CA Sandeep Kanoi

CA Sandeep KanoiTaxability  of Capital Gain on sale of  under construction property, Nature of Gain, Date of Indexation, Availability of benefit under section 54 or 54EC

Background –Developer engaged in the business of Property invites buyers for purchase / bookings of property at much earlier stage than construction thereof. Accordingly, the intended buyers book the property rights and advance payment for booking is made. Further, payments are made to the developer as and when demanded and also with the progress in the construction. Possession of the property is made available to the intended buyers after 3-4 years of the booking and may be sometime even longer period. In between many times intended buyers transfer their rights to other parties. Similarly, many buyers transfer the property after they have obtained possession from the developer. The issue normally arises in the context of transfer of rights in the property under construction as well as transfer of property after taking the possession thereof as regard the point whether gain on transfer is short term or long term. In other words, question normally arises as regards date of acquisition of rights in the property. In this context it is stated that at the stage booking is made by the intending buyer with the developer many times even the specifications / description of project are not available and confirmation as regards the property rights is given by the developer after a lapse of time. In this regard one view can be that the intended buyer has acquired the rights as soon as he has given the initial advance though specification in regard to project / property are not available. The other view can be that the right would come into existence when the developer confirms the bookings and issue necessary allotment letter to the intended buyers after the project has been properly described. It is stated that the date of acquisition of the rights would depend upon facts of each case and the documents executed / provided by the developer to the intended buyers. In case of initial advance if there is no commitment or allotment by the developer, same may not amount of acquisition of rights in the property. Property rights may generally be acquired by the intended buyer only when an allotment letter specifying the project etc. has been issued.

In case the intended buyer transfer his rights in the property during the period when construction is in progress and he has not obtained possession of the property, the right of the buyer would be in the nature of capital assets and accordingly, gain arising on such transfer would be in the nature of long term or short terms gain depending upon the period of holding.

In case of transfer of property after possession has been obtained by the buyer from the developer on construction of the project, a question normally arises whether the period prior to taking of possession of the property, during which period  it  was  only the right available to the buyer,  is  to  be  reckoned  for  the  purpose  of  determining whether the capital gain is short term or long term or not. In this regard contention is normally raised that rights in the property is a capital asset of different nature than the property. Therefore, period prior to taking of possession is not to be considered. It is, however, stated that the buyer gets possession of the property in continuation of his holding of right in the property. It cannot be said that in terms of Section 2(47) of the Act assessee has transferred his rights in the property held earlier to acquire the actual property. It is not a case of sale or exchange. Buyer continues to hold the capital asset. Only its form changes on getting actual possession of the property. Therefore, it cannot be said that period of holding would be counted only from the date of getting the possession. Accordingly, the earlier period is also to be counted for the purpose of determination of nature of the capital gain, whether short term or long term.

PREFACE-

You have approached us to give opinion on the question related to capital Gain on Sale of Flat, which was booked under construction and sold after receiving the possession of the same.  You have submitted us the following documents:-

  1. Payment Receipt From the Builder as per details given below :
ReceiptDatedRs.Remark
No.   
35121.06.2007887400Flat on 2nd Floor
45606.09.2007295800Flat on 2nd Floor
48730.09.2007295800Flat on 2nd Floor
60612.12.2007500000Flat on 2nd Floor
62531.12.2007500000Flat on 2nd Floor
62631.12.200753800Flat on 2nd Floor
63431.12.2007500000Flat on 2nd Floor
69011.03.2008261600Flat on 2nd Floor
69111.03.2008500000Flat on 2nd Floor
77021.06.2008210800Flat on 2nd Floor
117124.03.2011210800Flat on 2nd Floor
117224.03.2011160000Flat on 2nd Floor (Society Deposit)
TOTAL 4376000
  1. Demand Letters From Builder as per detail given below:-
DatedDemand Amount
14.08.20071220600
23.08.2007 1421400
12.01.2008761600
07.02.2008761600
24.05.2008210800
4376000

  3. Allotment Letter from Builder dated 21.06.2007.

4. Photocopy of Sale Agreement with Builder dated 31.12.2009 which got registered on 01.02.2010 showing stamp duty Payment of Rs. 2,02,650/- and Registration Charges of Rs. 31,500/-.

5. Sales Agreement dated 07th July 2011 which registered  also on 07.07.2011 for Rs. 1,00,80,000/-

6. Reply from Builder in respect of our request for possession dated 25.03.2011 which seems to be possession letter too although explicitly it’s not a possession letter.

FACTS OF THE CASE

  • The Assessee is a individual who has booked a flat with a Builder in Malad (W) on 21.06.2007 and Builder has given the Allotment letter on the same date.
  • Total Agreement Value of the Flat is Rs. 42,16,000/- which Assessee has paid in Ten Installments spread over financial Year 2007-08 and Financial Year 2008-2009.
  • In addition to above Assessee has incurred the following expenditures in respect of Purchase of above property:-
DateNature of PaymentRupees
31.12.2009Stamp Duty2,02,650/-
01.02.2010Registration Fees   31,500/-
24.03.2011Society Deposit  1,60,000/-
Total   3,94,150/-
  • Assessee’s Agreement for Purchase of this Property got registered on 01.02.2011.
  • Assessee Receives possession of the Flat on 25.03.2011.
  • Assessee Sold the Flat on 07th July 2011 for Rs. 1,00,80,000/-.

QUESTIONS ASKED BY THE ASSESSEE :-

  1. Whether the Right to own the Property is a Capital Asset ?
  2. Whether Gain on sale of Flat will be short Term or Long Term?
  3. If the Gain is long term how the indexed cost will be calculated?
  4. Is there a way Assessee can save tax on Gain on Sale of Flat?

