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Basic Provisions of HUF and Tax Planning through HUF

Income Tax : Learn about Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), its formation, composition, tax benefits, and ways to reduce tax outgo through HUF in th...

February 17, 2024 2988 Views 0 comment Print

Shattering Glass Ceilings: The Rise of Women Karta in Hindu Undivided Family in India

Corporate Law : In a groundbreaking decision, the Delhi High Court allows women to serve as Karta in Hindu Undivided Families, promoting gender eq...

December 13, 2023 699 Views 0 comment Print

A Study of Residential Status of an Individual and Hindu Undivided Family in Accordance To Income Tax Act

Income Tax : Explore the intricacies of residential status under the Income Tax Act in India. Learn about individual and HUF classifications, c...

December 8, 2023 5331 Views 0 comment Print

HUF Taxation in India: A Complete Guide to HUF Tax Treatment

Income Tax : Learn about taxation of Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs) in India. Understand HUF residential status, income computation, deduction...

October 22, 2023 5688 Views 0 comment Print

HUF in Income Tax: Formation, Advantages & Disadvantages

Income Tax : Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) under Income Tax Act, its formation, advantages, and disadvantages. Understand difference between cop...

October 17, 2023 25245 Views 2 comments Print

Latest News

Section 56 amended to cover property received without or inadequate consideration by closely held companies

Income Tax : In a move expected to make family settlements and transfer of shares more taxing, the government plans to tighten anti-abuse provi...

March 5, 2010 1773 Views 0 comment Print

Affidavit must for gift in kind, over Rs. 50,000, from relatives

Income Tax : From now on, when you get a gift in kind, valued at more than Rs. 50,000, from your parents or other relatives, make sure you have...

October 23, 2009 4255 Views 0 comment Print

Proposal related to wealth Tax in Direct Tax code

Income Tax : The Direct Taxes Code proposes to substantially raise the threshold limit for levy of wealth tax to Rs 50 crore from Rs 30 lakh, a...

August 15, 2009 1016 Views 0 comment Print

Wealth tax exemption limit raised

Income Tax : Enhancement of the limit for payment of wealth tax under the existing provisions of section 3 of the Wealth-tax Act, wealth tax is...

July 9, 2009 51328 Views 12 comments Print

Three words enough to access your tax records – beware

Income Tax : If you are thinking of filing your income tax returns online, think twice. It is very easy for anyone to hack into your account an...

July 18, 2008 1448 Views 0 comment Print

Latest Judiciary

Section 56(2)(vii)(b) Not Applicable to Companies before 01.04.2017

Income Tax : ITAT Delhi's decision regarding applicability of Section 56(2)(vii)(b) to companies before April 1, 2017 in case of Rhythm Polymer...

October 24, 2023 1830 Views 0 comment Print

TDS Credit on House Property Sale allowed to HUF despite deduction in Individual Account

Income Tax : ITAT Mumbai rules in favour of Anant Singhania HUF, allowing TDS credit for sale of housing property. The landmark decision provid...

July 15, 2023 957 Views 0 comment Print

ITAT dismisses Appeal of HUF whose Karta was expired for non-pursual

Income Tax : Ishwarbhai Madhavlal Patel-HUF Vs ITO (ITAT Ahmedabad) In the present case, the Karta of HUF having expired in the year 2021 itsel...

April 26, 2023 540 Views 0 comment Print

HUF Eligible For section 54F Exemption for Property Purchased in Joint Name of Members

Income Tax : S.K. Agarwal (HUF) Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) It is an admitted fact that during the AY 2015-16, the assessee HUF sold a plot of land and...

July 26, 2022 1644 Views 0 comment Print

Unmarried Daughter Can Claim Marriage Expenses from Parents Hindu Law

Corporate Law : Rajeshwari Vs Bhunu Ram (Chhattisgarh High Court) Section 20 of the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 speaks about the mai...

April 6, 2022 9945 Views 0 comment Print

Latest Notifications

PPF account of HUF can not be extended beyond 15 Years

Finance : an account opened on behalf of a Hindu Undivided Family prior to the 13th day of May, 2005, shall be closed after expiry of fiftee...

December 16, 2010 9571 Views 11 comments Print

Gifts of property (gifts-in-kind) above value of rs.50,000 become taxable from 1st October 2009

Income Tax : The Income Tax Act 1961 (the Act) has been amended with effect from 1st October 2009 to provide that any gift-in-kind, being an im...

