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Section 14 – The Wealth-Tax Act, 1957

The Wealth-Tax Act, 1957



14. Return of Wealth. —


1[(1) Every person, if his net wealth or the net wealth of any other person in respect of which he is assessable under this Act on the valuation date exceeded the maximum amount which is not chargeable to wealth-tax, shall, on or before the due date, furnish a return of his net wealth or the net wealth of such other person as on that valuation date in the prescribed form and verified in the prescribed manner setting forth particulars of such net wealth and such other particulars as may be prescribed.


Explanation .—In this sub-section, “due date” in relation to an assessee under this Act shall be the same date as that applicable to an assessee under the Income-tax Act under the Explanation to sub-section (1) of section 139 of the Income-tax Act.


(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provision of this Act, a return of net wealth which shows the net wealth below the maximum amount which is not chargeable to tax shall be deemed never to have been furnished:


Provided that this sub-section shall not apply to a return furnished in response to a notice under section 17.]





1. Subs. by Act 4 of 1988, sec. 133(a), for sub-sections (1) and (2) (w.e.f. 1-4-1989). Earlier sub-section (2) was amended by Act 58 of 1960, sec. 3 and Second Schedule (w.e.f. 26-12-1960), by Act 46 of 1964, sec. 14(b) (w.e.f. 1-4-1965) and sub-section (1) was substituted by Act 46 of 1964, sec. 14(a) (w.e.f. 1-4-1965).


2. Sub-section (3) omitted by Act 4 of 1988, sec. 133(b) (w.e.f. 1-4-1989).


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