Tax on Gift

Do you know the tax implications on Diwali gifts?

Income Tax - Diwali for everybody is like meeting their friends and exchanging gifts. The gifts can be sweets, dry fruits, and other valuable items like silver or gold coins. But did you ever thought that these gifts may have some tax implications too?? No… Everybody believes that these gifts are not taxable in their hands. You are […]...

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Are the gifts received on Deepawali tax-free in your hands?

Income Tax - Traditionally Deepawali is the major occasion when gifts are given and gifts are received. The items given as gifts vary from just boxes of dry fruit and sweet to valuable like gold and silver coins etc. Majority of the recipients of such gifts are under the impression that such gifts have no income tax implications, […]...

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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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Taxability of Gifts

Income Tax - Taxability of Gifts {Section 56(2)(x) of Income Tax Act, 1961} To prevent the practice of receiving sum of money or the property without consideration or for inadequate consideration, section 56(2)(x) brings to tax any sum of money or the value of any property received by any person without consideration or the value of any property [&hel...

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Corporate Gifts- An allowable transaction under Income tax?

Income Tax - Compilation of Section 47(iii), section 56(2)(x)(c), 50D & 50CA -Corporate gifts- an allowable transaction under Income tax? Purpose of section 56 defeated by the ITAT judgement? Brief overview of the judgement delivered On October 4, 2019, in a recent judgement of M/s Direct Media Distribution Ventures Private Limited v/s Principal...

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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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Income Tax department filed appeal in ITAT against Mayawati demanding tax of 10 crore

Income Tax - In fresh trouble for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Income Tax Department has filed two appeals in the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) demanding additional tax of about Rs 10 crore for her income for the financial years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. The income includes gifts received by BSP supremo Mayawati from her party work...

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Gift Received from Brother-in-Law is Exempt under section 56(2)

PCIT Vs Arvind N Nopany (Gujarat High Court) - PCIT Vs Arvind N Nopany (Gujarat High Court) The issue under consideration is whether the gift received from Brother-in-law is exempt u/s 56(2) of I T Act? High Court states that, the tribunal took into consideration the details of the donor, more particularly, the PAN number, capital gain statement...

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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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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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CAs cannot do Valuation of unquoted equity shares under DCF method

Notification No. 23/2018-Income Tax [S.O. 2087(E)] - (24/05/2018) - Amendment in Rule 11U and 11UA omitting reference to the term accountant, thereby permitting only merchant bankers to determine the FMV of unquoted equity shares as per the Discounted Free Cash Flow Method ...

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Recent Posts in "Tax on Gift"

Do you know the tax implications on Diwali gifts?

Diwali for everybody is like meeting their friends and exchanging gifts. The gifts can be sweets, dry fruits, and other valuable items like silver or gold coins. But did you ever thought that these gifts may have some tax implications too?? No… Everybody believes that these gifts are not taxable in their hands. You are […]...

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Are the gifts received on Deepawali tax-free in your hands?

Traditionally Deepawali is the major occasion when gifts are given and gifts are received. The items given as gifts vary from just boxes of dry fruit and sweet to valuable like gold and silver coins etc. Majority of the recipients of such gifts are under the impression that such gifts have no income tax implications, […]...

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Gift Received from Brother-in-Law is Exempt under section 56(2)

PCIT Vs Arvind N Nopany (Gujarat High Court)

PCIT Vs Arvind N Nopany (Gujarat High Court) The issue under consideration is whether the gift received from Brother-in-law is exempt u/s 56(2) of I T Act? High Court states that, the tribunal took into consideration the details of the donor, more particularly, the PAN number, capital gain statement, bank statements and the other relevant...

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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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Taxability of Gifts

Taxability of Gifts {Section 56(2)(x) of Income Tax Act, 1961} To prevent the practice of receiving sum of money or the property without consideration or for inadequate consideration, section 56(2)(x) brings to tax any sum of money or the value of any property received by any person without consideration or the value of any property [&hel...

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Corporate Gifts- An allowable transaction under Income tax?

Compilation of Section 47(iii), section 56(2)(x)(c), 50D & 50CA -Corporate gifts- an allowable transaction under Income tax? Purpose of section 56 defeated by the ITAT judgement? Brief overview of the judgement delivered On October 4, 2019, in a recent judgement of M/s Direct Media Distribution Ventures Private Limited v/s Principal...

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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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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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Taxability of Gifts – A brief understanding

Article briefly explains Taxability of Gifts received in the form of Money, Immovable Property and Movable Property. 1. Money :- If aggregate money received in F.Y. is greater than Rs. 50,000, then entire amount is Taxable. 2. Immovable Property :- Particulars Condition Taxable Amount Without Consideration If Stamp Duty Value > 50,000 ...

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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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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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Section 56 – Taxation of gift received

As per income tax act gifts received are taxable in the hands of recipient under the head Income From Other Sources and there is no taxation for the donor. Here gift means any sum of money, Moveable property or immovable property which received without consideration or inadequate consideration....

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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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S.56 pertaining to gifts, deemed gifts / under-valuations

It is the considered view of the Government that in the materialistic world in which we are living, gifts are not possible from non-relatives. In the past, frequently claims were successfully made  by individuals about receipt of  huge amounts as gifts from other individuals even though the donor and the donee were not related to each o...

