Category: ITAT related

Taxpayers & Professionals Impressed With Law Min & ITAT For Speedy Setting Up Of New Bench In Surat

The speed with which the Law Ministry and the ITAT have moved with regard to the setting up of the new Bench at Surat has impressed tax professionals and taxpayers. A glittering function was held to inaugurate the Bench on 1st September 2017. The function was attended by several eminent dignitaries. A few photos taken on the occasion are available

Posted in All Information, ITAT related, Others, Procedures/Guidelines

ITAT Mumbai Will Work Today But Matters Will Be Adjourned If Parties Are Unable To Attend

The ITAT, Mumbai Bench, has announced that due to the disruption caused by heavy rains, matters in which the parties are unable to attend will be adjourned. No matters will be decided ex-parte. This decision has been taken by the authorities at the request of the ITAT Bar Association.

Posted in ITAT related, Procedures/Guidelines

Transfer Of Hon’ble Members Of The ITAT (August 2017)

Two Hon’ble Members of the ITAT, being a Judicial Member and an Accountant Member, have been transferred with effect from 16th August 2017 in public interest.

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New ITAT Bench At Surat Formed By Transfer From Kolkata Bench

Vide Order dated 24th July 2017, the Hon’ble President of the ITAT has directed that a Bench in Kolkata be transferred to Surat. The jurisdiction of the Surat Bench will be the Districts of Bharuch, Narmada, Navsari etc.

The Hon’ble President has taken the aforesaid decision pursuant to the representations made by the Tax Bar that there is growing pendency of matters in Surat and that the professionals and taxpayers find it difficult to travel to Ahmedabad for the hearing of their appeals

Posted in All Information, ITAT related, Pendency, Procedures/Guidelines

Ex Chief Justice & Eminent Legal Luminaries Slam Move By Govt To Curb Independence Of Tribunals

Hon’ble RM Lodha, the former Chief Justice of India, and other eminent legal luminaries, have voiced their opposition at the action of the Government in enacting the Tribunal Members Rules 2017. Under the said Rules, the Central Government has abrogated to itself the right to appoint, extend the tenure, and remove, the Hon’ble Members of the various Tribunals, including the ITAT. The luminaries are apprehensive that the appointments of Members of the Tribunal would no longer be impartial and independent and that the Hon’ble Members may be wary of taking bold decisions against the Government

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Representation Of ITAT Bar Association, Mumbai, Against The Appointment Of Tribunal Members Rules 2017

The ITAT Bar Association Mumbai has made a detailed representation to Shri. Arun Jaitley, the Hon’ble Finance Minister of India, with respect to Part XIV of the Finance Act, 2017 and notification of the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other conditions of service of Members) Rules, 2017 in so far as it concerns the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

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Representation Of All Gujarat Federation Of Tax Consultants Against The Appointment Of Tribunal Members Rules 2017

The All Gujarat Federation Of Tax Consultants has made a detailed representation to Shri. Arun Jaitley, the Hon’ble Finance Minister of India, with respect to Part XIV of the Finance Act, 2017 and notification of the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other conditions of service of Members) Rules, 2017 in so far as it concerns the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

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ITAT Directive Reg Fixing Of Stay Applications For Hearing

Hon’ble Shri P. K. Bansal, the Vice-President of the ITAT, has issued an important directive dated 12th May 2017 with regard to the fixation of stay applications for hearing.

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ITAT Proposes Important Changes To Tribunal Rules

The ITAT has issued a notice dated 11th May 2017 stating that it intends to make important changes to the Tribunal Rules. The proposed amendments deal with important aspects such as the grant of adjournments, hearings of stay petitions, rectification applications, pronouncements of orders etc.

The proposed changes will have an impact on all tax professionals and tax payers. It is vital that the proposed changes be studied minutely and suggestions offered to the committee that has been set up to approve the changes.

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Appointment Of ITAT Members For Only Five Years Will Undermine The Independence Of The ITAT: AIFTP

The All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP), an apex body of tax practitioners, has addressed a detailed representation to Shri Arun Jaitley, the Union Finance Minister, pointing out that section 184 of the Finance Act 2017, which mandates the appointment of Members of the ITAT for a short tenure of only five years, will undermine the independence of the institution and lead to disastrous consequences. The AIFTP has warned that the whole purpose of setting up the ITAT as an independent and fearless judicial body will be frustrated and taxpayers will lose confidence in the institution. It has urged the Hon’ble Finance Minister to rescind the said provision and retain the existing provision for appointment of ITAT Members

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