ROSA POWER SUPPLY CO. LTD, MUMBAI v. DCIT, 14(3)(1), MUMBAI

ITA 1054/MUM/2019 | 2014-2015
Pronouncement Date: 01-03-2021 | Result: Allowed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 105419914 RSA 2019
Assessee PAN AABCR8917M
Bench Mumbai
Appeal Number ITA 1054/MUM/2019
Duration Of Justice 2 year(s) 4 day(s)
Appellant ROSA POWER SUPPLY CO. LTD, MUMBAI
Respondent DCIT, 14(3)(1), MUMBAI
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 01-03-2021
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Allowed
Bench Allotted D
Tribunal Order Date 01-03-2021
Last Hearing Date 29-10-2020
First Hearing Date 29-10-2020
Assessment Year 2014-2015
Appeal Filed On 25-02-2019
Judgment Text
ITA NOS. 1393 & 1054/MUM/2019 A.Y. 2014 - 15 THE DY. CIT - 14(3)(1) VS. ROSA POWER SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED 1 IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL MUMBAI BENCH D MUMBAI BEFORE SHRI M. BALAGANESH (ACCOUNTANT MEMBER) AND SHRI RAVISH SOOD (JUDICIAL MEMBER) ITA NO.1054/MUM/2019 (ASSESSMENT YEAR: 201 4 - 15 ) ROSA POWER SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED 3 RD FLOOR SOUTH WING RELIANCE CENTRE NEAR PRABHAT COLONY OFF W.E. HIGHWAY SANTACRUZ (EAST) MUMBAI - 400 055 VS. DY. COMMISSIONER INCOME - TAX - 14(3)(1) 4 TH FLOOR AAYAKAR BHAVAN NEW MARINE LINES MUMBAI 400 020 PAN NO. AABCR8917M ( ASSESSEE ) ( REVENUE ) ITA NO.1393/MUM/2019 (ASSESSMENT YEAR: 201 4 - 15 ) THE DY. COMMISSIONER INCOME - TAX - 14(3)(1) ROOM NO.455 4 TH FLOOR AAYAKAR BHAVAN M.K. ROAD MUMBAI 400 020 VS. ROSA POWER SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED 3 RD FLOOR SOUTH WING RELIANCE CENTRE NEAR PRABHAT COLONY OFF W.E. HIGHWAY SANTACRUZ (EAST) MUMBAI - 400 055 PAN NO. AABCR8917M ( REVENUE ) ( ASSESSEE ) ASSESSEE BY : SHRI AMIT KHATIWALA A.R REVENUE BY : SHRI S.C. TIWARI D.R DATE OF HEARING : 24 /02/2021 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 01 /03 /2021 ITA NOS. 1393 & 1054/MUM/2019 A.Y. 2014 - 15 THE DY. CIT - 14(3)(1) VS. ROSA POWER SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED 2 ORDER PER RAVISH SOOD J.M: THE CAPTIONED CROSS - APPEAL S ARE DIRECTED AGAINST THE ORDER PASSED BY THE CIT(A) - 22 MUMBAI DATED 29.11.2018 WHICH IN TURN ARISES FROM THE ASSESSMENT ORDER PASSED BY THE A.O UNDER SEC.143(3) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT 1961 (FOR SHORT ACT) DATED 30.12.2016 FOR A.Y. 2014 - 15. WE SHALL FIRST TAKE UP THE APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE . THE ASSESSEE HAS ASSAILED THE IMPUGNED ORDER ON THE FOLLOWING GROUND S OF APPEAL BEFORE US: A. DISALLOWANCE U /S. 14A OF THE ACT R.W. RULE 8D(2)(II I) OF THE INCOME - TAX RULES. 1962 ('THE RULES'): 1. ON THE FACTS AND IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND IN LAW THE LEARNED COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEALS) - 22 MUMBAI ('THE CIT(A)') ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE ACTION OF THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX - 14(3)(1) MUMBAI ('ASSESSING OFFICER') IN DI SALLOWING EXPENSES U/S. 14A OF THE ACT R.W. RULE 8D(2)(III) OF THE RULES TO THE EXTENT OF RS. 1 88 58 934/ - . THE APPELLANT SUBMITS THAT THE ABOVE DISALLOWANCE IS WRONGLY MADE UNDER THE FACTS OF THE APPELLANT'S CASE AND THE SAME OUGHT TO BE DELETED. 