The issue of notice under s. 143 (2) I. T. Act within the time limit is mandatory for block assessment proceedings. If notice u/s 143 (2) is issued beyond the time limit, the block assessment order passed u/s 158BC is not valid.
The process of pasteurisation of milk does not amount to manufacture / processing for purposes of sections 80-I and 80-HHA as while pastuerised milk is improved in quality, it is not a commercially different product as compared to raw milk.
It is not mandatory for an asseessee to claim depreciation prior to the insertion of Explanation 5 to s. 32. Vahid Paper Converter vs. ITO 100 TTJ 532 (Ahd) (SB) distinguished.
The amount of share application money received by a Company from alleged bogus shareholders cannot be regarded as undisclosed income under S. 68 of I. T. Act for the simple reason that if the names of the alleged bogus shareholders are given to the AO, then the Department is free to proceed to re-open their individual assessments in accordance with law.
In a case where it is alleged that persons contributing share application moneys are bogus, it is quite obvious that is very difficult for the assessee-company to show the creditworthiness of strangers. If the Revenue has any doubt with regard to their ability to make the investment, their returns may be re-opened by the department.
Once the assessee has moved the rectification application within four years from the date of the appeal order, the Tribunal cannot reject that application on the ground that four years have lapsed, which includes the period of pendency of the application before the Tribunal.The Tribunal is bound to decide the application on merits and cannot dismiss the same on the ground of limitation.
It is an established principle of law that in a third party auction, the purchaser’s interest in the auctioned property continues to be protected notwithstanding that the underlying decree is subsequently set aside or otherwise.
It is not open to the WTO u/s 16A of the W. T. Act to call for the report of the Valuation Officer after the assessment proceedings are completed and use that report to commence proceedings for reassessment. The jurisdiction conferred on the WTO is limited to calling for the report when the proceeding are pending and not when the Wealth Tax Officer becomes functious officio.
As the trademarks etc had been registered and used in India and enjoyed high reputation and goodwill in the Indian market, they had a “tangible presence” in India and were located in India. The facts showed that they became inextricable components of the business of manufacture and marketing of Foster’s lager beer in India by the group company of the applicant.
Deduction u/s 80-HHF (1) is available in respect of the ‘profits of the business’ which means the entire business profits and not only the profits derived from the export activity. Accordingly, deduction is allowable even if the export activity has resulted in a loss provided there is an overall business profit.