October 1, 2009 2392 Views 0 comment Print

Hindu Undivided Family – Tax Implications

August 5, 2020 5946 Views 3 comments Print

Hindu undivided family (herein called as HUF), is treated an a distinct taxable person as per the Income Tax Act,1961 and assessed separately under the act. As per the Hindu law, an HUF is joint family or undivided family consisting of its family members. If you are a Hindu, a Sikh, a Buddhist or a Jain than you can avail the benefit of these provisions and if possible you should take it.

HUF – A Boon For All Hindu Households

June 22, 2020 27639 Views 9 comments Print

In this article we shall discuss what is a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) or Joint Hindu Family (JHF) as per various laws. We shall trace the history and evolution of HUF/JHF and also discover how HUFs can help you save taxes! We shall also discuss on how to form an HUF and what are the various benefits/advantages of forming an HUF. 

Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005- Rights & Liabilities of a daughter member

May 7, 2020 76720 Views 8 comments Print

Daughter shall be a Coparcener of Hindu Family Property. If a Hindu dies, the coparcener property shall be allotted to the daughter as is allotted to sons. If a female coparcener dies before partition, then children of such coparcener would eligible for allotment assuming a partition had taken place immediately before her demise. No recovery is made for ancestors dues from son, grandson, or great grandson by applying doctrine of pious obligation.

Concept of HUF; Distinction between Co-parcener & member

May 6, 2020 72063 Views 7 comments Print

Income Tax Act provides a special status to HUF under the Act and covers it in the definition of person u/s 2(31) of the Act. The Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) has not been defined under Income Tax Act, 1961, however, as per Hindu Law A Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) is ordinarily joint not only in estate but in food and worship. The members of a Hindu Family live in a state of union, unless the contrary is established.

Meaning, Formation, Taxation, Membership & Partition of HUF

March 28, 2020 373515 Views 81 comments Print

The Hindu Undivided Family can best be defined as a family that consists of a common ancestor and all his lineal male descendants and their wives and unmarried daughters. The Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) cannot be created by acts of any party. The only exceptions are in the case of an adoption or a marriage when a stranger may become a HUF member. An undivided family, which is a normal condition of Hindu society, is ordinarily joint, not only in estate but also in food and worship.

Taxation of HUF & Family Arrangement

March 14, 2020 75551 Views 0 comment Print

Basic requirements for the existence of an HUF are as follows :(i) Only one co-parcener or member cannot form an HUF Family is a group of people related by blood or marriage. A single person, male or female, does not constitute a family. However the property held by a single co-parcener does not lose its character of Joint Family property solely for the reason that there is no other male or female member at a particular point of time. Once the co-parcener marries, an HUF comes into existence as he alongwith his wife constitutes a Joint Hindu Family as held in the case of Prem Kumar v. CIT , 121 ITR 347 (All.)

Some Important Aspects of HUF Under Income Tax, 1961

March 13, 2020 148761 Views 11 comments Print

Article covers Some Important Aspects of HUF Under Income Tax, 1961 which includes Partition of HUF under Income Tax Act, 1961 and its assessment after Partition, Residential Status of HUF, Taxability of Income from house property in the name of HUF, Proprietorship and Partnership by HUF, Capital Gain Exemption available to HUF, Deductions under Chapter […]

Partition of Hindu Undivided Family and Its Taxation

March 13, 2020 63375 Views 4 comments Print

As we know HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) is assessed as a separate person under provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961. It has its own identity and right to own property but not a juristic person. It can sue and be sued as a person. It is governed by Karta of the family and consists of coparceners of a single family.

How to Create Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

March 12, 2020 98354 Views 12 comments Print

A Hindu Undivided Family can be created by following ways: 1. Blending of individual property with the family Hotchpot 2. Receipts of Gifts 3. Doing Joint labour for the benefit of HUF 4. Inheritance through a specific bequest under a Will 5. Partition of a larger Hindu Undivided Family 6. Reunion of separated coparceners

Assessment and Taxability of Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

March 12, 2020 148377 Views 1 comment Print

Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)​ ♠ Hindu Undivided Family (‘HUF’) is treated as a ‘person’ under section 2(31) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (Act). HUF is a separate entity for the purpose of assessment under the Act. ♠ Under Hindu Law, an HUF is a family which consists of all persons lineally descended from a common […]