[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 29th June, 2009]

No. PAP-Legis-2(18)/2009/74, The Punjab Finance Bill, 2009, having been passed by the provincial Assembly of the Punjab on 26 June 2009, and assented to by the Governor of the Punjab on 27 June 2009, is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

Preamble, – – – Whereas it is expedient to levy tax and alter the rates of tax and duties in the Punjab and other connected matters.

It is enacted as follows:

1. Short title, extent and commencement, – – – (1) This Act may be cited as the Punjab Finance Act 2009.

(2) It shall extend to the whole of the Punjab.

(3) It shall come into force on the first day of July 2009.

2. Amendment in Act II of 1899, – – – In the Stamp Act 1899 (II of 1899), in the Schedule I, in Article 63-A, the explanation shall be substituted by the following:

“Explanation, – – – Transfer of the right or interest under this Article does not include original allotment from a development authority, housing authority, statutory body, cooperative housing society or company; and transfer through inheritance.

3. Amendment in Act I of 1993, – – – In the Punjab Undesirable Cooperative Societies (Dissolution) Act 1993 (I of 1993), in Section 7, after clause (ta), the following clause (tb) shall be inserted:

“(tb) Create a fund for social sector development in the Punjab with surplus assets if any;