DCIT, New Delhi v. M/s. Danisco (India) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

ITA 3787/DEL/2017 | 2011-2012
Pronouncement Date: 05-11-2019 | Result: Dismissed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 378720114 RSA 2017
Assessee PAN AAACD8906D
Bench Delhi
Appeal Number ITA 3787/DEL/2017
Duration Of Justice 2 year(s) 4 month(s) 26 day(s)
Appellant DCIT, New Delhi
Respondent M/s. Danisco (India) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 05-11-2019
Appeal Filed By Department
Order Result Dismissed
Bench Allotted B
Tribunal Order Date 05-11-2019
Assessment Year 2011-2012
Appeal Filed On 09-06-2017
Judgment Text
INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL DELHI BENCH B: NEW DELHI SHRI SUDHANSHU SRIVASTAVA JUDICIAL MEMBER AND SHRI PRASHANT MAHARISHI ACCOUNTANT MEMBER ITA NO. 3787/DEL/2017 ASSTT. YEAR: 2011-12 O R D E R PER SUDHANSHU SRIVASTAVA JM: THE APPEAL FILED BY THE REVENUE IS DIRECTED AGAINST THE ORDER OF LD. COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEALS)-44 NEW DELHI DATED 31.8.2015 PERTAINING TO THE ASSESSMENT YEAR 2011-12 2. NONE WAS PRESENT ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT WHEN THE APPEAL WAS CALLED OUT FOR HEARING. AN ADJOURNMENT APPLICATION ADDRESSED TO THE BENCH FROM ONE SHRI S.N. MEENA LD. SR. DR WAS PUT UP BEFORE THE DCIT CIRCLE-7(1) ROOM NO. 403 C.R. BUILDING I.P. ESTATE NEW DELHI. VS. DANISCO (INDIA) PVT. LTD. NO. 5 E-BLOCK LOCAL SHOPPING CENTRE MASJID MOTH GK-II NEW DELHI 110 048 PAN AAACD8906D (APPELLANT) (RESPONDENT) DEPARTMENT BY: NONE ASSESSEE BY : MS. PRATISHTHA SINGH ADVOCATE DATE OF HEARING 05 /11 /201 9 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT 05 / 11 /2019 ITA NO. 3787/DEL-2017 DCIT VS. DANISCO (INDIA) PVT. LTD. 2 BENCH IN WHICH SHRI MEENA HAS SOUGHT ADJOURNMENT. HOWEVER HE WAS NOT PRESENT IN THE COURT ROOM. THE LD. CIT(DR) SHRI S.K. JAIN EXPRESSED HIS LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF SHRI S.N. MEENA. WE THEREFORE TAKE A STRONG EXCEPTION TO THE ABSENCE OF SHRI S.N. MEENA LD. SR. DR AND PROCEED TO HEAR THIS DEPARTMENTAL APPEAL EX-PARTE. 3. AT THE OUTSET OF THE HEARING ITSELF THE LD. AR BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT CBDT VIDE CIRCULAR NO. 17/2019 DATED 08TH AUGUST 2019 HAS DECIDED THAT THE REVENUE WOULD NOT PREFER ANY APPEAL BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL IF THE TAX EFFECT IS LESS THAN RS. 50 LAKHS. THEREFORE HE PLEADED THAT THE APPEAL OF THE REVENUE BE DECIDED AS PER THE INSTRUCTION OF THE CBDT. THE DISPUTED AMOUNT IS ONLY RS. 1 09 19 182/- TAX ON WHICH IS MUCH LESS THAN RS. 50 LAKHS. 4. NOW THERE IS A LATEST CBDT CIRCULAR NO. 17/2019 DATED 08.08.2019 WHEREIN THE CBDT HAS FURTHER ENHANCED THE MONETARY LIMIT FOR FILING OF APPEAL BY THE DEPARTMENT BEFORE THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL FROM RS. 20 LACS TO RS. 50 LACS. THE SAID CIRCULAR ALSO MAKE REFERENCE TO THE EARLIER CIRCULAR NO. 3/2018 DATED 11.7.2018 AND SPECIALLY STATES THAT AS A STEP TOWARDS FURTHER MANAGEMENT OF LITIGATION THE BOARD HAS DECIDED TO ENHANCE THE MONETARY LIMIT FOR FILING OF THE APPEALS. THIS CIRCULAR IS NOT IN SUPERSESSION OF THE EARLIER CIRCULAR BUT ONLY AMENDS THE MONETARY LIMITS AS WELL AS GIVES CLARIFICATION WITH REGARD TO PARAGRAPH 5 OF THE EARLIER CIRCULAR. THIS INTER ALIA MEANS THAT ALL THE OTHER CONDITIONS MENTIONED IN THE EARLIER CIRCULAR NO. 3 OF 2018 DATED 11.7.2018 WILL APPLY MUTATIS MUTANDIS INCLUDING THAT IS IT WILL APPLY TO ALL THE PENDING APPEALS. FOR THE SAKE OF READY REFERENCE THE LATEST CIRCULAR IS REPRODUCED HEREUNDER : ITA NO. 3787/DEL-2017 DCIT VS. DANISCO (INDIA) PVT. LTD. 3 F. NO.279/MISC. 142/2007-ITJ(PT.) