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Income Tax RAID – understanding Survey Vs. Search

Income Tax - Often termed as Raid by laymen, income tax survey and search are becoming increasingly common as businesses continue to grow. Apparently, there is no word called raid in the Income Tax Act. The two important tools which the department uses are survey and search and when one or both of these two operations get initiated, people term it as ...

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Frequently Asked Questions on Income Tax Survey

Income Tax - Q1. Whether notice is required to be issued to the assessee before initiating survey? No, the section does not require prior notice of the survey to be given to the affected person - N.K. Mohnot v. Dy. CIT [1995] 215 ITR 275/83 Taxman 238 (Mad.). Q2. Which are the authorities empowered to conduct a survey? Section 133A of the Income-tax...

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No Income Tax raids and surveys costing Government Rs 180 crore a day

Income Tax - Mumbai could lose at least Rs 5 crore a day for the next few days because there will be no Income Tax (I-T) raids and surveys, during which a large chunk of tax is collected. Nearly 90 per cent of the I-T department’s staff across the country has decided to not to take part in surveys and raids from Tuesday as a mark of protest....

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Documents, books of accounts found after the search could be used to ascertain the true income of assessee

Income Tax - Those trying to evade the taxman may find that showing a lower income has just got tougher. The Bombay high court on Thursday, in a significant ruling, held that the income-tax department can rely on any relatable document when it comes to a block assessment. A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud essentially made it easier for the tax...

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IT dept. in delhi recovered 860 Crore in search, seizure and survey

Income Tax - Search and seizure operations by the revenue authorities have forced tax evaders in the national capital to cave in and admit that they owe the government more than Rs 860 crore (Rs 8.6 billion) for the last fiscal. According to an official report of the department, taxmen carried out search, seizure and survey operations in nearly [&hel...

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I-T dept moves court over ITAT's demand for verifying the reasons for conducting a raid

Income Tax - The Income-Tax department is at loggerheads with the income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), the ultimate fact-finding body on tax disputes, over the latter’s demand for verifying the reasons for conducting a raid on FMCG major Marico Industries. ITAT had directed the department to produce the “satisfaction note”, which is...

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Man in Mumbai admits to tax evasion, pays Rs 22cr

Income Tax - This could be one the biggest admission of tax evasion by an individual in recent times. Munir Khan, who describes himself as a`scientist’ and has a medicine for all incurable diseases, on Friday paid Rs 22 crore as tax on his income for the current financial year. According to sources, the assessment wing of the […]...

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Interpretation of the words "manufacture or production" for the purpose of deduction U/s. 10B

ITO Vs E-Infochips Ltd. (ITAT Ahmedabad) - In view of the foregoing, we are in agreement with the findings of Id. CIT(A) that activities undertaken by the taxpayer were in respect of production and export of computer software within the meaning of provisions of section 10B of the Act, especially when the AO himself concluded so for the purpo...

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Advance Ruling on nature of receipts derived by an Australian company from ONGC

Worley Parsons Services Pty. Ltd., In re (Authority for Advance Rulings- Income Tax) - 3. The applicant contends that the services under various contracts except contract no. 5 cannot be brought within the sweep of `royalties' as defined in Art. XII.3 of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (hereinafter referred to as `DTAA' or `Treaty'), that there was no permanent establishment i...

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Income Tax RAID – understanding Survey Vs. Search

Often termed as Raid by laymen, income tax survey and search are becoming increasingly common as businesses continue to grow. Apparently, there is no word called raid in the Income Tax Act. The two important tools which the department uses are survey and search and when one or both of these two operations get initiated, people term it as ...

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No Income Tax raids and surveys costing Government Rs 180 crore a day

Mumbai could lose at least Rs 5 crore a day for the next few days because there will be no Income Tax (I-T) raids and surveys, during which a large chunk of tax is collected. Nearly 90 per cent of the I-T department’s staff across the country has decided to not to take part in surveys and raids from Tuesday as a mark of protest....

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Documents, books of accounts found after the search could be used to ascertain the true income of assessee

Those trying to evade the taxman may find that showing a lower income has just got tougher. The Bombay high court on Thursday, in a significant ruling, held that the income-tax department can rely on any relatable document when it comes to a block assessment. A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud essentially made it easier for the tax...

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Interpretation of the words "manufacture or production" for the purpose of deduction U/s. 10B

ITO Vs E-Infochips Ltd. (ITAT Ahmedabad)

In view of the foregoing, we are in agreement with the findings of Id. CIT(A) that activities undertaken by the taxpayer were in respect of production and export of computer software within the meaning of provisions of section 10B of the Act, especially when the AO himself concluded so for the purpose of section 80HHE of the Act. We are a...

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Advance Ruling on nature of receipts derived by an Australian company from ONGC

Worley Parsons Services Pty. Ltd., In re (Authority for Advance Rulings- Income Tax)

3. The applicant contends that the services under various contracts except contract no. 5 cannot be brought within the sweep of `royalties' as defined in Art. XII.3 of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (hereinafter referred to as `DTAA' or `Treaty'), that there was no permanent establishment in India except in relation to Contract n...

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IT dept. in delhi recovered 860 Crore in search, seizure and survey

Search and seizure operations by the revenue authorities have forced tax evaders in the national capital to cave in and admit that they owe the government more than Rs 860 crore (Rs 8.6 billion) for the last fiscal. According to an official report of the department, taxmen carried out search, seizure and survey operations in nearly [&hel...

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I-T dept moves court over ITAT's demand for verifying the reasons for conducting a raid

The Income-Tax department is at loggerheads with the income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), the ultimate fact-finding body on tax disputes, over the latter’s demand for verifying the reasons for conducting a raid on FMCG major Marico Industries. ITAT had directed the department to produce the “satisfaction note”, which is...

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Man in Mumbai admits to tax evasion, pays Rs 22cr

This could be one the biggest admission of tax evasion by an individual in recent times. Munir Khan, who describes himself as a`scientist’ and has a medicine for all incurable diseases, on Friday paid Rs 22 crore as tax on his income for the current financial year. According to sources, the assessment wing of the […]...

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Sales tax hounds comb Mumbai for Tax evaders

The Department of Sales Tax has issued 1 lakh notices to traders in the last two months for tax evasion. It has also filed 431 FIRs against them for not filing returns. Raids, surveys and business audits have been further intensified. Sources said that hundred of crores of bogus bills and hawala transactions have been unearthed by the dep...

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Kolkata Income Tax (Investigation Wing) reports seizure of Rs 65 Cr cash

The current financial year 2008-09 the Investigation Wing of the Income Tax Department, Kolkata, has so far seized unaccounted cash of Rs 65 Crore and other assets to the tune of Rs 11 Cr. Multiple searches have led to disclosure of income to the tune of Rs 360 Cr so far. Some of the noteworthy […]...

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