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(i) In considering whether the interest paid by an assessee on loans raised for acquisition of new asset, before the same was first put to use, is to be added towards the cost of the asset or the same is …

CIT vs. Vardhaman Polytex (P & H High Court) (Full Bench) Read More »

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The Sick Inndustrial Companies Act is a complete code and during the pendency of a reference, an industrial company cannot apply to the High Court for sanctioning a scheme under ss. 391 to 394 of the Companies Act. The principles …

In Re Ashok Organic Industries (Bombay High Court) Read More »

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Cash in bank is conceptually different from cash in hand. It is not permissible for the Revenue to withdraw money from the attached bank accounts. However, as the order u/s 132B was not challenged, no relief given. Directions given for …

K.C.C. Software Ltd vs. DIT (Inv.) (Supreme Court) Read More »

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(i) The Amadeus system, by which subscribers in India are enabled to perform the functions of reservation and ticketing, represents a “business connection” because it extends to the Indian territory in the form of connectivity in India and generates income …

Amadeus Global Travel vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi) Read More »

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Where the assessee had led satisfactory evidence that its business was that of a commission agent and not a trader and 10-11 years had passed, the assessee could not be held responsible for non-appearance of five traders to whom summons …

M/s Ahmed Anis vs. CIT (Supreme Court) Read More »

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Receipt for agreeing to refrain from carrying on a competing business under a restrictive covenant is a capital receipt and is not chargeable to tax either as a revenue receipt or as a capital gain as ss. 28(va) and 55(2)(a) …

CIT vs. Narendra Desai (Bombay High Court) Read More »

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(i) Amounts received by an assessee from the foreign holding company of his employer company on redemption of stock appreciation rights, being “fruits of employment” is chargeable to tax as “salaries” despite the absence of an employer-employee relationship (ii) there …

Sumit Bhattacharya vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai Special Bench) Read More »

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S. 158BB has to be read with the relevant Finance Act and the surcharge prescribed therein is applicable to a block assessment. The Proviso to s. 113 of the Act, though inserted by the Finance Act 2002 with effect from …

CIT vs. Suresh N. Gupta (Supreme Court) Read More »

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(i) A stock option which is subject to a ‘lock-in’ is not a chargeable perquisite u/s 17(2) on the date of grant, vesting or exercise. The benfit is purely notional. (ii) s. 17(2)(iiia) inserted w.e.f 1.4.2000 is not clarificatory; (iii) …

Infosys Technologies (Supreme Court) Read More »

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Consideration received by an assessee for agreeing not to compete constitutes a capital receipt even though (i) the period of restraint is only 18 months and (ii) the assessee continued service with the payer-company as Managing Director. Related Judgements Glenmark …

Saurabh Srivastava vs. DCIT (ITAT Delhi Special Bench) Read More »