Income Tax Act, 1961
Section 26. PROPERTY OWNED BY CO-OWNERS.
Where property consisting of building or buildings and lands appurtenant thereto is owned by two or more persons and their respective shares are definite and ascertainable, such persons shall not in respect of such property be assessed as an association of persons but the share of each such person in the income from the property as computed in accordance with sections 22 to 25 shall be included in his total income.
Explanation : For the purposes of this section, in applying the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 23 for computing the share of each such person as is referred to in this section, such share shall be computed as if each such person is individually entitled to the relief provided in that sub-section.
COMMISSIONER OF INCOME-TAX v. SMT. SHEGGY ABDULLA