Section 14A was inserted by Finance Act, 2001 having a retrospective effect from 01.04.1962. To understand the reason behind the insertion of section 14A, the relevant part of memorandum of Finance Act, 2001 is reproduced herewith:
1.Section 153 of the Income Tax Act provides the time limit to Assessing Officer within which the Assessing Officer has to complete the assessment or reassessment of the assessee. The matter will be time barred if it is not completed within the prescribed time limit and so...
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