Thumma Show Reddy , Hyderabad v. Asst. Commissioner of Income Tax, Circle-15(1), Hyderabad

ITA 808/Hyd/2019 | 2009-2010
Pronouncement Date: 19-11-2019 | Result: Partly Allowed

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Appeal Details

RSA Number 80822514 RSA 2019
Assessee PAN AAMPT4267E
Bench Hyderabad
Appeal Number ITA 808/Hyd/2019
Duration Of Justice 5 month(s) 30 day(s)
Appellant Thumma Show Reddy , Hyderabad
Respondent Asst. Commissioner of Income Tax, Circle-15(1), Hyderabad
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 19-11-2019
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Partly Allowed
Bench Allotted DB-B
Tribunal Order Date 19-11-2019
Date Of Final Hearing 19-11-2019
Next Hearing Date 19-11-2019
Last Hearing Date 19-11-2019
First Hearing Date 24-07-2019
Assessment Year 2009-2010
Appeal Filed On 20-05-2019
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL HYDERABAD BENCH B - SMC HYDERABAD BEFORE SHRI A. MOHAN ALANKAMONY ACCOUNTANT MEMBER ITA NO.808/HYD/2019 ASSESSMENT YEAR: 2009 - 10 THUMMA SHOW REDDY HYDERABAD. PAN: AAMPT 4267 E VS. ACIT CIRCLE - 15(1) HYDERABAD. (APPELLANT) (RESPONDENT) ASSESSEE BY: SMT. S. SANDHYA REVENUE BY: SRI RAJAT MITRA DR DATE OF HEARING: 19/11/2019 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT: 19/11/2019 ORDER THIS APPEAL IS FILED BY THE ASSESSEE AGAINST THE ORDER OF THE LD. CIT(A) - 8 HYDERABAD IN APPEAL NO. 10308/CIT(A) - 8/HYD/2018 - 19 DATED 13/2/2019 PASSED U/S. 144 R.W.S 147 & U/S. 250(6) OF THE ACT FOR THE A.Y. 2009 - 10. 2. THE ASSESSEE HAS RAISED THE FOLLOWING GROUNDS IN ITS APPEAL: 1. THE ORDER OF THER LD. CIT(A) IS ERRONEOUS BOTH ON FACTS AND IN LAW. 2. THE LD. CIT(A) ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE ACTION OF THE A.O. IN INITIATING PROCEEDINGS U/S. 147 WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT NEITHER THE NOTICE U/S. 148 NOR THE NOTICE U/S. 142(1) WERE SERVED ON THE APPELLANT. 3 . THE LD. CIT(A) ERRED IN NOT PROVIDING PROPER OPPORTUNITY BEFORE DECIDING THE APPEAL. 2 4. THE LD. CIT(A) OUGHT NOT TO HAVE CONFIRMED THE DETERMINATION OF CAPITAL GAIN OF RS. 14 42 300/ - MADE BY THE A.O. 5. THE LD. CIT(A) OUGHT TO HAVE SEEN THAT SUCH CAPITA L GAIN IS DETERMINED WITHOUT DEDUCTION OF THE COST OF ACQUISITION AND WITHOUT APPLYING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 50(2) OF THE ACT. 6. THE LD. CIT(A) ERRED IN CONFIRMING THE LEVY OF INTEREST U/S. 234A AND 234B OF THE ACT. 7. ANY OTHER GROUN D THAT MAY BE UR GED AT THE TIME OF HEARING. 3. AT THE OUTSET THE LD. AR SUBMITTED THAT THE LD. CIT (A) AS WELL AS THE LD. AO HAS PASSED EX - PARTE ORDER WITHOUT PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY TO THE ASSESSEE OF BEING HEARD. IT WAS THEREFORE PLEADED THAT THE MATTER MAY BE REMI TTED BACK TO THE FILE OF THE LD AO IN ORDER TO PROVIDE ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO THE ASSESSEE TO PURSUE THE APPEAL . LD. DR ON THE OTHER HAND VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED TO THE SUBMISSIONS OF THE LD. AR AND ARGUED THAT SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES HAD BEEN PROVIDED TO THE ASSESSEE HOWEVER ON THE GIVEN DATES OF HEARING NEITHER THE ASSESSEE NOR HIS REPRESENTATIVE APPEARED BEFORE THE LD. A.O. AS WELL AS THE LD. CIT (A). IT WAS FURTHER SUBMITTED THAT THE LD. REVENUE AUTHORITIES HAD NO OTHER OPTION BUT TO PASS EX - PARTE ORDER ON MERITS BASED ON THE MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON RECORD. HENCE IT WAS PLEADED THAT THE ORDER PASSED BY THE LD. REVENUE AUTHORITIES NEED NOT BE INTERFERED AND APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE MAY BE DISMISSED. 4. I HAVE HEARD T HE RIVAL SUBMISSIONS AND CAREFULLY PERUSED THE MATERIALS ON RECORD. ON EXAMINING THE FACTS OF THE CASE I FIND MERIT IN THE SUBMISSIONS OF THE LD. DR. THE LD. CIT(A) POSTED THE CASE FOR 3 HEARING ON 11/4/2018 25/4/2018 15/5/2018 5/6/2018 12/6/2018 2/7/ 2018 AND FINALLY ON 30/01/2019. FROM THE RECORD IT IS APPARENT THAT NEITHER THE ASSESSEE NOR HIS REPRESENTATIVE APPEARED BEFORE THE LD. CIT (A) ON THE AFORESTATED DATE S OF HEARING. IT IS ALSO EVIDENT THAT THE ASSESSEE HAS NOT RESPONDED TO THE NOTICES ISS UED BY THE LD. AO. THEREFORE THE LD. REVENUE AUTHORITIES WERE LEFT OUT WITH NO OTHER OPTION EXCEPT TO ADJUDICATE THE APPEAL EX - PARTE ON MERITS . IN THIS SITUATION I DO NOT FIND MUCH STRENGTH IN THE ARGUMENTS ADVANCED BY THE LD. AR. HOWEVER CONSIDERING THE PRAYER OF THE LD. AR IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE I HEREBY REMIT THE MATTER BACK TO THE FILE OF LD. AO IN ORDER TO CONSIDER THE APPEAL AFRESH BY PROVIDING ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO THE ASSESSEE OF BEING HEARD. AT THE SAME BREATH I ALSO HEREBY CAUTION T HE ASSESSEE TO PROMPTLY CO - OPERATE BEFORE THE LD. REVENUE AUTHORITIES IN THE IR PROCEEDINGS FAILING WHICH THE Y SHALL BE AT LIBERTY TO PASS APPROPRIATE ORDER IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW AND MERITS BASED ON THE MATERIALS ON THE RECORD. IT IS ORDERED ACCORDINGLY. 5. IN THE RESULT THE APPEAL OF THE ASSESSEE IS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES AS INDICATED HEREINABOVE. PRONOUNCED IN THE OPEN COURT ON 1 9 TH NOVEMBER 2019. SD/ - ( A. MOHAN ALANKAMONY ) ACCOUNTANT MEMBER HYDERABAD DATED: 1 9 TH NOVEMBER 2019 4 OKK COPY TO: - 1) THUMMA SHOW REDDY H.NO. 37 - 93 - 37/5A MADHURANAGAR COLONY NEREDMET SECUNDERABAD 500056. 2) ACIT CIRCLE - 15(1) INCOME TAX TOWERS AC GUARDS MASAB TANK HYDERABAD. 3) THE CIT(A) - 8 HYDERABAD. 4) THE PR. CIT - 7 HYDERABAD. 5) THE DR ITAT HYDERABAD 6) GUARD FILE