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USK Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. E-172, DDA, Naraina Vihar, New Delhi Vs. ITO Ward-27(1) New Delhi
January, 22nd 2021

1 ITA No. 6426/Del/2019

IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL
DELHI BENCH: ‘SMC-1’ NEW DELHI

BEFORE SHRI R. K. PANDA, ACCOUNTANT MEMBER
AND

MS SUCHITRA KAMBLE, JUDICIAL MEMBER

ITA No. 6426/DEL/2019 ( A.Y 2015-16)
(THROUGH VIDEO CONFERENCING)

USK Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Vs ITO
E-172, DDA, Naraina Vihar, Ward-27(1)
New Delhi New Delhi
AABCU0345G (RESPONDENT)
(APPELLANT)

Appellant by Sh. Ankit Gupta, Adv
Respondent by Sh. Ajay Kumar, Sr. DR

Date of Hearing 14.01.2021

Date of Pronouncement 21.01.2021

ORDER

PER SUCHITRA KAMBLE, JM
This appeal is filed by the assessee against the order dated 06/05/2019

passed by CIT(A)-9, New Delhi for Assessment Year 2015-16.

2. The grounds of appeal are as under:-
“1. That the notice issued u/s 271 (1) (c) and order imposing penalty of
Rs.4,27,082.00 by the assessing officer under said section are illegal, bad in
law, and without jurisdiction as assessing officer has not mentioned in notice
U/s 271 (l)(c) under which violation he has issued notice.

2. That in view of the facts and circumstance of the case the CIT (A) has erred
in law and on facts in imposing the penalty of Rs.4,27,082.00 U/s 271 (1) (c).
2 ITA No. 6426/Del/2019

3. That, the Provisions of U/s 271(l)(c) are not at all applicable, in the facts
and circumstances, because the appellant had neither concealed particulars
of income nor had not filed inaccurate particulars of income and the CIT (A)
has failed to appreciate that the additions are made mere on presumptions
and mere change of head of income.

4. That, the CIT(A) has failed to appreciate that the assessing officer has
made the addition of Rs.13,16,325.00 by treating the rental income as income
from other sources, which is highly arbitrary, unjust and baseless.

5. That, the Assessing Officer has not recorded his satisfaction, regarding
concealment of income in the Assessment Order passed.

6. That, the explanation given evidence produced, material placed and
available on record has not been properly considered and judicially
interpreted and the same do not justify the penalty imposed U/s 271 (l)(c) at
Rs. 4,27,082.00.

7. The addition/disallowance has been made merely on the basis of rejection
of explanation of the appellant and no material has been brought on record by
the AO in support of said addition/disallowance hence no penalty U/s 271 (1
)(c) could be levied on the basis of such a disallowance.

8. That the CIT(A) has erred in law and on facts in non-quashing of penalty
proceedings u/s 271(l)(c) which is wrongly initiated by the AO.

9. Penalty proceedings have been initiated without any specific charges
hence the same are liable to be set aside.

10. That in any case the penalty imposed is unjust, arbitrary and highly

excessive.”
3 ITA No. 6426/Del/2019

3. The assessee is engaged in the business of trading in medicines and food
supplements as well as have the rental income. The return of income was filed
on 28/10/2015 declaring income of Rs. 3,50,801/-. The assessment was
completed on 22/11/2017 thereby making an addition of Rs. 5,417/- towards
interest paid on TDS and sales tax as well as addition of Rs. 13,16,325/-
relating to rental income treated as income from other sources. The assessee
did not file the appeal against the assessment order as there is no tax evasion.
Thereafter, the Assessing Officer initiated the penalty proceedings u/s 271(1)(c)
and imposed penalty of Rs. 4,27,082/- vide order dated 16/7/2018.

4. Being aggrieved by the penalty order, the assessee filed appeal before the
CIT(A). The CIT(A) partly allowed the appeal of the assessee.

5. The Ld. AR submitted that the assessee company has already declared
the receipt of Rs.2,40,00,000.00 as Rental Income under the Head of income
From House Property and claimed the standard deduction @30% of
Rs.72,00,000.00 u/s 24(1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The assessee executed
the rent agreement with the tenant, the copy of same was filed during
assessment proceedings. The Ld. AR further submitted that the year under
consideration is the first year of receipt of the rental income declared from the
Hospital. It is undisputed fact that the assessee company furnished the rent
agreement during assessment proceedings and TDS was also deducted by the
Tenant U/s l94I of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The Ld. AR submitted that the
assessee also disclosed the fact, the land belonged to third party as
contemplated from the agreement with Dr. Sarita Kalra, and after construction,
the assessee company can give the constructed Hospital to Third Party. The Ld.
AR further submitted that, the assessee Company has shown the investment in
Construction of Hospital as non Current Investment in the Balance Sheet. In
view of the above, the assessee has truly and fully disclosed/ reported all the
facts and material in its Return of Income, therefore, the charge of furnishing
4 ITA No. 6426/Del/2019

Inaccurate Particulars of Income charged by the assessing officer is arbitrary,
unjust and against the facts and circumstances. The Ld. AR relied upon the
decision of Hon'ble Jurisdictional Delhi High Court in the case of CIT vs. Amit
Jain 351 ITR 74(Delhi). The addition made by Assessing Officer is due to
difference of opinion and the assessee is under the bonafide belief that the said
income is rental income and the same is to be assessed under the head of
Income from House Property, whereas the Assessing Officer is of the view that
the receipt is to be taxed under the head of Income from Other sources,
therefore, the addition is made due to change of head of income, which is not
justifiable for imposing the penalty for the charge of furnishing an inaccurate
particulars of income. The Ld. AR relied upon the following decisions:-

a) ACIT vs. Krishna C. Tandon (HUF) in ITA No. 2048/Mum/2016 (Mum.
Tri.)
b) CIT vs. Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. 33 Taxmann.com 227(Bom. HC)
c) Price Waterhouse Coopers vs. CIT 348 ITR 306 (SC)
d) CIT vs. Societex ITA No. 1190/2017 dated 19.07.2012

6. The Ld. DR relied upon the order of the Assessing Officer as well as
penalty order and order of CIT(A).

7. We have heard both the parties and perused the material available on
record. It is an undisputed fact that the assessee company furnished rent
agreement during the assessment proceedings and TDS was deducted by the
tenant u/s 194I of the Income Tax Act. The assessee also disclosed the fact
that the land belong to third party and the agreement with Dr. Sarita Kalra and
after construction, the assessee company can give the constructed hospital to
third party. The assessee company also disclosed the investment in
construction in hospital as non current investment in balance-sheet. Thus,
the assessee fully and truly disclosed the return of income and, therefore, the
charge of furnishing inaccurate particulars of income by the Assessing Officer
is not valid. The reliance of decision in case of CIT Vs. Amit Jain 351, ITR 74
5 ITA No. 6426/Del/2019

Delhi that of Jurisdictional High Court is very apt in the present case.
Therefore, the CIT(A) was not right in dismissing the contentions of the
assessee and confirming the partial penalty. Thus, the appeal of the assessee
is allowed.

8. In result, the appeal of the assessee is allowed.

Order pronounced in the Open Court on this 21st Day of JANUARY , 2021.

Sd/- Sd/-

(R. K. PANDA) (SUCHITRA KAMBLE)
ACCOUNTANT MEMBER JUDICIAL MEMBER

Dated: 21/01/2021
R. Naheed

Copy forwarded to: Appellant
Respondent
1. CIT
2. CIT(Appeals)
3. DR: ITAT
4.
5.

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