Finance Act, 1968

Amendment of section 416 of Income Tax Act, 1967.

15.Section 416 of the Income Tax Act, 1967 , is hereby amended by the insertion after subsection (8) of the following subsection:

“(8A) Where—

(a) a person who has given notice of appeal does not attend before the Appeal Commissioners at the time and place appointed for the hearing of the appeal,

(b) an application for the postponement of the hearing is made by a person who attends before the Appeal Commissioners on behalf of the appellant at the time and place aforesaid, and

(c) the application is refused by the Appeal Commissioners,

subsection (6) shall not have effect and the said Commissioners shall thereupon proceed to determine the appeal.”.