RAJKUMARI G. JAIN, MUMBAI v. ITO 24(2)(3), MUMBAI

ITA 5677/MUM/2015 | 2005-2006
Pronouncement Date: 30-11-2017 | Result: Dismissed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 567719914 RSA 2015
Assessee PAN ADYPJ0674Q
Bench Mumbai
Appeal Number ITA 5677/MUM/2015
Duration Of Justice 1 year(s) 11 month(s) 12 day(s)
Appellant RAJKUMARI G. JAIN, MUMBAI
Respondent ITO 24(2)(3), MUMBAI
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 30-11-2017
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Tags No record found
Order Result Dismissed
Bench Allotted B
Tribunal Order Date 30-11-2017
Assessment Year 2005-2006
Appeal Filed On 18-12-2015
Judgment Text
P A G E | 1 ITA NO. 5677/MUM/2015 AY: 2005 - 06 MRS. RAJKUMARI G.JAIN VS. ITO - 24(2)(3) IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL B BENCH M UMBAI BEFORE SHRI G.S.PANNU AM AND SHRI RAVISH SOOD JM ITA NO. 5677/MUM/2015 ( / ASSESSMENT YEAR:2005 - 06) MRS. RAJKUMARI G. JAIN 11 JAY MAYURASAN CHS LTD. HAJI BAPU ROAD MALAD (E) MUMBAI - 400 097 / VS. ITO - 24(2)(3) C - 13 6 TH FLOOR R. NO. 603 PRATYASHAKAR BHAVAN BANDRA KURLA COMPLEX BANDRA (E) MUMBAI - 400 051 ./ ./ PAN NO. ADYPJ0674Q ( / APPELLANT) : ( / RESPONDENT ) / APPELLANT BY : NONE / RESPONDENT BY : SHRI T.A. KHAN SR. A.R / DATE OF HEARING : 22.11.2017 / DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 30 .11.2017 / O R D E R P ER RAVISH SOOD JUDICIAL MEMBER: THE PRESENT APPEAL IS DIRECTED AGAINST THE ORDER PASSED BY THE CIT(A) - 41 MUMBAI DATED 13.10.2015 WHICH IN ITSELF ARISES FROM THE ORDER PASSED BY THE A.O UNDER SEC. 271(1)(C) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT 1961 (FOR SHORT ACT) DATED 26.06.2012. THE ASSESSEE ASSAILING THE ORDER OF THE CIT(A) HAD RAISED BEFORE US THE FOLLOWING GR OUNDS OF APPEAL: - P A G E | 2 ITA NO. 5677/MUM/2015 AY: 2005 - 06 MRS. RAJKUMARI G.JAIN VS. ITO - 24(2)(3) 1. NATURAL JUSTICE 1.1 THE LEARNED COMMISSIONER OF INCOME - TAX (APPEALS) - 41 MUMBAI ['LD. CIT (A)'] ERRED IN PASSING THE APPELLATE ORDER IN BREACH OF THE PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL JUSTICE AS MUCH AS: (I) NOT PROPER EFFECTIVE AND FAIR OPPORTUNITY HAS BEEN GRANTED TO THE APPELLA NT; (II) THERE WAS NO APPLICATION OF MIND TO THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE OF THE APPELLANT. 1.2 IT IS SUBMITTED THAT IN THE FACTS AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND IN LAW THE ORDER IS HELD TO BE BAD IN LAW. WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE ABOVE 2.1 THE LD. CIT (A) ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE PENA LTY LEVIED BY THE A.O. U/S. 271 (1) (C) OF THE ACT. 2.2 THE LD. CIT (A) FAILED TO APPRECIATE THAT T HE ORDER PASSED BY THE A.O. AND /OR THE PENALTY LEVIED WAS BAD AND ILLEGAL AS THE NECESSARY CONDITIONS FOR INITIATING THE PENALTY PROCEEDINGS AND THE COMPLETION THEREOF WERE NOT FULFILLED. 