Mihir Enterprises,, Thane v. Income-tax Officer, Ward - 1(2),, Solapur

ITA 2801/PUN/2017 | 2008-2009
Pronouncement Date: 05-05-2021 | Result: Allowed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 280124514 RSA 2017
Assessee PAN AACFM1641H
Bench Pune
Appeal Number ITA 2801/PUN/2017
Duration Of Justice 3 year(s) 5 month(s) 5 day(s)
Appellant Mihir Enterprises,, Thane
Respondent Income-tax Officer, Ward - 1(2),, Solapur
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 05-05-2021
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Allowed
Bench Allotted A
Tribunal Order Date 05-05-2021
Date Of Final Hearing 29-04-2021
Next Hearing Date 29-04-2021
Last Hearing Date 29-04-2021
First Hearing Date 14-12-2020
Assessment Year 2008-2009
Appeal Filed On 30-11-2017
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL A BENCH PUNE (THROUGH VIRTUAL COURT) BEFORE SHRI R.S.SYAL VICE PRESIDENT AND SHRI S.S. VISWANETHRA RAVI J UDICIAL M EMBER . / I TA NO S . 2799 2800 & 2801 /PUN/20 17 / ASSESSMENT YEAR : 2008 - 09 MIHIR ENTERPRISES FLAT NO.701 VARDHAMAN TOWER CO - OP BHASKAR COLONY NAVPADA THANE. PAN : AACFM1641H ....... / APPELLANT / V/S. THE INCOME TAX OFFICER WARD - 1(2) SOLAPUR. / RESPONDENT A SSESSEE BY : SHRI PRAMOD SHINGTE REVENUE BY : SHRI VITTHAL BHOSALE / DATE OF HEARING : 29 .04.2021 / DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 05 . 0 5 .2021 / ORDER PER S.S. VISWANETHRA RAVI JM : ALL THESE THREE APPEALS BY THE ASSESSEE ARE DIRECTED AGAINST THE COMMON ORDER DATED 12.05.2017 PASSED BY THE LD. CIT(APPEALS) - 7 PUNE FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2008 - 09. 2 ITA NO S . 2799 2800 & 2801 /PUN/20 17 A.Y. 2008 - 09 2. AT THE VERY OUTSET SHRI PRAMOD SHINGTE LD. AR FOR THE ASSESSEE SUBMITTED THAT THE APPEAL IS TIME BARRED BY 142 DAYS AND IN RESPECT THEREOF HE HAS FILED CONDONATION PETITION ALONG WITH AFFIDAVIT. THE LD. A R ALSO AGREED THAT THIS DELAY WAS UN - INTENTIONAL AND CANNOT BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DELIBERATE CONDU CT OF THE ASSESSEE. AFTER HEARING BOTH THE PARTIES HEREIN WE CONDONE THE DELAY OF 142 DAYS AND ADMIT THE APPEAL S FOR HEARING ON MERITS. 3 . THE LD. AR SUBMITS THAT ALL THE APPEALS INVOLVE THE SAME ASSESSEE BASING ON IDENTICAL FACTS AND THEREFORE REQUEST ED TO HEAR ALL THE APPEALS TOGETHER. UPON HEARING THE LD. DR AND WITH THE CONSENT OF BOTH THE PARTIES WE PROCEED TO HEAR ALL THE APPEALS TOGETHER FOR THE SAKE OF CONVENIENCE. 