Supreme Court principles on burden of proof & leading evidence under Income-tax act

by Surendrajit Singh.
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Shreeji Maharani Trust , Vrindaban
Burden of proof -- India, Income tax -- Law and legislation --



ContributionsSingh, Surendrajit.
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Pagination[a]-f, xxix, 273 p.
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CIT () !TR (SC) where it was held that the Evidence Act does not apply to proceedings under the Income-tax Act. The Supreme Court pointed out that the rigours of rule of evidence contained in the Evidence Act were not applicable to the Income-tax Act, but on first principles and on general law, the principles of Evidence Act can be.

Section (a)(1) provides that “If, in any court proceeding, a taxpayer introduces credible evidence with respect to any factual issue relevant to ascertaining the liability of the taxpayer for any tax imposed by [the Code], the Secretary shall have the burden of proof with respect to such issue.”3 In order to qualify for a shift in the.

The elementary Rule under Section of the Evidence Act, is inflexible. Ordinarily, the burden to prove the fact rests on the party who substantially asserts affirmative of the issue and not on the party who denies it.

In terms of Section of the Act, the initial onus is always on the plaintiff and. Evidence is means of proof. Proof is the effect of evidence. The Indian Evidence Act, came into force on Sir James Fitz James Stephen is author of our Evidence Act. It was divided into 3 (three) parts, 11 (eleven) Chapters and (one hundred and sixty seven) sections.

Synopsis of The Indian Evidence Act, Pre-RRA '98 Burden of Proof Rules. Prior to RRA '98, the common law rules for burden of proof governed most civil tax litigation. The Tax Court adopted these rules in its early decisions, and the Supreme Court long ago acknowledged their appropriateness.

The pre-RRA '98 statutory exceptions to the common law are set out in the IRC. F. Presumption under the Indian Evidence Act, Under the Evidence Act, there are certain provisions which place the burden of proof on the Accused in certain circumstances.

However, how the Accused has to prove the said facts has been analyzed by the Courts. In Khomu Kasar Bahadur Raul and Ors. State and Ors. Supreme Court principles on burden of proof & leading evidence under Income-tax act: by Surendrajit Singh. by India. Supreme Court. 1 edition - first published in Written works: 50 years of Supreme Court on excise & customs, Selected judgements on professional ethics.

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WHY INCOME TAX CONFESSION FILERS PUT THE BURDEN OF PROOF ON THEMSELF AND SINK LIKE THE TITANIC. Pick up the phone book. Call all the tax lawyers in your area or throughout the country.

Feel free to Call H & R Block or The National Audit and Defense people. Understanding the Burden of Proof and the. Burden of Persuasion in Tax and Administrative Cases. The best place to start to consider evidentiary issues concerning the burden of proof and the burden of persuasion is the Florida Supreme Court decision in Dep't of Banking & Fin., Div.

of Securities & Investor Protection e Stern & Co., So.2d(Fla) In this key Author: James Mcauley, Esq. The Court further identifies that the income tax legislation actually enacted is clearly and obviously an indirect tax because it is laid in the form of a tariff.

“, the appellant filed his bill to enjoin the corporation from complying with the income tax provisions of the tariff act of October 3, ” Brushaber v. U.S. Supreme Court challenge question as to “what is income” Case # No. - IRS & 9 other courts also ignored this evidence.

Question 2 discussion: Over the decades, since the early s, the definition for what is called “income” has been distorted from original intent, and what was well known by the Courts, Congress and the Size: 86KB.

The judgment of the New York Supreme Court, Ap-pellate Division, Third Department, was entered on No-vember 1, (App., infra, 2a-4a). The motion for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeals of New York was denied and the appeal was dismissed March 26on, (App., infra, 1a).

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The jurisdiction of this Court is invoked under 28 U.S.C. (a). > Evidence > Supreme Court on Evidence Act 3 Volume set Evidence This comprehensive compilation not only contains all the rulings of the Supreme Court on the Evidence Act, from till () 5 SCC but also contains the full statutory text of the Evidence Act.

Section Burden of proof Section On whom burden of proof lies. UNITED STATES HALL Syllabus the Chapter 12 plan. 4− (a) The phrase “incurred by the estate” bears a plain and natural reading. A tax “incurred by the estate” is a tax for which the estate itself is liable. Only certain estates are liable for federal income tax-es.

IRC §§ and define the division of responsibilities. () The Income Tax and the Burden of Perfection economy, for its complexity, for its progressivity, and for its lack of pro-gressivity.8 The President recently convened an advisory panel to suggest 8 These criticisms (and others) are summarized by the President’s Advisory Commission on Tax Reform.

PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY PANEL ON TAX REFORM, BENEFITS OF TAX REFORM (). Onthe U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a direct tax on personal income was unconstitutional as a result of the case of Pollock v.

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Farmers‘ Loan and Trust lawsuit had been precipitated by the Income Tax Act. The Supreme Court’s decision stated that a “direct tax” on the “income of real and of personal property” was “unconstitutional and void.”. “Burden of Proof” at the Tax Court is somewhat unique. At the Tax Court, a taxpayer is required to disprove an assessment by the CRA.

In other words, if you intend to take the CRA to Tax Court over an assessment, you will need to collect and present evidence in order to disprove the CRA’s position. The Court went on to say that “ the burden of proof was on the petitioner because he was the plaintiff.” What that means legally is that taxpayers bear the burden of proof when challenging tax assessments by the IRS, which will be treated as conclusive unless the taxpayer can produce evidence that the IRS made an erroneous : Chris Atkins.

In a later blog entry, we will discuss in more detail the procedures for shifting the burden of proof under Section For any questions on the burden of proof in a tax case or any other tax-related matters, please feel free to contact Joel Crouch at () or [email protected] On this date inthe U.S.

Supreme Court decided Pollock v. Farmers Loan Trust Co., striking down the federal income tax of The bill had passed as part of a general reduction in tariffs, although President Cleveland was no fan, letting it become enacted without his signature.

The tax – 2 percent on Author: Joseph Bishop-Henchman. the Tax Court and in appeals from the Tax Court to the superior courts. In many such cases, the taxpayer’s appeal against an assessment fails on the grounds that the evidence adduced by him was insufficient to discharge the onus resting upon him.

The statutory onus of proof in an appeal against an assessment Section 82 of the Income Tax Act The amount advanced even did not carry any interest. If in a situation of this nature, the High Court has arrived at a finding that the respondent has discharged his burden of proof cast on him under Section of the Act, no exception thereto can be taken.

Bhat relied upon a. Recent Judgements under Direct Tax Laws 7 RESIDENTIAL 44 REFRESHER COURSE th Recent judgements under Direct taxes encompassing the provisions of the Income-tax Act, and the Wealth Tax Act, is a vast topic and the judgements being rendered is more a “Judge made law” rather than the interpretation of the subject on Size: 1MB.

Understanding the burden of proof can make or break a state tax case. “The taxpayer failed to meet its burden of proof” is perhaps the most frequently written phrase in state tax opinions, particularly at the administrative level.

Knowing the burden of proof and which party bears that burden for each element of a case is critical to effective trial preparation. Then, the state appealed to the US Supreme Court. Only six minutes into oral arguments at the US Supreme Court, Justice Sotomayor asked a Author: Todd Ganos.

The Tax Court had to deal with points in limine before considering the merits of the two points in limine argued by the parties related to the incidence of the burden of proof pertaining to the imposition of additional tax and whether the duty to commence illegal proceedings was on the applicant, that is the taxpayer or on SARS.

As indicated above, the penalty was imposed under. The change will have no effect on the vast majority of taxpayers. The burden shifts only if a case gets to court—which happens very rarely—and then only if the taxpayer has complied with all record-keeping requirements and has cooperated with IRS requests for information.

In almost all cases, the burden of proof remains on your shoulders. y Evidence Act- Income-tax Act y ´The rigour of the rules of evidence contained in the Evidence Act,was not applicable but that did not meanthat the taxing authorities were desirous of invoking the principles of the Act in proceedings before them,they were preventedfrom doing so.µ (Chuharmal ().

The trial court further denied Children relief under equitable estoppel principles. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) because the shares were never delivered to Children, the gifts were not completed; and (2) the record supported the trial court's conclusion that Children were not entitled to relief on their equitable estoppel claim.

In absence of such evidence, the Court held that the failure of the appellant to offer any explanation under Section could not be used against him to base his conviction.

The Court further held that the case of the prosecution was based on mere presumption the appellant being in the same room with the deceased at the time of her death.

the assessee's taxable income - Whether such failure to offer explanation is statutorily considered as concealment of income - Whether the principle of burden of proof as embedded in Section of the Evidence Act, can be extended to Section (1)(C) of Income Tax Act.

And the .Inan income tax act was passed by Congress, but the Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional. The supporters of the income tax decided to amend the Constitution so that there would be no question as to the constitutionality of a Federal income tax.

The proposed amendment was sent to. The presumption of correctness does not apply when the IRS has the burden of proof under Tax Court Rules or the tax code. Examples of matters in which the burden of proof is on the IRS are as follows: New matters raised by the IRS that were not included in the original deficiency notice; Increases in the deficiency amount asserted during litigation.