2.3 WHILE DOING SO THE LD. CIT (A) ERRED IN: (I) BASING HIS DECISION SOLELY UPON THE ASSESSMENT ORDER; AND (II) NOT INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATING THE CASE IN BY TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE MATERIAL AS WELL AS FACTS OF THE CASE BROUGHT ON RECORD BY THE APPELLANT. 2. 4 IT IS SUBMITTED THAT IN THE FACTS AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND IN LAW NO SUCH PENALTY WAS LEVIABLE. WITHOUT FURTHER PREJUDICE TO THE ABOVE 3.1 THE LD. CIT (A) ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE ACTION OF THE A.O. IN LEVYING PENALTY OF RS. 3 26 650/ - U/S. 271 (1)(C) OF THE ACT ON THE ALLEGATION OF CONCEALMENT OF INCOME AND FURNISHING INACCURATE PARTICULARS OF INCOME BY THE APPELLANT. 3.2 IT IS SUBMITTED THAT IN THE F ACTS AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND IN LAW NO SUCH PENALTY WAS LEVIABLE. 4. THE APPELLANT CRAVES LEAVE TO ADD ALTER DELETE OR MODIFY ALL OR ANY THE ABOVE GROUND AT THE TIME OF HEARING. 2. BRIEFLY STATED THE FACTS OF THE CASE ARE THAT THE ASSESSEE HAD F ILED HER RETURN OF INCOME FOR AY 2005 - 06 ON 30.05.2005 DECLARING TOTAL INCOME AT RS.1 LAC. THAT THE A.O WAS IN RECEIPT OF INFORMATION P A G E | 3 ITA NO. 5677/MUM/2015 AY: 2005 - 06 MRS. RAJKUMARI G.JAIN VS. ITO - 24(2)(3) FROM THE INVESTIGATION WING OF THE DEPARTMENT THAT THE ASSESSEE AS A BENEFICIARY HAD TA KEN A BOGUS ENTRY OF CAPITAL GAIN OF RS.10 21 395/ - . O N THE BASIS OF THE AFORESAID INFORMATION THE A.O REOPENED THE CASE OF THE ASSESSEE F OR THE YEAR UNDER CONSIDERATION. THAT DURING THE COURSE OF THE ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS THE ASSESSEE FAILED TO SUBSTANTIATE T HE GENUINENESS AND VERACITY OF THE LONG TERM CAPITAL GAIN (FOR SHORT LTCG) ON SALE OF SHARES AS A RESULT WHEREOF THE A.O ASSESSED THE AMOUNT OF RS .10 21 395 / - WHICH WAS CLAIMED BY THE ASSESSEE AS BEING THE SALE PROCEEDS OF SHARES AS THE INCOME OF THE ASSESSEE FROM OTHER SOURCES. THE APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE BEFORE THE CIT(A) WAS DISMISSED. THE A.O AFTER THE CULMINATION OF THE ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS CALLED UPON THE ASSESSEE TO SHOW CAUSE AS TO WHY THE PENALTY UNDER SEC. 271(1)(C) MAY NOT BE IMPOSED ON HER IN RESPECT OF THE AFORESAID AMOUNT OF RS.10 21 295/ - . THAT AS THE ASSESSEE FAILED TO COME FORTH WITH ANY EXPLANATION THEREFORE THE A.O IMPOSED PENALTY UNDER SEC. 271(1)(C ) OF RS.3 26 650/ - . THE PENALTY IMPOSED BY THE A.O WAS THEREAFTER UPHELD BY THE CIT (A). 