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Taxability of Gift Received By A Person

Income Tax - Any person receives Gift from any other person, would be consider as income of the recipient as per section 56(2)(x) with certain exemptions. Section 56(2)(x) was inserted by Finance Act 2017 w.e.f.1st April, 2017 read as under: Where any person receives, in any previous year, from any person or persons on or after 1st day […]...

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Taxation of Gifts received by an Individual/HUF

Income Tax - As per section 56(2)(vii) of Income Tax Act, gifts received by an individual or a hindu undivided family in the form of money or property (without consideration or with inadequate consideration) is taxable as income under the head Income from Other Sources provided such income falls under five categories mentioned below and such income do...

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Brief notes on Income from other sources

Income Tax - As per section 56(2)(i), dividends are always taxed under this head. However, dividends from domestic company other than those covered by section 2(22)(e) are exempt from tax under section 10(34). Winnings from lotteries, crossword puzzles, races including horse races, card game and other game of any sort, gambling or betting of any form ...

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Taxability of Gift U/s 56(2)(X)

Income Tax - Gift is usually used to convert black money into white money. To stop practice of converting black money into white money a section 56(2)(Vii) introduced by Finance Act , 2009 and amended by Finance act , 2010. This section deals with law of taxation of gift....

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Taxability of Gift received by an individual or HUF with FAQs

Income Tax - Sum of money:-As per the provisions of the I-T Act, 1961 (the Act), any sum of money received by an individual or a Hindu undivided family in a particular financial year, without consideration, the aggregate value of which exceeds Rs 50,000 is taxable....

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Ancestral family property can be ‘gifted’ away : Bombay HC

Income Tax - he Bombay High Court ruled on Wednesday that no part of an ancestral family property can be ‘gifted’ away. The court in a landmark order while resolving the dispute over a 69-year-old gift deed declared as void the document dating back to 1941, which said that Miraj resident Mallapa had gifted a portion of his ancestral property to hi...

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Allotment of Share at High Premium for Cash | Gift | Lifting of corporate veil | Section 56(2)(viia)

Vaani Estates Pvt. Ltd. Vs The ITO (ITAT Chennai) - Vaani Estates Pvt. Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Chennai) Provisions of Section 56(2)(viib) of the Act, cannot be invoked in the case of the assessee company because by virtue of cash being brought into the assessee company by Mrs. Sasikala Raghupathy for allotment of equity shares with unrealistic premium the ...

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No addition for gifts if Assessee proves Identity, capacity & genuineness of donor

Dr. Vempala Bala Manohar Vs ITO (ITAT Visakhapatnam) - Gifts are normally made by relatives out of natural love and affection and do not necessarily require any particular occasion. Assessee had discharged his burden by furnishing necessary details before AO. In the absence of anything to show that the transactions were by way of money laundering, ...

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Gift by individual to HUF is exempt same as a gift from HUF to its member

Pankil Garg Vs  PCIT (ITAT Chandigarh) - Amount received by assessee from ‘HUF’, being its member, was a capital receipt in his hands and was not exigible to income tax as in case of individual, the HUF has not been included in the definition of relative in explanation to section 56(2) (vii) as it was not so required because in case of...

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Tax cannot be levied on Gift Received From Brother-In-Law

DCIT Vs Shri Arvind N. Nopany (ITAT Ahmedabad) - Once the identity, creditworthiness and genuineness of the transaction has been proved, gift received from the brother-in-law is exempted in terms of provisions of section 56....

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Addition for Gift justified on failure to substantiate claim of gift received

Shri. Vicky Jethani Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur) - Shri Vicky Jethani Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur) We note that the assessee has claimed the gift of Rs. 8,00,000/- received from Smt. Poonaj Kanjani stated to be the Aunt of the assessee and non-resident Indian based at UAE. In support of the claim, the assessee has furnished the Bank Certificate of Bank of B...

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Taxability of Gift Received By A Person

Any person receives Gift from any other person, would be consider as income of the recipient as per section 56(2)(x) with certain exemptions. Section 56(2)(x) was inserted by Finance Act 2017 w.e.f.1st April, 2017 read as under: Where any person receives, in any previous year, from any person or persons on or after 1st day […]...

