Chandramani Sahu, Ganjam v. ITO, Ward-1, Berhampur

ITA 314/CTK/2018 | 2013-2014
Pronouncement Date: 19-11-2019 | Result: Partly Allowed

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Appeal Details

RSA Number 31422114 RSA 2018
Assessee PAN CETPS0517P
Bench Cuttack
Appeal Number ITA 314/CTK/2018
Duration Of Justice 1 year(s) 3 month(s) 5 day(s)
Appellant Chandramani Sahu, Ganjam
Respondent ITO, Ward-1, Berhampur
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 19-11-2019
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Partly Allowed
Bench Allotted DB
Tribunal Order Date 19-11-2019
Last Hearing Date 20-08-2019
First Hearing Date 07-11-2019
Assessment Year 2013-2014
Appeal Filed On 13-08-2018
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL CUTTACK BENCH CUTTACK BEFORE SHRI C.M. GARG JM & SHRI L.P. SAHU AM . / ITA NO. 314 & 315 /CTK/201 8 ( / ASSESSMENT YEAR :20 13 - 20 14 & 2014 - 2015 ) CHANDRAMANI SA HU AT: EKASINGI PO:MENDARAJPUR VIA: GOLANTHARA DIST:GANJAM PIN - 761008 VS. ITO WARD - 1 BERHAMPUR ./ PANNO. : C E TPS 0517 P ( / APPELLANT ) .. ( / RESPONDENT ) /ASSESSEE BY : SHRI GIRISH KUMAR MAHAPA TRA ADV . /REVENUE BY : SHRI S.M.KESHKAMAT CITDR / DATE OF HEARING : 07 / 11 /2019 / DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 19 / 1 1 /2019 / O R D E R PER L.P.SAHU A M : TH ESE TWO APPEAL S FILED BY THE ASSESSEE AGAI NST THE ORDER PASSED BY THE CIT(A) - 1 BHUBANESWAR BOTH DATED 04.05.2018 FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEARS 2013 - 2014 & 2014 - 2015. 2. SINCE THE ISSUES RAISED IN BOTH THE APPEALS ARE SAME AND IDENTICAL THEREFORE FOR THE SAKE OF CONVENIENCE BOTH THE APPEALS HAVE BE EN TAKEN TOGETHER AND DISPOSED OFF BY THIS CONSOLIDATED ORDER. FIRST WE SHALL TAKE UP THE APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE FOR THE A.Y.201 4 - 201 5 IN ITA NO.315/CTK/2018 AND THE GROUNDS RAISED THEREIN ARE AS UNDER : - 1. FOR THAT ON THE FACTS OF THE CASE THE APPELLAT E ORDER PASSED BY THE LEARNED C.I.T.(A) - 1 BHUBANESWAR ON DATED 04.05.2018 IS FULLY ARBITRARY UNJUSTIFIED AGAINST THE FACTS OF THE CASE. ITA NO . 3 14 &315 /CTK/201 8 2 2. FOR THAT ON THE FACTS OF THE CASE THE APPELLANT SRI CHANDRAMANI SAHU WAS AN EMPLOYEE AT R. SUVANI I.M.F.L. OFF SHOP VENDOR SRI P. DINABANDHU DURING THE YEAR 2013 - 2014 RELATING TO THE ASST. YEAR 2014 - 2015 TO SUBSTANTIATE THE EMPLOYER EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP THE APPELLANT HAD FILLED ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE BEFORE THE LEARNED A.O DURING THE HEARING OF THE SC RUTINY ASSESSMENT PROCEEDING. 