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In assessment under sec 143(3) opportunity to the assessee to prove that it had fulfilled the condition of 3rd provision of sec 80HHC(3) is o be given

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INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL

Brief :
Briefly stated facts of the case are that the assessee firm is engaged in the business of export. The scrutiny assessments u/s 143(3) were completed for the assessment years 2002-03 and 2003-04 on 31.1.2005 and 14.9.2005 determining the total income of the assessee at Rs.73,60,470/- and Rs.41,89,020/- as against the returned income of Rs.22,28,580/- and Rs.19,63,656/- respectively. On appeal , the ld. CIT(A), however, directed the AO to give opportunity to the assessee to prove that it had fulfilled conditions as provided under the 3rd proviso to section 80HHC(3) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (the Act). Accordingly, fresh opportunity was provided to the assessee. The AO observed that the major addition to the returned income was on account of disallowance of deduction u/s 80HHC of the Act on account of sale of DEPB license. According to the AO, the assessee has not fulfilled the conditions laid down under the third Proviso to section 80HHC(3) and the Board Circular No.2/06 dated 17.1.2006 and, hence, the AO completed the assessments at the same income as assessed originally vide separate orders dated 4.3.2008. On appeal, the ld. CIT(A) following the decision of the Special Bench of the Tribunal in the case of Topman Exports vs. ITO (supra) directed the AO to treat the sale of DEPB license as per the order of the Tribunal (supra) and recalculate the deduction u/s 80HHC of the Act.

Citation :
Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax,Ci rcle-16(1),Matru Mandi r,Mumbai -400007. APPELLANT V/s M/s Mayfair International 16, Sarvodaya Mill Compound,Unit No.15(15) & 15(16),Tardeo Road,Mumbai-400034 PAN: AAFFM7392E RESPONDENT

IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL

MUMBAI BENCHES,‘B’ , MUMBAI

BEFORE HON’BLE PRESIDENT SHRI G.E.VEERABHADRAPPA

AND SHRI D.K.AGARWAL (JM)

ITA No.1749 and 1750/Mum/2010

(Assessment Years:2002-03 and 2003-04)

Assistant Commissioner of

Income Tax,

Ci rcle-16(1),

Matru Mandi r,

Mumbai -400007.

APPELLANT

V/s

M/s Mayfair International

16, Sarvodaya Mill Compound,

Unit No.15(15) & 15(16),

Tardeo Road,

Mumbai-400034

PAN: AAFFM7392E

RESPONDENT

Date of Hearing: 14.2.2012

Date of Pronouncement: 22.2.2012

Appellant by: Shri Arun Kumar

Respondent by: None

O R D E R

PER D.K.AGARWAL (JM)

These two appeals preferred by the Revenue are directed against the separate orders dated 3.12.2009 and 15.12.2009 passed by the ld. CIT(A) for the assessment years 2002-03 and 2003-04 against the direction to the AO to treat the sale of DEPB licenses as decided by the Special Bench of Tribunal in Topman Exports V/s ITO (2010) 318 ITR 87 (Mum)(SB)(AT) and calculate deduction u/s 80HHC. Since facts are identical and issues involve are common, both these appeals are disposed of by this common order for the sake of convenience.

2. In this case, the original notice of date of hearing was sent by RPAD fixing the case for 3.2.2011. However, the case was adjourned and the final notice of date of hearing was placed on notice board fixing the date of hearing on 14.2.2012. However, at the time of hearing, none was present on behalf of the assessee nor filed any application for adjournment of the case. Therefore, it was decided to dispose of the appeal ex-parte, qua the assessee, on merits after hearing the learned D.R.

3. Briefly stated facts of the case are that the assessee firm is engaged in the business of export. The scrutiny assessments u/s 143(3) were completed for the assessment years 2002-03 and 2003-04 on 31.1.2005 and 14.9.2005 determining the total income of the assessee at Rs.73,60,470/- and Rs.41,89,020/- as against the returned income of Rs.22,28,580/- and Rs.19,63,656/- respectively. On appeal , the ld. CIT(A), however, directed the AO to give opportunity to the assessee to prove that it had fulfilled conditions as provided under the 3rd proviso to section 80HHC(3) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (the Act). Accordingly, fresh opportunity was provided to the assessee. The AO observed that the major addition to the returned income was on account of disallowance of deduction u/s 80HHC of the Act on account of sale of DEPB license. According to the AO, the assessee has not fulfilled the conditions laid down under the third Proviso to section 80HHC(3) and the Board Circular No.2/06 dated 17.1.2006 and, hence, the AO completed the assessments at the same income as assessed originally vide separate orders dated 4.3.2008. On appeal, the ld. CIT(A) following the decision of the Special Bench of the Tribunal in the case of Topman Exports vs. ITO (supra) directed the AO to treat the sale of DEPB license as per the order of the Tribunal (supra) and recalculate the deduction u/s 80HHC of the Act.

4. Being aggrieved by the order of the ld. CIT(A), the Revenue is in appeal before us chal lenging in all the grounds the direction of the ld. CIT(A) to recompute the deduction as per the order of the Special Bench of the Tribunal (supra).

5. At the time of hearing, the ld.DR fairly submits that that this issue stands covered in favour of the assessee by the recent decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in M/s Topman Exports V/s CIT and Ors. connected appeals in Civi l Appeal No.1699 of 2012 arising out of SLP (C) No.26558 of 2010, dated 8.2.2012, therefore, the issue may be decided accordingly.

6. We have carefully considered the submissions of the ld.DR and perused the material available on record. We are of the opinion that the issue involved in the present case is no more res integra and is covered by the decision of the Hon’ble Apex Court in the case of Topman Exports V/s CIT (supra) wherein it has been held that not the entire amount received by the assessee on sale of DEPB, but the sale value less the face value of the DEPB will represent profit on transfer of DEPB by the assessee. Respectfully fol lowing the above authoritative pronouncement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, we direct the AO to recompute the deduction u/s 80HHC in accordance

with the aforesaid judgment of the Hon’ble Apex Court and accordingly the orders passed by the ld.CIT(A) for the above assessment years do not call for any interference. The grounds taken by the Revenue are, therefore, rejected.

7. In the result, the Revenue’s appeals stand dismissed.

Order pronounced in the open court on 22nd Feb.,2012.

        Sd/-                                                   Sd

                           (G.E.VEERABHADRAPPA)                     (D.K.AGARWAL)

                                            PRESIDENT                            JUDICIAL MEMBER

Mumbai, Dated 22nd February,2012.

SRL:

Copy to:

1. Appellant

2. Respondent

3. CIT Concerned

4. CIT(A) concerned

5. DR concerned Bench

6. Guard file.

True copy

BY ORDER

ASSTT. REGISTRAR,

ITAT, MUMBAI

 

CS Bijoy
on 27 February 2012
Published in Income Tax
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