Empee Sugars & Chemicals Ltd., CHENNAI v. DCIT, CHENNAI

ITA 2576/CHNY/2014 | 2011-2012
Pronouncement Date: 27-11-2017 | Result: Dismissed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 257621714 RSA 2014
Assessee PAN AABCB5658G
Bench Chennai
Appeal Number ITA 2576/CHNY/2014
Duration Of Justice 3 year(s) 1 month(s) 17 day(s)
Appellant Empee Sugars & Chemicals Ltd., CHENNAI
Respondent DCIT, CHENNAI
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 27-11-2017
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Tags No record found
Order Result Dismissed
Bench Allotted C
Tribunal Order Date 27-11-2017
Date Of Final Hearing 12-06-2017
Next Hearing Date 12-06-2017
First Hearing Date 12-06-2017
Assessment Year 2011-2012
Appeal Filed On 10-10-2014
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME - TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL C BENCH CHENNAI . . BEFORE SHRI A. MOHAN ALANKAMONY ACCOUNTANT MEMBER & SHRI DUVVURU R L REDDY JUDICIAL MEMBER ./ I T.A. NO. 2576/MDS/2014 / ASSESSMENT YEAR :201 1 - 1 2 M/S. EMPEE SUGARS & CHEMICALS LTD. EMPEE TOWERS 59 HARRIS ROAD PUDUPET CHENNAI 600 0 02 . [PAN: A A B C B5658G ] VS. THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INCOM E TAX C ENTRAL CIRCLE I ( 2 ) CHENNAI . ( APPELLANT ) ( R ESPONDENT ) / APPELLANT BY : SHRI S. SRIDHAR ADVOCATE / RESPONDENT BY : SHRI BENNY JOHN CIT - DR / DATE OF HEARING : 06 . 11 .201 7 / DATE OF P RONOUNCEMENT : 27 .11 .201 7 / O R D E R PER DUVVURU RL REDDY JUDICIAL MEMBER : THIS APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE IS DIRECTED AGAINST THE ORDER OF THE LD. COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX CENTRAL I CHENNAI DATED 30.07.2014 PASSED UNDER SECTION 26 3 OF THE INCOME TAX A C T 1961 [ ACT IN SHORT] FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2011 - 12 . 2. BRIEF FACTS OF THE CASE ARE THAT THE ASSESSEE IS ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF SUGAR AND FILED ITS RETURN OF INCOME ON I.T.A. NO. 2576 /M /14 2 26.09.20 11 ADMITTING NIL INCOME AND BOOK PROFIT OF .7 59 42 894/ - UNDER SECTION 115JB OF THE ACT. THE RETURN FILED BY THE ASSESSEE WAS SELECTED FOR SECURITY AND NOTICE UNDER SECTION 143(2) OF THE ACT WAS ISSUED ON 11.09.2012. NOTICE UNDER SECTION 142(1) OF THE ACT DATED 11.12.2013 ALONG WITH QUESTIONNAIRE CALLING FOR VARIOUS DETAILS WERE ISSUED TO THE ASSESSEE. IN RESPONSE THERETO THE ASSESSEE FILED THE DETAILS AS CALLED FOR. AFTER VERIFICATION OF DETAILS AS WELL AS CONSIDERING THE SUBMISSIONS THE ASSESSMENT WAS COMPLETED UNDER SECTION 143(3) OF THE ACT BY ASSESSING THE LOSS AT .173 00 03 119/ - AND THE ASSESSEE WAS ALLOWED TO CARRY FORWARD THE LOSS TO NEXT ASSESSMENT YEAR. SIMILARLY TAX PAYABLE UNDER SECTION 115JB OF THE ACT WAS ALSO ASSESSED AND SINCE THE INCOME AS PER SECTION 115JB OF THE ACT WAS HIGHER THAN THE INCOME UNDER NORMAL PROVISIONS OF THE ACT INCOME AS PER SECTION 115JB WAS ADOPTED. 