ITTINA Properties Pvt., Ltd.,, Bangalore v. Addl.Commissioner of Income-Tax, Bangalore

ITA 2011/BANG/2016 | 2010-2011
Pronouncement Date: 29-03-2021 | Result: Partly Allowed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 201121114 RSA 2016
Assessee PAN AAACI3805Q
Bench Bangalore
Appeal Number ITA 2011/BANG/2016
Duration Of Justice 4 year(s) 4 month(s) 7 day(s)
Appellant ITTINA Properties Pvt., Ltd.,, Bangalore
Respondent Addl.Commissioner of Income-Tax, Bangalore
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 29-03-2021
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Partly Allowed
Bench Allotted C
Tribunal Order Date 29-03-2021
Date Of Final Hearing 03-03-2021
Next Hearing Date 03-03-2021
Last Hearing Date 27-11-2019
First Hearing Date 21-03-2019
Assessment Year 2010-2011
Appeal Filed On 21-11-2016
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL C BENCH: BANGALORE BEFORE SHRI CHANDRA POOJARI ACCOUNTANT MEMBER AND SMT. BEENA PILLAI JUDICIAL MEMBER ITA NO.2011/BANG/2016 ASSESSMENT YEAR: 2010-11 M/S. ITTINA PROPERTIES PVT. LTD. NO.380 OPP. CPWD QUARTERS III BLOCK KORAMANGALA BENGALURU. PAN NO : AAACI 3805 Q VS. THE ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX RANGE-II BENGALURU. APPELLANT RESPONDENT APPELLANT BY : SHRI. DEEPAK CHOPRA CA RESPONDENT BY : SHRI. MATHIVANAN CIT(DR)(ITAT) DATE OF HEARING : 03.03.2021 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 29.03.2021 O R D E R PER CHANDRA POOJARI ACCOUNTANT MEMBER: THIS APPEAL IS BY THE ASSESSEE DIRECTED AGAINST THE ORDER OF CIT(A) DATED 14.10.2016. 2. THE ASSESSEE RAISED THE FOLLOWING GROUNDS: 1. THE LEARNED ASSESSING OFFICER HAD ERRED IN PASSING THE ORDER U/S. 144 OF THE I.T. ACT 1961 AND THE COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEALS) HAS ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE SAME. ON THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE THE ORDER PASSED EXPARTE WAS BAD IN LAW AND THEREFORE IS LIABLE TO BE QUASHED. 2. THE LEARNED ASSESSING OFFICER HAD ALSO ERRED IN DISALLOWING A SUM OF RS. 6 18 080/-UNDER RULE 8D(2)(II) READ WITH SECTION 14A OF THE I.T. ACT 1961 AND THE LEARNED COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEALS) HAS ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE SAME ON THE FACTS AND LAW ITA NO.2011/BANG/2016 PAGE 2 OF 9 APPLICABLE THE DISALLOWANCE AS MADE BEING ERRONEOUS IS TO BE DELETED. 3. ON THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAD ERRED IN MAKING A DISALLOWANCE OF RS. 7 11 040/- U/S. 14A READ WITH RULE 8D(2)(III) OF THE I.T. ACT 1961 AND THE LEARNED COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEALS) HAS ERRED IN PARTIALLY CONFIRMING THE SAME. THE DISALLOWANCE AS MADE AND CONFIRMED BEING AGAINST THE PRINCIPLES OF LAW AND ON FACTS TOTALLY ERRONEOUS AND IS LIABLE TO BE DELETED. 