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Coal India Limited vs. ACIT (ITAT Kolkata)

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DATE: May 13, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: May 26, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2008-09
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S. 14A Rule 8D(2)(iii): Even strategic investment in group concerns for purposes of control & not for earning dividend attracts disallowance. Plea that no expenditure is incurred to earn dividend is not acceptable because earning dividend is not an automatic process.

The term ‘expenditure’ as per section 14A would include the expenditures that are related to investments made i.e. expenditures on administration, capital expenses, travelling expenses, operating expenses etc. It is difficult to accept that the assessee company was making investments decisions to the tune of Rs.6,31,637 lakhs of public money without incurring a single penny out of its pocket. Such decisions are highly strategic in nature and are required to be made by highly qualified and experienced professionals. The same would also require market research and analysis. The assessee company by acquiring controlling interest in the subsidiary companies would also be required to attend board meetings and make policy decisions with regard to the aforesaid huge amount of investments made. By no stretch of imagination, it can be assumed that such activities were done without incurring any expenditure

CIT vs. India Advantage Securities Ltd (Bombay High Court)

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DATE: April 14, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: May 5, 2015 (Date of publication)
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No s. 14A and Rule 8D disallowance can be made for shares held as stock-in-trade

One can at best disallow the expenses which are incurred for earning dividend income. For that purpose, the figures under the head “Investment” could be taken and some charges apportioned for the purpose of computing the expenses

ACB India Ltd vs. ACIT (Delhi High Court)

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DATE: March 24, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: April 8, 2015 (Date of publication)
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S. 14A & Rule 8D(2)(iii): In computing the “average value of investment”, only the investments yielding non-taxable income have to be considered and not all investments

The first condition for application of Section 14A was fulfilled as the AO expressed the opinion that a disallowance was warranted. In such eventuality the AO is required by the mandate of Rule 8D to follow Rule 8D(2). Clauses 1, 2 and 3 detail the methodology to be adopted. The AO, instead of adopting the average value of investment of which income is not part of the total income i.e. the value of tax exempt investment, chose to factor in the total investment itself

Manugraph India Ltd vs. DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: March 25, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: March 27, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2008-09
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(i) Growth mutual funds do not yield dividend and so s. 14A/ Rule 8D does not apply, (ii) S. 14A/Rule 8D disallowance for admin exp cannot exceed allocable exp debited to P&L A/c, (iii) ALP of funds lent to AE should be as per LIBOR, (iv) ALP of corporate guarantee to be at 0.5%

Growth mutual fund does not yield any dividend/exempt income, therefore, the provisions of section 14A would not apply on the investment in growth mutual funds

CIT vs. Taikisha Engineering India Ltd (Delhi High Court)

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DATE: November 25, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: March 9, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2008-09, 2009-10
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S. 14A + Rule 8D: No disallowance can be made if AO does not record satisfication with reference to accounts that assessee's claim is improper. However, if Rule 8D applies, assessee's claim that interest is not disallowable on ground of "own funds" is not acceptable

The decisions relied upon by the Tribunal in the case of Tin Box Co. 260 ITR 637 (Del), Reliance Utilities and Power Ltd. 313 ITR 340 (Bom.), Suzlon Energy Ltd. 354 ITR 630 (Guj) and East India Pharmaceutical Works Ltd. 224 ITR 624 (SC) could not be now applicable, if we apply and compute the disallowance under Rule 8D of the Rules. The said Rule in sub Rule (2) specifically prescribes the mode and method for computing the disallowance under Section 14A of the Act. Thus, the interpretation of clause (ii) to sub Rule (2) to Rule 8D of the Rules by the CIT(A) and the Tribunal is not sustainable. The said clause expressly states that where the assessee has incurred expenditure by way of interest in the previous year and the interest paid is not directly attributable to any particular income or receipt then the formula prescribed would apply

Joint Investments Pvt. Ltd vs. CIT (Delhi High Court)

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DATE: February 25, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: March 9, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2009-10
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S. 14A & Rule 8D cannot be interpreted to mean that the entire tax exempt income can be disallowed

By no stretch of imagination can Section 14A or Rule 8D be interpreted so as to mean that the entire tax exempt income is to be disallowed. The window for disallowance is indicated in Section 14A, and is only to the extent of disallowing expenditure “incurred by the assessee in relation to the tax exempt income”. This proportion or portion of the tax exempt income surely cannot swallow the entire amount as has happened in this case

Daga Global Chemicals Pvt. Ltd vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: January 1, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: February 2, 2015 (Date of publication)
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Disallowance u/s 14A r.w. Rule 8D cannot exceed the exempt income

The assessee only received Rs.1,82,362 as dividend income, therefore, there is no question of disallowance of Rs.14,58.412 by invoking section 14A r.w. Rule 8D. Disallowance u/s 14A r.w. Rule 8D cannot exceed the exempt income.

ITO vs. Pioneer Radio Training Services Pvt. Ltd (ITAT Delhi)

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DATE: January 19, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: January 22, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2009-10
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S. 14A/ Rule 8D: (i) Expenditure (like audit fees) required to be incurred irrespective of income cannot be disallowed, (ii) investments in subsidiaries are not to earn dividend income and cannot be considered for disallowance

It is also evident from the balance sheet of the Appellant Co., its investments in shares were only in two subsidiary companies. Such investments in subsidiary companies were made by the Appellant to acquire/promote the subsidiary companies which are in the media business and were not made purely for earning dividend income. Neither any dividend income has been earned since the time such investments were made in the shares of the subsidiary companies. Hence, such investments cannot be considered for disallowance u/s 14A read with Rule 8D

Ferani Hotels Pvt. Ltd vs. ACIT (ITAT Mumbai)

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DATE: November 17, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: November 24, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2009-10
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S. 14A Rule 8D: No presumption can be drawn that investment in tax-free securities has come from own funds. The amount of disallowance has to be added to the book profits u/s 115JB

(i) As regards the claim qua disallowance of interest expenditure, the argument of sufficient capital, so that the same must be presumed as having been applied toward investments yielding tax exempt income, misses the point completely. The matter has to

ACIT vs. Dhampur Sugar Mill Pvt. Ltd (Allahabad High Court)

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DATE: November 5, 2014 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: November 14, 2014 (Date of publication)
AY: 2008-09
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S. 14A/ Rule 8D: Interest expenditure attributable to a taxable business cannot be disallowed. Expenditure on creating assets which do not belong to the assessee is revenue expenditure

(i) Once it was duly established that no borrowed funds on which interest was paid had been invested for earning tax free income, no disallowance was permissible under Section 14A. The Tribunal has observed that under Rule 8D(2)(ii), a proportionate

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