Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Notice served on old address couldn't be quashed if assessee didn't intimate the new address to dept.

a)    The case of the assessee was selected for scrutiny and, accordingly, notice under section 143(2) was issued upon him. The notice was generated through the software application of the Income-tax Department and was sent to the assessee at the address given in the return of income.
b)    Assessee filed an affidavit stating that said notice was not served. However, in affidavit, assessee had not furnished any reasons or evidences as to why notice sent at correct address could not be served on assessee.

c)    It was noticed that address of assessee in affidavit was different from address provided in return of income, which showed that assessee had changed his address and new address was not communicated to Income-tax Department.