DCIT,, New Delhi v. M/s Daffodil Buildcon Pvt. Ltd.,, Agra

ITA 2927/DEL/2017 | 2012-2013
Pronouncement Date: 17-03-2021 | Result: Dismissed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 292720114 RSA 2017
Assessee PAN AACCD4642C
Bench Delhi
Appeal Number ITA 2927/DEL/2017
Duration Of Justice 3 year(s) 10 month(s) 6 day(s)
Appellant DCIT,, New Delhi
Respondent M/s Daffodil Buildcon Pvt. Ltd.,, Agra
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 17-03-2021
Appeal Filed By Department
Order Result Dismissed
Bench Allotted B
Tribunal Order Date 17-03-2021
Assessment Year 2012-2013
Appeal Filed On 11-05-2017
Judgment Text
IN TH E INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL DELHI BENCH : B : NEW DELHI BEFORE SHRI R. K. PANDA ACCOUNTANT MEMBER AND MS SUCHITRA KAMBLE JUDICIAL MEMBER ITA NO .2422 /DEL/201 7 ASSESSMENT YEAR : 20 1 2 - 13 DAFFODIL BUILDCON PVT. LTD. 303 3 RD FLOOR GLOBAL FOYER G OLF COURSE ROAD SECTOR - 43 GURGAON. PAN: AACCD4642C VS DCIT CIRCLE - 7(1) CR BUILDING IP ESTATE NEW DELHI. ITA NO.2 927 /DEL/2017 ASSESSMENT YEAR: 20 12 - 13 DCIT CIRCLE - 7(1) CR BUILDING IP ESTATE NEW DELHI VS. DAFFODIL BUILDCON PVT. LTD. 303 3 RD FLOOR GLOBAL FOYER GOLF COURSE ROAD SECTOR - 43 GURGAON. PAN: AACCD4642C (APP ELL A NT ) (RESPONDENT) A SSESSEE BY : SHRI SUDESH GARG ADVOCATE RE VENUE BY : SHRI JAGDISH SINGH SR. DR DATE OF HEARING : 0 9 . 0 2 . 20 2 1 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 17 . 0 3 . 20 2 1 ORDER PER R. K. PANDA AM : TH E SE ARE CROSS APPEAL S . THE FIRST ONE IS FILED BY THE ASSESSEE AND THE SECOND ONE IS FILED BY THE REVENUE AND ARE DIRECTED AGAINST THE ORDER DATED 9 TH ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 2 FEBRUARY 2017 OF THE CIT(A) - 3 NEW DELHI RELATING TO ASSESSMENT YEAR S 20 12 - 13. FOR THE SAKE OF CONVENIENCE THESE WERE HEARD TOGETHER AND ARE BEING DISPOSED OF BY THIS COMMON ORDER. ITA NO.2927/DEL/2017 (BY THE REVENUE) 2. FACTS OF THE CASE IN BRIEF ARE THAT THE ASSESSEE IS A COMP ANY ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF DEVELOPMENT OF RESIDENTIAL PLOTTED COLONY AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION. IT FILED ITS RETURN OF INCOME ON 15 TH JUNE 2013 DECLARING TOTAL INCOME OF RS.8 68 130/ - . DURING THE COURSE OF ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS THE AO ON PERUSA L OF THE BALANCE SHEET AS ON 31.03.2012 AND ANNEXURE THERETO FOUND THAT THE ASSESSEE COMPANY DURING THE YEAR HAS ISSUED 2 59 460 SHARES @ RS.900/ - PER SHARE (FACE VALUE OF RS.10/ - + RS.890/ - PREMIUM PER SHARE) AND HAS RAISED A TOTAL AMOUNT OF RS.23 35 1 4 000/ - IN THE FORM OF SHARE CAPITAL AND SHARE PREMIUM FROM THREE ENTITIES THE DETAILS OF WHICH ARE AS UNDER: - S. NO. NAME OF ENTITY AMOUNT RECEIVED (IN RS.) DETAILS OF AMOUNT 1. M/S GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS PVT. LTD. 12 RING ROAD LAJPAT NAGAR - IV NEW D ELHI - 24 6 78 54 600 75 394 SHARES @ RS.900 PER SHARE (RS.10 FACE VALUE + RS.890 SHARE PREMIUM ON EACH SHARE) RAISING RS.7 53 940/ - AS SHARE CAPITAL & RS.6 71 00 660/ - AS SHARE PREMIUM 2 M/S KABIR COMMODITIES PVT. LTD. 5 CENTRAL AVENUE 1 ST FLOOR MAHARA NI BAGH NEW DELHI - 65 1 24 69 500 13 855 SHARES @ RS. 900 PER SHARE (RS. 10 FACE VALUE + RS. 890 SHARE PREMIUM ON EACH SHARE) RAISING RS. 1 38 550/ - AS SHARE CAPITAL & RS. 1 23 30 950/ - AS SHARE PREMIUM. 3 M/S D.D. RESORT PVT. LTD. 12 RING ROAD LAJPAT N AGAR - IV NEW DELHI - 24 15 31 89 900 1 70 211 SHARES @ RS. 900 PER SHARE (RS. 10 FACE VALUE + RS. 890 SHARE PREMIUM ON EACH SHARE) RAISING RS. 17 02 110/ - AS SHARE CAPITAL & RS. 15 14 87 790/ - AS SHARE PREMIUM. ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 3 TOTAL 23 35 14 000 2 59 460 SHARES @ RS. 900 PER SHARE (RS. 10 FACE VALUE + RS. 890 SHARE PREMIUM ON EACH SHARE) RAISING RS. 25 94 600/ - AS SHARE CAPITAL & RS. 23 09 19 400/ - AS SHARE PREMIUM. 3. FROM THE VARIOUS DETAILS FURNISHED BY THE ASSESSEE HE NOTED THAT THE ABOVE - MENTIONED SHARES WERE ISSU ED ON ACCOUNT OF SHARE APPLICATION MONEY RECEIVED FROM THESE ENTITIES THE DETAILS OF WHICH ARE AS UNDER: - S. NO. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE COMPANY OPENING BALANCE (IN RS.) AMOUNT RECEIVED DURING THE YEAR (IN RS.) SHARE ISSUED /AMOUNT REPAID CLOSING BALANCE AS ON 31.03.2012 (IN RS.) 1 M/S GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS PVT. LTD. 12 RING ROAD LAJPAT NAGAR - IV NEW DELHI - 24 6 58 85 000 I 1 75 00 000 RS. 6 78 54 600/ - ON ACCOUNT OF 75 394 SHARES ISSUED @ RS 900 PER SHARE (RS. 10 FACE VALUE + RS. 890 SHARE PREMIUM ON EACH SHARE + REPAYMENT OF RS. 1 55 30 400/ - NIL 2 M/S KABIR COMMODITIES PVT. . LTD. 5 CENTRAL AVENUE L ST FLOOR MAHARANI BAGH NEW DELHI - 65 14 98 00 000 . 