Month: June 2014

All members are kindly requested to provide the details of the appeals pending before the Hon’ble Bombay High Court where the issue involved is similar to ACIT vs Bhaumik (P) Ltd (2009) 118 ITD 1 (SB)(Mumbai) or CIT vs Universal Medicare (P) Ltd. (2011) 324 ITR 263 (Bom) as the Bench presided over by Hon’ble Justice Shri S.C. Dharmadikari and Hon’ble Justice Shri B.P Colabawalla is pleased to direct the registry to place all such appeals on board on the Friday the 4th July 2014. The matters would appear on the supplementary board to be published on Thursday, 3rd July, 2014. The details be provided to the staff of the lTAT Bar Association Library by Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014. The appeals pending for admission may be disposed of finally at the stage of admission and appeals which are admitted may be disposed of finally

The Assistant Registrar of the ITAT has issued a notice dated 25.06.2014 inviting objections, if any, from the assessees and the department with respect to the weeding out of old records

IT IS HEREBY notified for the information of the Advocates and the parties appearing in-person that w.e.f. Monday, 23 June 2014, the Division Bench presided over by Hon’ble Shri Justice S.C.Dharmadhikari will take up the matters as under:

One of the important recommendations is that the department should treat the taxpayer as a “customer” and have “customer focus” in its attitude, which is totally lacking at present. One of the important “fault lines” identified by the TARC is that there is extreme “risk aversion” amongst the officials with the result that it leads to infructuous tax demands and the filing of frivolous appeals. The TARC has also come down strongly on the rude and arbitrary behaviour of officers and their total lack of accountability. It has noted with regret that taxpayers are totally helplessness against such an attitude and this leads to non-compliance of tax laws