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P.M.S Diesels vs. CIT (P&H High Court)

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DATE: April 29, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: June 30, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2005-06
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S. 40(a)(ia): Argument that the disallowance for want of TDS can be made only for amounts "payable" as of 31st March and not for those already "paid" is not correct. In Liminie dismissal of SLP in Vector Shipping does not mean Supreme Court has confirmed the view of the HC. However, ITAT to consider whether payees have already paid tax

The argument that section 40(a)(ia) applies only to amounts which are “payable” and not to amounts that are already “paid” is also not acceptable (Commissioner of Income Tax vs. Crescent Export Syndicate (2013) 216 Taxman 258 (Cal) and Commissioner of Income Tax vs. Sikandar Khan N. Tunwar (2013) 357 ITR 312 (Guj) followed)

KPC Medical College & Hospital vs. DCIT (ITAT Kolkata)

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DATE: June 24, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: June 30, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08 to 2009-10
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S. 271(1)(c): Law on levy of penalty in a case where satisfaction is recorded in s. 153C/153D assessments by AO who is common to the searched party and the assessee explained

The attempt at the end of the assessee is that there should be a straight jacket system, whereby the satisfaction recorded even by the same AO then, that should be placed in the file of searched person and if it is placed in some other cupboard in his room by the AO then, there cannot be any satisfaction, we fail to appreciate that technical approach at the end of the assessee. The law does not require the manner and the procedure of keeping the files. The section only requires that a satisfaction be recorded and it should be during the period propounded by Hon’ble S.C. in CIT vs. Calcutta Knitwears 362 ITR 673

CIT vs. Mahagun Technologies Pvt. Ltd (ITAT Delhi)

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DATE: March 24, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: June 30, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08
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S. 271D: Section 269SS does not apply to non-monetary book entry transactions of loans and advances

Section 269SS indicates that it applies to a transaction where a deposit or a loan is accepted by an assessee, otherwise than by an account payee cheque or an account payee draft. The ambit of the Section is clearly restricted to transaction involving acceptance of money and not intended to affect cases where a debit or a liability arises on account of book entries

ITO vs. Pandit Vijay Kant Sharma (ITAT Delhi)

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DATE: June 10, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: June 30, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2001-02
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S. 275(1)(a): Law on time limit for passing penalty order u/s 271(1)(c) explained. Challenge by assessee to validity of penalty order entertained in Dept's appeal despite lack of C. O. /cross-appeal by assessee

On a combined reading of Section 275(1)(a) along with its proviso it becomes clear that main section 275(1)(a) talks of a period of six months from the date on which the order is received by commissioner and main section also talks of orders passed by commissioner appeals as well as by tribunal talk whereas the proviso which is applicable from 01.06.2003 talks about orders passed by Commissioner Appeals only and here, the period of limitation for passing penalty order is one year from the date Commissioner receives Tribunal order

ITO vs. Shubhashri Panicker (ITAT Jaipur)

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DATE: June 26, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: June 30, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2003-04
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S. 282: The postal authorities are the agent of the recipient. There is a presumption that handing over notice to the postal department means that it has been served on the assessee

Since the notice u/s 143(2) of the Act has not been received back unserved within thirty days of its issuance, there would be presumption under the law that notice has been duly served upon the assessee. The notice was under transmission by handing over to the postal authority who acted as an agent of the recipient.

DCIT vs. Jyoti Ltd (ITAT Ahmedabad)

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DATE: June 25, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: June 30, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2005-06 to 2007-08
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S. 43B(e): Conversion of outstanding interest into a loan does not constitute "actual payment" of the interest so as to qualify for deduction

On perusing Section 43B(e), it is seen that interest on any loan or advance from a schedule bank, in accordance with terms and conditions of the agreement governing such loans or advance, would be allowed as deduction in the previous year in which sum is actually paid by the Assessee

DCIT vs. Vodafone Essar Gujarat Limited (Gujarat High Court)

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DATE: June 12, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: June 27, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2008-09, 2009-10
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S. 254(2A) third proviso cannot be interpreted to mean that extension of stay of demand should be denied beyond 365 days even when the assesseee is not at fault. ITAT should make efforts to decide stay granted appeals expeditiously

One cannot lost sight of the fact that there may be number of reasons due to which the learned Tribunal is not in a position to decide and dispose of the appeals within the maximum period of 365 days despite their best efforts. Some of the reasons due to which the learned Tribunal despite its best efforts is not in a position to dispose of the appeal/appeals at the earliest are stated herein above. There cannot be a legislative intent to punish a person/ assessee though there is no fault of the assessee and/or appellant

Sumanlata Bansal vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai) (Third Member)

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DATE: June 20, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: June 22, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 1999-00 to 2005-06
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S. 153A: There is no requirement to issue a notice u/s 143(2) before making an assessment u/s 153A

There is no specific provision in the Act requiring the assessment made under section 153A to be after issue of notice under section 143(2) of the Act. Learned counsel for the assessee places heavy reliance on the judgment of the Hon‟ble Supreme Court in Hotel Blue Moon v. DCIT 321 ITR 362 (SC) wherein it was held that the where an assessment has to be completed under section 143(3) read with section 158BC, notice under section 143 (2) must be issued and omission to do so cannot be a procedural irregularity and the same is not curable. It is to be noted that the above said judgment was in the context of Section 158BC. Clause (b) of Section 158BC expressly provides that “the AO shall proceed to determine the undisclosed income of the block period in the manner laid down in section 158BB and the provisions of Section 142, sub sections (2) and (3) of Section 143, Section 144 and Section 145 shall, so far as may be, apply. This is not the position under section 153A. The law laid down in Hotel Blue Moon, is thus not applicable to the facts of the present case

Dharmayug Investments Ltd vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: June 10, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: June 22, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2009-10
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S. 115JB: In computing the "book profits" the entire capital gains have to be included without computing the benefits of indexation

The book profits as contemplated in section 115JB means the net profit, which has been shown/credited in the profit & loss account as prepared under the relevant provisions of the Companies Act. The concept of indexation while computing the Long term capital gain cannot be imported to the computation of book profit u/s. 115JB as per the expressed provisions of the said section itself which is a complete code in itself

Raptakos Brett & Co. Ltd vs. DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: June 10, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: June 19, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08
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S. 10(38), 70(3): Though the LTCG on sale of equity shares (subject to STT) is exempt from tax u/s 10(38), the long-term capital loss on sale of such shares can be set-off against the taxable LTCG on sale of another asset

Section 10(38) excludes in expressed terms only the income arising from transfer of Long term capital asset being equity share or equity fund which is chargeable to STT and not entire source of income from capital gains arising from transfer of shares. It does not lead to exclusion of computation of capital gain of Long term capital asset or Short term capital asset being shares. Accordingly, Long term capital loss on sale of shares would be allowed to be set off against Long term capital gain on sale of land in accordance with section 70(3)

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