OUR OPINION:-

1. Whether the Right to own the Property is a Capital Asset?

Bombay High Court has explained definition of capital asset as defined u/s 2(14) of the I T Act in the case of CIT vs Tata Teleservice Ltd 122 ITR 594  and has held as follows :-

What is a capital asset is defined in section 2(14) of the I.T. Act, 1961. Under that provision, a capital asset means property of any kind held by an assessee, whether or not connected with his business or profession. The other sub-clauses which deal with what property is not included in the definition of capital asset are not relevant. Under section 2(47), a transfer in relation to a capital asset is defined as including the sale, exchange or relinquishment of the asset or the astonishment of any right therein or the compulsory acquisition thereof under any law. The word “property”, used in section 2(14) of the I.T. Act, is a word of the widest amplitude and the definition has re-emphasised this by use of the words “of any kind” Thus, any right which can be called property will be included in the definition of “capital asset”. A contract for sale of land is capable of specific performance. It is also assignable. (See Hochat Kizhakke Madathil Venkateswara Aiyar v. Kallor Illath Raman Nambudhri, AIR 1917 Mad 358). Therefore, in our view, a right to obtain conveyance of immovable property, was clearly “property” as contemplated by section 2(14) of the I.T. Act, 1961.

Other case law on the same issue favoring the above views of Bombay High Court are as follows:-

  1. CIT v. Sterling Investment Corpn. Ltd. [1980] 123 ITR 441 (Bom.).
  2. ITO v. Smt. Kashmiraben M. Parikh [1993] 66 Taxman 31 (Ahd.) (Mag.).
  3. Tribunal order in ITA No. 3923 (Mum.) of 2002 for assessment year 1995-96 in the case of Mrs. Manju Agarwal v. Asstt. CIT, Mumbai ‘C’ Bench order dated 16-9-2004.
  4. Jitendra Mohan v. ITO [2007] 11 SOT 594 (Delhi).
  5. CIT vs Jindas Parchand Gandhi (2005) 279 ITR 552 (Guj)

 In our case as allotment letter issued by the builder dated 21.06.2007 gives us the  right to obtain conveyance on the said flat so it become an assets under section 2 (14) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

2. Whether Gain on sale of Flat will be short Term or Long Term?

An asset which is held for 36 months is a long term asset.

Whether it is held for 36 months?

Once the right to purchase ( i.e obtain conveyance ) proved to be an asset, it is to be seen when was this right vested in the purchase.

Hon’ble Andhra Pradesh High Court in the case of M. Syamala Rao v. CIT [1998] 234 ITR 140 held that registration of a document related back to the day on which the agreement of sale was executed, hence, when the builder executed the agreement of sale on 7-8-1993, the assessee was to be deemed to be owner of property from that date and, accordingly, the capital gain was to be worked out.

In our opinion, the date of allotment is the date when the right of conveyance get vested. So, if there is difference of 36 months in this date and date of sale , then it can be considered that the said asset was a long term asset and gain on sale of such asset was “Long Term Capital Gains “.

In our case, the allotment date was 31.06.2007 and as such on the date of sale, this right was held for more than 36 months so gain on sale of  Flat will be Long term Only.

3. How Indexation is to be done?

The issue gets settled by Mumbai Tribunals’ decision in case of Smt. Lata G. Rohra v. Deputy Commissioner of Income-tax, C.C. 39, Mumbai [2008] 21 SOT 541 (Mum.) where is the facts of the case were as under :-

FACTS

The assessee vide unregistered agreement with a developer purchased a flat in 1993 which was constructed in the year 1997 and registered in the year 1998. During the relevant year, the assessee sold said flat and after claiming the indexed cost at Rs. 18.74 lakhs showed long-term capital gain at Rs. 39.42 lakhs. The Assessing Officer worked out indexed cost of acquisition on the basis of purchase price from 1993 and completed the assessment. However, the Commissioner was of the view that the assessee had not filed any evidence with respect to various payment made towards the purchase price and the indexed cost of acquisition worked out on the basis of financial year 1993 was incorrect and, hence, the assessment order was erroneous and prejudicial to the interest of revenue. Accordingly, he initiated revision proceedings under section 263.

The Commissioner, however, set aside the order of Assessing Officer and directed the Assessing Officer to compute the correct long-term capital gain by adopting the indexed cost of acquisition on the basis of the date on which the property was held after registration of the conveyance deed. In instant appeal, the assessee contended that she was deemed to be owner for property from 7-8-1993 and, accordingly, the capital gain was to be worked out from that date as per Explanation (iii) to section 48, and since the asset had been held for the first time in 1993, cost inflation index of that year was to be applied on the total purchase consideration payable by the assessee as per agreement regardless of the dates of the actual amount paid by her.

HELD

As per section 2(14), read with section 2(14)(vi), the rights in flat, acquired by the assessee on execution of purchase agreement on 7-8-1993, came within the purview of the term ‘capital asset’. From the perusal of language used in Explanation (iii) to section 48, which provides for manner of computation of indexed cost of acquisition, it is apparently clear that it refers only to date of cost of acquisition of the asset and not actual payments made by the assessee. Hence, there was no merit in the contention of the revenue that the benefit of indexation should be given on the basis of dates of actual payments made by the assessee. Thus, on merits, the issue was covered in favour of assessee. However, regarding jurisdiction for invoking the provisions of section 263, it was found that the assessee filed necessary details before the Assessing Officer and the Assessing Officer had passed assessment order after taking into consideration the same. Hence, merely for the reason that no specific findings had been given in the assessment order, the same could not be said have been passed without application of mind. In this view of the matter, the order under section 263 passed by the Commissioner was to be set aside. [Para 9] In the result, the appeal filed by the assessee stood allowed. [Para 10]

So in our case we will take the index of the year in which Assessee receives allotment letter of the Flat i.e. 2007-08.  In respect of Stamp Duty, Registration Charges, Society Deposits we will take index of the year of payment. If Assessee has incurred any other expenses in respect of Purchase of property in addition to these in respect of those expense also we take index of the year of expense for calculation of Long Term Capital Gain as what tribunal has stated above is cost of acquisition i.e Rs. 42.16 lakh which should be taken to compute the long term capital gains as the word used in Explanation to section 48 mentions “Cost of acquisition and not the actual payments.