4.1 THE LEARNED ASSESSING OFFICER HAD ERRED IN DISALLOWING A SUM OF RS. 28 99 40 548/- DEBITED TO PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT BY HOLDING THAT THE APPELLANT ALREADY CLAIMED BENEFIT OF SECTION 80IB(10) IN EARLIER YEAR AND THE LEARNED COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEALS) HAS ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE SAME ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE ENTRIES WERE ONLY BOOK ADJUSTMENTS. THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE HAVE NOT BEEN APPRECIATED BY THE LOWER AUTHORITIES. ON PROPER APPRECIATION OF THE FACTS IT WILL BE CLEAR THAT THE AMOUNTS DEBITED TO PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT WERE WITH RESPECT TO NON 80IB PROJECTS AND TRADING LOSS WRITTEN OFF AND ARE TO BE ALLOWED AS CLAIMED. 4.2 IN ANY CASE THE DISALLOWANCE AS MADE/CONFIRMED IS EXCESSIVE. 5. THE LEARNED ASSESSING OFFICER HAD ERRED IN ADDING A SUM OF RS. 13 90 45 559/- UNDER THE CAPTION UNEXPLAINED REDUCTION IN CLOSING WORK IN PROGRESS AND THE LEARNED COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEALS) HAS ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE SAME. ON PROPER APPRECIATION OF FACTS THE ADDITION AS MADE/CONFIRMED BEING ERRONEOUS AND LIABLE TO BE DELETED. 6. THE APPELLANT DENIES LIABILITY TO PAY THE INTEREST. THE INTEREST HAVING BEEN LEVIED ERRONEOUSLY IS TO BE DELETED. 3. THE FIRST GROUND IS WITH REGARD PASSING OF THE ORDER UNDER SECTION 144 OF THE INCOME TAX ACT 1961 (HEREAFTER CALLED THE ACT) WITHOUT PARTICIPATION OF THE ASSESSEE BEFORE THE AO. AT THE TIME OF HEARING NO ARGUMENT HAS BEEN PUT BY THE AR OF THE ASSESSEE ON THIS ISSUE. BEING SO THIS GROUND IS DISMISSED AS NOT PRESSED. ITA NO.2011/BANG/2016 PAGE 3 OF 9 4. THE NEXT GROUND IS WITH REGARD TO DISALLOWANCE UNDER SECTION 14A R.W.R. 8D(2)(II). THE FACTS OF THE ISSUE ARE THAT DURING THE ASSESSMENT YEAR UNDER CONSIDERATION ASSESSEE RECEIVED DIVIDEND OF RS.4 180/- WHICH WAS CLAIMED AS EXEMPTED INCOME UNDER SECTION 10(38) OF THE ACT. THE ASSESSEE IS SAID TO BE INCURRED NO EXPENDITURE TO EARN THIS INCOME. HOWEVER THE AO INVOKED THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 14A R.W.S. 8D AND DISALLOWED A SUM OF RS.13 31 120/-. AGAINST THIS ASSESSEE CARRIED THE APPEAL TO CIT(A). WITH REGARD TO APPLICABILITY OF RULE 8D(2)(II) THE CIT(A) OBSERVED THAT THE EXEMPTED INVESTMENT WAS NOT MADE OUT OF INTEREST FREE FUNDS OF THE COMPANY AS SUCH DISALLOWANCE OF RS.6 18 080/- HAS BEEN CONFIRMED. WITH REGARD TO APPLICABILITY OF OF 8D(2)(III) HE OBSERVED THAT INVESTMENT IN SHARES OF ASSESSEE GROUP COMPANY CANNOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION FOR MAKING DISALLOWANCE UNDER SECTION 14A OF THE ACT AS SUCH HE DIRECTED THE AO TO RECOMPUTE THE DISALLOWANCE BY EXCLUDING SUCH INVESTMENT AND HE HAS GIVEN PARTIAL RELIEF. 