Section 148

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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“Borrowed Satisfaction” for “Reason to believe” for reopening U/s 148 of I.Tax Act 1961

Income Tax - Many a time reassessment proceedings are quashed or additions made in such proceedings are deleted by the Appellate Authorities much to the dismay of the Assessing Officers. One prime reason for such adverse appellate orders are on the ground of 'borrowed satisfaction' in much as the drafting of recorded reason to initiate the proceeding...

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16 famous judgements on Section 148(1) of Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Issue and service of notice u/s 148 within the time limit of section 149 and other important factors has to be kept in mind while doing so , otherwise , the Income tax Act , 1961 is so scientific that the entire exercise of the revenue is  washed in the hands of the asseesee and […]...

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Section 148: Recording and Issue of Reasons

Income Tax - [Section 148(2)]: The Assessing Officer shall before issuing notice u/s 148 of the Income tax Act , 1961 , record the reasons for doing so .  Recording of reasons carefully is very important and other various factors to be taken care of from the side of the revenue. From the side of the assesse it […]...

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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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Reassessment not valid if Reason for issuing reassessment notice not furnished to assessee

Shri Gulab L. Bodke Vs ITO (ITAT Pune) - When a notice under section 148 is issued, the proper course of action for the assessee is to file return and if he so desires, to seek reasons for issuing notices and AO is bound to furnish reasons within a reasonable time. On receipt of reasons, the assessee is entitled to file objections to issua...

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Reassessment based on usurpation of jurisdiction on non-existing jurisdiction is invalid

Dipti Mehta Vs ITO (ITAT Kolkata) - When income which was the foundation on which he based his belief of escapement of income was absent /disappeared then AO’s very usurpation of jurisdiction was on non-existing jurisdictional fact which rendered his usurpation of jurisdiction to reopen the assessment legally untenable and so null i...

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Section 148 Notice for reassessment invalid If not served properly

Harjeet Surajprakash Girotra Vs Union of India & Ors. (Bombay High Court) - Since the delivery of the notice of reassessment could not be made at the address of assessee available in PAN database, by virtue of the further proviso to sub-rule (2) of Rule 127, the communication had to be delivered at the address as available with the banking company however, no such steps wer...

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Reassessment based on Vague reasons without application of mind is invalid

Smt. Sapna Chauhan Vs. ITO (ITAT Agra) - Smt. Sapna Chauhan Vs ITO (ITAT Agra) It is settled position in law that the question of Jurisdiction is not a matter of acquiescence. The proprietary of Notice under section 148, based upon ‘reasons recorded’ is not dependent upon the objection or no objection by the assessee at the stage of as...

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Revisionary jurisdiction cannot be exercised against Void order

Pioneer Distilleries Limited Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Pune) - Pioneer Distilleries Limited Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Pune) In the present set of facts where the Commissioner himself has given a finding that the re-assessment proceedings have not been correctly carried out against the assessee and the Assessing Officer has failed to fulfill his obligation, then under su...

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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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Reassessment not valid if Reason for issuing reassessment notice not furnished to assessee

Shri Gulab L. Bodke Vs ITO (ITAT Pune)

When a notice under section 148 is issued, the proper course of action for the assessee is to file return and if he so desires, to seek reasons for issuing notices and AO is bound to furnish reasons within a reasonable time. On receipt of reasons, the assessee is entitled to file objections to issuance of notice and the AO is bound to dis...

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Reassessment based on usurpation of jurisdiction on non-existing jurisdiction is invalid

Dipti Mehta Vs ITO (ITAT Kolkata)

When income which was the foundation on which he based his belief of escapement of income was absent /disappeared then AO’s very usurpation of jurisdiction was on non-existing jurisdictional fact which rendered his usurpation of jurisdiction to reopen the assessment legally untenable and so null in the eyes of law and therefore, the rea...

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Section 148 Notice for reassessment invalid If not served properly

Harjeet Surajprakash Girotra Vs Union of India & Ors. (Bombay High Court)

Since the delivery of the notice of reassessment could not be made at the address of assessee available in PAN database, by virtue of the further proviso to sub-rule (2) of Rule 127, the communication had to be delivered at the address as available with the banking company however, no such steps were taken, therefore, service of notice wa...

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Section 147 | Reason to Believe | 20 Case Laws

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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Reassessment based on Vague reasons without application of mind is invalid

Smt. Sapna Chauhan Vs. ITO (ITAT Agra)

Smt. Sapna Chauhan Vs ITO (ITAT Agra) It is settled position in law that the question of Jurisdiction is not a matter of acquiescence. The proprietary of Notice under section 148, based upon ‘reasons recorded’ is not dependent upon the objection or no objection by the assessee at the stage of assessment. If the Reasons […]...

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Section 148: Practical aspects on Reopening of Cases

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....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

“Borrowed Satisfaction” for “Reason to believe” for reopening U/s 148 of I.Tax Act 1961

Many a time reassessment proceedings are quashed or additions made in such proceedings are deleted by the Appellate Authorities much to the dismay of the Assessing Officers. One prime reason for such adverse appellate orders are on the ground of 'borrowed satisfaction' in much as the drafting of recorded reason to initiate the proceeding...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

16 famous judgements on Section 148(1) of Income Tax Act, 1961

Issue and service of notice u/s 148 within the time limit of section 149 and other important factors has to be kept in mind while doing so , otherwise , the Income tax Act , 1961 is so scientific that the entire exercise of the revenue is  washed in the hands of the asseesee and […]...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Revisionary jurisdiction cannot be exercised against Void order

Pioneer Distilleries Limited Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Pune)

Pioneer Distilleries Limited Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Pune) In the present set of facts where the Commissioner himself has given a finding that the re-assessment proceedings have not been correctly carried out against the assessee and the Assessing Officer has failed to fulfill his obligation, then under such circumstances where, he has also held...

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HC quashed reassessment notice u/s 148 against Infosys Ltd.

Infosys limited Vs DCIT (Karnataka High Court)

Reopening of assessment on basis of withdrawal of deduction allowed under Section 10A relating to the assessment year 2007-08 was without application of mind and nothing but the change of opinion, which tantamounted to review and the same was not permissible to initiate the proceedings under Section 147/148....

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