M/s Prestige Food Ltd., Indore v. THE ACIT-1(2), Indore

ITA 286/IND/2016 | 2009-2010
Pronouncement Date: 29-09-2016 | Result: Allowed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 28622714 RSA 2016
Assessee PAN AABCP8038K
Bench Indore
Appeal Number ITA 286/IND/2016
Duration Of Justice 5 month(s) 30 day(s)
Appellant M/s Prestige Food Ltd., Indore
Respondent THE ACIT-1(2), Indore
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 29-09-2016
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Allowed
Bench Allotted DB
Tribunal Order Date 29-09-2016
Assessment Year 2009-2010
Appeal Filed On 30-03-2016
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL INDORE BENCH INDORE .. ..!' #$ # !% BEFORE SHRI D.T. GARASIA JUDICIAL MEMBER AND SHRI O.P. MEENA ACCOUNTANT MEMBER I.T.A. NO. 286/IND/2016 ASSESSMENT YEAR: 2009-10 M/S PRESTIGE FOOD LIMITED INDORE PAN AABCP 8038K :: APPELLANT VS ACIT 1(2) INDORE :: &'( / RESPONDENT /APPELLANT BY SHRI WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS RESPONDENT BY SHRI MOHD. JAVED ! DATE OF HEARING 19.9.2016 '#$% ! DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT 29.09.2016 ' O R D E R PER SHRI D.T. GARASIA JM THE ASSESSEE HAS PREFERRED THIS APPEAL AGAINST THE ORDER OF THE LEARNED CIT(A)-22 NEW DELHI HOLDING CONCURRENT JURISDICTION OF CIT(A)-II INDORE. M/S PRESTIGE FOOD LTD. ITA NO. 286/IND/2016 2 2. THE ONLY GROUND TAKEN BY THE ASSESSEE IS THAT THE LEARNED CIT(A) WAS NOT JUSTIFIED IN SUSTAINING EMPL OYEES CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS PF&ESIC OF RS.1 37 279/- AND RS.10 036/- AGGREGATING TORS.1 47 315/- IN PRESTIGE FOODS UNIT AND RS.70 283/- AND RS.3 880/- AGGREGATING TO RS.73 163/- IN PRESTIGE SOYA UNIT OF THE ASSESSEE B Y STATING LATE PAYMENT WHICH IS WRONG ILLEGAL AND UNJUSTIFI ED. 3. THE BRIEF FACTS OF THE CASE ARE THAT THE ASSESSEE CLAIMED EMPLOYEES CONTRIBUTION TO PROVIDENT FUND A ND ESIC OF RS.147315/- AND RS.73165/- RESPECTIVELY AGGREGATING TON RS.210478/- IN ITS TWO UNITS VIZ. PRESTIGE FOODS LT D. AND PRESTIGE SOYA INDUSTRIES. THE ASSESSEE MADE PAYMENT OF BOTH THE AMOUNTS LATE AS PER SECTION 36(VA) OF THE IT AC T BUT BEFORE THE TIME ALLOWED U/S 43B OT THE ACT AND THUS PAID B EFORE THE DUE DATE OF FILING THE RETURN U/S 139(1) OF THE ACT . THE ASSESSING OFFICER DISALLOWED THE PAYMENT SO MADE ON THE GROUND THAT THE PAYMENTS WERE MADE BEYOND THE TIME ALLOWED U/S 36(VA) OF THE ACT. ON APPEAL THE LEARNED CIT(A ) SUSTAINED M/S PRESTIGE FOOD LTD. ITA NO. 286/IND/2016 3 THE ORDER OF THE LEARNED CIT(A). NOW THE ASSESSEE I S IN APPEAL BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL. 4. ON THE DATE OF HEARING THERE WAS NO REPRESENTATIVE ON BEHALF OF THE ASSESSEE. HOWEVER WRITTEN SUBMISSION S WERE FILED WHICH ARE ON RECORD. ON THE OTHER HAND THE L EARNED DR SUPPORTED THE ORDERS OF THE AUTHORITIES BELOW. 5. AFTER GOING THROUGH THE CASE RECORD AND CONSIDERING THE WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS OF THE ASSESSEE IN THE WAKE OF THE SUBMISSIONS OF THE LEARNED DR WE ARE OF THE VIEW T HAT THE MATTER REQUIRES RE-ADJUDICATION AT THE LEVEL OF THE ASSESSING OFFICER. WE THEREFORE IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE AND FAIR PLAY RESTORE THE ISSUE TO THE FILE OF THE ASSESSING OFFI CER WITH THE DIRECTION TO DECIDE THE SAME DE NOVO AFTER CONSIDER ING THE WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS OF THE ASSESSEE AND PROVIDING R EASONABLE OPPORTUNITY OF BEING HEARD TO THE ASSESSEE. 6. IN THE RESULT THE APPEAL IS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICA L PURPOSES. M/S PRESTIGE FOOD LTD. ITA NO. 286/IND/2016 4 THE ORDER HAS BEEN PRONOUNCED IN OPEN COURT ON 1 9 TH SEPTEMBER 2016. SD SD ( ..!') (..) #$ ( (O.P.MEENA) (D.T.GARASIA) ACCOUNTANT MEMBER J UDICIAL MEMBER '- / DATED : 29 SEPTEMBER 2016. DN/