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|DATE:||December 6, 2009 (Date of publication)|
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The effect of the amendment to s. 36 (1) (vii) is that it is not necessary for the assessee to establish that the debt had become bad in the previous year and mere writing of the debt as irrecoverable is sufficient. However, the said entry of write off of the bad debt in the books of accounts is not conclusive and the AO is not precluded from making inquiries as to whether the entries are genuine and not imaginary or fanciful. The AO has the power u/s 143(2) to see that the entries are not mere paper work or fake.