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Whether the Tribunal was correct in holding that the order passed by the Assessing Officer in not excluding the expenditure incurred in foreign currency from export turnover for computing deduction under section 10A of the Act was not erroneous and prejudicial to the interest of the revenue as the Assessing Officer has taken one possible view without taking into consideration that the controversy is not settled?

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Sec. 10A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 - Exemption - The assessee is engaged in the business of computer software development and services. The expenditure incurred in foreign currency on traveling, professional charges and onsite service charges are for development of software at clients site outside India, the assessee has neither rendered any technical services nor has earned any receipt from rendering technical services. Therefore, there is no need to exclude the expenditure incurred in foreign currency from the export turnover. The view taken by the AO was a plausible view and the view taken by him cannot be said to be erroneous. Therefore, in view of well settled legal position, invocation of powers in the fact situation of the case under section 263 of the Act could not have been held to be justified. The Tribunal rightly set aside the order passed by the CIT(A). High Court also dismissed the appeal of revenue. - CIT V/s AZTEC SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY LTD. - [2020] 428 ITR 245 (KRAN)