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Reassessment -Notice to non-existing company is invalid

QUERY: A company got converted and succeeded into an LLP in 2014. The Assessing Officer issued a notice u/s. 148 of the Act in the name of the company for reopening its case for the A.Y. 2011-12 within the time permissible under the law. The LLP has raised the objection against the reopening that since the company is not in existence, no proceedings lie in absence of any such provision of the Act. Will the objection succeed? Can the situation be different if the notice u/s. 148 had been issued in the name of successor i.e., LLP?
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BDR Builders and Developers Pvt. Ltd. v. ACIT [397 ITR 529], Delhi High Court has held that notice issued after order of the court approving amalgamation in name of non-existent transferred company is invalid. On the same logic notice issued in the name of erstwhile company is also invalid. Therefore contention of the LLP is sustainable

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