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DATE: June 30, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 1, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2008-09
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S. 271AAA: Law on what is “undisclosed income” and levy of penalty on the basis of a “dumb” document and surrender by the assessee explained

A charge can be levied on the basis of document only when the document is a speaking one. The document should speak either out of itself or in the company of other material found on investigation and/or in the search. The document should be clear and unambiguous in respect of all the four components of the charge of tax. If it is not so, the document is only a dumb document. No charge can be levied on the basis of a dumb document. A document found during the course of a search must be a speaking one and without any second interpretation, must reflect all the details about the transaction of the assessee in the relevant assessment year

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DATE: March 4, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: June 19, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2007-08
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S. 40(a)(ia) second proviso is curative and retrospective. Legitimate business expenditure cannot be disallowed if the payee has paid tax thereon

The second proviso to section 40(a)(ia) of the Act inserted by the Finance Act, 2012 is curative in nature intended to supply an obvious omission, take care of an unintended consequence and make the section workable. Section 40(a)(ia) without the second proviso resulted in the unintended consequence of disallowance of legitimate business expenditure even in a case where the payee in receipt of the income had paid tax. It has for long been the legal position that if the payee has paid tax on his income, no recovery of any tax can be made from the person who had failed to deduct the income tax at source from such amount

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DATE: May 22, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: May 27, 2015 (Date of publication)
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S. 40(a)(ia) second proviso was inserted by FA 2012 to rectify the unintended consequence of disallowance in the hands of the payer even if the payee has paid tax. It is curative and retrospective in operation. Assessee's claim of having obtained declarations u/s 197A from the payees should not be disbelieved without evidence. Assessee is not expected to go into the correctness of the declarations filed by the payees

The second proviso to section 40(a)(ia) of the Act inserted by the Finance Act, 2012 is curative in nature and intended to supply an obvious omission, take care of an unintended consequence and make the section workable. Section 40(a)(ia) without the second proviso resulted in the unintended consequence of disallowance of legitimate business expenditure even in a case where the payee in receipt of the income had paid tax. It has for long been the legal position that if the payee has paid tax on his income, no recovery of any tax can be made from the person who had failed to deduct the income tax at source from such amount

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DATE: May 13, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: May 26, 2015 (Date of publication)
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S. 14A Rule 8D(2)(iii): Even strategic investment in group concerns for purposes of control & not for earning dividend attracts disallowance. Plea that no expenditure is incurred to earn dividend is not acceptable because earning dividend is not an automatic process.

The term ‘expenditure’ as per section 14A would include the expenditures that are related to investments made i.e. expenditures on administration, capital expenses, travelling expenses, operating expenses etc. It is difficult to accept that the assessee company was making investments decisions to the tune of Rs.6,31,637 lakhs of public money without incurring a single penny out of its pocket. Such decisions are highly strategic in nature and are required to be made by highly qualified and experienced professionals. The same would also require market research and analysis. The assessee company by acquiring controlling interest in the subsidiary companies would also be required to attend board meetings and make policy decisions with regard to the aforesaid huge amount of investments made. By no stretch of imagination, it can be assumed that such activities were done without incurring any expenditure

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DATE: May 13, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: May 26, 2015 (Date of publication)
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S. 194-I applies only to amounts paid for “use” of the land and not for amounts paid to “acquire” the rights. Distinction between “lease premium” and “rent” explained

The purport of section 194 I of the Act is not to bring in its purview payments of any or every kind. Only those payments which are in the nature of “use” of land come within the ambit of section 194 I of the Act. The word “use” is therefore of prime importance for transactions where the consideration paid for the property would be termed as “rent”. The term “use “according to us has to be interpreted keeping in mind the relationship between the landlord and the tenant. The same cannot be extended to bring within its purview exploitation of any kind with reference to the property by changing its identity for its own benefit and thereafter selling it for profit

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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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DATE: December 2, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: December 4, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2008-09 & 2009-10
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S. 2(15)/ 11: Entire law on what is "charitable purpose" and scope of Proviso inserted by Finance (No.2) Act 2009 w.r.e.f. 01.04.2009 explained

(i) The purpose for which the assessee association, i.e. The Indian Chamber of Commerce, was established is a charitable purpose within the meaning of S. 2(15) of the Act. The assessee is carrying out the said activities which are incidental …

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DATE: November 5, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: November 11, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2004-05
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CIT(A) cannot decline to condone delay in filing appeal and still decide it on merits

We are of the view that in case CIT(A) chose not to condone the delay, he has no business to adjudicate the appeal on merits. For this, we are of the view that first of all, the appeal should be …

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DATE: April 30, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: November 3, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2006-07
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S. 195: Reimbursement of share of costs towards administrative and management support services in connection with technology updates etc is not taxable

The assessee company is a member of the international organization of Ernst & Yound and its several associate concerns worldwide. Ernst & Young Global Services LLP and Ernst Young UK LLP provide administrative and management support services in connection with …

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DATE: October 27, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: October 28, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2006-07
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S. 50C: AO cannot straightaway adopt stamp duty value as consideration for capital gains but must offer assessee benefit of reference to DVO for valuation

It is difficult to accept the proposition that the assessee had accepted that the price fixed by the District Sub Registrar was the fair market value of the property. No such inference can be made as against the assessee because …

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