Tax Treatment of Gifts Received by an Individual or HUF

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TAX TREATMENT OF GIFTS RECEIVED BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR HUF

[As amended by Finance Act, 2018]

A very common and frequent question running in the mind of taxpayers is the taxability
of gifts. In this part, you can gain knowledge about various provisions relating to
taxability of gift received by an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) i.e. sum
of money or property received by an individual or a HUF without consideration or a case
in which the property is acquired for inadequate consideration.

From the taxation point of view, gift can be classified as follows:
1. Any sum of money received without consideration, it can be termed as ‘monetary
gift’.
2. Specified movable properties received without consideration, it can be termed as
‘gift of movable property’.
3. Specified movable properties received at a reduced price (i.e. for inadequate
consideration), it can be termed as ‘movable property received for less than its fair
market value’.
4. Immovable properties received without consideration, it can be termed as ‘gift of
immovable property’.
5. Immovable properties acquired at a reduced price (i.e. for inadequate
consideration), it can be termed as ‘immovable property received for less than its
stamp duty value’.

Tax treatment of monetary gifts received by an  individual or Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

If the following conditions are satisfied then any sum of money received without
consideration (i.e., monetary gift may be received in cash, cheque, draft, etc.) by an
individual/ HUF will be charged to tax:
 Sum of money received without consideration.
 The aggregate value of such sum of money received during the year exceeds Rs.
50,000.

Cases in which sum of money received without consideration, i.e., monetary gift
received by an individual or HUF is not charged to tax

In following cases, monetary gift received by an individual or HUF will not be charged to
tax:-
1) Money received from relatives.
Relative for this purpose means:
i. In case of an Individual
a.Spouse of the individual;
b.Brother or sister of the individual;
c.Brother or sister of the spouse of the individual;

d.Brother or sister of either of the parents of the individual;
e.Any lineal ascendant or descendent of the individual;
f. Any lineal ascendant or descendent of the spouse of the individual;
g.Spouse of the persons referred to in (b) to (f).
ii. In case of HUF, any member thereof.
2) Money received on the occasion of the marriage of the individual.
3) Money received under will/ by way of inheritance.
4) Money received in contemplation of death of the payer or donor.
5) Money received from a local authority [as defined in Explanation to section 10(20) of
the Income-tax Act].
6) Money received from any fund, foundation, university, other educational institution,
hospital or other medical institution, any trust or institution referred to in section
10(23C).
7) Money received from a trust or institution registered under section 12AA.
8) Share received as a consequences of demerger or amalgamation of a company under
clause (vid) or clause (vii) of section 47, respectively.
9) Share received as a consequences of business reorganization of a co-operative bank
under section 47(vicb).

Marriage of the individual is the only occasion when monetary gift received by him  will not be charged to tax

Gift received on the occasion of marriage of the individual is not charged to tax. Apart
from marriage there is no other occasion when monetary gift received by an individual is
not charged to tax. Hence, monetary gift received on occasions like birthday, anniversary,
etc. will be charged to tax.

Taxability of monetary gifts received from friends

Gifts received from relatives are not charged to tax (Meaning of ‘relative’ has been
discussed earlier). Friend is not a ‘relative’ as defined in the above list and hence, gift
received from friends will be charged to tax (if other criteria of taxing gift are satisfied).

Monetary gifts received from abroad

If the aggregate value of monetary gift received during the year by an individual or HUF
exceeds Rs. 50,000 and the gifts are not covered under the exceptions discussed in earlier
part, then gifts whether received from India or abroad will be charged to tax.

Once the aggregate value of gifts received during the year exceeds Rs. 50,000 than all gifts are charged to tax

Sum of money received without consideration by an individual or HUF is chargeable to
tax if the aggregate value of such sum received during the year exceeds Rs. 50,000.
The important point to be noted in this regard is the “aggregate value of such sum
received during the year”. The taxability of the gift is determined on the basis of the
aggregate value of gift received during the year and not on the basis of individual gift.
Hence, if the aggregate value of gifts received during the year exceeds Rs. 50,000, then total value of all such gifts received during the year will be charged to tax (i.e. the total  amount of gift and not the amount in excess of Rs. 50,000).

Illustration -1

Mr. Kumar received following gifts during the financial year 2018-19:
 Rs. 1,84,000 from his friend residing in Canada.
 Rs. 25,200 from his elder brother residing in Delhi.
 Rs. 84,000 from his friend residing in Delhi (received on the occasion of birthday
of Mr. Kumar).
What will be the tax treatment of above items in the hands of Mr. Kumar?