4. FIRST WE WOULD TAKE UP THE APPEAL IN ITA NO.2799/PUN/2017 FOR THE ASSESSME NT YEAR 2008 - 09 . ITA NO.2799/PUN/2017 A.Y. 2008 - 09 5 . THE ONLY IS SUE RAISED IN THIS APPEAL IS CHALLENGING THE ACTION OF THE LD. CIT(A) IN CONFIRMING THE PENALTY LEVIED U/S.271B OF THE INCOME TAX ACT 1961 (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE ACT) IN THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THIS CASE. 6 . HEARD BOTH THE PARTIES HEREIN. WE NOTE THAT THE PENALT Y PROCEEDINGS U/S.271B OF THE ACT WAS INITIATED BY THE ASSESSING OFFICER FOR NOT AUDITING THE ACCOUNT OF THE ASSESSEE AND NOT FURNISHING THE SAME WITHIN THE DUE DATE. 7 . THE LD. AR SUBMITS THAT THE ASSESSING OFFICER COMPLETED ORIGINAL ASSESSMENT PROCEEDIN GS U/S.144 OF THE ACT WHICH WAS CONFIRMED BY THE LD. CIT(A). THE TRIBUNAL IN APPEAL REMAND ED THE MATTER TO THE FILE OF THE 3 ITA NO S . 2799 2800 & 2801 /PUN/20 17 A.Y. 2008 - 09 ASSESSING OFFICER FOR ITS FRESH ADJUDICATION AND ACCORDINGLY ASSESSMENT ORDER U/S.143(3) OF THE ACT WAS PASSED. HE ARGUED THAT THIS PENALTY WAS IMPOSED ON THE BASIS OF ASSESSME NT COMPLETED U/S.144 OF THE ACT S INCE THE SAID ASSESSMENT IS NO MORE IN EXISTENCE ON RECORD AND THE PENALTY IMPOSED THEREON IS NOT MAINTAINABLE BUT HOWEVER AGREED TO REMAND THE ISSUE TO THE FILE OF ASSESSING OF FICER FOR ITS FRESH ADJUDICATION IN TERMS OF THE ORDER OF THIS TRIBUNAL IN RELATION TO THE ORIGINAL ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS PASSED U/S.144 OF THE ACT. 8 . SHRI VITTHAL BHOSALE LD. DR DID NOT REPORT ANY OBJECTION IN REMANDING THE MATTER TO THE FILE OF ASSESSING OFFICER FOR ITS FRESH ADJUDICATION. 9 . IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES WE FIND FORCE IN THE ARGUMENT OF THE LD. AR IN REMANDING THE ISSUE TO THE FILE OF THE ASSESSING OFFICER AND ACCORDINGLY THE ISSUE IS REMANDED TO THE FILE OF THE ASSESSING OFFICER FOR ITS FRESH ADJUDICATION. THE ASSESSEE IS AT LIBERTY TO FILE ITS EVIDENCES IF ANY IN SUPPORT OF ITS CONTENTION S . 10 . IN THE RESULT APPEAL OF THE ASSESSE IN ITA NO.2799/PUN/2017 IS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. ITA N O .2800/PUN/2017 A.Y.2008 - 09 11. AT THE VERY OUTSET SHRI PRAMOD SHINGTE LD. AR FOR THE ASSESSEE SUBMITTED THAT THE APPEAL IS TIME BARRED BY 142 DAYS AND IN RESPECT THEREOF HE HAS FILED CONDONATION PETITION ALONG WITH AFFIDAVIT. THE LD. A R ALSO AGREED THAT THIS DELAY WAS UN - INTENTIONAL AND CANNOT BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DELIBERATE CONDUCT OF THE ASSESSEE. AFTER HEARING THE BOTH THE PARTIES HEREIN W E CONDONE THE DELAY OF 142 DAYS AND ADMIT THE APPEAL FOR HEARING ON MERITS. 4 ITA NO S . 2799 2800 & 2801 /PUN/20 17 A.Y. 2008 - 09 1 2 . IN THIS APPEAL THE ASSESSING OFFICER IMPOSED PENALTY U/S.271(1)(B) OF THE ACT FOR DEFAULT IN COMPLIANCE OF STATUTORY NOTICES U/S.143(2)/142(1) OF THE ACT FOR SUM OF RS.30 000 / - WHICH WAS CONFIRMED BY THE LD. CIT(A) IN EX - PARTE THE ASSESSEE . 1 3 . BOTH THE PARTIES HEREIN UNANIMOUSLY AGREED THAT FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES IN THIS APPEAL IS ABSOLUTELY IDENTICAL TO THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES RAISED IN ITA NO.2799/PUN/2017. THEREFORE OUR DECISION RENDERED IN ITA NO.2799/PUN/2017 SHALL MUTATIS MUTANDIS APPLY IN THIS CASE ALSO. HENCE WE REMAND THE ISSUE TO THE FILE OF THE ASSESSING OFFICER FOR ITS FRESH ADJUDICATION WITH SIMILAR DIRECTIONS GIVEN IN ITA NO.2799/PUN/2017. 