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  • Nov 11, 2023
  • ITAT dismisses I-T dept's appeal in BBC India case of AY 2004-05

    The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has dismissed the revenue department's appeal in a transfer pricing case related to BBC World (India) Pvt Ltd for AY 2004-05. The Delhi bench of ITAT upheld the CIT(A)'s ruling that advertisement expenses between group entities should be treated as pass-through costs for AY 2004-05.

    "The expenses relating to advertisement were on buying of advertisement space in the newspapers; that in such activities, the cost involved is too high and the effort required to buy such space is not much. On these reasonings, ld. CIT (A) held that they should be treated as a pass-through cost," the ITAT said in its order while dismissing the revenue department's appeal.