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Section 34B – The Wealth-Tax Act, 1957

The Wealth-Tax Act, 1957



34B. Transfers to defraud revenue to be void .-


1[34B. Transfers to defraud revenue to be void .-—(1) Where, during the pendency of any proceeding under this Act or after the completion thereof, but before the service of notice under rule 2 of the Second Schedule to the Income-tax Act as made applicable to this Act by section 32, any assessee creates a charge on, or parts with (by way of sale, mortgage gift, exchange or any other mode of transfer whatsoever) the possession of any of his assets in favour of any other person, such charge or transfer shall be void as against any claim in respect of any tax or any other sum payable by the assessee as a result of the completion of the proceeding or otherwise:


Provided that such charge or transfer shall not be void, if it is made

(i) for adequate consideration and without notice of the pendency of such proceeding or, as the case may be, without notice of such tax or other sum payable by the assessee; or


(ii) with the previous permission of the 2[Assessing Officer].


(2) This section applies to cases where the amount of tax or other sum payable or likely to be payable exceeds] five thousand rupees and the assets charged or transferred exceed ten thousand rupees in value.


Explanation .—In this section, “assets” means land, building, machinery, plant, shares, securities and fixed deposits in banks to the extent to which any of the assets aforesaid does not form part of the stock in trade of the business of the assessee. ]



1. Sections 34B and 34C subs. by Act 41 of 1975, sec. 98, for section 34B (w.e.f. 1-10-1975). Earlier section 34B was inserted by Act 46 of 1964, sec. 31 (w.e.f. 1-4-1965).


2. Subs. by Act 4 of 1988, sec. l27, for “Wealth-tax Officer” (w.e.f. l-4-1988).


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