ITA No.596/Mum/2017. Case: Ms. Walia Realtors Pvt. Ltd., Vs ITO 8(3)(4). ITAT (Income Tax Appellate Tribunal)

Case NumberITA No.596/Mum/2017
CounselFor Appellant: Shri Rushabh Chheda, Adv. and For Respondents: Shri A.K.Kardam, Adv.
JudgesShri R.C.Sharma, AM
IssueIncome tax Act - Section 143
Judgement DateMay 16, 2017
CourtITAT (Income Tax Appellate Tribunal)


Shri R.C.Sharma, AM

  1. This is an appeal filed by the assessee against the order of CIT(A)-18, Mumbai dated 07/10/2016 for the A.Y.2011-2012 in the matter of order passed u/s.143(3) of the IT Act.

  2. The grounds taken by assessee reads as under:-

    "1. The Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)-18, Mumbai erred in confirming the action of the Assessing Officer in disallowing loss of Rs.20,73,504/-."

  3. Rival contentions have been heard and record perused.

  4. Facts in brief are that assessee is engaged in the business of construction and development of properties. In the year under consideration, the assessee has not offered any income from business of its construction activity. The expenses incurred on construction activity to the tune of Rs. 7,98,20,299/ - shown as work in progress had been capitalized and transferred to balance sheet under the head current assets. The AO observed that the assessee has claimed and debited expenses to the tune of Rs. 20,73,504/- under various heads. Vide order sheet noting dated 06-02-2014, the assessee was asked to show cause as to whey expenses claimed in the profit and loss account should not be disallowed as there was no business income in the year under consideration. In response to same, the assessee has contended as follows. "The expenses claim to profit and loss account are general expenses, office staff expenses, car depreciation, car loan interest etc. These expenses are not directly related to the project. As per accounting standard 7 of the ICAI, the cost attribute to the project or to be charge off to the profit and loss account. This accounting principle is equally applicable and accepted by Income Tax."

  5. However, the AO did not accept assessee''s contention by observing that the assessee company has not offered any business/ income for the year under consideration by stating that their project is under progress and no income has arisen out of it. It has been further stared that the expenses debited to profit and loss account are administrative expenses to run the business·

  6. By the impugned order, CIT(A) confirmed the action of the AO, against which assessee is in further appeal before us.

  7. I have considered rival contentions and found...

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