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Assessment or Reassessment Notice U/s 148

The power of assessment or reassessment of any income chargeable to tax that have escaped assessment has been provided under section 147 r w s 148 of Income Tax Act of 1961. If the assessing officer has the reason to believe that any income chargeable to tax has escaped assessment then the assessing officer may subject to the provisions o...

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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 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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