2.1 ON PERUSAL AND REVIEW OF THE ASSESSMENT RECORDS THE LD. CIT WAS OF THE OPINION THAT THE ASSESSMENT ORDER PASSED UNDER SECTION 143(3) OF THE ACT DATED 28.03.2014 IS ERRONEOUS AND PREJUDICIAL TO THE INTEREST OF THE REVENUE BY INVOKING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 263 OF THE ACT THE LD. CIT ISSUED A NOTICE ON 22.04.2014 FOR FOLLOWING DIS CREPANCIES: (I) THE DEPRECIATION OF .208.70 CR. C LAIMED BY THE ASSESSEE WAS NOT VERIFIED FULLY SINCE THE BILLS/VOUCHERS REQUIRED TO BE FURNISHED BY THE ASSESSEE WERE NOT FURNISHED ENTIRELY. (II) M/S. PRAJ INDUSTRIES LTD. (PIL) FROM PUNE PROVIDES ACCOMMODATION ENTRIES TO ASSESSEE S CUSTOMER S BY BOOKING NON GENUINE BILLS IN ITS BOOKS OF ACCOUNTS. I.T.A. NO. 2576 /M /14 3 IN RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE NOTICE THE ASSESSEE FILED HIS WRITTEN ARGUMENTS AND BY CONSIDERING THE SAME THE LD. CIT WAS OF THE OPINION THAT WITHOUT VERIFYING COMPLETE BILLS AND VOUCHERS THE ASSESSE E WAS ALLOWED TO CLAIM DEPRECIATION. WITH REGARD TO THE ISSUE OF TRANSACTION AS PER THE INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE INVESTIGATION WING PUNE PIL PROVIDED ACCOMMODATION ENTRIES TO ITS CUSTOMERS INCLUDING EMPEE SUGARS & CHEMICALS LTD. BY BOOKING NON - GENU INE BILLS AGAINST PLANTS AND MACHINERIES SUPPLIED TO THEM IN ITS BOOKS OF ACCOUNTS WHICH NEED THOROUGH VERIFICATION. ACCORDINGLY THE LD. CIT SET ASIDE THE ASSESSMENT AND DIRECTED THE ASSESSING OFFICER TO REDO THE SAME AFTER MAKING THOROUGH VERIFICATION O F THE ISSUES. 3. AGGRIEVED THE ASSESSEE IS IN APPEAL BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL AGAINST THE ORDER PASSED UNDER SECTION 263 OF THE ACT. BY RELYING ON THE GROUNDS OF APPEAL THE LD. COUNSEL FOR THE ASSESSEE HAS PRAYED THAT THE ORDER PASSED BY THE LD. CIT SHOULD BE SET ASIDE ON BOTH THE ISSUES. ON THE OTHER HAND THE LD. DR STRONGLY SUPPORTED THE ORDER PASSED BY THE LD. CIT ON BOTH THE ISSUES. 4. WE HAVE HEARD BOTH SIDES PERUSED THE MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON RECORD AND GONE THROUGH THE ORDERS OF AUTHORITIES BELO W. THE ASSESSMENT ORDER PASSED UNDER SECTION 143(3) OF THE ACT WAS FOUND BY THE LD. CIT TO BE ERRONEOUS AND PREJUDICIAL TO THE INTEREST OF THE REVENUE ON THE GROUND THAT THE DEPRECIATION OF .208.70 CRORES CLAIMED BY THE ASSESSEE WAS NOT VERIFIED I.T.A. NO. 2576 /M /14 4 FULLY SINCE THE BILLS/VOUCHERS REQUIRED TO BE FURNISHED BY THE ASSESSEE WERE NOT FURNISHED ENTIRELY AND M/S. PRAJ INDUSTRIES LTD. (PIL) FROM PUNE PROVIDES ACCOMMODATION ENTRIES TO ASSESSEE S CUSTOMER S BY BOOKING NON GENUINE BILLS IN ITS BOOKS OF ACCOUNTS. ACCORDINGLY NOTICE UNDER