14 . IN THE RESULT APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE IN ITA NO.2800/PUN/2017 IS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. ITA NO.2801/PUN/2017 A.Y.2008 - 09 15. AT THE VERY OUTSET SHRI PRAMOD SHINGTE LD. AR FOR THE ASSESSEE SUBMITTED THAT THE APPEAL IS TIME BARRED BY 142 DAYS AND IN RESPECT THEREOF HE HAS FILED CONDONATION PETITION ALONG WITH AFFIDAVIT. THE LD. A R ALSO AGREED THAT THIS DELAY WAS UN - INTENTIONAL AND CANNOT BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DELIBERATE CONDUCT OF THE ASSESSEE. AFTER HEARING THE BOTH THE PARTIES HEREIN WE CONDONE THE DELAY OF 142 DAYS AND ADMIT THE APPEALS FOR HEARING ON MERITS. 16 . IN THIS CASE THE ASSESSING OFFICER IMPOSED THE PENALTY U/S.271(1)(C) OF THE ACT FOR SUM OF RS.5 89 210/ - FOR FURNISHING INACCURATE PARTICULARS OF INCOME WHICH WAS CONFIRMED BY THE LD. CIT(A) IN EX - PARTE THE ASSESSEE. 5 ITA NO S . 2799 2800 & 2801 /PUN/20 17 A.Y. 2008 - 09 17 . BOTH THE PARTIES HEREIN UNANIMOUSLY AGREED THA T FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES IN THIS APPEAL IS ABSOLUTELY IDENTICAL TO THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES RAISED IN ITA NO.2799/PUN/2017. THEREFORE OUR DECISION RENDERED IN ITA NO.2799/PUN/2017 SHALL MUTATIS MUTANDIS APPLY IN THIS CASE ALSO. HENCE WE REMAND THE IS SUE TO THE FILE OF THE ASSESSING OFFICER FOR ITS FRESH ADJUDICATION WITH SIMILAR DIRECTIONS GIVEN IN ITA NO.2799/PUN/2017. 1 8 . IN THE RESULT APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE IN ITA NO.280 1 /PUN/2017 IS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. 19 . IN THE COMBINED RESULT ALL THE APPEALS OF THE ASSESSEE ARE ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. ORDER PRO NOUNCED ON 05 TH DAY OF MAY 2021. S D/ - S D/ - R.S.SYAL S.S. VISWANETHRA RAVI VICE PRESIDENT JUDICIAL MEMBER / PUNE; / DATED : 05 TH MAY 2021. SB / COPY OF THE ORDER FORWARDED TO : 1. / THE APPELLANT. 2. / THE RESPONDENT. 3. THE CIT(APPEALS) - 7 PUNE. 4. THE CIT - 6 PUNE. 5. / DR ITAT A BENCH PUNE. 6 . / GUARD FILE. / BY ORDER // T RUE C O PY // / PRIVATE SECRETARY / ITAT PUNE . 6 ITA NO S . 2799 2800 & 2801 /PUN/20 17 A.Y. 2008 - 09 DATE 1 DRAFT DICTATED ON 29 .04.2021 SR.PS/PS 2 DRAFT PLACED BEFORE AUTHOR 05.05 .2021 SR.PS/PS 3 DRAFT PROPOSED AND PLACED BEFORE THE SECOND MEMBER JM/AM 4 DRAFT DISCUSSED/APPROVED BY SECOND MEMBER AM/JM 5 APPROVED DRAFT COMES TO THE SR. PS/PS SR.PS/PS 6 KEPT FOR PRONOUNCEMENT ON SR.PS/PS 7 DATE OF UPLOADING OF ORDER SR.PS/PS 8 FILE SENT TO BENCH CLERK SR.PS/PS 9 DATE ON WHICH THE FILE GOES TO THE HEAD CLERK 10 DATE ON WHICH FILE GOES TO THE A.R 11 DATE OF DISPATCH OF ORDER