Sum of money received without consideration (i.e. gift) by an Individual or a HUF from
any person other than relative (meaning of relative is already discussed earlier) and
otherwise than on prescribed occasions (as discussed earlier) is charged to tax, if the
aggregate amount of such gift received during the year exceeds Rs. 50,000. Considering
these provisions, the tax treatment of gifts in the hands of Mr. Kumar will be as follows:
 Rs. 1,84,000 received from his friend will be fully taxed because friend is not
covered in the definition of ‘relative’.
 Rs. 25,200 received from elder brother will not be charged to tax because elder
brother is covered in the definition of ‘relative’.
 Birthday is not covered in the list of prescribed occasion on which gift is not
charged to tax, hence Rs.84,000 received on the occasion of birthday will be fully
taxed.

Illustration-2

During the financial year 2018-19, Mr. Raja received following gifts from his friends:
 Rs. 25,000 on 1-5-2018
 Rs. 18,000 on 20-12-2018
What will be the tax treatment of above gifts?

Sum of money received without consideration (i.e. gift) by an Individual or a HUF from
any person other than relative (meaning of relative has been discussed earlier) and
otherwise than on prescribed occasions (as discussed earlier) is charged to tax, if the
aggregate amount of such gift received during the year exceeds Rs. 50,000.
Friends are not covered in the definition of relative. Further, birthday is not covered in
the list of prescribed occasion on which gift is not charged to tax and hence, gift received
from friends will be charged to tax. However, nothing will be charged to tax, if the
aggregate amount of gift received during the year does not exceed Rs. 50,000.

The aggregate amount of gift received by Mr. Raja during the year amounts to Rs. 43,000
(Rs. 25,000 + Rs. 18,000) which is below Rs. 50,000, hence, nothing will be charged to
tax in the hands of Mr. Raja.
Suppose, if in the given case, the amount of second gift is Rs. 28,000 instead of Rs.
18,000, then the aggregate amount of gift will come to Rs. 53,000 (Rs. 25,000 + Rs.
28,000). In this case, entire amount of Rs. 53,000 will be charged to tax in the hands of
Mr. Raja.

Tax treatment of immovable property received as gift by an individual or HUF

If the following conditions are satisfied than immovable property received without
consideration by an individual or HUF will be charged to tax:
1) Immovable property, being land or building or both, is received by an
individual/HUF.
2) The immovable property is a capital asset with in the meaning of section 2(14) for
such an individual or HUF.
3) The stamp duty value of such immovable property received without consideration
exceeds Rs. 50,000.

When immovable property received by an individual or HUF without consideration (i.e. by way of gift) is not charged to tax

In following cases, gift of immovable property will not be charged to tax.
1) Property received from relatives.

Relative for this purpose means:
i. In case of an Individual
a. Spouse of the individual;
b. Brother or sister of the individual;
c. Brother or sister of the spouse of the individual;
d. Brother or sister of either of the parents of the individual;
e. Any lineal ascendant or descendent of the individual;
f. Any lineal ascendant or descendent of the spouse of the individual;
g. Spouse of the persons referred to in (b) to (f).

ii. In case of HUF, any member thereof. .

2) Property received on the occasion of the marriage of the individual.
3) Property received under will/ by way of inheritance.
4) Property received in contemplation of death of the donor.
5) Property received from a local authority [as defined in Explanation to section 10(20)
of the Income-tax Act].
6) Property received from any fund, foundation, university, other educational institution,
hospital or other medical institution, any trust or institution referred to in section
10(23C).
7) Property received from a trust or institution registered under section 12AA.

Marriage of individual is the only occasion when gift received by him will not be  charged to tax

Gift (i.e. immovable property received without consideration) received only on the
occasion of marriage of the individual is not charged to tax. Apart from marriage there is
no other occasion when gift received by an individual is not chargeable to tax. Hence,
immovable property received on occasions like birthday, anniversary, etc., without any
consideration will be charged to tax

Taxability of immovable property received without consideration i.e., gift from
friends

Gifts (i.e. immovable property received without consideration) received from relatives
are not charged to tax(meaning of relative has been discussed earlier). Friend is not a
relative as defined in the above list and hence, gift received from friends will be charged
to tax (if other criteria of taxing gift are satisfied).