Here we would also like to refer Judgment of Delhi ITAT in the case of Praveen Gupta vs ACIT -ITA No. 2558/Del/2010; Asst. Year 2007-08 in which Honourable ITAT has taken indexation on the basis of Payment made by the Assessee but since Assessee is based in Mumbai so for us ITAT Mumbai Judgment is more relevant and at the same time same is more beneficial to us too.

5. Is there a way Assessee can save tax on Gain on Sale of Flat?

Yes, The Provisions of Income Tax Allows the assessee to save capital gains tax on sale of a property, namely Flat in our case. This benefit is provided under Sections 54 and Section 54EC of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

SECTION 54

Condition to be satisfied to claim exemption Section 54 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

1:   Assessee should be Individual/ HUF.

2:   The Asset should be Residential Property whether self occupied or not.

3:  The Property Should be classified as a Long term Capital Asset under Income tax Act, 1961.

4:  The Assessee purchases a new residential house within a period of one year before or two years after the date of transfer/sale of the asset or he constructs a residential house within a period of three years after the date of transfer/sale of the asset.

5: In Case, if the assessee is not able to utilize the amount of capital gains for acquisition of new asset before the due date of furnishing the return of income and thereafter the assessee can deposit the same in and account with any specified bank or institution under capital Gains Accounts Scheme framed by the central government and all payment related to new assets will be made from this account.

6:   The Cost of the new purchased asset or constructed aseet should be equal to or exceed the amount of indexed capital gains earned on the sale of the property.

Where the amount of Capital gains is greater than  the cost of the new asset, the difference between the amount of capital gains and the cost of the new asset will be chargable as “ Long Term Capital Gains” of the previous year in which the asset is sold.

Conditions to Be Satisfied after availing the exemption under Section 54:

1: The Assessee should not sell the new asset within 3 years from the date of its purchase or construction.

If he does that the cost of the new asset will be reduced by the amount of capital gains exempted from tax earlier and the difference between the sale price of the new asset and such reduced cost will be “ Short Term Capital Gains” and treated as the income of the previous year in which the new asset is sold.

SECTION 54EC

Condition to be satisfied to claim exemption Section 54EC of the Income Tax Act, 1961 –  Section 54EC provides that where the capital gains arises from the transfer of the “ Long Term Capital Asset”, it will be exempted if the assessee has invested the capital gains in the Long Term Specified Asset subject to the following conditions:

1: Capital Gains should arise from the transfer of the long term capital asset.

2: The Assessee should invest the capital gains amount within a period of six months after the date of transfer/sale in the long term specified asset. The investment in any financial year is not allowed to exceed Rs. 50,00,000/-

Long term Specified Asset is defined to include any bond redeemable after three years issued on or after 01.04.2007, by the National Highway Authority of India(NHAI), or by the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited(RECL),

3; The Cost of the Long Term Specified Asset is not less than the capital gain in respect of the original asset. If The cost of the Long Term Specified Asset is less than the capital gains, then only proportionate capital gains will be exempt to the extent it is invested.

Conditions to be satisfied after availing the exemption under Section 54EC:

1: The Assessee has to retain the Bonds for a minimum period of three years from the date of acquisition.

2: The Assessee should not transfer or convert into money or should not take a loan against pledge or security of the Bonds that he has invested in, to avail exemption under section 54EC, during this three years.

3: If he does that the amount of exempted capital gains on transfer of original asset will be deemed to be “Long Term Capital Gains”

Of the previous year in which such long term specified asset is transferred or converted into money.                                                    

                                                        OR

Of the Previous year in which the loan or advance is taken against security of such long term specified asset. It should be noted that irrespective of the quantum of loan or advance taken, the entire exempted amount of capital gains will be brought to tax.

Where the cost of long term specified asset is also eligible for deduction under section 80C, the said deduction will not be allowed, if he takes the exemption under section 54EC.

SUMMARY –

  1. Whether the Right to own the Property is a Capital Asset –             Yes.

2. Whether Gain on sale of Flat will be short Term or Long Term?  Long Term in our Case

 3. If the Gain is long term how the indexed cost will be calculated?

So in our case we will take the index of the year in which Assessee receives allotment letter of the Flat i.e. 2007-08.  In respect of Stamp Duty, Registration Charges, Society Deposits we will take index of the year of payment. If Assessee has incurred any other expenses in respect of Purchase of property in addition to these in respect of those expense also we take index of the year of expense for calculation of Long Term Capital Gain

4.   Is there a way Assessee can save tax on Gain on Sale of Flat?

The Provisions of Income Tax Allows the assessee to save capital gains tax on sale of a property, namely flat in our case. This benefit is provided under Sections 54 and Section 54EC of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

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51 responses to “Tax on Sale of Under Construction Property, Indexation & Benefit U/s. 54 / 54EC”

  1. Vinod Kumar says:

    Dear Experts,
    A Person is engaged in the business of purchase of land and construct the building for residential purpose (Not Flats) and the same will be sold to person interested in buying it. What are the legal formalities which need to be followed? He has not registered under any regulation.

