Month: May 2017

Shri Saurabh Soparkar, Senior Advocate, has expressed outrage at the undue harassment of taxpayers by the income-tax department. He calls this harassment ‘Tax terrorism’ and argues that the root cause for it is lack of accountability. He submits that an institutional framework of “checks and balances” has to be created to prevent abuse of power and authority by the tax officials

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Dr. K. Shivaram, Senior Advocate, laments that despite the strictures of the Supreme Court that the Income-tax department should “wake up“, there is not much improvement at the ground level. He argues that urgent judicial and legal reforms are absolutely imperative not only to clear the backlog of cases but also to ensure that future cases are decided promptly. He has also offered valuable suggestions to aid the process

Shri Sunil Moti Lala, Advocate, has prepared a compilation of 136 Important judgments on transfer pricing (86 cases), International Tax (12 cases) and Domestic Tax (38 cases) reported in April 2017. The author has meticulously and systematically classified the judgments into various categories to enable ease of reference. A PDF copy of the digest is available for download. He has also given the appeal numbers in some cases so as to enable the judgements to be retrieved from the website of the respective Court or Tribunal. The digest will prove invaluable to all practitioners of taxation law

Sohrab E. Dastur, the eminent jurist, has provided a masterful explanation of the reasons for the rampant corruption in modern-day society. He has offered tangible suggestions on what the Government and the judiciary should do to discourage the malaise from spreading further

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CA Vinay Kawdia has examined the entire law applicable to sections 269ST and 271DA of the Income-tax Act, 1961. These provisions were inserted by the Finance Act 2017 to prohibit specified cash transactions and levy a penalty for contravention. The author has analyzed numerous judgements and explained with clarity the precise impact of these provisions

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