Section 148

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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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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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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Section 147 | Reason to Believe | 20 Case Laws

Income Tax - Section 147 of the Income tax Act , 1961 and explanation of the text ‘Reason to Believe’ Reason to believe does not mean a purely subjective satisfaction on the part of the ITO The expression ‘reason to believe’ in section 147 does not mean purely subjective satisfaction on the part of the Assessing Officer. The [&...

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Section 148: Practical aspects on Reopening of Cases

Income Tax - Section 148 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 is a powerful weapon used by Income-tax department to reopen the case of past years. The basis for reopening of case u/s 147 is that Assessing Officer has reasons to believe that income of assessee has escaped assessment....

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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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Bofors Scam –Quattrochi case can not be reopened U/s. 148 and 149

Income Tax - The income-tax department's hands are tied by the law even if it wants to go after Ottavio Quattrocchi, following the observations of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT). Sections 148 and 149 of the Income Tax Act prevent authorities from reopening assessment in any case that goes beyond six years....

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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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Mere signing against a particular column of format is nothing but a mechanical approval

Shri Ram Niranjan Tibra Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur) - Ld. CIT acted mechanically in order to discharge his statutory obligation when he merely wrote on the format Yes, I am satisfied. In the case in hand, the Id. CIT has even not written any affirmative sentence or word but has just signed against the column which was pre-typed Yes....

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Reassessment without disposing assessee’s objections by a speaking order is invalid

ITO (E) Vs ICFAI University (ITAT Delhi) - Where AO did not pass any speaking order in disposing of assessee|s objections against notice under section 148, the assessment order passed subsequent to such notice, would be considered as bad in law and hence, the same was liable to be quashed....

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Reopening of Assessment merely based on department advisory is invalid

Ravindra Kumar (HUF) Vs CIT (Patna High Court) - In view of the clear fact situation available on the record where such reopening is simply founded on the advisory dated 10.03.2016 issued by the department and where the reasons so present for the formation of belief is not resting on any tangible material, in possession of the Assessing officer as...

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Reassessment proceedings on basis of change of opinion was invalid

City Union Bank Limited Vs ACIT (Madras High Court) - Reassessment could not be reopened on basis of change of opinion in case the matter of dis allowance had already been considered during the original assessment proceedings because the authority could not take advantage of their own wrong if they failed to perform their statutory duty....

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Reassessment notice issued to dead person not valid merely because PAN was active

Durlabhai Kanubhai Rajpara Vs ITO (Gujarat High Court) - Merely because PAN is active, it cannot be presumed that the assessee is alive and notice for reassessment be issued in the name of dead person, more particularly, when the department was made aware about the death of the assessee prior to issuance of the notice....

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Consider Info related to Penny Stock in Scrutiny Assessment: CBDT

F.No.287/30/2014-IT (inv. II)-Vol-III - (16/03/2016) - Assessing Officer to ensure that information available in the 'Penny Stock' functionality which may be useful for the purpose of cases presently under scrutiny, is examined and considered while finalizing assessments and considering reopening of cases u/s 148 of the IT Act, 1961. ...

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Mere signing against a particular column of format is nothing but a mechanical approval

Shri Ram Niranjan Tibra Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur)

Ld. CIT acted mechanically in order to discharge his statutory obligation when he merely wrote on the format Yes, I am satisfied. In the case in hand, the Id. CIT has even not written any affirmative sentence or word but has just signed against the column which was pre-typed Yes....

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Reassessment without disposing assessee’s objections by a speaking order is invalid

ITO (E) Vs ICFAI University (ITAT Delhi)

Where AO did not pass any speaking order in disposing of assessee|s objections against notice under section 148, the assessment order passed subsequent to such notice, would be considered as bad in law and hence, the same was liable to be quashed....

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Reopening of Assessment merely based on department advisory is invalid

Ravindra Kumar (HUF) Vs CIT (Patna High Court)

In view of the clear fact situation available on the record where such reopening is simply founded on the advisory dated 10.03.2016 issued by the department and where the reasons so present for the formation of belief is not resting on any tangible material, in possession of the Assessing officer as confirmed from the discussions above, i...

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Reassessment proceedings on basis of change of opinion was invalid

City Union Bank Limited Vs ACIT (Madras High Court)

Reassessment could not be reopened on basis of change of opinion in case the matter of dis allowance had already been considered during the original assessment proceedings because the authority could not take advantage of their own wrong if they failed to perform their statutory duty....

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

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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Reassessment notice issued to dead person not valid merely because PAN was active

Durlabhai Kanubhai Rajpara Vs ITO (Gujarat High Court)

Merely because PAN is active, it cannot be presumed that the assessee is alive and notice for reassessment be issued in the name of dead person, more particularly, when the department was made aware about the death of the assessee prior to issuance of the notice....

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Reopening of assessment for non-existent and factually incorrect reasons was invalid

Shri Ram Mohan Rawat Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur)

Shri Ram Mohan Rawat Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur) Reasons recorded by the AO for formation of belief that income assessable to tax has escaped assessment are based on two counts. One, the assessee has made bogus purchases and the second, that the purchases are not verifiable as the as the  assessee has not filed the […]...

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After conclusion of proceedings u/s 147 AO cannot take aid of Exp. 3 to Section 147 to make any addition

M/s JDC Traders Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi)

M/s JDC Traders Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Delhi) A careful reading of Section 147 clearly shows that it empowers the learned AO to assess or re-assess the income in respect of any issue which had escaped the assessment irrespective of the fact that whether such aspect was adverted to in respect of the reasons […]...

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Reassessment not valid if assessee’s objections to reasons for reopening not disposed

Nimitaya Hotel & Resorts Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi)

Not passing a speaking order rejecting the objections of assessee to reopening of assessment but passing an order under section 147 making the additions based on reasons recorded had caused serious prejudice to interest of assessee. Thus, reopening had not been done in accordance with the law by AO and, therefore, reassessment order was s...

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Non-quoting of reasons for reopening in reassessment notice would not vitiate entire proceedings

Seshasayee Paper & Boards Ltd Vs UOI (Madras High Court)

Mere non quoting of the reasons for reopening by AO in the impugned notice would not vitiate the entire proceedings. Department had to furnish the reasons to assessee and on receipt of the reasons, if assessee were of the opinion that there were no additional material or new materials were available then they could submit their objections...

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