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What is Best judgment assessment? What is Fringe benefits escaping assessment? Section 115WF and 115WG of Income Tax Act 1961

Best judgment assessment and Fringe benefits escaping assessment are defined under sections 115WF and 115WG of Income Tax Act 1961. Provisions under these Sections are :

Section 115WF of Income Tax Act "Best judgment assessment"

Section 115WF. If any person, being an employer-
(a) fails to make the return required under sub-section (1) of section 115WD and has not made a return under sub-section (3) or a revised return under sub-section (4) of that section, or

(b) fails to comply with all the terms of a notice issued under sub-section (2) of section 115WD or fails to comply with a direction issued under sub-section (2A) of section 142, or

(c) having made a return, fails to comply with all the terms of a notice issued under sub-section (2) of section 115WE,

 

 

the Assessing Officer, after taking into account all relevant material which the Assessing Officer has gathered, shall, after giving the assessee an opportunity of being heard, make the assessment of the fringe benefits to the best of his judgment and determine the sum payable by the assessee on the basis of such assessment:

Provided that such opportunity shall be given by the Assessing Officer by serving a notice calling upon the assessee to show cause, on a date and time to be specified in the notice as to why the assessment should not be completed to the best of his judgment:

Provided further that it shall not be necessary to give such opportunity in a case where a notice under sub-section (2) of section 115WD has been issued prior to the making of an assessment under this section.

Section 115WG of Income Tax Act "Fringe benefits escaping assessment"

Section 115WG. If the Assessing Officer has reason to believe that any fringe benefits chargeable to tax have escaped assessment for any assessment year, he may, subject to the provisions of sections 115WH, 150 and 153, assess or reassess such fringe benefits and also any other fringe benefits chargeable to tax which have escaped assessment and which come to his notice subsequently in the course of the proceedings under this section, for the assessment year concerned (hereafter referred to as the relevant assessment year).

Explanation.-For the purposes of this section, the following shall also be deemed to be cases where fringe benefits chargeable to tax have escaped assessment, namely:-

(a) where no return of fringe benefits has been furnished by the assessee;
(b) where a return of fringe benefits has been furnished by the assessee but no assessment has been made and it is noticed by the Assessing Officer that the assessee has understated the value of fringe benefits in the return;
(c) where an assessment has been made, but the fringe benefits chargeable to tax have been under-assessed.

Income Tax Act 1961

What is Depreciation? What is General exclusion of deduction and set off, etc? Section 115VK and 115VL of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Exclusion of loss? What is Chargeable gains from transfer of tonnage tax assets? Section 115VM and 115VN of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Method and time of opting for tonnage tax scheme? What is Period for which tonnage tax option to remain in force? Section 115VP and 115VQ of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Renewal of tonnage tax scheme? What is Prohibition to opt for tonnage tax scheme in certain cases? Section 115VR and 115VS of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Transfer of profits to Tonnage Tax Reserve Account? What is Minimum training requirement for tonnage tax company? Section 115VT and 115VU of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Limit for charter in of tonnage? What is Maintenance and audit of accounts? Section 115VV and 115VW of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Determination of tonnage Amalgamation? Section 115VX and 115VY of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Demerger? What is the Effect of temporarily ceasing to operate qualifying ships? Section 115VZ and 115VZA of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Avoidance of tax? What is Exclusion from tonnage tax scheme? Section 115VZB and 115VZC of Income Tax Act 1961

What are the Definitions of Fringe Benefit? What is Charge of fringe benefit tax? Section 115W and 115WA of Income Tax Act 1961

What are Fringe benefits? What is Value of fringe benefits? Section 115WB and 115WC of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Return of fringe benefits? What is fringe benefits Assessment? Section 115WD and 115WE of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Best judgment assessment? What is Fringe benefits escaping assessment? Section 115WF and 115WG of Income Tax Act 1961

What is Issue of notice where fringe benefits have escaped assessment? What is the method of Payment of fringe benefit tax? Section 115WH and 115WI of Income Tax Act 1961

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