3. FOR THAT ON THE FACTS OF THE CASE THE APPELLANT WAS AUTHORISED TO PURCHASE THE STOCK FROM THE O.S.B.C. (THE ORISSA STATE BEVERAGES CORPORATION LTD.) ON BEHALF OF HIS EMPLOYER I.E. THE LICENCED VENDOR SRI P. DINABANDHU R. SUVANI I.M.F.L. OFF SHOP AND FOR THESE PURCHASES THE PAYMENTS WERE REQUIRED TO BE MADE TO THE O.S.B.C. BY DEMAND DRAFTS ONLY. THE CASH PURCHASE OF DEMAND DRAFTS WITHOUT TRANSFER FROM ANY BANK ACCOUNT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE AND SINCE THE LICENCED VENDOR SRI P. DINABANDHU R. SUVANI I.M.F.L. OFF SHOP WAS NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR OPERATING THE BANK ACCOUNT FOR PURCHASE OF DEMAND DRAFTS THE APPELLANT SRI CHANDRAMANI SAHU BEING THE AUTHORISED PERSON HAD TO DEPOSIT THE CASH TO HIS OWN BANK ACCOUNT FOR PURCHASE OF THE DEMAND DRAFTS IN FAVOUR OF THE O.S.B.C. AGAINST SUPPLY OF STOCK. IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE FACTS THE APPELLANT MOST RESPECTFULLY SUBMITS THAT ALL THE CASH DEPOSITS TO HIS BANK ACCOUNTS DURING THE YEAR ARE FULLY REPRESENTED BY CORRESPONDING PURCHASE OF DEM AND DRAFTS IN FAVOUR OF THE O.S.B.C. ON BEHALF OF HIS EMPLOYER THE LICENCED VENDOR SRI P. DINABANDHU R. SUVANI I.M.F.L. OFF SHOP. THE APPELLANT HAD FILED COPIES OF SOME OF THE MONEY RECEIPTS ISSUED BY THE ORISSA STATE BEVERAGES CORPORATION LTD. BEFORE THE LEARNED A.O. DURING THE HEARING OF THE SCRUTINY ASSESSMENT PROCEEDING. HENCE THE AMOUNT OF RS. 1 23 01 780/ - BEING THE ENTIRE CASH DEPOSITS FOR THE YEAR IN TO THE BANK ACCOUNTS OF THE APPELLANT TREATING IT AS TRANSACTION GENERATED FROM RUNNING F.L. OFF SH OP BUSINESS BY THE LEARNED A.O. PURELY BASED ON ASSUMPTION IS FULLY ARBITRARY UNJUSTIFIED AND IS LIABLE TO BE FULLY DELETED. 4. FOR THAT THE ASSESSEE HAS FILLED ALL THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE ABOVE FACTS BEFORE THE LEARNED A.O DURING SC RUTINY ASSESSMENT HEARING WHICH WERE NOT DISPUTED BY THE LEARNED A.O. IN SPITE OF THIS THE LEARNED A.O WITHOUT GIVING ANY REASON TREATED THE CASH DEPOSITS AS TURNOVER OF THE ASSESSEE AND ESTIMATED THE NET PROFIT. 5. THAT IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE FACTS THE APPELLANT MOST RESPECTFULLY SUBMITS THAT ALL THE CASH DEPOSITS TO HIS BANK ACCOUNTS DURING THE YEAR ARE FULLY REPRESENTED BY CORRESPONDING PURCHASE OF DEMAND DRAFTS IN FAVOUR OF THE O.S.B.C. ON BEHALF OF HIS EMPLOYER THE LICENSED VENDOR SRI P. DINABANDHU R. SUVANI I.M.F.L. OFF SHOP. 6. THE FACT THAT THE APPELLANT WAS WORKING AS AN EMPLOYEE AT R. SUVANI I.M.F.L. OFF SHOP VENDOR SRI P. DINABANDHU IS NOT DISPUTED BY THE LEARNED A.O. ITA NO . 