5. AGAINST THIS ASSESSEE IS IN APPEAL BEFORE US. BEFORE US LEARNED AR SUBMITTED THAT THE DISALLOWANCE UNDER SECTION 14A R.W.R. 8D CANNOT EXCEED THE EXEMPTED INCOME AND PLACED RELIANCE ON THE JUDGMENT OF MADRAS HIGH COURT IN THE CASE OF PCIT VS. ENVESTOR VENTURES LTD. 123 TAXMANN.COM 378 (MADRAS) AND ALSO ORDER OF THE CO-ORDINATE BENCH IN THE CASE OF GLOBAL TECK PARK PVT. LTD. VS. ACIT 118 TAXMANN.COM 419 FOR THE PROPOSITION THAT DISALLOWANCE UNDER SECTION 14A R.W.R. 8D CAN NEVER EXCEED EXEMPTED INCOME EARNED BY ASSESSEE DURING PARTICULAR ASSESSMENT YEAR AND FURTHER WITHOUT RECORDING SATISFACTION BY AO THAT APPORTIONMENT OF SUCH DISALLOWABLE EXPENDITURE MADE BY AO WITH RESPECT TO EXEMPTED INCOME IS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR REASONS TO BE ASSIGNED BY AO HE CANNOT RESORT TO COMPUTATION METHOD UNDER RULE 8D. IT IS ALSO SUBMITTED BY AR THAT AT BEST DISALLOWANCE SHOULD BE RESTRICTED TO EXEMPTED INCOME TO THE TUNE OF RS.4 180/-. WE HAVE HEARD BOTH THE PARTIES AND PERUSED THE MATERIAL ON RECORD. LEARNED DR RELIED ON THE ORDER OF LOWER AUTHORITY. ITA NO.2011/BANG/2016 PAGE 4 OF 9 6. WE FIND FORCE IN THE ARGUMENT OF LEARNED AR THAT DISALLOWANCE UNDER SECTION 14A R.W.R. 8D CANNOT GO BEYOND THE EXTENT OF EXEMPTED INCOME ITSELF. THIS VIEW IS FORTIFIED BY THE JUDGMENT OF MADRAS HIGH COURT IN THE CASE OF CIT VS. CHETTINAD LOGISTICS (P.) LTD. 80 TAXMANN.COM 221 AND ALSO BY JUDGMENT OF DELHI HIGH COURT IN THE CASE OF JOINT INVESTMENTS (P) LTD VS. CIT 372 ITR 694. FOLLOWING THE AFORESAID DECISION OF THE MADRAS HIGH COURT IN THE CASE OF ENVESTOR VENTURES LTD. (SUPRA) DELETED THE DISALLOWANCE MADE UNDER SECTION 14A R.W.R. 8D. SAME VIEW WAS TAKEN BY CO-ORDINATE BENCH IN THE CASE OF GLOBAL TECK PARK PVT. LTD. BEING SO TAKING A CONSISTENT VIEW WE ARE INCLINED TO HOLD THAT DISALLOWANCE IN THE CASE OF ASSESSEE CANNOT EXCEED THE EXEMPTED INCOME TO THE TUNE OF RS.4 180/- ONLY. THUS GROUND NOS.2 AND 3 OF APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE ARE PARTLY ALLOWED. 7. GROUND NO.4.1 IS WITH REGARD TO DISALLOWANCE OF CLAIM OF ASSESSEE ON ACCOUNT OF REDUCTION OF CLOSING STOCK OF WORK IN PROGRESS AT RS.28 99 40 548/-. THE ASSESSEE SINCE ITS INCEPTION HAD BEEN MAINTAINING BOOKS OF ACCOUNTS UNDER PERCENTAGE COMPLETION METHOD AS RECOGNIZED BY AS 7 TILL THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2007-08. SEARCH ACTION WAS TAKEN IN THE PREMISES OF THE ASSESSEE ON 28.02.2008. SUBSEQUENTLY IN RESPONSE TO NOTICE UNDER SECTION 153A OF THE ACT THE ASSESSEE HAD FILED RETURN OF INCOME FROM ASSESSMENT YEAR 2002-03 TO 2007-08 BY RECOGNIZING REVENUE AS PER AS 7. HOWEVER