ADITYA ENTERPRISES, MUMBAI v. ITO 23(1)(1), MUMBAI

ITA 907/MUM/2017 | 2012-2013
Pronouncement Date: 29-11-2017 | Result: Allowed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 90719914 RSA 2017
Assessee PAN AASFA5873H
Bench Mumbai
Appeal Number ITA 907/MUM/2017
Duration Of Justice 9 month(s) 20 day(s)
Appellant ADITYA ENTERPRISES, MUMBAI
Respondent ITO 23(1)(1), MUMBAI
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 29-11-2017
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Tags No record found
Order Result Allowed
Bench Allotted A
Tribunal Order Date 29-11-2017
Date Of Final Hearing 03-10-2017
Next Hearing Date 03-10-2017
First Hearing Date 03-10-2017
Assessment Year 2012-2013
Appeal Filed On 08-02-2017
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL MUMBAI BENCH A MUMBAI BEFORE SHRI D.T. GARASIA (JUDICIAL MEMBER) AND SHRI N.K. PRADHAN (ACCOUNTANT MEMBER) ITA NO. 907/MUM/2017 ASSESSMENT YEAR: 2012 - 13 ADITYA ENTERPRISES B8 - 9 GURUDEV APARTMENT CHEMBUR NAKA CHEMBUR MUMBAI - 400071 VS. ITO - (23)(1)(1) OFFICE OF THE CIT(A) - 32 EARNEST HOUSE NARIMAN POINT MUMBAI - 400021. PAN NO. AASFA5873H APPELLANT RESPONDENT ASSESSEE BY : MR. RAHUL HAKANI AR REVENUE BY : MR. RAJESH KUMAR YADAV DR DATE OF HEARING : 03/10 /2017 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 29/11/2017 ORDER PER N.K. PRADHAN A.M. THIS IS AN APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE. THE RELEVANT ASSESSMENT YEAR IS 2012 - 13 . THE APPEAL IS DIRECTED AGAINST THE ORDER OF THE COMMISS IONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEALS) - 32 MUMBAI AND ARISES OUT OF ORDER U/S 143(3) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT 1961 (THE ACT). 2. THE GROUND RAISED BY THE ASSESSEE IN THIS APPEAL IS THAT THE LD. CIT(A) ERRED IN DISMISSING THE APPEAL EX - PARTE AND HOLDING THAT THE ASSESSEE WAS NOT INTEREST IN PURSUING THE APPEAL. 3. BRIEFLY STATE THE FACTS OF THE CASE ARE THAT THE ASSESSEE FILED ITS RETURN OF INCOME FOR THE AY 2012 - 13 ON 31.03.2014 DECLARING TOTAL INCOME OF RS. NIL. THE ASSESS ING OFFICER (AO) MADE AN ADDITION OF ADITYA ENTERPRISES ITA NO. 907/MUM/2017 2 RS.3 44 34 510/ - AS DEEMED DIVIDEND AND RS.3 68 00 000/ - AS UNEXPLAINED CASH CREDIT U/S 68. 4. AGGRIEVED BY THE ORDER OF THE AO THE ASSESSEE FILED AN APPEAL BEFORE THE LD. CIT(A). WE FIND THAT THE LD. CIT(A) HAS DISMIS SED THE APPEAL FILED BY THE ASSESSEE ON THE GROUND THAT THE ASSESSEE DID NOT ATTEND DURING THE APPELLATE PROCEEDINGS. 5. BEFORE US THE LD. COUNSEL OF THE ASSESSEE SUBMITS THAT THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE WHO WAS TO APPEAR IN THE ABOVE MATTER DIED ON 05 .11.2016 AND THEREFORE THE ASSESSEE COULD NOT APPEAR ON 17.11.2016. IT IS SUBMITTED BY HIM THAT THE ASSESSEE IS VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN PURSUING THE APPEAL AND THEREFORE AN OPPORTUNITY BE GIVEN BY THE LD. CIT(A) TO ARGUE THE CASE ON MERITS. 6. ON THE OT HER HAND THE LD. DR SUPPORTS THE ORDER PASSED BY THE LD. CIT(A) STATING THAT REASONABLE OPPORTUNITY WAS GIVEN TO THE ASSESSEE TO APPEAR AND EXPLAIN ITS CASE. HOWEVER THE ASSESSEE FAILED TO DO SO. 7. WE HAVE HEARD THE RIVAL SUBMISSIONS AND PERUSED THE RE LEVANT MATERIALS ON RECORD. WE FIND THAT AN ADDITION OF RS.7 12 34 510/ - HAS BEEN MADE BY THE AO TO THE INCOME OF THE ASSESSEE. THE LD. CIT(A) HAS DISMISSED THE APPEAL ON THE GROUND THAT THE ASSESSEE FAILED TO APPEAR DURING THE APPELLATE PROCEEDINGS. WE AR E OF THE CONSIDERED VIEW THAT A PROPER HEARING WOULD GO A LONG WAY IN RESOLVING THE DISPUTE IN THE INSTANT CASE. MORE SO WHEN THE ADDITION IS IN RESPECT OF DEEMED DIVIDEND AND UNEXPLAINED CASH CREDIT. IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE WE SET ASIDE THE ORDER OF THE LD. CIT(A) AND RESTORE THE MATTER TO HIM TO MAKE A FRESH ORDER AFTER GIVING REASONABLE ADITYA ENTERPRISES ITA NO. 907/MUM/2017 3 OPPORTUNITY OF BEING HEARD TO THE ASSESSEE. WE DIRECT THE ASSESSEE TO APPEAR BEFORE THE LD. CIT(A) AND FILE THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS/EVIDENCE BEFORE HIM. 8. IN THE RESULT THE APPEAL IS ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. ORDER PRONOUNCED IN THE OPEN COURT ON 29/11/2017. SD/ - SD/ - ( D.T. GARASIA ) (N.K. PRADHAN) JUDICIAL MEMBER ACCOUNTANT MEMBER MUMBAI ; DATED: 29/11/2017 RAHUL SHARMA SR. 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// (DY./ASSTT. REGISTRAR) ITAT MUMBAI