What is Reference to Valuation Officer? Section 55A of Income Tax Act 1961

Reference to Valuation Officer is defined under section 55A of Income Tax Act 1961. Provisions under this Section is:

Section 55A of Income Tax Act "Reference to Valuation Officer"

Section 55A. With a view to ascertaining the fair market value of a capital asset for the purposes of this Chapter, the Assessing Officer may refer the valuation of capital asset to a Valuation Officer-

(a) in a case where the value of the asset as claimed by the assessee is in accordance with the estimate made by a registered valuer, if the Assessing Officer is of opinion that the value so claimed is at variance with its fair market value;

 

(b) in any other case, if the Assessing Officer is of opinion-

(i) that the fair market value of the asset exceeds the value of the asset as claimed by the assessee by more than such percentage6 of the value of the asset as so claimed or by more than such amount6 as may be prescribed in this behalf ; or

(ii) that having regard to the nature of the asset and other relevant circumstances, it is necessary so to do,

and where any such reference is made, the provisions of sub-sections (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) of section 16A, clauses (ha) and (i) of sub-section (1) and sub-sections (3A) and (4) of section 23, sub-section (5) of section 24, section 34AA, section 35 and section 37 of the Wealth-tax Act, 1957 (27 of 1957), shall with the necessary modifications, apply in relation to such reference as they apply in relation to a reference made by the Assessing Officer under sub-section (1) of section 16A of that Act.
Explanation.-In this section, "Valuation Officer" has the same meaning, as in clause (r) of section 2 of the Wealth-tax Act, 1957 (27 of 1957).

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