Income Tax Dept warns public against cash dealings of Rs 2 lakh or more saying that the receiver of the amount will have to cough up an equal amount as penalty.

Disclose fully and truly all material facts, Reopening of assessment

As per this Explanation thus, production before the Assessing Officer of account books or other evidence from which material evidence could with due diligence have been discovered by the Assessing Officer will not necessarily amount to disclosure within the meaning of the first proviso to Section 147. Here is not a case where the Assessee is seeking to rely on a disclosure which the Revenue can seek to bring within the fold of the said Explanation. Here is a case where the Department already had collected certain documents and materials which were before the Assessing Officer at the time of framing assessment. If the Assessing Officer did not, for some reason, advert to such material or did not utilize the same, he surely cannot allege that the Assessee failed to disclose truly and fully all material facts.

S. 147/ 148: The fact that the assessee did not disclose the material is not relevant if the AO was otherwise aware of it. If the AO had the information during the assessment proceeding, irrespective of the source, but chooses not to utilize it, he cannot allege that the assessee failed to disclose truly and fully all material facts & reopen the assessment (Scope of Explanation 1 to S. 147 explained)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY
ORDINARY ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION
WRIT PETITION NO.3546 OF 2018
Rajbhushan Omprakash Dixit. ] … Petitioner
Versus
Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax ]
Central Circle 2(4), Mumbai. ] … Respondent
Refer:http://itatonline.org/archives/rajbhushan-omprakash-dixit-vs-dcit-bombay-high-court-s-147-148-the-fact-that-the-assessee-did-not-disclose-the-material-is-not-relevant-if-the-ao-was-otherwise-aware-of-it-if-the-ao-had-the-inform/

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