AUDITED STATEMENTS WERE NOT CHANGED. FOR ASSESSMENT YEAR 2008-09 AND 2009-10 THE ASSESSEE CHANGED THE METHOD OF RECOGNIZING THE REVENUE FROM AS 7 TO AS 9 AND ACCORDINGLY THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS WERE DRAWN. DURING PROCEEDINGS UNDER SECTION 153A OF THE ACT THE AO HAD COMPLETELY IGNORED THE RETURN FILED UNDER SECTION 153A OF THE ACT BASED ON AS 9 AND CONSIDERED THE RETURN FILED UNDER SECTION 139(1) OF THE ACT AND HELD THAT PERCENTAGE COMPLETION METHOD AS 7 AS APPROPRIATE METHOD AND FINALIZED THE ASSESSMENT AND THUS RESULTED IN ADDITION ITA NO.2011/BANG/2016 PAGE 5 OF 9 OF RS.28 99 44 548/- ON ACCOUNT OF WRONG CLAIM OF CLOSING STOCK OF WORK IN PROGRESS. AGAINST THIS THE ASSESSEE IS IN APPEAL BEFORE US. 8. LEARNED AR SUBMITTED THAT THE ASSESSEE HAS DEBITED A SUM OF RS.28 99 40 548/- TO THE P & L ACCOUNT UNDER THE HEAD DIFFERENCE IN CLOSING AND OPENING STOCK. THIS FORMS PART OF ASSESSEES TRANSITION ENTRIES FROM AS 7 TO AS 9. THIS AMOUNT HAS BEEN DISALLOWED ON THE GROUND THAT THE YEAR IN WHICH CLOSING INVENTORY WAS PART OF ASSESSEES P & L ACCOUNT THE ASSESSEE HAD CLAIMED DEDUCTION UNDER SECTION 80IB(10) OF THE ACT. THEREFORE IN THE ASSESSMENT YEAR UNDER CONSIDERATION WHEN THE INVENTORY VALUES ARE REDUCED ON ACCOUNT OF TRANSITION NO DEDUCTION SHOULD BE ALLOWED. ACCORDING TO LEARNED AR THE ASSESSEE HAD CLAIMED BENEFIT UNDER SECTION 80IB(10) IN EARLIER ASSESSMENT YEAR ONLY TO THE TUNE OF RS.27 80 57 341/- AND THE BALANCE AMOUNT OF RS.1 18 83 207/- NOT PERTAINED TO THE PROJECT WHICH ENTITLED FOR EXEMPTION UNDER SECTION 80IB(10) OF THE ACT AS SUCH ACCORDING TO HIM THE ADDITION AT BEST BE RESTRICTED TO RS.27.80 CRORES ON ACCOUNT OF CLAIM OF REDUCTION IN CLOSING STOCK OF WORK IN PROGRESS. ON THE OTHER HAND LEARNED DR ON THE ORDER OF THE LOWER AUTHORITIES. 9. WE HAVE HEARD BOTH THE PARTIES AND PERUSED THE MATERIAL ON RECORD. THE ASSESSEE FURNISHED THE DETAILS OF CLAIM OF DEDUCTION UNDER SECTION 80IB(10) IN EARLIER YEARS WHICH WAS TO THE TUNE OF RS.27 80 57 341/-. HOWEVER THE AO CONSIDERED THE DEDUCTION CLAIMED BY ASSESSEE IN EARLIER YEARS TO THE TUNE OF RS.28 99 548/-. THUS THE DISALLOWANCE IS IN EXCESS OF RS.1 18 83 207/-. THE LEARNED AR SUBMITTED THAT THE DISALLOWANCE ON ACCOUNT OF REDUCTION IN VALUE OF CLOSING STOCK OF WORK IN PROGRESS IN THE ASSESSMENT YEAR UNDER CONSIDERATION DUE TO CHANGE OF APPLICABILITY OF ACCOUNTING STANDING FROM AS 7 TO AS 9 TO BE RESTRICTED TO ONLY TO THE EXTENT OF RS.27 80 57 341/- ON WHICH THE ASSESSEE HAS CLAIMED DEDUCTION UNDER SECTION 80IB(10) OF THE ACT IN EARLIER YEARS AND THE ITA NO.2011/BANG/2016 PAGE 6 OF 9 BALANCE OF RS.1 18 83 207/- ON WHICH THE ASSESSEE HAS NOT CLAIMED DEDUCTION UNDER SECTION 80IB(10) IN EARLIER YEARS. HENCE THE DISALLOWANCE IN THIS ASSESSMENT YEAR SHALL BE RESTRICTED TO RS.27 80 57 341/- ONLY ACCOUNT OF CHANGE IN FOLLOWING OF ACCOUNTING STANDARD FROM AS 7 TO AS 9. OTHERWISE IT WILL NOT REFLECT THE TRUE AND CORRECT STATE OF AFFAIRS OF THE COMPANY AND COST OF WORK IN PROGRESS IS TO BE VALUED AT COST OR MARKET PRICE WHICHEVER IS LOWER. ACCORDINGLY THIS GROUND OF APPEAL IS PARTLY ALLOWED. 