2. ON THE FACTS AND IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND IN LAW THE LEARNED CIT(A) ERRED IN C ONFIRMING THE DISALLOWANCE U/S. 14A OF THE ACT R.W. RULE 8D(2)(III) OF THE RULES TO THE EXTENT OF E XEMPT INCOME OF RS.1 88 58 934/ - WHILE COMPUTING THE TAXABLE INCOME OF TH E APPELLANT. THE APPELLANT SUBMITS THAT THE ABOVE DISALLOWANCE IS WRONGLY MADE AND THE SAME OUGHT TO BE DELETED. 3. ON THE FACTS AND IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND IN LAW THE LEARNED CIT(A) ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE DISALLOWANCE U/S. 14A OF THE ACT R.W . RULE 8D(2)(III) OF THE RULES TO THE EXTENT OF EXEMPT INCOME OF RS. 1 88 58 934/ - AFTER CONCLUDING THAT INVESTMENTS WHICH HAVE NOT YIELDED ANY EXEMPT INCOME DURING THE YEAR SHOULD BE EXCLUDED WHILE COMPUTING DISALLOWANCE U/S. 14A OF THE ACT R.W. RULE 8D(2)(III) OF THE RULES. THE APPELLANT SUBMITS THAT THE DISALLOWANCE UNDER RULE 8D(2)(III) OF THE ACT OUGHT TO BE WORKED OUT WITH REFERENCE TO INVESTMENTS WHICH HAVE YIELDED E DURING THE YEAR AND ONLY IF THE DISALLOWANCE SO WORKED OUT EXCEEDS INCOME THE SAME OUGHT TO BE RESTRICTED TO THE EXEMPT INCOME. 4. WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE ABOVE THE APPELLANT SUBMITS THAT THE DISALLOWANCE U/S. 14A OF THE ACT IS EXCESSIVE AND THE SAME OUGHT TO BE REDUCED SUBSTANTIALLY. B. GENERAL : 5. THE APPELLANT CRAVES LEAVE TO ADD TO ALTER AMEND OR VARY ALL OR ANY OF THE AFORESAID GROUND(S) OF APPEAL AS THEY/THEIR REPRESENTATIVE MAY DEEM FIT. ITA NOS. 1393 & 1054/MUM/2019 A.Y. 2014 - 15 THE DY. CIT - 14(3)(1) VS. ROSA POWER SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED 3 2. BRIEFLY STATED THE ASSESSEE COMPANY WHICH IS ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY HAD FILED ITS RETURN OF INCOME FOR A .Y. 2014 - 15 ON 28.11.2014 DECLARING A TOTAL INCOME OF RS.NIL. THE RETURN OF INCOME WAS INITIALLY PROCESSED AS SUCH UNDER SEC. 143(1) OF THE ACT. SUBSEQUENTLY THE CASE OF THE ASSESSEE WAS SELECTED FOR SCRUTINY ASSESSMENT UNDER SEC. 143(2) OF THE ACT . 3. D URING THE COURSE OF THE ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS IT WAS OBSERVED BY THE A.O THAT THE ASSESSEE DURING THE YEAR IN QUESTION HAD EARNED DIVIDEND INCOME OF RS.1 88 58 934/ - F ROM INVESTMENTS MADE IN EXEMPT INCOME YIELDING SHARES . HOWEVER IT WAS NOTICED BY THE A.O THAT THE DISALLOWANCE OFFERED BY THE ASSESSEE UNDER SEC. 14A WAS NOT COMMENSURATE WITH THE PROPORTION OF THE INVESTMENTS MADE IN THE EXEMPT INCOME YIELDING ASSETS. BAC KED BY THE AFORESAID FACT THE A.O WORKED OUT THE DISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC. 14 A R.W RULE 8D AT RS.2 4 34 11 363/ - AS UNDER: (A) EXPENDITURE DIRECTLY RELATING TO INCOME WHICH DOES NOT FORM PART OF TOTAL INCOME NIL (B) INTEREST DISALLOWANCE AS PER RULE 