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Case Name : The Commissioner of Income Tax-III Vs Mr. Riyaz A. Sheikh (Bombay High Court)
Appeal Number : Income Tax Appeal No. 1969 of 2011
Date of Judgement/Order : 26/02/2013
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Decision of this Court in the case of Prashant S. Joshi (supra) placed reliance upon the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of CIT  V/s. R. Lingamallu Rajkumar reported in [2001] 247 ITR 801, wherein it has been held that amounts received on retirement by a parnter is not subject to capital gains tax. In the above circumstances, we see no reason to entertain the proposed question of law.

HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY

ORDINARY ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION

INCOME TAX APPEAL NO. 1969 OF 2011

The Commissioner of Income Tax-III

V/s.

Mr. Riyaz A. Sheikh 

CORAM : J.P. DEVADHAR AND

M.S. SANKLECHA, JJ.

DATED : 26TH FEBRUARY, 2013

P.C. :-

1. In this appeal by the revenue for the assessment year 2002 -03, though three questions of law are raised, at the time of hearing, counsel for the revenue presses only one question, which reads as under :-

“ Whether on the facts and in the circumstances of the case and in law, the Tribunal was correct in reversing the decision of CIT(A) and deleting the addition of Rs.66,20,005/- made by the assessing officer towards long term capital gain on transfer of goodwill ? ”

2. We find that by the impugned order, the Tribunal while holding that amounts received by a partner on his retirement from partnership firm are exempt from capital gains tax relied upon the decision of this Court in the matter of Prashant S. Joshi V/s. Income Tax Officer & Anr. reported in [2010] 324 ITR 154 (Bom). Counsel for the revenue is unable to point out as to how the decision in  the matter of Prashant S. Joshi (supra) inter alia holding that no capital gains are payable by an erstwhile partner on amounts received on retirement would not be applicable to the present case. The only submission on behalf of the revenue is that there was an earlier decision of this Court in the matter of N.A. Mody V/s. CIT reported in [1986] 162 ITR 420 and it has not been considered in the decision rendered in the matter of Prashant S. Johsi (supra).

3. In the impugned order, the Tribunal does refer to the decision of this Court in the matter of N.A. Mody (supra) and states that it follows the decision of this Court in the matter of CIT V/s. Tribhuvandas G. Patel reported in 115 ITR 95 and the same has been reversed by the Apex Court in Tribhuvandas G. Patel V/s. CIT reported in 263 ITR 515. This Court in the matter of Prashant S. Joshi (supra) has also referred to the decision of Tribuvandas G. Patel (supra) rendered by this Court and its reversal by the Apex Court. Moreover, the decision of this Court in the case of Prashant S. Joshi (supra) placed reliance upon the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of CIT  V/s. R. Lingamallu Rajkumar reported in [2001] 247 ITR 801, wherein it has been held that amounts received on retirement by a partner is not subject to capital gains tax. In the above circumstances, we see no reason to entertain the proposed question of law.

4. Accordingly, the appeal is dismissed with no order as to costs.

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