Category: ITAT

UPS entitled to higher rate depreciation @ 60% being accessories and peripherals forming integral part of computer system

In a recent judgment, ITAT Delhi has allowed depreciation on UPS at the higher rate of 60% allowable at computers following Delhi High Court judgment that  computer accessories and peripherals such as, printers, scanners and server etc. form an integral part of the computer system and cannot be used without the …

House Property Annual Value u/s 23(1). Whether flat ihabitable or not, a question of fact to be determined after appreciation of evidences

ITAT, Mumbai in a recent judgment has held that for determination of Annual Value of House property, u/s 23(1), whether the residential property (flat) was habitable or not was a question of fact that can be determined only after appreciation of evidences and remanded the case back to AO. Case Law Details: …

Availability of self owned interest free funds for disallowance u/s 36(1)(iii) can only be determined by examining the accounts

In a recent judgment, Amritsar has held that issue of availability of self owned interest free funds for making disallowance u/s 36(1)(iii) can only be determined by examining the accounts. Case Details: ITA No.66(Asr)/2016 Assessment year:2008-09   M/s. Sehdev Enterprises vs. Income Tax Officer Date of Order/Judgment: 21/04/2016 Brief Facts …

Demolition/destruction of house not necessarily results in transfer u/s 2(47) by extinguishment of capital assets rights for capital gain purpose

ITAT Mumbai, in a recent case has stated that demolition/destruction of house not necessarily results in transfer u/s 2(47) by extinguishment of rights in a capital assets for capital gain purpose. Case Law Details: I.T.A. No. 6169/Mum/2013  Assessment Year : 2007-08 Dilip Manhar Parekh vs.  Dy. Commissioner of …

Employee secondment charges not fees for technical/professional services for invoking disallowance u/s 40(a)(ia)

In a recent judgment, ITAT Mumbai has held that where the assessee pays secondment charges for the employees, for all practical purposes, the assessee is the employer and the charges paid can not be said fees for technical/professional services for disallowance u/s 40(a)(ia) Case Law Details: ITA No. 1945/Mum/2013 Assessment Year: 2009-10 Deputy …

Reopening/Reassessment u/s 147/148 on retrospective amendment bad as there is no failure on the part of assessee to disclose fully/truly all material facts

In a recent judgment, ITAT Delhi has stated that a concluded assessment can not be reopening u/s 147/148 based on a retrospective amendment in Law as there could not be any failure on the part of the assessee to disclose fully and truly all material facts. Case Law Details: ITA Nos. …

Writing “Yes, I am Satisfied” by Addl. CIT establishes that he has not recorded proper satisfaction/approval, before issue of notice u/s 148

No sooner than a week after, holding that merely writing “yes” or “approved” and affixing signature by CIT) was not the required satisfaction (ITA No. 5311/Del/2013 dated 07/04/2016), ITAT delhi Bench has again held that writing “Yes, I am Satisfied”  by Addl. CIT  establishes that he has not recorded proper …

KPO Services provider could not be a comparable for benchmarking international transactions entered into by an entity rendering BPO services

In a recent judgment, ITAT Delhi has held that Knowledge Process Outsourcing Services (KPO Services) provider could not be be considered as a comparable for benchmarking international transactions entered into by an entity rendering business process outsourcing (BPO) services including collections/call centre services and other back office support services for …

CIT Revision u/s 263- the word ‘erroneous’ includes the failure to make an inquiry when circumstances would make such it prudent

In a recent judgment, ITAT held that  the word ‘erroneous’ in section 263 includes the failure to make an inquiry when circumstances would make such an enquiry prudent. Also order passed without applying the principles of natural justice or without application of mind are fall in the same category.  …
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