section 56

Tax Treatment of Income from Other Sources

Income Tax - Any income which is not chargeable to tax under any other heads of income and which is not to be excluded from the total income shall be chargeable to tax as residuary income under the head Income from Other Sources....

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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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Selective capital reduction – Applicability of section 50CA and section 56(2)(x) of Income-tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Capital reduction refers to corporate reorganisation activity in which the existing share capital is extinguished. Companies consider utilising this route for various business reasons, such as returning excess capital to shareholders, distributing assets to shareholders, loss of original share capital due to accumulated business losses, e...

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Taxes on Gift

Income Tax - 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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Valuation of unquoted shares…some distance to go

Income Tax - The Finance Act, 2017 has introduced two important sections in the Income tax Act, 1961, with the intent of curbing perceived tax abuse: section 56(2)(x) and section 50CA. While the existing anti-abuse section, i.e., section 56(2)(vii) was applicable only in case of individuals, HUF, firms and unlisted companies; section 56(2) (x) has bee...

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Draft rules on valuation of ‘unquoted shares’ for Sec. 56(2)(x)/50CA

Income Tax - CBDT has released the draft rules prescribing ‘unquoted shares’ valuation for purposes of Sec. 56(2)(x)/50CA (an important development impacting corporate restructuring) inviting comments from public....

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No Addition U/s. 56 for Immovable Property received at less than stamp duty value

Income Tax - The existing provisions of section 56(2)(vii)(b)(ii) provide that where any immovable property is received for a consideration which is less than the stamp duty value of the property by an amount exceeding 50,000, the stamp duty value of such property as exceeds such consideration, shall be chargeable to tax in the hands of the individual...

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ICAI President’s Message – January 2013

Income Tax - Suggestions on Draft Rule 11UA of Income-tax Rules, 1962 Accepted: I am happy to inform you that our suggestions have found favour with the Government, which we had submitted in response to the CBDT’s request on the draft Rule 11UA for determination of fair market value for the purpose of Section 56(2)(viib) of Income-tax Act, 1961. ...

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Receipt of alimony from ex-husband is nothing but Gift and is exempt

Prema G. Sanghvi Vs. ITO (ITAT Mumbai) - In our view, no law prevents such a lump sum payment by a husband to his wife in lieu of her maintenance for the whole life. In the proviso to section 56(2)(vi) any sum received from a relative is exempt from tax. In the definition of relative, the receipt from whom is exempt under the Act, inter al...

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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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Transfer of property to daughter through sale deed cannot be treated as gift

Balwant Kaur Mangat Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) - Assessee has contended that the impugned property had been transferred to her daughter as a gift and therefore charging Long Term Capital Gains applying provisions of Section 50C is bad in law. In its written submission on behalf of the assessee, the learned Authorised Representative of the assessee...

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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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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...

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CBDT notifies rules to determine of Fair Market Value of unquoted shares

Notification No. 61/2017-Income Tax / G.S.R. 865(E) - (12/07/2017) - Determination of Fair Market Value for share other than quoted share. 11UAA. For the purposes of section 50CA, the fair market value of the share of a company other than a quoted share, shall be determined in the manner provided in sub-clause (b) or sub-clause(c),as the case may be, ...

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S.56 No Tax on Startup Shares issued about FMV: CBDT

Notification No. 45/2016-Income Tax - (14/06/2016) - Central Government, hereby notifies the 'classes of persons' for the purposes of section 56(2)(viib)(ii) as being the 'person' defined under sub-section (31) of section 2 of the said Act, being resident, who make any consideration exceeding the face value for issues of shares of a 'startup' company...

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Analysis of new valuation rules to determine fair market value of a property other then immovable property for the purpose of section 56

Notification No. 23/2010-Income Tax - (07/04/2010) - Notification No. 23/2010-Income Tax As per section 56(2)(vii)(c)(ii) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) if an individual or a Hindu undivided family receives any property other than immovable property on or after 1 October 2009 for a consideration which is less than the Fair Market Value (FMV) of...

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MVAT Notification on Delegation of Powers

Notification No. DC (A&R) PWRJJC/2009/6(2)/ADM-6 - (02/01/2010) - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (5) of section 10 of the Maharashtra Value Added Tax Act, 2002 (Mah. IX of 2005), the Commissioner of Sales Tax, Maharashtra State, Mumbai, hereby amends the notification No. Sr. D. C. (A & R)/PWR/1006/2/Adm-3, dated 6th October 2007 as follows, nam...

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

PRESS RELEASE No.402/92/2006-MC - (30/09/2009) - 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 immovable property or any other property, the value of which exceeds Rs.50,000 (rupees fifty thousand), will become taxable in the hands of the donee, being an individual o...

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Recent Posts in "section 56"

Receipt of alimony from ex-husband is nothing but Gift and is exempt

Prema G. Sanghvi Vs. ITO (ITAT Mumbai)

In our view, no law prevents such a lump sum payment by a husband to his wife in lieu of her maintenance for the whole life. In the proviso to section 56(2)(vi) any sum received from a relative is exempt from tax. In the definition of relative, the receipt from whom is exempt under the Act, inter alia not only the spouse but the brother a...

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Tax Treatment of Income from Other Sources

Any income which is not chargeable to tax under any other heads of income and which is not to be excluded from the total income shall be chargeable to tax as residuary income under the head Income from Other Sources....

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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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Posted Under: Finance | ,

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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Transfer of property to daughter through sale deed cannot be treated as gift

Balwant Kaur Mangat Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)

Assessee has contended that the impugned property had been transferred to her daughter as a gift and therefore charging Long Term Capital Gains applying provisions of Section 50C is bad in law. In its written submission on behalf of the assessee, the learned Authorised Representative of the assessee has contended that the intention of the...

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Selective capital reduction – Applicability of section 50CA and section 56(2)(x) of Income-tax Act, 1961

Capital reduction refers to corporate reorganisation activity in which the existing share capital is extinguished. Companies consider utilising this route for various business reasons, such as returning excess capital to shareholders, distributing assets to shareholders, loss of original share capital due to accumulated business losses, e...

Read More
Posted Under: Finance |

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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Posted Under: Finance |

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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Valuation of unquoted shares…some distance to go

The Finance Act, 2017 has introduced two important sections in the Income tax Act, 1961, with the intent of curbing perceived tax abuse: section 56(2)(x) and section 50CA. While the existing anti-abuse section, i.e., section 56(2)(vii) was applicable only in case of individuals, HUF, firms and unlisted companies; section 56(2) (x) has bee...

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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 tax ability of gift received by an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) under Income Tax Act. 1. Monetary Gifts: If […]...

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