Taxability where the Stamp Duty Value is higher than the Sale Consideration

Income Tax Act has broadly defined taxability of income under five heads of Income. One of them is Capital Gain, where gains arising out of sale of capital assets are taxable in the hands of the seller of the capital asset. However, with the intention of tax evasion, assesses started entering into an agreement with the buyer, where the sale value declared by the seller is less than the actual sale consideration. This led to loss of tax to the government, and thus to avoid this, section 50C and Section 56 (2)(x) was introduced as two sides of a coin. Section 50C states taxability of such cases in the hands of the seller while Section 56 (2)(x) specifies about the taxability of such transactions in the hands of the buyer.

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