section 56

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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Tax Treatment of Gifts Received By an Individual or HUF

Income Tax - 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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Family Arrangement

Income Tax - We see many big business houses run by second or third generation families with different ideologies or intending to diversify their businesses. Occasionally, it leads to separation of business and to family disputes. While most settle the issues amongst themselves, some families drag them to court....

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Impetus to start-ups – a tax and regulatory perspective

Income Tax - In todays environment, start-ups are crucial as they focus on innovation, lead to employment generation and promote research and development. As per recent study conducted by IBM and Oxford, 90% of India’s start-ups fail within the first five years despite Indias entrepreneurial strengths....

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Final Rules – Valuation of Unquoted Equity Shares

Income Tax - Computation of Fair Market Value [FMV] of Unquoted Equity Shares as per Income-tax (20th Amendment), Rules, 2017 notified vide Notification No. 61/2017, dated 12.07.2017. Sale is applicable With Effec From 01.04.2018 and shall apply to assessment year 2018-19 & subsequent years....

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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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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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Bogus share capital: Source of source relevant even for period before amendment to section 68

Pragati Financial Management Pvt. Ltd Vs CIT (Calcutta High Court) - Main thrust of the appellant’s case is that the provisions of Section 68 of the Act as amended could not be given retrospective operation and if that position of law was accepted, then it was not open to the C.I.T. to direct an enquiry to ascertain the source and genuineness of the sums being proj...

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Interest on compensation for personal disability cannot be taxed

Urvi Chirag Sheth vs. ITO (ITAT Ahmedabad) - Clearly, unless a receipt is not an income, there is no occasion for the provisions of Section 56(1) or 56(2) coming into play. Section 56 does not decide what is an income. What it holds is that if there is an income, which is not taxable under any of the heads under Section 14, i.e item A to E, it...

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To avail Section 32(2) depreciation claim it’s not necessary that business carried on in following previous year

The Serendipity Apparels Pvt. Ltd. Vs CIT (ITAT Ahmedabad) - The Serendipity Apparels Pvt. Ltd. Vs. CIT (ITAT Ahmedabad)- The assessee has derived its lease rental income under the head from other sources. There is no dispute that the same is covered u/s.56(2)(iii) of the Act....

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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"

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 […]...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Family Arrangement

We see many big business houses run by second or third generation families with different ideologies or intending to diversify their businesses. Occasionally, it leads to separation of business and to family disputes. While most settle the issues amongst themselves, some families drag them to court....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Impetus to start-ups – a tax and regulatory perspective

In todays environment, start-ups are crucial as they focus on innovation, lead to employment generation and promote research and development. As per recent study conducted by IBM and Oxford, 90% of India’s start-ups fail within the first five years despite Indias entrepreneurial strengths....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Final Rules – Valuation of Unquoted Equity Shares

Computation of Fair Market Value [FMV] of Unquoted Equity Shares as per Income-tax (20th Amendment), Rules, 2017 notified vide Notification No. 61/2017, dated 12.07.2017. Sale is applicable With Effec From 01.04.2018 and shall apply to assessment year 2018-19 & subsequent years....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

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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Tax on Gifts in India

Indian income tax law which is governed by the Income-tax Act, 1961 (IT Act or the IT Act, 1961) and Rules framed thereunder imposes tax on income of a person under various heads. Fifth one of which is Income from Other Sources provided under Section 56 of the IT Act. Further, Section 56 (2) defines incomes chargeable under the said head ...

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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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