CA Amar Girishkumar Oza
Analysis of Newly Section 80-IBA (Affordable Housing Scheme / House For All)
After section 80-IB of the Income-tax Act, section 80-IBA shall be inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2017. The section was inserted by Finance Act, 2016.
|Non – Metro Cities||Metro Cities*|
|Location||Within the Jurisdiction any Municipality or Cantonment board||Within a municipal limit or 25 KMs from Municipal limit|
|Total Area of Project||Not Less than 2000 Square Meter||Not Less than 1000 Square Meter|
|Each Residential Unit||Does not Exceed 60 Square Meters||Does not Exceed 30 Square Meters|
|Project utilize % Permissible of Floor Area Ratio||Not Less than 80%||Not Less than 90%|
|Built-up Area of Shop or other commercial establishment||Does not exceed 3% of aggregate built-up area||Does not exceed 3% of aggregate built-up area|
*Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata or Mumbai.
|Project Eligible u/s 80-IBA||Other Project||Total Income|
|Gross Total Income||100.00||100.00||200.00|
|Less : Deduction u/s 80-IBA||100.00||0||100.00|
Where the housing project is not completed within the period three year from date of approval, in respect of which a deduction has been claimed and allowed under section 80-IBA, the total amount of deduction so claimed and allowed in one or more previous years, shall be deemed to be the income of the assessee chargeable under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession” of the previous year in which the period for completion so expires.
For Example, Project was approved on 01.07.2016 than the project should be completed on or before 30.06.2019. If not completed before 30.06.2019 than deduction claimed u/s 80-IBA was taxed in FY 2019-20. (In our above example 100.00 deduction taken was taxed.)
It should also be noted that Changes in Service Tax also made as under :
Services by way of construction etc. in respect of-
(i) housing projects under Housing For All (HFA) (Urban) Mission/Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY);
(ii) low cost houses up to a carpet area of 60 square metres in a housing project under “Affordable housing in Partnership” component of PMAY,
(iii) low cost houses up to a carpet area of 60 square metres in a housing project under any housing scheme of the State Government,
are being exempted from Service Tax with effect from 1st March, 2016.
Meaning of Other Terminology :
(a) “built-up area” means the inner measurements of the residential unit at the floor level, including projections and balconies, as increased by the thickness of the walls, but does not include the common areas shared with other residential units, including any open terrace so shared;
(b) “competent authority” means the authority empowered by the Central Government;
(c) “floor area ratio” means the quotient obtained by dividing the total covered area of plinth area on all the floors by the area of the plot of land;
(d) “housing project” means a project consisting predominantly of dwelling units with such other facilities and amenities as the competent authority may specify subject to the provisions of this section;
(e) “residential unit” means an independent housing unit with separate facilities for living, cooking and sanitary requirements, distinctly separated from other residential units within the building, which is directly accessible from an outer door or through and interior door in a shared hallway and not by walking through the living space of another household.’.