  2. JAYANTA GHOSAL says:

    sir
    as you have set the example(mumbai) , my case is slimier to that , i have booked in 2010 @ 20lac in CLP and got the position 2016 and taken bank loan
    till date i have paid whole payment to builder and bank emi and paid 5lac interest to bank on emi and 2lac of registration

    so i have paid 20lac +5lac bank interest +2lac registration

    so how can i claim the long term capital gain index on this

    pls help

  3. Parur says:

    Dear Sir,
    I would like clarification on some tax queries regarding redevelopment of residential buildings in cooperative societies Mumbai. Facts are as below:
    1. Flat in a cooperative society acquired in 1964
    2. Tripartite Redevelopment agreement between flat owner, developer and society, registered in 2009. Developer offers additional area after redevelopment which is included in the said agreement and stamp duty on the additional area also paid at the time of registering the said agreement.
    3. Transit accommodation rent during redevelopment period paid by builder.
    4. Corpus fund compensation also paid by developer.
    5. Possession after redevelopment given in 2015.
    Following questions need clarification:
    • Tax treatment of the Transit rent
    • Tax treatment of Corpus compensation.
    • When is the earliest point in time that the redeveloped flats can be sold to enjoy the benefits of LTCG
    o Is it immediately on possession of the redeveloped flats
    o Is it only three years after possession of the redeveloped flats
    o What all items will be considered as the cost of acquisition for determining the LTCG
    o How does one reflect this in the tax returns
    • Are there any case laws/high court decisions available relating to the above questions?
    Thanks
    Parur

  4. YESH KUMAAR says:

    Dear Sir

    I want to know that I had purchased A house in Nov-1999 and Now I am Selling the Same tomorrow.But In Sept-2013 had bought a Plot and made A house there on and complition certificate there of is not issued by the Competenty person till today . I had done this by getting a House Loan of Rs-22,00,000/- from the Bank and Proper Approval of the Concered Authority.I have a Only One house which is recently Construted .Except that House I have no House . I have to pay the LTCG or Not .I have not fulfil other Condition.
    Please guide Me
    With Thanks and Regards
    YESH KUMAR
    SHARMA SEHORE

  5. Anil Kumar says:

    Dear Sir;

    Can you please advise me the Tax Implication on the following –

    1. I booked a small 2 BHK Apt at Noida in 2009 (Allotment Letter Issued on 8th Oct’ 2009) with Jaypee Infratech for a total cost of Rs 39,91,960.00 + Serv Tax etc. and have so far paid a total of Rs 36,85,253.00 including service tax. Progressively based on construction linked plan.

    2. The possession of this property is long overdue (delayed by almost 3 years) and although the building is ready, they have yet to send us possession letter. On the contrary, JP has sent us a letter recently where-in they are saying that the ACTUAL AREA OF THE FLAT HAS INCREASED FROM 1120 Sq. Ft to 1163.64 Sq. Ft and hence the total cost is accordingly increased to Rs. 41,52,229.92 + Service Tax etc.

    3. Since I do not need this apartment and it also did not provide good returns, I have found a buyer for it and he will pay me a lump sum cost of Rs 49,39,432/- inclusive of everything against the total payment I have paid to builder so far. Buyer will also pay the balance amount of flat cost (Rs. 3,76, 147.33, as mentioned in that letter) directly to the builder at the time of transfer from me to him or as and when demanded by Jaypee.

    4. I will utilize the entire money (Rs. 49,32,432/-) received from this deal to pay for the balance installment of our other under construction Apartment I have booked at Mumbai (in Kalpataru Radiance Project in Goregaon (west) for a total cost of Approx 3.6 Cr) in April’ 2013 and have paid around 2.0 Cr so-far. I also expect to pay most of the deal amount within current financial year (before April’ 2016).

    5. Following is date-wise break-down of the total money paid by us to M/s Jaypee in installments for you to can get the exact dates of the payments.

    Sl.No Cheque/DD No./ Date Drawn on (Bank Name) Amount (Rs.) Name of Account Holder of the Cheque. In case of “DD” mention name of Account Holder from whom DD issued. * Jaypee Receipt No. & Date
    1 Cheque No. 451382 Dated 02/09/2009 State Bank of India 3,50,000.00 Anil Kumar Shrivastava 03103 dated 12/09/2009
    2 Cheque No. 407411 Dated 08/09/2009 State Bank of India 7,75,600.00 Anil Kumar Shrivastava 23406 dated 10/11/2009
    3 Cheque No. 407412 Dated 05/01/2010 State Bank of India 3,47,200.00 Anil Kumar Shrivastava 30292 dated 14/01/2010
    4 By RTGS dated 07/03/2011 State Bank of India 3,56,733.00 Anil Kumar Shrivastava 97361 dated 07/03/2011
    5 By RTGS dated 08/06/2011 State Bank of India 4,66,244.00 Anil Kumar Shrivastava 79952011 dated 08/06/2011
    6 By RTGS dated 08/06/2011 State Bank of India 867.00 Anil Kumar Shrivastava RTGS Receipt No. 2300009881 dated 08/06/2011
    SBI RTGS Ref. No. SBINH11159335153
    (Copy of Jaypee receipt was not received)
    7 By RTGS dated 17/08/2011 State Bank of India 2,66,021.00 Anil Kumar Shrivastava 9392011 dated 25/08/2011
    8 By RTGS dated 14/11/2011 State Bank of India 2,30,330.00 Anil Kumar Shrivastava 283252011 dated 14/11/2011
    9 By RTGS dated 28/02/2012 State Bank of India 2,31,701.00 Anil Kumar Shrivastava 37572011 dated 28/02/2012
    10 By RTGS dated 11/04/2012 State Bank of India 2,58,317.52 Anil Kumar Shrivastava 13022012 dated 11/04/2012
    11 Cheque No. 407417 Dated 05/08/2012 State Bank of India 2,20,130.14 Anil Kumar Shrivastava 214342012 dated 07/08/2012
    12 By RTGS dated 18/03/2013 ICICI Bank 3,461.00 Anil Kumar Shrivastava RTGS Receipt No. 2300095455 dated 18/03/2013
    ICICI RTGS Transaction Ref. No. 417829032
    (Copy of Jaypee receipt was not received)
    13 By RTGS dated 18/03/2013 ICICI Bank 1,77,458.69 Anil Kumar Shrivastava 1200104437 dated 01/01/2014
    14 By RTGS dated 24/12/2013 ICICI Bank 1789.64 Anil Kumar Shrivastava 1200104438 dated 01/01/2014
    Grand Total of Payments Made as of December’ 8th 2014 Rs. 36,85,252.99

