Thursday, September 22, 2011

ITR ISSUE DATED 26-09-2011 Volume 337 Part 3, SUBJECT INDEX TO CASES REPORTED IN THIS PART


INCOME TAX REPORTS (ITR)
Volume 337 : Part 3 (Issue dated 26-9-2011)
SUBJECT INDEX TO CASES REPORTED IN THIS PART

HIGH COURTS
->> Advance tax --Interest payable by assessee--Default in payment of advance tax--Withdrawal of investment allowance--Fiction under section 32A(5) applicable to levy of interest --Income-tax Act, 1961, ss. 32A(5), 234B-- I. C. I. India Ltd . v. CIT (Cal) . . . 327

->> Assessing Officer --Powers of Assessing Officer--Remand by Commissioner (Appeals) in respect of specific issues--Assessing Officer has no power to consider a new issue--Income-tax Act, 1961, ss. 32A, 43(3), 250-- Deputy CIT (Asstt.) v. Surat Electricity Co. Ltd. (Guj) . . . 271

->> Bad debt --Condition precedent for allowance--Effect of amendment of section 36 w.e.f. 1-4-1989--Writing off amount is sufficient--Assessee need not prove that debt had been bad--Income-tax Act, 1961, s. 36(1)(vii), (2)(iii)-- Asst. CIT v. Pullen Pump Industries (Guj) . . . 294

->> Capital gains --Business income--Purchase of shares and sale within a short time--Finding that shares had been purchased as investment--Gains assessable as capital gains--Income-tax Act, 1961, ss. 28, 45-- CIT v. Consolidated Finvest and Holding Ltd . (Delhi) . . . 264

->> Current repairs --Business expenditure--Meaning of current repairs--Capital or revenue expenditure--Breakdown of machinery after long use--Expenditure on overhauling and reconditioning machinery--Not deductible as current repairs or revenue expenditure--Expenditure on minor repairs of many machines--Deductible--Income-tax Act, 1961, ss. 31, 37-- Bharat Gears Ltd. v. CIT (Delhi) . . . 368

->> Depreciation --Rate of depreciation--Motor vehicle--Difference between lease and hire--Assessee leasing motor vehicles to clients--Not engaged in business of hire--Not entitled to higher rate of depreciation--Income-tax Act, 1961, s. 32--Income-tax Rules, 1962, Appendix I-- Bhagwati Appliance v. ITO (Guj) . . . 286

->> Exemption --Difference between sections 10 and 11--Agricultural marketing committee--Law applicable--Effect of insertion of clause (26AAB) in section 10 w.e.f. 1-4-2009--Provision not retrospective--Committee entitled to exemption under section 10(26AAB) from 1-4-2009--Income-tax Act, 1961, ss. 10, 11-- CIT v. Agriculture Market Committee (AP) . . . 299

->> Interpretation of taxing statutes --Rule against retrospectivity--Declaratory legislation-- CIT v. Agriculture Market Committee (AP) . . . 299

->> Investment allowance --Withdrawal of allowance--Conditions precedent--Transfer of entire division in slump sale within eight years--No price separately indicated for plant and machinery--Section 32A(5) applicable--Withdrawal of investment allowance--Justified--Income-tax Act, 1961, s. 32A(5)-- I. C. I. India Ltd . v. CIT (Cal) . . . 327

->> Penalty --Concealment of income--Failure to furnish return of income when amounts to concealment--Effect of Explanation 3 to section 271(1)--Conditions enumerated in the Explanation are cumulative--Notice under section 148 within period stipulated in section 153(1)--Explanation not applicable--Penalty could not be levied--Income-tax Act, 1961, s. 271-- Chhaganlal S Uteriya v. ITO (Guj) . . . 350

->> Precedent --Effect of decision of Supreme Court in CIT v. Gupta Global Exim P. Ltd. [2008] 305 ITR 132 (SC)-- Bhagwati Appliance v. ITO (Guj) . . . 286

->> Residence --Requirement of stay in India for specified period in previous year--Effect of Explanation (a) to section 6(1)(c)--Employment includes self-employment--Indian citizen doing business in foreign country and staying in India for one hundred and seventy-seven days in the previous year--To be treated as non-resident--Income-tax Act, 1961, s. 6(1)(c)-- CIT v. O. Abdul Razak (Ker) . . . 267

->> Revision --Application for revision--Rejection of application without considering merits--Levy of penalty not valid--Rejection of application not justified--Income-tax Act, 1961, s. 264-- Chhaganlal S Uteriya v. ITO (Guj) . . . 350

