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Bengal Flour Mills Co., Ltd., Vs. Re. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectDirect Taxation
CourtKolkata
Decided On
Case Number Reference No. 14 of 1940
Reported in[1941]9ITR568(Cal)
AppellantBengal Flour Mills Co., Ltd.,
RespondentRe.
Excerpt:
- .....question that is asked is -'whether on the facts and circumstances of the case the income-tax officer was correct in law in refusing to carry forward the sum of rs. 77,060 as unabsorbed depreciation into the 1938-39 assessment of the bengal flour mills company, limited ?'this matter has been fully discussed in the reference made in respect of the assessment of the indian iron and steel company limited in which we have just given our opinion. following on the opinion that we have given in that case and for the reasons we have given, the answer to the question asked here must be in the affirmative, namely, that the income-tax officer was correct in law in refusing to carry forward the sum of rs. 77,060 as unabsorbed depreciation into the 1938-39 assessment of the bengal flour mills company.....
Judgment:

DERBYSHIRE, C.J. - The Reference in the present case is concerned with the right and claim of a successor company to take advantage of the unabsorbed depreciation allowance of its predecessor.

The facts are fully set out in the letter of Reference. The question that is asked is -

'Whether on the facts and circumstances of the case the Income-tax officer was correct in law in refusing to carry forward the sum of Rs. 77,060 as unabsorbed depreciation into the 1938-39 assessment of the Bengal Flour Mills Company, Limited ?'

This matter has been fully discussed in the Reference made in respect of the assessment of the Indian Iron and Steel Company Limited in which we have just given our opinion. Following on the opinion that we have given in that case and for the reasons we have given, the answer to the question asked here must be in the affirmative, namely, that the Income-tax Officer was correct in law in refusing to carry forward the sum of Rs. 77,060 as unabsorbed depreciation into the 1938-39 assessment of the Bengal Flour Mills Company Limited.

PANCKRIDGE J. - I agree.

Reference answered in the affirmative.


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