    My query is – Since I am getting an additional amount of Approx. Rs 12 Lakhs over and above what I paid, What would be our Tax Liability (Capital Gain Tax, if any) after indexing the cost of the apartment? And how we can avoid any tax while filing next year.

    Pls review the above and advise. Also, as requested yesterday, please let me know your retention charges for filing of our taxes (for myself and my wife)

    Thanks in advance

  6. jugal pratap says:

    Dear sir,

    i have flat in Noida sector 137,i book this flat in Aug-2010 @ RS-2525 Per SQFT & i got the possession latter in January 15, but i want sale this flat, when i tried to sale builder said first they will cancel property & then reissue flat to second party, & he said login for second party will be RS-4950 Per SQFT,

    My flat size is 1115 SQFt & Total Cost at the time of booking Rs 2844784
    As per builder present login is 4950 SQFT, So Present cost is RS-5519250
    & Builder is asking process Charge Rs 228 Per SQFT & 10 % TDS On Amount Incresase after Booking,

    When I discuss with CA, He said As builder canceling flat so i am liable to pay tax as per IT slab,

    Please Advice me in case what tax applicable & how i can save it,

    Regards,
    Jugal

  7. SUNIL DAS says:

    Sir,
    A proprietorship business has advanced Rs 60 lacs in 2012 to a real state company to purchase a flat,the project got delayed,financial position of the intending buyer deteriorated & he sold the right to purchase the flat to a third party & realised Rs 45lacs.Now my question is
    i.Whether it a capital loss,
    ii.How the same will be treated in the profit & loss account in relevant transaction year.

  8. srsubramanian says:

    pls advise on the following
    A) my wife sold her land titled on her name purchased earlier about 15 yrs back and planned to invest in the new appartment. At the time purchase of land amout was out of husban’s salary income and no loan taken at that point of time.
    B) Similarly my son-in-law sold his appartment titled in joint name purchased about 5 yrs back and planned to invest in the new appartment. At the time purchase of appartment amout was out of husban’s salary income and no loan taken at that point of time.
    C) for buying a new appartment whther both my wife/self and as well as my son-in law with his wife that is my daughter cany buy one single appartment on joint names jst by investing thier share capital gained independently
    that means two capital gainer investing into one single appartment out of their capital gains

  9. parag says:

    I have bought residential property “A” in 2006-2007 for 25 lacs. I bought another residential property “B” in 2012-2013. Now i want to sell property “A” in 2015-2016 for 180 lacs & buy another property with the capital gains which comes around to 130 lacs after indexation. So can i get exempt from capital gains tax if i buy another residential property against this amount? I am asking because i have property “B” as well.

    Thanks in advance

    Regards

  10. AAKASH says:

    Hi

    My father purchased a land in the year 1981 for Rs 2.00 Lacs and he died in 2010. After my fathers death the property was mutated in my name via a registered Relinqushment Deed in which my brother my sister and my mother relinquished their shares in my favour.
    In 2014 i sold the land for X amount

    What will be be LTCG and how will the Indexation of cost inflation be calculated ??
    will it be calculated from 1981 or 2010.

    Also there was no consideration amount involved when i acquired the property.

    Awaiting an early response

    Thanks

  11. Alexis Rodrigues says:

    I sold a flat of 18 years old, but the agreement was made in february 2015, when the advance money was paid of Rs 4 lakhs. This money was cheque paid and deposited in bank.The registration of transfer completed in May 2015 and the balance amount of 22 lakhs was paid.
    Should I show 4 lakhs in Assessment year 2015-2016 of incometax? or the whole amount?
    or 26 lakhs to be shown in Assessment year 2016-2017

  12. P K Agrawal says:

    Capital Gain on sale of land to Builder

    X an individual has ancestral property (purchased by his father in 1960), want to sell the same to the builder. X along with his 4 other brothers and sister has stake in the land. Now the builder has agreed to give an amount of Rs 50.00 lacs and 5 flats to all the stakeholder.
    Now my question is
    1 how the capital gain will be taxed in the hands of x and his co owners.
    2. What will be the cost price of land as the land belonged to his father who died 5 years before, and the plot was allotted to the father by the local authority without consideration at that time.
    3. How X along with his co brother & sisters will calculate the capital gain
    As the builder is giving Rs 50.00 Lacs +
    5 flats agreed to be given when completed in next 2-3 years

  13. Apratim Mukherjee says:

    Hello Tax Guru,
    Thank you so much for the elaborately written article along with citing examples of cases that have key importance to the initial query of the sale of the flat bought in construction linked plan.