8D 433 38 54 281 INTEREST EXPENDITURE NIL AVERAGE VALUE OF INVESTMENTS 475 00 00 000 AVERAGE VALUE OF TOTAL ASSETS 9371 61 07 052 INTEREST X AVERAGE VALUE OF INVESTMENTS AVERAGE VALUE OF TOTAL ASSETS 21 96 61 363 (C) DISALLOWANCE BEING 0.5% OF AVG. INVESTMENTS 2 37 50 000 TOTAL DISALLOWANCE U/S 14A (A+B+C) 24 34 11 363 AFTER INTER ALIA MAKING THE AFORESAID DISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC.14A R.W RULE 8D THE A.O ASSESSED THE INCOME OF THE ASSESSEE COMPANY AT RS.8 33 68 09 146/ - (BEFORE SET OFF OF THE B/FORWARD BUSINESS LOSS ES AND UNABSORBED DEPRECIATION) WHICH AFTER SETTING OFF THE AFORESAID B/FORWARD LOSSES WAS REDUCED TO NIL . 4. AGGRIEVED THE ASSESSEE ASSAILED THE ASSESSMENT ORDER BEFORE THE CIT(A). AFTER DELIBERATING ON THE MULTIPLE CONTENTIONS RAISED BY THE ASSESSEE INSOFAR THE DISALLOWANCE MADE BY THE A.O UNDE R SEC. 14A R.W RULE 8D WAS CONCERNED THE CIT(A) FINDING FAVOUR WITH THE CONTENTIONS ADVANCED B THE ITA NOS. 1393 & 1054/MUM/2019 A.Y. 2014 - 15 THE DY. CIT - 14(3)(1) VS. ROSA POWER SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED 4 ASSESSEE OBSERVED VIZ. (A ) THAT THE DISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC. 14A R.W RULE 8D WAS TO BE MADE ONLY IN RESPECT OF THE INVESTMENTS WHICH HAD YIELDED EXEMPT INCOME DUR ING THE YEAR IN QUESTION; AND (B ) THAT CONSIDERING THE AVAILABILITY OF SELF OWNED FUNDS WITH THE ASSESSEE NO DISALLOWANCE OF ANY PART OF THE INTEREST EXPENDITURE WAS CALLED FOR UNDER SEC. 14A R.W RULE 8D(2)(I I). HOWEVER AFTER OBSERVING AS HEREINA BOVE THE CIT(A) DIRECTED THE A.O TO RESTRICT THE DISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC. 14A TO THE EXTENT OF THE EXEMPT INCOME EARNED BY THE ASSESSEE DURING THE YEAR IN QUESTION. ACCORDINGLY ON THE BASIS OF HIS AFORESAID DELIBERATIONS THE CIT(A) PARTLY ALLOWED THE AS S E SSEES APPEAL. 5. THE ASSESSEE BEING AGGRIEVED WITH THE ORDER OF THE CIT(A) HAS CARRIED THE MATTER IN APPEAL BEFORE US. IT WAS SU BMITTED BY THE LD. AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE (FOR SHORT A.R) FOR THE ASSESSEE THAT THE CIT(A) HAD ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE DI SALLOWANCE UNDER SEC. 14A TO THE EXTENT OF THE EXEMPT INCOME THAT WAS EARNED BY THE ASSESSEE DURING THE YEAR IN QUESTION. IT WAS OBSERVED BY THE LD. A.R THAT THE DISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC. 14A R.W RULE 8D(2)(III) OUGHT TO HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT WITH REFERENCE T O THE INVESTMENTS THAT HAD YIELDED EXEMPT INCOME DURING THE YEAR IN QUESTION AND IT WAS ONLY IF THE DISALLOWANCE THEREIN SO WORKED OUT EXCEEDED THE EXEMPT INCOME THAT THE DISALLOWANCE CONTEMPLATED IN THE SAID STATUTORY PROVISION WAS LIABLE TO BE RESTRICTE D TO THE EXTENT OF THE EXEMPT INCOME. 6. PER CONTRA THE LD. DEPARTMENTAL REPRESENTATIVE (FOR SHORT D.R) RELIED ON THE ASSESSMENT ORDER. 