Zafar Alam , Hyderabad v. Asst. Commissioner of Income Tax (OSD), Ward-9(2), Hyderabad

ITA 1172/Hyd/2019 | 2010-2011
Pronouncement Date: 07-11-2019 | Result: Partly Allowed

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Appeal Details

RSA Number 117222514 RSA 2019
Assessee PAN ACDPA8085A
Bench Hyderabad
Appeal Number ITA 1172/Hyd/2019
Duration Of Justice 3 month(s) 16 day(s)
Appellant Zafar Alam , Hyderabad
Respondent Asst. Commissioner of Income Tax (OSD), Ward-9(2), Hyderabad
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 07-11-2019
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Partly Allowed
Bench Allotted DB-B
Tribunal Order Date 07-11-2019
Date Of Final Hearing 07-11-2019
Next Hearing Date 07-11-2019
Last Hearing Date 12-09-2019
First Hearing Date 12-09-2019
Assessment Year 2010-2011
Appeal Filed On 22-07-2019
Judgment Text
1 IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL HYDERABAD BENCH B - SMC HYDERABAD BEFORE SHRI A. MOHAN ALANKAMONY ACCOUNTANT MEMBER ITA NO.1172/HYD/2019 ASSESSMENT YEAR: 2010 - 11 ZAFAR ALAM HYDERABAD. PAN: ACDPA 8085 A VS. ACIT (OSD) WARD - 9(2) HYDERABAD. (APPELLANT) (RESPONDENT) ASSESSEE BY: SRI MOHD. IQBAL AR REVENUE BY: SMT. MATTA PADMA DR DATE OF HEARING: 07/11/2019 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT: 07 /11/2019 ORDER THIS APPEAL IS FILED BY THE ASSESSEE AGAINST THE ORDER OF THE LD. CIT(A) - 4 HYDERABAD IN APPEAL NO. 10298/17 - 18/ITO W - 5(1)/CIT(A) - 4/HYD/19 - 20 DATED 24/5/2019 PASSED U/S. 143(3) R.W.S 147 & U/S. 250(6) OF THE ACT FOR THE A.Y. 2010 - 11. 2. THE ASSESSEE HAS RAISED THE FOLLOWING GROUNDS IN HIS APPEAL: - 1. THE ORDER OF THE LD. CIT(A) IS AGAINST THE LAW WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE AND PROBABILITIES OF CASE. 2. THE LD. CIT(A) OUGHT TO HAVE APPRECIATED THAT THE A.O. HAS NOT FOLLOWED THE PRECEDENCE FOR SERVICE OF NOTICE LAID DOWN IN THE MANUAL OF OFFICE PROCEDURE (V OLUME - II TECHNICAL) (FEBRUARY 2003) OF THE DEPARTMENT THEREFORE ERRED I NOT DECLARING THE NOTICE U/S. 148 AS INVALID. 2 3. THE LD. CIT(A) OUGHT TO HAVE APPRECIATED THAT THE MATTER IS REFERRED TO THE VALUATION CELL FOR VALUATION THEREFORE ERRED IN ADOPTIN G THE SALE CONSIDERATION ART RS. 9 00 000/ - . 4. THE LD. CIT(A) OUGHT TO HAVE APPRECIATED THAT THE ASSESSEE IS HOLDING A HUSK OF TITLE WHEREAS AND ALL THE BUNCH OF RIGHTS OF OWNERSHIP INCLUDING POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY AND RIGHT TO RECEIVE THE SALE CONSI DERATION ARE TRANSFERRED TO THE CO - VENDOR THEREFORE THE ENTIRE SALE CONSIDERATION WAS RECEIVED BY CO - VENDOR AND THEREFORE NO AMOUNT IS TAXABLE IN HANDS OF THE ASSESSEE. 5. THE LD. CIT(A) OUGHT TO HAVE APPRECIATED THAT THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS EMBEDDED WI TH LITIGATIONS THEREFORE THE ASSESSEE SPENT HUGE AMOUNTS FOR ACQUIRING THE SAME THEREFORE COST OF ACQUISITION SHOULD HAVE BEN DECIDED AS PER THE MARKET VALUE PER SQ YARD AS ON 2001/2004 AS PER THE MARKET VALUE PER SQ YARD OR ACTUAL AMOUNTS SPENT. 