    So is it safe to conclude that the sale of flat in April 2015 will be considered under long term capital gain considering that I have purchased the same in CLIP in the year 2010 and have received the allotment letter from the builder immediately in 2010, even though I received the possession in July 2014.

    Thanks in advance,

    Regards,

    Apratim

  14. Arvind says:

    Hello,
    I Booked a Flat under pre-launching scheme in the month of August 2013, afterwards I made an agreement with Builder in the month of June 2014. As per Agreement Builder is suppose to give me possession in the month of March 2016.
    Now I would like to sell this Flat to new person which is under construction (the builder has completed 64% work of the building). I wanted to know in this case whether new person has to pay again Stamp Duty + VAT +S. Tax to the govt. even I paid such charges initially?

  15. samiuddin says:

    Sir i purchased a property plot 300sq yds in 1986 and gave for development in 2012 what will be capital gain for me,as i was residing in it.i got total 3 flats in it please guide me

  16. Lalatendu Sahu says:

    Querry :
    How to compute Capital gain tax on sharing a land to a builder against which the land owner allotted with 8 flats.

    Subsequently, the land owner sells out 3 flats during the p.y.

    What is the sale consideration in first case ? (Note only allowed the builder to construct & sale through a PA. not transferred the land)

    What is the cost of acquisition of each flat in second case ?

  17. Pawan Singla says:

    [2000] 111 TAXMAN 600 (BOM.)
    HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY
    Commissioner of Income-tax
    v.
    Dr. D.A. Irani
    DR. B.P. SARAF AND A.Y. SAKHARE, JJ.
    IT REFERENCE NO. 112 OF 1987
    SEPTEMBER 15, 1998

    Section 2(42A) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 – Capital gains – Short- term capital asset – Assessment year 1977-78 – Assessee having tenancy right over a flat since 1962 acquired ownership right in 1976 and sold it within five months of acquisition – While Assessing Officer computed capital gain and assessed same as short-term capital gain, Tribunal held it as a case of transfer of composite asset arising as a result of fusion of smaller estate of tenancy right and bigger estate of ownership right and gave direction for recomputing surplus – Whether fact of occupation of flat by assessee as tenant before its purchase was wholly irrelevant because on purchase tenancy was extinguished and, hence, Tribunal was not justified in reversing findings of Assessing Officer – Held, yes
    FACTS

    The assessee jointly with his mother held a flat which was taken on lease in 1962-63 on monthly rental basis. They acquired ownership rights over it in January 1976 by paying a lump sum and sold it in May 1976. While computing capital gains, the Assessing Officer treated the same as short-term capital gain since the asset was sold within five months of acquisition. According to the assessee, the sale of the flat comprised of two capital assets, viz., occupancy right and the remaining rights of owner including title, and while the tenancy right was acquired in 1962-63, the ownership right was acquired in 1976. The assessee contended that the sale consideration should be apportioned between the two and the capital gain from the transfer of ownership right only should be treated as short-term capital gains. The Commissioner (Appeals), however, rejected the said contention. The Special Bench of the Tribunal accepted the contention of the assessee and allowed his appeal. The Tribunal held that what was sold or transferred was a composite asset which had admittedly come into existence as a result of fusion and merger of the smaller estate and bigger estate, assuming that the right of occupation as a tenant was smaller estate and the remaining interest of the landlord in the flat including the title constituted a bigger estate. The Tribunal, therefore, held that the cost of composite estate should be computed by taking into account the market value of the smaller estate as on the date of acquisition of the bigger estate and directed the Assessing Officer to recompute the surplus liable to short-term capital gain afresh.
    On reference :
    HELD

    The Tribunal, in the instant case, was wrong in holding that even after the purchase of the flat by the lessee, the leasehold right subsisted in the lessee. Because, once the lessee purchases the leased property from the owner, the lease is extinguished as the same person cannot at the same time be both landlord and tenant. The doctrine of merger applies resulting in ‘drowning’ and ‘sinking’ of inferior right into superior right. There is a complete union of the interest of the lessor in the lessee in such a case and the tenancy comes to an end. This principle has been statutorily recognised in section 111(d) of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, which specifically provides for determination of lease in case the interests of the lessee and the lessor in the whole of the property become vested at the same time in one person in the same right.
    From the above, it was clear that the asset transferred in the instant case was the flat acquired by the assessee by purchase from the owners with all the rights and interest therein including the occupancy right. The assessee was owner of the flat and not a tenant. The fact that the assessee was in occupation of the flat as a tenant before its purchase was wholly irrelevant because on purchase, there was a union of the interests of the lessor and the lessee and the tenancy was extinguished. The said flat having been sold within 4 to 5 months of its purchase, the capital gain arising therefrom was rightly held by the Assessing Officer to be a short-term capital gain. Therefore, the Tribunal was not justified in reversing the said finding of the Assessing Officer.
    R.V. Desai and J.P. Deodhar for the Applicant.
    JUDGMENT

