The case of the petitioner is quite elementary, and we are constrained to observe the complete apathy and negligent approach of the assessing officer concerned in discharging his duties, by the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
As per an additional affidavit submitted, the CBDT has provided the way, in the past and future, pending appeals are to be dealt with and disposed of expeditiously as well as a road map to dispose of pending appeals.
Justice Alok Aradhe was sworn in as Chief Justice of Telangana High Court on 23-07-2023 by the Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. He succeeded Justice Ujjal Bhuyan who has been elevated as a Judge in the Supreme Court of India. Justice Aradhe has formerly served as Judge in Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh High Courts.
Section 127 of IT Act to the extent it permits transfer from one Assessing Officer under a Principal Commissioner of Income Tax to another Assessing Officer under another Principal Commissioner of Income Tax who are holding non-concurrent charges remains untouched and continues to apply in its pristine form.
On 21-6-2023, the Ministry of Finance notified the Income-tax (Tenth Amendment) Rules, 2023 to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962. Key Points: Rule
It is a well-accepted principal of tax jurisprudence that the Assessing Officer cannot sit on the armchair of a businessman assessee to replace his business strategy by his own whims and fancies
On 29-5-2023, the Ministry of Finance notified the e-Appeals Scheme, 2023 to reduce pendency of appeals related to Tax Deducted at Source
ITAT said that the entire addition has been made by the AO as well as CIT based on guess work and estimation based on some alleged information received from Sales Tax Department of Maharashtra and from DGIT that “the assessee has taken bogus purchase bills without having taken any delivery of the goods”, without applying their mind.
The Revenue had submitted that the Assessing Officer is competent to consider all the material that is available on record, including that found during the search, and make an assessment of ‘total income’. While some of the High Courts agreed with the said proposition, some disagreed. The Supreme Court was, hence, called upon to resolve the conundrum.
It is a trite law that the reasons, as recorded for reopening the reassessment, are to be examined on a standalone basis to determine the validity of proceedings under section 147 IT Act.
The Delhi High Court observed that there was an unexplained substantial delay in issuing the impugned Show Cause Notice dated 09-11-2017 and thus, is inexcusable in the eyes of law
This roundup contains many interesting rulings including the Shiv Sena Party Name and Symbol Dispute, Negligence committed by doctors and Compensation therein, Amendment to Section 178(6) of the Income Tax Act, Initiation of the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process and more.
A clarificatory press release dated 1-03-2013 issued by the Finance Ministry pursuant to the 2013 amendment makes it clear that a Tax Residency Certificate is to be accepted and tax authorities cannot go behind it. Further, based on repeated assurances to foreign investors by way of CBDT Circulars as well as press releases and legislative amendments and decisions of the Courts, the revenue cannot go behind TRC.
This roundup revisits the analyses of Supreme Court’s judgments/orders on constitutionality of Demonetisation; Freedom of Speech of Ministers; Guidelines to withhold life support of a terminally ill patients; Tussle between Delhi Government and Centre, and more. It also covers reports on Justice SA Nazeer’s retirement; the career trajectory & important decision of Justice CT Ravikumar; Explainers on important law points; five ‘Did You Know’ facts; Cases Reported in SCC Weekly in the month of January; and a throwback from SCC Archives.
Noting that there is no disqualification for a Sikkim man, who marries a non-Sikkimese after 01.04.2008, the Supreme Court observed that the discrimination is based on gender.
While MR Shah, J, has struck down the definition of “Sikkimese” in Section 10(26AAA) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, Nagarathna, J, has called for saving the Explanation to Section 10(26AAA) and has created a stopgap ‘sub-clause (iv)’ till the Union of India makes the requisite amendment to the provision.
Bombay High Court: In the present appeal filed under Section 260-A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 preferred against the
ITAT upheld the order of the CIT and said that the assessee had only provided treatment to a few patients at concessional rates, which was less than 1% of the revenue of the assessee. Thus, the activities of the assessee cannot be said to be charitable activities and it is not entitled for registration or approval under section 10(23C) or 12A of the Income Tax Act.
The bench of MR Shah and M.M Sundresh, JJ explained the importance of the words “or otherwise” inserted to Section 45(4) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 by the Finance Act, 1987