Category: ITAT related

Transfer Of ITAT Member (April 2018)

The Hon’ble President of the ITAT has issued an order dated 10th April 2018 stating that Shri Sabeer Singh Godara, Judicial Member, ITAT, Ahmedabad Benches, Ahmedabad, is transferred in the same capacity to ITAT, Kolkata Benches, Kolkata, in public interest, with effect from 23th April 2018 (F/N)

Farewell To ITAT Member On Retirement

A Full Court reference on the occasion of retirement of Hon’ble Shri. D T. Garasia, Judicial Member, was held on Thursday, 15th February 2018

ITAT Pays Homage To Late Shri Dinesh Vyas

A full court reference in honour of late Shri Dinesh Vyas Senior Advocate, was held on 9th February 2018

ITAT & Other Tribunal Members To Be Appointed Only After “Character and Antecedents” Are Checked By Intelligence Bureau

The Government has issued a directive dated 8th January 2018 stating that the “character and antecedents” of candidates eligible for appointment to posts of Chairperson, President, Vice-Chairman, Accountant Member, Judicial Member, etc of the Tribunals and Regulatory bodies will have to be checked by the Intelligence Bureau before their names are recommended to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). It is warned that this instructions should be followed “without deviation

Pending Special Bench Matters (As Of 11th January 2018)

This is the official list of the cases pending before the Special Benches of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal as of 11.01.2018

ITAT Gives Warm Send-Off To Retiring Vice-President

The ITAT arranged a tea party as well as a full court reference in honour of Shri P.K. Bansal, Vice-President, who attained superannuation on 9th January 2018. It is notable that Shri P.K. Bansal has qualifications in Law, Chartered Accountancy, Company Secretary and Management. He was a practicing Chartered Accountant for 20 years. The functions were attended by the Hon’ble President and Hon’ble Members of the ITAT as well as a large number of distinguished professionals

CBDT, After Rap By High Court, Bans Adjournments By DRs In ITAT Without Substantial Cause

The Delhi High Court in Showa Corporation vs. Dy. Commissioner of Income Tax passed strictures against the practice of the Departmental Representatives seeking adjournment before the Tribunal on frivolous grounds even in high demand cases. Pursuant to that, the CBDT has issued a directive dated 14th December 2017 stating that Department Representatives should not seek adjournments in cases listed before ITAT without substantial cause or reason

Transfers Of Hon’ble Members Of The ITAT (November 2017)

Vide order dated 16th November 2017 passed by the Hon’ble President pursuant to the consultations with the two senior most Vice Presidents, the following Members of the ITAT have been transferred in the same capacity to the respective Benches, in public interest, with effect from 1st December 2017

Bold Move Of ITAT Ahd Towards “Paperless Court” Impresses Tax Professionals

The Ahmedabad Bench of the ITAT has issued an office order dated 17th October 2017 in which it has listed out several steps that are required to be taken by litigants and the registry so as to lead to a “paperless court”. Tax professionals have welcomed the initiative and urged other Benches across the Country to implement it

ITAT Judicial Member Appointed For Fixed Term Of Three Years After High Court’s Directive

Ms. Madhumita Roy had earlier been found ineligible by the ACC for appointment as a Member of the ITAT on the ground that she did not submit the income tax return for the year 2010-2011. The same was confirmed by the CAT. However, the Calcutta High Court held that this finding was erroneous. It directed the ACC to consider Ms. Madhumita Roy’s candidature afresh for appointment to the post of Judicial Member under unreserved category

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