10 June 2024


Judgments

High Court of Delhi

Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax (central)-2 Vs. S.S. Con Build Pvt. Ltd.

MANU/DE/0901/2022

22.03.2022

Direct Taxation

Issue of jurisdiction goes to the roots of the cause and such an issue can be raised at any belated stage of the proceeding including appeal

Present appeal has been filed challenging the order passed by Income Tax Appellate Tribunal [ITAT]. Learned counsel for the Appellant states that ITAT has erred in deleting the addition of Rs. 7,00,00,000 made by the Assessing Officer under Section 68 of Income Tax Act, 1961 relying upon the judgment of this Court in CIT vs. Kabul Chawla. He states that, ITAT has further erred in deleting the addition on the issue of jurisdiction under Section 153A of the Act without adverting to the facts and merits of the addition.

He emphasises that, ITAT was not justified in law in not appreciating the fact that in the first round the case was remanded back to the Assessing Officer for fresh adjudication on merits of the addition. He further states that, ITAT has erred in not considering that in the first round of litigation the issue of jurisdiction was not decided and the additions were decided/remanded back on merits of the addition.

Admittedly, the present case is covered by the decision of the Division Bench in CIT vs. Kabul Chawla, as the additions were not based on the seized material. Further, it is settled law that the issue of jurisdiction goes to the roots of the cause and such an issue can be raised at any belated stage of the proceeding including appeal. Consequently, this Court is of the view that no substantial question of law arises for consideration in the present appeal. Appeal dismissed.

Tags : Addition Deletion Legality

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