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Landmark judgments by Supreme Court in favor of assessees in Income Tax

CA Rakesh Ishi , Last updated: 10 March 2023  
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Here are a few landmark judgments by the Supreme Court of India in favor of Assessees in Income Tax cases

1. CIT vs. S. Sripal Reddy (2013)

In this case, the court held that a genuine transaction cannot be disregarded on the ground of mere suspicion.

Landmark judgments by Supreme Court in favor of assessees in Income Tax

2. CIT vs. Vatika Township Pvt. Ltd. (2015)

The court held that the revenue cannot disregard a transaction that is genuine and bonafide.

3. CIT vs. Kelvinator of India Ltd. (2010)

In this case, the court held that a mere change of opinion by the assessing officer cannot be a reason for reopening of an assessment.

4. CIT vs. Alom Extrusions Ltd. (2009)

The court held that a reopening of assessment cannot be done based on mere change of opinion of the assessing officer.

5. CIT vs. Woodward Governor India Pvt. Ltd. (2009)

The court held that the onus of proving the tax liability is on the revenue and not on the assessee.

6. CIT vs. Excel Industries Ltd. (2014)

The court held that if an expenditure is not a capital expenditure, it can be allowed as a revenue expenditure.

7. CIT vs. Suman Dhamija (2015)

In this case, the court held that if an assessee has made a mistake due to ignorance, the penalty cannot be levied.

 

8. CIT vs. D. P. Sandu Bros. Chembur Pvt. Ltd. (2015)

The court held that if the conditions of Section 80-IA are met, a deduction cannot be denied on the ground of technical defects.

9. Commissioner of Income Tax vs. Prithvi Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd. (2012)

The court held that the revenue cannot deny a deduction if the assessee has complied with the conditions laid down in the statute.

 

10. CIT vs. L&T Finance Ltd. (2016)

In this case, the court held that the taxpayer is entitled to deduction of interest on borrowed capital, even if the capital is utilized for non-business purposes.

These are just a few examples of landmark judgments by the Supreme Court in favor of Assessees related to Income Tax.

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