ACIT, Circle 43 (1), vs. Shri Gavendra Kumar Sharma, New Delhi. A 1/30, Ist Floor, Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi 110 016.
April, 03rd 2014
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL
(DELHI BENCH `C' : NEW DELHI)
BEFORE SHRI B.C. MEENA, ACCOUNTANT MEMBER
SHRI A.T. VARKEY, JUDICIAL MEMBER
(ASSESSMENT YEAR : 2009-10)
ACIT, Circle 43 (1), vs. Shri Gavendra Kumar Sharma,
New Delhi. A 1/30, Ist Floor,
New Delhi 110 016.
(PAN : AAUPS2694C)
ASSESSEE BY : None
REVENUE BY : Shri Satpal Singh, Senior DR
PER B.C. MEENA, ACCOUNTANT MEMBER :
This appeal filed by the assessee emanates from the order of CIT
(Appeals)-XXX, New Delhi dated 08.05.2012 for the assessment year 2009-
2. The assessee is a salaried employee. The return of income was filed on
21.07.2009 declaring income at Rs.29,65,714/-. The Assessing Officer made
an addition of Rs.19,02,100/- as income from unexplained investments/
deposits u/s 69 of the Income-tax Act, 1961. The CIT (A) has partly deleted
the addition by evaluating the evidences submitted by the assessee as under :-
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" I have gone through the entire facts of the case & also the
judicial pronouncements referred by the assessee and came to the
conclusion that the A.O., before passing such an order, could have
made an effort to collect some more corroborative evidences or have
telescoped the transactions of the assessee to establish the correct
facts that the transactions are of genuine or not. Without doing so he
has passed the order in haste. The assessee had purchased another
house/plot from Unitech/Pioneer group at a cost of Rs.25,11,533/-
(including stamp duty) in 2004 through Agreement to sell but
registered on 17/3/2009. The appellant had also paid 11 lakhs stamp
duty on the purchase of house at Rs.2.20 crores from Mr. Naresh N
Pandey and others. The appellant derives salary income of following
for 3 AYs as shown below:-
Assessment Year Returned Total Income
The appellant had availed HDFC Home loan of
Rs.1,30,00,000/- on 29/01/2009.
The home loan from Standard Chartered Bank on Gurgaon
(Nirvan County) had been closed on 20/02/2009 by the bank.
Details of loan amount is 19,00,000/- taken on 10/02/2004 @ 10%
Regarding balance of Rs.2,18,500/- and Rs.40, 000/- it is
submitted before AO, by the assessee that these were from cash
withdrawals and loan from wife respectively had not been accepted
by the AO and has made the additions. The assessee during the
appeal hearing has submitted that the AO had not telescoped the bank
entries for such withdrawals and deposits, without doing so he has
added back to income. Further assessee has contended that the AO
could also have applied peak credit and telescoping theories before
arriving to such a naive conclusion to make an addition and liable the
assessee to pay tax.
The assessee with regard to loan from wife of Rs. 40, 000/-,
has submitted that in a Hindu Society Culture, there is a habit of
saving money by the House wife. So whenever, the money required
by the husband, always wife will come to the rescue of her husband
by giving her savings money to the husband. In the given
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circumstances taking loan from wife to the extent of small amount of
Rs.40,000/- is not un reasonable and not to be doubted. Assessee
further has requested to render the justice in a fair and equitable, to
uphold the facts of the cases and genuinity of the transactions.
The mistakes on the part of the appellant are :-
(a) The appellant does not maintain any books of a/cs like
cash book, ledger, journal etc except bank pass book.
The IT Act provides of maintenance of books of a/cs
when Turn Over of appellant exceeds 10 lakhs Rupees.
The appellant had returned income of Rs.30 lakhs for
this year and besides this income, he is having income
from sale/purchase of property business, which may
yield capital gains income. The appellant should
maintain balance sheet and capital a/c in future. His
accounts should also be audited by CA.
(b) The explanation of sale of jewellery and cash deposit
brings no other evidences into account. The appellant
should have declared the gold & jewellery in W.T.
The action of the department slows down when the appellant gives
affidavits that he had sold jewellery and out of sale proceeds, he
deposited the cash in his bank a/cs. The AO could have taken
statement on oath from father and father-in-law of appellant or make
inspector enquiry in such case to strengthen the case. The AO could
have also made local enquiry or survey u/s 133A to find out the truth
in the case. However, considering the overall circumstances, and facts
of the case, it justified to sustain addition of Rs. 5 lakhs to the total
income of the appellant from undisclosed services and balance
addition is deleted."
3. Now, the revenue is in appeal by taking the following grounds of
"On the facts and in the circumstances of the case and in law, the Ld.
CIT (A) has erred in :
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"1. Deleing an addition of Rs.14,02,100/- out of total addition of
Rs.19,02,100/- by accepting additional evidence in contravention of
Rule 46A of the I.T. Rules.
2. Whether the CIT (A) has ignored the material fact that neither
the genuineness of the transaction of the sale of jewellery in cash nor
the identity of the alleged purchaser could be established.
3. The appellant craves the right to alter, amend, add or substitute
the grounds of appeal."
4. After hearing the revenue, we find that the CIT (A) has deleted the
addition by proper evaluation of the evidences submitted by the assessee. The
assessee was able to produce corroborative evidence of the transactions in its
bank account. Therefore, Assessing Officer was not justified in making the
addition on account of cash deposit in the ICICI Saving Bank Account
No.017701540729 u/s 69 of the Act. In view of these facts, we find no fault
in the order of the CIT (A) and we sustain the same.
4. In the result, the appeal of the revenue stands dismissed.
Order pronounced in open court on this 28th day of March, 2014.
(A.T. VARKEY) (B.C. MEENA)
JUDICIAL MEMBER ACCOUNTANT MEMBER
Dated the 28th day of March, 2014/TS
Copy forwarded to:
4.CIT(A)-XXX, New Delhi.
5.CIT(ITAT), New Delhi. AR, ITAT