3 14 &315 /CTK/201 8 3 7. THE PAYMENT MADE BY THE APPELLANT OUT OF HIS BANK ACCOUNT BY DEMAND DRAFTS TO M/S ORISSA STATE BEVERAGES CORPORATION LTD. THE SUPPLIER IS ALSO NOT DISPUTED BY THE LEARNED A.O. 8. THAT THE APPELLANT'S NAME AS AN AUTHORISED SALESMAN FOR THIS YEAR FOR THE SHOP R. SUVANI I.M.F.L. OFF SHOP HAS BEEN DULY ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE E.P HOLDER MR. P. DINABANDHU & SUB INSPECTOR OF EXCISE GOLANTHARA. A COPY OF THE SAME HAS BEEN FILED BEFORE THE LD. A.O. DURING THE SCRUTINY ASSESSMENT PROCEEDING. 9. FURTHER THE APPELLANT WAS ISSUED WITH AN IDENTITY CARD ALONG WITH THE COUNTER SIGNA TURE OF THE VENDOR SRI P. DINABANDHU R. SUVANI I.M.F.L. OFF SHOP & BY THE DY. SUPERINTENDENT OF EXCISE BERHAMPUR. IN THIS IDENTITY CARD 'NAME OF THE PERSON AUTHORISED TO PURCHASE STOCK FROM THE O.S.B.C.' FOR R. SUVANI I.M.F.L. OFF SHOP THE NAME OF THE A PPELLANT CHANDRAMANI SAHU IS CLEARLY MENTIONED. A COPY OF THIS IDENTITY CARD HAS BEEN FILED BEFORE THE LD. A.O. DURING THE SCRUTINY ASSESSMENT PROCEEDING. 10. THE LICENCE FOR OPERATING THIS I.M.F.L. OFF SHOP ACTUALLY BELONG TO THE VENDOR SRI P. DINABANDH U. A COPY OF THE LICENCE RENEWAL NO.27/2013 - 14 ISSUED IN THE NAME OF E.P. HOLDER SRI P. DINABANDHU (EMPLOYER) IN WHICH THE NAME OF THE AUTHORISED AGENT SRI CHANDRAMANI SAHU (EMPLOYEE) HAS BEEN CLEARLY MENTIONED AND DULY CERTIFIED BY THE COLLECTOR GANJAM HAS BEEN FILED BEFORE THE LD. A.O. DURING THE SCRUTINY ASSESSMENT PROCEEDING. (ANNEXURE - 1) 11. UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES TREATMENT OF RS. 1 23 01 780/ - BEING THE ENTIRE CASH DEPOSITS FOR THE YEAR IN TO THE BANK ACCOUNTS OF THE APPELLANT AS BUSINESS TURNOV ER OF THE F.L OFF SHOP BELONGING TO THE APPELLANT BY THE LEARNED A.O. AND ESTIMATION OF THE NET INCOME AT RS.9 84 142/ - I.E. @ 8% U/S 44 AD OF THE IT. ACT 1961 IS PURELY BASED ON ASSUMPTION FULLY ARBITRARY UNJUSTIFIED AND IS LIABLE TO BE FULLY DELETED. 12. FOR THAT AMONG OTHER GROUNDS TO BE URGED AT THE TIME OF HEARING THE APPELLANT PRAYS FOR FULL RELIEF IN VIEW OF FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE IN THE INTEREST OF NATURAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY. 3. BRIEF FACTS OF THE CASE ARE THAT THE ASSESSEE IS E NGAGED IN FAST FOOD BUSINESS AND SALARY FROM FOREIGN LIQUIOR OFF - SHOP AND FILED RETURN OF INCOME ON 21 .0 4 .201 5 BY DISCLOSING TOTAL INCOME OF RS.3 4 5 170 / - WHICH WAS PROCESSED U/S.143(1) OF THE ACT . SUBSEQUENTLY THE CASE WAS SELECTED FOR SCRUTINY AND STAT UTORY NOTICES WERE ISSUED TO THE ASSESSEE. ITA NO . 