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Gift - Tax Act, 1958


4. Gifts to include certain transfers.

  1. For the purposes of this Act,-

  1. where property is transferred otherwise than for adequate consideration, the amount by which the market value of the property at the date of the transfer exceeds the value of the consideration shall be deemed to be a gift made by the transferor:

4[Provided that nothing contained in this clause shall apply in any case where the property is transferred to the Government or where the value of the consideration for the transfer is determined or approved by the Central Government or the Reserve Bank of India.]

  1. where property is transferred for a consideration which,having regard to the circumstances of the case, has not

  1. Subs. by Act 53 of 1962, s. 3, for "financial year" (w.e.f. 1-4-1963).

  2. Renumbered by Act 32 of 1971, s. 37 (w.e.f, 1-4-1972).

  3. Omitted by Act 45 of 1972, 20 (w.e.f. 1.1.1973).

  4. Ins. by Act 25 of 1975, s. 29 (w.e.f. 1.4.1974).

868.passed or is not intended to pass either in full or in part from the transferee, to the transferor, the amount of the consideration which has not passed or is not intended to pass shall be deemed to be a gift made by the transferor;

  1. where there is a release, discharge, surrender, forfeiture or abandonment of any debt, contract or other actionable claim or of any interest in property by any person, the value of the release, discharge, surrender, for-feiture or abandonment, to the extent to which it has not been found to the satisfaction of the Gift-tax Officer to have been bona fide, shall be deemed to be a gift made by the person responsible for the release, discharge, surrender, forfeiture or abandonment ;

  2. where a person absolutely entitled to property causes or has caused the same to be vested in whatever manner in himself and any other person jointly without adequate consideration and such other person makes an appropriation from or out of the said property, the amount of the appropriation used for the benefit of the person making the appropriation or for the benefit of any other person shall be deemed to be a gift made in his favour by the person who causes or has caused the property to be so vested.1[(2) Where, in the case of an individual being a member of a Hindu undivided family, any property having been the separate property of the individual has been converted by the individual into property belonging to the family through the act of impressing such separate property with the character Of property belonging to the family or throwing it into the common stock of the family (such property being hereafter in this sub-section referred to as the converted property), then, notwithstanding anything contained in any other provision of this Act or any other law for the time being in force, for the purpose of computation of the taxable gifts made by the individual, the individual shall be deemed to have made a gift of so much of the converted property as the members of the Hindu undivided family other than such individual would be entitled to, if a partition of the converted property had taken place immediately after such conversion.]1 Ins. by Act 32 of 1971, s. 37 (w.e.f. 1-4-1972).

  1. Exemption in respect of certain gifts.



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