Gail (India) Ltd., 16, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi Vs DCIT-LTU Delhi Large Tax Payer Unit, NBCC Plaza Pushp Vihar, Sector
October, 27th 2020
These two appeals are filed by the assessee and Revenue against the order of the Commissioner of Income Tax [Appeals]-IX, New Delhi dated 31.05.2013 for Assessment Years 1996-97.
“That the Commissioner of Income-tax (Appeals) (“the CIT(A)”) erred on facts and in law in holding that “Lean gas” is manufactured/ produced only at the two LPG Plants at Vaghodia (Gujarat) and Vijaipur (MP) for the purpose of allowing deduction under sections 80I/80IA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (“the Act”) and not at various customer terminals, as claimed by the appellant.
That on facts and circumstances of the case and in law, the CIT(A) erred in holding that the activities undertaken by the appellant at its customer terminals did not constitute “manufacture or production of any article or thing”, so as to be eligible for deduction under sections 801 and 80IA of the Act.