1 66 40 000 RS. 1 24 69 500/ - ON ACCOUNT OF 13 855 SHARES ISSUED @ RS. 900 PER SHARE (RS 10 FACE VALUE + RS. 890 SHARE PREMIUM ON EACH SHARE) + REPAYMENT OF RS. 9 69 35 00 000/ - 5 70 35 500 3 M/S D.D. RESORT PVT. LTD. 12 RING ROAD LAJPAT NAGAR - IV NEW DELHI - 24 13 71 25 000 1 60 80 000 RS. 15 31 89 900/ - . ON ACCOUNT OF 1 70 211 SHARES @ RS. 900 PER SHARE (RS. 10 FACE VALUE + RS. 890 SHARE PREMIUM ON EACH SHARE) + REPAYMENT OF RS. 15 100/ - NIL TOTAL AMOUNT RECEIVED DURING THE YEAR RS 5 02 20 000/ - ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 4 4. THE AO ASKED THE ASSESSEE TO FURNISH THE COMPLETE DETAILS OF SHARE CAPITAL SHARE PREMIUM SHA RE APPLICATION MONEY AND UNSECURED LOAN RECEIVED DURING THE YEAR TO PROVE THE IDENTITY AND CREDIT WORTHINESS OF PERSONS AND GENUINENESS OF THE TRANSACTIONS IN TERMS OF THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 68 OF THE INCOME TAX ACT 1961. THE ASSESSEE WAS ALSO REQUIRE D TO ENSURE PERSONAL DEPOSITION OF DIRECTORS OF THE ABOVE NAMED THREE COMPANIES. ALTHOUGH THE ASSESSEE FURNISHED THE DETAILS SUCH AS COPIES OF INCOME - TAX RETURNS CONFIRMATIONS AND COPY OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE THREE CREDITOR COMPANIES HOWEVER THE ASSESSEE FAILED TO ENSURE THE PERSONAL DEPOSITION OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE AFORESAID COMPANIES. FROM THE VARIOUS DETAILS FURNISHED BY THE ASSESSEE THE AO NOTED THAT PRIMA FACIE THE COMPANIES NAMELY M/S GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS PVT. LTD. M/S KABIR COMMODI TIES PVT. LTD. APPEARED NOT TO BE GENUINE PARTIES AND THE GENUINENESS OF THE TRANSACTIONS ENTERED WITH THEM IS ALSO DOUBTFUL. HE NOTED THAT THE REVENUE OPERATIONS ARE NEGLIGIBLE BUT THEY HAVE RAISED HUGE SHARE CAPITAL/SHARE PREMIUM. THE FUNDS OF THESE COMP ANIES HAVE BEEN FURTHER INVESTED IN OTHER COMPANIES AS SHARE CAPITAL/SHARE PREMIUM THE ASSESSEE BEING ONE OF SUCH COMPANIES. ACCORDING TO THE AO R AISING OF SHARE CAPITAL THROUGH CHARGING OF UNREALISTIC AND UNJUSTIFIED SHARE PREMIUM IS A KEY INGREDIENT OF ACCOMMODATION ENTRY OPERATIONS. HE FURTHER NOTED FROM THE COPIES OF THEIR BANK STATEMENTS FURNISHED THAT MA JORITY OF DEBIT/CREDIT ENTRIES OF I DENTICAL OR EQU AL AMOUNTS APPEAR S TO B E ON ACCOUNT OF ROUND TRIPPING OF MONEY BEFORE PASSING ON TO BENEFICIARIES LIKE THE ASSESSEE. HE T HEREFORE INFERRED THAT THE ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 5 ASSESSEE HAS TAKEN CREDIT ENTRIES OF RS.3 41 40 000/ - FROM THESE TWO COMPANIES THE DETAILS OF WHICH ARE AS UNDER: 1. M/S GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS PVT. LTD. SHARE APPLICATION MONEY RECEIVED DURING F.Y. 2011 - 1 2 RS. 1 75 00 000 2. M/S KABIR COMMODITIES PVT. LTD. SHARE APPLICATION MONEY RECEIVED DURING F.Y. 2011 - 12 RS. 1 66 40 000 TOTAL AMOUNT CREDITED FROM THESE TWO COMPANIES RS. 3 41 40 000 / - 5. SINCE ACCORDING TO THE AO THE ASSESSEE FAILED T O HIS SATISFACTION REGARDING THE IDENTITY AND CREDIT WORTHINESS OF THE ABOVE TWO COMPANIES AND GENUINENESS OF THE TRANSACTION THEREFORE FOLLOWING THE DECISIONS OF THE HON BLE DELHI HIGH COURT IN THE CASE OF CIT VS. TITAN SECURITIES LTD. IN ITA NO.263/201 2 AND IN CIT VS. NOVA PROMOTERS & FINLEASE (P) LTD. REPORTED IN 342 ITR 169 THE AO MADE AN ADDITION OF R S.3 41 40 000/ - TO THE TOTAL INCOME OF THE ASSESSEE BY INVOKING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 68 OF THE IT ACT. 6. BEFORE THE CIT(A) IT WAS SUBMITTED TH AT THE INVESTOR COMPANIES ARE THE GROUP COMPANIES AND HAVE COMMON DIRECTORS OR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. THE INVESTING COMPANIES HAVE BEEN ASSESSED U/S 143(3) OF THE ACT. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER THAT THE INVESTING COMPANIES WERE CONTROLLED BY ANY ENT RY OPERATOR. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OR ALLEGATION THAT CASH WAS DEPOSITED IN INVESTING COMPANIES OR EVEN DOWNSTREAM OF INVESTING COMPANIES AND SOURCE OF INVESTING COMPANIES IS SUSPECT. THIS IS A CASE WHERE FUNDS HAVE MOVED WITHIN THE GROUP AND THERE IS NO FRESH INFLOW OF FUNDS FROM OUTSIDE THE GROUP. IT WAS SUBMITTED THAT IN ONE OF THE ENTITIES I.E. M/S GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS PVT. LTD. THERE IS A NET ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 6 INFLOW OF RS.21 69 600/ - YET THE AO HAD MADE CASH CREDIT ADDITION OF RS.1 75 00 000/ - . SIMILARLY IN THE CASE OF THE OTHER ENTITY THERE WAS NEGATIVE INFUSION OF RS.8 02 95 000/ - YET THE AO MADE AN ADDITION OF RS.1 66 40 000/ - . IT WAS ARGUED THAT COMPLETE SET OF DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE REQUIRED TO PROVE THE GENUINENESS OF TRANSACTION WAS PROVIDED TO THE AO. IT WAS SUBMITTED THAT THE AO HAS WHOLLY ACTED ON BASELESS ASSUMPTIONS AND SUSPICION. RELYING ON VARIOUS DECISIONS IT WAS ARGUED THAT THE ASSESSEE HAS FULLY DISCHARGED THE ONUS CAST ON IT BY PROVING THE IDENTITY AND CREDIT WORTHINESS OF THE INVESTING COMPANI ES AND THE GENUINENESS OF THE TRANSACTION. IT WAS ACCORDINGLY ARGUED THAT THE ADDITION MADE BY THE AO BEING NOT IN CONSONANCE WITH LAW AND FACT SHOULD BE DELETED. 