section 263

Order dropping penalty proceedings u/s 271(1)(c) – Revision u/s 263 – A Case Study

Income Tax - Through this article an attempt has been made to explain the circumstances where the revisionary powers of the commissioners u/s 263 can be invoked when the order dropping penalty proceedings u/s 271(1)(c) of the I.T. Act, 1961 was passed by the Assessing Officer. In the case of M/s. DEF, an India Company, an order was […]...

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Does Revisionary power u/s 263 of Income Tax Act 1961 really confer power to re-review?

Income Tax - Section 263 confers wide powers on Principle Commissioner of Income Tax/Commissioner of Income Tax (Pr.CIT/CIT) to revise any assessment which is erroneous and prejudicial to interests of revenue....

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Section 263 Revision of orders prejudicial to revenue – Amendment wef 01.06.2015

Income Tax - Commissioner of Income Tax (CIT) has the power u/s 263 & 264 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, to consider an order passed by Assessing officer (AO). U/S 264, CIT can consider the order passed by AO, only when an appeal is made by assessee to him within stipulated time frame. However, u/s 263 CIT possesses the power to consider the order passe...

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Sec. 263 Order which are erroneous and prejudicial to interests of revenue

Income Tax - It is proposed to provide that an order passed by the Assessing Officer shall be deemed to be erroneous in so far as it is prejudicial to the interests of the revenue, if, in the opinion of the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner,— 1. the order is passed without making inquiries or verification which, should have been made; 2. ...

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No Reopening of Assessment to be made on Audit Objections: Committee Recommends

Income Tax - One of the key sources of dispute is the existing arrangement for follow up on audit objections by Internal Audit Party and the Revenue Audit Party. In terms of the existing arrangement, the Assessing Officer is required to take corrective steps following audit objections. The corrective measures take the form of rectification or reassess...

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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...

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No Section 263 revision for difference of opinion between AO & CIT

Maharashtra Engineering Vs PCIT (ITAT Pune) - Issues have been examined by the A.O and just because the opinion as arrived by the A.O is at a variation of the opinion of the learned Pr. CIT, would not grant the learned Pr. CIT the powers of revision u/s 263 of the Act....

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Section 263 limitation period – When issue was discussed only in Original Assessment Order

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. Vs PCIT (ITAT Delhi) - As in the present case before us, issues subject to revision were pertaining to original assessment and not the reopened assessment; the limitation should also start from the original assessment. In this case as original assessment order u/s 143(3) of the act was passed on 16.01.2014, the revision t...

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HC dismisses Section 263 notice on the ground of Limitation

PCIT Vs Prince Water House (Calcutta High Court) - PCIT Vs Prince Water House (Calcutta High Court) Order dated 23.03.2015 passed by the AO giving effect to the directions of the tribunal dated 04.03.2014 (passed u/s 254 r.w.s 143(3) of the Act) did not deal with the issue of allowability of premium on account of Accountants Risk Policy. The show ca...

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Section 263 Revision not justified in case AO conducted proper enquiry

Dena Bank Vs PCIT (ITAT Mumbai) - Revision under section 263 by PCIT was not justified as all the four issues questioned by PCIT were thoroughly examined by AO during the assessment proceedings, and after considering relevant facts and explanations furnished by assessee had chosen to accept the claim of the assessee and hence, the s...

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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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No Section 263 revision for difference of opinion between AO & CIT

Maharashtra Engineering Vs PCIT (ITAT Pune)

Issues have been examined by the A.O and just because the opinion as arrived by the A.O is at a variation of the opinion of the learned Pr. CIT, would not grant the learned Pr. CIT the powers of revision u/s 263 of the Act....

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Section 263 limitation period – When issue was discussed only in Original Assessment Order

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

As in the present case before us, issues subject to revision were pertaining to original assessment and not the reopened assessment; the limitation should also start from the original assessment. In this case as original assessment order u/s 143(3) of the act was passed on 16.01.2014, the revision thereof could have been taken up to 31.3....

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HC dismisses Section 263 notice on the ground of Limitation

PCIT Vs Prince Water House (Calcutta High Court)

PCIT Vs Prince Water House (Calcutta High Court) Order dated 23.03.2015 passed by the AO giving effect to the directions of the tribunal dated 04.03.2014 (passed u/s 254 r.w.s 143(3) of the Act) did not deal with the issue of allowability of premium on account of Accountants Risk Policy. The show cause notice u/s 263 […]...

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Section 263 Revision not justified in case AO conducted proper enquiry

Dena Bank Vs PCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

Revision under section 263 by PCIT was not justified as all the four issues questioned by PCIT were thoroughly examined by AO during the assessment proceedings, and after considering relevant facts and explanations furnished by assessee had chosen to accept the claim of the assessee and hence, the same could not be termed as non considera...

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CIT cannot exercise revision power if AO had taken permissible view on the issues

Eveready Industries India Ltd. Vs PCIT (ITAT Kolkata)

While passing the assessment order AO had followed the permissible view in law which could not be said to be 'unsustainable in law'. Therefore, the jurisdictional facts for usurping the jurisdiction u/s 263, being absent, the action of CIT to exercise revisional jurisdiction was without jurisdiction and all subsequent actions were 'null' ...

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Addition on mere presumption without corroborative evidence is not sustainable

Ajay Gupta Vs CIT Appeals (Allahabad High Court)

Additions of Undisclosed Income Can be made only on the basis of the entries made in the documents which give corroborative evidence and not just on presumption...

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Section 263 Jurisdiction cannot be assumed by Pr. CIT for making roving enquiries

Arihant Technology Pvt. Ltd. Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Delhi)

It has been held in various decisions that action u/s. 263 can be taken only when there is lack of enquiry or no enquiry. However, in the instant case necessary enquiry was conducted. Therefore, merely because the Ld. Pr. CIT does not agree with the manner of enquiry conducted by the AO he cannot substitute his own reasons and held the or...

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In case of dual views, view adopted by A.O. is valid & cannot be called erroneous

CIT Vs A.R.Builders & Developers P Ltd, (Madras High Court)

The issue under consideration is that, when two views are possible and A.O. adopt one of the view and passed his order accordingly. But that view is not acceptable by PCIT, in such case can PCIT adopt its one of the other views and call the order of A.O. the erroneous?...

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Section 263 order based on omitted provision at the time of order not valid

Swastik Coal Corporation Pvt. Ltd. Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Indore)

Swastik Coal Corporation Pvt. Ltd. Vs Pr. CIT (ITAT Indore) The basis of exercising of revisionary jurisdiction u/s 263 of the Act as per Ld. Pr. CIT is that transfer pricing related issues were not examined by the A.O. since the transaction carried out by the assessee are covered under specific domestic transactions. The contention [&hel...

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