Category: Procedures/Guidelines

The Hon’ble President of the ITAT has issued a directive dated 20th March 2020 stating inter alia that the filing of appeals etc before all Benches of the ITAT may be postponed up to 01.04.2020 and that corresponding delay will qualify for condonation. The ITAT Mumbai has issued two directives stating inter alia that arrangements have been made to hear extremely urgent matters via Skype, WhatsApp etc

The Hon’ble President of the ITAT has issued an Office Order dated 16th March 2020 in which directions have been issued, at all India level, with regard to the functioning of the Benches and the grant of adjournments in the wake of spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A Writ Petition has been filed before the Hon’ble Bombay High Court by the All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP) to challenge the constitutional validity of the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications , Experience and other conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2020

According to an order dated 4th February 2020 issued by Justice P. P. Bhatt, the Hon’ble President of the ITAT, 33 Members are stated to be attending the National Seminar at the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal. The implied consequence of this is that several Benches of the ITAT may not function, or may function in multiple shifts, during the period that the Members are on tour

Hon’ble Income tax Appellate Tribunal in the case of Cleared Secured Services Pvt. Ltd. vs. Dy CIT SA No. 337/Mum/2019 in ITA No. 7302/Mum/2018 dated January 20, 2020 where an application for extension of stay of demand application is pending, and the department conducted the survey and attached the bank accounts, though the matter was heard and decision was awaited, the Hon’ble Tribunal heard the matter in the afternoon and same day passed the order restraining the revenue from further action. The Tribunal strongly condemned the revenue’s undue haste in recovering the demand

The ITAT has issued a directive dated 15th January 2020 setting out the schedule of Bench non-sitting days during the period January to December 2020. The non-sitting days are on account of the Summer, Diwali and Winter holidays. The dates have been finalized in the light of consultation with the Zonal Vice Presidents

ITAT Mumbai celebrated the Constitution day having a function at Members library, wherein the Honourable Vice-President Shri Pramod Kumar explained the purpose of holding the function

The ITAT Mumbai Bench has issued important directives regarding the hearing of stay applications and cases involving International Tax and Transfer Pricing issues

The ITAT has announced the dates on which various Benches across the Country will not be functioning during the winter vacation. The dates are available for the Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bangalore, Chanigarh, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Chennai Benches

The ITAT has announced the dates on which the Benches will not be sitting during the Diwali and Dusshera holidays