Category: ITAT related

CBDT Demands 100% Disposal Of Appeals By CsIT(A)

The CBDT has sent the clear signal in the Central Action Plan 2019-20 that it will no longer tolerate the lethargy of CsIT(A) in the matter of disposal of appeals. It has pointed out that huge tax demands are locked up in these appeals. It has stipulated that 100% of appeals involving demands of Rs. 50 crore should be disposed off

ITAT Indore Bench Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Indore Bench of ITAT was set up on 2nd June 1969 and completed glorious 50 years discharging its function efficaciously and effectively in the justice delivery mechanism on direct tax matters. There have been several landmark decisions which have held their fort right up to the Apex Court

ITAT Bar Association Constitutes Disciplinary Committee To Examine Complaints Of Violations Of Code Of Conduct By Members

The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Bar Association has issued a letter dated 4th June 2019 stating that a Disciplinary Committee comprising of five Advocates has been constituted to examine complaints of violations of the Code Of Conduct by members of the Bar. The identity of the informant/ complainant will not be revealed

Transfers Of Hon’ble Members Of The ITAT (May 2019)

Pursuant to an order dated 17th May 2019 issued by the President, four Accountant Members and two Judicial Members have been transferred in public interest with effect from 31st May 2019

ITAT Benches To Not Sit In Summer Vacation

Pursuant to a resolution by the Standing Committee, the Assistant Registrar of the ITAT has issued an order dated 15th May 2019 stipulating the “Bench non-sitting days” in the ITAT. Different dates have been specified for different Benches.

ITAT Members Appointed To NCLT

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of several candidates to the posts of Judicial Member and Technical Member in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Amongst the appointees are two serving Members of the ITAT. There are also several retired judges, Chartered Accountants and officials of the department in the list

The Standards Of Professional Conduct And Etiquette (Code of Ethics)

ITAT being the Mother Tribunal, may impress other Tribunals to follow the good example set by ITAT. It is also desired that whenever a new Member is appointed,they may be provided the material which may contain code of ethics, guidance to be kept in view by the Members of the ITAT while drafting orders, conventions for Members of the ITAT etc

CBDT To Examine ‘Perverse’ Orders Of ITAT And Evaluate Performance Of Counsel

The CBDT has directed the formation of a committee consisting of high-ranking officials who will inter alia examine “perverse and irregular” orders of the ITAT and cases where the submissions of the DRs have not been recorded by the ITAT. These will be taken up by the CBDT with the President, ITAT/ Ministry of Law. The CBDT has also called for information relating to the performance of standing counsel as to the number of cases decided in favour of, and against, the department

ITAT Members Deserve To Be Appointed High Court Judges: Tax Professionals At Foundation Day Celebration

There is no institutionalized process of elevation of the Members of the ITAT to the High Court. There are a good number of Judicial Members who deserve to be elevated to the High Court. AIFTP has made representation to Honourable Chief Justice of India and also to the Honorable law Minister. Hon’ble President, being from the judiciary, would be able to help in this regard and when the foundation day is celebrated the next year, some positive development could be expected

Tax Professionals Should Do Yoga To Stay Healthy: ITAT Vice-President On Retirement

A full court farewell function was held to mark the retirement on superannuation of a Vice-President of the ITAT. The Hon’ble VP offered valuable advice including how professionals can stay healthy and wise with Yoga and the use of herbal medicine

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