Instruments unduly stamped by accident


If any service fee is payable and is not properly sealed, which is not a payable instrument 1 [and not more than ten pledges or paise] or a letter of exchange or a letter of promise, it is displayed by any person at his or her request before the Collector within. Within one year from the date of its issuance or first execution, and that person brings to the Collector’s notice the fact that the instrument has not been properly sealed and promises to pay the Collector the appropriate tax, or the required amount to do the same, and the Collector is satisfied that an urgent need, instead of continuing under sections 33 and 40, he can get that money and move on next.

The power of the Revenue Authority to recover a fine or excess work in certain circumstances.—

(1) Upon payment of any penalty under section 35 or section 40, the Executive Revenue Authority may, by written request within one year from the date of payment, refund the fine in whole or in part.

(2) Where, in the opinion of the Executive Council, an excess of the statutory stamp is payable and paid under section 35 or section 40, such body may, by written request, be made between three parties. Months of order charge the same, refund the excess.

Liability for loss of equipment submitted under section

(1) If any instrument sent to the Collector under section 38, subsection

(2) If any instrument is to be delivered in such a manner, the person who came to him in the hands of the person holding the same, may require a copy of it at the expense of the person first identified and authorized by the person closing such device.

The taxpayer’s ability to stamp credit cards and pledges received by him or her is not stamped. —

When any bill of exchange or promissory note is charged and not more than ten paise obligations is introduced for payment without stamping, that person is so presented. , may attach to it the required attachment stamp, and, to the same cancellation in the manner provided herein, may pay the amount payable on that bill or note, and may charge the person the same due tax, or deduction from the amount as mentioned above, and that bill or note, about work, you will be deemed to be good and accepted: subject to nothing in which any person will deliver any penalty or continue to be liable to the bill.

Law relating to instruments with insufficient stamps in terms of the Stamp Act of India, 1899

Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (now called ‘Law’) is an Indian law dealing with the work of stamps. Under this action there are various sections that explain how a metal object with an insufficient stamp should be worked with.These sections appear in the chapter entitled, “Tools That Can Be Properly Sealed” (Chapter – V) of the said action. There are other sections available in other chapters (such as sections 61, 62, etc.) that also need to be discussed. The law laid down by these sections is defined in the language of the common people in this article. [The word ‘tool’ is a legal term meaning legal documents such as contracts, deeds, etc. This term is properly defined in section 2 (14) of the Act].The two sections of the above-mentioned chapter, namely, paragraphs 33 and 35 are very important in relation to the title of this article. In fact, they are the subject of a discussion.Unnecessary stamped tools will be imposed (section 33): If a tool is brought before an official responsible for inspecting such documents and the tool is found to be improperly stamped they must bind the tool. [ Arrests are usually made by a person who has the authority to inspect title deeds under the law. Also, the terms ‘inappropriate’, ‘inadequate’ and ‘inadequate’ are used interchangeably during this article. The official definition of a proper stamp is in section 2 (11) of the Act.]Instruments that are not properly stamped are not accepted as evidence (section 35): Any stamp that is not properly stamped is not accepted as evidence. In order to make such a tool acceptable as proof, the tax levied on the document will be levied or, in the case of insufficient stamping, a penalty ten times the value of the service must be paid.The following are the steps that help us to understand the stamping process and to calculate the specific conditions for non-stamping.After the agreement has been accepted as evidence, an objection shall not be lodged in respect of it (section 36): Once the document / instrument has been accepted as evidence, no objection may be raised to a court decision questioning the imprint on a non-instrument seal under section 61.Provincial governments may make laws regarding contracts with ‘invalid’ stamps (section 37): Provincial governments are empowered to make laws regarding instruments with improper stamps under the Act. Any “improperly stamped” stamp (and insufficient stamp), after paying the required tax, may be certified as a tool with a valid stamp.Insufficient stamping due to accident (section 41): The context of this section is that if you realize that your metal does not have enough ‘accidental’ stamp you can go to the collector within 1 year from the date of stamping and try to pay for the remaining metal work.

If the collector is convinced that it was a reliable error, you will get the remaining work without tying the tool. [‘Collector’ referred to herein may be anyone from the regional collector, the Deputy Commissioner and whoever the government nominates for this. See paragraph 2 (9).]Prosecution of people trying to evade stamp duty (section 43): This section states that if a person appears to have attempted to evade stamp duty, he or she will be prosecuted for violating the Stamp Act.Finally, some sections of the Act regarding the imposition of tools also need to be understood before we can move forward to make comments.Penalty will be imposed if you attempt to make a document with an insufficient stamp (section 62): In this section, anyone who attempts to use a document / tool that does not properly stamp, will be fined up to 500 rupees.

Penalty for attempting to defraud the government (sections 64 & 27): This section actually deals with fines in contravention of section 27. Article 27 states that the tax calculated from the transaction value must be clearly stated. If not, it will be considered an attempt to defraud the government. Therefore, even if the document is improperly stamped, a fine may be imposed under section 64. A fine of up to 5000 rupees is payable under this section.


We have discussed that in some areas of work, such as mediation, in the current situation, an unnecessarily sealed contract can lead to unnecessary delays. Therefore, it is very important to pay the correct stamp duty on something. In this way we can avoid unnecessary problems.


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