Validity of adjustment u/s 143(1)(a) on the basis of views expressed by the tax auditor in tax audit report

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Validity of adjustment u/s 143(1)(a) on the basis of views expressed by the tax auditor in tax audit report

 

There are various adjustment which is done to the retuned income by CPC while processing income tax return u/s 143(1)(a). In most of the cases, the adjustment is carried out on the basis of views expressed by the tax auditor in tax audit report or facts reported by the tax auditor. The question remains, whether disallowances indicated in the Tax Audit report sacrosanct?

 

Here is an interesting case by Mumbai Tribunal as under:

Kalpesh Synthetics Pvt Ltd

Appellant

8, Kuntal, Modi Estate, L.B.S Marg, Ghatkopar (W),

Mumbai 400086 [PAN: AAACK6496P]

 Vs.

 Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax

CPC Bengaluru

[ITA No.1785/Mum/2021 Assessment Year: 2018-19]

 

In this case, ITAT Mumbai while deliberating on the issue of disallowance made under section 36(1)(va) in the intimation u/s 143(1)(a), has observed that

 

“The views expressed by the tax auditor, in such a situation, cannot be reason enough to disregard the binding views of the Hon’ble jurisdictional High Court. To that extent, the provisions of Section 143(1)(a)(iv) must be read down.”..

 

The copy of the very useful and relevant order is as under:

Tax Audit report and 143.1.a. (2)

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