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE CENTRAL BOARD DIRECT TAXES JUDICIAL SECTION NEW DELHI. 8TH AUGUST 2019 SUBJECT: - FURTHER ENHANCEMENT OF MONETARY LIMITS FOR FILING OF APPEALS BY THE DEPARTMENT BEFORE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL HIGH COURTS AND SLPS/APPEALS BEFORE SUPREME COURT - AMENDMENT TO CIRCULAR 3 OF 2018 - MEASURES FOR REDUCING LITIGATION.- REFERENCE IS INVITED TO THE CIRCULAR NO.3 OF2018 DATED 11.07.2018 (THE CIRCULAR) OF CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES (THE BOARD) AND ITS AMENDMENT DATED 20TH AUGUST. 2018 VIDE WHICH MONETARY LIMITS FOR FILING OF INCOME TAX APPEALS BY THE DEPARTMENT BEFORE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL. HIGH COURTS AND SLPS/APPEALS BEFORE SUPREME COURT HAVE BEEN SPECIFIED. REPRESENTATION HAS ALSO BEEN RECEIVED THAT AN ANOMALY IN THE SAID CIRCULAR AT PARA 5 MAY BE REMOVED. 2. AS A STEP TOWARDS FURTHER MANAGEMENT OF LITIGATION. IT HAS BEEN DECIDED BY THE BOARD THAT MONETARY LIMITS FOR FILING OF APPEALS IN INCOME-TAX CASES BE ENHANCED FURTHER THROUGH AMENDMENT IN PARA 3 OF THE CIRCULAR MENTIONED ABOVE AND ACCORDINGLY THE TABLE FOR MONETARY LIMITS SPECIFIED IN PARA 3 OF THE CIRCULAR SHALL READ AS FOLLOWS: S.NO APPEALS/SLPS IN INCOME TAX MATTERS MONETARY LIMIT (RS.) 1. BEFORE APPELLATE TRIBUNAL 50 00 000/- 2. BEFORE HIGH COURT 1 00.00.000/- 3. BEFORE SUPREME COURT 2 00 00 000/- ITA NO. 3787/DEL-2017 DCIT VS. DANISCO (INDIA) PVT. LTD. 4 3. FURTHER WITH A VIEW TO PROVIDE PARITY IN FILING OF APPEALS IN SCENARIOS WHERE SEPARATE ORDER IS PASSED BY HIGHER APPELLATE AUTHORITIES FOR EACH ASSESSMENT YEAR VIS-A-VIS WHERE COMPOSITE ORDER FOR MORE THAN ONE ASSESSMENT YEARS IS PASSED. PARA 5 OF THE CIRCULAR IS SUBSTITUTED BY THE FOLLOWING PARA: '5. THE ASSESSING OFFICER SHALL CALCULATE THE TAX EFFECT SEPARATELY FOR EVERY ASSESSMENT YEAR IN RESPECT OF THE DISPUTED ISSUES IN THE CASE OF EVERY ASSESSEE. IF IN THE CASE OF AN ASSESSEE THE DISPUTED ISSUES ARISE IN MORE THAN ONE ASSESSMENT YEAR APPEAL CAN BE FILED IN RESPECT OF SUCH ASSESSMENT YEAR OR YEARS IN WHICH THE TAX EFFECT IN RESPECT OF THE DISPUTED ISSUES EXCEEDS THE MONETARY LIMIT SPECIFIED IN PARA 3. NO APPEAL SHALL BE FILED IN RESPECT OF AN ASSESSMENT YEAR OR YEARS IN WHICH THE TAX EFFECT IS LESS THAN THE MONETARY LIMIT SPECIFIED IN PARA 3. FURTHER EVEN IN THE CASE OF COMPOSITE ORDER OF ANY HIGH COURT OR APPELLATE AUTHORITY WHICH INVOLVES MORE THAN ONE ASSESSMENT YEAR AND COMMON ISSUES IN MORE THAN ONE ASSESSMENT YEAR NO APPEAL SHALL BE FILED IN RESPECT OF AN ASSESSMENT YEAR OR YEARS IN WHICH THE TAX EFFECT IS LESS THAN THE MONETARY LIMIT SPECIFIED IN PARA 3. IN CASE WHERE A COMPOSITE ORDER/ JUDGEMENT INVOLVES MORE THAN ONE ASSESSEE. EACH ASSESSEE SHALL BE DEALT WITH SEPARATELY. 4. THE SAID MODIFICATIONS SHALL COME INTO EFFECT FROM THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THIS CIRCULAR. 5. THE SAME MAY BE BROUGHT TO THE NOTICE OF ALL CONCERNED. 6. THIS ISSUES UNDER SECTION 268A OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT 1961. 5. FURTHER CBDT VIDE CIRCULAR DATED 20TH AUGUST 2019 F.NO.279/19-93/2018-ITJ HAS CLARIFIED THAT IT WILL APPLY TO ALL PENDING APPEALS. THUS IN VIEW OF THE AFORESAID CIRCULAR THE APPEAL OF THE REVENUE IS DISMISSED AS NON-MAINTAINABLE BECAUSE TAX EFFECT IS BELOW RS. 50 LAKHS. 6. IN THE RESULT APPEAL FILED BY THE REVENUE IS DISMISSED. ITA NO. 3787/DEL-2017 DCIT VS. DANISCO (INDIA) PVT. LTD. 5 ORDER PRONOUNCED IN THE OPEN COURT ON 5 TH NOVEMBER 2019. SD/- SD/- (PRASHANT MAHARISHI) (SUDHANSHU SRIVASTAVA) ACCOUNTANT MEMBER JUDICIAL MEMBER DATED: 05/11/2019 VEENA COPY FORWARDED TO 1. APPLICANT 2. RESPONDENT 3. CIT 4. CIT (A) 5. DR:ITAT ASSISTANT REGISTRAR ITAT NEW DELHI