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Case Name : Surbhi Jain Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)
Appeal Number : ITA No. 3993/Del/2015
Date of Judgement/Order : 14/05/2020
Related Assessment Year : 2011-12
Courts : All ITAT (7802) ITAT Delhi (1854)

Surbhi Jain Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)

Similar issues arose before the Tribunal with regard to related concerns, wherein it was noted that though advances were made but on the same date, there were transaction of receipt and payments itself by both the parties. The Tribunal thus addressed itself as to whether such transaction is covered in the definition of deemed dividend in the hands of the assessee u/s 2(22)(e) of the Act or not. The Tribunal held the issue to be covered by the decision of Praveen Bhimsi Chheda Shivsadan vs DCIT reported in 141 TTJ 58 against which the Hon’ble Bombay High Court in the case of CIT vs Pravin Bhimsi Chheda in 48 taxmann.com 151 (Bombay) has dismissed the appeal of the Revenue holding that when the company got back its funds on the same day, it cannot fall into the definition of the deemed dividend.

9. Following the same parity of reasoning and decision of Hon’ble Bombay High Court, the issue was decided in favour of the assessee holding that where the transaction entered into by two companies were business transactions; where both the parties were engaged in similar trade and activities; then it was not hit by the provisions of section 2(22)(e) of the Act. In the facts and circumstances of the present case, the issue is similar wherein the business transaction was between two parties and the assessee had produced the bank statements during the course of hearing before us evidencing the amount being advanced and received back on the same date. In such scenario, the issue stands squarely covered by the order of Hon’ble Bombay High Court in CIT vs Pravin Bhimsi Chheda (supra). Accordingly, we find no merit in the addition in the hands of the assessee u/s 2(22)(e) of the Act and the same is deleted. Thus, grounds of appeal raised by the assessee are allowed.

FULL TEXT OF THE ITAT JUDGEMENT

The present appeal filed by assessee is against order of CIT(A)-1, Gurgaon dated 14.05.2015 relating to assessment year 2011-12 against order passed under section 154 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (in short ‘the Act’).

2. The assessee has raised following grounds of appeal:-

1. “That the impugned order is bad in law as well as on merits.

2. That the impugned order and proceedings is without jurisdiction.

3. That the Ld. AO exceeded his jurisdiction in assessing deemed dividend U/s. 2 (22)(e) for Rs. 10,14,893/- in order framed U/s. 154.

4. That without prejudice, the order framed U/s. 154 is bad in law for non-service of proper notice U/s. 154.

5. That under the facts and circumstances of the case and in view of documents and explanations filed, the addition made by AO for deemed dividend U/s. 2 (22)(e) for Rs. 10,14,893/- and sustained by Ld. CIT (A) deserves to be deleted in law as well as on merits.

6. That under the facts and circumstances of the case, the credit for tax of Rs. 1,01,489/ should be allowed for TDS demand created by the ITO, TDS Ward in case of Vardhman Automobiles (P) Ltd.

7. That no interest 234 B, 234C should have been levied. Without prejudice, the interest charged is excessive.”

3. At the outset, the Ld.AR for the assessee pointed out that the issue raised in the present appeal stands squarely covered in favour of the assessee by the orders of the Tribunal in the case of related person i.e. Seema Devi Bansal in ITA No.6462/Del/2014 order dated 18.07.2018 relating to Assessment Year 2010-11 and Sh. Harish Kanwar in ITA No.529/Del/2017 order dated 18.10.2017 relating to Assessment Year 2011-12.

4. The Ld.DR for the Revenue placed reliance on the orders of the authorities below.

5. We have heard the rival contentions and perused the record. Briefly in the facts of the case the assessee was held to be in default u/s 2(22)(e) of the Act. The Assessing Officer in his order passed u/s 154 of the Act dated 26.12.2013 observed that the assessee was one of the two Directors in M/s. Vardhman Automobiles Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon PAN-AACCV6116D during Assessment Year 2011-12 having substantial interest in the profit of the company and holding beneficial ownership of shares. The aforesaid company had given heavy loans during the Financial Year 2010-11 to its associated concern M/s. Arihant Agencies, Gurgaon of which the assessee was the sole proprietor. The Assessing Officer was of the view that the said advances were to be taxed in the hands of the assessee as deemed dividend u/s 2(22)(e) of the Act. The details of the payment are as under:-

Sl.No. Date of payment Amount paid (Rs.) Maximum amount outstanding on the date (Rs.)
30.04.2010 50,00,000 50,00,000
30.04.2010 20,00,000 70,00,000 (outstanding nil on 25.02.2011)
15.03.2011 50,00,000 50,00,000

6. The assessee was held to be in default and addition of Rs.10,14,893/- to the extent of accumulated profits on the date of advancing the loan was Rs.9,65,100/- (upto previous year) + Rs.49,793/- (profit during the year as per assessee’s working = Rs.10,14,893/-) and the same were added in the hands of the assessee.

7. The CIT(A) upheld the addition in the hands of the assessee against which the assessee is in appeal before us.

8. We have heard the rival contentions and perused the record. Similar issues arose before the Tribunal with regard to related concerns, wherein it was noted that though advances were made but on the same date, there were transaction of receipt and payments itself by both the parties. The Tribunal thus addressed itself as to whether such transaction is covered in the definition of deemed dividend in the hands of the assessee u/s 2(22)(e) of the Act or not. The Tribunal held the issue to be covered by the decision of Praveen Bhimsi Chheda Shivsadan vs DCIT reported in 141 TTJ 58 against which the Hon’ble Bombay High Court in the case of CIT vs Pravin Bhimsi Chheda in 48 taxmann.com 151 (Bombay) has dismissed the appeal of the Revenue holding that when the company got back its funds on the same day, it cannot fall into the definition of the deemed dividend.

9. Following the same parity of reasoning and decision of Hon’ble Bombay High Court, the issue was decided in favour of the assessee holding that where the transaction entered into by two companies were business transactions; where both the parties were engaged in similar trade and activities; then it was not hit by the provisions of section 2(22)(e) of the Act. In the facts and circumstances of the present case, the issue is similar wherein the business transaction was between two parties and the assessee had produced the bank statements during the course of hearing before us evidencing the amount being advanced and received back on the same date. In such scenario, the issue stands squarely covered by the order of Hon’ble Bombay High Court in CIT vs Pravin Bhimsi Chheda (supra). Accordingly, we find no merit in the addition in the hands of the assessee u/s 2(22)(e) of the Act and the same is deleted. Thus, grounds of appeal raised by the assessee are allowed..

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

Order pronounced in the open court on 14th May, 2020.

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