Daily Archives: January 24, 2013

India Capital Markets (P) Ltd v DCIT IT Appeal No. 2948 (Mum.) of 2010 dtd December 12, 2012 (Mum ITAT) Background: Assessee is a share broker and the main source of income is generated through brokerage. During the year, the assessee has purchased entire clientele business of M/s. Ashmavir Financial Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (AFC) by assigning all clients to the assessee for a consideration of Rs. 2.50 crores . Assessee booked these expenses as purchase of goodwill and has claimed 25% of depreciation amounting to Rs. 62,50,000 thereon. After considering the provisions of section 32, AO was of the opinion that in the said provision, it is apparently clear that goodwill as such does not find any reference and accordingly, disallowed the claim of depreciation on account of goodwill at Rs. 62,50,000. 

Purchase of clientele data is intangible/ goodwill eligible for depreciation – Mum ITAT

Natco Pharma Ltd v DCIT [ITA No 377 (Hyd) of 2009 & 487 of 2010] (Hyderabad ITAT) Background: Assessee has written off a sum of Rs. 5,70,09,063 towards creditor advances pertaining to 461 parties. During the assessment proceedings, the assessee could furnish the desired details sought for by him only in respect of two parties. In respect of the remaining 459 parties, the assessee merely furnished the names of those parties. It could not furnish the address of those parties. The assessee has submitted that advances were made to those parties either for supply of material or for rendering services. The assessee has claimed that those parties have failed to supply goods/render services and the advance amount could not be recovered from them. The AO held that the said amounts are not bad debts and hence provisions of section 36(2) are not applicable to the same. Further, the assessee has not filed account copies of those parties and therefore, the claim of the assessee for deduction of the amount of Rs. 5,21,62,330 cannot be allowed.  

Bad debts: Mere write-off in the books is not sufficient – Hyderabad ITAT