7. WE HAVE HEARD THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES FOR BOTH THE PARTIES PERUSED THE ORDERS OF THE LOWER AUTHORITIES AND THE MATERIAL AVAILABLE ON RECORD AS WELL AS THE JUDICIAL PRONOUNCEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN PRESSED INTO SERVICE BY THEM TO DRIVE HOME THEIR RESPECTIVE CONTENTIONS. ADMITTEDLY THE CIT(A) WHILE FINDING FAVOUR WITH THE MULTIPLE CONTENTIONS RAISED BY THE ASS ESSEE HAD THEREIN OBSERVED VIZ. (A ) THAT IN THE BACKDROP OF AVAILABILITY OF SUFFICIENT SELF OWNED FUNDS WITH THE ASSESSEE NO DISALLOWANCE OF ANY PART OF THE INTEREST EXPENDITURE WAS CALLED FOR UNDER SEC. 14A R.W RULE 8D(2)(II); AND ITA NOS. 1393 & 1054/MUM/2019 A.Y. 2014 - 15 THE DY. CIT - 14(3)(1) VS. ROSA POWER SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED 5 (B ) THAT FOR THE PURPOS E OF QUANTIFYING THE D ISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC. 14A R.W RULE 8D(2)(III) ONLY THE INVESTMENTS WHICH HAD YIELDED EXEMPT INCOME DURING THE YEAR IN QUESTION WERE TO BE CONSIDERED. AT THE SAME TIME WE FIND THAT THE CIT(A) HAD ALSO FOUND FAVOUR WITH THE CLAIM OF TH E ASSESSEE THAT THE DISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC. 14A WAS LIABLE TO BE RESTRICTED ONLY TO THE EXTENT OF THE EXEMPT INCOME THAT WAS RECEIVED BY THE ASSESSEE DURING THE YEAR IN QUESTION. CONTROVERSY IN HAND HAD ARISEN PURSUANT TO THE DIRECTION OF THE FIRST APPELLA TE AUTHORITY THAT THE D ISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC. 14A R.W RULE 8D BE RESTRICTED TO THE EXTENT OF THE EXEMPT DIVIDEND INCOME OF RS.1 88 58 934/ - THAT WAS EARNED BY THE ASSESSEE DURING THE YEAR IN QUESTION. 8. WE HAVE GIVEN A THOUGHTFUL CONSIDERATION TO THE ISSUE BEFORE US AND FIND SUBSTANTIAL FORCE IN THE CLAIM OF THE LD. A.R THAT THE FINDINGS OF THE CIT(A) ARE NOT FREE FROM DOUBTS AND LACK CLARITY . AS IS DISCERNIBLE FROM THE ORDER OF THE CIT(A) WE FIND THAT H E HAD SPECIFICALLY OBSERVED THAT IN THE BACKDROP OF AVAILABILITY OF SUFFICIENT SELF OWNED FUNDS WITH THE ASSESSEE NO DISALLOWANCE OF ANY PART OF THE INTEREST EXPENDITURE WAS CALLED FOR UNDER SEC. 14A R.W R ULE 8D(2)(II). FURTHER FINDING FAVOUR WITH THE CLA IM OF THE ASSESSEE THAT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPUTING THE DISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC.14A R.W RULE 8D(2)(III) ONLY THE INVESTMENTS WHICH HAD YIELDED EXEMPT INCOME DURING THE YEAR IN QUESTION WERE TO BE CONSIDERED THE CIT(A) HAD ACCORDINGLY DIRECTED THE A.O TO D O SO. AS OBSERVED BY US HEREINABOVE THE CIT(A) HAD ALSO FOUND FAVOUR WITH THE CLAIM OF THE ASSESSEE THAT THE DISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC.14A WAS LIABLE TO BE RESTRICTED TO THE EXTENT OF THE EXEMPT DIVIDEND INCOME OF RS.1 88 58 934/ - THAT WAS EARNED BY IT DURIN G THE YEAR IN QUESTION. AS IS DISCERNIBLE FROM THE RECORDS IT WAS THE CLAIM OF THE ASSESSEE BEFORE THE CIT(A) THAT AS THE ASSESSEE HAD NOT RECEIVED ANY EXEMPT INCOME FROM THE INVESTMENTS WHICH WERE THERE IN ITS BALANCE SHEET ON THE OPENING AND CLOSING DAT ES THUS NO DISALLOW ANCE WAS CALLED FOR U/S 14A R.W RULE 8D(2)(III). BE THAT AS IT MAY I N OUR CONSIDERED VIEW NOW WHEN THE D ISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC. 