3 14 &315 /CTK/201 8 4 DURING THE COURSE OF ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS THE DOCUMENTS WERE CALLED FOR BY THE AO FROM THE ASSESSEE AND THE AO NOTICED THAT THE ASSESSEE IS HAVING A BANK ACCOUNT WITH ANDHRA BANK MAINTAINED AT GIRISOLA BRANCH G ANJAM AND MADE CASH DEPOSIT OF RS. 1 23 01 780/ - DURING THE YEAR UNDER CONSIDERATION. IN THIS REGARD A SHOW CAUSE NOTICE WAS ISSUED TO THE ASSESSEE AND IN REPLY TO THE SAME THE ASSESSEE FILED WRITTEN EXPLANATION DATED 14.12.2016 AS UNDER : - 'IN COURSE OF LAST HEARING YOU HAD DESIRED CERTAIN INFORMATION. AS INSTRUCTED BY MY CLIENT I AM SUBMITTING THE SAME HEREUNDER: 1. TOTAL INCOME: THE ASSESSEE HAS FILLED ITR - 4S BY SHOWING THE FOLLOWING INCOME UNDER DIFFERENT HEADS: (I) INCOME FROM SAL ARY (II) INCOME FROM BUSINESS (HI) INCOME FROM OTHER SOURCES. 2. INCOME FROM SALARY: DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2013 - 14 THE ASSESSEE HAS RECEIVED MONTHLY SALARY OF RS.3000/ - FROM MR. P. DINABANDHU THE PROPRIETOR OF R. SUBANI FL OFF SH OP AND THE PAN OF THE EMPLOYER IS ALFPP5677A. THE ASSESSEE HAS WORKED ON THAT SHOP AS AN AUTHORISED SALESMAN. 3. INCOME FROM BUSINESS: THE ASSESSEE HAS CARRIED OUT THE BUSINESS OF FAST FOOD CENTRE. DURING THE YEAR UNDER ASSESSMENT THE GROSS RECEI PTS FROM FAST FOOD BUSINESS ALONG WITH AMOUNT RECEIVED FOR ADVERTISING SOME FOREIGN LIQUOR AND BEVERAGE AT FAST FOOD CENTRE AMOUNTING RS. 25 92 710/ - HAS BEEN DISCLOSED IN THE RETURN OF INCOME AND THE PROFIT WAS ASSESSED @ 8% AS PER SECTION 44AD OF INCOME TAX ACT. 4. INCOME FROM OTHER SOURCES: DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2013 - 14 THE ASSESSEE HAS RECEIVED INTEREST ON FIXED DEPOSIT AS WELL AS INTEREST ON SAVING BANK ACCOUNT. THE TOTAL INTEREST OF RS.1 55 922/ - HAS BEEN DISCLOSED AS INCOME FROM OTHER SOURCES. 5. REGARDING CASH TRANSACTION OF RS. 1 23 01 780/ - AT ANDHRA BANK GIRISOLA: AS THE ASSESSEE IS WORKING AT THE SHOP AS A SALESMEN AND IS INVOLVED TO CARRY OUT THE BANKING TRANSACTION HENCE FOR EASE OF OPERATION CASH OF RS.1 23 01 780/ - HAS BEEN DEPOSITED BY HIS EMPLOYER ON VARIOUS DATES ITA NO . 3 14 &315 /CTK/201 8 5 AND DD HAS BEEN DRAWN IN FAVOUR OF M/S. ORISSA BEVERAGES CORPORATION ON THE DATE OF DEPOSIT. THE TRANSACTIONS IN THE ACCOUNT OF THE ASSESSEE IS AROSE DUE TO MEAR EMPLOYER EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP THE CASH HAS BEEN DEPOSITED ON BEHALF OF THE EMPLOYER (THE VENDOR MR. P. DINABANDHU) AND THE DDS HAS BEEN ISSUED IN FAVOUR OF THE SUPPLIER I.E. M/S ORISSA STATE BEVERAGES CORPORATION LTD. THE OSBC ACKNOWLEDGED THE RECEIPT BY ISSUING AUTHENTICATED MONEY RECEIPTS IN THE NAME OF P. DINABANDHU. TO ESTABLISH THE EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE ATTACHED HEREWITH FOR YOUR RECORD: 1. COPY OF LICENCE RENEWAL NO. 27/2013 - 14 IN WHICH THE NAME OF THE ASSESSEE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED AS THE AUTHORIZED AGENT ALONG WITH HIS AGE FATHER'S NAME ET ADDRESS UNDER THE SIGNATURE OF THE LICENCE HOLDER (THE EMPLOYER) MR. P. DINABADHU WHICH IS FURTHER ENDORSED BY SUPERINTENDENT OF EXCISE & BY THE COLLECTOR GANJAM EXHIBIT - 1 2. LIST OF AUTHORISED AGENT/SALESME N: IN THE LIST OF AUTHORISED AGENT/SALESMEN THE NAME OF THE ASSESSEE ALONG WITH HIS AGE FATHER'S NAME ADDRESS PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPH AND SIGNATURE WITH DUE ATTESTATION BY THE OWNER OF THE SHOP MR. P. DINABANDHU HAS BEEN INCLUDED AS THE AUTHORIZED E MPLOYEE OF THE SHOP AND THE SAME IS IDENTIFIED BY THE SUB INSPECTOR OF EXCISE GOLANTHARA GANJAM ON DATED 30.03.2013. EXHIBIT - 2 3. IDENTITY CARD: IN THE IDENTITY CARD ISSUED TO AUTHORIZE TO PURCHASE STOCK FROM OSBC THE ASSESSEE NAME WITH DETAILS ADDRES S PHOTOGRAPH AND SIGNATURE HAS BEEN ATTESTED BY THE EMPLOYER MR. P. DINABANDHU EXHIBIT - 3 SOME INSTANCE OF CASH DEPOSIT THE CONCERNED DD NO. AND AMOUNT IS GIVEN HEREUNDER FOR YOUR PERUSAL. NO DATE OF CASH DEPOSIT AMOUNT OF CASH DEPOSIT DATE OF DD DD NO AMOUNT OF DD WITH MR NO. & DATE OF OSBC LTD. 1 10.04.13 255500 10.04.13 600300 255000 002807/10.04.13 2 25.04.13 350000 25.04.13 600317 350000 003260/25.04.13 3 09.05.13 142000 09.05.13 600344 142000 009920/09.05.13 4 13.05.13 280500 13.05.13 600354 2 80000 009861/13.05.13 5 21.05.13 241000 21.05.13 600371 240000 006551/21.05.13 6 30.05.13 282500 30.05.13 600389 282000 021358/30.05.13 7 01.06.13 271000 01.06.13 600394 270000 021428/01.06.13 8 03.06.13 693000 03.06.13 03.06.13 600397 600398 600000 9 1200 021573/06.06.13 022155/11.06.13 9 10.06.13 240500 10.06.13 10.06.13 600414 600413 190000 50000 022097/10.06.13 022155/11.06.13 10 12.06.13 541000 12.06.13 600416 540500 022198/12.06.13 11 21.06.13 183000 21.06.13 600445 183000 025686/21.06.13 ITA NO . 3 14 &315 /CTK/201 8 6 12 22.06.13 601500 22.06.13 600446 600000 025717/22.06.13 13 02.07.13 254200 02.07.13 600455 254000 025975/02.07.13 14 03.07.13 601500 03.07.13 600462 600000 034559/03.07.13 15 08.07.13 [ 205000_ 08.07.13 600475 204500 034637/08.07.13 16 15.07.13 602000 15 .07.13 600487 600000 034799/15.07.13 17 16.07.13 205000 16.07.13 16.07.13 600490 600491 130000 75000 034822/16.07.13 18 17.07.13 159000 17.07.13 600494 158600 034923/20.07.13 19 23.07.13 145500 23.07.13 600498 145000 034981/23.07.13 20 26.07.13 301000 26.07.13 600509 300000 023064/26.07.13 21 03.08.13 156000 03.08.13 600534 