SECTION 263 OF THE ACT WAS ISSUED TO THE ASSESSEE AND THE LD. CIT HAS CONSIDERED THE SUBMISSIONS WHEREIN IT WAS THE SUBMISSION OF THE ASSESSEE THAT ALL THE BILLS AND VOUCHE RS WITH REGARD TO THE CLAIM OF DEPRECIATION WERE FURNISHED BEFORE THE ASSESSING OFFICER AND HE HAS THOROUGHLY EXAMINED. HOWEVER ON VERIFICATION OF RECORDS OF THE ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS THE LD. CIT NOTICED THAT THE ASSESSEE HAS NOT FURNISHED ALL THE BILLS/VOUCHERS FOR VERIFICATION. FURTHER HE ALSO NOTICED THAT THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAD LEFT A DETAILED NOTE THAT SOME BILLS AND VOUCHERS WERE FURNISHED FOR VERIFICATION ONLY ON 26.03.2014 AND HENCE THE BILLS COULD NOT BE VERIFIED DURING THE ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS. THUS IT IS QUITE EVIDENT THAT THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAS NOT COMPLETELY VERIFIED THE BILLS AND VOUCHERS . THEREFORE THE ASSESSEE WAS NOT CORRECT TO SAY THAT THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAS THOROUGHLY EXAMINED TH E BILLS/VOUCHERS RELATING TO THE CLAIM OF DEPRECIATION. 4.1 FURTHER WITH REGARD TO THE TRANSACTION WITH M/S. PIL PUNE IT WAS THE SUBMISSION OF THE ASSESSEE THAT THERE WERE NO TRANSACTIONS WITH THE ABOVE SAID COMPANY BUT THE LD. CIT HAS OBSERVED THAT INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE INVESTIGATION WING PUNE REVEALS THAT M/S. PIL HAS PROVIDED I.T.A. NO. 2576 /M /14 5 ACCOMMODATION ENTRIES TO ITS CUSTOMERS INCLUDING THE ASSESSEE BY BOOKING NON - GENUINE BILLS AGAINST PLANTS AND MACHINERIES SUPPLIED TO THEM IN ITS BOOKS OF ACCOUNTS. H OWEVER THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAS NOT VERIFIED THE ABOVE ASPECT. ACCORDINGLY THE LD. CIT HAS HELD THAT THE ASSESSMENT ORDER PASSED BY THE ASSESSING OFFICER UNDER SECTION 143(3) OF THE ACT IS ERRONEOUS AND PREJUDICIAL TO THE INTEREST OF REVENUE. AFTER CARE FULLY CONSIDERING THE SUBMISSIONS OF THE ASSESSEE AS WELL AS DETAILED NOTE LEFT BY THE ASSESSING OFFICER AND THE ORDER OF THE LD. CIT WE ARE OF THE CONSIDERED OPINION THAT THE LD. CIT HAS RIGHTLY INVOKED THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 263 OF THE ACT AND DIRECT ED THE ASSESSING OFFICER TO REDO THE ASSESSMENT AFTER MAKING THOROUGH VERIFICATION OF THE ABOVE ISSUES. THUS WE FIND NO INFIRMITY IN THE ORDER PASSED BY THE LD. CIT AND ACCORDINGLY THE GROUNDS RAISED BY THE ASSESSEE ARE DISMISSED. 5 . IN THE RESULT TH E APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE IS DISMISSED . ORDER PRONOUNCED ON THE 27 TH NOVEMBER 2017 AT CHENNAI. SD/ - SD/ - (A.MOHAN ALANKAMONY ) ACCOUNTANT MEMBER ( DUVVURU RL REDDY ) JUDICIAL MEMBER CHENNAI DATED 27 . 1 1 .201 7 VM/ - / COPY TO: 1. / APPELLANT 2. / RESPONDENT 3. ( ) / CIT(A) 4. / CIT 5. / DR & 6. / GF.