14A R.W RULE 8D(2)(III) AS CLAIMED BY THE ASSESSEE IS FOUND TO BE LOWER THAN THE AMOUNT OF THE EXEMPT INC OME THAT WAS RECEIVED BY IT DURING THE YEAR IN QUESTION THE ITA NOS. 1393 & 1054/MUM/2019 A.Y. 2014 - 15 THE DY. CIT - 14(3)(1) VS. ROSA POWER SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED 6 DISALLOWANCE UNDER THE AFORESAID STATUTORY PROVISION WAS LIABLE TO BE RESTRICTED ONLY TO THE EXTENT THE SAME WAS COMPUTED UNDER SEC. 14A R.W RULE 8D(2)(III). IN OUR CONSIDERED VIEW THE INTENT OF THE FIRST APPELLATE AUTHORITY TO RESTR ICT THE DISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC. 14A TO THE EXTENT THE SAME IS WORKED OUT U/RULE 8D(2)(III) SUBJECT TO AN UPPER LIMIT I.E THE AMOUNT OF THE EXEMPT DIVIDEND INCOME THAT WAS EARNED BY THE ASSESSEE DURING THE YEAR IN QUES TION CAN SAFELY BE GATHERED FROM A C ONJOINT PERUSAL OF HIS OBSERVATIONS RECORDED IN THE APPELLATE ORDER . BE THAT AS IT MAY IN ORDER TO DISPEL ANY DOUBT S WE HEREIN DIRECT THE A.O TO RESTRICT THE DISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC. 14A R.W RULE 8D TO THE EXTENT THE SA ME IS WORK ED OUT U/RULE 8D(2)(III) I.E AFTER EXCLUDING THE INVESTMENTS THAT HAD NOT YIELDED ANY EXEMPT INCOME DURING THE YEAR IN QUESTION AS DIRECTED BY THE CIT(A) SUBJECT TO AN UPPER LIMIT AS THAT OF THE EXEMPT DIVIDEND INCOME THAT WAS EARNED BY THE ASSESSEE DURING THE YEAR IN QUESTION. 9. THE APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE IS ALLOWED IN TERMS OF OUR AFORESAID OBSERVATIONS . ITA NO.1393/MUM/2019 (ASSESSMENT YEAR: 201 4 - 15 ) 10 . WE SHALL NOW DEAL WITH THE APPEAL OF THE REVENUE WHEREIN THE IMPUGNED ORDER HAS BEEN ASSAILED ON THE FOLLOWING GROUNDS OF APPEAL BEFORE US: 1. WHETHER ON THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND IN LAW THE LD.CIT(A) WAS JUSTIFIED IN RELYING UPON A PRESUMPTION OF OWN FUNDS TO DETERMINE DISALLOWA NCE UNDER SECTION 14A OF THE INCOME TAX ACT 1961 WHEN IN FACT THE AMENDED PROVISIONS APPLICABLE FOR THE YEAR PROVIDE A METHOD FOR ITS DETERMINATION. 2. WHETHER ON THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND IN LAW THE LD.CIT(A) WAS JUSTIFIED IN OVERLOO KING THE FACTS THAT ONCE EXPENDITURE RELATABLE TO EXEMPT INCOME WAS NOT IN DISPUTE IT IS MANDATORY TO FOLLOW RULE 8D FOR DETERMINATIO N OF THE AMOUNT OF DISALLOWANCE . 3. WHETHER ON THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND IN LAW THE LD.CIT(A) HAS ERRE D IN NOT CONSIDERING THE REASONS ENUMERATED IN CIRCULAR NO.5 OF 2014 ISSUED BY CBDT THAT THE EXPENSES WHICH ARE RELATABLE TO EARNING OF EXEMPT INCOME HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR DISALLOWANCE IRRESPECTIVE OF THE FACT WHETHER SUCH INCOME HAS BEEN EARNED DURING THE FINANCIAL - YEAR OR NOT AND IGNORING THE METHOD OF DETERMINATION AS PER RULE 8 D OF THE INCOME TAX RULES 1962 . ITA NOS. 1393 & 1054/MUM/2019 A.Y. 2014 - 15 THE DY. CIT - 14(3)(1) VS. ROSA POWER SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED 7 4. WHETHER ON THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND IN LAW THE LD. CIT(A) HAS ERRED IN HOLDING THAT THE AMOUNT OF EXPENDITURE RELATABL E TO THE EXEMPT INCOME AND COMPUTED UNDER SEC. 14A R.W.R 8D IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE ADDED TO THE BOOK PROFIT WHICH IS CONTRARY TO THE PLAIN AND LITERAL MEANING OF LANGUAGE EMPLOYED IN CLAUSE (F) OF EXPLANATION 1 TO SECTION 115J B OF THE IT ACT . 