What is Powers of competent authority? What is Rectification of mistakes? What is Appearance by authorised representative or registered valuer? Section 269M, 269N and 269O of Income Tax Act 1961

Powers of competent authority, Rectification of mistakes and Appearance by authorised representative or registered valuer are defined under section 269M, 269N and 269O of Income Tax Act 1961. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 269M of Income Tax Act "Powers of competent authority"

Section 269M. The competent authority shall have, for the purposes of this Chapter, all the powers that a 68[Principal Commissioner or] Commissioner has, for the purposes of this Act, under section 131.

Section 269N of Income Tax Act "Powers of competent authority"

Section 269N. With a view to rectifying any mistake apparent from the record, the competent authority may amend any order made by him under this Chapter at any time before the time for presenting an appeal against such order has expired, either on his own motion or on the mistake being brought to his notice by any person affected by the order :

Provided that if any such amendment is likely to affect any person prejudicially, it shall not be made without giving to such person a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

 

Section 269N of Income Tax Act "Appearance by authorised representative or registered valuer"

Section 269-O. Any person who is entitled or required to attend before a competent authority or the Appellate Tribunal in any proceeding under this Chapter, otherwise than when required to attend personally for examination on oath or affirmation, may attend-

(a) by an authorised representative in connection with any matter ;

(b) by a registered valuer in connection with any matter relating to the valuation of any immovable property for the purposes of this Chapter or the estimation of the amount by which the compensation payable under sub-section (1) of section 269J for the acquisition of any immovable property may be reduced or, as the case may be, increased in accordance with the provisions of clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-section (2) of that section.

Explanation.-In this section,-

(i) "authorised representative" has the same meaning as in section 288 ;

(ii) "registered valuer" has the same meaning as in clause (oaa) of section 2 of the Wealth-tax Act, 1957 (27 of 1957).

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