->> Search and seizure --Assessment of third person--Condition precedent--Satisfaction of Assessing Officer that undisclosed income found during search belonged to third person--Cash belonging to third person seized from his employee in premises of searched person--No evidence to indicate satisfaction of Assessing Officer that cash seized belonged to third person--Notice under section 158BD to third person--Not valid--Income-tax Act, 1961, s. 158BD-- Chandrakantbhai Amratlal Thakkar v. Deputy CIT (Guj) . . . 258

->> ----Block assessment--Penalty--Scope of section 158BFA--Substantial addition to income returned under section 158BC--Tax not paid--Penalty to be levied--Commissioner allowing payment of tax in instalments--Not relevant--Income-tax Act, 1961, s. 158BFA-- CIT v. Heera Construction Co. P. Ltd. (Ker) . . . 359

AUTHORITY FOR ADVANCE RULINGS

->> Non-resident --Transfer to non-resident subsidiary of shares in Indian company without consideration--Not taxable in India--Transfer pricing provisions not applicable--No requirement of deduction of tax at source--But liable to file return--Income-tax Act, 1961, ss. 45, 47(iii), 92 to 92F, 139, 195-- Deere and Company, In re. . . 277


SECTIONWISE INDEX TO CASES REPORTED IN THIS PART
Income-tax Act, 1961 :

->> S. 6(1)(c) --Residence--Requirement of stay in India for specified period in previous year--Effect of Explanation (a) to section 6(1)(c)--Employment includes self-employment--Indian citizen doing business in foreign country and staying in India for one hundred and seventy-seven days in the previous year--To be treated as non-resident-- CIT v. O. Abdul Razak (Ker) . . . 267

->> S. 10 --Exemption--Difference between sections 10 and 11--Agricultural marketing committee--Law applicable--Effect of insertion of clause (26AAB) in section 10 w.e.f. 1-4-2009--Provision not retrospective--Committee entitled to exemption under section 10(26AAB) from 1-4-2009-- CIT v. Agriculture Market Committee (AP) . . . 299

->> S. 11 --Exemption--Difference between sections 10 and 11--Agricultural marketing committee--Law applicable--Effect of insertion of clause (26AAB) in section 10 w.e.f. 1-4-2009--Provision not retrospective--Committee entitled to exemption under section 10(26AAB) from 1-4-2009-- CIT v. Agriculture Market Committee (AP) . . . 299

->> S. 28 --Capital gains--Business income--Purchase of shares and sale within a short time--Finding that shares had been purchased as investment--Gains assessable as capital gains-- CIT v. Consolidated Finvest and Holding Ltd .(Delhi) . . . 264

->> S. 31 --Current repairs--Business expenditure--Meaning of current repairs--Capital or revenue expenditure--Breakdown of machinery after long use--Expenditure on overhauling and reconditioning machinery--Not deductible as current repairs or revenue expenditure--Expenditure on minor repairs of many machines--Deductible-- Bharat Gears Ltd. v. CIT (Delhi) . . . 368

->> S. 32 --Depreciation--Rate of depreciation--Motor vehicle--Difference between lease and hire--Assessee leasing motor vehicles to clients--Not engaged in business of hire--Not entitled to higher rate of depreciation-- Bhagwati Appliance v. ITO (Guj) . . . 286

->> S. 32A --Assessing Officer--Powers of Assessing Officer--Remand by Commissioner (Appeals) in respect of specific issues--Assessing Officer has no power to consider a new issue-- Deputy CIT (Asstt.) v. Surat Electricity Co. Ltd. (Guj) . . . 271

->> S. 32A(5) --Advance tax--Interest payable by assessee--Default in payment of advance tax--Withdrawal of investment allowance--Fiction under section 32A(5) applicable to levy of interest-- I. C. I. India Ltd . v. CIT (Cal) . . . 327

->> ----Investment allowance--Withdrawal of allowance--Conditions precedent--Transfer of entire division in slump sale within eight years--No price separately indicated for plant and machinery--Section 32A(5) applicable--Withdrawal of investment allowance--Justified-- I. C. I. India Ltd . v. CIT (Cal) . . . 327

->> S. 36(1)(vii) --Bad debt--Condition precedent for allowance--Effect of amendment of section 36 w.e.f. 1-4-1989--Writing off amount is sufficient--Assessee need not prove that debt had been bad-- Asst. CIT v. Pullen Pump Industries (Guj) . . . 294

->> S. 36(2)(iii) --Bad debt--Condition precedent for allowance--Effect of amendment of section 36 w.e.f. 1-4-1989--Writing off amount is sufficient--Assessee need not prove that debt had been bad-- Asst. CIT v. Pullen Pump Industries (Guj) . . . 294

