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Outotec India Pvt. Ltd vs. ACIT (ITAT Delhi)

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DATE: July 8, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 27, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2009-10
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Articles 13 & 15 of DTAA: Law on whether if a sum cannot be assessed as "fees for technical services" under the "make available" clause of Article 13, it can still be assessed as "Independent personal services" under Article 15 explained

The assessee’s contention that since the services contracted for the by the assessee with non-residents fall within the meaning of Article 13 but get excluded because of not `making available’ any technical knowledge etc., then such services cannot be once again considered under Article 15 is not acceptable. The precise question is that which of the two Articles, namely, 13 or 15, should have primacy in the facts and circumstances as are instantly prevailing?

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Cheil India Pvt. Ltd vs. ITO (ITAT Delhi)

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DATE: July 16, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 27, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08
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S. 40(a)(ia): In an appeal against an order passed by the AO to give effect to the ITAT's order, the CIT(A) has no jurisdiction to enhance the assessee with respect to a new source of income or disallowance of expenditure

The direction to the Assessing Officer by the CIT(Appeals) to disallow payments made by the assessee under sec. 40(a)(ia) of the Act was a question of taxability of income from a new source of income which has not been considered by the Assessing Officer, hence it was exceeding of jurisdiction by the CIT(Appeals) in a set aside matter by the ITAT in the present case. Though the CIT(Appeals) has co-terminus powers as of the Assessing Officer and is empowered to do what an Assessing Officer can do for the assessment, the directed disallowance was new source of income, which was not the subject matter of setting aside order by the ITAT

Posted in All Judgements, Tribunal

CIT vs. Bharat Hotels (Delhi High Court)

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DATE: July 24, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 27, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 1989-90, 1991-92
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S. 32: A licensee who is in full control of the building and can exercise the rights of the owner in his own right is entitled to depreciation

The very concept of depreciation suggests that the tax benefit on account of depreciation legitimately belongs to one who has invested in the capital asset, is utilizing the capital asset and thereby loosing gradually investment caused by wear and tear, and would need to replace the same by having lost its value fully over a period of time

Posted in All Judgements, High Court

Shoreline Hotel Pvt. Ltd vs. CIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: June 19, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 21, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2011-12
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Bogus purchases: Manner of computing profits in the case of bogus purchases by an assessee who is not a dealer in the goods but has consumed the goods in his business explained

As per our considered view, since the purchases so made were not sold by the assessee, the AO was not justified in estimating 15% profit on such bogus purchases. However, such bogus purchases/expenses were going to reduce the assessee’s profits by the equal amount of such expenses and not only by 15% as taken by the AO. It was not a case where purchases so made were actually sold by the assessee. Where assessee is found to have sold the goods out of the bogus purchases, under those circumstances it is reasonable to estimate profit out of such sales so as to make appropriate addition. However, in the instant case the assessee was engaged in the business of hotel wherein the expenditure alleged to be incurred on plumbing, electrical items, furniture, printing and stationary etc appears to have reduced directly the profit earned by assessee

Posted in All Judgements, Tribunal

Ketan V. Shah vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: June 26, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 21, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2005-06, 2007-08
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S. 132(4A) presumption does not apply to loose papers found in some other person's possession. While the AO can make a protective assessment, the appellate authority cannot confirm a protective order. It has to either make it substantive or quash it

It is settled that when there is a doubt as to which person amongst the two was liable to be assessed, parallel proceedings may be taken against both and alternative assessments may also be framed. It is also equally true that while a protective assessment is permissible, it is not open to the income-tax appellate authorities constituted under the Act to make a protective order

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Parin K. Rajwani vs. JCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: June 30, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 21, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08, 2008-09
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S. 271D penalty: The limitation period has to be computed from the date of issue of the show-cause notice by the AO. Penalty should not be levied if circumstances show no intention to contravene the law

The six month period for the purpose of clause (c) of section 275(1) of the Act is to be computed from the date of issue of first show cause notice by the AO and not from the date of issue of first show cause notice issued by the Joint Commissioner

Posted in All Judgements, Tribunal

KLR Industries Ltd vs. DCIT (ITAT Hyderabad)

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DATE: July 15, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 21, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08
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S. 68: If the assessee has furnished the details of the creditors with their PAN, the onus is on the AO to examine their credit-worthiness and source of payment to assessee

If at all the A.O. or CIT(A) had any doubt with regard to creditworthiness of the creditors, it should have triggered an enquiry by the A.O. to find out the real facts. When the identity of the creditors along with their income tax particulars including PAN and assessment details were available with the A.O. it would not have been difficult on the part of the A.O. to verify their bank accounts and other details to ascertain whether the advances were from explained sources. Even the A.O. could have taken up the issue with the concerned A.Os with whom the creditors are assessed

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Color Craft vs. ITO (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: July 17, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 21, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2009-10
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S. 282: Law on validity of service of notices by "Speed Post" instead of "Registered Post A/D" explained

Registered post would take within its sweep not only ‘speed post’ but also all other mails forming part of the establish system of mails in which their receipt and movement is recorded to assure safe delivery. All the principal attributes of ‘registered post’ were inherently present in ‘speed post’, so that the two were of the same genus. The term registered post being not defined, it could only be so in terms of its elements, which the tribunal gathered from the dictionary meaning of the word ‘registered’; its common parlance meaning; and its substance

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R. W. Promotions P. Ltd vs. ACIT (Bombay High Court)

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DATE: July 13, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 20, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08
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Reliance on statements of third party without giving the assessee the right of cross-examination results in breach of principles of natural justice

There has been a breach of principles of natural justice in as much as the Assessing Officer has in his order placed reliance upon the statements of representatives of M/s Inorbit and M/s Nupur to come to the conclusion that claim for expenditure made by the appellant is not genuine. Thus the appellant was entitled to cross examine them before any reliance could be placed upon them to the extent it is adverse to the appellant

Posted in All Judgements, High Court

CIT vs. DLF Commercial Project Corp (Delhi High Court)

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DATE: July 15, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 20, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2008-09
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S. 40(a)(ia): The obligation to deduct TDS is only with respect to "income". As amounts paid as "reimbursement of expenses" do not have the character of income, there is no obligation to deduct TDS

Section 194C (TDS for “work”) and Section 194J (TDS of income from “professional services”- the latter expression defined expansively by Section 194J (3) Explanation (a)). Neither provision obliges the person making the payment to deduct anything from contractual payments such as those made for reimbursement of expenses, other than what is defined as “income”. The law thus obliges only amounts which fulfil the character of “income” to be subject to TDS in such cases; for other payments towards expenses, the deduction to those entitled (to be made by the payeee) the obligation to carry out TDS is upon the recipient or payee of the amounts

Posted in All Judgements, High Court
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