DBH International Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon v. ACIT Circle-7(2), New Delhi

ITA 1954/DEL/2020 | 2016-2017
Pronouncement Date: 08-11-2021 | Result: Allowed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 195420114 RSA 2020
Assessee PAN AAACD0085D
Bench Delhi
Appeal Number ITA 1954/DEL/2020
Duration Of Justice 10 month(s) 23 day(s)
Appellant DBH International Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon
Respondent ACIT Circle-7(2), New Delhi
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 08-11-2021
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Allowed
Bench Allotted SMC 2
Assessment Year 2016-2017
Appeal Filed On 15-12-2020
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL DELHI “SMC-2” BENCH: NEW DELHI (THROUGH VIDEO CONFERENCING ) BEFORE SHRI KUL BHARAT JUDICIAL MEMBER ITA No.1954/Del/2020 [Assessment Year : 2016-17] DBH International Pvt.Ltd. 801-803 Tower-B Global Business M G Road Gurgaon Haryana-122001. PAN-AAACD0085D vs ACIT Circle-7(2) New Delhi. APPELLANT RESPONDENT Appellant by Sh. G. S. Grewal CA Respondent by Sh. Om Prakash Sr.DR Date of Hearing 09.11.2021 Date of Pronouncement 09.11.2021 ORDER PER KUL BHARAT JM : This appeal filed by the assessee for the assessment year 2016-17 is directed against the order of Ld. CIT(A) Delhi dated 23.10.2019. The assessee has raised following grounds of appeal:- 1. “On the facts and circumstances of the case the order passed by the learned Commissioner of Appeals [ CIT(A) ] is bad both in the eye of law and on facts. 2. On the facts and circumstances of the case the learned CIT(A) has erred both on facts & in law in passing the order without giving the assessee an adequate and proper opportunity of being heard in violation of principle of natural justice. 3. On the facts and circumstances of the case the ld. CIT(A) has erred both on facts and in law in confirming the actions of the AO in making a disallowance of Rs.2 02 61 728/- under Sec 37(1) of the Act since ITA No. 1954/Del/2018 Page | 2 a. The AO has erred in assuming that there has been no business activity during the year. b. The AO has failed to understand the nature of these expenditures and their commercial expediencies. c. The AO has erred in ignoring the details documents and replies furnished by the assessee and by completing the proceedings by applying personal whims and fancies. 4. On the facts and circumstances of the case the learned AO has erred both on facts and in law in charging interest under Section 234A 234B and 234C of the Act. 5. The appellant craves leave to add amend or alter any of the grounds of appeal.” 2. At the outset Ld. Counsel for the assessee submitted that the assessee was not afforded sufficient opportunity to represent its case by Ld.CIT(A). He submitted that in the interest of principle of natural justice opportunity may be given to the assessee to represent his case before Ld.CIT(A). He further undertook that no adjournment would be sought without a reasonable cause. 3. Per contra Ld. Sr. DR vehemently opposed these submissions and supported the order of Ld.CIT(A). Ld. Sr. DR submitted that the assessee has been thoroughly negligent and no inference is called for under the facts and circumstances of the present case. 4. I have heard the rival contentions and perused the material available on record and gone through the orders of the authorities below. I find that Ld.CIT(A) in para 4 has provided various opportunities to the assessee stated as under:- ITA No. 1954/Del/2018 Page | 3 4. “In order to give proper opportunity to the appellant to present its case the case was posted for hearing on various dates the details of which are as under:- Date of Notice Date of hearing fixed Status 04.07.2019 29.07.2019 Notice sent through speed post & e-mail. On 29.07.2019 on request of the AR the case was adjourned to 02.09.2019. On 02.09.2019 there was no compliance. 05.09.2019 22.10.2019 No compliance. Notice sent through speed post & e-mail. 5. This demonstrates that the assessee was not serious in attending the proceedings. However considering the interest of principle of natural justice I deem it proper to set aside the impugned order and restore the same to the file of Ld.CIT(A) to decide it afresh after giving sufficient opportunity to the assessee. Thus grounds raised by the assessee are allowed for statistical purposes. 6. In the result the appeal of the assessee is allowed for statistical purposes. Above decision was pronounced on conclusion of Virtual Hearing in the presence of both the parties on 09 th November 2021. Sd/- (KUL BHARAT) JUDICIAL MEMBER *Amit Kumar* ITA No. 1954/Del/2018 Page | 4 Copy forwarded to: 1. Appellant 2. Respondent 3. CIT 4. CIT(Appeals) 5. DR: ITAT ASSISTANT REGISTRAR ITAT NEW DELHI