Following is the text of Section 79 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001:
(a) between spouses under an agreement to live apart;
(b) by reason of the transmission of the asset to an executor or beneficiary on the death of a person;
(c) by reason of a gift of the asset to a relative, as defined in sub-section (5) of section 85;
(d) by reason of the compulsory acquisition of the asset under any law where the consideration received for the disposal is reinvested by the recipient in an asset of a like kind within one year of the disposal;
(e) by a company to its shareholders on liquidation of the company; or
(f) by an association of persons to its members on dissolution of the association where the assets are distributed to members in accordance with their interests in the capital of the association.
(2) Sub-section (1) shall not apply where the person acquiring the asset is a non-resident person at the time of the acquisition in respect of disposal of an asset as mentioned in clauses (d), (e) and (f) of sub-section (1).
(3) Where clause (a), (b), (c), (e) or (f) of sub-section (1) applies, the person acquiring the asset shall be treated as —
(4) The person’s cost of a replacement asset referred to in clause (d) of sub-section (1) shall be the cost of the asset disposed of plus the amount by which any consideration given by the person for the replacement asset exceeds the consideration received by the person for the asset disposed of.
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