SARA TRANS CORPORATION, MUMBAI v. ITO 19(3)(2) , MUMBAI

ITA 2943/MUM/2019 | 2011-2012
Pronouncement Date: 01-03-2021 | Result: Dismissed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 294319914 RSA 2019
Assessee PAN ABDFS1919C
Bench Mumbai
Appeal Number ITA 2943/MUM/2019
Duration Of Justice 1 year(s) 9 month(s) 24 day(s)
Appellant SARA TRANS CORPORATION, MUMBAI
Respondent ITO 19(3)(2) , MUMBAI
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 01-03-2021
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Dismissed
Bench Allotted G
Tribunal Order Date 01-03-2021
Last Hearing Date 23-02-2021
First Hearing Date 23-02-2021
Assessment Year 2011-2012
Appeal Filed On 07-05-2019
Judgment Text
THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL G BENCH MUMBAI SHRI SHAMIM YAHYA (AM) & SHRI AMARJIT SINGH (JM) I.T.A. NO. 2943/MUM/2019 (ASSESSMENT YEAR 2011-12) M/S. SARA TRANS EXPORT CORPORATION J-404 CONGRESS HOUSE V.P. ROAD OPERA HOUSE MUMBAI-400 004. PAN : ABDFS1919C VS. ITO-19(3)(2) MATRU MANDIR TARDEO MUMBAI-400 007 (APPELLANT) (RESPONDENT) ASSESSEE BY NONE DEPARTMENT BY SHRI T.K. KHALSA DATE OF HEARING 23 . 02 . 20 2 1 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT 01.03.2021 O R D E R PER SHAMIM YAHYA (AM) :- THIS APPEAL BY THE ASSESSEE IS DIRECTED AGAINST THE ORDER OF LEARNED CIT(A) DATED 26.4.2019 AND PERTAINS TO ASSESSMENT YEAR 2011-12. 2. AT THE OUTSET LEARNED AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ASSESSEE SUBMITTED A LETTER DATED 4.2.2021 STATING THAT ASSE SSEE HAS OPTED FOR SOLUTION OF DISPUTE UNDER THE VIVAD SE VISHWAS SCHEME. 3. WE NOTE THAT IN A SIMILAR SITUATION HON'BLE MAD RAS HIGH COURT HAS IN AN APPEAL IN THE CASE OF M/S. NANNUSAMY MOHAN (HUF) VS . ACIT VIDE ORDER DATED 16.10.2020 HELD AS UNDER :- 3. THE LEARNED COUNSEL FOR THE APPELLANT/ASSESSEE ON INSTRUCTIONS SUBMITTED THAT THE APPELLANT/ASSESSEE INTENDS TO AVAIL THE BENEFIT OF VIVAD SE VISHWAS SCHEME (VVS SCHEME FOR BREVITY) AND IN THI S REGARD THE ASSESSEE IS TAKING STEPS TO FILE THE APPLICATION/DECLARATION IN FOR M NO. I. 4. IT MAY NOT BE NECESSARY FOR THIS COURT TO DECIDE THE SUBSTANTIAL QUESTIONS OF LAW FRAMED FOR CONSIDERATION ON ACCOUNT OF CERTAIN SUBSEQUENT DEVELOPMENTS. THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ENACTED THE DIR ECT TAX VIVAD SE M/S. SARA TRANS EXPORT CORPORATION 2 VISHWAS ACT 2020 (ACT 3 OF 2020) TO PROVIDE FOR RESO LUTION OF DISPUTED TAX AND FOR MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH OR INCIDENTAL THERETO. T HE ACT OF THE PARLIAMENT RECEIVED THE ASSENT OF THE PRESIDENT ON 17 TH MARCH 2020 AND PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA ON 17 TH MARCH 2020. 5. IN TERMS OF THE SAID ACT THE ASSESSEE HAS BEEN G IVEN AN OPTION TO PUT AN END TO THE TAX DISPUTES WHICH MAY BE PENDING AT DIFF ERENT LEVELS EITHER BEFORE THE FIRST APPELLATE AUTHORITY OR BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL O R BEFORE THE HIGH COURT OR BEFORE THE HON'BLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA. UNDER S ECTION 2(J) DISPUTED TAX HAS BEEN DEFINED. IN TERMS OF SECTION 3 WHERE A DECLARANT MEANS A PERSON WHO FILES A DECLARATION UNDER SECTION 4 ON OR BEFORE THE LAST DATE FILES A DECLARATION TO THE DESIGNATED AUTHORITY IN ACCORDANC E WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 4 IN RESPECT OF TAX ARREARS THEN NOTWITHSTAND ING ANYTHING CONTAINED IN THE INCOME TAX ACT OR ANY OTHER LAW FOR THE TIME BE ING IN FORCE THE AMOUNT PAYABLE BY THE DECLARANT SHALL BE DETERMINED IN TERM S OF SECTION 3(A-C) THEREUNDER. 