7. BASED ON THE ARGUMENTS ADVANCED BY THE ASSESSEE THE LD.CIT(A) DELETED THE ADDITION OF R S.3 41 00 000/ - MADE BY THE AO U/S 68 OF THE ACT BY OBSERVING AS UNDER: - 3.1 HAVING GONE THROUGH THE SUBMISSIONS OF THE APPELLANT ORDER OF THE ASSESSMENT MADE BY THE ASSESSING OFFICER AND THE MATERIAL EVIDENCES PLACED ON THE RECORD IT EMERGES FROM THE FACTS THAT THE APPELLANT HAS RECEIVED SHARE APPLICATION MONEY FROM M/S GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS (P) LTD. AND M/S KABIR COMMODITIES (P)LTD. IT IS EVIDENT FROM THE CASE RECORDS THAT THE APPELLANT HAS FILED THE COPIES OF THE FINAL ACCOUNTS I.E. BALANCE SHEET AND PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT OF THE SUBSCRIBERS DURING THE ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS. THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED A SUM OF RS.1 75 00 000/ - FROM M/S GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS (P)LTD. IT IS CLEAR FROM THE BALANCE SHEET OF THE SUBSCRIBER THAT THE COMPANY IS HAVING A BALANC E SHEET OF RS.151 CRORES. THE COMPANY HAS PURCHASED SHARES OF OTHER COMPANIES AS STOCK IN TRADE AS WELL AS FOR THE INVESTMENT PURPOSES. THE NON CURRENT INVESTMENTS HAVE DECREASED FROM RS.22.9 CRORES TO RS.12.4 CRORES WHEREAS THE LOANS AND ADVANCES HAVE INC REASED FROM RS.39.3 TO 63.5 CRORES. THE INVENTORY OF THE INVESTMENTS HAVE DECREASED FROM 82.2 CRORES TO 75.2 CRORES. IT IS CLEAR FROM THE INFORMATION AS DISCUSSED ABOVE THAT THE COMPANY WAS HAVING A LIQUIDITY DURING THE YEAR AND THE SHARE APPLICATION ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 7 MONEY HAS BEEN SUBSCRIBED FROM THE FUNDS AVAILABLE WITH THE COMPANY WHICH HAVE BEEN GENERATED FROM THE SALE OF INVESTMENTS. 3.2 FURTHER THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED THE SHARE APPLICATION MONEY OF RS. 1 66 40 000/ - FROM M/S KABIR COMMODITIES (P)LTD. THE SIZE OF TH E BALANCE SHEET OF THE COMPANY DURING THE YEAR UNDER CONSIDERATION IS RS.90 CRORES. THE COMPANY HAS ACHIEVED THE TURN OVER TO THE EXTENT OF RS.108.9 CRORES. THE COMPANY HAS PURCHASED THE SHARES OF OTHER COMPANIES AS STOCK IN TRADE AS FAR AS FOR THE INVESTM ENT PURPOSES. THE NON CURRENT INVESTMENTS HAVE DECREASED FROM RS.32.8 TO RS.12.2 CRORES WHEREAS THE LOANS AND ADVANCES HAVE INCREASED FROM RS.58.4 TO RS.63.5 CRORES. THE SUBSCRIPTION TO THE SHARE APPLICATION MONEY OF RS. 1 66 40 000/ - HAS BEEN MADE FROM TH E FUNDS GENERATED THROUGH THE SALE OF INVESTMENT DURING THE YEAR. 3.3 THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAS NOT BROUGHT ANY EVIDENCE ON THE RECORD THAT BOTH THE SUBSCRIBERS ARE NOT HAVING THE CREDITWORTHINESS TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHARE CAPITAL OF THE COMPANY. THERE IS NOTHING ON THE RECORD TO HOLD THAT THE TRANSACTIONS MADE BY THE COMPANIES ARE NOT GENUINE. IN VIEW OF THE FACTS DISCUSSED ABOVE IT IS CLEAR THAT BOTH THE COMPANIES ARE HAVING THE CREDITWORTHINESS TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHARE APPLICATION. THE ADDITION OF RS. 3 41 00 000/ - MADE BY THE ASSESSING OFFICER UNDER SECTION 68 OF THE ACT IS THEREFORE DELETED AND THE ASSESSING OFFICER IS DIRECTED TO MODIFY THE ORDER OF ASSESSMENT ACCORDINGLY. 8. AGGRIEVED WITH SUCH ORDER OF THE CIT(A) THE REVENUE IS IN APPEAL BEFOR E THE TRIBUNAL BY RAISING THE FOLLOWING GROUNDS: - 1. LD.CIT(A) ERRED IN LAW AND ON FACTS OF THE CASE IN DELETING THE ADDITION OF RS.3 41 40 000/ - MADE BY THE AO U/S 68 OF THE INCOME TAX ACT. 2. T HE APPELLANT CRAVES LEAVE TO MODIFY ADD OR FOREGO ANY GROU ND (S) OF APPEAL AT ANY TIME BEFORE OR DURING THE HEARING OF THIS APPEAL. 9. THE LD. DR HEAVILY RELIED ON THE ORDER OF THE AO. HE SUBMITTED THAT THE LD.CIT(A) WITHOUT ANY JUSTIFICATION HAS DELETED THE ADDITION WHICH SHOULD BE REVERSED AND THAT THE ORD ER OF THE AO BE RESTORED. 10. THE LD. COUNSEL FOR THE ASSESSEE ON THE OTHER HAND STRONGLY SUPPORTED THE ORDER OF THE CIT(A). REFERRING TO THE COPY OF THE ASSESSMENT ORDER PASSED U/S ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 8 147/143(3) FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2011 - 12 ORDER DATED 24 TH DECEMBER 2018 THE LD. COUNSEL SUBMITTED THAT THE CASE OF THE ASSESSEE FOR THE A.Y. 2011 - 12 WAS REOPENED BY ISSUE OF NOTICE U/S 148 DATED 29 TH MARCH 2018 ON THE GROUND THAT THE ASSESSEE HAS RECEIVED SHARE APPLICATION MONEY DURING THE YEAR UNDER CONSIDERATION ON U NJUSTIFIED PREMIUM. THE CASE OF THE ASSESSEE WAS REOPENED AFTER THE ORDER FOR A.Y. 2012 - 13 WAS PASSED. HE SUBMITTED THAT THE AO IN THE ORDER PASSED U/S 