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2023 (5) TMI 1049 - AT - Income Tax
Late deposit of employees’ share towards Provident Fund contribution after the due date - whether income has to be computed pursuant to Rule 8(1) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 needs to be computed from the business of tea growing and manufacturing equal to 40% of total income determined - HELD THAT:- As perused the Rule 8(1) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962, which deals with the manner of computing the income from cultivation and manufacturing of tea. Sub-Rule (1) provides that “where the income derived from the sale of tea grown and manufactured by the seller in India shall be computed as if it were income derived from business, and forty per cent of such income shall be deemed to be income liable to tax”.
Having considered the above Rule, we find merit in the contention of the assessee that the income of the assessee should be computed first after making the disallowance and whatever is the resultant income only 40% of that income has to be treated as taxable income in terms of Rule 8(1) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962. Since the issue requires no examination and verification of records, we are, therefore, restoring the issue to the file of ld. Assessing Officer to examine the same to compute the income in terms of our observations as stated above by following the Rule 8(1) of the Income Tax Rules. Assessing Officer is directed to compute the income after making disallowance in respect of EPF late deposit by the assessee and then re-compute the taxable income by applying Rule 8(1) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962. Appeal of the assessee is allowed for statistical purposes.