7. Gift Tax AUTHORITIES AND THEIR JURISDICTION. –
1[7. Gift Tax authorities and their jurisdiction.—The income-tax authorities specified in section 116 the Income-tax Act shall be the Gift Tax authorities for the purposes of this Act and every such authority shall exercise the powers and perform the functions of a Gift Tax authority under this Act in respect of any person within his jurisdiction, and for this purpose his jurisdiction under this Act shall be the same as he has under the Income-tax Act by virtue of orders or directions issued under section 120 of that Act (including orders or directions assigning concurrent jurisdiction) or under any other provision of that Act.
Explanation : For the purposes of this section, the Gift Tax authority having jurisdiction in relation to a person who has no income assessable to income-tax under the Income-tax Act shall be the Gift Tax authority having jurisdiction in respect of the area in which that person resides.
1. Subs. by Act 4 of 1988, sec. 164 (w.e.f.1-4-1988).