Year: 2019

The CBDT has vide Office Order No. 22 of 2019 dated 6th February 2019 stated that the President has appointed several officers of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) on regular basis in the grade of Joint Commissioner of Income-tax in the pay matrix of Rs. 78,800 -2,09,200 against the vacancy year 2018

The gesture of Hon’ble Piyush Goyal of thanking taxpayers after presenting the Finance Bill 2019 has been well received by the public. People are pointing out that he has greater empathy towards taxpayers owing to his background as a distinguished CA. He has assured that almost all assessment and verification of IT returns will be done electronically by an anonymized tax system without any intervention by tax officials

The Bombay High Court has issued a Notification dated 29th January 2019 stating that it has received applications/ proposals from 57 Advocates seeking to be designated as ‘Senior Advocates’. The Court has invited suggestions and views from the members of the Bar and other stakeholders with regard to the said applications/ proposals

The CBDT has issued Circular No. 04/2019 dated 28th January, 2019 in which it has clarified the entire law relating to the liability and status of Official Assignees under section 160(1)(iii) of the Income-tax Act, 1961

The CBDT has issued Circular No. 03/2019 dated 11th January, 2019 on the applicability of section 56(2)(viia) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 or similar provisions under section 56(2) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 for issue of shares by a company

The CBDT has issued an Order dated 18th January 2019 u/s 120(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 by which it has stipulated the names of the Joint Commissioners of Income-tax who are empowered to exercise the powers and functions of the Income-tax authority

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The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has issued a Notification dated 16th January 2019 to deal with the controversial issue of tax exemption u/s 56(2)(viib) to angel financiers

The CBDT has issued a directive dated 15th January 2018 on the issue of withdrawal of low tax effect appeals as stipulated in Circular No.3 of 2018

The CBDT issued Circular No. 10/2018 dated 31.12.2018 in which it clarified that section 56(2)(viia) is an anti-abuse provision which applies only to the transfer of shares for no or inadequate consideration and not to a fresh issuance of shares. However, by Circular No. 02/2019 dated 4th January 2019, the CBDT has withdrawn the aforesaid Circular on the ground inter alia that the issue is “sub judice”