The Padma Vibhushan N. A. Palkhivala Memorial Moot Court (Virtual) and Research Paper Competition, 2021, November 26-28, 2021 is hosted by the Maharashtra National Law University-Mumbai (MNLU-Mumbai) in association with the All-India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP) and the Goods and Services Tax Practitioners Association of Maharashtra (GSTPAM). The registration for the Moot Court Competition can be done here. The last date for registration for the Moot Court Competition is extended to October 15, 2021

Justice (Retd) R. V. Easwar, who was also a President of the ITAT, has taken strong exception to the appointment of Vice-President No.7 as the Officiating President and the superseding of six Vice-Presidents. “This is the first instance of a Vice-President who is junior to at least six Vice-Presidents to be given charge as Officiating President. Though, technically, the Act does not say that the rule of seniority of the Vice-Presidents has to be followed, it is well-established that there must be strong reasons, which must be disclosed, if the person appointed supersedes six Vice-Presidents,”he has said.

Upon the completion of term of office of Mr. Justice P.P. Bhatt as President, ITAT, the Ministry of Law and Justice has, vide Order dated 5th September 2021, assigned to Shri G. S. Pannu, Vice-President, ITAT, New Delhi, the charge of Officiating President of the ITAT. Hon’ble Shri Pannu is 7th on the list of Vice-Presidents.

Shri Vijay H Patil, Advocate, Supreme Court, has left for heavenly abode on 20 August 2021. His contribution to the tax profession and, more particularly towards ITAT as an Institution as well as our Association, is immense. In honour of and as a mark of our respect towards Late Mr V. H. Patil, our Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Bar Association, Mumbai, has organized a FulI Court Reference on Tuesday, 7 September 2021 at 4.00 p.m. in Court Room No. 1, 3rd Floor, Old CGO Building, M. K. Marg, Mumbai 400020. Hon’ble Vice-President, Mumbai Zone Shri Pramod Kumar will preside over the Full Court Reference

Justice P. P. Bhatt, Honourable President of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) who assumed charge of Office of President, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal on October 24, 2018 is attaining his superannuation

It is hereby notified for information of all concerned that Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister for Law &Justice, Communication and Electronics &Information Technology, shall virtually inaugurate the e-Filing portal of ITAT. The said function shall be organized through zoom webinar as per following details

ITAT Bar Association, Mumbai, is pleased to invite you to join the lecture to be delivered by Mr. Harish Salve, Senior Advocate and QC, on the subject ‘Constitutionality of tax laws

The Cuttack Tax Bar Association (Life Member of AIFTP) has filed a Writ Petition in the Orissa High Court bearing W.P.(C) No.33457 of 2020 against the Notification of the Union Government for Faceless Appeal Scheme. The Writ Petition was listed for hearing in the Court of Hon’ble Chief Justice on 09/03/2021. The notice has been issued to the opposite parties to file their reply. The matter will come on 17/05/2021 for hearing before the said Bench

The All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP) has filed an Impleadment application on March 08, 2021, before the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Madras Bar Association v. UOI &Anr 2020 SCC OnLine SC 962.. With a view to fill the vacancy in the Hon’ble ITAT and thereby improve the efficiency of the Tribunal, this intervenor application has been filed with a humble prayer to appoint the Honourable Members of the ITAT as per the Direction of the Honourable Supreme Court

All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP) has organized a two-day Virtual National Tax Conference on 17th and 18th February, 2021 for an in-depth discussion on the Finance Bill, 2021 and its implications, more than1,000 participants enrolled as delegates for the Virtual National Tax Conference