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Cost incurred in abandoned projects should be allowed : ITAT Mumbai

Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Vs Asstt. Commissioner of Income Tax (ITAT Mumbai)

In CBDT circular no.16 of 6th October 2015, the Board has clearly stated that cost incurred in abandoned projects should be allowed as revenue expenditure under section 37 of the Act....

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Advertisement expense post Flilm certification by Censor Board allowable

Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Vs Asstt. Commissioner of Income Tax (ITAT Mumbai)

Advertisement expenditure incurred after certification by Board of Film Censors cannot be included as part of cost of production, hence, provisions of rule 9A, will not apply. It was held, the expenditure incurred in regular course of business has to be allowed under section 37. ...

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Non Contractual/ gratuitous Compensation to family of deceased employee allowable

DCIT Vs Adsun Offshore Diving Contractors Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai)

DCIT Vs Adsun Offshore Diving Contractors Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai) Given facts of the present case that whatever test may be applied in deciding whether any expenditure is allowable as a deduction under section 37, the essential requirement must in every case be as to whether the expenditure was either in reality or as a […]...

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Allowability of Interest / Service Charges on Funds raised to Subscribe Debentures for acquiring controlling interest

Commissioner of Income Tax vi Vs m/s Virat Investment & Mercantile co. (Delhi High Court)

In this case, the expenditure clearly is not towards acquisition of the capital nor is it an integral part of it, it is only the service alone. It is of a similar kind that would otherwise have been permitted under Section 37 of the Income Tax Act. ...

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Compensation paid for damage to environment is allowable

Shyam SEL Ltd. vs. DCIT (Kolkata High Court)

The compensation was paid because the assessee had failed to install the pollution control device within the time prescribed. Therefore, payment of the sum of Rs.12,50,000/- is not hit by Explanation-1 to Section 37 of the Act. The Hon’ble judges of the Kolkata High Court by setting aside the orders of ITAT held that payment was und...

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Discount on ESOP being in the nature of employee cost, allowed u/s 37 subject to adjustment for lapsed /unvested options

ACIT Vs People Interactive India Private Ltd. (ITAT Mumbai)

ITAT Mumbai held In the case of ACIT vs. People Interactive India Private Ltd. that the issue in hand is squarely covered by the decision of Hon’ble Special Bench-Bangalore Tribunal in (2013) 35 335(SB) Biocon Limited v. DCIT (LTU) in favour of the assessee company whereby the Hon’ble Special Bench has held that the discou...

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Commitment charges paid towards foreclosure of business agreement are allowable u/s 37

D.C.I.T. Vs Autoline Industries Ltd (ITAT Pune)

In the case of D.C.I.T. vs Autoline Industries Ltd, Pune Tribunal held that foreign exchange cover taken by the assessee from DBS Bank was in order to prevent itself from future currency rate fluctuations. Later, it had to close its agreement with DBS Bank in view of the offer made by the principal lender i.e. Citi Bank....

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Expense on medical treatment of eyes is Personal Expenditure: HC

Dhimant Hiralal Thakar Vs The Commissioner of Income Tax (Bombay High Court)

Dhimant Hiralal Thakar vs CIT (Bombay High Court)- Eyes are thus essential not only for the purpose of business or profession but for purposes other than these which are so many. It is therefore clear that the said expenditure as claimed by the applicant is not in the nature of the expenditure wholly...

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Liability to pay additional duty allowable in the year in which such liability arises

Tupperware India Pvt. Ltd. Vs CIT (Delhi High Court)

Even though the excise duty was for manufacturing activity that occurred earlier, the liability to pay such additional duty did not exist in the previous years and as a result, could not have been claimed by the assessee as expenditure in the concerned previous years. ...

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Some important aspects of allowability of business claim and concealment of penalty

IndusInd Bank Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

Investments are made in Govt. securities, debentures, bonds having fixed rate of return. Assessee is maintaining books of account on mercantile system i.e, on accrual basis. Whether Payment of Interest accrues on day to day basis? Referring to the decision of tribunal, high-court and Supreme Court in various cases sighted...

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