The assessing authority issued a notice thereto; a reply was filed on 23.8.2000, stating that the excess stock worked out at ` 87,000 and the stock and profit was increased by ` 89,000.
The assessing authority came to the conclusion that the assessee had surrendered the amount of ` 88,918 as excess stock. However, the assessee did not disclose the surrendered amount in its return of income. Thus, it became the income, of the year 1997-98 under Section 69 of the IT Act. A penalty was initiated separately under Section 271 (1)(c) of the IT Act.
The Assessing Officer held that those credits were appearing in the books of account for which no description as regard to from whom money on account of credit had been received. Also there was no mention in the ledger regarding those transactions. The practice followed by the assessee was that the assessee used to issue receipts in token of having received the amount and made the entries in the register captioned as daily wage from 1.4.1997 to 31.3.1998. The entries relating to the above credits were not reflected in this register nor any receipts were issued. During the course of. assessment proceedings, the assessee was required to explain the position. However, no explanation was put forth. In view of this matter a letter dated 12.1.2001 was issued to the assessee. The assessee was confronted with the facts that an amount of ` 1,94,088 was proposed to be assessed as income of the assessee under Section 69 of the IT Act. Further, scrutiny of register for credit sales on 5.4.1997. showed total receipts of ` 2,700, vide cash receipt Nos. 905 and 906 issued by the firm. However, in the cash book dated 5.4.1997, an amount of ` 3,700 was credited towards receipt from credit sales. The assessee was, therefore, required to show cause why ` 1,000 should not be added to its total income. For this purpose, the case was fixed for final hearing on 18.1.2001, at 3.30 P.M. sharp. The aforesaid letter was duly served on the assessee on 17.1.2001. However, on the
date of hearing, i.e., 18.1.2001, none attended nor any application seeking adjournment was received till the date of passing of the assessment order. From the discussion, it was clear that the assessee had introduced the cash of ` 1,94,088 and since no satisfactory explanation was of fered a sum of ` 1,75,088 was added to the total income of the assessee.