Section 153C judiciary-2

Recording of satisfaction by AO of “person searched” is a condition precedent for AO of “other person” to acquire jurisdiction

Adarsh Kumar Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi)

Recording of satisfaction by AO of person searched is a condition precedent for AO of other person to acquire jurisdiction and unless jurisdictional condition is satisfied, there can be no question of making assessment or reassessment in the case of such other person....

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Assessment U/s. 153C liable to be quashed if No satisfaction recorded by AO

Zaidun Leeng Sdn Bhd Artefact Projects Ltd. (JV) Vs Dy. CIT (ITAT Nagpur)

These are cross appeals by the assessee and the Revenue emanating out of the orders of learned CIT(Appeals)-III, Nagpur for assessment years 2008-09 and 2009-10 respectively. Since the issues are connected and the appeals were heard together...

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Mere Material found during survey not gives any authorization to AO to make assessment U/s. 153C & 153A unless the same evidences Income understatement

Supraja’s Sandy Lane Bar & Restaurant Vs. ACIT (ITAT Visakhapatnam)

Supraja’s Sandy Lane Bar & Restaurant Vs. ACIT (ITAT Visakhapatnam) As per 153C of Income Tax Act for invoking jurisdiction, there must be incriminating material found and seized during the course of search in form of money, bullion, jewellery or the evidences indicating the inflation of e expenditure or undisclosed investments or s...

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Assessment U/s. 153C in absence of incriminating material is bad in law

Nova Iron & Steel Ltd. Vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi)

Where books of account and other documents belonging to other person, i.e., the assessee as recovered from searched party did not indicate receipt of unaccounted money by the assessee, such books and documents could not be considered as incriminating material for initiation of proceedings under section 153C against the assessee....

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Section 153C Assessment is without Jurisdiction if documents seized not belongs to Assessee

A.C.I.T. Vs. Empire Casting Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Delhi)

While dismissing the appeal filed by the revenue the Delhi bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) recently held that assessment under Section 153C of the Income Tax Act without jurisdiction when documents seized not belonged to the assessee is invalid. ...

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Assumption of jurisdiction U/s. 153C is invalid if seized documents makes no reference of assessee or any transaction by him

Dy. CIT v. National Standard India Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai)

Assumption of jurisdiction over assessee under section 153C on the basis of statement of searched person, however, seized documents making no reference of either the assessee or any transaction entered into by it, was highly misplaced and, therefore, set aside....

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No Penalty on Income disclosed during survey and also in return filed U/s. 153A

Alok Bhandari & Anr. Vs. ACIT (ITAT Delhi)

In the present case, the fact that the entire ‘undisclosed income’ was declared by the appellant in the statement recorded during search and the same was also disclosed in the return filed pursuant to notice issued under section 153A, clearly goes to show the bona fides of the appellant, not warranting imposition of penalty under sect...

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Assessment Order not becomes Invalid for mere wrong mention of section

Shri Cherian Abraham Vs. Dy. Commissioner of Income Tax (ITAT Bangalore)

There is no dispute that the search was conducted in the previous year relevant to the assessment year under consideration therefore the provisions of Section 153C are not applicable for the assessment year under consideration however, the mention of this Section in the order is only a mistake which is covered under the provisions of Sect...

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Recording of satisfaction U/s. 153C when AO of Appellant & Searched Person is common

Pr. CIT Vs. Instronics Ltd. (Delhi High Court)

Since satisfaction note was recorded by AO of searched person who also happened to be AO of assessee (other person) as well to effect that seized documents belonged to assessee, issuance of notice under section 153C on basis of such note was justified....

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Section 153C proceedings can be initiated against a person only if seized materials belong to him

CIT Vs Renu Constructions Pvt. Ltd (Delhi High Court)

The purpose of initiating proceedings under Section 153C of the Act, the seized documents had to be shown to belong to the other person and not merely pertaining to such other person. The change brought about in this regard in Section 153 C of the Act by way of amendment has been given prospective effect from 1st June 2015. ...

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