Category: ITAT related

The ITAT Mumbai Bench has released the Constitution as well as the Cause List for hearing of appeals with effect from 8th June 2020

The Income Tax Settlement Commission (ITSC) has sent the grim information that Shri S.D. Jha, the Vice-Chairman of ITsC Delhi, has been tested COVID-19 Positive. Since ITsC and the ITAT Delhi Benches are sharing office premises at the Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi on day to day basis, the ITAT Delhi Benches has taken preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and closed down the office at Lok Nayak Bhawan for the next two working days i.e. 4th & 5th June, 2020. All cases listed for virtual hearing on 4th & 5th June 2020 before ITAT Delhi are adjourned sine-die and the next date of hearing will be announced in due course

Hon’ble Justice (R) Pradeep P. Bhatt, the President of the ITAT, has announced that an e-filing portal will soon be launched. The ld. President has pointed out that E-Filing is a norm and a standard expectation of the stakeholders today, and in line with the e-Governance policy of the Government of India. He has also stated that the facility of E-filing shall enable an economical and seamless filing of appeals and applications by the parties before the Tribunal. This initiative shall be of immense use to taxpayers, tax consultants and other stakeholders

The Income tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) organized a virtual All India full Court reference on March 29, 2020 to honour Late Former Hon’ble President Mr. Vimal Gandhi who left for his heavenly abode on May 24, 2020

At a video conference, Justice P. P. Bhatt lauded the Vivad-se-Vishwas scheme. He urged the stakeholders, more particularly, the tax practitioners, to take the task further in a mission mode, so that the system that is choked with the avoidable litigation could be relieved for concentrating on more meritorious issues, which have a bearing on the tax policies affecting the taxpayers on a large scale

Justice P. P. Bhatt, the Hon’ble President of the ITAT, has issued an Office Order dated 30th March 2020 on the subject of filing of appeals and cross-objections before all Benches of the ITAT

Justice Pradeep P. Bhatt, the Hon’ble President of the ITAT, has issued a letter dated 30th March 2020 stating that all officers and staff of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal have contributed to the PM Cares Fund. The Hon’ble President has requested other stakeholders to also contribute generously to the PM CARES Fund, the donations to which are entitled to the benefit of section 80G of the Income-tax Act, 1961

The Hon’ble President of the ITAT has issued a directive dated 20th March 2020 stating inter alia that the filing of appeals etc before all Benches of the ITAT may be postponed up to 01.04.2020 and that corresponding delay will qualify for condonation. The ITAT Mumbai has issued two directives stating inter alia that arrangements have been made to hear extremely urgent matters via Skype, WhatsApp etc

The Hon’ble President of the ITAT has issued an Office Order dated 16th March 2020 in which directions have been issued, at all India level, with regard to the functioning of the Benches and the grant of adjournments in the wake of spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Pursuant to the consultations with the Collegium of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal consisting of the President and two senior most Vice Presidents, the following Honble Members are hereby transferred in the same capacity to the respective Benches, in public interest with immediate effect from 4th March, 2020