->> S. 37 --Current repairs--Business expenditure--Meaning of current repairs--Capital or revenue expenditure--Breakdown of machinery after long use--Expenditure on overhauling and reconditioning machinery--Not deductible as current repairs or revenue expenditure--Expenditure on minor repairs of many machines--Deductible-- Bharat Gears Ltd. v. CIT (Delhi) . . . 368

->> S. 43(3) --Assessing Officer--Powers of Assessing Officer--Remand by Commissioner (Appeals) in respect of specific issues--Assessing Officer has no power to consider a new issue-- Deputy CIT (Asstt.) v. Surat Electricity Co. Ltd. (Guj) . . . 271

->> S. 45 --Capital gains--Business income--Purchase of shares and sale within a short time--Finding that shares had been purchased as investment--Gains assessable as capital gains-- CIT v. Consolidated Finvest and Holding Ltd .(Delhi) . . . 264

->> ----Non-resident--Transfer to non-resident subsidiary of shares in Indian company without consideration--Not taxable in India--Transfer pricing provisions not applicable--No requirement of deduction of tax at source--But liable to file return-- Deere and Company, In re (AAR) . . . 277

->> S. 47(iii) --Non-resident--Transfer to non-resident subsidiary of shares in Indian company without consideration--Not taxable in India--Transfer pricing provisions not applicable--No requirement of deduction of tax at source--But liable to file return-- Deere and Company, In re (AAR) . . . 277

->> Ss. 92 to 92F --Non-resident--Transfer to non-resident subsidiary of shares in Indian company without consideration--Not taxable in India--Transfer pricing provisions not applicable--No requirement of deduction of tax at source--But liable to file return-- Deere and Company, In re (AAR) . . . 277

->> S. 139 --Non-resident--Transfer to non-resident subsidiary of shares in Indian company without consideration--Not taxable in India--Transfer pricing provisions not applicable--No requirement of deduction of tax at source--But liable to file return-- Deere and Company, In re (AAR) . . . 277

->> S. 158BD --Search and seizure--Assessment of third person--Condition precedent--Satisfaction of Assessing Officer that undisclosed income found during search belonged to third person--Cash belonging to third person seized from his employee in premises of searched person--No evidence to indicate satisfaction of Assessing Officer that cash seized belonged to third person--Notice under section 158BD to third person--Not valid-- Chandrakantbhai Amratlal Thakkar v. Deputy CIT (Guj) . . . 258

->> S. 158BFA --Search and seizure--Block assessment--Penalty--Scope of section 158BFA--Substantial addition to income returned under section 158BC--Tax not paid--Penalty to be levied--Commissioner allowing payment of tax in instalments--Not relevant-- CIT v. Heera Construction Co. P. Ltd. (Ker) . . . 359

->> S. 195 --Non-resident--Transfer to non-resident subsidiary of shares in Indian company without consideration--Not taxable in India--Transfer pricing provisions not applicable--No requirement of deduction of tax at source--But liable to file return-- Deere and Company, In re (AAR) . . . 277

->> S. 234B --Advance tax--Interest payable by assessee--Default in payment of advance tax--Withdrawal of investment allowance--Fiction under section 32A(5) applicable to levy of interest-- I. C. I. India Ltd . v. CIT (Cal) . . . 327

->> S. 250 --Assessing Officer--Powers of Assessing Officer--Remand by Commissioner (Appeals) in respect of specific issues--Assessing Officer has no power to consider a new issue-- Deputy CIT (Asstt.) v. Surat Electricity Co. Ltd. (Guj) . . . 271

->> S. 264 --Revision--Application for revision--Rejection of application without considering merits--Levy of penalty not valid--Rejection of application not justified-- Chhaganlal S Uteriya v. ITO (Guj) . . . 350

->> S. 271 --Penalty--Concealment of income--Failure to furnish return of income when amounts to concealment--Effect of Explanation 3 to section 271(1)--Conditions enumerated in the Explanation are cumulative--Notice under section 148 within period stipulated in section 153(1)--Explanation not applicable--Penalty could not be levied-- Chhaganlal S Uteriya v. ITO (Guj) . . . 350

Income-tax Rules, 1962 :
->> Appendix I --Depreciation--Rate of depreciation--Motor vehicle--Difference between lease and hire--Assessee leasing motor vehicles to clients--Not engaged in business of hire--Not entitled to higher rate of depreciation-- Bhagwati Appliance v. ITO (Guj) . . . 286
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