6. THE LD. CIT(A) ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE ORDER OF THE A.O. 7. THE LD. CIT(A) ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE ORDER OF THE A.O. AS THE DEMAND NOTICE DOES NOT CONTAIN THE PAN NUMBER OF THE ASSESSEE THEREFORE OUGHT TO HAVE HELD THAT THE DEMAND IS NOT ENFORCEABLE. 8. TH E APPELLANT CRAVES LEAVE TO ADD TO AMEND OR MODIFY THE ABOVE GROUNDS OF APPEAL EITHER BEFORE OR AT THE TIME OF HEARING OF THE APPEAL IF IT IS CONSIDERED NECESSARY. 3. AT THE OUTSET THE LD. AR BRIEFLY NARRATED THE FACTS OF THE CASE AND SUBMITTED THAT T HE LD. CIT (A) HAS PASSED EX - PARTE ORDER WITHOUT PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY TO THE ASSESSEE OF BEING HEARD. IT WAS THEREFORE PLEADED THAT THE MATTER MAY BE REMITTED BACK TO THE FILE OF THE LD CIT (A) IN ORDER TO PROVIDE ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO THE ASSESSEE TO PURSUE THE APPEAL . LD. DR ON THE OTHER HAND VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED TO THE SUBMISSIONS OF THE LD. AR AND ARGUED THAT SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES HAD BEEN PROVIDED TO THE ASSESSEE HOWEVER ON THE GIVEN DATES OF 3 HEARING NEITHER THE ASSESSEE NOR HIS REPRESENTATIVE APPEARED BEFORE THE LD. CIT (A). IT WAS FURTHER SUBMITTED THAT THE LD. CIT (A) HAD NO OTHER OPTION BUT TO PASS EX - PARTE ORDER BASED ON THE MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON RECORD. HENCE IT WAS PLEADED THAT THE ORDER PASSED BY THE LD. CIT(A) IS IN ORDER AND APPEA L OF THE ASSESSEE MAY BE DISMISSED. 4. I HAVE HEARD THE RIVAL SUBMISSIONS AND CAREFULLY PERUSED THE MATERIALS ON RECORD. ON EXAMINING THE FACTS OF THE CASE I FIND MERIT IN THE SUBMISSIONS OF THE LD. DR. THE LD. CIT (A) HAD POSTED THE CASE ON SEVERAL OC CASIONS. HOWEVER NONE APPEARED ON BEHALF OF THE ASSESSEE BEFORE THE CIT(A) ON THE DATES OF HEARING. THEREFORE THE LD. CIT (A) WAS LEFT WITH NO OTHER OPTION EXCEPT TO ADJUDICATE THE APPEAL EX - PARTE. IN THIS SITUATION I DO NOT FIND MUCH STRENGTH IN THE ARGUMENTS ADVANCED BY THE LD. AR. HOWEVER CONSIDERING THE PRAYER OF THE LD. AR IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE I HEREBY REMIT THE MATTER BACK TO THE FILE OF LD. CIT (A) IN ORDER TO CONSIDER THE APPEAL AFRESH ON MERITS BY PROVIDING ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO TH E ASSESSEE OF BEING HEARD. AT THE SAME BREATH I ALSO HEREBY CAUTION THE ASSESSEE TO PROMPTLY CO - OPERATE BEFORE THE LD. CIT (A) IN THE PROCEEDINGS FAILING WHICH THE LD. CIT (A) SHALL BE AT LIBERTY TO PASS APPROPRIATE ORDER IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW AND MERITS BASED ON THE MATERIALS ON THE RECORD. IT IS ORDERED ACCORDINGLY. 4 5 . IN THE RESULT THE APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE IS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES AS INDICATED HEREINABOVE. PRONOUNCED IN THE OPEN COURT ON 07 TH NOVEMBER 2019. SD/ - ( A. MOHAN ALANKAMONY ) ACCOUNTANT MEMBER HYDERABAD DATED: 07 TH NOVEMBER 2019 OKK COPY TO: - 1) ZAFAR ALAM C/O. MOHD AFZAL ADVOCATE 402 SHERSONS RESIDENCY 11 - 5 - 465 CRIMINAL COURT ROAD RED HILLS HYDERABAD - 04. 2) ACIT (OSD) WARD - 9(2) HYDERABAD. 3) THE CIT(A) - 4 HYDERABAD 4) THE PR. CIT - 4 HYDERABAD 5) THE DR ITAT HYDERABAD 6) GUARD FILE