147/143(3) HAS ACCEPTED THE SHARE APPLICATION MONEY AND SHARE PREMIUM RECEIVED BY THE ASSESSEE. EVEN FOR A.Y. 2013 - 14 THERE IS NO ADDITION AND THE RETURNED INCOME OF RS.12 42 470/ - HAS BEEN ACCEPTED IN THE ORDER PASSED U/S 143(3) OF THE ACT. SINCE THE ASSESSEE HAS RECEIVED THE SHARE APPLICATION AND SHARE PREMIUM FROM THE GROUP COMPANIES WHO ARE ASSESS ED U/S 143(3) OF THE ACT THEREFORE THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION ON THE PART OF THE AO TO MAKE THE ADDITION AND THE LD.CIT(A) WAS FULLY JUSTIFIED IN DELETING THE ADDITION. HE ALSO DREW THE ATTENTION OF THE BENCH TO THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS MADE BEFORE THE C IT(A): - FROM THE DETAILS AS POINTED OUT ABOVE IT CAN BE SEEN THAT THERE ARE RECEIPTS AS WELL AS REPAYMENTS. EVEN IF THE DEPOSITS ARE TREATED AS NON - GENUINE IN THAT CASE ALSO THE NET OF RECEIPTS AND PAYMENT CAN ONLY BE ADDED. IN THE CASE OF M/S GLOBAL MER CHANDISERS PVT. LTD. THE RECEIPTS ARE TO THE EXTENT OF RS. 1 75 00 000/ - WHERE AS THE REPAYMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE EXTENT OF RS. 1 53 30 400/ - . THAT MEANS THE NET OF THE TWO I.E. RECEIPT AND PAYMENT REMAINS TO THE EXTENT OF RS. 21 69 600/ - . EVEN IF IT IS ACCEPTED FOR THE SAKE OF THE ARGUMENT THAT NOTHING IS GENUINE THEN ONLY THE BALANCE FIGURE CAN ONLY BE ADDED I.E. THE ADDITION COULD BE ONLY TO THE EXTENT OF RS. 21 69 600/ - . 3.5 IN THE CASE OF M/S KABIR COMMODITIES PVT. LTD. THE RECEIPTS ARE TO THE EX TENT OF RS. 1 66 40 000/ - WHERE AS THE REPAYMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE EXTENT OF RS.9 69 35 000/ - . THAT MEANS THE NET OF THE TWO I.E. RECEIPT AND PAYMENT COMES TO A NEGATIVE FIGURE BEING RS. 8 02 95 000/ - . EVEN IF IT IS ACCEPTED FOR THE SAKE OF THE ARGUME NT THAT NOTHING IS GENUINE THEN ONLY THE BALANCE FIGURE CAN BE ADDED I.E. NOTHING REMAINS FOR ADDITION. ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 9 IT IS ALSO PERTINENT TO POINT OUT THAT THE AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND REPAID THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. EVEN THE OUTSTANDING AMOUNT HAS REMAINED IN THE C ASE OF M/S KABIR COMMODITIES PVT. LTD. BOTH THE COMPANIES ARE WORKING AT THE SAME PLACE AS THAT OF THE APPELLANT COMPANY I.E. 70 NEHRU NAGAR AGRA. 3.6 FROM M/S GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS PVT. LTD. A SUM OF RS. 1 75 00.000/ - WAS RECEIVED DURING THE YEAR THROUG H BANKING CHANNELS. COMPLETE COPY OF ACCOUNT DULY CERTIFIED BY THE SAID PARTY ALONG WITH BANK STATEMENT BALANCE SHEET & ITR WERE FILED DURING THE COURSE OF ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS. FOR THE YEAR UNDER CONSIDERATION THE COMPANY HAS BALANCE SHEET OF THE SIZE OF RS. 151 CRORES. ALSO THE TOTAL TURN OVER OF THE BUSINESS IS TO THE EXTENT OF RS. 7 21 25 000/ - . COMPLETE EVIDENCE PROVING (I) IDENTITY (II) CREDIT WORTHINESS AND (III) GENUINENESS OF TRANSACTIONS WAS FILED DURING THE COURSE OF ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS V IDE SUBMISSION DATED 09.03.2015 WHICH IS PLACED IN THE PAPER BOOK AT . PAGE NO___. 3.7 FROM M/S KABIR COMMODITIES PVT. LID. A SUM OF RS. 1 66 40 000/ - WAS RECEIVED DURING THE YEAR THROUGH BANKING CHANNELS. COMPLETE COPY OF ACCOUNT DULY CERTIFIED BY THE S AID PARTY ALONG WITH BANK STATEMENT BALANCE SHEET & ITR WERE FILED DURING THE COURSE OF ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS. FOR THE YEAR UNDER CONSIDERATION THE COMPANY HAS BALANCE SHEET OF THE SIZE OF RS. 90 CRORES. COMPLETE EVIDENCE PROVING (I) IDENTITY (II) CRED IT WORTHINESS AND (III) GENUINENESS OF TRANSACTIONS WAS FILED DURING THE COURSE OF ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS VIDE SUBMISSION DATED 09.03.2015 WHICH IS PLACED IN THE PAPER BOOK AT PAGE NO.___. 3.8 IT IS ALSO TO BE SUBMITTED THAT THE NAME OF COMPANY NAMELY M /S KABIR COMMODITIES PVT. LTD. WAS CHANGED TO M/S RAJ DARBAR COMMODITIES PVT. LTD. (COPY CERTIFYING CHANGE OF NAME IS PART OF THE PAPER BOOK ON PAGE NO. ). FURTHER AN AMOUNT OF RS. 2 49 55 000/ - WAS RECEIVED FROM THE SAME COMPANY AND ALSO THE PAYMENT OF RS. 4 05 10 000/ - WAS MADE IN THE IMMEDIATELY SUCCEEDING YEAR I.E. AY 2013 - 14. COPY OF LEDGER ACCOUNT OF M/S KABIR COMMODITIES PVT. LTD. IN THE BOOKS OF APPELLANT IS PART OF THE PAPER BOOK ON PAGE . ON THE BASIS OF EVIDENCE FILED IN AY 2013 - 14 THE GENUIN ENESS HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE AO AND NO ADDITION ON THIS ACCOUNT IS MADE. COPY OF THE ASSESSMENT ORDER OF THE APPELLANT FOR THE AY 2013 - 14 IS MADE PART OF THE PAPER BOOK ON PAGE NO . COPY OF THE ASSESSMENT ORDER OF M/S RAJDARBAR COMMODITIES PVT. LTD. FOR THE AY 2013 - 14 IS MADE PART OF THE PAPER BOOK ON PAGE NO.