Dusters Total Solutions Services Pvt Ltd Bangalore v. Acit Bangalore

ITA 497/BANG/2014 | 2010-2011
Pronouncement Date: 19-12-2017 | Result: Dismissed

Appeal Details

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RSA Number 49721114 RSA 2014
Assessee PAN xxxxxxxxxxx
Bench xxxxxxxxxxx
Appeal Number xxxxxxxxxxx
Duration Of Justice 3 year(s) 8 month(s) 7 day(s)
Appellant xxxxxxxxxxx
Respondent xxxxxxxxxxx
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 19-12-2017
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Tags No record found
Order Result Dismissed
Bench Allotted C
Tribunal Order Date 19-12-2017
Date Of Final Hearing 19-07-2017
Next Hearing Date 19-07-2017
First Hearing Date 19-07-2017
Assessment Year 2010-2011
Appeal Filed On 11-04-2014
Judgment Text
In The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal C Bench B E Ngal U R U Before Shri Vijay Pal Rao Judicial Member And Shri Inturi Rama Rao Accountant Member Ita No Asst Year Appellant Respondent 497 Bang 2014 2010 11 M S Duster Total Solutions Services Pvt L Td No 50 4 Th Floor Zatakia Centre 100 Feet Road Indiranagar Bengaluru 560038 Pan Aaccd 5989 Q Asst Commissioner Of Income Tax Tds Tds Circle 16 1 Bengaluru 1067 Bang 2014 2010 11 Dy Commissioner Of Income Tax Tds Circle 16 1 Bengalur U M S Dusters Total Solutions P Ltd Bengaluru A Ssessee By Shri R Vijayaraghavan Ca Revenue By Shri Sunil Kumar Agarwal Addl Cit Dr Date Of Hearing 21 09 2017 Date Of Pronouncement 19 12 2017 O R D E R Per I N Turi Rama Rao Am These Are Cross Appeals Filed By Both The Assess E E Company As Well As The Revenue Directed Against The Order Of The Commissioner Of Income Tax Appeals Mysore Cit A Dated 19 12 2013 For The Assessment Year 2010 11 2 Sin Ce Issues Involved In Both The Appeals Are Common We Proceed To Dispose Of The Same By Way Of This Consolidated Order At The Outset There Is A Delay In Filing Of Appeal By 45 Days In Ita No 1067 Bang 2014 The Revenue Filed Petition For Condonation Of Ita No S 497 1067 Bang 201 4 Page 2 Of 8 Delay For The Reasons Stated In The Condonation Petition Delay In Filing Of Appeal Is Condoned 3 Briefly Facts Of The Case Are That The Assessee Is A Company Engaged In The Business Of Providing Cleaning Services For Corporate Sectors Survey O Perations U S 133 A Of The Income Tax Act 1961 The Act For Short Were Conducted In The Business Premises Of The Assessee On 21 06 2012 During The Course Of Such Survey Proceedings The Acit Tds Circle 15 1 Hereinafter Referred To As The Tds Officer Found That During The Financial Years 2009 10 And 2010 11 Sums Of Rs 59 09 621 And Rs 4 29 79 871 Respectively Have Been Advanced As Loans To Directors Of Companies Who Have Substantial Interest In The Assessee Company The Details Of Said Loan Ar E As Under Therefore The Tds Officer Has Come To The Conclusion That The Above Payments Are In The Nature Of Deemed Dividend Liable To Tax Deduction At Source U S 194 Of The Act The Facts Set Out By The Tds Officer Are Extracted Below Ita No S 497 1067 Bang 201 4 Page 3 Of 8 A Ccordi Ngly The Tds Officer Treated The Assessee As Assessee In Default U S 201 1 Of The Act To The Extent Of Tax Of Rs 57 83 913 And Also Levied Interest U S 201 1 A Of Rs 16 19 495 5 Being Aggrieved An Appeal Was Filed Before The Cit A Contendin G Inter Alia That The Shareholding Of Shri Jasmer Puri A Nd Shri Shamsher Puri In The Assessee S Company Does Not Exceed More Than 4 Which Is Below 10 Voting Power Of The Company And Further Contended That Loans Advances Are