156000 023245/03.08.13 22 05.08.13 702000 05.08.13 600537 700000 023278/05.08.13 23 06.08.13 155000 06.08.13 600550 154500 023327/06.08.13 24 17.08.13 669300 1.7.08.13 600588 66 7300 041600/17.08.13 25 26.08.13 182000 26.08.13 600609 182000 038880/26.08.13 26 27.08.13 180000 27.08.13 600618 180000 039007/27.08.13 SOME OF THE MONEY RECEIPTS ARE ENCLOSED HERE FOR YOUR REFERENCE AS EXHIBIT - 4 FURTHERMORE AS THE GOVT. AGENCY HAS ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT THEN IT MUST HAVE COLLECTED THE TAX AT SOURCE FROM P. DINABANDHU THE VENDOR OF FL OFF SHOP. AS PER THE 26AS OF THE ASSESSEE THERE NO TCS IN ASSESSEE'S ACCOUNT. THE 26AS IS ENCLOSED HEREWITH AS EXHHIBIT - 5. AS A LAW BINDING PERSON THE ASSESSEE HAS ACCOUNTED FOR EVERY TRANSACTION AND HAS DISCLOSED ALL KNOWN SOURCES OF INCOME . THE AO NOTICED THAT THE ASSESSEE HAS NOT MAINTAINED ANY BOOKS OF ACCOUNTS THEREFORE THE AO ESTIMATED THE TOTAL INCOME OF THE ASSESSEE @8% U/S.44A D OF THE ACT TREATING THE SAME AS TOTAL TURNOVER OF THE ASSESSEE AND ACCORDINGLY MADE ADDITION OF RS.9 84 142/ - . 4. FEELING AGGRIEVED FROM THE ORDER OF AO THE ASSESSEE FILED APPEAL BEFORE THE CIT(A) AND THE CIT(A) DISMISSED THE APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE AFTER OBSERVING AS UNDER : - 6. I HAVE CONSIDERED THE MATTER WITH REFERENCE TO THE FACTS AND MATERIALS ON RECORD. THE ASSESSEE HAS NOT FILED ANY EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF HIS CONTENTION EITHER BEFORE THE AO AT THE ASSESSMENT PROCEEDING OR BEFORE THE UNDERSIGNED IN THE COURSE OF APPEAL HEARING. IN THE ABSENCE OF THE BOOKS OF ACCOUNT OF THE SO - CALLED IMFL BUSINESS OF SRI P. DINABANDHU IT ITA NO . 3 14 &315 /CTK/201 8 7 CANNOT BE ACCEPTED THAT ALL THE CASH DEPOSITS IN ASSESSEE'S BANK ACCOUNTS HAVE COME FROM THE BUSINESS OF SRI DINABANDHU. IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES THEREFORE THE ACTION OF THE AO TO TREAT THE BANK DEPOSITS AS ASSESSEE'S BUSINESS TURNOVER APPEARS TO BE VERY LIBERAL AND JUDICIOUS. THE AO HAS ESTIMATED THE PROFIT ON SUCH BUSINESS TURNOVER AT 8% WHICH IS ALSO QUITE REASONABLE. HENCE THE ADDITION MADE BY THE AO OF RS.9 84 142/ - IS UPHELD . AGAINST THE ABOVE FINDINGS OF THE CIT(A) THE ASSESSEE IS IN FURTHER APPEAL BEFORE THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL. 5. BEFORE US LD. AR REITERATED THE SUBMISSIONS MADE BEFORE THE LOWER AUTHORITIES AND HE SUBMITTED THAT THE ASSESSEE WAS AN EMPLOYEE ON BEHALF OF SRI P. DINABANDHU AGAINST WHICH HE IS GETTING SALARY OF RS.3000/ - WHICH HAS BEEN SHOWN BY HIM AS INCOME FROM SALARY. THE TOTAL DDS WERE MADE IN FAVOUR OF M/S ODISHA