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Prasanna Question by Prasanna on Jul 13, 2023
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sir, i wanted to transfer all my pension benefits, lumpsum amount received to my wife, as one time gift ,what are the implications, is it a good move

Ans: Gift received from relative (spouse included in its meaning) is not considered as income from other sources and will not be liable to tax. But before transfer, firstly the pension benefit received by you. At that time, you are liable to pay tax. Further, income earned by spouse from the amount invested will be clubbed in the hands of husband (gift giver)
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Hardik Sir, i am retiring from Govt services shortly, all the pension benefits which i get , i would like to give it to my wife, will there be any tax implication to her for this one time transaction. Whether it is advantageous or dis advantageous to transfer to wife as one time gift, i want her to take the responsibility of this amount of around 60 lakhs.
Ans: Dear Prasanna,

Firstly, congratulations on your upcoming retirement. It's a significant milestone, and I'm here to help you navigate the financial aspects of it.

Now, coming to your question about transferring your pension benefits to your wife. As per the Income Tax laws in India, any gift received from specified relatives, such as a spouse, is not treated as income. Therefore, it is fully exempt from income tax. So, if you decide to give your pension benefits to your wife as a one-time gift, there won't be any immediate tax implications for her.

However, there's an important aspect to consider. While the gift itself is tax-free, any income generated from this gift (for example, if your wife invests this amount and earns interest or dividends) would be clubbed with the income of the giver, i.e., you, and taxed accordingly. This is known as the clubbing of income.

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• Senior Citizens’ Savings Scheme (SCSS) – This is a pure debt instruments and provides guaranteed returns of 8.2% per annum. The interest is paid quarterly. The maximum amount that you can invest is Rs. 30 Lakhs.

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When filing a grievance, be sure to provide clear and concise information about the issue. You should also include any relevant documentation, such as your EPF statement and the revised Form 11 from your employer (if you have one).

Once you have filed a grievance, the EPFO will investigate the matter and try to resolve it. This process can take some time, but it is important to be patient.

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• Keep track of all your communication with the EPFO. This includes emails, phone calls, and visits to the office.
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