Made During The Course Of Busi Ness Transactions Consequent To The Scheme Of Amalgamation Of The Company M S Facility Ita No S 497 1067 Bang 201 4 Page 4 Of 8 Management Business Of Tsfm It Was Further Contended That While Calculating Accumulated Profits Of The Assessee Company Capital Reserves Of Rs 1 7 Crore Should Not Be Reckoned As Part Of The Accumulated Profits The Cit A After Duly Considering The Submission Of The Assessee Company Held That Loans Advances To Shri Jasmer Puri And His Concern M S Total Service Facility Management Private Limited Does Not Con Stitute Deemed Dividend As The Shareholding Of Shri Jasmer Puri Is Less Than 1 Of The Total Shareholding Of The Assessee Company However He Remanded The Matter Back To The Assessing Officer Ao For The Purpose Of Verifying Percentage Of Shareholding By The Shri Jasmer Puri In The Assessee Company As Regards Advances Made To Shri Shamsher Puri And The Dusters The Cit A Confirmed The Action Of The Tds Officer 6 Being Aggrieved With That Part Of The Order Which Is Against The Assessee The Assessee Company Is In Appeal In Ita No 497 Bang 2014 And Being Aggrieved By That Part Of The Order Which Is In Favour Of The Assessee The Revenue Is In Appeal In Ita No 1067 Bang 2014 7 The Assessee Company Raised The Following Grounds Of Appeal In Ita No 497 Bang 2015 Ita No S 497 1067 Bang 201 4 Page 5 Of 8 7 1 The Learned Counsel For The Assessee Submitted That The Company Called Total Sales Facility Management Private Limited Was Merged With The Assessee Company Under The Scheme Of Merger As Approved By The Hon Ble Court Of Bombay On 26 07 2010 And Hon Ble High Court Of Karnataka On 8 7 2010 As Per This Scheme An Appointed Date Was Fixed As 01 04 2009 And The Effective Date Of Merger Was 21 07 2010 Consequent To Merger Of Said Company Shri Jasmer Puri Who Is Also Shareh Older In Total Sales Facility Management Private Limited Was Allotted Additional Shares On 21 07 2010 Only After Allocation Of These Shares Shri Jasmer Puri Share Holding Has Increased Beyond 10 Of The Share Capital Of The Company But As On The Date O F Loan Advances Share Holding Of Shri Jasmer Puri Was Less Than 1 And Therefore The Provisions Of Section 2 22 E Of The Act Are Not Applicable He Further Ita No S 497 1067 Bang 201 4 Page 6 Of 8 Contended That While Computing Accumulated Profits Of The Assessee Company For The Purpose Of Treating Advances As Deemed Dividend Capital Reserves Should Not Be Considered As Part Of The Accumulated Profit Reliance In This Regard Was Placed On The Decision Of The Co Ordinate Bunch Of The Tribunal Reported In Acit Vs Tvs Motors Co Ltd 1 28 I Td 47 He Also Relied On The Decision Of The Hon Ble Delhi High Court In The Case Of Cit Vs C R Dass 20 4 Taxman 227 In Support Of The Proposition That Share Holding On The Date Of Grant Of Advance Should Alone Be Considered He Finally Submitted That Advances Are Made Only For The Purpose Of Business He Fairly Conceded That He Is Not In A Position To Lead Evidence In Support Of This Contention As Regards Shareholding Of Jp There Is No Dispute With Regard To The Percentage Of Shareholding Held By Hi M That It Is More Than 10 7 2 On The Other Hand The Learned Cit Dr Placed Reliance On The Orders Of The Lower Authorities 8 We Heard Rival Submissions And Perused Material On Record The Issue In The Present Appeal Is Whether The Tds Officer Was Justified In Treating Advance Made To S Shri Jasmer Puri And Shamsher Puri In The Assessee Company As Deemed Dividend U S 2 22 E Of The