Tax treatment of gift of immovable property located abroad

If the conditions discussed in earlier part (regarding the taxability of gift of immovable
property) are satisfied, then gift of immovable property will be charged to tax whether the
property is located in India or abroad.

Illustration

An Individual received a gift of flat from his friend. The stamp duty value of the flat is
Rs. 84,000. In this case whether the total value of gifted property will be charged to tax or
only the value in excess of Rs. 50,000 will be charged to tax?
**
If the conditions discussed in earlier part (regarding the taxability of gift of immovable
property) are satisfied, then the entire stamp duty value of immovable property received
without consideration, i.e., received as gift will be charged to tax. Once the taxability is
attracted, i.e., stamp duty value of property received as gift exceeds Rs. 50,000, than the
entire stamp duty value of the property is chargeable to tax. Hence, in this case entire
stamp duty value of property, i.e., Rs. 84,000 will be charged to tax.

Illustration

On 1-5-2018, Mr. Kumar gifted his house to his friend Mr. Raja. The market value of the
building was Rs. 8,40,000 and the value of the building adopted by the Stamp Valuation
Authority for charging stamp duty was Rs. 9,00,000. Advice Mr. Raja regarding the tax
treatment in this case.
**
If the following conditions are satisfied then immovable property received by an
individual or HUF will be charged to tax:
1) Immovable property, being land or building or both, is received by an individual/HUF.

2) The immovable property is a ‘capital asset’ within the meaning of section 2(14)
for such an individual or HUF.
3) The stamp duty value of such immovable property received without consideration
exceeds Rs. 50,000.

The above provisions are not applicable in case of immovable property received from
relatives and immovable property received on certain specified occasions.
In the given case, the property is a capital asset for Mr. Raja, the property is received
from his friend (friend is not covered in the definition of relative), property is not
received on any specified occasions and the stamp duty value of the property exceeds Rs.
50,000. In other words, all the conditions required to tax the gift are satisfied and hence
the stamp duty value of the property i.e. Rs. 9,00,000 will be charged to tax in the hands
of Mr. Raja. It will be charged to tax under the head “Income from other sources”.

Taxability in a case where an immovable property is received for less than its stamp  duty value

Apart from taxing immovable property received without consideration, i.e., received as
gift, the Income-tax Act has also designed provisions for taxing immovable property
received for less than its stamp duty value. If following conditions are satisfied, then
immovable property received by an individual or HUF for less than its stamp duty value
will be charged to tax:
1) Any immovable property is acquired by an individual or a HUF.
2) The immovable property is a ‘capital asset’ within the meaning of section 2(14) of
the Act for such individual or HUF.
3) Such property is acquired for a consideration but the consideration is less than the
stamp duty value and the difference exceeds higher of Rs. 50,000 and 5% of the
consideration.
In above case the excess of stamp duty value over the purchase price of the property will
be treated as income of the purchaser.

When immovable property received by an individual or HUF for less than its stamp duty value is not charged to tax

1) In following cases, nothing will be charged to tax in respect of immovable property
received for less than its stamp duty value : Property received from relatives.

Relative for this purpose means:
i. In case of an Individual

a. Spouse of the individual;
b. Brother or sister of the individual;
c. Brother or sister of the spouse of the individual;
d. Brother or sister of either of the parents of the individual;
e. Any lineal ascendant or descendent of the individual;
f. Any lineal ascendant or descendent of the spouse of the individual;
g. Spouse of the persons referred to in (b) to (f).

ii. In case of HUF, any member thereof.

2) Property received on the occasion of the marriage of the individual.
3) Property received under will/ by way of inheritance.
4) Property received in contemplation of death of the donor.
5) Property received from a local authority [as defined \in Explanation to section 10(20)
of the Income-tax Act].
6) Property received from any fund, foundation, university, other educational institution,
hospital or other medical institution, any trust or institution referred to in section
10(23C).
7) Property received from a trust or institution registered under section 12AA.

