Supreme Court Of India
CIT vs. Balaji Enterprises
B.N. Kirpal & N. Santosh Hegde, JJ.
Civil Appeal No. 4413 of 2001
20th July, 2001
Ms. A. Subhashini & B.V.B. Das, for the Appellant : V. Ramachandran with P. Venugopal, P.S. Sudheer & Ms. Surekha Raman for K.J. John & Co., for the Respondent
BY THE COURT :
Special leave granted.
2. After hearing the counsel for the parties, in our opinion, a question of law does arise, especially in view of the fact that the Madras High Court in CIT vs. Balaji Enterprises (1999) 236 ITR 589 (Mad) in a case of the respondent relating to a similar claim for deduction had allowed the application under s. 256(2) of the IT Act, 1961. We, therefore, allow this appeal, set aside the judgment of the High Court and direct the Tribunal to state the case and refer the following question of law to the High Court :
“Whether, on the facts and in the circumstances of the case, the Tribunal was right in directing the AO to allow deduction of service charges amounting to Rs. 1,82,03,470 or any part thereof ?”
[Citation : 254 ITR 553]