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Income tax v. Nippon Electricals - TC.A.787 of 2007  RD-TN 2028 (21 June 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS
THE HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE P.D.DINAKARAN
THE HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE P.P.S.JANARTHANA RAJA
T.C.(A) Nos.787 to 789 of 2007
Commissioner of Income Tax Appellant in Chennai. .. all appeals Vs.
India Nippon Electricals Ltd.
Aalim Centre, 82, Dr.R.K.Salai Respondent in Mylapore, Chennai. .. all appeals -----
Appeals under Section 260A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 against the order of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Madras 'A' Bench dated 25.8.2004 in ITA Nos.2307 to 2309/97, for the assessment years 1991-92 to 1993-94 respectively. -----
For Appellant : Mr.J.Narayanasamy, Jr.S.C. -----
J U D G M E N T
(Delivered by P.D.DINAKARAN, J.)
The above tax case appeals are directed against the order of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal in ITA Nos.2307 to 2309/97 dated 25.8.2004 for the assessment years 1991-92 to 1993-94 respectively, raising the following substantial questions of law. "(a) Whether in the facts and circumstances of the case, the Tribunal was right in holding that the issue of, whether interest received from deposit made with company/bank, and interest from income tax department are derived from the industrial undertaking, is debatable issue and the same cannot be decided vide rectification proceedings under Section 154? (b) Whether in the facts and circumstances of the case, the Tribunal was right in not following the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Pandian Chemicals reported in 262 ITR 278 the interest from deposits while computing the deduction under section 80HH?"
2. The brief facts led to the filing of the above appeals are as under. The assessee filed its return for the assessment years 1991-92 to 1993-94 claiming deduction of interest on deposits in the computation of benefit under Section 80HH and 80I of the Act and the same was allowed by the Assessing Officer. However, the Assessing Officer withdrew the deduction vide rectification proceedings under Section 154 of the Act. Hence, the assessee filed appeals before the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals). The Commissioner upheld the order of the Assessing Officer with a direction to include the interest amounting to Rs.3.30 lacs in the profits of the undertaking. On further appeals preferred by the assessee before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, the Tribunal, holding that the order of the Assessing Officer cannot be rectified, as the issue was a debatable one, allowed the appeals. Hence, the present appeals.
3. In Commissioner of Income Tax v. Sharp Industries (282 ITR 336), where the claim of the assessee therein with regard to deduction under Sections 80HHC and 80I of the Act was disallowed under Section 154 of the Act, this Court has held that the claim of the assessee could not be disallowed in a proceeding under Section 154 of the Act, especially when the interest income was included in the profit of the business.
4. Applying the ratio laid down in the decision cited supra, we do not find any substantial question of law arises for our consideration. Accordingly, these appeals are dismissed. Consequently, M.P.Nos.1 of 2007 is also dismissed. Index : Yes (P.D.D.J.) (P.P.S.J.J.) Internet : Yes 21.6.2007. kpl
P.P.S.JANARTHANA RAJA, J.
TC(A) Nos.787 & 789 of 2007.
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