ITO 20 (1)(1), MUMBAI v. AAMIR ABDUL HUSSAIN MASTA (EARLIER KNOWN AS ASIF A. MASTA ), MUMBAI

ITA 6941/MUM/2019 | 2009-2010
Pronouncement Date: 10-05-2021 | Result: Dismissed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 694119914 RSA 2019
Assessee PAN ADUPM0382L
Bench Mumbai
Appeal Number ITA 6941/MUM/2019
Duration Of Justice 1 year(s) 5 month(s) 29 day(s)
Appellant ITO 20 (1)(1), MUMBAI
Respondent AAMIR ABDUL HUSSAIN MASTA (EARLIER KNOWN AS ASIF A. MASTA ), MUMBAI
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 10-05-2021
Appeal Filed By Department
Order Result Dismissed
Bench Allotted A
Tribunal Order Date 10-05-2021
Last Hearing Date 10-05-2021
First Hearing Date 10-05-2021
Assessment Year 2009-2010
Appeal Filed On 11-11-2019
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL A MUMBAI BEFORE : SHRI C.N. PRASAD JM & SHRI M.BALAGANESH AM ITA NO. 6941 /MUM/ 2019 ( ASSESSMENT YEAR : 20 09 - 10 ) & ITA NO. 6 942 /MUM/ 2019 ( ASSESSMENT YEAR : 20 10 - 11 ) ITO 20 (1)(1) R.NO. 124 1 ST F LOOR PIRAMAL CHAMBERS LALBAUG PAREL MUMBAI 400 012 VS. SHRI AAMIR ABDUL HUSSAIN MASTA (EARLIER KNOWN AS ASIF A MASTA) 405/515 SUSEX IND. ESTATE D.K. CROSS ROAD BYCULLA MUMBAI 400 010 PAN/GIR NO. ADUPM0382L (APPELLANT ) .. (RESPONDENT ) REVENUE BY SHRI BRAJENDRA KUMAR ASSESSEE BY SHRI NISHIT GANDHI DATE OF HEARING 10 / 05 /202 1 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT 10/05 /202 1 / O R D E R PER M. BALAGANESH (A.M) : TH ESE APPEAL S IN ITA NO S . 6941/MUM/2019 & 6942/MUM/2019 FOR A.Y. 2009 - 10 & 2010 - 11 ARISE OUT OF THE ORDER BY THE LD. COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEALS) - 32 MUMBAI IN APPEAL NO S . CIT(A) - 32 MUMBAI/10018/2015 - 16 & CIT(A) - 32 MUMBAI/10019/2015 - 16 DA TED 14 /0 8 /201 9 (LD. CIT(A) IN SHORT) IN THE MATTER OF IMPOSITION OF PENALTY U/S.271(1)(C) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT 1961 (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS ACT) . ITA NO . 6941/MUM/2019 & 6942/MUM/2019 SHRI AAMIR ABDUL HUSSAIN MASTA 2 2. WE HAVE HEARD RIVAL SUBMISSIONS AND PERUSED THE MATERIAL AVAILABLE ON RECORD. WE FIND THAT THE LD. AO HAD LEVIED PENALTY ON THE ESTIMATED ADDITION MADE ON ACCOUNT OF BOGUS PURCHASES. THIS PENALTY LEVIED U/S.271(1)(C) OF THE ACT ON AN ADDITION MADE ON ACCOUNT OF BOGUS PURCHASES WAS DELETED BY THE LD. CIT(A) ON THE PRIMARY GROUND THAT NO PENALTY WOULD SU RVIVE ON AN ESTIMATED ADDITION. AGGRIEVED THE REVENUE IS IN APPEAL BEFORE US. 3. WE FIND AT THE OUTSET THE LD AR ARGUED THAT PENALTY THAT IS IN DISPUTE BEFORE US FALLS BELOW THE MONETARY LIMIT PRESCRIBED BY THE CBDT IN ITS CIRCULAR NO. 17/2019 DATED 08 /08/2019 FOR PREFERRING APPEAL BY THE REVENUE BEFORE THIS TRIBUNAL. WE FIND THAT THE LD. DR VEHEMENTLY ARGUED THAT THE SAID CASES FALL WITHIN THE EXCEPTION PROVIDED IN PARA 10(E) OF THE SAID CIRCULAR AND ACCORDINGLY HE ARGUED THAT THE APPEALS ARE MAINTAINA BLE. WE FIND THAT THE EXCEPTION PROVIDED IN PARA 10(E) OF THE CIRCULAR 17/2019 DATED 08/08/2019 IS APPLICABLE ONLY FOR THE QUANTUM PROCEEDINGS AND THE SAME CANNOT BE MADE APPLICABLE FOR PENALTY PROCEEDINGS. IT IS WELL SETTLED THAT PENALTY AND QUANTUM ASSE SSMENT PROCEEDINGS ARE DISTINCT AND SEPARATE. ACCORDINGLY WE DISMISS THESE APPEALS OF THE REVENUE BY FOLLOWING THE AFORESAID CIRCULAR NO.17/2019 DATED 08/08/2019 AND HOLD THAT THE APPEALS OF THE REVENUE ARE NOT MAINTAINABLE. 4. IN THE RESULT APPEALS OF THE REVENUE ARE DISMISSED. ORDER PRONOUNCED IN OPEN COURT ON 10/05/2021. SD/ - ( C.N. PRASAD ) SD/ - (M.BALAGANESH) JUDICIAL MEMBER ACCOUNTANT MEMBER MUMBAI ; DATED 10 / 05/ 202 1 KARUNA SR.PS ITA NO . 6941/MUM/2019 & 6942/MUM/2019 SHRI AAMIR ABDUL HUSSAIN MASTA 3 COPY OF THE ORDER FORWARDED TO : BY ORDER ( ASSTT. REGISTRAR) ITAT MUMBAI 1. THE APPELLANT 2. THE RESPONDENT. 3. THE CIT(A) MUMBAI. 4. CIT 5. DR ITAT MUMBAI 6. GUARD FILE. //TRUE COPY//