Section 148 judiciary-2

HC explains Law on Section 148 Reopening for the 2nd time

T. Krishnamurthy Vs ITO (Madras High Court)

T. Krishnamurthy Vs ITO (Madras High Court) This is a case where details of investment in shares and immovable property were not originally disclosed by the petitioner at the time of filing of the original returns under section 139 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 for the respective assessment years. Therefore, two notices under section 148 [&...

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Reopening of assessment without bringing any fresh material on record is not justified

Chordia Buildcon Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Jaipur)

Chordia Buildcon Pvt. Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Jaipur) The issue under consideration is whether the action taken by the AO u/s 147 r.w.s 148 is justified in law? The case of assessee was originally selected for scrutiny and a detailed questionnarie was issued alongwith notice u/s 142(1). The AO asked specific queries with regard to […]...

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Revisionary proceedings u/s 263 against reassessment proceedings are confined to reasons recorded u/s 148

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. Vs PCIT (ITAT Delhi)

The reasons recorded for reopening of the assessee are very foundation of the reassessment proceedings. However, same analogy can also be applied in ongoing 'Limited Scrutiny' in which the AO has been directed to examine the only specified limited issues and this stand of the assessee can ignite the litigation....

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Passing ex-parte order without discussing merit of case is not justified in law

Bimla Devi D/o. Shri Phool Chand Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)

Bimla Devi D/o. Shri Phool Chand Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) The issue under consideration is whether the ex-parte order passed by CIT(A) without discussing merit of the case is justified in law? ITAT studied the matter and state that it is pertinent to note that the CIT(A) has passed ex-parte order and dismissed the appeal […]...

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Reassessment u/s 147 without any tangible material to support escapement of income not justified

SPR & RG constructions Pvt. Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Chennai)

SPR & RG constructions Pvt. Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Chennai) The issue under consideration is whether the reasons for reopening of assessment u/s 147 are justified? The reasons recorded for reopening are on the basis of the audited accounts of the assessee i.e., specifically perusal of Schedule 30 of the profit and loss account and [&helli...

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A.O. bound to dispose off objections filed by assessee by passing a speaking order

Redington India Ltd. Vs ACIT (Madras High Court)

The issue under consideration is whether the Assessing officer is correct in rejecting the objections filed by the petitioner against the reasons for reopening the assessment without passing speaking order?...

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No Section 147 Assessment in absence of reasons for escapement of income

Kailash Kanhaiyalal Gidwani Vs ACIT (ITAT Pune)

Existence of reasons for escapement of income are sine qua non to embark upon the assessment or reassessment u/s 147 of the Act. Change or no change of opinion, as argued by the ld. DR, are the factors to be considered after fulfilling the jurisdictional condition of there being an escapement of income, in the absence of which no assessme...

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A New Light on Reassessment Under Income Tax Act, 1961

New Delhi Television Ltd. Vs DCIT (Supreme Court of India)

In our view this is not a fair or proper procedure. If not in the first notice, at least at the time of furnishing the reasons the assessee should have been informed that the revenue relied upon the second proviso. The assessee must be put to notice of all the provisions on which the revenue relies upon....

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Section 147 reopening of Assessment invalid if beyond prescribed time limit

Jivraj Tea Ltd. Vs ACIT (Gujarat High Court)

It was submitted that therefore, the first proviso to section 148 of the Act would be attracted and the assumption of jurisdiction on the part of the Assessing Officer under section 147 of the Act is invalid....

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Mere Outstanding loan in books cannot be reason for reopening of assessment

Vanita Sanjeev Anad Vs ITO (Delhi High Court)

In the given case, the Petitioner who is a regular income tax assessee filed her return of income for the AY 2011-12. The Assessing Officer issued under section 133(6) of the Act, called for certain information from the assessee....

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