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Allotment of Share at High Premium for Cash | Gift | Lifting of corporate veil | Section 56(2)(viia)

Vaani Estates Pvt. Ltd. Vs The ITO (ITAT Chennai)

Vaani Estates Pvt. Ltd. Vs ITO (ITAT Chennai) Provisions of Section 56(2)(viib) of the Act, cannot be invoked in the case of the assessee company because by virtue of cash being brought into the assessee company by Mrs. Sasikala Raghupathy for allotment of equity shares with unrealistic premium the benefit has only passed on to […]...

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Taxation of Gifts received by an Individual/HUF

As per section 56(2)(vii) of Income Tax Act, gifts received by an individual or a hindu undivided family in the form of money or property (without consideration or with inadequate consideration) is taxable as income under the head Income from Other Sources provided such income falls under five categories mentioned below and such income do...

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No addition for gifts if Assessee proves Identity, capacity & genuineness of donor

Dr. Vempala Bala Manohar Vs ITO (ITAT Visakhapatnam)

Gifts are normally made by relatives out of natural love and affection and do not necessarily require any particular occasion. Assessee had discharged his burden by furnishing necessary details before AO. In the absence of anything to show that the transactions were by way of money laundering, ...

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Brief notes on Income from other sources

As per section 56(2)(i), dividends are always taxed under this head. However, dividends from domestic company other than those covered by section 2(22)(e) are exempt from tax under section 10(34). Winnings from lotteries, crossword puzzles, races including horse races, card game and other game of any sort, gambling or betting of any form ...

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Taxability of Gift U/s 56(2)(X)

Gift is usually used to convert black money into white money. To stop practice of converting black money into white money a section 56(2)(Vii) introduced by Finance Act , 2009 and amended by Finance act , 2010. This section deals with law of taxation of gift....

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Taxability of Gift received by an individual or HUF with FAQs

Sum of money:-As per the provisions of the I-T Act, 1961 (the Act), any sum of money received by an individual or a Hindu undivided family in a particular financial year, without consideration, the aggregate value of which exceeds Rs 50,000 is taxable....

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Tax Implication of receiving Gifts

Gifts!! This word always brings smile not only on face of children but also the elder once. But at the same time we should keep in mind the tax implication on gifts. Hence today I am covering this topic in detail. Type of gifts and its taxation is as under: 1. Cash: If aggregate value […]...

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Taxability of Gifts – Some Interesting Issues

Article explains  Taxability of gift to minor, Taxability of gift to uncle by nephew, Whether gifts received from friends and relatives on the occasion of daughter’s marriage are exempt, Taxability of Gift of Car, Whether interest free loans can be charged to tax as sum of money received without consideration, Taxability of Gift from M...

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Income Tax on Gifts: Exemptions and computation

Receiving Gift indeed brings a cheerful smile on the face of the receiver, but if receiver gets to know that he has to pay tax thereon, the smiling face may turn sad. Although Gift Tax Act has been abolished, however there are certain provisions in the Income Tax Act, which make the gift taxable in […]...

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Detailed Analysis- Gifts Taxation under Income Tax Act, 1961

Article explains Income Tax Treatment of Immovable Property Received as Gift Without Consideration or for Inadequate Consideration, Any property other than immovable property received Without consideration of For Inadequate Consideration and all those gifts which are fully exempt under Income Tax under Section 56(2)(X) 1. Cash: If aggrega...

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Tax Treatment of Gifts Received By an Individual or HUF

A very common and frequent question running in the mind of taxpayers is the tax ability of gifts. In this part, an effort has been made to discuss the various provisions relating to taxability of gift received by an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) under Income Tax Act. 1. Monetary Gifts: If the […]...

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Format of Gift Deed- Gift of equity shares

DECLARATION OF GIFT This declaration  of Gift is made on this ___ day of  _______, ___ between ______________, W/o ________________,  R/o. ___________________, (herein after called the donor) of the one part, and ________________ , R/o. ______________________________, (herein after called the donee) of the other part: Where as the dono...

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List of relatives covered under Section 56(2) of Income Tax Act,1961

This article provides list of relatives covered Section 56(2)(VII) of the Income Tax Act,1961. As per Section 56(2)(VII) if any gift received from relative which are covered under following list will be exempt in the hands of receiver....

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NRI Gift Tax Rules in India

A gift is Money or House, Shares, Jewelry etc. that is received without any consideration, or simply an asset received without making a payment against it and is a capital asset for the Recipient. It can be in the form of cash, movable property or immovable property. (A capital asset typically refers to anything the individual owns fo...

