section 148

Types of Notices under Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Notice under Section 142(1) is usually served to call upon documents and details from the tax payers, and to take a particular case under assessment. The basic purpose is to inquire the details of the assessee before making assessment under the Act. It can be related to ‘Preliminary Investigation’ before starting the assessment....

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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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Budget 2017: Time limits for assessment, reassessment and to file revised return

Income Tax - It is hence proposed to amend the provisions of sub-section (5) of section 139 to provide that the time for furnishing of revised return shall be available upto the end of the relevant assessment year or before the completion of assessment, whichever is earlier....

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Validity of reopening of assessments

Income Tax - There has been prevailing in the Income-Tax Department a very erroneous impression that under the provisions of the amended section 147 of the Income-Tax Act, 1961 (the Act), with effect from 1st April, 1989, the Assessing Officer (AO) has got unbridled powers to assess or reassess income which has escaped assessment. This is so, particul...

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Powers of the A.O. are not plenary or unbridled

Income Tax - Recently, I had an occasion to deal with a case, where no notice under section 143(2) of the Income‑Tax Act, 1961 (the Act), was served on the assessee, within the stipulated period of twelve months. But after the expiry of the aforesaid period, the Assessing Officer (AO) issued a notice under section 148 read with section 147 of the ...

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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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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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Notice U/s 143(2) issued prior to furnishing of return in response to Notice U/s. 148 is invalid

Halcrow Group Ltd. Vs ADIT (ITAT Delhi) - ITAT held that since the notice u/s 143(2) of the Act was issued prior to the furnishing of return by the assessee in response to the notice u/s 148 of the Act. Therefore, the notice issued u/s 143(2) of the Act was not valid and the reassessment framed on the basis of said notice deserves to be qua...

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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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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, 19...

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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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Recent Posts in "section 148"

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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Notice U/s 143(2) issued prior to furnishing of return in response to Notice U/s. 148 is invalid

Halcrow Group Ltd. Vs ADIT (ITAT Delhi)

ITAT held that since the notice u/s 143(2) of the Act was issued prior to the furnishing of return by the assessee in response to the notice u/s 148 of the Act. Therefore, the notice issued u/s 143(2) of the Act was not valid and the reassessment framed on the basis of said notice deserves to be quashed. We, therefore, quash the reassessm...

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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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Reopening cannot be done for Mistake committed by AO in Original Assessment

ITO Vs M/s. Epkon Associates (ITAT Kolkata)

This appeal filed by the revenue is directed against the order of Ld. CIT(Appeals) – 19, Kolkata dated 05.03.2014 and in the solitary ground raised therein, the revenue has challenged the action of the Ld. CIT(A) in cancelling the assessment made by the A.O. under section 143(3) / 147 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 by holding the same to b...

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Proper Notice U/s. 148 is must for initiating reassessment proceeding

Sh. Shridhar Bedi through Legal Heir Vs ITO (ITAT Amritsar)

Sh. Shridhar Bedi through Legal Heir Vs ITO (ITAT Amritsar) Proper notice u/s 148 of the Act for initiating reassessment proceeding is not a mere procedural requirement but the service of the prescribed notice on the assessee is a condition precedent to the validity of any of the reassessment made u/s 147. It is settled […]...

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Notice U/s. 148 issued to legal representative of deceased assessee is legal & valid

Jasbir Kaur Johal Vs UOI & Anr. (Punjab and Haryana HC)

In this writ petition filed under Articles 226/227 of the Constitution of India, the petitioner has prayed for issuance of a direction to the respondents to drop the assessment proceedings initiated against a dead person after his death....

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Approval for reopening by observing merely ‘जी हाँ मैं संतुष्ट हूँ’ is not legally tenable

Shri Ghanshyam Vs ITO (ITAT Agra)

Shri Ghanshyam Vs ITO (ITAT Agra) In present case, the ld. Additional CIT granted the approval by observing merely that he was satisfied. Sections 147 and 148 of the IT Act, it is trite, are charter to the Revenue to reopen completed assessments. Section 151 of the Act provides a safe-guard that the sword of […]...

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Validity of Notice U/s 148 after 4 years from the end of relevant A.Y. without specifying the amount of income escaping assessment

Smt. Usha Agarwal Vs ITO (ITAT Agra)

Notice u/s 148 of the Act can only be issued if the income escaping assessment amounts to, or is likely to amount to Rs. 1 lac. Non-recording of the reason by the Assessing Officer that the escaped income was likely to be Rs. 1 lac or more was fatal to the issuance of the notice for reassessment....

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