5. THE APPEL LANT CRAVES LEAVE TO ADD AMEND VARY OMIT OR SUBSTITUTE ANY OF THE AFORESAID GROUNDS OF APPEAL AT ANY TIME BEFORE OR AT THE TIME OF HEARING OF APPEAL. 6. THE APPELLANT PRAYS THAT THE ORDER OF CIT(A) ON THE ABOVE GROUND BE SET - ASIDE AND THAT OF THE ASSESSING OFFICER BE RESTORED. 11 . ON A PERUSAL OF THE GROUND S OF APPEAL WE FIND THAT THE GRIEVANCE OF THE REVENUE IS THAT THE CIT(A) WAS NOT JUSTIFIED IN TAKING A DEPARTURE FROM THE METHODOLOGY FOR QUANTIFY ING THE DISALLOWANCE UNDER SEC. 14A AS IS CONTEMPLATED IN RULE 8D AND THEREIN DIRECTING EXCLUSION OF SUCH INVESTMENTS WHICH HAD NOT YIELDED ANY EXEMPT INCOME DURING THE YEAR IN QUESTION WHILE COMPUTING THE DISALLOWANCE WITHIN THE MEANING OF RULE 8D(2)(III) OF THE INCOME - TAX RULES 1962 . ALSO TH E REVENUE IS AGGRIEVED WITH THE OBSERVATION OF THE CIT(A) THAT THE DISALLOWANCE COMPUTED UNDER SEC. 14A R.W RULE 8D WAS NOT REQUIRED TO BE ADDED TO THE BOOK PROFIT UNDER SEC. 115JB OF THE ACT. 12 . WE HAVE GIVEN A THOUGHTFUL CONSIDERATION TO THE AFORESAID CLAIM S OF THE REVENUE AND ARE AFRAID THAT THE SAME DOES NOT FIND FAVOUR WITH US. AS OBSERVED BY THE CIT(A) THE S PECIAL BENCH OF THE ITAT DEHLI IN THE CASE OF ACIT & ANR. VS. VIREET INVESTMENTS PVT. LIMITED & ANR. (2017) 165 ITD 27 (DELHI) (SB) HAD CLEARLY OBSERVED THAT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPUTING THE AVERAGE VALUE OF INVESTMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF RULE 8D(2)(III) THE INVESTMENTS WHICH HAD NOT YIELDED ANY EXEMPT INCOME DURING THE YEAR ARE LIABLE TO BE EXCLUDED. ALSO THE S PECIAL BENCH OF THE TRIBUNAL HAD OBSERVED THAT COMPUTATION UNDER C LAUSE ( F ) OF EXPLANATION 1 TO SEC. 115JB(2) IS TO BE MADE WITHOUT RESORTING TO THE COMPUTATION CONTEMPLATED UNDER SEC. 14A R.W RULE 8D OF THE INCOME TAX RULES 1962. ACCORDINGLY FINDING N O INFIRMITY IN THE VIEW TAKEN BY THE CIT(A) W.R.T THE AFORESAID TWO ISSUES ON THE BASIS OF WHICH HIS ORDER HAS BEEN ASSAILED BY THE REVENUE BEFORE US WE THUS UPHOLD THE SAME. ITA NOS. 1393 & 1054/MUM/2019 A.Y. 2014 - 15 THE DY. CIT - 14(3)(1) VS. ROSA POWER SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED 8 13 . THE APPEAL OF THE REVENUE IS DISMISSED. 14 . THE APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE IN ITA NO. 1054/MUM/2019 IS ALLOWED WHILE FOR THAT OF THE REVENUE IN ITA NO. 1393/MUM/2019 IS DISMISSED. ORDER PRONO UNCED IN THE OPEN COURT ON 01 .03 .2021 SD/ - SD/ - ( M. BALAGANESH ) (RAVISH SOOD) ACCOUNTANT MEMBER JUDICIAL MEMBER MUMBAI ; DATED: 01 .03 .2021 PS: ROHIT COPY OF THE ORDER FORWARDED TO : 1. THE APPELLANT 2. THE RESPONDENT. 3. THE CIT(A) - 4. CIT 5. DR ITAT MUMBAI 6. GUARD FILE . BY ORDER //TRUE COPY// (SR. PRIVATE SECRETARY) ITAT MUMBAI