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Vardhman Developers Ltd vs. ITO (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: February 4, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: February 9, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2009-10
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Expenditure towards repair and renovation of leased premises is capital in nature. Method for allocation of common expenses to different WIP projects of a builder explained

The assessee being a builder and developer, Accounting Standard 7 (AS-7), issued by the ICAI, titled, ‘Construction Contracts’, would not apply, so that the prescription of AS-9 and AS-2, based on general principles that govern any business, would apply for the revenue recognition and inventory valuation respectively. Only costs incurred toward a particular project, or otherwise related to construction activity, would stand to be allocated and, thus, capitalized as a part of the project cost

Kul Foundation vs. CIT (ITAT Pune)

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DATE: January 30, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: February 9, 2015 (Date of publication)
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S. 12AA/80G(5): CIT, while granting registration or renewal, can only look at the nature of activities and is not concerned with potential violation of s. 11(5) or s. 13. Registration cannot be denied on ground that activities have not commenced

The allowability of the deduction under sections 11 and 12 of the Act is to be looked into by the Assessing Officer while completing the assessment in the hands of the assessee at the relevant time. Whether the said deduction under sections 11 and 12 of the Act is allowable or not to the Trust or the Institution by way of non-fulfillment of the conditions laid down in section 13(1)(b) of the Act is to be considered by the Assessing Officer while completing assessment in the hands of the assessee Trust or Institution. But the said violation by the Trust or Institution on account of provisions of section 13(1)(b) of the Act, if any, are not to be considered by the CIT while granting registration under section 12A of the Act

R.A.K. Ceramics India Pvt. Ltd vs. DCIT (ITAT Hyderabad)

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DATE: February 4, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: February 9, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2010-11
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TPO/ DRP's action of reducing the quantum of royalty paid to AE by applying the "benefit test" is surprising and improper

It is an accepted principle of law that TPO has to determine the ALP by adopting any one of the methods prescribed u/s 92C of the Act. Mode and manner of computation of ALP under different methods have been laid down in rule 10B. Even, assuming that TPO has followed CUP method for determining ALP of royalty payment, as held by ld. DRP, it needs to be examined if it is strictly in compliance with statutory provisions. Rule 10B(1)(a) lays down the procedure for determining ALP under CUP method

DIT vs. GE Packaged Power Inc (Delhi High Court)

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DATE: January 12, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: February 2, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2000-01 to 2006-07
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S. 234B: View in Alcatel Lucent that assessee must pay interest for short-fall of advance-tax if it induced payee not to deduct TDS cannot be followed. View in Jacobs has to be followed because obligation of payer to deduct TDS is absolute & not dependent on assertion of payee. Impact of Proviso to s. 209(1) inserted by FA 2012 w.e.f. 1.4.2012 considered

This Court respectfully cannot apply the view taken in Alcatel Lucent to this case. This is because if the payer deducts tax at source only when the assessee admits tax liability, then deductions would not be made in cases where the assessee either falsely or under a bona fide mistake denies tax liability. Tax obligations cannot be founded on assertions of interested parties. In such cases, the payer’s obligation to deduct tax would depend on the payee’s opinion of whether it is liable to tax, which may differ from its actual liability to tax as determined by the AO’s final order. This effectively authorizes the assessee and the payer to contract out of the statutory obligation to deduct tax at source, which in this case, is located in Section 195(1). Surely this could not be the Parliamentary intent

Daga Global Chemicals Pvt. Ltd vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: January 1, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: February 2, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2009-10
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Disallowance u/s 14A r.w. Rule 8D cannot exceed the exempt income

The assessee only received Rs.1,82,362 as dividend income, therefore, there is no question of disallowance of Rs.14,58.412 by invoking section 14A r.w. Rule 8D. Disallowance u/s 14A r.w. Rule 8D cannot exceed the exempt income.

CIT vs. Bougainvillea Multiplex Entertainment (Delhi High Court)

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DATE: January 30, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: February 2, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2006-07
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Entertainment tax subsidy is a capital receipt even though the source is the public who visit the cinema hall after it becomes operational

A subsidy of such nature cannot possibly be granted by the Government directly. Entertainment tax is leviable on the admission tickets to cinema halls only after the facility becomes operational. Since the source of the subsidy is the public at large which is to be attracted as viewers to the cinema halls, the funds to support such an incentive cannot be generated until and unless the cinema halls become functional

S. Uma Devi vs. CIT (ITAT Hyderabad)

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DATE: January 30, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: February 2, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2006-07
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S. 54F is a beneficial provision which has to be construed liberally. Even if construction/ purchase of new house is not completed within stipulated period, deduction is admissible if investment is made

If the assessee has invested the money in construction of residential house, merely because the construction was not complete in all respects and it was not in a fit condition to be occupied within the period stipulated, that would not disentitle the assessee from claiming the benefit under section 54F

Army Welfare Placement Organization vs. DIT (E) (ITAT Delhi)

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DATE: January 22, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: February 2, 2015 (Date of publication)
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S. 2(15): Receiving fees simplicitor is not reason enough to hold that the activity is not a charitable activity. The fundamental essence of the activity has to be seen

The true test for deciding whether an activity is business activity is (i) whether the said activity undertaken with a profit motive, or (ii) whether the said activity has continued on sound and recognized business principles, and pursued with reasonable continuity. In a situation in which an activity is not undertaken with a profit motive or on sound and recognized business principles, such an activity cannot be considered to be a business activity

ITW India Limited vs. ACIT (ITAT Delhi)

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DATE: January 30, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: February 2, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2008-09
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S. 92C: Transactions which are not closely linked cannot be aggregated for determining ALP. Cherry-picking is not allowed. If there are a number of comparable uncontrolled transactions, the average price has to be taken

The mandate of this section is to determine the ALP of ‘an’ international transaction. The term ‘transaction’ has been defined under rule 10A(d) to mean ‘a number of closely linked transactions’. It follows that the ALP of more than one transaction can be determined as one unit, only if they are closely linked transactions. In such a case, the plural of international transactions shall be considered as a singular for the purposes of benchmarking as a single transaction

AT & S India Pvt. Limited vs. DCIT (ITAT Kolkata)

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DATE: January 29, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: February 2, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08
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S. 9(1)(vii): Reimbursement of expenditure under cost-sharing agreement does not constitute "income" and there is no obligation to deduct TDS u/s 195

A perusal of the decision of the Supreme Court in Tejaji Farasram Kharawalla Limited (1967) 67 ITR 95 (SC) clearly shows that Supreme Court has categorically held that the reimbursement of the actual expenses would not be taxable in the hands of the person receiving the reimbursements

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