Illustration

On 1-4-2018, Mr. Raja (a salaried employee) purchased a building from Mr. Kumar for
Rs. 25,20,000. The value of the building adopted by the Stamp Valuation Authority for
charging stamp duty was Rs. 27,00,000. Advice Mr. Raja regarding the tax treatment in
this case.
**
If an individual purchases a capital asset, being an immovable property, and the stamp
duty value of such property exceeds actual consideration by higher of Rs. 50,000 and 5%
of the actual consideration, then the excess of stamp duty value over the purchase price
will be charged to tax in the hands of the purchaser.
In the instant case, building is a capital asset for Mr. Kumar. The stamp duty value of the
building exceeds the actual consideration by Rs. 1,80,000which is higher than Rs. 50,000
and 5% of the actual consideration of Rs. 25,20,000, i.e., Rs. 1,26,000. Hence, the above
discussed provision shall apply and the differential amount of Rs. 1,80,000(Rs. 27,00,000
less Rs. 25,20,000) will be treated as income of Mr. Kumar.

Illustration

On 1-4-2018, Mr. Kumar (a salaried employee) purchased a building from Mr. Vipul for
Rs. 25,40,000. The value of the building adopted by the Stamp Valuation Authority for
charging stamp duty was Rs. 25,50,000. Advice Mr. Kumar regarding the tax treatment in
this case.
**
If an individual purchases a capital asset, being an immovable property, and the stamp
duty value of such property exceeds actual consideration by higher of Rs. 50,000 and 5%
of the actual consideration, then the excess of stamp duty value over the purchase price
will be charged to tax in the hands of the purchaser.
In the instant case, building is a capital asset for Mr. Kumar. Though the stamp duty
value of the building exceeds the actual consideration by Rs. 10,000 but it does not
exceed Rs. 50,000 and 5% of the actual consideration of Rs. 25,40,000, i.e., Rs. 1,26,000.
Hence, the above discussed provision shall not apply and the differential amount of Rs.
10,000 (Rs. 25,50,000 less Rs. 25,40,000) will not be treated as income of Mr. Kumar.

Tax treatment of movable property received as gift by an individual or HUF

If the following conditions are satisfied then value of prescribed movable property
(meaning discussed in later part) received by an individual or HUF will be charged to tax:
1) Prescribed movable property is received without consideration (i.e., received as
gift).
2) The aggregate fair market value of such property received by the taxpayer during
the year exceeds Rs. 50,000.
In above case, the fair market value of the prescribed movable property will be treated as
income of the receiver.
Prescribed movable property means shares/securities, jewellery, archaeological
collections, drawings, paintings, sculptures or any work of art and bullion, being capital
asset of the taxpayer.
Considering the above definition, nothing will be charged to tax in respect of gift of any
item being a movable property other than covered in the above definition, e.g., Nothing
will be charged to tax in respect of a television set received as gift, because a television
set is not covered in the definition of prescribed movable property.

When prescribed movable property received without consideration, i.e., received as gift by an individual or HUF is not charged to tax

In following cases, nothing will be charged to tax in respect of prescribed movable
property received without consideration:

1) Movable Property received from relatives.

Relative for this purpose means:

i. In case of an Individual

a. Spouse of the individual;
b. Brother or sister of the individual;
c. Brother or sister of the spouse of the individual;
d. Brother or sister of either of the parents of the individual;
e. Any lineal ascendant or descendent of the individual;
f. Any lineal ascendant or descendent of the spouse of the individual;
g. Spouse of the persons referred to in (b) to (f).

ii. In case of HUF, any member thereof.

2) Movable Property received on the occasion of the marriage of the individual.
3) Movable Property received under will/ by way of inheritance.
4) Movable Property received in contemplation of death of the donor.
5) Movable Property received from a local authority [as defined in Explanation to section
10(20) of the Income-tax Act].
6) Movable Property received from any fund, foundation, university, other educational
institution, hospital or other medical institution, any trust or institution referred to in
section 10(23C).

7) Movable Property received from a trust or institution registered under section 12AA.

Illustration

During the financial year 2018-19, Mr. Raja received following gifts from his
friends/relatives:
 Shares received from his father, the fair market value(i.e. value as per stock
exchange) of the shares on the date of gift was Rs. 2,84,000.
 Jewellery received from his friend, the fair market value of the jewellery is Rs.
84,000.
 Jewellery received from his friends and relatives on the occasion of his marriage,
the fair market value of jewellery is Rs. 2,52,000.
 Advice Mr. Raja regarding the tax treatment of above gifts.

If the following conditions are satisfied then value of prescribed movable property
(meaning has been discussed earlier) received by an individual or HUF will be charged to
tax:
1. Prescribed movable property is received without consideration (i.e., received as
gift).
2. The aggregate fair market value of such property received by the taxpayer during
the year exceeds Rs. 50,000.

