Kisan Sahkari Chini Mills Ltd. Nanauta, Sharanpur, Uttar Pradesh Vs. JCIT Range-3 Saharanpur
October, 15th 2021
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IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL DELHI BENCH: ‘C’ NEW DELHI
BEFORE SH. ANIL CHATURVEDI, ACCOUNTANT MEMBER AND
MS. SUCHITRA KAMBLE, JUDICIAL MEMBER
I.T.A. No. 2322/DEL/2018 (A.Y 2014-15)
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Kisan Sahkari Chini Mills Ltd. Vs JCIT
Nanauta, Sharanpur, Uttar Range-3
Appellant by Sh. Anil Kumar Jain, Adv Respondent by Ms. Sunita Singh, CIT DR
Date of Hearing 12.10.2021
Date of Pronouncement 14.10.2021
PER SUCHITRA KAMBLE, JM
This appeal is filed by the assessee against order 22/03/2018 passed by CIT(A)-27, New Delhi for assessment year 2013-14.
2. The grounds of appeal are as under:-
“1. The Ld.CIT(A) has erred in confirming the disallowance of Rs.3090610/- made by Assessing Officer on account of Repair and Maintenance of Plant and Machinery on estimate basis.
3. Assessee filed its Return of Income declaring total loss of Rs. 60,01,13,940/-. The Assessee is a co-operative society and main business of the assessee is manufacturing of sugar. During the year under consideration, the Assessing Officer made an addition of Rs. 3,77,368/- under the head Selling & 2 ITA No. 2322/Del/2018
Dispatching Expenses and of Rs. 30,90,610/- under the head Repair & Maintenance of Plant & Machinery. Thus, the Assessing Officer assessed total loss of Rs. 58,86,88,937/- as income of the assessee.
4. Being aggrieved by the assessment order, the assessee filed appeal before the CIT(A). The CIT(A) dismissed the appeal of the assessee.
5. The Ld. AR submitted that the District Magistrate of the area is a Chairman of the society and any scrap can be sold with his approval and by tenders. Since scrap is generated in small quantity hence the same is accumulated and sold after two or three years by following the procedure laid down and as per the approval of District Magistrate. The Ld. AR also relied upon the order of the Tribunal for A.Y. 2012-13 in subsidiary of assessee’s case. [Kisan Sahkari Chinni Mills Ltd. Nanauta vs. DCIT I.T.A. No.4485/DEL/2016 (A.Y 2012-13) and The Kisan Cooperative Sugar vs. DCIT ITA No. 4606/Del/2016 (A.Y. 2012-13) order dated 20.09.2021]
6. The Ld. DR relied upon the assessment order and the order of the CIT(A).
7. We have heard both the parties and perused all the relevant materials available on record. It is pertinent to note that the Assessing Officer has disallowed these expenses only on the basis of estimated value of scrap at 10% without any proper finding and on proper basis. The addition is merely on a presumption basis. Therefore, the same is not sustainable in eyes of law. The CIT(A) also has observed that the District Magistrate’s approval/sanction is necessary for making sale of scrap. Thus, the Assessing Officer as well as the CIT(A) was not correct in making the addition on account of repair and maintenance of plant and machinery. The issue is already decided in favour of the assessee in A.Y. 2012-13 in subsidiary of assessee’s case. No distinguishing facts were pointed out by the Ld. DR. Hence, the appeal of the assessee is allowed.
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8. In result, the appeal of the assessee is allowed. Order pronounced in the Open Court on this 14th Day of October, 2021
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