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Section 153A & 153C of Income Tax Act: Analysis & Implications

Income Tax : Delve into the provisions of Income Tax Act Sections 153A & 153C, governing assessments after search or requisition. Learn from co...

February 8, 2024 5418 Views 0 comment Print

Uttarakhand HC Quashes FIR U/S 153A IPC: No Proof of Disharmony

Corporate Law : Explore recent Uttarakhand High Court judgment quashing an FIR under Section 153A IPC. Analysis reveals lack of evidence for disha...

December 30, 2023 348 Views 0 comment Print

Completed/Unabated Assessments – No Addition if no Incriminating Material Found During Search: SC

Income Tax : Core issue involved in the appeals is the scope of assessment u/s 153A. question posed for consideration is, as to whether in resp...

April 25, 2023 2883 Views 0 comment Print

Budget 2023 aligns timeline under section 153 of Income Tax Act

Income Tax : Budget 2023 aligns timeline under section 153 of Income Tax Act. Learn more about the 2016 Finance Acts reduced assessment order p...

February 5, 2023 15684 Views 0 comment Print

Some Important Facts Related To Assessment Under Section 153A of Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax : As you are aware that provisions of Section 153A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 deals with assessment of an assessee in searched case...

March 4, 2022 21270 Views 0 comment Print


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Section 153C Assessments Beyond 10 Years Block Period Invalid: Delhi HC

Income Tax : Delhi High Court rules Section 153C assessments beyond the 10-year limit unsustainable, quashing notices for AY 2013-14. Key judgm...

June 13, 2024 72 Views 0 comment Print

No Assessment Order could be Passed in name of Non-Existent Entity after an intimation was given to AO

Income Tax : ITAT Mumbai invalidates income tax assessment for a merged entity, emphasizing the legal principle against actions on non-existent...

June 12, 2024 1089 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT Upheld Addition for Failure to Prove Agriculture Income Genuinity

Income Tax : Read the detailed analysis of the ITAT Chennai order in the case of D. Ramagopal Vs ACIT, where addition was upheld due to failure...

June 7, 2024 501 Views 0 comment Print

Date of Satisfaction Recording for Searched Person is deemed Date of Search for Non-Searched Person

Income Tax : ITAT held that date of recording of satisfaction in the case of searched person qua non-searched person becomes date of search in ...

June 7, 2024 237 Views 0 comment Print

No protective addition when substantive addition already been made

Income Tax : ITAT Ahmedabad rules against reopening of assessment for protective addition when based on assumptions, deleting the addition. Rea...

June 4, 2024 324 Views 0 comment Print


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Selection of Case of Search Years in ITBA Assessment module

Income Tax : Availability of Miscellaneous Functionalities related to ‘Selection of Case of Search Year’ and ‘Relevant Search...

September 12, 2019 2076 Views 0 comment Print


Income tax raid on IAS officer for non allotment of House to DIT (I) is invalid

July 16, 2013 2307 Views 0 comment Print

In the present case, in September 2007 the search was carried out in the premises of Dr. Yogi Raj Sharma. The document Annexure RJ-1 was seized by the respondents. At the relevant time petitioner no. 1 was the Chief Health Secretary and this fact was within the knowledge

Assessment u/s. 153A can be made only on the basis of incriminating material found during search

May 25, 2013 1790 Views 0 comment Print

We have carefully considered the submissions and perused the records. We find that the value of the property in this case as reflected in the registered sale deed was Rs. 55,00,000/-. Reference u/s. 142A was made to the DVO by the Assessing Officer.

WOA in joint names of different individuals can lead to a valid assessment/s u/s.153A

March 19, 2013 747 Views 0 comment Print

The assessee has placed reliance on some decisions. However, as afore-stated, the matter is purely factual, i.e., based on primary facts on which inference as to a finding of fact, i.e., the explanation with regard to that nature and source of credit being satisfactory or not, keeping the entirety of the facts and circumstances of the case into account, is to be drawn. The decisions cited by the assessee have been with reference to the one of positive inference.

Search Assessment after completion of time for completion is invalid

February 15, 2013 594 Views 0 comment Print

Going by the admitted facts herein, as noticed in the assessment order that the assessee was also subjected to search on 19.1.1996 and the case of the assessee falling under Section 158BC, the relevant provision for limitation would be only as per Section 158BE(1)(a). That being the case, the file noting has no significance for the purpose of working out the limitation. Thus, on the search conducted on 19.1.1996 the notice of assessment was issued on 20.9.1996.

Search cannot be initiated on the basis of surmises, assumptions, presumption or conjectures

February 15, 2013 2011 Views 0 comment Print

In the present case, we find that the so-called information is undisclosed and what exactly that information was, is also not known. At one place in the affidavit of Deputy Director of Income-tax, it has been mentioned that he got information that there was a likelihood of the documents belonging to the DS Group being found at the residence of the petitioner. That by itself would amount only to a surmise and conjecture and not to solid information and since the search on the premises of the petitioner was founded on this so-called information, the search would have to be held to be arbitrary. It may also be pointed out that when the search was conducted on 21.01.2011, no documents belonging to the DS Group were, in fact, found at the premises of the petitioner.

Surrender of income to buy peace of mind is plausible explanation to avoid penalty for concealment

February 7, 2013 4838 Views 0 comment Print

Learned counsel for the appellant submitted that in the facts and circumstances of the case no penalty was leviable as the appellant itself had surrendered the said amount representing the difference in the sundry creditors in order to buy peace. He, thus, submitted that there was no concealment of income so as to warrant levy of penalty under Section 271(1)(c) of the Act.

If no incriminating material seized during search, addition in block assessment not justified

February 7, 2013 1448 Views 0 comment Print

As regards investment made in thandal business, there are no materials seized at the time of search of the assessee’s premises, to make this as a subject matter of block assessment. When the revenue does not dispute the fact that the assessee had been doing the business along with two others, there was no justifiable ground to assess Rs. 27 lakhs at the hands of the assessee.

Mere filing of return u/s. sec. 153A not sufficient to escape penalty for concealment

February 6, 2013 3691 Views 0 comment Print

After the search and the statement recorded under section 132(4), the assessee, on being issued with notice under section 153A did not file any return. The notice under section 153A was issued on 20-7-2006. It was only when assessment proceedings were taken up for consideration, did the assessee, by letter dated 14-8-2007, request that its return, filed on 31-10-2005,

Deduction not claimed in Return U/s. 139(1) can be claimed in Return filed U/s.153A

February 4, 2013 9246 Views 0 comment Print

In the present case, the assessees being the builders, had the option to recognize their income either on percentage completion method or on project completion method. Therefore, it was not certain to hold that the assessees were liable at all to file returns under section 139(1). Whether the assessees had recognized their income for the impugned assessment years is also not clear. The returns were filed after search made under section 132 but before the issue of notice under section 153A.

Search warrant can be cancelled by HC if satisfaction of authority issuing search warrant is due to mala fide reasons

February 3, 2013 1363 Views 0 comment Print

There is no doubt that the authority concerned, who issues the warrant for searches and seizure, ought to have the necessary materials before him to have a reason to believe that an order for search and seizure is warranted. However, it is clear that if certain materials are available before the authority concerned to arrive at his conclusion, then it is not for this Court to examine as to whether there were sufficient materials or grounds to arrive at such a conclusion.

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