Vodafone in battle with IT Department over Income Tax Refund
Vodafone India and the Income Tax Department are battling it out as Vodafone seeks refunds while the Income Tax Department is laying claim to previous demands.
Vodafone India and the Income Tax Department are battling it out as Vodafone seeks refunds while the Income Tax Department is laying claim to previous demands. From the assessment year 2006-07 to 2013-14, the Income Tax department has raised demands of Rs 1842 crore and the demands under different sections have been stayed by the tribunal. These include Section 250, 143, 143 (3), and 263, all of which have been stayed by the tribunal.
As per the tax assessment in the Mumbai circle, in 2010-11, the demand for assessment year was Rs 2127 crore adjusted against refund on October 11 by CPC although the demand was stayed by ITAT. The refund was approved but the refund was not issued due to a error while reading by CPC-ITR. A complaint was lodged for the same by IT Department.
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Thereafter for 2018-19, the scrutiny is pending and therefore the refund has been withheld under Section 281 B of the IT Act. Since the scrutiny is pending no refund has been given, after the Supreme Court judgment on AGR, tax officers are in a fix that since the refund is pending how do they adjust with the AGR payments.
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