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Tax on Gifts in India

Article explains Income Tax Treatment of Immovable Property Received as Gift Without Consideration or for Inadequate Consideration, Any property other than immovable property received Without consideration of For Inadequate Consideration, Gifts from Friends and Unrelated Persons, Gift from Relatives, Gifts Received at Wedding, Gift Receiv...

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Income Tax on Gift

Income tax was not applicable all gift received by a person until the financial year 2003-04. In 2004, changes were made to the Income Tax Act. Currently, any amount received by a person or HUF over Rs.50,000 in a year from any unrelated person, in cash or by way of credit, will be included as income. In this article, we look at income ta...

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Taxes on Gift

Income tax was not applicable on all gift received by a person until the financial year 2003-04. In 2004, changes were made to the Income Tax Act. Currently, any amount received by a person or HUF over Rs.50000/- in a year from any unrelated person, in cash or in kind, will be included as income....

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Gift by individual to HUF is exempt same as a gift from HUF to its member

Pankil Garg Vs  PCIT (ITAT Chandigarh)

Amount received by assessee from ‘HUF’, being its member, was a capital receipt in his hands and was not exigible to income tax as in case of individual, the HUF has not been included in the definition of relative in explanation to section 56(2) (vii) as it was not so required because in case of HUF,...

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Gift Tax or Tax on Gift

Gifts are a way of showing  affection towards one another in today’s busy life. Specially in a  country  like India which has a diversified culture  Gifts are exchanged on numerous occasions  such as  Diwali, Raksha  Bandhan, Christmas,  Birthdays, Marriages, etc.  by Friends  and  Relatives  while for some people giving Gif...

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Taxability of gifts received by an individual

In this article, we will emphasis on the applicability of income tax laws on the gifts (movable or immovable) received by an individual from any person....

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Tax on Monthly or Lump sum Alimony Money post Divorce

Lump Sum Settlement Money received at time of Divorce or Monthly Alimony Money received is Taxable in Income Tax Law? A divorce is the legal termination of a marriage by a court in a legal proceeding, requiring a petition or complaint for divorce (or dissolution in some states) by one party. There are two types […]...

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शादी में मिला है गिफ्ट तो इन बातों का रखें ध्यान, बचेगा टैक्स

गिफ्ट के रूप में मिली नकदी, चेक, प्रॉपर्टी, आभूषण आदि पर कर देनदारी बनती है. आजकल शादियों का सीजन चल रहा है. लोगों को उपहार में नकद रक...

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Tax cannot be levied on Gift Received From Brother-In-Law

DCIT Vs Shri Arvind N. Nopany (ITAT Ahmedabad)

Once the identity, creditworthiness and genuineness of the transaction has been proved, gift received from the brother-in-law is exempted in terms of provisions of section 56....

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Taxability of Gifts In India

GIFT TAX: The tax levied on the gifts that you have received in money or its worth and which is over and above a certain set limit by the Indian law is known as gift tax. Income tax on gifts helps regulate the gives which is given to you by a person who is not a close relative as per the definition of Income Tax Law of India....

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Addition for Gift justified on failure to substantiate claim of gift received

Shri. Vicky Jethani Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur)

Shri Vicky Jethani Vs ITO (ITAT Jaipur) We note that the assessee has claimed the gift of Rs. 8,00,000/- received from Smt. Poonaj Kanjani stated to be the Aunt of the assessee and non-resident Indian based at UAE. In support of the claim, the assessee has furnished the Bank Certificate of Bank of Baroda regarding […]...

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Tax Implications on Giving or Receiving Gifts in India

Want to gift a property or life time savings to your loved ones? Or have you received a car as a gift on your birthday? Are you worried about the cash gifts received on your wedding? Enjoy giving or receiving gifts guilt-free once you are mindful of the Gifting provisions in India....

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FAQ / Draft of gift deed, List of Relatives for Tax free Gift

Article contains FAQ on Gift, ,list of relatives from whom an individual can receive the gifts without any income tax liability and also giving below Draft of gift deed....

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Taxation of Gift- Under Income Tax

A receipt of sum of money or property* without consideration chargeable to tax under S. 56(2)(VII) if the following condition are satisfied. 1. Individual or HUF 2. Received on or after 01.10.2009and  before 01.04.2017 3. Sum of money or property falls in any of the following category 4. It does not fall under exempted category...

