MAKER TOWER 'L' CHSL., MUMBAI v. ITO WARD 17 (2)(3), MUMBAI

ITA 5982/MUM/2018 | 2014-2015
Pronouncement Date: 14-11-2019 | Result: Allowed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 598219914 RSA 2018
Assessee PAN AAAAM2965K
Bench Mumbai
Appeal Number ITA 5982/MUM/2018
Duration Of Justice 1 year(s) 27 day(s)
Appellant MAKER TOWER 'L' CHSL., MUMBAI
Respondent ITO WARD 17 (2)(3), MUMBAI
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 14-11-2019
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Allowed
Bench Allotted SMC
Tribunal Order Date 14-11-2019
Last Hearing Date 17-09-2019
First Hearing Date 17-09-2019
Assessment Year 2014-2015
Appeal Filed On 17-10-2018
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL SMC BENCH MUMBAI BEFORE SHRI R.C. SHARMA ACCOUNTANT MEMBER ./ I.T.A. NO. 5982 / MUM /201 8 ( / ASSESSMENT YEAR S : 20 14 - 1 5 ) MAKER TOWER L CHSL G.D. SOMANI MARG CUFEE PARADE COLOBA MUMBAI. / VS. ITO 17(2)(3) ROOM NO. 123 - B/G 1 ST FLOOR AAYKAR BHAVAN MK ROAD MUMBAI. ./ ./ PAN/GIR NO. : AA AAM2965K ( / APPELLANT ) .. ( / RESPONDENT ) / APPELLANT BY : M/S. BURZIN R. DARUWALLA AR / RESPONDENT BY : SHRI AKTHAR H ANSARI DR / DATE OF HEARING 04/11 /2019 / DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT 14 /11 /201 9 / O R D E R PER R C SHARMA (AM) : THIS IS AN APPEAL BY THE ASSESSEE AGAINST THE ORDER OF THE LD. CIT(A) FOR THE A.Y 20 14 - 15 IN THE MATTER OF ORDER PASSED U/S 143(3) . ASSESSEE HAS RAISED THE FOLLOWING GROUNDS OF APPEAL . 1: 0 RE: THE LEARNED ITO ERRED IN DISALLOWING DEDUCTION UNDER SECTION 80P(2)D OF INCOME TAX ACT 1961 IN REGARDS TO INTEREST EARNED BY THE APPELLANT FROM INVESTMENT IN FIXED ITA NO. 5982 / /MUM/2018. MAKER TOWER L CHSL . MUMBAI . - 2 - DEPOSITS AND SAVING BANK WITH CO - OPERATIVE BANKS AMOUNTING TO RS. 30 90 670! - AND SHOWN UNDER 'INCOME FROM OTHER SOURCES'. 1.1 THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAS ADDED RS. 30 90 670/ - AS ADDITIONAL INCOME UNDER THE HEAD 'INCOME FROM OTHER SOURCES' BESIDES THE RETURNED INCOME OF RS. 18 160/ - AND HAS LEVIED ADDITIONAL TAX OF RS. 12 89 893/ - WHILE DERIVING TOTAL TAX PAYABLE AS PER ASSESSMENT ORDER SERVED U/S 143 (3). THE ADDITIONAL INCOME OF RS. 30 90 670/ - ADDED IN COMPUTATION OF TOTAL TAXABLE INCOME IS INTEREST EARNED BY THE APPELLANT ON SAVING'S ACCOUNT AND FIXED DEPOSITS WI TH CO - OPERATIVE BANKS WHICH IS CONSIDERED BY APPELLANT AS NON - TAXABLE AND HAD CLAIMED DEDUCTION U/S. 80P(2)D OF THE INCOME TAX ACT 1961 CONSIDERING INCOME EARNED BY ONE SOCIETY FROM ANOTHER SOCIETY WHEREIN THE OTHER SOCIETY BEING A CO - OPERATIVE BANK. 1. 