Section 148 - Page 2

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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Section 147- Reasons to Believe- Believe it or not!

To understand the phrase 'reasons to believe' it is fair to discuss provisions of section 147 of Income Tax Act, 1961.This article aims at highlighting the importance of 'reasons to believe'phrase on invocation of provisions of section 148/147 Income Tax Act, 1961....

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Section 148: Reason for issue of notice can be claimed before Return Filing

Assessee Can Claim Reasons For Issue Of Notice under section 148 Before Filing Of Return under section 148 of Income Tax Act, 1961. We all are aware that notice under section 148 for reassessment can be issued by income tax department upto sixteen years from the end of the relevant assessment years, if there is […]...

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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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Principles of law governing re-assessment under Income Tax

Principles of law governing re-assessment under Income Tax Law (Section 147 and 148) (i) The Court should be guided by the reasons recorded for the reassessment and not by the reasons or explanation given by the Assessing Officer at a later stage in respect of the notice of reassessment. To put it in other words, […]...

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Reopening of Assessment after 4 years only if some new Tangible material

Arun Munshaw HUF Vs ITO (Gujarat High Court)

Arun Munshaw HUF Vs ITO (Gujarat High Court) Thus, having regard to the position of law and the materials emerging from the record of the case, it cannot be said that there was no full and true disclosure at the end of the assessee of the material facts. In such circumstances, it could be said […]...

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Reopening Based on change of opinion and in absence of any adverse tangible material was invalid

DCIT Vs Surat Urban Development Authority (SUDA) (ITAT Ahmedabad)

In such cases, assessments can be reopened only if an income assessable to tax has escaped on account of failure of the assessee to disclose all the material facts fully and truly. In other words, the AO has to demonstrate that income of the assessee has escaped assessment on account of its failure to disclose all material facts of the as...

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