Kusumlata Sonthalia , Kolkata v. Principal CIT, Central - 1, Kolkata , Kolkata

ITA 1112/KOL/2019 | 2011-2012
Pronouncement Date: 28-02-2020 | Result: Allowed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 111223514 RSA 2019
Assessee PAN ABBPA8446Q
Bench Kolkata
Appeal Number ITA 1112/KOL/2019
Duration Of Justice 9 month(s) 18 day(s)
Appellant Kusumlata Sonthalia , Kolkata
Respondent Principal CIT, Central - 1, Kolkata , Kolkata
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 28-02-2020
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Allowed
Bench Allotted A
Tribunal Order Date 28-02-2020
Last Hearing Date 13-02-2020
First Hearing Date 13-02-2020
Assessment Year 2011-2012
Appeal Filed On 10-05-2019
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL A BENCH KOLKATA BEFORE SHRI P. M. JAGTAP V.P & SHRI S. S. GODARA JM /I.T.A NO.1112/KOL/2019 ( [ [ / ASSESSMENT YEAR: 2011-12) KUSUMLATA SONTHALIA 34 PANKAJ MALLICK SARANI JAYANTIKA APARTMENT 1 ST FLOOR BALLYGUNGE KOLKATA 700019. VS. PCIT CENTRAL-1 KOLKATA. ./ ./PAN/GIR NO.: ABBPA8446Q (APPELLANT) .. (RESPONDENT) APPELLANT BY : SHRI NIRAV SHESTH ACA RESPONDENT BY : SHRI RAM BILASH MEENA CIT / DATE OF HEARING : 13/02/2019 /DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 28/02/2020 / O R D E R PER SHRI S. S. GODARA: THIS ASSESSEES APPEAL FOR ASSESSMENT YEAR 2011-12 ARISES AGAINST THE PRINCIPAL COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX CENTRAL-1 KOLKATAS ORDER DATED 28.02.2019 INVOLVING PROCEEDINGS U/S 153A/143(3) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT 1961 (IN SHORT THE ACT). HEARD BOTH THE PARTIES. CASE FILE PERUSED. 2. COMING TO THE BASIC RELEVANT FACTS WE NOTICE THAT THE PCITS ACTION UNDER CHALLENGE HAS ASSUMED REVISION JURISDICTION VESTED U/S 263 OF THE ACT TO HOLD THE REGULAR ASSESSMENT IN QUESTION FRAMED IN ASSESSEES CASE ON 30.12.2016 AS AN ERRONEOUS ONE CAUSING PREJUDICE TO INTEREST OF THE REVENUE ON THE GROUND THAT THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAD FAILED TO CARRY OUT FACTUAL VERIFICATION/NECESSARY ENQUIRES/INVESTIGATION REGARDING THE TAX-PAYERS LONG TERM CAPITAL LOSSES OF RS.156075/- AND GAINS OF RS.13010/- AS PER STAMP DUTY VALUATION(S) OF RS.1465454/-AND RS.1353454/-; RESPECTIVELY. HE THUS SOUGHT TO INVOKE SECTION I.T.A NO.1112/KOL/2019 KUSUMLATA SONTHALIA PAGE | 2 50C OF THE ACT AS PER HIS SECTION 263 NOTICE DATED 10.01.2019 FINALLY CULMINATING IN THE IMPUGNED REVISION DIRECTIONS. 3. WE NOTICE AT THE OUTSET THAT THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAD FRAMED HIS ASSESSMENT U/S 153A/143(3) FORMING SUBJECT MATTER OF THE INSTANT REVISION PROCEEDINGS IN FURTHERANCE TO THE SEARCH DATED 05.08.2014 IN CASE OF M/S KUSHAL GROUP. AND ALSO THAT THE ASSESSEE HAD FILED HIS RETURN ON 15.05.2015 ADMITTING TOTAL INCOME OF RS.21 24 680/- AS PER THE ASSESSMENT ORDER IN ISSUE. 