Month: September 2016

Vide order dated 16.09.2016 passed by the Hon’ble President pursuant to the consultations with the Collegium of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal consisting of the President and two senior most Vice Presidents, the following Members of the ITAT have been transferred in the same capacity to the respective Benches, in public interest, with effect from 26th September 2016

The CBDT has issued Instruction No. 3 dated 16.09.2016 in which it has set out the procedure to adopted by Assessing Officers for generation of notices under section 143(2) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 in cases which are selected for limited and full scrutiny under the Computer Assisted Scrutiny Selection (CASS)

The CBDT has issued Instruction No. 8 of 2016 dated 15th September 2016 in which it has clarified as to whether a declaration under The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 can be filed for an assessment year for which the proceedings under section142(1)/143(2)/148/153A/153C were pending as on 31.05.2016 but the said proceedings have been completed

Justice Jasti Chelameswar, a senior judge of the Supreme Court, has announced that he is boycotting the proceedings of the Collegium, an august body which has been set up by the Supreme Court to appoint new judges to the High Courts. This unprecedented step by a senior judge has sent shock waves across the Country

The CBDT has issued Instruction Nos.6 and 7 of 2016, both dated 7th September 2016, by which it has revised the guidelines for engagement of standing counsels to represent the income-tax department before the High Courts and other judicial forums. The CBDT has also revised the schedule of fees payable to the Counsel

Now it is the turn of the lawyers practicing in the Supreme Court to face the heat of the stern attitude of the learned Judge. The learned judge has sent a strong message that he will brook no requests from lawyers for adjournments on frivolous grounds.