Anjars Engineers Pvt. Ltd, Anand v. The Income Tax Officer,, Anand

ITA 2247/AHD/2017 | 2013-2014
Pronouncement Date: 12-03-2021 | Result: Allowed
Expert Summary: The Learned tribunal allowed a deduction for payments made by the assessee in a single day exceeding Rs. 20,000, other than account payee cheque drawn on a bank or account payee bank draft, on the grounds that it was a peculiar situation, that if payments were made on the next day, there were holidays of continuous four days and those payments were made for the business expediencies and assesse was compel to make cash payment under peculiar circumstances as principal company to which asessee was a distributor, and recipient of the cash payment insisted assesse to make payment in cash as realization takes a longer time. And payments were effected for outstanding amount as requested keeping in mind next four coming holidays being Thursday Rath Yatra, Friday, Saturday and Sunday the clearing was not available as per the ledger account submitted by the asessee. The Tribunal held that no disallowance can be made u/s. 40A(3) and benefit of rule 6DD(j) will be given to the assesse therein it is contemplated that if payment of Rs. More than Rs. 20,000/- paid in cash “where the payment was required to be made on a day on which banks were closed on account of holiday or strike.”[Appeal in favour of assessee]

Appeal Details

RSA Number 224720514 RSA 2017
Assessee PAN AAFCA8550K
Bench Ahmedabad
Appeal Number ITA 2247/AHD/2017
Duration Of Justice 3 year(s) 5 month(s) 3 day(s)
Appellant Anjars Engineers Pvt. Ltd, Anand
Respondent The Income Tax Officer,, Anand
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 12-03-2021
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Allowed
Bench Allotted SMC
Tribunal Order Date 12-03-2021
Date Of Final Hearing 07-04-2020
Next Hearing Date 07-04-2020
Last Hearing Date 03-12-2019
First Hearing Date 21-02-2019
Assessment Year 2013-2014
Appeal Filed On 09-10-2017
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL AHMEDABAD SMC BENCH (BEFORE SHRI MAHAVIR PRASAD JUDICIAL MEMBER & SHRI WASEEM AHMED ACCOUNTANT MEMBER) [THROUGH VIRTUAL COURT] ITA. NO: 2247/AHD/2017 (ASSESSMENT YEARS: 2013-14) ANJARS HARIHAR ENGINEERS PVT. LTD. 603/P GIDC V. U. NAGAR ANAND-388121 PAN NO. AAFCA 8550K THE I.T.O. WARD-4 ANAND (APPELLANT) (RESPONDENT) APPELLANT BY : SHRI KARAN SHAH A.R. RESPONDENT BY : SHRI LALIT P. JAIN SR. D.R. ( )/ ORDER DATE OF HEARING : 08 -03-2021 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 12-03-2021 PER MAHAVIR PRASAD J.M. 1. THIS APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE IS DIRECTED AGAINST THE ORDER OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (HEREINAFTER CALLED CIT(A)) ORDER NO. CAB/4-20/2016-17 ORDER DATED 24/06/2017 ARISING OUT OF ASSESSMENT ORDER DATED 23/03/2016. ASSESSEE HAS TAKEN FOLLOWING GROUNDS OF APPEAL: ITA NO. 2247/AHD/2017 . A.Y. 2013-14 2 1. THE LD. CIT (A) HAS GROSSLY ERRED IN LAW AND ON FACTS IN DISMISSING THE APPEAL. HE OUGHT TO HAVE ALLOWED THE APPEAL FULLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GROUNDS OF APPEAL RAISED BY THE APPELLANT BEFORE HIM. I. DISALLOWANCE U/S. 40A(3) OF THE ACT - RS. 11.55 540- 1. THE LD. CIT (A) HAS ERRED IN LAW AND ON FACTS IN CONFIRMING THE ADDITION OF RS. 11 55 540/- U/S. 40A(3) OF THE I. T. ACT. 2. THE LD. CIT (A) AS WELL AS THE A.O FAILED TO PROPERLY CONSIDER THE FACT THAT APPELLANT COMPANY HAS DULY ACCOUNTED THE CASH WITHDRAWALS FROM THE BANK ACCOUNT AND THERE IS NO CASH PAYMENT FOR ANY EXPENSES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMIT PROVIDED U/S. 40A(3) OF THE ACT. 3. THE LD. CIT (A) HAS ERRED IN LAW AND ON FACTS IN FAILING TO CONSIDER APPELLANT COMPANY'S SUBMISSIONS AND JUDICIAL PRONOUNCEMENTS RELIED UPON BY THE APPELLANT COMPANY. 2. FACTS OF THE CASE ARE THAT ASSESSE IS A PRIVATE COMPANY AND DERIVES INCOME FROM MANUFACTURING OF TRANSFORMERS TANKS. 