____ 11. THE LD. COUNSEL ALSO DREW THE ATTENTION OF THE BENCH TO THE VARIOUS S UBMISSIONS MADE BEFORE THE CIT(A) AND SUBMITTED THAT THIS IS A CASE BASED ON ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 10 FACTS AND THE VARIOUS DECISIONS RELIED ON BY THE AO ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO THE FACT S OF THE PRESENT CASE . THE LD. COUNSEL FOR THE ASSESSEE DREW THE ATTENTION OF THE BENCH TO THE SUBMISSIONS MADE BEFORE THE CIT(A) GIVING DETAILS OF DIRECTORS OF THE ASSESSEE COMPANY AS WELL AS THE INVESTOR COMPANIES AND SUBMITTED THAT EITHER THE DIRECTORS OF THE ASSESSEE COMPANY OR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS ARE ALSO DIRECTORS OF THE INVESTING COMPANIES FROM WHOM SHARE CAPITAL IS RECEIVED. 12 . WE HAVE CONSIDERED THE RIVAL ARGUMENTS MADE BY BOTH THE SIDES PERUSED THE ORD ERS OF THE ASSESSING OFFICER AND CIT(A) AND THE PAPER BOOK FILED ON BEHALF OF THE ASSESSEE. WE HAVE ALSO CONSIDERED THE VARIOUS DECISIONS CITED BEFORE US. WE FIND THE ASSESSEE IN THE IMPUGNED ASSESSMENT YEAR HAS RECEIVED 2 59 360 SHARES @ RS.900/ - PER S HARE ( I.E. RS.10 FACE VALUE + RS.890/ - PREMIUM PER SHARE) AND HAS RECEIVED A TOTAL AMOUNT OF RS.23 35 14 000/ - IN THE FORM OF SHARE CAPITAL AND SHARE PREMIUM FROM THREE ENTITIES NAMELY M/S GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS PVT. LTD. M/S KABIR COMMODITIES PVT. LTD. AND M/S DD RESORTS PVT. LTD. AFTER CONSIDERING THE OPENING BALANCE OF SHARE APPLICATION MONEY AND THE AMOUNT RECEIVED DURING THE YEAR THE AO ACCEPTED THE SHARE CAPITAL AND SHARE PREMIUM RECEIVED FROM M/S DD RESORT PVT. LTD. AND MADE AN ADDITION OF RS.3 41 40 000/ - BEING THE AMOUNT RECEIVED DURING THE YEAR FROM M/S GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS PVT. LTD. (RS.175 LAKHS) AND M/S KABIR COMMODITIES PVT. LTD. (RS.1 66 40 000/ - ) AS UNEXPLAINED SHARE CAPITAL/SHARE PREM IUM U/S 68 OF THE IT ACT 1961. THE BASIS OF ADDITIO N MADE BY THE AO IS THAT THE ASSESSEE FAILED TO PRODUCE THE ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 11 DIRECTORS/PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE ABOVE COMPANIES AND FAILED TO PROVE TO HIS SATISFACTION REGARDING THE IDENTITY AND CREDIT WORTHINESS OF THE ABOVE COMPANIES AND THE GENUINENESS OF THE TRANSACTI ON. ACCORDING TO THE AO THE INVESTOR COMPANIES ARE NOT GENUINE COMPANIES AND THE TRANSACTIONS ENTERED WITH THEM IS DOUBTFUL SINCE THEIR REVENUE OPERATIONS ARE NEGLIGIBLE WHEREAS THEY HAVE RAISED HUGE SHARE CAPITAL/SHARE PREMIUM. THE FUNDS OF THESE COMP ANIES HAVE BEEN INVESTED IN OTHER COMPANIES AS SHARE CAPITAL/SHARE PREMIUM AND THE ASSESSEE BEING ONE OF SUCH COMPANIES. THE BANK STATEMENTS FURNISHED SHOW THAT MAJOR DEBIT/CREDIT ENTRIES OF IDENTICAL OR EQUIVALENT AMOUNTS APPEAR TO BE ON ACCOUNT OF ROUND TRIPPING OF MONEY BEFORE PASSING ON TO BENEFICIARIES LIKE THE ASSESSEE. IT IS ALSO HIS OBJECTION THAT RECEIPT OF SHARE CAPITAL THROUGH CHARGING OF UNREALISTIC AND UNJUSTIFIED SHARE PREMIUM IS A KEY INGREDIENT OF ACCOMMODATION ENTRY OPERATIONS. WE FIND THE LD.CIT(A) DELETED THE ADDITION THE REASONS OF WHICH HAVE ALREADY BEEN REPRODUCED IN THE PRECEDING PAR AGRAPH S. 13. WE DO NOT FIND ANY INFIRMITY IN THE ORDER OF THE CIT(A) IN DELETING THE ADDITION. P ERUSAL OF THE DETAILS SUBMITTED IN THE PAPER BOOK AS WELL AS IN THE SUBMISSIONS MADE BEFORE THE CIT(A) REVEALS THAT IN THE CASE OF M/S GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS PVT. LTD. THE RECEIPTS ARE TO THE EXTENT OF RS.175 LAKHS WHEREAS THE REPAYMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE EXTENT OF RS.1 53 30 400/ - . THEREFORE THERE IS NET RECEIPT OF RS.21 69 600/ - ONLY . FROM THE VARIOUS DETAILS FURNISHED BY THE ASSESSEE WE FIND THE AMOUNT OF RS.175 LAKHS WAS RECEIVED FROM M/S GLOBAL ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 12 MERCHANDISERS PVT. LTD. THROUGH BANKING CHANNELS AND THE COMPANY DURING THE IMPUGNED ASSESSMENT YEAR HAS A BALANCE SHEET OF THE SIZE OF RS.151 CRORES. THE TOTAL TURNOVER OF THE SAID INVESTOR IS RS.7 21 25 000/ - . SIMILARLY IN THE CASE OF M/S KABIR COMMODITIES PVT. LTD. THE AMOUNT HAS BEEN RECEIVED THROUGH BANKING CHANNELS AND THE COMPANY HAS A BALANCE SHEET OF THE SIZE OF RS.90 CRORES. FROM THE VARIOUS DETAILS FURNISHED BY THE ASSESSEE WE FURTHER FIND AN AMOUNT OF RS.2 49 55 000/ - WAS RECEIVED FROM THE SAME COMPANY AND ALSO THE PAYMENT OF RS.4 05 10 000/ - MADE TO THE SAID COMPANY IN THE IMMEDIATELY SUCCEEDING ASSESSMENT YEAR I.E. 2013 - 14 AND THE AO IN THE ORDER PASSED U/S 143(3) HAS ACCEPTED SUCH RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS. 14. FROM THE VARIOUS DETAILS FURNISHED BY THE ASSESSEE WE FURTHER FIND THAT THE INVESTING COMPANIES ARE GROUP COMPANIES AND HAVE COMMON DIRECTORS OR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. BOTH THE INVESTING COMPANIES HAVE BEEN ASSESSED U/S 143(3) OF THE ACT A FACT STATED BEFORE THE LOWER AUTHORITIES AND NOT CONTROVERTED BY THE REVENUE. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER THAT THE INVESTING COMPANIES WERE CONTROLLED BY ANY ENTRY OPERATOR. FURTHER THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OR ALLEGATION THAT CASH WAS DEPOSITED IN THE INVESTING COMPANIES OR EVEN DOWNSTREAM OF INVESTING COMPANIES AND SOURCE OF INVESTING COMPANIES IS SUSPECT. WE FIND MERIT IN THE ARGUMENT OF THE LD. COUNSEL THAT THIS IS A CASE WHERE THE FUNDS HAVE MOVED WITHIN THE GROUP AND THERE IS NO FRESH INFLOW OF FUNDS FROM OUTSIDE THE GROUP. SINCE THE AO IN THE ORDERS PASSED U/S 143(3) OF THE ACT IN THE IMMEDIATELY SUCCEEDING ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 13 ASSESSMENT YEAR WHICH WA S REOPENED SUBSEQUENT TO THE ASSESSMENT FOR THE IMPUGNED ASSESSMENT YEAR ON THE ALLEGATION THAT THE ASSESSEE HAS RECEIVED HUGE SHARE CAPITAL AND SHARE PREMIUM HAS ACCEPTED SUCH SHARE CAPITAL AND SHARE PREMIUM AND THE ASSESSEE HAS SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATED THE IDENTITY AND CREDIT WORTHINESS OF THE INVESTOR COMPANIES AND GENUINENESS OF THE TRANSACTION THEREFORE WE DO NOT FIND ANY INFIRMITY IN THE DETAILED AND THE REASONED ORDER OF THE CIT(A) DELETING THE ADDITION MADE BY THE AO U/S 68 OF THE ACT. THE ORDE R OF THE CIT(A) ON THIS ISSUE IS ACCORDINGLY UPHELD AND THE GROUNDS RAISED BY THE REVENUE ARE DISMISSED. ITA NO.2422/DEL/2017 (BY THE ASSESSEE) 15. THE GROUNDS RAISED BY THE ASSESSEE ARE AS UNDER: - 1. THE LEARNED CIT (APPEALS) ERRED IN LAW AND ON FACTS BY CONFIRMING THE DISALLOWANCE OF RS. 83 36 756/ - MADE BY THE AO DEBITED TO THE PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT ON ACCOUNT OF PROVISION FOR SITE DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES AGAINST SALE OF PLOTS IGNORING THE CRITICAL FACT THAT SALES WERE CREDITED TO P&L ACCOUNT EVEN WIT HOUT ACTUAL REALIZATION OF FULL SALES AMOUNT ON THE BASIS OF CONSISTENT METHOD OF ACCOUNTING FOLLOWED BY THE APPELLANT. 2. THE LEARNED CIT (APPEALS) ERRED IN LAW AND ON FACTS IN SUMMARILY CONFIRMING THE AFORESAID DISALLOWANCE OF RS. 83 36 756/ - WITHOUT T AKING INTO CONSIDERATION DETAILED SUBMISSIONS ON FACTS AND LAW MADE BY THE APPELLANT AND WITHOUT DEALING WITH THEM. 3. THE LEARNED CIT (APPEALS) ERRED IN LAW AND ON FACTS BY CONFIRMING DISALLOWANCE OF PREMIUM PAID ON RE - PURCHASE AMOUNTING TO RS. 21 00 00 0/ - WITHOUT TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION DETAILED SUBMISSIONS ON FACTS AND LAW MADE BY THE APPELLANT AND WITHOUT DEALING WITH THEM. 4. THE APPELLANT CRAVES FOR LIBERTY TO ADD FRESH GROUND(S) OF APPEAL AND AND ALSO TO AMEND ALTER AND MODIFY ANY OF THE GROUN DS OF APPEAL. ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 14 16. FACTS OF THE CASE IN BRIEF ARE THAT DURING THE COURSE OF ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS THE AO ASKED THE ASSESSEE TO JUSTIFY THE EXPENSES WITH DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE. HOWEVER ACCORDING TO THE AO THE ASSESSEE COULD NOT JUSTIFY THE FOLLOWING EXPENSES: - A) PREMIUM ON REPURCHASE - RS. 21 00 000/ - . NO DETAILS AND JUSTIFICATION HAS BEEN FILED IN THIS REGARD. AS THE EXPENSE CLAIMED ON ACCOUNT OF PREMIUM PAID FOR REPURCHASE OF THE BOOKED PLOT IS UNSUBSTANTIATED THE SAME IS DISALLOWED. B) PROVISION FOR S ITE DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES AGAINST SOLD PLOTS - RS. 83 36 756/ - . SINCE NO SPECIFIC JUSTIFICATION WITH REGARD TO THE AFORESAID EXPENSES WAS FILED AND THIS IS ONLY PROVISION WHICH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ADDED BACK IN THE COMPUTATION OF INCOME THE SAME EXPENSE AMO UNTING TO RS. 83 36 756/ - IS DISALLOWED. 1 6.1 . HE THEREFORE MADE ADDITION OF RS.1 04 36 756/ - TO THE TOTAL INCOME OF THE ASSESSEE. 17. IN APPEAL THE LD.CIT(A) CONFIRMED BOTH THE ADDITIONS BY OBSERVING AS UNDER: - 4. THE GROUND NO.3 OF THE APPEAL HA S BEEN RAISED BY THE APPELLANT REGARDING THE ADDITION OF RS.83 36 756/ - ON ACCOUNT OF SITE DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES DEBITED TO THE ACCOUNTS AGAINST THE PLOTS SOLD BY THE COMPANY. THE SUBMISSIONS FILED BY THE APPELLANT IN THIS REGARD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED AND KE PT ON THE RECORD. THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAS MADE THE CATEGORICAL FINDING OF FACT IN THE ORDER OF ASSESSMENT THAT THE APPELLANT HAS MADE THE PROVISIONS FOR THE SITE DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES OF RS.83 36 756/ - AGAINST THE PLOT SOLD BY THE COMPANY. IT HAS BEEN FUR THER HELD BY THE ASSESSING OFFICER THAT NO SPECIFIC JUSTIFICATION WITH REGARD TO THE AFORESAID EXPENSES WAS FILED AND ONLY THE PROVISIONS WERE CREATED FOR THE AFORESAID EXPENSES IN THE ACCOUNTS. NO EVIDENCE HAS BEEN FILED BY THE APPELLANT DURING THE APPELL ATE PROCEEDINGS TO REBUT THE FINDING OF FACT NOTED BY THE ASSESSING OFFICER. IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE THE ADDITION OF RS.83 36 756/ - MADE BY THE ASSESSING OFFICER IS SUSTAINED. 