M/s Khemka Flour Mills P.Ltd, Calicut v. ACIT, Calicut

ITA 21/COCH/2010 | 2006-2007
Pronouncement Date: 27-07-2011

Appeal Details

RSA Number 2121914 RSA 2010
Assessee PAN AACCK2072P
Bench Cochin
Appeal Number ITA 21/COCH/2010
Duration Of Justice 1 year(s) 6 month(s) 12 day(s)
Appellant M/s Khemka Flour Mills P.Ltd, Calicut
Respondent ACIT, Calicut
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 27-07-2011
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Bench Allotted DB
Tribunal Order Date 27-07-2011
Date Of Final Hearing 14-07-2011
Next Hearing Date 14-07-2011
Assessment Year 2006-2007
Appeal Filed On 14-01-2010
Judgment Text
ITA NO. 21/COCH/2010 (FOR A.Y. 2006-07) IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLAT E TRIBUNAL COCHIN BEN CH COCHIN BEFORE S/SHRI N.VIJAYAKUMARAN JM AND SANJAY AR ORA AM I.T.A. NO. 21 /COCH/2010 ASSESSMENT YEAR:2006-07 M/S. KHEMKA ROLLER FLOUR MILLS P. LTD. 6/1182 CHEROOTTY ROAD CALICUT [PAN: AACCK 2072P] VS. THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF INCOME-TAX CENTRAL CIRCLE-2 CALICUT. (ASSESSEE-APPELLANT) (REVENUE -RESPOND ENT) ASSESSEE BY SHRI A.S.NARAYANAMOORTHY CA-AR REVENUE BY MS. S. VIJAYAPRABHA DR O R D E R PER SANJAY ARORA AM: THIS AN APPEAL BY THE ASSESSEE IS ARISING OUT OF T HE ORDER BY THE COMMISSIONER OF INCOME-TAX (APPEALS)-I KOCHI (CIT(A) FOR SHORT) DATED 12.10.2009 AND THE ASSESSMENT YEAR (A.Y.) UNDER REFERENCE IS 2006-07. 2. THE APPEAL RAISES A SINGLE ISSUE I.E. THE MAIN TAINABILITY OF THE ADDITION MADE ON ACCOUNT OF EXCESS WASTAGE IN PRODUCTION AND CONSEQ UENTLY A LOWER PRODUCTION BY THE ASSESSEE A PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY RUNNING A ROLLE R FLOUR MILL. 2.1 AS AGAINST A TOTAL PRODUCTION OF FINISHED GOODS AT 8514.269 METRIC TONNES (MT) I.E. OF ALL THE WHEAT PRODUCTS BEING PRODUCED (AS ATTA MAIDA SUJI BRAN FLAKES ETC.) WHICH WORKED TO 97.53% OF THE TOTAL QUANTITY OF WHE AT CONSUMED (8730.007 MT) THE ASSESSING OFFICER (AO) ESTIMATED THE PRODUCTION AT 8592.769 MT I.E. BY RESTRICTING THE CLAIM FOR WASTAGE TO 1.57% OF THE INPUT WEIGHT. VAL UING THE SAME AT THE AVERAGE PURCHASE COST OF ` 8971/- PER MT HE WORKED OUT THE VALUE OF THE EXCES S PRODUCTION OF 78.5 MT AT ` 7.05 LAKHS AND WHICH STOOD RESTRICTED TO ` 6.50 LAKHS TO ACCOUNT FOR ANY PERCENTAGE ITA NO. 21/COCH/2010 (FOR A.Y. 2006-07) FLUCTUATIONS. IN APPEAL THE LD. CIT(A) FOUND THAT THE AO HAD IN THE ABSENCE OF RELIABLE RECORDS BEING MAINTAINED BY THE ASSESSEE IN RESPECT OF QUANTITATIVE DETAILS FOR THE DIFFERENT PRODUCTION PROCESSES ADOPTED THE WASTAGE FOUND BY THE REVENUE IN THE ASSESSEES OWN CASE FOR THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING YEARS I.E. A.YS. 2004-05 AND 2005- 06. FURTHER THE MATTER HAD ALSO FOUND APPROVAL BY THE TRIBUNAL IN THE CASE OF YENKEY ROLLER FLOUR MILLS (IN I.T.A. NOS. 658 TO 663/COCH/2006 & I.T.A. NOS. 672-674 & 685- 686/COCH/2006 DATED 13.3.2009). HE ACCORDINGLY C ONFIRMED THE ADDITION TOWARDS THE EXCESS CLAIM OF WASTAGE. AGGRIEVED THE ASSESSEE I S IN APPEAL. 3. BEFORE US AT THE VERY OUTSET IT WAS CONCED ED BY THE LD. AR THE ASSESSEES COUNSEL THAT THE ISSUE STANDS SQUARELY COVERED AGAINST THE ASSESSEE VIDE THE ORDERS BY THE TRIBUNAL IN THE MATTER INCLUDING IN ITS OWN CASE PLACING I TS LATEST ORDER IN A GROUP CASE ( YENKEY ROLLER FLOUR MILLS IN I.T.A. NO. 900/COCH/2008 DATED 22.6.2010 FOR A .Y. 2005-06) ON RECORD. 4. WE HAVE HEARD THE PARTIES AND PERUSED THE MATER IAL ON RECORD. WE FIND THAT THE TRIBUNAL (COCHIN BENCH) PER ITS ORDER DATED 22.6.20 10 (SUPRA) AFTER A DETAILED DISCUSSION COVERING ALL THE ASPECTS OF THE MATTER AS WELL AS THE ARGUMENTS RAISED BY THE ASSESSEE TO DISTINGUISH ITS CASE FOR THE SAID YEAR VIS--VIS TH AT FOR THE EARLIER YEARS DECIDED AGAINST IT AND CONFIRMED ITS EARLIER VIEW I.E. OF THE ASSESS EES CLAIM FOR WASTAGE BEING HIGHER AND NOT SUPPORTED BY RELIABLE MATERIALS WHILE FINDING THE REVENUES ESTIMATE THEREOF TO BE REASONABLE AND WELL SUPPORTED. IN FACT THE ASSESS EE RATHER THAN CONTESTING THE SAID FINDINGS OR DISTINGUISHING ITS CASE HAS CONCEDED TO THE APPLICABILITY OF THE SAME IN THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF ITS CASE. ACCORDINGLY WE SEE NO REASON NOT TO CONFIRM THE IMPUGNED ORDER WHICH IS ITSELF PASSED FOLLOWING TH E ORDERS BY THE TRIBUNAL AND FURTHER WHICH REPRESENTS ITS CONSISTENT VIEW IN THE MATTER. WE DECIDE ACCORDINGLY. ITA NO. 21/COCH/2010 (FOR A.Y. 2006-07) 5. IN THE RESULT THE ASSESSEES APPEAL IS DISMISSE D. SD/- SD/- (N.VIJAYAKUMARAN) (SANJAY ARORA) JUDICIAL MEMBER ACCOUNTANT MEMBER PLACE: ERNAKULAM DATED: 27TH JULY 2011 GJ COPY TO: 1. M/S. KHEMKA ROLLER FLOUR MILLS P. LTD. 6/1182 CHEROOTTY ROAD CALICUT 2. THE ASST. COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX CENTRAL CI RCLE-2 CALICUT. 3. THE COMMISSIONER OF INCOME-TAX (APPEALS)-I KOCH I. 4. THE COMMISSIONER OF INCOME-TAX CENTRAL KOCHI. 5. D.R. I.T.A.T. COCHIN BENCH COCHIN. 6. GUARD FILE .