, we have to note that we have come across series of orders passed by the same Assistant Commissioner wherein reassessment proceedings are initiated after the period of four years and the reasons supplied and the actions taken are not in consonance with the settled law. We...

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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"

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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Posted Under: Income Tax |

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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No Penalty for non compliance of section 148 notice

Shri Chouth Mal Sharma Vs. ITO (ITAT Jaipur)

The appellant contented that penalty under section 271(1)(b) can be imposed by the AO if he is satisfied that any person failed to comply with the notice under section 142(1) or under section 143(2) or directions issued under section 142(2A) of the Act. Therefore, no penalty can be levied under section 271(1)(b) for non compliance of noti...

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Furnish compilation of judgments on reassessment to ACIT: HC direct Counsel

Zuari Foods and Farms Pvt. Ltd Vs Asst. Commissioner of Income-tax (Bombay High Court): WRIT PETITION NO.1000

HC held that Before parting, we have to note that we have come across series of orders passed by the same Assistant Commissioner wherein reassessment proceedings are initiated after the period of four years and the reasons supplied and the actions taken are not in consonance with the settled law. We request the learned Standing Counsel to...

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Notice U/s. 148 served at factory premises of Assessee on security guard is valid

CIT Vs M/s Sudev industries limited (Delhi High Court)

CIT Vs M/s Sudev industries limited (Delhi High Court) Whether the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal is justified in law in holding that service of notice at the factory premises of the Assessee on the security guard was not proper service under the provisions of Section 282(2) of the Income Tax Act, 1961? Section 282 of […]...

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If section 147 proceedings initiated after Income deceleration by Assessee than conclusion of non- voluntary return is untenable

Ravina & Associates Pvt. Ltd. Vs Addl. (ITAT Delhi)

Ravina & Associates Pvt. Ltd. Vs Addl. (ITAT Delhi) 1. The undisputed facts are that in the original return of income filed by the assessee for the instant years, the income representing the deposits in the bank account with Natwest Bank, London was not declared by the assessee. It is also undisputed that the said […]...

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