5. THE GROUND NO.4 HAS BEEN RAISED REGARDING THE FURTHER ADDITION OF RS.21 LAKHS WHICH HAS BEEN CLAIMED AS EXPENDITURE BEING THE PREMIUM ON THE ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 15 REPURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY. THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAS NOTED THE FINDING OF FACT THAT NO DETAILS HAVE BEEN FILED REGARDING THE PAYMENT OF THE PREMIUM PAID FOR THE REPURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY AND THE ISSUE REMAINED UNSUBSTANTIATED DURING THE ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS. THE APPELLANT HAS NOT FILED ANY FURTHER EVIDENCE DURING THE APPELLATE PROCEEDINGS TO REBUT THE FINDING OF FACT NOTED BY THE ASSESSING OFFICER. IN VIEW OF THE FACT ON THE RECORD THE DISA LLOWANCE MADE BY THE ASSESSING OFFICER IS SUSTAINED. 18. AGGRIEVED WITH SUCH ORDER OF THE CIT(A) THE ASSESSEE IS IN APPEAL BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL. 19. GROUNDS OF APPEAL NO.1 AND 2 OF THE ASSESSEE RELATE TO THE ORDER OF THE CIT(A) IN SUSTAINING THE ADDITION OF RS.83 36 756/ - ON ACCOUNT OF SITE DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES DEBITED TO THE P&L ACCOUNT WHEREAS GROUND OF APPEAL NO.3 RELATES TO DISALLOWANCE OF RS.21 00 000/ - BEING PREMIUM ON REPURCHASE OF PLOTS . 19.1 THE LD. COUNSEL FOR THE ASSESSEE SUBMITTE D THAT NO OPPORTUNITY OF BEING HEARD WAS ALLOWED BY THE AO REGARDING DISALLOWANCE OF RS.83 36 756/ - BEING PROVISION FOR SITE DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES AND THE DISALLOWANCE OF R S.21 LAKHS BEING PREMIUM ON RE - PURCHASE. SO FAR AS THE PREMIUM ON RE - PURCHASE OF RS. 21 LAKHS DEBITED TO THE P&L ACCOUNT IS CONCERNED HE SUBMITTED THAT SUCH PREMIUM BECAME PAYABLE ON ACCOUNT OF RE - PURCHASE OF PLOTS ALREADY BOOKED BY THREE PERSONS THE DETAILS OF WHICH ARE AS UNDER: - 1. GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS PVT. LTD. - RS.16 00 000/ - 2. S H. DEVI DAS GARG - RS.2 50 000/ - 3. SMT. KUSUM LATA - RS.2 50 000/ - TOTAL - RS.21 00 000/ - ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 16 20. HE SUBMITTED THAT THE ABOVE THREE PERSONS HAD BOOKED PLOTS IN THE PROJECTS BEING DEVELOPED BY THE ASSESSEE. T HEY REQUESTED TO CANCEL THE BOOKING AS THERE WAS AN UPSIDE ON THE RESALE. THE PERSONS WHO HAVE BOOKED THE PLOTS HAVE BEEN PAID THE PREMIUM ON BOOKING TO THE EXTENT OF RS.21 LAKHS. HE SUBMITTED THAT IN THE CASE OF M/S GLOBAL MERCHANDISERS PVT. LTD. THE PAYMENT OF RS.3 LAKHS WAS RECEIVED ON 1 6 TH JUNE 2011 WHEREAS ON RE - PURCHASE OF THE SAID PLOT PREMIUM OF RS.16 LAKHS WAS CREDITED TO HIS ACCOUNT AND THE ENTIRE AMOUNT OF RS.19 LAKHS WAS PAID BY WAY OF TWO CHEQUES I.E. RS.9 LAKHS ON 18 TH FEBRUARY 2013 AND RS.10 LAKHS ON 4 TH MARCH 2013. SIM ILARLY IN THE CASE OF SHRI DEVI DAS GARG THE ASSESSEE HAS RECEIVED AN AMOUNT OF RS.1 LAKH ON 05.04.2011 AND ON RE - PURCHASE OF THE SAID PLOT PREMIUM OF RS.2 50 000/ - WAS CREDITED TO HIS ACCOUNT AND HE WAS PAID RS. 3 50 000/ - BY WAY OF CHEQUE. IN THE CASE OF KUSUM LATA THE BOOKING AMOUNT OF RS.1 LAKH WAS RECEIVED ON 10 TH JUNE 2011 AND ON RE - PURCHASE OF THE SAID PLOT PREMIUM OF RS.2 50 000/ - WAS CREDITED TO HER ACCOUNT AND SHE WAS PAID ALTOGETHER AN AMOUNT OF RS.3 50 000/ - BY WAY OF CHEQUE. HE SUBMITTED THAT TAXING THE AMOUNT OF RS.21 LAKHS IN THE HANDS OF THE ASSESSEE AMOUNTS TO DOUBLE ADDITION I.E. ONCE IN THE HANDS OF THE ASSESSEE AND AGAIN IN THE HANDS OF THE THREE PERSONS WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE PREMIUM AND OFFERED THE SAME FOR TAXATION. HE SUBMITT ED THAT ALTHOUGH ALL THESE DETAILS WERE GIVEN TO THE CIT(A) HOWEVER HE HAS NOT PASSED A SPEAKING ORDER ON THIS ISSUE. ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 17 20. 1 SO FAR AS THE DISALLOWANCE ON ACCOUNT OF PROVISION FOR SITE DEVELOPMENT AMOUNTING TO RS.83 36 756/ - IS CONCERNED THE LD. COUN SEL DREW THE ATTENTION OF THE BENCH TO THE NOTES TO ACCOUNTS WHICH READ AS UNDER: - 21. HE SUBMITTED THAT THE ENTIRE SALE PRICE RECEIVABLE HAS BEEN BOOKED AS INCOME WHEREVER 55% OR ABOVE OF THE SALE PRICE IS RECEIVED. IN THE RELEVANT FINANCIAL YEAR ADVAN CES RECEIVED TO THE EXTENT OF RS. 14 99 99 890/ - ARE RELATABLE TO THE CUSTOMERS FROM WHOM SALE PRICE OVER 55% HAS BEEN RECEIVED. IN THESE CASES SALES HAS BEEN BOOKED TO THE PROFIT & LOSS ACCOUNT TO THE EXTENT OF RS.21 38 48 053/ - . HE SUBMITTED THAT THE V ARIOUS DETAILS FURNISHED BEFORE THE AO AS WELL AS BEFORE THE CIT(A) WOULD SHOW THAT THE EXPENSES DEBITED HAVE ACTUALLY MERGED WITH