STATE BEVERAGES CORPORATION LTD. ON BEHALF O F SHRI P. DINABANDHU FROM CASH DEPOSITED IN THE BANK ACCOUNT . THE ASSESSEES BANK ACCOUNT HAS ONLY BEEN USED FOR A CONDUIT OF BUSINESS FACILITATION. THEREFORE THE ENTIRE PROCEEDS DEPOSITED IN THE BANK ACCOUNT SHOULD NOT BE TAXED IN THE HANDS OF THE ASSES SEE. IN SUPPORT OF HIS ARGUMENTS HE STATED THAT ENTIRE FACTS WERE SUBMITTED BEFORE THE CIT(A) VIA E - MAIL WHICH HAS BEEN CONSIDERED BY THE TRIBUNAL IN ITA NO.418/CTK/2017 DATED 22.03.2018. 6. ON THE OTHER HAND LD. DR SUBMITTED THAT THE ORDERS OF AUTHORI TIES BELOW SHOULD NOT BE DISTURBED AS BOTH THE LOWER AUTHORITIES HAVE AFTER CONSIDERING TO THE CASH DEPOSITED AS TOTAL TURNOVER OF THE ASSESSEE RIGHTLY APPLIED 8% PROFIT IN THE CASE OF THE ASSESSEES BUSINESS. HE ITA NO . 3 14 &315 /CTK/201 8 8 SUBMITTED THAT THE AO HAS CONSIDERED THIS ISSUE VERY LIBERAL AND JUDICIOUS MANNER. THE ASSESSEE WAS ALSO UNABLE TO SUBSTANTIATE THAT THE RECEIPTS HAD BEEN INCORPORATED IN THE EMPLOYEES ACCOUNT OR TAXED IN THE HANDS OF THE EMPLOYER AS A TURNOVER. 7. AFTER HEARING BOTH THE SIDES AND PERUSING THE EN TIRE MATERIAL ON RECORD ALONG WITH THE ORDERS OF AUTHORITIES BELOW WE NOTICED THAT THE LD.AO HAS DECIDED THIS ISSUE IN VERY LIBERAL AND JUDICIOUS APPROACH BECAUSE THE ASSESSEE WAS UNABLE TO PROVE THAT THE ENTIRE CASH DEPOSITS HAVE BEEN INCORPORATED IN THE ACCOUNTS OF SHRI P.DINABANDHU AND THE ASSESSEE HAS ALSO NOT MAINTAINED ANY BOOKS OF ACCOUNT. DURING THE COURSE OF HEARING WE ASKED THE LD. AR OF THE ASSESSEE THAT IF HE WOULD PROVE THAT THE RECEIPTS HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED WHILE COMPUTING THE INCOME OF SHRI P.DINABANDHU HOWEVER LD. AR OF THE ASSESSEE COULD NOT PROVE THE SAME BEFORE US. CONSIDERING THE TOTALITY OF FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT THE AO HAS RIGHTLY CONSIDERED AND ESTIMATED THE TOTAL INCOME @8% OF THE ASSESSEE U /S.44AD OF THE ACT ON THE TOTAL BANK DEPOSITS FOR THE YEAR UNDER CONSIDERATION BECAUSE THE ASSESSEE COULD NOT PRODUCE BOOKS OF ACCOUNT BEFORE THE AO. ACCORDINGLY WE DISMISS THE GROUNDS RAISED BY THE ASSESSEE AND ALSO DISMISS THE APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE. 8. THUS ITA NO.315/CTK/2018 IS DISMISSED. ITA NO . 3 14 &315 /CTK/201 8 9 9. NOW WE SHALL TAKE UP THE APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE IN ITA NO.314/CTK/2018 FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2013 - 2014. 