Chandigarh, July 27, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Taking up a petition filed by Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab & Haryana High Court Tuesday issued a notice to Income Tax Department.
The case would now come up on August 11, the next date of hearing fixed by the High Court.
Sidhu, in his plea, has claimed that his revision petition under the provisions of the IT Act was dismissed by a Joint Commissioner of Income Tax on flimsy and untenable grounds.
The Congress leader has challenged the order issued by Joint Income Tax Commissioner on March 27 as illegal and arbitrary.
In his petition, Sidhu said he filed an IT return for the assessment year 2016-17 on October 19, 2016 declaring total income of Rs.9,66,2840.
However, the Assessment Officer concerned completed an assessment under Section 143 (3) of the Income Tax Act on December 21, 2018 and after making an addition of Rs.3,53,38,067 assessed an income of Rs.13,19,66,530 for the year.
While the Joint Commissioner dismissed the appeal without going into the merits of the erroneous assessment, Sidhu waived his right to file appeal before the Commissioner, Income Tax (Appeals) and preferred to approach the High Court.