In above case, the fair market value of the prescribed movable property will be treated as
income of the receiver.
The discussed provisions are not applicable in case of prescribed movable property
received from relatives and received on certain specified occasions.
Considering above provisions, the tax treatment of various items received by Mr. Raja
will be as follows:
1) Nothing will be charged to tax in respect of shares received from his father, since
father comes under the definition of the term ‘relative’.
2) Friend is not covered in the definition of relative and hence, in respect of
jewellery received from his friend, the fair market value, i.e., Rs. 84,000 will be
charged to tax in the hands of Mr. Raja.
3) Marriage is covered in the list of specified occasions, and hence, nothing will be
charged to tax in respect of jewellery received from his friends and relatives on
the occasion of his marriage

Illustration

An individual received gift of jewellery from his friends. The total value of jewellery
received during the year as gift from all the friends amounted to Rs. 84,000. What will be
the tax treatment of gift in this case?

If the aggregate fair market value of prescribed movable property received by an
individual or HUF without consideration during the year exceeds Rs. 50,000, then the
total value of such properties received during the year without consideration will be
charged to tax. In this case the total value of jewellery received during the year exceeds
Rs. 50,000 and hence, Rs. 84,000 will be charged to tax.

Taxability when prescribed movable property is received by an individual or HUF  for less than its fair market value

If the following conditions are satisfied then prescribed movable property (meaning has
been discussed earlier) received by an individual or HUF will be charged to tax:
1) Prescribed movable property is acquired by an individual or HUF.
2) The aggregate fair market value of such properties acquired by the taxpayer
during the year exceeds the consideration paid for these properties by Rs. 50,000.
In other words, the aggregate fair market value of all such properties is higher
than the consideration paid and the difference is more than Rs. 50,000.

Considering the definition of prescribed movable property (as discussed earlier), nothing
will be charged to tax in respect of gift of any item, being a movable property other than
covered in the above definition. e.g., Nothing will be charged to tax in respect of a
television set received as gift because a television set is not covered in the definition of
prescribed movable property

When prescribed movable property received for less than its fair market value by an individual or HUF is not charged to tax

In following cases, nothing will be charged to tax in respect of prescribed movable
property received for less than its fair market value:

1) Movable Property received from relatives.

Relative for this purpose means:

i. In case of an Individual

a. Spouse of the individual;
b. Brother or sister of the individual;
c. Brother or sister of the spouse of the individual;
d. Brother or sister of either of the parents of the individual;
e. Any lineal ascendant or descendent of the individual;
f. Any lineal ascendant or descendent of the spouse of the individual;
g. Spouse of the persons referred to in (b) to (f).

ii. In case of HUF, any member thereof.

2) Movable Property received on the occasion of the marriage of the individual.
3) Movable Property received under will/ by way of inheritance.
4) Movable Property received in contemplation of death of the donor.
5) Movable Property received from a local authority [as defined in Explanation to section
10(20) of the Income-tax Act].

6) Movable Property received from any fund, foundation, university, other educational
institution, hospital or other medical institution, any trust or institution referred to in
section 10(23C).
7) Movable Property received from a trust or institution registered under section 12AA.

Illustration

During the financial year 2018-19, Mr. Raja purchased the following capital assets:
1) Gold jewellery purchased for Rs. 1,84,000, the fair market value of gold jewellery
is Rs. 2,84,000.
2) Bullion purchased for Rs. 5,50,000, the fair market value of the bullion is Rs.
6,00,000.
3) Motor car purchased for Rs. 1,52,000, the fair market value of car is Rs. 2,52,000.
Advice him regarding the tax treatment of above items acquired by him

**
Any prescribed movable property (meaning has been discussed earlier) acquired for less
than its fair market value by an individual/HUF is charged to tax if the following
conditions are satisfied:

1) Prescribed movable property is acquired by an individual or HUF.
2) The aggregate fair market value of such properties acquired by the taxpayer
during the year exceeds the consideration paid for these properties by Rs. 50,000.

In other words, the aggregate fair market value of all such properties is higher
than the consideration paid and the difference is more than Rs. 50,000.
The above discussed provisions are not applicable in case of prescribed movable property
received from relatives and received on certain specified occasions.

