DCIT 9(2) (1), MUMBAI v. BANCHMARK COMPUTER SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED , MUMBAI

ITA 6016/MUM/2019 | 2010-2011
Pronouncement Date: 24-03-2021 | Result: Dismissed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 601619914 RSA 2019
Assessee PAN AACCB3357N
Bench Mumbai
Appeal Number ITA 6016/MUM/2019
Duration Of Justice 1 year(s) 6 month(s)
Appellant DCIT 9(2) (1), MUMBAI
Respondent BANCHMARK COMPUTER SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED , MUMBAI
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 24-03-2021
Appeal Filed By Department
Order Result Dismissed
Bench Allotted B
Tribunal Order Date 24-03-2021
Last Hearing Date 24-03-2021
First Hearing Date 24-03-2021
Assessment Year 2010-2011
Appeal Filed On 23-09-2019
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL MUMBAI BENCH B MUMBAI BEFORE SHRI M. BALAGANESH (ACCOUNTANT MEMBER) AND SHRI RAVISH SOOD (JUDICIAL MEMBER) ITA NO.6016/MUM/2019 (ASSESSMENT YEAR: 2010 - 11) DCIT 9(2)(1) ROOM NO. 259A 2 ND FLOOR AAYAKAR BHAVAN CHURCHGATE MUMBAI 400020 VS. M/S BENCHMARK COMPUTER SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. UNIT NO.2 SECOND FLOOR JYOTI WIRE HOUSE VEERA DESAI ROAD ANDHERI (E) MUMBAI 400 058 PAN NO. AACCB3357N REVENUE ASSESSEE REVENUE BY : SHRI THARIAN OOMMEN SR. D.R ASSESSEE BY : NONE DATE OF HEARING : 24 /03/2021 DA TE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 24 /03/2021 ORDER PER RAVISH SOOD JM: THE CAPTIONED APPEAL FILED BY THE REVENUE IS DIRECTED AGAINST THE ORDER PASSED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEALS) - 16 MUMBAI [FOR SHORT CIT(A)] DATED 14.06.2019 WHICH IN TURN ARISES FROM THE PENALTY IMPOSED BY THE A.O UNDER SECTION 271(1)(C) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT 1 961 (FOR SHORT ACT) DATED 13.02.2018 . 2. CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES (CBDT) VIDE CIRCULAR NO. 17/2019 DATED 08.08.2019 HAS AMENDED CIRCULAR NO. 3/2018 DATED 11.07.2018 FOR FURTHER ENHANCEMENT OF MONETARY LIMIT FOR FILING OF AP PEALS BY THE DEPARTMENT BEFORE THE ITAT HIGH COURTS AND SLPS/APPEALS BEFORE SUPREME COURT AS MEASURES FOR REDUCING LITIGATION. 3. CBDT VIDE CIRCULAR NO. 3/2018 DATED 11.07.2018 HAS SPECIFIED THAT APPEALS SHALL NOT BE FILED BEFORE THE INCOME TAX APPELLAT E TRIBUNAL (ITAT) IN CASES WHERE THE TAX EFFECT DOES NOT EXCEED THE MONETARY LIMIT OF RS.20 00 000/ - . FOR THIS PURPOSE TAX EFFECT MEANS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TAX ON THE TOTAL INCOME ASSESSED AND THE TAX THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN CHARGEABLE HAD SUCH TOTA L INCOME BEEN REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF INCOME IN RESPECT OF ISSUES AGAINST WHICH APPEAL IS INTENDED TO BE FILED. FURTHER TAX EFFECT SHALL BE TAXES INCLUDING APPLICABLE SURCHARGE AND CESS. HOWEVER THE TAX WILL NOT INCLUDE ANY INTEREST THEREON EXCEPT WH ERE CHARGEABILITY OF INTEREST ITSELF IS IN DISPUTE. IN CASE THE CHARGEABILITY OF INTEREST IS THE ISSUE UNDER DISPUTE THE AMOUNT OF INTEREST SHALL BE THE TAX EFFECT. IN CASES WHERE RETURNED LOSS IS REDUCED OR ASSESSED AS INCOME THE TAX EFFECT WOULD IN CLUDE NOTIONAL TAX ON DISPUTED ADDITIONS. IN CASE OF PENALTY ORDER THE TAX EFFECT WILL MEAN QUANTUM OF PENALTY DELETED OR REDUCED IN THE ORDER TO BE APPEALED AGAINST. AT PARA 13 OF THE ABOVE CIRCULAR IT HAS BEEN MENTIONED THAT: 13. THIS CIRCULAR WI LL APPLY TO SLPS/APPEALS/CROSS OBJECTION/REFERENCES TO BE FILED HENCEFORTH IN SC/HCS/TRIBUNAL AND IT SHALL ALSO APPLY RETROSPECTIVELY TO PENDING SLPS/APPEALS/CROSS OBJECTIONS/REFERENCES. PENDING APPEALS BELOW THE SPECIFIED TAX LIMITS IN PARA 3 ABOVE MAY BE WITHDRAWN/NOT PRESSED. 4. AS A STEP TOWARDS FURTHER MANAGEMENT OF LITIGATION CBDT VIDE CIRCULAR NO. 17/2019 DATED 08.08.2019 HAS FIXED THE MONETARY LIMIT FOR FILING OF APPEALS BEFORE ITAT AT RS.50 00 000/ - . 5. IN THE INSTANT APPEAL FILED BY THE DEPART MENT THE TAX EFFECT THEREIN INVOLVED IS BELOW THE MONETARY LIMIT OF RS.50 00 000/ - . THE SAID FACT WAS BROUGHT TO THE NOTICE OF THE LD. DEPARTMENTAL REPRESENTATIVE (FOR SHORT D.R) WHO DID NOT CONTROVERT THE SAME. 6 . WITH THE ABOVE OBSERVATIONS THE APPEAL INVOLVING A TAX EFFECT OF LESS TH AN RS.50 00 000/ - IS DISMISSED . ORDER P R ONOUNC ED IN THE OPEN COURT ON 24 .03.2021 SD/ - SD/ - ( M. BALAGANESH ) (RAVISH SOOD) ACCOUNTANT MEMBER JUDICIAL MEMBER MUMBAI ; DATED: 24 .03.2021 ROHIT P.S. 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 . BY ORDER //TRUE COPY// (SR. PRIVATE SECRETARY) ITAT MUMBAI