AO CANNOT CHANGE SHARE VALUATION METHOD ADOPTED BY TAXPAYER
Karmic Labs Pvt. Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai)
We note that the assessee has issued shares at a premium. In order to ascertain the market value of the shares, the assessee adopted DCF method, as prescribed under Rule 11UA r.w.s 56(2) of the Act and accordingly, the shares were issued at a premium. According to the Ld. AO, the valuation report furnished by the assessee is not realistic as the projections shown by the assessee in the valuation report were not realistic and were not achieved in actuality in the subsequent years. Whereas on the other hand the assessee has tried to justify the valuation with reference to orders book of Rs.18.01 crores. Therefore, only issue before us, whether the Ld. AO has the power to change the method adopted by the assessee from one method to another method provided under Rule 11UA. We have perused the decisions relied upon by the assessee and are of the considered view that the issue is settled in the following cases, where it has been held that it is beyond the jurisdiction of the AO to change the method of valuation.
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