Considering above provisions, the tax treatment of various items acquired by Mr. Raja
will be as follows:

 Gold jewellery and bullion are covered in the definition of specified movable
property. The fair market value of gold jewellery is Rs. 2,84,000 and of bullion is
Rs.6,00,000. The purchase price of gold jewellery is Rs.1,84,000 and that of
bullion is Rs. 5,50,000. It can be observed that both the properties are acquired for
less than its fair market value.

The excess of fair market value over the purchase price will amount to Rs. 1,50,000 (Rs.
1,00,000 for gold jewellery and Rs. 50,000 for bullion) which is more than Rs. 50,000.
Hence, the entire excess of fair market value over purchase price i.e. Rs. 1,50,000 will be
charged to tax in the hands of Mr. Raja. It will be charged to tax under the head “Income
from other sources”.

Motor car does not come under the definition of prescribed movable property,
hence, nothing will be taxed in respect of purchase of motor car.

Illustration

On 1-4-2018, Mr. Kumar purchased shares from Mr. Raja for Rs. 84,000. The fair market
value of the shares i.e. value as per price quoted in stock exchange is Rs. 1,00,000.
Further, on 1-7-2018, he acquired gold jewellery from Mr. Rajkumar for Rs. 25,200. The
fair market value of jewellery is Rs. 50,400. Mr. Kumar is confused regarding the tax
consequences arising in respect of above items purchased by him. Advise him in this
regard.

Any prescribed movable property (meaning has been discussed earlier) acquired for less
than its fair market value by an individual/a HUF is charged to tax if the following
conditions are satisfied:
1) Prescribed movable property is acquired by an individual or HUF.
2) The aggregate fair market value of such properties acquired by the taxpayer  during the year exceeds the consideration paid for these properties by Rs. 50,000. In other words, the aggregate fair market value of all such properties  is higher than the consideration paid and the difference is more than Rs. 50,000.

The above provisions are not applicable in case of prescribed movable property received
from relatives and received on certain specified occasions.
Considering the above discussed provisions, the tax treatment of various items acquired
by Mr. Kumar will be as follows:
 The fair market value of the share is Rs. 1,00,000 and shares are acquired for Rs.
84,000, thus, the excess of fair market value over purchase price will come to
Rs.16,000.
 The fair market value of jewellery is Rs. 50,400 and it is acquired for Rs. 25,200,
thus, the excess of fair market value over purchase price will come to Rs. 25,200.

The total of the excess of fair market value over purchase price amounts to Rs. 41,200
(Rs. 16,000 for shares + Rs. 25,200 for jewellery) which is below Rs. 50,000 and hence,
nothing will be charged to tax in the hands of Mr. Kumar.

Suppose, if in the given case, the fair market value of shares is Rs. 1,84,000 instead of
Rs. 1,00,000, then the aggregate of excess of fair market value of shares and gold
jewellery will amount to Rs. 1,25,200, (Rs. 1,00,000 excess fair market value of shares +
Rs. 25,200 excess fair market value of gold jewellery). The excess of fair market value
over purchase price exceeds Rs. 50,000 and hence, entire excess of Rs. 1,25,200 will be
charged to tax as income from other sources.

MCQ ON TAX TREATMENT OF GIFTS RECEIVED BY AN  INDIVIDUAL OR HUF

Q1. Sum of money received by an individual or HUF without consideration the aggregate  value of which exceeds __________ during the year will be charged to tax.
(a) Rs. 10,000 (b) Rs. 25,000
(c) Rs. 50,000 (d) Rs. 1,00,000

Correct answer : (c)

Justification of correct answer :
If the following conditions are satisfied then any sum of money received without
consideration (i.e., monetary gift may be received in cash, cheque, draft, etc.) by an
individual/ HUF will be charged to tax:
• Sum of money received without consideration.
• The aggregate value of such sum of money received during the year exceeds Rs.
50,000.
Thus, option (c) is the correct option.

Q2. Sum of money received from brother or sister of the spouse of the individual will not  be charged to tax in the hands of the individual.
(a)True (b) False
Correct answer : (a)
Justification of correct answer :
Sum of money received from relatives will not be charged to tax in the hands of an
individual or HUF. As per the definition of the relative, brother or sister of the spouse of
an individual will be treated as relative of an individual. Hence, sum of money received
from brother or sister of the spouse of the individual will not be charged to tax in the
hands of the individual.
Thus, the statement given in the question is true and hence, option (a) is the correct
option.