2 THE ASSESSING OFFICER HAS WRONGLY LEVIED PENAL INTEREST OF RS. 19 150/ - U/S 234A AND RS. 3 15 975/ - U/S 234B WHEREAS ACTUAL PENAL INTEREST APPLICABLE IS RS. NIL/ - U/S 234A & B WHICH NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED AND SUCH PENAL INTEREST LEVIED TO BE WAIVED. 1.3 PENALTY PROCEEDINGS INITIATED BY ASSESSING OFFICER U/S. 271(1) (C) NEEDS TO BE STAYED ASIDE UNTIL CONCLUSION OF APPEAL PROCEEDINGS AND SUBSEQUENTLY WAIVED IF CONSIDERED APPROPRIATE. 2 : 0 RE. : GENERAL 2.1 THE APPELLANT CRAVES LEAVE TO ADD ALTER AM END SUBSTITUTE AND/OR MODIFY IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER ALL OR ANY OF THE FOREGOING GROUNDS OF APPEAL AT OR BEFORE THE HEARING OF THE APPEAL . 2. RIVAL CONTENTIONS HAVE BEEN HEARD AND RECORD PERUSED. FACTS IN BRIEF ARE THAT THE ASSESSEE IS A CO - ITA NO. 5982 / /MUM/2018. MAKER TOWER L CHSL . MUMBAI . - 3 - OPERATIVE SOCIETY REGISTERED UNDER MAHARASHTRA CO - OPERATIVE ACT AND HAVING REGISTRATION NO. BOM/W/A/HSG/TC/4380 OF 1989 - 90 WHO E - FILED ORIGINAL RETURN OF INCOME FOR THE A.Y 2014 - 15 ON 28.09.2014 I.E BEFORE DUE DATE AS APPLICABLE U/S 139(1) OF THE ACT. THE TOTAL RET URNED INCOME OF RS. 32 15 330/ - CONTAINS INCOME ASSESSED UNDER THE HEAD INCOME FROM OTHER SOURCES SHOWING RS. 60/ - DIVIDEND EARNED AND RS. 18 100/ - MISC INCOME AS TAXABLE INCOME AND CLAIMING DEDUCTION / EXEMPTION OF RS. 31 97 170/ - WHICH COMPRISES RS. 25 500/ - RECEIVED TOWARDS TRANSFER FEES RS. 81 000/ - RECEIVED TOWARDS RENOVATION CHARGES FROM MEMBERS AND RS. 30 90 670/ - INTEREST EARNED FROM INVESTMENT WITH CO - OPERATIVE BANKS. 3. THE A.O WHILE PROCESSING THE RETURN OF INCOME U/S 143(3) HAS ACCEPTED AND A SSESSED SAME INCOME AS SHOWN IN THE RETURN WITH AD D ITION OF RS. 30 90 670/ - UNDER HEAD OF INCOME VIZ. INCOME FROM OTHER SOURCES. THE LD. AO HAS CONSIDERED INTEREST EARNED BY SOCIETY BY INVESTMENT IN A CO - OPERATIVE BANK AS INVESTMENT WITH NON - SOCIETY BY I NVESTMENT IN A CO - OPERATIVE BANK AS INVESTMENT WITH NON - SOCIETY AND HAS CONSIDERED AS NOT FULFILLING ITA NO. 5982 / /MUM/2018. MAKER TOWER L CHSL . MUMBAI . - 4 - PROVISIONS/CONDITIONS OF SEC. 80P(2)D FOR CLAIMING DEDUCTION AND HAS CONSIDERED THE SAME AS TAXABLE INCOME IN THE HANDS OF ASSESSEE UNDER THE HEAD INCOME F ROM OTHER SOURCES THOUGH THE ASSESSEE REPRESENTED THE RECEIPT OF RS. 30 90 670/ - AS NON - TAXABLE UNDER PROVISIONS OF SEC. 80P(2)D OF THE ACT. BY THE IMPUGNED ORDER THE CIT(A) CONFIRMED THE ACTION OF AO AND ASSESSEE IS IN FURTHER APPEAL BEFORE ME. 4. I HAVE CONSIDERED RIVAL CONTENTIONS AND GONE THROUGH THE ORDERS OF THE AUTHORITIES BELOW. FROM THE RECORD I FOUND THAT THE