10. IN THIS CASE THE ASSESSEE WAS ALSO PERFORMING SIMILAR WORK AS WAS IN THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2014 - 2015 ONLY DIFFERENT OF FACT IS THAT THE TOTAL DEPOSITS IN THE BANK ACCOUNT OF RS.1 80 42 420/ - HAS BEEN CONSIDERED AS INCOME OF THE ASSESSEE FOR WANT OF NON - EXPLANATION BY THE ASSESSEE. THE SAID AMOUNT OF RS.1 80 42 420/ - WAS DEPOSITED IN TWO BANK ACCOUNTS WHIC H IS AS UNDER : - NO NAME OF THE BANK SOURCE FINANCIAL YEAR MODE OF TRANSACTIONS TOTAL AMOUNT OF TRANSACTIONS 01 ANDHRA BANK GIRISOLA GANJAM ODISHA - 761009 AIR 2012 - 13 AMOUNT OF CASH DEPOSITS (MORE THAN RS. 10 00 000/ - ) RS. 1 50 50 420/ - 02 ANDHRA BANK TULU GANJAM ODISHA - 761008 AIR 2012 - 13 AMOUNT OF CASH DEPOSITS (MORE THAN RS. 10 00 000/ - ) RS. 29 92 000/ - TOTAL AMOUNT RS.1 80.42 420/ - 11. SINCE WE HAVE DECIDED THE ISSUE RAISED BY THE ASSESSEE FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2014 - 2015 AND THE ISSUE B EING SIMILAR OUR OBSERVATIONS MADE IN THE ABOVE APPEAL SHALL BE APPLICABLE TO THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2013 - 2014. IN THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 201 4 - 201 5 THE AO HIMSELF HAS ACCEPTED THE TOTAL CASH DEPOSITED AS TURNOVER OF THE BUSINESS OF THE ASSESSEE AS PER SECTION 44A D OF THE ACT. THE CIT(A) HAS DECIDED THIS ISSUE ON THE SAME DATE BUT FOR THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2014 - 2015 HE HAS ACCEPTED THE VERSION OF THE AO REGARDING APPLICABILITY OF 8% NET PROFIT U/S.44AD OF THE ACT BUT IN THIS YEAR HE HAS CONSIDERED THE TOTAL BANK DEPOSITS AS INCOME OF THE ASSESSEE. ITA NO . 3 14 &315 /CTK/201 8 10 12. AFTER CONSIDERING THE SUBMISSIONS OF BOTH THE SIDES AND THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ASSESSEE ARE SAME FOR BOTH THE YEARS UNDER CONSIDERATION THEREFORE IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE WE RESTRICT THE ADDITION MADE BY THE AO ON ACCOUNT OF UNEXPLAINED SOURCE OF INCOME TO 8% OF THE TOTAL BANK DEPOSITS TREATING IT AS TURNOVER OF THE ASSESSEE AS HELD BY THE REVENUE AUTHORITIES IN THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2014 - 2015 . WE ORDER ACCORDINGLY. 13 . IN THE RESULT APPEAL S OF THE ASSESSEE I.E. ITA NO.314/CTK/2018 IS PARTLY ALLOWED AND ITA NO.315/CTK/2018 IS DISMISSED. ORDER PRONOUNCED IN THE OPEN COURT ON 19 / 1 1 / 201 9 . SD/ - ( C.M.GARG ) SD/ - ( L.P.SAHU ) / JUDICIAL MEMBER / ACCOUNTANT MEMBER CUTTACK; DATED 19 / 1 1 /201 9 PRAKASH KUMAR MISHRA SR.P.S. / COPY OF THE ORDER FORWARDED TO : / BY ORDER ( SENIOR PRIVATE SECRETARY ) /ITAT CUTTACK 1. / THE APPELLANT - CHANDRAMANI SAH U AT: EKASINGI PO:MENDARAJPUR VIA: GOLANTHARA DIST:GANJAM PIN - 761008 2. / THE RESPONDENT - ITO WARD - 1 BERHAMPUR 3. ( ) / THE CIT(A) 4. / CIT 5. / DR ITAT CUTTACK 6. / GUARD FILE. //TRUE COPY//