6. THE FIRST PROVISO TO SECTION 3 STATES THAT IN CASE W HERE AN APPEAL OR WRIT PETITION OR SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION IS FILED BY T HE INCOME TAX AUTHORITY ON ANY ISSUE BEFORE THE APPELLATE FORUM THE AMOUNT PAYAB LE SHALL BE ONE-HALF OF THE AMOUNT IN THE TABLE STIPULATED IN SECTION 3 CALCUL ATED ON SUCH ISSUE IN SUCH A MANNER AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED. THE SECOND PROV ISO DEALS WITH THE CASES WHERE THE MATTER IS BEFORE THE COMMISSIONER ( APPEALS) OR BEFORE THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PANEL. THE THIRD PROVISO DEALS W ITH CASES WHERE THE ISSUE IS PENDING BEFORE THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL. THE FILING OF THE DECLARATION IS AS PER SECTION 4 OF THE ACT AND THE PARTI CULARS TO BE FURNISHED ARE ALSO MENTIONED IN THE SUB SECTIONS OF SECTION 4 SE CTION 5 OF THE ACT DEALS WITH THE TIME AND MANNER OF THE PAYMENT AND SECTION 6 DEALS WITH IMMUNITY FROM INITIATION OF PROCEEDINGS IN RESPECT OF OFFENCE AND IMPOSITION OF PENALTY IN CERTAIN CASES. SECTION 9 OF THE ACT DEALS WITH CASES WHERE THE ACT 3 OF 2020 WILL NOT BE APPLICABLE. 7. AS OBSERVED THE ASSESSEE IS GIVEN LIBERTY TO RE STORE THIS APPEAL IN THE EVENT THE ULTIMATE DECISION TO BE TAKEN ON THE DECLARATI ON TO BE FILED BY THE ASSESSEE UNDER SECTION 4 OF THE SAID ACT IS NOT IN FAV OUR OF THE ASSESSEE. IF SUCH A PRAYER IS MADE THE REGISTRY SHALL ENTERTAIN THE PRAYER WITHOUT INSISTING UPON ANY APPLICATION TO BE FILED FOR CONDO NATION OF DELAY IN RESTORATION OF THE APPEAL AND ON SUCH REQUEST MADE BY TH E ASSESSEE BY FILING A MISCELLANEOUS PETITION FOR RESTORATION THE REGISTRY S HALL PLACE SUCH PETITION BEFORE THE DIVISION BENCH FOR ORDERS. 8. IN THE LIGHT OF THE ABOVE WE DIRECT THE APPELLANT/A SSESSEE TO FILE THE FORM NO.I ON OR BEFORE 20.11.2020 AND THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY SHALL PROCESS THE APPLICATION/DECLARATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ACT A ND PASS APPROPRIATE ORDERS AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE PREFERABLY WITHIN A PERIOD OF SIX (6) WEEKS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH THE DECLARATION IS FILED IN THE PROPER FORM. M/S. SARA TRANS EXPORT CORPORATION 3 4. ACCORDINGLY RESPECTFULLY FOLLOWING THE ABOVE AN D NOTING THE FACT THAT THE ASSESSEE IS BEING OPTING FOR RESOLUTION OF DISPUTE UNDER VSVS SCHEME IN THE PRESENT CASE WE TREAT THIS APPEAL BEING DISPOSED O FF AS WITHDRAWN. 5. THE ASSESSEE IS GIVEN LIBERTY FOR RESTORATION OF APPEALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7 OF THE HON'BLE HIGH COURT ORDER AS ABOVE. 6. IN THE RESULT THIS APPEAL BY THE ASSESSEE IS DI SPOSED OF BY TREATING THE SAME AS WITHDRAWN. PRONOUNCED IN THE OPEN COURT ON 1.3.2021. SD/- SD/- (AMARJIT SINGH) (SHAMIM YAHYA) JUDICIAL MEMBER ACCOUNTANT MEMBER MUMBAI; DATED : 01/03/2021 COPY OF THE ORDER FORWARDED TO : 1. THE APPELLANT 2. THE RESPONDENT 3. THE CIT(A) 4. CIT 5. DR ITAT MUMBAI 6. GUARD FILE. BY ORDER //TRUE COPY// ( ASSISTANT REGISTRAR) PS ITAT MUMBAI