    Saraf, J. – By this reference under section 256(1) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’), the Tribunal has referred the following question of law to this Court for opinion at the instance of the revenue :
    “Whether, on the facts and in the circumstances of the case, the Tribunal was justified in holding that the value of the assessee’s right of occupation as a tenant should be treated as a part of the cost of the flat even though this right has merged in the bigger estate at the time of the purchase of the remaining rights over the flat for the purpose of computing the surplus liable to capital gains tax ?”
    2. This reference pertains to the assessment year 1977-78. The assessee jointly with his mother held a flat in Shanti Kutir, Bombay, admeasuring about 1,800 sq. ft. The said flat was originally taken on lease in the year 1962-63 by the father of the assessee for residential purposes on a monthly rent of Rs. 175. Since then it was in occupation of the assessee’s father as a tenant and after his death on 26-3-1974, in the occupation of the assessee and his mother. In May 1974, the existing tenants of the building Shanti Kutir formed a society and entered into an agreement with the landlord for the purchase of the building. The ownership of the building was transferred to the society in January 1976. The assessee and his mother, like all other tenants, jointly paid Rs. 46,287 towards the purchase price of the flat in their occupation and thereby became the owner thereof. After about four months of the purchase of the said flat, in May 1976, the assessee and his mother sold the said flat to Mr. & Mrs. V.V. Dalal for Rs. 1,80,000 and handed over vacant possession thereof to the said purchasers. In the assessment of the assessee under the Act for the assessment year 1977-78, the ITO computed capital gains from the sale of the said flat at Rs. 1,31,213 by deducting Rs. 46,287, being the purchase price and Rs. 2,500 being legal expenses incurred in connection therewith from the sale consideration of Rs. 1,80,000 and assessed the same as short-term capital gain from the sale of the flat because the flat had been sold within 4 to 5 months of the purchase. The assessee was aggrieved by the above order of the ITO. According to the assessee, the sale of the flat by the assessee comprised of two capital assets, viz., occupancy right and the remaining rights of owner including title. It was contended by the assessee that the tenancy right was acquired by the father of the assessee in year 1962-63 and the ownership right was acquired by the assessee and his mother in January 1976. The assessee, therefore, claimed that the consi-deration for the sale of the flat should be apportioned as consideration for transfer of occupancy right and for transfer of ownership right and the capital gains from the transfer of ownership right so arrived at should only be treated as short-term capital gains. The assessee appealed to the Commissioner (Appeals). The Commissioner (Appeals) did not agree with the contentions of the assessee and dismissed the appeal. While doing so, the Commissioner (Appeals) held that the fact that the assessee was in occupation of the flat in question as a tenant before it was purchased, was irrelevant for the purpose of determining his liability to capital gains on sale of the flat because what was sold was the flat which the assessee had acquired in January 1976 and not the tenancy rights. Being aggrieved by the order of the Commissioner (Appeals), the assessee appealed to the Tribunal. As there were conflicting views of the different Benches of the Tribunal on this issue, a Special Bench of the Tribunal was constituted for hearing this issue. The Special Bench accepted the contention of the assessee and allowed his appeal. The Special Bench of the Tribunal held that what was sold or transferred in this case was a composite asset which had admittedly come into existence as a result of fusion and merger of the smaller estate and bigger estate, assuming that the right of occupation as a tenant was smaller estate and the remaining interest of the landlord in the flat including the title constituted a bigger estate. It was observed that the two components of the composite estate were acquired by the assessee separately in two different years. The Tribunal felt that the sale consideration of the composite estate was not capable of apportionment in law. The Tribunal was of the opinion that the solution in such a situation was to take either a smaller or bigger estate as the main estate. The Tribunal observed that if the smaller estate, i.e., the right of occupation as a tenant was taken as the main estate, the cost of the bigger estate will have to be treated as an improvement over the smaller estate but in that case, the period will have to be reckoned from the date of the acquisition of the smaller estate for the purpose of considering whether the surplus would be liable to long-term or short-term capital gain. On the other hand, if the bigger estate, i.e., the remaining interest of the landlord over the flat including the title, was taken as the main estate, the market value of the smaller estate as on the date of the acquisition of the bigger estate would have to be taken into account and the material date for the purpose of considering the surplus as long-term or short-term capital gain, in such a case, would be the date of acquisition of the bigger estate. The Tribunal, therefore, held that the cost of composite estate should be computed by taking into account the market value of the smaller estate as on the date of acquisition of the bigger estate. As the ITO had not considered this issue from this point of view, the Tribunal set aside the order of the ITO and directed him to recompute the surplus liable to short-term capital gain afresh after allowing the assessee an opportunity of being heard. Aggrieved by the above order of the Tribunal, the revenue is before us by way of this reference.
    3. Mr. R.V. Desai, the learned counsel for the revenue, submits that the approach of the Tribunal in this case itself is erroneous. According to the learned counsel, what has been transferred in this case in May 1976 is the flat which was acquired by the assessee in January 1976. The flat cannot be regarded as a composite asset comprising of tenancy right and ownership right. The learned counsel submits that the tenancy came to an end the moment the assessee purchased the flat and became the owner. What has been transferred by the assessee is the ownership of the flat. That being so, according to the learned counsel, the ITO was right in assessing the capital gain as short-term capital gain because the flat was sold within 4 to 5 months of its purchase. The learned counsel submits that the Tribunal was wrong in holding that the flat was a composite asset comprising of ‘tenancy right’ and ‘ownership right’.
    4. We have carefully considered the submissions of Mr. Desai, the learned counsel for the revenue. We find force in the same. The Tribunal, in our view, was wrong in holding that even after the purchase of the flat by the lessee, the leasehold right subsisted in the lessee. Because, once the lessee purchases the leased property from the owner, the lease is extinguished as the same person cannot at the same time be both landlord and tenant. The doctrine of merger applies resulting in ‘drowning’ and ‘sinking’ of inferior right into superior right. There is a complete union of the interest of the lessor in the lessee in such a case and the tenancy comes to an end. This principle has been statutorily recognised in section 111(d) of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, which specifically provides for determi- nation of lease in case the interests of the lessee and the lessor in the whole of the property become vested at the same time in one person in the same right.
    5. From the above discussion, it is clear that the asset transferred, in the instant case, was the flat acquired by the assessee by purchase from the owners with all the rights and interest therein including the occupancy right. The assessee was owner of the flat and not a tenant. The fact that the assessee was in occupation of the flat as a tenant before its purchase is wholly irrelevant because on purchase there was a union of the interests of the lessor and the lessee and the tenancy was existinguished. The said flat having been sold within 4 to 5 months of its purchase, the capital gain arising there from was rightly held by the ITO to be a short-term capital gain. The Tribunal was not justified in reversing the said finding of the ITO.
    6. In view of the above, we answer the question referred to us in the negative, i.e., in favour of the revenue and against the assessee.
    7. This reference is disposed of, accordingly, with no order as to costs.