THE WORK - IN - PROGRESS AND THE CLOSING STOCK. HE SUBMITTED THAT ONCE IT IS ACCEPTED THAT THE ENTIRE SALE PRICE OF PLOTS BOOKED WHERE THE BOOKING AMOUNT ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 18 RECEIVED IS 55% OR MORE THEN ON THE SAME ANALOGY THE CORRESPONDING EXPENSES HAD TO BE DEBITED TO THE PROFIT & LOSS ACCOUNT AND ARE REQUIRED TO BE ALLOWED AS SUCH. THE LD. COUNSEL FOR THE ASSESSEE ALSO DREW THE ATTENTION OF THE BENCH TO THE NOTES TO ACCOUNTS FORMING PART OF THE AUDITED ACCOUNTS COPY OF WHICH IS PLACED AT PAGE 238 OF THE PAPER BOOK AND WHICH READ AS UNDER: - ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 19 22. HE SUBMITTED THAT THE ORDER OF THE LD.CIT(A) IS NOT AT ALL A SPEAKING ORDER. HE HAS NOT CONSIDERE D THE DETAILS FURNISHED BEFORE HIM THEREFORE BOTH THE ADDITIONS MADE BY THE AO SHOULD BE DELETED. 23. THE LD. DR ON THE OTHER HAND HEAVILY RELIED ON THE ORDER OF THE AO AND THE CIT(A). 24. WE HAVE CONSIDERED THE RIVAL ARGUMENTS MADE BY BOTH THE SIDES PERUSED THE ORDERS OF THE AO AND THE CIT(A) AND THE PAPER BOOK FILED ON BEHALF OF THE ASSESSEE. WE FIND THE AO IN THE INSTANT CASE MADE AN ADDITION OF RS.21 LAKHS ON ACCOUNT OF PREMIUM O N RE - PURCHASE OF PLOTS AND ADDITION OF RS.83 36 756/ - ON ACCOUNT O F PROVISION FOR SITE DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES AGAINST SALE OF PLOTS ON THE GROUND THAT THE ASSESSEE FAILED TO JUSTIFY THE ABOVE MENTIONED EXPENSES TO HIS SATISFACTION. WE FIND THE LD.CIT(A) SUSTAINED BOTH THE ADDITIONS THE REASONS OF WHICH HAVE ALREADY BEEN REPRODUCED IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPHS. SO FAR AS THE PREMIUM OF RE - PURCHASE IS CONCERNED IT IS THE SUBMISSION OF THE LD. COUNSEL THAT THREE OF THE CUSTOMERS HAVE CANCELLED THEIR BOOKINGS AND SINCE THE MARKET PRICE WAS HIGHER DURING THE RELEVANT PERIOD THEY WERE PAID CERTAIN EXTRA AMOUNT AS PREMIUM AND THE ASSESSEE THEREAFTER SOLD THE PLOTS AT A HIGHER PRICE. THERE IS NO LOSS TO THE REVENUE SINCE THOSE PLOTS WERE SOLD AT HIGHER PRICE AND TAXING THE AMOUNT AGAIN WILL AMOUNT TO DOUBLE ADDITION I.E. ONC E IN THE HANDS OF THE ASSESSEE AND AGAIN IN THE HANDS OF THE INVESTORS WHO HAD CANCELLED THEIR BOOKINGS AND OBTAINED THE PREMIUM. WE FIND THE LOWER AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT CONSIDERED THE ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 20 VARIOUS DETAILS FURNISHED BY THE ASSESSEE IN THE PAPER BOOK. ONCE THE PLOTS ARE SOLD AT A HIGHER PRICE THAN THE PRICE AT WHICH THESE WERE SOLD EARLIER BEFORE CANCELLATION ALONG WITH THE PREMIUM ON CANCELLATION THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY ADDITION SINCE THE ASSESSEE IS PAYING TAX ON HIGHER AMOUNT. CONSIDERING THE TOTALITY OF TH E FACTS AND IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE WE DEEM IT PROPER TO RESTORE THE ISSUE OF PREMIUM O N RE - PURCHASE OF PLOTS TO THE FILE OF THE AO WITH A DIRECTION TO VERIFY THE DETAILS OF SALE OF THE ABOVE THREE PLOTS AND DELETE THE ADDITION ONCE IT IS PROVED THAT T HE PLOTS ARE SOLD AT HIGHER PRICE THAN THE PRICE AT WHICH THESE WERE SOLD EARLIER ALONG WITH PREMIUM ON CANCELLATION. 25. S O FAR AS THE PROVISION FOR SITE DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES AGAINST SALE OF PLOTS AT RS.83 36 756/ - IS CONCERNED HERE ALSO WE FIND THE ORD ER OF THE CIT(A ) IS A CRYPTIC ONE. HE HAS NOT AT ALL CONSIDERED THE VARIOUS DETAILS FURNISHED BY THE ASSESSEE BEFORE HIM INCLUDING THE NOTES TO ACCOUNTS IN THE AUDITED BALANCE SHEET . SINCE THE AO IN THE INSTANT CASE HAS MADE THE ADDITION ON ACCOUNT OF NO N - FURNISHING OF DETAILS AND THE LD.CIT(A) HAS NOT AT ALL CONSIDERED THE VARIOUS SUBMISSIONS MADE BEFORE HIM AND HAS PASSED A CRYPTIC ORDER THEREFORE CONSIDERING THE TOTALITY OF THE FACTS OF THE CASE AND IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE WE DEEM IT PROPER TO RE STORE THE ISSUE OF PROVISION FOR SITE DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES TO THE FILE OF AO WITH A DIRECTION TO GIVE ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO THE ASSESSEE TO SUBSTANTIATE ITS CASE AND DECIDE THE ISSUE AS PER FACT AND LAW. THE GROUNDS OF APPEAL NO.1 - 3 ARE ACCORDINGLY ALLO WED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. ITA NO S . 2422 & 2927 /DEL/201 7 21 26. GROUND NO.4 BEING GENERAL IN NATURE IS DISMISSED. 27 . IN THE RESULT THE APPEAL FILED BY THE REVENUE IS DISMISSED AND THE APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE IS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. THE DECISION WAS PRONOUNCE D IN THE OPEN COURT ON 17 .0 3 .20 21 . SD - SD/ - ( SUCHITRA KAMBLE ) ( R. K. PANDA ) JUDICIAL MEMBER ACCOUNTANT MEMBER DATED: MARCH 20 21. DK COPY FORWARDED TO : 1. APPELLANT 2. RESPONDENT 3. CIT 4. CIT(A) 5. DR ASSTT. REGISTRAR ITAT NEW DELHI