4. LEARNED CIT-DR VEHEMENTLY SUPPORTED THE PCITS ASSUMPTION OF REVISION JURISDICTION ON THE GROUND THAT THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAD NOT CARRIED OUT THE NECESSARY ENQUIRE(S) ON THE ISSUE OF ASSESSEES LONG-TERM CAPITAL GAINS/LOSSES. HE FAILS TO DISPUTE THAT WE ARE DEALING AN UNABATED ASSESSMENT SINCE TIME LIMIT OF ISSUANCE OF SCRUTINY NOTICE(S) REGARDING THE IMPUGNED ASSESSMENT YEAR 2011-12 WAS NO MORE AVAILABLE TO THE ASSESSING OFFICER ON THE DATE OF SEARCH FALLING ON 05.08.2014. THERE IS FURTHER NO QUARREL THAT THE IMPUGNED REVISION PROCEEDINGS RELEVANT TO THE REGULAR ASSESSMENT ARE NOT BASED ON ANY INCRIMINATING MATERIAL FOUND/SEIZED DURING THE COURSE OF SEARCH. THE ASSESSING OFFICERS ASSESSMENT ORDER DATED 30.12.2016 INVOKED SECTION 14A DISALLOWANCE OF RS.28 492/- ONLY. ALL THESE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES CATEGORICALLY SUGGEST THAT SINCE THE IMPUGNED ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS PERTAIN TO AN UNABATED ASSESSMENT NOT BASED ON ANY INCRIMINATING MATERIAL FOUND/SEIZED DURING THE COURSE OF SEARCH THE ASSESSING OFFICER COULD NOT HAVE EITHER TAKEN UP OR DISALLOWED THE ASSESSEES LONG TERM CAPITAL LOSSES OR GAINS (SUPRA) AS PER CIT VS. KABUL CHAWLA (2016) 380 ITR 573(DELHI) CIT VS. CONTINENTAL WAREHOUSING CORPORATION (2015) 374 ITR 645 (BOM) AND PCIT VS. SALASAR STOCK BROKING LTD. GA 1929 OF 2016 ITAT NO.264/2016 DT. 24.05.2016 (CAL) TO THIS EFFECT. THAT BEING THE CASE THE PCIT HAS ERRED IN LAW AND ON FACTS IN HOLDING THE ASSESSING OFFICERS ASSESSMENT IN QUESTION TO BE AN ERRONEOUS ONE CAUSING PREJUDICE TO INTEREST OF THE REVENUE; SIMULTANEOUSLY AS HELD IN HONBLE APEX COURTS LANDMARK DECISION IN MALABAR INDUSTRIES CO. 243 ITR 83(SC) AND MAX INDIA VS. CIT 295 ITR 282. WE THEREFORE I.T.A NO.1112/KOL/2019 KUSUMLATA SONTHALIA PAGE | 3 REVERSE THE PCITS REVISION DIRECTIONS FOR THIS REASON ALONE. THE ASSESSING OFFICERS ASSESSMENT DATED 30.12.2016 STANDS RESTORED AS A NECESSARY COROLLARY. 5. THIS ASSESSEES APPEAL IS ALLOWED. ORDER IS PRONOUNCED IN THE OPEN COURT ON 28.02.2020. SD/- ( P. M. JAGTAP ) SD/- (S. S. GODARA) VICE-PRESIDENT JUDICIAL MEMBER /KOLKATA; / DATE: 28/02/2020 RS / COPY OF THE ORDER FORWARDED TO : TRUE COPY BY ORDER ASSISTANT REGISTRAR I.T.A.T KOLKATA BENCHES KOLKATA . 1. THE APPELLANT - KUSUMLATA SONTHALIA 2. THE RESPONDENT- PCIT CENTRAL-1 KOLKATA. 3. ( ) / THE CIT(A) KOLKATA [SENT THROUGH EMAIL] 4. / CIT 5. / DR ITAT KOLKATA [SENT THROUGH EMAIL] 6. [ / GUARD FILE.