High Court Of Gujarat
CIT vs. Deversons (P) Ltd.
Asst. Year 1984-85
M.S. Shah & K.A. Puj, JJ.
IT Ref. No. 193 of 1989
3rd July, 2002
Mrs. Mona Bhatt, for the Applicant : None, for the Respondent
M.S. SHAH, J. :
In this reference at the instance of the Revenue, the following question is referred for our opinion in respect of the asst. yr. 1984-85 :
“Whether the Tribunal was right in law and on facts in deleting the addition of Rs. 1,89,229 on account of âexport cash assistanceâ treating the same as a capital receipt ?”
Heard Mrs. Mona Bhatt, the learned standing counsel for the applicant-revenue. Though served, none appears for the respondent-assessee.
The learned counsel for the Revenue has invited our attention to the provisions of s. 28(iiib) of the IT Act, 1961 and submitted that in view of the aforesaid clause inserted by the Finance Act, 1990 with retrospective effect from 1st April, 1967, the amount of export cash assistance received by the assessee was a revenue receipt and,therefore, liable to be taxed. Clause (iiib) of s. 28 inserted with retrospective effect from 1st April, 1967, reads as under :
“Profits & gains of business or profession.âThe following income shall be chargeable to IT under the head âProfits & gains of business or professionââ (i) to (iiia)** ** ** (iiib) cash assistance (by whatever name called) received or receivable by any person against exports under any scheme of the Government of India.”
In view of the aforesaid legislative amendment with retrospective effect, there can be no scope for any controversy and it has to be held that the export cash assistance received by the assessee was a revenue receipt.
In view of the above discussion, our answer to the question is in the negative, i.e., in favour of the Revenue and against the assessee.
The reference, accordingly, stands disposed of with no order as to costs. ved.
[Citation : 260 ITR 336]