3. DURING THE COURSE OF ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS WHILE GOING THROUGH SUBMISSION MADE BY THE ASSESSE IT CAME TO NOTICE THE LD. A.O. THAT ASSESSE HAS MADE VARIOUS PAYMENTS TO A PERSON IN A DAY MORE THAN 20 000/- OTHERWISE THAN BY AN ACCOUNT PAYEE CHEQUE DRAWN ON A BANK OR ACCOUNT PAYEE BANK DRAFT ETC. S NO. DATE OF PAYMENT TO -WHOM PAID AMOUNT(RS.) 1 06/04/2012 BHAVESH PANCHAL 75 000- 2 07/04/2012 BHAVESH PANCHAL 3 22 000- 3 18/04/2012 A KPATEL 27 000- 4 04/05/2012 AKPATEL 90 500- 5 09/05/2012 BHAVESH PANCHAL 25 000- 6 21/06/2012 HUSSAIN U MULTANI 25 000- 7 21/06/2012 ALPESHBHAI PATEL 25 000- ITA NO. 2247/AHD/2017 . A.Y. 2013-14 3 8 20/09/2012 PRATIK PATEL 50 000- 9 20/09/2012 JAI PRAKASH KVSHWAHA 50 000- 10 20/09/2012 PRATIK PATEL 50 000- 11 20/09/2012 JAI PRAKASH KUSHWAHA 50 000- 12 04/10/2012 RAVIKANT SHARMA 50 000- 13 11/10/2012 K VPATEL 50 000- 14 20/11/2012 KAMLESH VPATEL 43 000- 15 04/02/2013 BHAVESH B PANCHAL 2 00 000- 16 07/02/2013 MAHESH JADHAV 23 040- TOTAL 11 55 540- 4. AND LD. A.O. HELD THAT ASSESSE HAS VIOLATED THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 40A(3) BY MAKING THESE PAYMENTS OTHERWISE THAN ACCOUNT PAYEE CHEQUE DRAWN ON A BANK OR ACCOUNT PAYEE BANK DRAFT EXCEEDS TWENTY THOUSAND RUPEES TO A PERSON IN A DAY AND MADE ADDITION OF RS. 11 55 540/-. 5. AGAINST THE SAID ORDER ASSESSE PREFERRED FIRST STATUTORY APPEAL BEFORE THE LD. CIT(A) WHO CONFIRMED THE ORDER OF THE LD. A.O. HOLDING THAT APPELLANT COULD NOT DISCHARGE ONUS WHICH LAY UPON IT BY ADDUCING ANY COGENT EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE BONA FIDES OF THE CLAIM. 6. WE HAVE HEARD BOTH THE PARTIES AND GONE THROUGH THE RELEVANT RECORD. LD. A.R. FILED A PAPER BOOK CONTAINING 149 PAGES AND LD. A.R. DRAWN OUT ATTENTION TOWARDS THE PAYMENT WITHDRAWAL MADE BY THE STAFF OF THE ASSESSE. PAPER BOOK PAGE NO. 34 WHEREIN DETAILED REPLY WAS SUBMITTED BY THE ASSESSE BEFORE THE LOWER AUTHORITIES AND ITA NO. 2247/AHD/2017 . A.Y. 2013-14 4 AT PAGE NO. 69 271 272 278 279 & 281 ENTRIES OF WITHDRAWAL ARE TALLY FROM THE BANK STATEMENT AND OUT OF 11 55 540/- RS. 8 32 500/- HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE BANK AND FOR REMAINING PAYMENT OF RS. 3 23 040/- WAS MADE THROUGH CASH PAYMENT OR BEARER CHEQUE TO THE PAYER. 7. THE ASSESSEES CONTENTION IS THAT WHEN PAYMENTS WERE MADE ON NEXT DAY THERE WAS HOLIDAYS OF CONTINUOUS FOUR DAYS AND THOSE PAYMENTS WERE MADE FOR THE BUSINESS EXPEDIENCIES AND ASSESSE WAS COMPEL TO MAKE CASH PAYMENT UNDER PECULIAR CIRCUMSTANCES AS PRINCIPAL COMPANY TO WHICH ASESSEE WAS A DISTRIBUTOR AND RECIPIENT OF THE CASH PAYMENT INSISTED ASSESSE TO MAKE PAYMENT IN CASH AS REALIZATION TAKES A LONGER TIME. AND PAYMENTS WERE EFFECTED FOR OUTSTANDING AMOUNT AS REQUESTED KEEPING IN MIND NEXT FOUR COMING HOLIDAYS BEING THURSDAY RATH YATRA FRIDAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY THE CLEARING WAS NOT AVAILABLE AS PER THE LEDGER ACCOUNT SUBMITTED BY THE ASESSEE. SO IN OUR CONSIDERED OPINION NO DISALLOWANCE CAN BE MADE U/S. 40A(3) AND BENEFIT OF RULE 6DD(J) WILL BE GIVEN TO THE ASSESSE THEREIN IT IS CONTEMPLATED THAT IF PAYMENT OF RS. MORE THAN RS. 20 000/- PAID IN CASH WHERE THE PAYMENT WAS REQUIRED TO BE MADE ON A DAY ON WHICH BANKS WERE CLOSED ON ACCOUNT OF HOLIDAY OR STRIKE. IT IS PERTINENT TO NOTE HERE THAT ASSESSE TOOK THIS PLEA WHICH WAS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE LOWER AUTHORITIES SO TO OUR MIND SAME IS AMOUNTING TO MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE. 8. SO IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE DISCUSSION WE ALLOW APPEAL OF THE ASSESSE. 9. IN THE RESULT APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE IS ALLOWED. ORDER PRONOUNCED IN OPEN COURT ON 12 - 03- 2021 SD/- SD/- (WASEEM AHMED) (MAHAVIR PRASAD) ACCOUNTANT MEMBER TRUE COPY JUDICIAL MEMBER AHMEDABAD: DATED 12/03/2021 RAJESH