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TMI Updates - Newsletter dated: February 23, 2018

Case Laws in this Newsletter:

Income Tax Customs Corporate Laws Service Tax Central Excise CST, VAT & Sales Tax Indian Laws



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  1. Income Tax : Penalty u/s 271(1)(c) - voluntary surrender of income by assessee - The mere offer therefore, of the amount during the search in the absence of any explanation for the source of income, renders the assessee’s argument insubstantial in the totality of circumstances. - HC

  2. Income Tax : Reopening of assessment - allowability of interest income u/s 80IA - Once the Assessing Officer rejected the claim of deduction under Section 80IA [4] in its entirety, there was thereafter no occasion and any need for him to dissect such claim for rejection on some additional ground. - HC

  3. Income Tax : Receipt of amount without consideration - income from other sources u/s 56(2)(vi) - Amount received from employer’s various employee’s welfare trusts - when the income of all the aforesaid 12 discretionary trusts have been charged to tax, the same income cannot be taxed twice when fell into the hands of the assessee - Tri

  4. Income Tax : Registration u/s 12AA - proof of charitable activities - scope of primary objects - In case the assets are being parted with either individual entity or institution, who are not having charitable objects or registration u/s 12A, then under the scheme of the Act it will first suffer tax, only thereafter, it will vest in such individual or entity. This is not a valid reason for rejecting registration - Tri

  5. Income Tax : TDS u/s 194H - advertisement agencies - what is liable for TDS is commission of brokerage and not the incentives given on the basis of principal to principal relations - HC

  6. Income Tax : Validity of reopening assessment - unexplained investment - survey u/s 133A - the vague statements giving estimated details without supporting evidence would not help the case of the assessee - Tri

  7. Income Tax : The amount received by the assessee as full and final settlement on dissolution of firm could not give rise to any capital gain chargeable to tax as there was no transfer of any capital asset - Tri

  8. Income Tax : AO made the addition of commission expense paid to AEMS without confronting from assessee that no reply was received by him in response to the notice issued u/s 133(6) of the Act to AEMS - no addition can be made - Tri

  9. Customs : Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on Ceramic Tableware and Kitchenware, excluding knives and toilet items, originating in or exported from China PR - Notification

  10. Companies Law : An independent director re-appointed for second term shall be removed by the company only by passing a special resolution and after giving him a reasonable opportunity of being heard

  11. Service Tax : Supply of DG sets on hire basis - this is the case of supply of tangible goods for use, with legal right of possession and effective control vesting with the hirer, required to be treated as "deemed sale of goods", hence cannot be considered as "supply of tangible goods for use of service" - Tri

  12. Service Tax : Cleaning Services - Indian Railways - the original authority held cleaning of such railway coaches will be considered as cleaning of commercial premises - the interpretation of the original authority is far fetched and not sustainable in view of the plain meaning of the statutory definition for tax entry. - Tri

  13. Service Tax : Non-payment of service tax - difference between the statutory returns and the annual balance sheet - The burden of explaining the difference amount being not taxable income has been shifted to the appellant. This will be against the very basis of tax levy - Tri

  14. Service Tax : Liability of service tax - expenditure incurred in setting up of certain branch offices in foreign countries - the legal fiction of considering a branch of an assessee as a separate establishment is not to tax a service rendered to its head office. Further, here there is no such service also has been identified with supporting evidence - the tax liability under BAS cannot be sustained. - Tri

  15. Central Excise : Classification of goods - Aswini Homeo Arnica Hair Oil (AHAHO) - The goods are classifiable under chapter 30 of the Central Excise Tariff as Homeopathic medicine and liable to duty accordingly. - Tri

  16. Central Excise : Waste - N/N. 89/95-CE - manufacture of refined vegetable oil - the gums, waxes and fatty acid distillate are emerging due to removal/refining process of crude rice bran oil - benefit of exemption allowed - Tri

  17. Central Excise : Transfer of CENVAT credit - transfer of credit from Service Tax credit Register to CENVAT Credit Register, was properly done under intimation to Revenue and as such the demand for this is hit by limitation. - Tri

  18. Central Excise : Area based exemption - if the unit is one and the same as contended by the Revenue, the products which are otherwise eligible for exemption under the said notification are to be cleared without payment of duty. It is not tenable to hold that some products can avail area based exemption and others need not avail area based exemption. - Tri

  19. VAT and Sales Tax : The scheme of the Act would not permit the Tribunal to jettison the first appeal before the Commissioner and allow itself to act as first Appellate Authority. If the second appeal lies before the Tribunal and the Tribunal were to disregard the first appellate forum and convert itself into first Appellate Authority, the same would be froth with two difficulties. - HC


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