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‘Corporate Gifts – Beware of Tax Implications’

Gifts! Corporate Gifts have over the years proved to be an effective marketing tool for organizations across products and services. Organizations understand the importance of building and maintaining long term relationships with clients, prospective clients, business associates, employees and other agencies involved in the growth of the ...

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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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Addition justified for huge gifts on failure to prove genuineness

Kamlesh Parwani Vs Income-Tax Officer (ITAT Mumbai)

The captioned appeal by assessee for Assessment Year [AY] 2005-06 contest the order of Ld. Commissioner of Income-Tax (Appeals)-18 [CIT(A)], Mumbai, Appeal No.CIT(A)-18/T-62/ITO 19(3) (2)/10-11 dated 14/01/2013 qua confirmation of certain addition on account of cash credit u/s 68 for Rs.4 Lacs....

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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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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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CAs cannot do Valuation of unquoted equity shares under DCF method

Notification No. 23/2018-Income Tax [S.O. 2087(E)] (24/05/2018)

Amendment in Rule 11U and 11UA omitting reference to the term accountant, thereby permitting only merchant bankers to determine the FMV of unquoted equity shares as per the Discounted Free Cash Flow Method ...

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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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Mere instance of reduction in shares of profit of a partner resulting in increase in share of profit of another by itself will not constitute a ‘gift’

Commissioner Of Gift Tax Vs. Smt. Bindu Joseph (Kerala High Court)

A division bench of the Kerala High Court recently held that a mere reduction in the shares of one partner, resulting in proportionate increase of shares of another partner would constitute a gift for the purpose of taxation under Section 4 (1) (a) of the Income Tax Act. ...

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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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Budget 2017: Exemption Limit of Rs. 50000 U/s. 56 should be raised to 5 Lakh

In order to avoid the unintended hardship to small taxpayer, the limit of exemption under section 56 may be increased from 50,000 to Rs. 5 lakhs....

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U S Taxation – Gift Tax – Interesting facts to know

As a CPA, I am often requested by my clients whether they can gift anything to their dear ones. The laws governing gift in India and USA differ basically....

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Expense on gifts to doctors allowed being not prohibited in law, CBDT circular only applicable A.Y. 2013-14 onwards

Syncom Formulations (I) Ltd. Vs DCIT (ITAT Mumbai)

ITAT Mumbai held in the case Syncom Formulations (I) Ltd. vs. DCIT that receiving of gifts by doctors is prohibited by MCI guidelines but giving of the same by manufacturer is not prohibited under any law for the time being in force....

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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 Receipt without Consideration to Persons other than Individuals & HUF

In Layman’s language, gift is transfer of goods or property (movable or immovable) from one person to another without consideration. As per Income Tax Act, Receipt without consideration or Receipt with inadequate consideration, by individuals and Hindu Undivided Family is chargeable to Income Tax. ...

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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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Foreign gift may be treated as undisclosed income on the basis of Confession before FERA Authorities

Smt. Rajrani Gupta Vs Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax (Bombay High Court)

In the present case, the evidence in the form of confirmatory letters, deed of gifts etc. were found during the course of search. The authorities on examination of the confirmatory letters and surrounding circumstances reached a prima facie view that the gifts were not genuine. A notice dated 27.06.1996 under Section 158BC of the Act was ...

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Unless and until gift is connected with profession or vocation, it cannot be taxed

CIT Vs. Gopala Naicker Bangaru (Madras High Court)

In the absence of link or connection between the gift made by the devotees and the profession or avocation carried on by the assessee, a religions head, the personal gift cannot be termed as income taxable under the Act...

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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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Identification of donor and receipt of gift by cheque not sufficient to prove genuineness of gift

Yash Pal Goel Vs Commissioner of Income-tax (Appeals) [Punjab & Haryana High court]

In the instant case, the assessee claimed that an amount of Rs. 98,000 was received by him as gift from `M' on account of love and affection by two drafts. Indeed, the amount of Rs. 98,000 was credited in the account books of the assessee for the previous year. `M' appeared before the Commissioner (Appeals) and his statement was recorded...

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Income Tax department filed appeal in ITAT against Mayawati demanding tax of 10 crore

In fresh trouble for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Income Tax Department has filed two appeals in the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) demanding additional tax of about Rs 10 crore for her income for the financial years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. The income includes gifts received by BSP supremo Mayawati from her party work...

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Onus for proving gifts as genuine is on Assessee but same is not fixed : ITAT Lucknow

Smt. Sonu Agarwal Vs ITO (ITAT Lucknow)

19. We have considered the rival submissions and perused the material on record. In our considered view inferences drawn by the authorities below are not sustainable in law. The grounds on which the A.O. has added the amount of gift as assessee's income are summarized by us in para 12. We do not agree that the persons showing income of Rs...

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Mayawati wins again in ITAT – can gift to a politician be treated as Professional income?

Mayawati wins again in ITAT – can gift to a politician be treated as Professional income? – Gift of Rs 11 Lakhs allowed by AO after proper inquiry and consultation with CIT – Commissioner’ s Review order quashed: ITAT KM Mayawati the beloved Chief Minister is in the habit of getting huge gifts from her […]...

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