Act And Consequently Whether The Assessee Company Was Liable For Deduction Of Tax At Source U S 194 Of The Act It Is Sin E Qua N O N For Invoking Provisions Of 2 22 E That The Concerned Shareholder Should Be Holding Shares In Excess Of 10 W Ith Regard To The Case Of Shri Shamsher Puri There Is No Dispute That He Was Holding More Than 10 Of The Shares But As Regar Ds Shri Jasmer Puri Percentage Of Shares Held By Him Is In Dispute As It Is Contended That As On The Date Of Grant Of Ita No S 497 1067 Bang 201 4 Page 7 Of 8 Advances The Shareholding Of Shri Jasmer Puri Is Only 1 It Is The Contention Of The Assessee Company That On The Date Of Granting Advan Ce The Shareholding Of Shri Jasmer Puri Is Only 1 On Perusal Of The Orders Of The Lower Authorities It Is Not Clear Whether The Tds Officer Had Examined This Issue With Reference To Statutory Records Maintained Under The Companies Act Therefore This Issue Requires Remand To The Tds Officer Accordingly We Remand The Matter Back To The File Of The Tds Officer For The Purpose Of Verifying The Number Of Shares Held By Shri Jasmer Puri As On The Date Of Grant Of Advance While Computing Accumulated Profi Ts For The Purpose Of Amount Of Deemed Dividend U S 2 22 E Of The Act Capital Reserves Cannot Be Taken Into Consideration In The Light Of Decision Of The Co Ordinate Bench Of Tribunal In The Case Of Acit Vs Tvs Motors Ltd 128 Itd 47 Therefore Th Is Issue Also We Remit Back To The File Of The Tds Officer It Is Ordered Accordingly 10 The Revenue Raised The Following Grounds Of Appeal In Ita No 1067 Bang 2014 1 The Ld Cit A Failed To Appreciate That The Shareholding Of Jasmir Puri Is Not Less Than 10 Considering That He Has Voting Rights Equal To 26 Of Total Voting Rights And That Makes The Assessee Liable For Charge Of Deemed Dividend Tax U S 2 22 E Of The It Act Accordingly The Tds Provisions Are Also Attracted 2 The Ld Cit A Has Erred In Not Appreciating The Fact That The Provisions Of Deemed Dividend U S 2 22 E Had To Be Concluded After Verifying The Share Holding Ratio Of The Directors 3 The Ld Cit A Has Erred In Concluding That The Shareholding Of Jasmir Puri Is Less Than 10 And Consequently Misdirected Himself In Allowing The Relief To The Assessee 4 The Cit A Has Erred In Not Calling For Details And Verifying The Same From The Record Of The Company During The Appellate Proceedings For These And Other Grounds That May Be Rais Ed During The Course Of Appeal And Actual Hearing The Appellant Prays That The Order Of Ita No S 497 1067 Bang 201 4 Page 8 Of 8 Learned Commissioner Of Income Tax Appeals May Be Set Aside And Cancelled 11 The Revenue Is Contesting The Finding Of The Cit A That The Share Holding Held By Shri Jasmer Puri Is Less Than 0 1 From The Perusal Of The Order Of The Cit A It Is Clear That The Cit A Has Remanded The Issue Back To The File Of The Tds Officer For The Purpose Of Verifying This Fact In The Assessee S Appeal In Ita No 497 Bang 2014 We Remanded This Issue For Verification Of Percentage Of Shareholding Held By Jp As On The Date Of Grant Of Advance We Do Not Find Any Grievance Of The Revenue In This Finding Of The Cit A 12 In Result The Appeal Filed By The Revenue Is Di Smissed Order Pronounced In The Open Court On 19 Th December 2017 Sd Vijay Pal Rao Sd Inturi Rama Rao Judicial Member Accountant Member Sriniva Sulu Sps Copy To 1 Appellant 2 Respondent 3 Cit A 4 Cit 5 Dr Itat Bangalore 6 Guard File By Order Sen Ior Private Secretary Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Bangalore