Month: November 2014

CBDT’s Digital Evidence Investigation Manual

The CBDT has issued a comprehensive document called the “Digital Evidence Investigation Manual”. The Manual points out that the days of manual books of account and other documents are getting extinct and that most books of account and documents are maintained on digital media devices. Any worthwhile investigation of such books and documents requires proper handling and thorough analysis to ensure its integrity and evidentiary value. The Manual provides insight into the legal framework for acquiring digital evidence, a step-by-step procedure as to how such devices should be approached, how relevant data be identified and how clones have to be prepared and utilized for the purposes of investigative analysis

CBDT Order Transferring And Posting Of Commissioners of Income-tax

Vide Order No. 211 of 2014 dated 17.11.2014, the CBDT has ordered the local transfer & posting of 465 officers in the grade of Commissioners of Income-tax/ Director of Income-tax with immediate effect.

CBDT Orders On Transfer & Posting Of Pr./ CsIT, Addl./Jt. CsIT, Dy./ Asst. CsIT

Vide Order No. 209 of 2014 dated 15.11.2014, the CBDT has ordered the local transfer & posting of 465 officers in the grade of Commissioners of Income-tax. Vide Order No. 207 of 2014 dated 15.11.2014, the CBDT has ordered the transfer & posting of officers in the grade of Additional / Joint Commissioners of Income-tax. Vide Order No. 206 of 2014 dated 15.11.2014, the CBDT has ordered the transfer & posting of officers in the grade of Assistant/ Deputy Commissioners of Income-tax. Vide Order No. 205 of 2014 dated 15.11.2014, the CBDT has ordered the transfer & posting of officers in the grade of Principal Commissioners of Income-tax.

S. 271(1)(c) Penalty Of Rs. 56.67 Cr Levied On Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Eminent Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who has appeared in several landmark income-tax cases such as Vodafone, has been assessed to undisclosed income of Rs. 91.95 crore by the Income Tax Settlement Commission. Penalty of Rs. 56.67 Cr u/s 271(1)(c)

New Law Minister Is An Experienced Administrator Capable Of Solving Woes

Hon’ble Shri. D. V. Sadananda Gowda has been appointed Minister of Law & Justice with effect from 9th November 2014. He was earlier the Chief Minister of Karnataka and the Minister of Railways

No More Frivolous Or High-Pitched Assessments Allowed: CBDT To AOs

The CBDT has issued an Office Memorandum dated 07.11.2014 setting out 12 steps that have to taken by the department to ensure a “non-adversarial tax regime”. One of the important points made is that Assessing Officers must cease issuing “long

CBDT Orders Transferring And Posting Of Commissioners of Income-tax

Vide Order No. 195 of 2014 dated 03.11.2014, the CBDT has ordered the transfer and posting of several officers in the grade of Commissioner of Income Tax with immediate effect and until further orders. Vide Order No. 196 of 2014 dated 03.11.2014, the CBDT has ordered local changes in the grade of Commissioner of Income-tax

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