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Taxability of Gifts received from Relatives & Non Relatives

If  an individual/Huf receives from any person or persons any gift , exceeding Rs. 50000 in any previous year, as per income tax laws, the aggregate amount shall be taxable as Income From Other Sources in the hands of individual or HUF U/s 56. The gift can be the following...

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Sec. 56 Tax Treatment of Gifts Received by An Individual or HUF

Monetary Gifts Any sum of money received without consideration (i.e., monetary gift may be received in cash or in kind i.e. cheque, draft, etc.) by an individual/ HUF will be charged to tax if the aggregate value of such sum of money received during the year exceeds Rs. 50,000. A. Cases in which monetary gift […]...

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Taxation of Gifts received or Specified assets purchased by any person

This article is about the taxability of gifts received or specified assets purchased by a person. Provisions of sec 56(2)(x) of IT Act 1961(introduced by Finance Act - 2017) deals with the taxation of gifts received or specified assets purchased....

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Section 56(2)(vii) HUF can’t be treated as a ‘Donor’ of Gift

Gyanchand M. Bardia Vs. The Income Tax Officer (ITAT Ahmedabad)

Gyanchand M. Bardia Vs. ITO (ITAT Ahmedabad) The first dispute between the parties is qua validity of assessee’s gift claim as received from the HUF amounting to Rs. 1,02,00,000/- coming through banking channel. Both the lower authorities are of the view that an HUF does not come under the specified category of a relative in […]...

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Taxability of GIFTs for Individuals/HUFs

In India we express our love and affection through gifts. There are various occasions for gift giving in our society like Rakshabandhan, Diwali, marriages, birthdays and the list goes on. But the government is keeping a close eye on such gifts as they may be misused by tax payers to escape taxes on their income by simply transferring thei...

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Addition U/s. 68 justified if Genuineness & creditworthiness of donor not proved

Kailash A. Kothari Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai)

Kailash A. Kothari Vs ITO (ITAT Mumbai) Learned departmental representative submitted that it is abundantly clear that the said donor has no capacity to give the said gift. He submitted that in absence of the cogency of the capacity, mere declaration of gift cannot be accepted as sufficient. He further submitted that the bank statement [&...

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“Love”is tax free ?

Valentine's Day (14th February) is the perfect time to express your love in the most extraordinary way. While expressing love and affection to our beloved ones we carry out certain transaction of give and take, are they taxable?...

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ITAT explains Meaning of term “relative” in context of HUF

Subodh Gupta (HUF) Vs Pr CIT (ITAT Delhi)

While hearing the case of Subodh Gupta vs Commissioner of Income Tax (CIT), Delhi bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) recently held that gift received by Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) from the mother of Karta would attract Income Tax. ...

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Validity of Reassessment to verify genuineness of gift based on Assessment of relatives

Shri Ashok Mahindru Vs. ITO (ITAT Delhi)

While deleting an addition made in respect of undisclosed income, the Delhi bench of the ITAT held that the gift received by the assessee cannot be treated as non-genuine merely for the reason that the family members of the assessee had received bogus gifts during the same year....

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Addition cannot be made for invalid gift of immovable property

Shri P. Vijayadeva Reddy Vs Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax (ITAT Bangalore)

If the gift is invalid then the assessee is not even owner of any property and therefore, no question arises for making addition in the hands of the assessee in respect of that property which is not even owned by the assessee and in that case also, addition if any may be made in the hands of the donor if the donor is not able to explain ...

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Addition justified for Failure to prove genuineness of gifts received

Rajinder Mohan Lal Vs Pr. CIT (Punjab & Haryana High Court)

The assessee in order to draw benefit of the exemption under Proviso to section 56(2)(vi) of the Act was required to prove that the said gifts were received from any relative described there under or had been received on the occasion of marriage of the individual i.e., assessee....

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Gifts amongst ‘Relatives’ – How long will they be ‘taxfree’?

Inheritance tax is a levy paid by a person who inherits the estate of the deceased. This tax is viewed as a tool to reduce the economic and consequent social disparity between the rich and the poor. ...

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Gift received from a HUF by a member of HUF is exempt from tax

DCIT Vs Ateev V. Gala (ITAT Mumbai)

Relative explained in Explanation to section 56(2)(vi) of the Act includes relatives and as the assessee received gift from his HUF, which is a group of relatives, the gift received by the assessee from the HUF should be interpreted to mean that the gift was received from the relatives therefore the same is not taxable under section 56(2)...

