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The Bombay edition of The Times dated 15th May, 2008 carried a news item concerning a bribe allegedly offered to a member of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal based in Kolkata by an advocate. Several outstation newspapers and magazines (though not Bombay based publications) have reported subsequent developments.

An inquiry conducted by chairman VAT Tribunal Punjab Justice M.M. Aggarwal (retired) into the conduct of two fellow members of the tribunal in a specific case has found both officials guilty of reversing their own orders with the presumption that the same has been done for “extraneous considerations”.

The work of formulating down accounting standards for the companies operating in India was initiated when the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), a statutory body regulating the accounting profession in the country, first took up this task in 1977. However, the accounting standards prepared and issued by the ICAI were mandatory only for its members, who, while discharging their audit function, were required to examine whether the said standards of accounting were complied with. With the amendment of the Companies Act, 1956 through the Companies (Amendment) Act, 1999, accounting standards as well as the manner in which they were to be prescribed, were provided a statutory backing.

Whereas, a case against Shri Jugal Kishore, accountant Member, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Kolkata Bench, under section 120-B IPC read with section 7 and 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, is under investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

NOTIFICATION NO 45/2008, Dated: March 24, 2008 In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 295 of the Income-tax read with sub-section (2) of Section 14A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes …

Section 14A: Method for determining amount of expenditure in relation to income not includible in total income. Read More »

CIRCULAR NO. 9/2007, DATED 20-12-2007 In terms of the provisions of Chapter XII-H of the Income-tax Act (hereinafter referred to as Act), an employer, being a company, is liable to pay Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) in respect of the fringe …

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OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (JUDICIAL) R.NO. 371-C, AAYAKAR BHAVAN, M.K. ROAD, MUMBAI 400 020. No. CIT (J)/HC.WP/2007-08/445 12th November 2007 All the Commissioners of Income-tax, Mumbai. Sir, In the case of a pharmaceutical company, the Assessing Officer …

Departmental Circular on reassessment u/s 147. Read More »

INCOME-TAX (FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT) RULES, 2007 AMENDMENT IN RULE 3 – VALUATION OF PERQUISITES NOTIFICATION NO. 271/2007, DATED 7-11-2007 In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295 read with sub-section (2) of section 17 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 …

Amendment in Rule 3 – valuation of perquisites. Read More »

CIRCULAR NO. 7/2007 DATED 23-10-2007 Procedure for refund of tax deducted at source under section 195 to the person deducting the tax The Board had issued Circular No. 790 dated 20th April, 2000, laying down the procedure for refund of …

CBDT Circular for refund of TDS under section 195. Read More »

NOTIFICATION NO. 264/2007, DATED 23-10-2007 In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295 read with Explanation (i) to clause (ba) of sub-section (1) of section 115WC of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), read with section 22 of …

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