Rakesh Bansal, New Delhi v. ACIT Circle-34(1), New Delhi

ITA 2559/DEL/2019 | 2015-2016
Pronouncement Date: 25-05-2021 | Result: Allowed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 255920114 RSA 2019
Assessee PAN AAIPB2567R
Bench Delhi
Appeal Number ITA 2559/DEL/2019
Duration Of Justice 2 year(s) 2 month(s)
Appellant Rakesh Bansal, New Delhi
Respondent ACIT Circle-34(1), New Delhi
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 25-05-2021
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Allowed
Bench Allotted F
Tribunal Order Date 25-05-2021
Assessment Year 2015-2016
Appeal Filed On 25-03-2019
Judgment Text
IN TH E INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL DELHI BENCH : F : NEW DELHI BEFORE SHRI R. K. PANDA ACCOUNTANT MEMBER AND SHRI VIJAY PAL RAO JUDICIAL MEMBER ITA NO .255 9 /DEL/201 9 ASSESSMENT YEAR : 201 5 - 16 RAKESH BANSAL 403 SWASTIK APARTMENTS PLOT NO.2 SEC.09 R OHINI NEW DELHI. PAN: AA IPB2567R VS ACIT CIRCLE - 34(1) NEW DELHI. (APP ELL A NT ) (RESPONDENT) A SSESSEE BY : SHRI RAJ KUMAR GUPTA CA & SHRI J.B. SHARMA CA RE VENUE BY : SHRI FARHAT KHAN SR. DR DATE OF HEARING : 25 . 0 5 . 20 2 1 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 25 . 0 5 . 20 2 1 ORDER PER R. K. PANDA AM : TH IS APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE IS DIRECTED AGAINST THE EX PARTE ORDER DATED 26.11.2018 OF THE CIT(A) - 12 NEW DELHI RELATING TO ASSESSMENT YEAR 20 1 5 - 16 . 2. ALTHOU GH A NUMBER OF GROUNDS HAVE BEEN RAISED BY THE ASSESSEE THESE ALL RELATE TO THE ORDER OF THE CIT(A) IN CONFIRMING THE ADDITION OF RS.4 22 00 498/ - MADE BY THE AO U/S 68 AND 69C OF THE IT ACT 1961. ITA NO. 255 9 /DEL/201 9 2 3 . FACTS OF THE CASE IN BRIEF ARE THAT THE ASSESSEE IS A N INDIVIDUAL AND FILED HIS RETURN OF INCOME ON 30 TH JANUARY 2016 DECLARING NET TAXABLE INCOME AT RS.87 16 680/ - . DURING THE YEAR UNDER CONSIDERATION THE ASSESSEE HAS DERIVED INCOME FROM HOUSE PROPERTY SALARY INCOME AS DIRECTOR IN DIFFERENT COMPANIES A ND INCOME FROM OTHER SOURCES. THE ASSESSEE IS ALSO A PARTNER IN M/S HIGH SEAS TRADING CORPORATION. DURING THE COURSE OF ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS THE AO NOTED THAT THE ASSESSEE HAS CLAIMED AN EXEMPTION OF RS.4 11 45 660/ - U/S 10(38) OF THE IT ACT ON ACCOUN T OF LONG - TERM CAPITAL GAIN BY WAY OF TRADING IN THE SCRIPS OF ICVL CHEMICALS LIMITED. FROM THE VARIOUS DETAILS FURNISHED BY THE ASSESSEE THE AO NOTED THAT THE ASSESSEE HAS ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING TRANSACTIONS: - 4. HE NOTED THAT THE DIRECTOR OF INV ESTIGATION KOLKATA CARRIED A COUNTRYWIDE INVESTIGATION TO UNEARTH THE ORGANIZED RACKET OF GENERATING BOGUS ENTRIES OF LONG - TERM CAPITAL GAIN WHICH IS CLAIMED AS EXEMPT. THE AO THEREFORE CONFRONTED THE SAME TO THE ASSESSEE. REJECTING THE VARIOUS EXPLAN ATIONS GIVEN BY THE ASSESSEE AND RELYING ON VARIOUS DECISIONS THE AO MADE ADDITION OF RS.4 17 82 672/ - U/S 68 OF THE IT ACT. THE AO FURTHER MADE AN ADDITION OF RS.4 17 826/ - U/S 69C OF THE IT ITA NO. 255 9 /DEL/201 9 3 ACT BEING THE EXPENDITURE INCURRED BY THE ASSESSEE AS COMMISSI ON FOR EARNING THE ABOVE INCOME. THUS THE AO DETERMINED THE TOTAL INCOME OF THE ASSESSEE AT RS.5 09 17 180/ - AS AGAINST THE RETURNED INCOME OF RS.87 16 680/ - . 4.1 SINCE THE ASSESSEE DID NOT APPEAR BEFORE THE CIT(A) DESPITE NUMBER OF OPPORTUNITIES GRAN TED BY HIM THE LD. CIT(A) IN THE EX PARTE ORDER PASSED BY HIM SUSTAINED THE ADDITIONS MADE BY THE AO. 5. AGGRIEVED WITH SUCH ORDER OF THE CIT (A) THE ASSESSEE IS IN APPEAL BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL . 6. THE LD. COUNSEL FOR THE ASSESSEE DREW THE ATTENTION OF THE BENCH TO PAGE 2 OF THE ORDER OF THE CIT(A) AND SUBMITTED THAT THE CASE WAS LAST FIXED FOR HEARING BEFORE THE CIT(A) ON 22.11.2018. HOWEVER AN ADJOURNMENT APPLICATION WAS FILED ON THAT DAY STATING THAT THE DOCUMENTS PAPER BOOK AND WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS ARE UNDER COMPILATION. ALTHOUGH THE LD.CIT(A) HAD STATED THAT FRESH DATE OF HEARING SHALL BE ISSUED IN DUE COURSE HOWEVER NO FRESH DATE WAS RECEIVED AND THE EX PARTE ORDER WAS PASSED ON 26.11.2018. THE LD.CIT(A) HAS NOT INFORMED THAT THE APPLICATION F OR ADJOURNMENT WILL BE REJECTED RATHER HE INFORMED FOR ISSUE OF A FRESH DATE. HE SUBMITTED THAT SINCE THE ASSESSEE DID NOT GET PROPER AND REASONABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR FILING THE PAPER BOOK AND SUBMISSIONS THEREFORE IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE THE ASSESS EE SHOULD BE GRANTED AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUBSTANTIATE HIS CASE EITHER BEFORE THE CIT(A) OR BEFORE THE AO AS THE BENCH DEEMS PROPER. ITA NO. 255 9 /DEL/201 9 4 7. THE LD. DR ON THE OTHER HAND STRONGLY OBJECTED TO THE ABOVE SUBMISSIONS OF THE LD. COUNSEL. HE SUBMITTED THAT DESPITE NUMBER OF OPPORTUNITIES GRANTED THE ASSESSEE DID NOT APPEAR BEFORE THE CIT(A) AND WAS SEEKING ADJOURNMENT UNDER SOME PRETEXT OR THE OTHER. HE ACCORDINGLY SUBMITTED THAT THE ORDER OF THE CIT(A) SHOULD BE UPHELD AND THE GROUNDS RAISED BY THE ASSESSEE SHOUL D BE DISMISSED. 8 . WE HAVE CONSIDERED THE RIVAL ARGUMENTS MADE BY BOTH THE SIDES AND PERUSED THE ORDERS OF THE LOWER AUTHORITIES. WE FIND THE AO IN THE INSTANT CASE COMPLETED THE ASSESSMENT U/S 143(3) OF THE ACT ON 29 TH DECEMBER 2017 DETERMINING THE TOTAL INCOME OF THE ASSESSEE AT RS.5 09 17 180/ - AS AGAINST THE RETURNED INCOME OF RS.87 6 680/ - BY MAKING ADDITION OF RS.4 17 82 672/ - AND RS.4 17 826/ - U/S 69C OF THE IT ACT FROM TRANSACTIONS IN PENNY STOCK INCOME OF WHICH WAS CLAIMED AS EXEMPT U/S 10(38 ) OF THE ACT . WE FIND THE LD. CIT(A) IN HIS EX PARTE ORDER UPHELD THE ADDITIONS MADE BY THE AO U/S 68 AND 69C OF THE IT ACT. IT IS THE SUBMISSION OF THE LD. COUNSEL FOR THE ASSESSEE THAT NO PROPER OPPORTUNITY WAS GRANTED BY THE CIT(A) AND IN THE INTERE ST OF JUSTICE THE ASSESSEE SHOULD BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUBSTANTIATE HIS CASE. 8.1 A PERUSAL OF THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS AS MENTIONED BY THE LD.CIT(A) AT PAGE 2 OF HIS ORDER GIVES THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: - ITA NO. 255 9 /DEL/201 9 5 9. FROM THE ABOVE IT CAN BE SEEN THAT ALTH OUGH LETTER FOR ADJOURNMENT WAS FILED BY THE ASSESSEE ON DAK COUNTER OF CIT(A) ON 22.11.2018 HOWEVER THERE IS NO MENTION OF ANY ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF THE SAME BY THE LD. CIT(A). CONSIDERING THE TOTALITY OF THE FACTS OF THE CASE AND IN THE INTERES T OF JUSTICE WE DEEM IT PROPER TO RESTORE THE ISSUE TO THE FILE OF THE CIT(A) WITH A DIRECTION TO GRANT ONE FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO THE ASSESSEE TO SUBSTANTIATE HIS CASE AND DECIDE THE ISSUE AS PER FACT AND LAW. THE ASSESSEE IS ALSO HEREBY DIRECTED TO APPEA R BEFORE THE CIT(A) AND SUBSTANTIATE HIS CASE WITHOUT SEEKING ANY ADJOURNMENT UNDER ANY PRETEXT FAILING WHICH THE LD.CIT(A) IS AT LIBERTY TO PASS APPROPRIATE ORDER AS PER LAW. WE HOLD AND DIRECT ACCORDINGLY. THE GROUNDS RAISED BY THE ASSESSEE ARE ACCORDI NGLY ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. ITA NO. 255 9 /DEL/201 9 6 1 0 . IN THE RESULT THE APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE IS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. THE DECISION WAS PRONOUNCED IN THE OPEN COURT AT THE TIME OF HEARING ITSELF I.E. ON 2 5 .0 5 .20 21 . SD/ - SD/ - ( VIJAY PAL RAO ) ( R. K. PANDA ) JUDICIAL MEMBER ACCOUNTANT MEMBER DATED: 2 5 TH MAY 2021. DK COPY FORWARDED TO 1. APPELLANT 2. RESPONDENT 3. CIT 4. CIT(A) 5. DR ASSTT. REGISTRAR ITAT NEW DELHI