3 . THE ASSESSEE ASSAILING THE UPHOLDING BY THE CIT(A) OF THE PENALTY IMPOSED BY THE A.O UNDER SEC. 271(1)(C) HAD THEREIN CARRIED THE MATTER IN APPEAL BEFORE US. WE FIND THAT DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE ASSESSEE APPELLANT WAS DULY INFORMED ABOUT THE DAT E OF HEARING OF THE APPEAL HOWEVER NEITHER ANY APPEARANCE WAS PUT FORTH ON H ER BEHALF NOR ANY APPLICATION SEEKING AN ADJOURNMENT WAS FILED BEFORE US. WE THUS IN THE BACKDROP OF THE AFORESAID FACTS BEING LEFT WITH NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE PROCEED WITH AS P ER RULE 24 OF THE APPELLATE TRIBUNAL RULES 1963 AND DISPOSE OF THE APPEAL AFTER HEARING THE RESPONDENT AND PERUSING THE ORDERS OF THE LOWER AUTHORITIES. P A G E | 4 ITA NO. 5677/MUM/2015 AY: 2005 - 06 MRS. RAJKUMARI G.JAIN VS. ITO - 24(2)(3) 4 . WE HAVE HEARD THE LD. DEPARTMENTAL REPRESENTATIVE (FOR SHORT D.R) PERUSED THE ORDERS OF THE LOWER AUTHORITIES AND THE MATERIAL AVAILABLE ON RECORD. WE HAVE GIVEN A THOUGHTFUL CONSIDERATION TO THE FACTS OF THE CASE AND FIND THAT THE A.O HAD IMPOSED PENALTY UNDER SEC. 271(1)(C) ON THE GROUND THAT THE ASSESSEE HAD TAKEN A BOGUS ENTRY OF CAPITAL GAIN OF RS.10 21 395/ - . WE FIND THAT THE AFORESAID ORDER OF THE A.O WAS THEREAFTER AFFIRMED BY THE CIT(A) WHO AFTER DELIBERATING ON THE FACTS OF THE CASE THEREIN BEIN G PERSUADED TO BE IN AGREEMENT WITH THE VIEW TAKEN BY THE A.O HAD UPHELD THE PENALTY IMPOSED UNDER SEC.271(1)(C). WE HAVE PERUSED THE ORDERS OF THE LOWER AUTHORITIES AND FIND THAT THEY HAD CONCLUDED THAT THE ASSESSEE AS A BENEFICIARY HAD TAKEN A BOGUS ENTRY OF CAPITAL GAIN. WE ARE OF THE CONSIDERED VIEW THAT THE ORDER OF THE CIT(A) PASSED IN THE QUANTUM APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE APPEARS TO HAVE ATTAIN ED FINALITY AS THERE IS NOTHING AVAIL ABLE BEFORE US TO HOLD OTHERWISE. WE ARE OF THE CONSIDERED VIEW THAT IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY MATERIAL BEFORE US WHICH COULD PERSUADE US TO CONCLUDE THAT THE OBSERVATIONS OF THE LOWER AUTHORITIES SUFFER F ROM ANY INFIRMITY OR ARE PERVERSE THEREFORE FIND NO R EASON TO TAKE A DIFFERENT VIEW AND THUS FINDING OURSELVES AS BEING IN AGREEMENT WITH THE VIEW TAKEN BY THE CIT(A) BY WAY OF A WELL REASONED ORDER THUS UPHOLD HIS ORDER AND CONFIRM THE PENALTY OF RS.3 26 650/ - IMPOSED BY THE A.O UNDER SEC. 271(1)(C). 5. THE APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE IS DISMISSED. ORDER PRO NOUNCED IN THE OPEN COURT ON 30 . 11.2017 SD/ - SD/ - ( G.S. PANNU ) ( RAVISH SOOD ) ACCOUNTANT MEMBER JUDICIAL MEMBER MUMBAI ; 30 .11 .2017 PS. ROHIT KUMAR P A G E | 5 ITA NO. 5677/MUM/2015 AY: 2005 - 06 MRS. RAJKUMARI G.JAIN VS. ITO - 24(2)(3) / 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 . //TRUE COPY// / BY ORDER / (DY./ASSTT. REGISTRAR) / ITAT MUMBAI