10. THE NEXT GROUND IN THIS APPEAL IS WITH REGARD TO ADDITION OF RS.13 90 45 559/- UNDER THE CAPTION UNEXPLAINED REDUCTION IN CLOSING WORK IN PROGRESS. THE FACTS OF THIS ISSUE ARE THAT THE AO DISALLOWED A SUM OF RS.13 90 45 559/- ON ACCOUNT OF UNEXPLAINED DEDUCTION IN CLOSING WORK IN PROGRESS. THE AO WORKED OUT RECONCILIATION OF OPENING AND CLOSING INVENTORY AND MADE FOLLOWING WORKING: AS PER PARA 17 OF THE ASSESSMENT ORDER REMARKS OF THE APPELLANT PARTICULARS AMOUNTS (RS.) CLOSING STOCK OF WIP 105 88 55 614 ADD: PROJECT EXPENSES OF PROJECT MAHAVEER 23 41 57 587 THE NET RESULT OF MAHAVEER PROJECT I.E. LOSS OF RS. 8 20 29 841 [23 41 57 587 (-) 15 21 27 756J HAS ALREADY BEEN DISALLOWED UNDER PARA 16 OF THE ASST. ORDER AND IS NOT IN DISPUTE LESS: PROJECT REVENUE OF MAHAVEER (15 21 27 756) NET 114 08 74 452 CLOSING STOCK DECLARED 50 34 78 895 DIFFERENCE TO BE EXPLAINED 63 73 95 557 OUT OF THIS SUM OF RS. 8.20 CRORES HAS ALREADY BEEN DISALLOWED 11. THE ASSESSEE OFFERED EXPLANATION TO ABOVE WORKING AS FOLLOWS: AS PER PARA 20 OF THE ASSESSMENT ORDER REMARKS OF THE APPELLANT PARTICULARS AMOUNTS (RS.) DIFFERENCE TO BE EXPLAINED 63 73 95 557 OUT OF THIS SUM OF RS. 8.20 CRORES HAS ALREADY BEEN DISALLOWED ITA NO.2011/BANG/2016 PAGE 7 OF 9 LESS: 1. EXPLAINED AS REDUCTION IN PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT (28 99 40 548) THIS SUM HAS ALSO BEEN DISALLOWED UNDER PARA 19 OF THE ASSESSMENT ORDER 2. ADJUSTMENT LOSS SHOWN IN GENERAL RESERVE * (20 84 09 450) THE CORRECT FIGURE IS RS. 26 54 25 171/- [WORKINGS ARE AT PAGE 389 OF PAPER BOOK] DIFFERENCE IS RS. 5 70 15 721 UNEXPLAINED REDUCTION 13 90 45 559 THIS SUM IS LOSS FROM PROJECT MAHAVEER (RS. 8 20 29 841) AND ERROR IN COMPUTING DR TO RESERVE (RS 5 70 15 721). PARTICULARS AMOUNTS (RS.) REMARKS DIFFERENCE TO BE EXPLAINED 63 73 95 557 AS PER WORKINGS IN PARA 17 OF THE ASST ORDER LESS: 3. EXPLAINED AS REDUCTION IN PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT (28 99 40 548) THIS SUM HAS ALSO BEEN DISALLOWED UNDER PARA 19 OF THE ASSESSMENT ORDER 4. ADJUSTMENT LOSS SHOWN IN GENERAL RESERVE (26 54 25 171) THIS HAS NOT BEEN CLAIMED AS DEDUCTION IN THE RETURN OF INCOME 5. LOSS FROM PROJECT MAHAVEER (8 20 29 838) ALREADY DISALLOWED UNDER PARA 16 OF THE ASST. ORDER UNEXPLAINED RECONCILIATION NIL 12. THUS HE SUBMITTED THAT THERE WAS A DIFFERENCE OF RS.8 20 29 838/- ON ACCOUNT OF CHANGE IN FOLLOWING OF ACCOUNTING