A.O DURING COURSE OF SCRUTINY HEARING NEVER INFORMED THE ASSESSEE OR REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ASSESSEE THAT THE A.O DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE COMPUTATION FILED BY THE ASSESSEE PARTICULARLY IN RESPECT OF DEDUCTION CLAIMED BY THE ASSESSEE U/S. 80P(2)D OF THE ACT. MOREOVER BEFORE FINALIZING/COMPLETING SCRUTINY ASSESSMENT THE LD. AO DID NOT ISSUE SHOW CAUSE NOTICE IN SUPPORT OF DISALLOWANCE O F DEDUCTION CLAIMED BY THE ASSESSEE U/S 80P(2)D OF ACT AND SIMPLY DISALLOWED DEDUCTION UNDER THE PRETEXT THAT THE COOPERATIVE BANKS WITH WHICH INVESTMENT IN FDR WERE HELD BY THE ASSESSEE ARE NOT SOCIETY AND THAT IT DOES NOT FULFILL CONDITION STIPULATED U NDER THE SAID SECTION THAT DEDUCTION ITA NO. 5982 / /MUM/2018. MAKER TOWER L CHSL . MUMBAI . - 5 - IS PERMITTED IN RESPECT OF ANY INCOME BY WAY OF INTEREST OR DIVIDENDS DERIVED BY THE CO - OPERATIVE SOCIETY FROM ITS INVESTMENTS WITH ANY OTHER CO - OPERATIVE SOCIETY. 5. FROM THE RECORD I FOUND THAT FOR AVAILING DEDUCTION U/S 80P(2)D THE A.O HAS DECLAIMED THE SAME IN RESPECT OF INTEREST AND DIVIDEND INCOME DERIVED BY FROM ASSESSEE SOCIETY FROM ANOTHER. A.O HAS SIMPLY INSERTED HIS OWN CONTENTION THAT BETWEEN THE TWO SOCIETIES PRINCIPLES OF MUTUALALITY MUST PREVAIL WHILE CL AIMING DEDUCTION U/S 80P(2)D OF THE ACT. THE ASSESSEE IS A MEM B E R OF ONE BANK VIZ. THE MUMBAI DISTRICT CO - OPERATIVE BANK LTD. MUMBAI OF WHICH IT HOLDS SHARE CERTIFICATE. 6. INTEREST AND DIVIDEND EARNED BY CO - OP SOCIETY ON INVESTMENTS WITH OTHER CO - OP ERATIVE SOCIETY IS ELIGIBLE FOR DEDUCTION. THE QUESTION WHETHER THE CO - OP SOCIETY IS ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF BANKING FOR PROVIDING CREDIT FACILITIES TO ITS MEMBERS AND THE HEAD UNDER WHICH THE INCOME IS ASSESSABLE IS NOT MATERIAL . SINCE THE AO HAS NOT CORRECTLY APPRECIATED THE FACTS OF THE CASE NOR GIVEN PROPER OPPORTUNITY TO THE ASSESSEE BEFORE DISALLOWING ASSESSEES CLAIM. I RESTORE THE MATTER BACK TO THE FILE OF T HE A.O FOR ITA NO. 5982 / /MUM/2018. MAKER TOWER L CHSL . MUMBAI . - 6 - DECIDING AFRESH IN TERMS OF ABOVE DISCUSSION. I DIRECT ACCORDINGLY. 7. IN TH E RESULT THE APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE IS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. THIS ORDER PRONOUNCED IN OPEN COURT ON 14/ 11 /201 9 SD/ - ( R.C. SHARMA ) ACCOUNTANT MEMBER MUMBAI DATED 14 /11 /20 1 9 KRK PS / COPY OF THE ORDER FORWARDED TO : 1. / THE APPELLANT 2. / THE RESPONDENT. 3. / THE CIT(A) 4. ( ) / CONCERNED CIT 5. / DR ITAT MUMBAI 6. / GUARD FILE . / BY ORDER //TRUE COPY// 1 . / ( ASST. REGISTRAR) / ITAT MUMBAI