18A. CREDIT FOR STAMP DUTY PAID ON INSTRUMENT OF GIFT. –
1[18A. Credit for stamp duty paid on instrument of gift.—Where any stamp duty has been paid under any law relating to stamp duty in force in any State on an instrument of gift of property, the assessee shall be entitled to a deduction from the Gift Tax payable by him of an amount equal to the stamp duty so paid or one-half of the Gift Tax payable, before making the deduction under this section, whichever is less.
1. Section 18A subs. by Act 14 of 1982, sec. 39 (w.e.f. 1-4-1983). Earlier it was ins. by Act 10 of 1965, sec. 71 (ii) (w.e.f. 1-4-1965).