MR. MAHENDRA KUMAR JAIN, CHENNAI v. ITO NON CORPORATE WARD 5 (3), CHENNAI

ITA 1739/CHNY/2018 | 2014-2015
Pronouncement Date: 07-11-2019 | Result: Allowed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 173921714 RSA 2018
Assessee PAN AACPB6335P
Bench Chennai
Appeal Number ITA 1739/CHNY/2018
Duration Of Justice 1 year(s) 5 month(s) 15 day(s)
Appellant MR. MAHENDRA KUMAR JAIN, CHENNAI
Respondent ITO NON CORPORATE WARD 5 (3), CHENNAI
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 07-11-2019
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Allowed
Bench Allotted A
Tribunal Order Date 07-11-2019
Last Hearing Date 10-10-2018
First Hearing Date 10-10-2018
Assessment Year 2014-2015
Appeal Filed On 22-05-2018
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL A BENCH CHENNAI . . . BEFORE SHRI N.R.S. GANESAN JUDICIAL MEMBER AND SHRI S. JAYARAMAN ACCOUNTANT MEMBER ./ ITA NO.1739/CHNY/2018 [ [ /ASSESSMENT YEAR: 2014-15 SHRI MAHENDRA KUMAR JAIN PROP. M/S. M.S. & SONS NO.446 MINT STREET 1 ST FLOOR SOWCARPET CHENNAI 600 079. VS. THE INCOME TAX OFFICER NON-CORPORATE WARD-5(3) CHENNAI 600 006. PAN: AACPB 6335P ( /APPELLANT) ( /RESPONDENT) / APPELLANT BY : SHRI D. ANAND ADVOCATE /RESPONDENT BY : SHRI AR.V. SREENIVASAN JCIT /DATE OF HEARING : 14.08.2019 /DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 07.11.2019 / O R D E R PER SHRI S. JAYARAMAN ACCOUNTANT MEMBER : THE ASSESSEE FILED THIS APPEAL AGAINST THE ORDER OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEALS)-5 CHENNAI IN ITA NO.300/CIT(A)-5/2014-15 DATED 13.03.2018 FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2014-15. 2. SHRI MAHENDRA KUMAR JAIN AN INDIVIDUAL IS PROPRIETOR OF M/S. M.S. & SONS IS DERIVING INCOME FROM TRADING OF IMPORT LICENSE. ITA NO.1739/CHNY/2018 :- 2 -: WHILE MAKING THE ASSESSMENT FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2014-15 THE ASSESSING OFFICER DISALLOWED RS.6 48 684/- TOWARDS DOCUMENT VERIFICATION CHARGES RS.84 000/- TOWARDS SALARY ON ADHOC BASIS AND ADDED RS.2 06 900/- ON NOTIONAL BASIS CALCULATED AT THE RATE OF 9% ON THE TRADE ADVANCE GIVEN DURING THE COURSE OF BUSINESS AS DEEMED BUSINESS INCOME. AGGRIEVED AGAINST THAT ORDER THE ASSESSEE FILED APPEAL BEFORE THE CIT(A). THE LD.CIT(A) DISMISSED THE APPEAL. AGGRIEVED AGAINST THAT ORDER THE ASSESSEE FILED THIS APPEAL. 3. THE LD.AR PLEADED THAT THOUGH THE ASSESSEES MAIN BUSINESS OPERATION WAS AT HOOGLY WEST BENGAL VERIFICATION CHARGES WERE PAID TO THE PERSONS SITUATED IN AND AROUND TAMILNADU. SINCE THE ASSESSEE STARTED THE BUSINESS RECENTLY AND HIS BROTHERS BUSINESS M/S. RENUJA ENTERPRISES HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR OVER A DECADE THE ASSESSEE GOT THE VERIFICATION DONE THROUGH HIS BROTHERS CONCERN M/S. RENUJA ENTERPRIESES. THE ASSESSEE ALSO ENGAGED PART TIME EMPLOYEES TO LOOK AFTER THE ADMINISTRATIVE WORK AND OFFICE WORK TO ENSURE THAT ADMINISTRATIVE