Companies Held Not to Be Associated by Family Relationship

This case note summarizes the determination of the Rajasthan High Court, and the preceding rulings by the Commissioner of Income Tax – Appeals and the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, in Jaipur Silver Jewels P. Ltd v. Commissioner of Income Tax, that two companies are not associated enterprises simply because (i) the sole shareholder of one company is the sister-in-law of the director of the other company, and (ii) premises occupied rent free by one company are owned by the brother of the director of the other company.