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Natsamrat’s Love, Gift and Income Tax

When it comes to Love, it is obvious that we carry out monetary transactions and even lending and borrowing of money is done, but we have to be careful, proper planning should be made; so that one should not suffer like Natsamrat. Natsamrat is famous Marathi movie of Nana Patekar. Wherein Father gifted all his assets to loved children’s...

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Receipt without consideration (Gift) from Non-Relatives – A Tool for Tax Planning

Any receipt without consideration or receipt with inadequate consideration from relatives (as defined under Income Tax Act) is not taxable. However, certain receipt without consideration or receipt with inadequate consideration even from non-relatives is not taxable. ...

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Gift to be treated as genuine if identity of donors is genuine & source of gift stays explained

Prem Kumar Chowdhary Vs CIT (Income Tax Appellate Tribunal “B” Bench, Kolkata)

In the impugned year the blood relation is not necessary for the gift to be a genuine gift, but the relationship matters a lot. In all the probabilities the gift is found to be genuine as the donors have explained the source of gift, copy of bank accounts, income tax return. ...

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Received Gift? Check taxability before enjoying!

We receive gifts in cash, ornaments, land, car, gadgets, vouchers and many more on various occasions like on birthday, marriage, achievements and even sometimes out of gratitude too. Feel special and happy on its receipt, right?...

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The Art of (Tax-Free) Gifting!!!

Giving gifts to near and dear ones is very much prevalent in our Indian culture. Generally gifts are given to express love and affection. Sometimes we may also help the needy one by providing some monetary help. However, Gifts can also be good tax planning tools....

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Loveonomics and its taxation

CA Umesh Sharma Arjuna (Fictional Character): Krishna, 7th February to 14th February is celebrated as Valentine Week all over the World. This is celebrated by giving gifts and wishes and for that the markets were ready. This market of love gifts is called as “Loveonomics”. Please explain the provisions of Income Tax regarding these Lo...

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Gift – Addition justified if Assessee fails to prove financial capacity of Donor

Sudhir Awasthi Vs Income Tax Officer, Ward - 5(2), Jaipur (ITAT Jaipur)

The assessee's argument of having established his bona fides in view of the money being deposited in his regular bank account would also be to no avail. Does the assessee mean to imply that he has some other unaccounted bank accounts as well, in which the amount could have been deposited? To pay the tax, legitimately due, and to recover ...

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Taxability of Gift under Income Tax Act, 1961

In the last few years, the ambit of taxation for gifts received by a person has been widened . Now, it covers several non-cash items. This now includes land and buildings, shares and securities, jewellery, drawings, paintings, sculptures and other works of art. Considering the nature of all these items, there is a need to value these item...

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Ancestral family property can be ‘gifted’ away : Bombay HC

he Bombay High Court ruled on Wednesday that no part of an ancestral family property can be ‘gifted’ away. The court in a landmark order while resolving the dispute over a 69-year-old gift deed declared as void the document dating back to 1941, which said that Miraj resident Mallapa had gifted a portion of his ancestral property to hi...

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Finance Bill 2010: Deemed gifts under the Income Tax Act

Clause (vii) has been inserted in section 56(2) by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2009. Under this clause if an individual or a HUF receives on or after October 1, 2009 a gift (which falls in any of the following five categories), it is chargeable to tax in the hands of the recipients under the head “Income from other sources”....

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For proving a gift to be genuine Assessee need to prove existence of natural love and affection

DCIT Vs Alok Gautam (ITAT Lucknow 'A' Bench)

he letter-cum-certific ate issued by the donors were undated, letter given by Shri Habib-ur Rehman was signed by his wife, the details about the bank account were either not filled in the letters sent by the donors or the numbers of bank account given were incorrect, signatures of Smt Badrun-nisan Hanfi as given on the letter and -as sign...

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Budget clarified on taxability of Property gift received from non Relatives and Capital gain on sell of that property subsequently

The Centre has changed the definition of ‘income’ under the Income-Tax law to ward off litigation on a Budget proposal on taxation of property passed on as gifts. The gifting route was hitherto used to escape the tax net, but this Budget sought to plug this loophole by bringing to tax, at the hands of […]...

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Gift in kind will be taxable from 01.10.2009

According to the new proposal of the Union Budget 2009-10, any property received from a non-relative where the value is in excess of Rs 50,000 in a particular year will be considered as income in the hands of the recipient. Earlier, gifts in the form of cash from non-relatives were exempted up to a limit […]...

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