STANDARD FROM AS 7 TO AS 9 IN THE VALUATION OF CLOSING WORK IN PROGRESS AND THAT WAS ALREADY DISALLOWED BY AO IN HIS ORDER IN PARA 16 BY OBSERVING AS FOLLOWS AND ONCE AGAIN DISALLOWING THIS DIFFERENCE OF RS.8 20 29 838/- AMOUNTING TO DOUBLE DISALLOWANCE WHICH SHOULD BE DISALLOWED: 15. AS ABOVE IT IS SEEN THAT THE TOTAL REVENUE IS TAKEN AT RS. 168.78 CRORES AND THE COST IS TAKEN AT RS. 117.07 CRORES. THE PROFIT ARRIVED AT THEREON AT RS. 51 70 81 586/- HAS ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED AS DEDUCTION U/S. 801B(10) IN EARLIER YEARS FROM ASST. YEAR 06-07 TO ASST. YEAR : 09-10. NONETHELESS THE ASSESSEE COMPANY HAS NOW CLAIMED THE SAME RECEIPT AND EXPENSES AS BELOW U/S. AS-9. RECEIPT/ EXPENSES IN ASST. YEAR : 10 - 11 COST 23 41 57 594 REVENUE 15 21 27 756 TOTAL 8 20 29 838 ITA NO.2011/BANG/2016 PAGE 8 OF 9 16. THE REVENUE AND COST ARE REFLECTED IN THE PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT FILED FOR THE CURRENT YEAR. AS THE SAID REVENUE AND COST HAVE ALREADY BEEN ABSORBED IN AS -7 FOR EARLIER YEARS IT IS SEEN THAT THERE IS NO REVENUE OR COST TO BE CREDITED OR DEBITED TO THE PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT FOR THE CURRENT YEAR. CONSIDERING THE SAME IT IS SEEN THAT THE ASSESSEE HAS CLAIMED AN EXCESS COST OF RS. 8 20 29 838/-.. THIS EXCESS COST NOW CLAIMED IS DISALLOWED AND ADDED TO THE INCOME RETURNED BY THE ASSESSEE FOR THE YEAR. 13. LEARNED DR RELIED ON THE ORDER OF THE LOWER AUTHORITIES. 14. WE HAVE HEARD BOTH THE PARTIES AND PERUSED THE MATERIAL ON RECORD. IN THE COMPUTATION OF INCOME THE AO MADE FOLLOWING ADDITIONS TOWARDS CHANGE IN FOLLOWING ACCOUNTING STANDARD AS 7 TO AS AS 9: 15. NOW THE CONTENTION OF THE AR IS THAT CORRECT FIGURE OF DISALLOWANCE ON ACCOUNT OF LOSS FROM PROJECT MAHAVEER IS ONLY RS.8 20 29 841/- INSTEAD OF THIS THE AO MADE DISALLOWANCE AT RS.13 90 45 559/-. THERE WAS AN ERROR IN COMPUTING ABOVE FIGURE. ONCE AO HAS ALREADY DISALLOWED RS.8 20 29 838/- IN PARA 16 OF ASSESSMENT ORDER AND ONCE AGAIN HE HAS MADE DISALLOWANCE AT RS.13 90 45 559/- WHICH AMOUNTED TO DOUBLE DISALLOWANCE ON ACCOUNT OF SOME LAPSE BY THE ASSESSEE WHICH CANNOT BE PERMITTED. HENCE THE TOTAL ADDITION MADE BY THE AO AT RS.13 90 45 559/- IS DELETED WHERE THE AO WRONGLY CONSIDERED THIS FIGURE INSTEAD OF RS.8 20 29 841/-. THIS GROUND OF ASSESSEE IS ALLOWED. ITA NO.2011/BANG/2016 PAGE 9 OF 9 16. IN THE RESULT ASSESSEES APPEAL IS PARTLY ALLOWED. PRONOUNCED IN THE OPEN COURT ON THE DATE MENTIONED ON THE CAPTION PAGE. SD/- SD/- (BEENA PILLAI) (CHANDRA POOJARI) JUDICIAL MEMBER ACCOUNTANT MEMBER BANGALORE DATED : 29.03.2021. NS* COPY TO: 1. THE APPLICANT 2. THE RESPONDENT 3. THE CIT 4. THE CIT(A) 5. THE DR ITAT BANGALORE. 6. GUARD FILE BY ORDER ASST. REGISTRAR ITAT BANGALORE.