Category: ITAT related

Transfers Of Hon’ble Members Of The ITAT (November 2017)

Vide order dated 16th November 2017 passed by the Hon’ble President pursuant to the consultations with the two senior most Vice Presidents, the following Members of the ITAT have been transferred in the same capacity to the respective Benches, in public interest, with effect from 1st December 2017

Bold Move Of ITAT Ahd Towards “Paperless Court” Impresses Tax Professionals

The Ahmedabad Bench of the ITAT has issued an office order dated 17th October 2017 in which it has listed out several steps that are required to be taken by litigants and the registry so as to lead to a “paperless court”. Tax professionals have welcomed the initiative and urged other Benches across the Country to implement it

ITAT Judicial Member Appointed For Fixed Term Of Three Years After High Court’s Directive

Ms. Madhumita Roy had earlier been found ineligible by the ACC for appointment as a Member of the ITAT on the ground that she did not submit the income tax return for the year 2010-2011. The same was confirmed by the CAT. However, the Calcutta High Court held that this finding was erroneous. It directed the ACC to consider Ms. Madhumita Roy’s candidature afresh for appointment to the post of Judicial Member under unreserved category

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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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