M/s S.R.Batliboi & Associates LLP, Kolkata v. D.C.I.T., Circle-22, Kolkata

ITA 145/KOL/2019 | 2015-2016
Pronouncement Date: 13-11-2019 | Result: Partly Allowed

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Appeal Details

RSA Number 14523514 RSA 2019
Assessee PAN ACHFS9118A
Bench Kolkata
Appeal Number ITA 145/KOL/2019
Duration Of Justice 9 month(s) 19 day(s)
Appellant M/s S.R.Batliboi & Associates LLP, Kolkata
Respondent D.C.I.T., Circle-22, Kolkata
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 13-11-2019
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Partly Allowed
Bench Allotted B
Tribunal Order Date 13-11-2019
Last Hearing Date 31-10-2019
First Hearing Date 31-10-2019
Assessment Year 2015-2016
Appeal Filed On 25-01-2019
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL B BENC H KOLKATA BEFORE SHRI S.S.GODARA JM &DR. A.L.SAINI AM ./ITA NOS.144 & 145/KOL/2019 ( / ASSESSMENT YEARS: 2014-15 & 2015-16) M/S S.R. BATLIBOI & ASSOCIATES LLP (A LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP WITH LLP IDENTITY NO. AAB-4295) 22 CAMAC STREET 3 RD FLOOR BLOCK-C KOLKATA VS. DCIT CIRCLE-22 KOLKATA. ./ ./PAN/GIR NO.: ACHFS 9118 A (APPELLANT) .. (RESPONDENT) APPELLANT BY : SHRI DEBABRATA GHOSH ADVOCATE RESPONDENT BY : SMT. RANU BISWAS ADDL. CIT / DATE OF HEARING : 31/10/2019 /DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 13/11/2019 / O R D E R PER BENCH: THE CAPTIONED TWO APPEALS FILED BY THE ASSESSEE PERTAINING TO ASSESSMENT YEARS 2014-15 & 2015-16 RESPECTIVELY ARE DIRECTED AGAINST THE COMMON ORDER PASSED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEAL)-6 KOLKATA WHICH IN TURN ARISE OUT OF SEPARATE ASSESSMENT ORDERS PASSED BY THE ASSESSING OFFICER U/S 143(3) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT 1961 (IN SHORT THE ACT). 2. AT THE OUTSET ITSELF THE LD. COUNSEL BROUGHT TO OUR NOTICE THAT THE ISSUE UNDER CONSIDERATION IS COVERED BY THE JUDGMENT OF THE CO- ORDINATE BENCH IN THE CASE OF M/S S.R. BATLIBOI & ASSOCIATES LLP ITA NOS.144 & 145/KOL/2019 ASSESSMENT YEARS:2014-15 & 2015-16 P PP PA AA AG GG GE EE E | || | 2 22 2 S. R. BATLIBOI & ASSOCIATE CO. IN ITA NO. 1598/KOL /2011 FOR AY 2007-08 IN ASSESSEES OWN CASE WHEREIN THE TRIBUNAL VIDE PARA 4 HAS HELD AS UNDER: 4. AFTER HEARING RIVAL SUBMISSIONS AND GOING THROU GH THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND THE ORDER OF THE TRIBUNAL CITED SUPRA WE FIND THAT THE ISSUE IS DEALT BY THE COORDINATE BENCH OF THIS TRIBUNAL AS UNDER: 3. AT THE OUTSET LD. SENIOR COUNSEL FOR THE ASSES SEE SUBMITTED THAT IN ALL THESE THREE APPEALS THE ISSUE RELATES TO ALLOWABILITY OF PROVISION FOR LEAVE ENCASHMENT IN TERMS OF SUB-SECTION (F) OF SECTION 4 3B OF THE INCOME TAX ACT. THE ASSESSEE HAD ADVANCED ITS CLAIM RELYING ON THE DECISION OF THE HONBLE KOLKATA HIGH COURT IN THE CASE OF M/S. EXIDE INDUST RIES LTD. REPORTED IN 292 ITR 470. HOWEVER THE ASSESSING OFFICER DID NOT ACC EPT THE ASSESSEES CLAIM OBSERVING THAT DEPARTMENT HAS PREFERRED A SPECIAL L EAVE PETITION BEFORE THE HONBLE SUPREME COURT AND STAY OF THE ORDER OF THE HONBLE KOLKATA HIGH COURT WAS GRANTED BY THE HONBLE APEX COURT. LD. SE NIOR COUNSEL SUBMITTED THAT UNDER IDENTICAL CIRCUMSTANCES TRIBUNAL HAS RE STORED THE MATTER TO THE FILE OF ASSESSING OFFICER TO DECIDE THE ISSUE IN AC CORDANCE WITH THE DECISION OF THE HONBLE APEX COURT IN THE CASE OF DCIT CIRCLE- 8 KOLKATA VS.