Year: 2013

The power of search & seizure is a potent tool for the department to unearth unaccounted income. However, to mitigate the possibility of its misuse by over-zealous officials, the law has incorporated several safeguards. The author, an eminent advocate with rich experience in the subject, has explained the entire law in a succinct manner. His check list will ensure that the department and the taxpayers are always on the right side of the law

No practitioner can afford to be unaware of the latest judgements & whether experts view the judgement as being right or wrong. Towards that end, the author has agreed to take time out of his busy schedule to make an analysis of landmark judgements every quarter. In this part, the author has identified four landmark judgements analyzed them with a critical eye and identified their strengths & shortcomings

The Advance Pricing Agreement Scheme (APA), which was notified on 30.08.2013, presents a steep learning curve for the taxpayers and the revenue though it has been in operation in other countries for several years. The authors have, after deep study of the Indian law and that prevailing in other Countries, identified all the complexities in the Scheme and suggested measures to resolve them

S. 43CA: Tax Implications On Builders And Real Estate Developers Dr. (CA) Raj K. Agarwal & Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Advocate S. 43CA, which provides that the profits on transfer of immovable property held as stock-in-trade shall be computed on the …

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Hon’ble Shri. H. L. Karwa, President of the Tribunal, reminds all of us that character is the professional’s greatest asset. A professional is expected to have high moral character and that is why Courts implicitly trust a professional’s word. The professional is expected to reciprocate the trust by conducting himself in a dignified manner. He cautions us that professionals must be careful never to betray that trust, even unknowingly

Hon’ble D. Manmohan, a veteran at the Bar and the Bench, shares some invaluable tips on how young professionals should argue matters in Court and become better advocates. Sincerity to the Court & the client, mastery over the facts and the law, an ability to word hard and tirelessly and a never-say-die attitude are necessary attributes for success in the legal profession says the learned Judge

In a short but succinct article, the author has dealt with the controversial topic whether stake money received by jockeys is liable for TDS or not. After thorough research and a systematic study of sections 194BB and 194J of the Act, the author has drawn the conclusion that there is no present obligation to deduct tax on these payments

The law on taxation of HUFs is a complicated branch of legislation and requires expert knowledge of Hindu Law. The author, a former Vice-President of the Tribunal & now a practicing advocate, has carefully analyzed all the important judgements on the subject and explained the nuances and fine points of the law with particular emphasis on the recent amendments to the Hindu Succession Act 1956

The question whether the TPO is entitled to rely on secret comparables whilst determining the ALP of an international transaction has been the subject matter of great controversy. The learned Judge, who is also a qualified CA and CS, has carefully analyzed the entire law on the subject and explained it with great clarity. He has also provided perspective on the proper procedure that the TPO has to follow while determining the ALP

The author explains the delicate interplay between s. 44C of the Act and Article 7(3) of the DTAA on the deductibility of H. O. expenses incurred by a Permanent Establishment (PE). He explores the scope of the non-discriminatory mandate in Article 7(3) of the DTAA & examines the extent to which it overrides s. 44C. He also reviews the several judgements on the point and argues that some of them are wrong and require reconsideration