Relief for CHB: HC stays I-T recovery of Rs 270 cr
Aggrieved, the CHB had challenged the order, in October, before an Income Tax Commissioner which had dismissed the same. The Court today stayed the recovery of the “penalty” and issued notices to the Income Tax Department to file its response.
It was in May this year that the High Court had stayed recovery of over Rs 300 crore by the Income Tax Department. In June 2010, the Income Tax Department had slapped notices on the CHB to cough up over Rs 300 crore as income tax on the amount it received from the deal with realtor Parsvnath.
The stay was granted by the High Court on an appeal filed by the CHB. The appeal was admitted and the recovery notices were stayed by the High Court till further orders. New Delhi-based realtor Parsvnath Developers Ltd’s Pride Asia project in Chandigarh is stuck in arbitration with the CHB.
The project, which was expected to generate Rs 4,500 crore, allegedly did not receive a portion of the 123-acre land committed by the CHB for the development of residential and commercial property. As per available information, Parsvnath had paid Rs 516 crore to the
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