What is Power to call for information by prescribed income-tax authority? What is Power to inspect registers of companies? Section 133C and 134 of Income Tax Act 1961

Power to call for information by prescribed income-tax authority and Power to inspect registers of companies are defined under section 133C and 134 of Income Tax Act 1961. Provisions under these Sections are :

Section 133C of Income Tax Act "Power to call for information by prescribed income-tax authority"

Section 133C. The prescribed income-tax authority45 may, for the purposes of verification of information in its possession relating to any person, issue a notice to such person requiring him, on or before a date to be specified therein, to furnish information or documents verified in the manner specified therein, which may be useful for, or relevant to, any inquiry or proceeding under this Act.
Explanation.-
In this section, the term "proceeding" shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (b) of the Explanation to section 133A.]

 

Section 133C of Income Tax Act "Power to inspect registers of companies"

Section 134. The Assessing Officer, the Deputy Commissioner (Appeals), the Joint Commissioner or the Commissioner (Appeals), or any person subordinate to him authorised in writing in this behalf by the Assessing Officer, the Deputy Commissioner (Appeals), the Joint Commissioner or the Commissioner (Appeals), may inspect, and if necessary, take copies, or cause copies to be taken, of any register of the members, debenture holders or mortgagees of any company or of any entry in such register.

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