COST WERE KEPT AT A BARE MINIMUM EXPENDITURE. ALL THESE PAYMENTS WERE MADE BY CHEQUES AND ARE DULY REFLECTED IN THE BANK ACCOUNT. INSPITE OF IT THE ASSESSING OFFICER DISALLOWED THEM WITHOUT VERIFYING THE FACT. THE ASSESSEE PAID RS.25 40 000/- AS TRADE ADVANCE TO M/S. NOBLE SHIPPING A BUSINESS ENTITY AS CHA TO GET LICENSE ITA NO.1739/CHNY/2018 :- 3 -: WHENEVER IT IS AVAILABLE AS PER THE ASSESSEES REQUIREMENT. SO THE NATURE OF TRANSACTION IS A TRADE ADVANCE. SINCE THE PURPOSE HAS NOT BEEN FULFILLED THE AMOUNT PAID WAS RECEIVED BACK TOWARDS WHICH THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAS ADDED RS.2 06 900/- AS INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 9% AT A NOTIONAL BASIS. THE LD.CIT(A) WITHOUT APPRECIATING THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES HAS DISMISSED THE APPEAL. THEREFORE THE LD.AR PLEADED TO ALLOW THIS APPEAL. PER CONTRA THE LD.DR SUPPORTED THE ORDERS OF LOWER AUTHORITIES. 3. WE HEARD THE RIVAL SUBMISSIONS AND GONE THROUGH THE RELEVANT MATERIAL. THE ASSESSEES MAIN BUSINESS OPERATIONS ARE AT HOOGLY WEST BENGAL BUT CLAIMED THAT IT HAD INCURRED CERTAIN EXPENDITURE TOWARDS VERIFICATION CHARGES AND SALARY PAID TO CERTAIN PERSONS IN AND AROUND CHENNAI. MOREOVER THE VERIFICATION CHARGES WERE PAID IN THE NAME OF M/S.RENUJA ENTERPRISES A BUSINESS CONCERN OWNED BY HIS BROTHER. SIMILARLY THE ASSESSEE HAS ADVANCED MONEY TO M/S. NOBLE SHIPPING AND RECEIVED BACK DURING THE YEAR. IT APPEARS FROM THE ASSESSMENT ORDER THOUGH THE ASSESSING OFFICER RAISED THE QUERY ON THESE ISSUES THE ASSESSEE MADE CERTAIN EXPLANATION BUT IT APPEARS THAT HE HAS NOT PLACED PROPER MATERIAL AND EVIDENCE BEFORE THE ASSESSING OFFICER DETAILING THE TRANSACTIONS AND ITS CIRCUMSTANCES. IN THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES THESE ISSUES ARE REMITTED BACK TO THE ITA NO.1739/CHNY/2018 :- 4 -: ASSESSING OFFICER FOR A FRESH EXAMINATION. THE ASSESSEE SHALL LAY ALL MATERIALS IN SUPPORT OF HIS CONTENTION BEFORE THE ASSESSING OFFICER AND COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ASSESSING OFFICER IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW. THE ASSESSING OFFICER IS ALSO FREE TO CONDUCT APPROPRIATE ENQUIRY AS DEEMED FIT HOWEVER HE SHALL FURNISH DUE OPPORTUNITY TO THE ASSESSEE ON THE MATERIALS ETC. TO BE USED AGAINST THE ASSESSEE AND ON DUE CONSIDERATION OF THE ASSESSEES CLARIFICATION / EXPLANATION SHALL PASS THE ORDER IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW. 5. IN THE RESULT THE APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE IS TREATED AS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. ORDER PRONOUNCED IN THE COURT ON 7 TH NOVEMBER 2019 IN CHENNAI. SD/- SD/- /CHENNAI /DATED 7 TH NOVEMBER 2019 RSR /COPY TO: 1. /APPELLANT 2. /RESPONDENT 3. ( ) /CIT(A) 4. /CIT 5. /DR 6. /GF ( . . . ) (N.R.S. GANESAN) / JUDICIAL MEMBER ( ) (S. JAYARAMAN) /ACCOUNTANT MEMBER