- M/S. ERNST & YOUNG PVT. LTD. IN ITA NO. 1787/KOL./2008. HE THEREFORE SUBMITTED THAT THE MATTER MAY BE RESTORED BACK TO THE FILE OF ASSESSING OFFICER. 4. LEARNED DEPARTMENTAL REPRESENTATIVE DID NOT RAIS E ANY OBJECTION. 5. WE HAVE CONSIDERED THE SUBMISSIONS OF BOTH THE P ARTIES AND HAVE PERUSED THE RECORDS OF THE CASE. WE FIND THAT TRIBUNAL ON I DENTICAL ISSUE IN ITA NO. 1787/KOL./2008 IN THE CASE OF M/S. ERNST & YOUNG PV T. LTD. HAS OBSERVED AT PARA 12 IN PAGE 6 AS UNDER :- 12. GROUND NO. 5 OF THE REVENUES APPEAL IS AGAINS T THE RELIEF ALLOWED BY THE CIT(A.) IN RESPECT OF PROVISION FOR LEAVE EN CASHMENT WHICH WAS DELETED BY THE CIT(A.) FOLLOWING THE DECISION OF TH E HONBLE JURISDICTIONAL HIGH COURT IN THE CASE OF M/S. EXIDE INDUSTRIES LTD. (SUPRA). IT WAS POINTED OUT BY THE LD. DR THAT THE HONBLE APEX COURT INSLP (CIVIL) 22889 OF 2008 HAS STAYED THE OPERATI ON OF THE DECISION OF THE HONBLE JURISDICTIONAL HIGH COURT. IN VIEW O F THE ABOVE WE SET ASIDE THE ORDERS OF THE AUTHORITIES BELOW ON THIS P OINT AND RESTORE THE MATTER BACK TO THE FILE OF THE AO WITH THE DIRECTIO N THAT HE WILL READJUDICATE THIS ISSUE AS PER DECISION OF THE HON BLE APEX COURT IN THE CASE OF M/S. EXIDE INDUSTRIES LTD. (SUPRA). RESPECTFULLY FOLLOWING THE SAME WE SET ASIDE THE OR DERS OF AUTHORITIES BELOW ON THIS POINT AND RESTORE THE MATTER BACK TO THE FI LE OF ASSESSING OFFICER FOR ADJUDICATION AS PER THE DECISION OF THE HONBLE APE X COURT IN THE CASE OF M/S. EXIDE INDUSTRIES LTD.(SUPRA). IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE AND RESPECTFULLY FOLLOWING THE SAME WE SET ASIDE THE ORDERS OF THE AUTHORITIES BELOW AND RESTORE THE MATTER BACK T O THE FILE OF ASSESSING OFFICER FOR ADJUDICATION AS PER THE DECISION OF HONBLE APEX CO URT IN THE CASE OF M/S. EXIDE INDUSTRIES LTD. (SUPRA). THIS GROUND OF APPEAL OF ASSESSEE IS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. M/S S.R. BATLIBOI & ASSOCIATES LLP ITA NOS.144 & 145/KOL/2019 ASSESSMENT YEARS:2014-15 & 2015-16 P PP PA AA AG GG GE EE E | || | 3 33 3 3. WE HEARD BOTH THE PARTIES AND CAREFULLY GONE THR OUGH THE SUBMISSION PUT FORTH ON BEHALF OF THE ASSESSEE ALONG WITH THE DOCU MENTS FURNISHED AND THE CASE LAWS RELIED UPON AND PERUSED THE FACT OF THE CASE INCLUDING THE FINDINGS OF THE LD CIT(A) AND OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON RECORD. WE NOTE THAT IN VIEW OF THE AFORESAID DECISION OF THE COORDINATE BENCH ON A SIM ILAR ISSUE WE SET ASIDE THE ORDER OF THE LD. CIT(A) AND RESTORE THE MATTER BACK TO THE FILE OF THE AO FOR ADJUDICATION AND AO TO AWAIT THE FINAL OUTCOME OF T HE HONBLE APEX COURT IN SLP (CIVIL) 22889 OF 2008 IN M/S. EXIDE INDUSTRIES LTD. CASE AND DECIDE THIS ISSUE AS PER THE DECISION OF HONBLE APEX COURT IN M/S. EXID E INDUSTRIES LTD. (SUPRA). THUS THIS GROUND OF APPEAL OF ASSESSEE IS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. 4. IN THE RESULT BOTH THE APPEALS OF ASSESSEE ARE ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. ORDER PRONOUNCED IN THE COURT ON 13.11. 2019 SD/- ( S.S.GODARA ) SD/- (A.L.SAINI) / JUDICIAL MEMBER / ACCOUNTANT MEMBER /KOLKATA; / DATE: 13/11/2019 ( SB SR.PS ) COPY OF THE ORDER FORWARDED TO: 1. M/S S.R. BATLIBOI & ASSOCIATES LLP 2. DCIT CIRCLE-22 KOLKATA 3. C.I.T(A)- 4. C.I.T.- KOLKATA. 5. CIT(DR) KOLKATA BENCHES KOLKATA. 6. GUARD FILE. TRUE COPY BY ORDER ASSIST ANT REGISTRAR ITAT KOLKA TA BENCHES