Penalty Cannot Be Levied If Omission And Wrong Claim Was By Oversight And Auditors Did Not Point It Out: ITAT Mumbai

In the case of Wadhwa Estate & Developers India Pvt. Ltd vs. ACIT, ITAT Mumbai has held that:

Undisputedly, in the return of income assessee has failed to offer interest on fixed deposit amounting to Rs 5,92,186 and loss claimed on account of fixed asset written–off amounting to Rs 1,82,242. It is also a fact on record that in the course of assessment proceedings, the assessee accepted the taxability of these items of income and offered them to tax. The assessee has explained that non–disclosure of aforesaid two items of income is due to oversight and due to the fact that neither in the tax audit nor in the statutory audit such omission was pointed out. We find merit in the aforesaid explanation of the assessee.

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