Smt Girija Reddy v ITO [IT Appeal No. 297 (Hyd.) of 2012] (Hyderabad ITAT) Background: During the year under consideration, the assessee, a partner in the firm M/s. Montage Manufacturers, retired and her account had been credited by the firm with Rs. 7,95,88,639 being her share of goodwill. The Assessing Officer held that the crediting of the amount of Rs. 7,95,88,639 in lieu of the assessee’s share of goodwill on her retirement also amounting to transfer, and therefore, such receipt is liable for capital gains tax, as her right in the firm is a capital asset and extinguishment thereof amounts to transfer.

Lumpsum consideration received on retirement is chargeable to capital gains – Hyderabad ITAT