Q3. Money received by a HUF from its members will be charged to tax in the hands of
HUF since members cannot be treated as relatives of a HUF.
(a) True (b) False

Correct answer : (b)
Justification of correct answer :

As per the definition of relatives, members of HUF will be treated as relatives of the HUF
and money received from relatives will not be charged to tax. Hence, money received by
a HUF from its members will not be charged to tax in the hands of HUF.
Thus, the statement given in the question is false and hence, option (b) is the correct
option.

Q4. If the aggregate value of gifts received during the year exceeds Rs. 50,000,
then_______ received during the year will be charged to tax.
(a) Value of gifts in excess of Rs. 50,000
(b) Value of gifts up to Rs. 50,000
(c) Total value of all such gifts
(d) Value of gifts up to Rs. 25,000

Correct answer : (c)
Justification of correct answer :
If the aggregate value of gifts received during the year exceeds Rs. 50,000, then total
value of all such gifts received during the year will be charged to tax (i.e. the total
amount of gift and not the amount in excess of Rs. 50,000).
Thus, option (c) is the correct option.

Q5. The stamp duty value of immovable property received by an individual without
consideration (i.e., as a gift) will be charged to tax if the same will exceed ________.
(a) Rs. 5,000 (b)Rs. 25,000
(c) Rs. 50,000 (d) Rs. 51,000

Correct answer : (c)
Justification of correct answer :
If the following conditions are satisfied then immovable property received without
consideration by an individual or HUF will be charged to tax:
1) Immovable property, being land or building or both, is received by an
individual/HUF.
2)3) The immovable property is a ‘capital asset’ within the meaning of section 2(14) for
such an individual or HUF.
4) The stamp duty value of such immovable property received without consideration
exceeds Rs. 50,000.
Thus, option (c) is the correct option.

Q6. Immovable property received without consideration by an individual on the occasion  of his/her marriage will always be charged to tax in the hands of the individual.
(a) True (b) False

Correct answer : (b)
Justification of correct answer :
Gift received on the occasion of marriage of the individual is not charged to tax.
Thus, the statement given in the question is false and hence, option (b) is the correct
option.

Q7. If an immovable property acquired by an individual for a consideration which is less  than the stamp duty value and the difference exceeds Rs. 50,000, and 5% of the actual  consideration than the excess of stamp duty value over the purchase price of the property  will be treated as income of the seller.
a) True (b) False

Correct answer : (b)
Justification of correct answer :
If an immovable property acquired by an individual for a consideration which is less than
the stamp duty value and the difference exceeds Rs. 50,000, and 5% of the actual
consideration then the excess of stamp duty value over the purchase price of the property
will be treated as income of the purchaser and not of the seller.
Thus, the statement given in the question is false and hence, option (b) is the correct
option.

Q8. Gift of motor car (fair market value is Rs. 84,000) received by an individual from his  friends will be charged to tax since the fair market value exceeds Rs. 50,000.
(a) True (b) False
Correct answer : (b)

Justification of correct answer :
Motor car is not covered in the definition of prescribed movable property. Hence, nothing
will be charged to tax in case of gift of motor car received by an individual from his
friends even though the fair market value exceeds Rs. 50,000.
Thus, the statement given in the question is false and hence, option (b) is the correct
option.

Q9. If theaggregate fair market value of prescribed movable property received by the
taxpayer during the year exceeds Rs. 50,000, than __________ will be charged to tax.
(a) Fair market value up to Rs. 50,000
(b) Fair market value in excess of Rs. 50,000
(c) Entire fair market value
(d) Fair market value up to Rs. 25,000

Correct answer : (c)

Justification of correct answer :
If theaggregate fair market value of prescribed movable property received by the taxpayer
during the year exceeds Rs. 50,000, than entire fair market value will be charged to tax.
Thus, option (c) is the correct option.

Q10. Gift of movable property received from a local authority [as defined under section  10(20) of the Income-tax Act] will always be charged to tax.
(a) True (b) False
Correct answer : (b)
Justification of correct answer :
Gift of movable property received from a local authority [as defined in Explanation to
section 10(20) of the Income-tax Act] will never be charged to tax in the hands of an
individual or a HUF.
Thus, the statement given in the question is false and hence, option (b) is the correct
option.

Source https://www.incometaxindia.gov.in

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