  18. Ashok Kumar says:

    I have a query and hope you will help me.

    I have bought a property(Apartment) in year 2009 here is the detail.

    Date of booking (Under construction)/First booking payment : 26-Sep-2009
    Flat allotee agreement date : 23-June-2010
    Second payment Date : 17-July -2010
    Tripartite Agreement Date :12 – July -2010
    Loan Disbursment date : 22-July-2010

    Date of registry : 08 – Aug -2014

    Agreement to Sale : 12-Oct-2014

    Please let me know this is long term or short term investment.

  19. Should I treat this as long term or short term

    purchase date / allotment date Aug 2010: Amount Rs. 23 Lacs
    possession date is May 2014
    registration date is June 2014

    Sales Date is Oct 2014

  20. Allan says:

    Hi there! This blog post couldn’t be written any
    better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept talking about this. I am going to send this article to him.
    Fairly certain he’ll have a very good read. Thank you for sharing!

  21. TANAY SAHA says:

    I HAVE PURCHASED RESIDENTIAL LAND ON 30.06.2011 AND SOLD ON 16.07.2014. THEN IT WILL BE CONSIDERED AS SHORT TERM OR LONG TERM CAPITAL GAIN

  22. DEEPAK says:

    PLS CLARIFY THIS THAT IF HOUSE SOLD IN JAN 2011 AND REINVESTED THE ENTIRE AMOUNT COMING OUT SALE WITHIN SIX MONTHS i.e. MAY 2012 INTO A UNDER CONSTRUCTION FLAT WITH THE PURPOSE OF SAVING LTCG TAX. UNFORTUNATELY POSSESSION OF THE HOUSE IS DELAYED BY ANOTHER ONE YEAR FROM BUILDER’S END.

    Q 1. HOW SHOULD WE CALCULATE THE START AND END DATE OF THREE YEAR PERIOD FOR POSSESSION OF THE FLAT TO SAVE LTCG TAX. SHOULD THIS BE FROM 31ST JULY 2012 TO 31ST JULY 2015 ?

    Q 2.WHAT SHOULD WE DO TO AVOID LTCG TAX?

  23. aparna says:

    HI

    I had purchased land. Date of agreement to sale is 31 july 1998 for Rs. 30000. This was paid in instalments of Rs 500 per month till 2004 and after completion of all instalment registration was done in 2004.How indexation should be done.

  24. Raj says:

    Hi,

    We (Myself, Wife & Brother) intend to purchase plot and construct house over it within 6 months of selling 2 Property (1 hold jointly by myself and wife: Under Construction but allotment letter dated July 2010) & (2 property of my mother). The amount collected from selling will be equal/higher to cost of new house (purchase of plot, repayment of principal of loan & construction).

    Will we be liable to pay long term / short term capital gain tax, as reinvesting into property within 6 months for stay purpose (will hold more than 3 years)?

    As i heard:

    1. Under construction property so 20% short term capital gain tax. And investing in jointly with brother so no exemption.

    2. Mother Property – 10% long term capital gain tax as hold for more than 3 years but jointly purchasing / even giving it to son for purchase of property.

    3. Should I include her name in the property ?

  25. ashish khilari says:

    Dear SIr,

    I have purchased 1 flat under construction and flat is also registered in my name & now i want to sale the flat what so i can sale my flat & how what is the refund amount i paid stamp duty,registration fees, service tax,vat pls advice

  26. Vipin jain says:

    I have purchased an under construction property (flat) in January 2010, I still to date have not registered this property as project is still under construction. Now since I have hold the property for more than three year in under construction stage, if I sell this property (flat) would the capital gain be considered as long term so as to avail tax benefit? Or I have to register this property and again has to hold for more than 36 months to have such benefits.

  27. SK Sharma says:

    Dear Sandeep sir,
    Thank you for your reply but most of the CAs are of the opinion that after taking the possession of an under construction flat, date of acquisition is the date of possession, not the date of allotment. In fact, many CAs advise to sell before taking possession to decrease tax liability, if the person wants to sell in near future. Can you defend a case where an under construction property is sold after taking possession. 36 months have passed after the date of allotment but only 3 months have passed after taking possession.
    Thanks.
    SK Sharma

  28. SK Sharma says:

    I like this article because it is favourable to us but there are conflicting views on this issue, even among CAs, particularly on the date of accusion of a property which was sold after possession. Writes view seems to be correct but more important is that if the IT department and court also agrees with his views. Has the writer defended any case successfully regarding date of accusion of a flat which was sold after taking possession. I want answer from the writer of thearticle. Will he please oblise?
    Thanks.
    SK Sharma
    Mumbai.

    • Dear Sir,

      I have not defended any such case. The view are based on judgment of court. The views includes judgments from High court. As per my knowledge Till date no HC has given adverse opinion on the same.

  29. Chintan Gandhi says:

    Where after issuance of allotment letter of a plot, assessee made payments from time to time in instalments, in view of fact that assessee sold said plot after holding it for more than three years, long term capital gain was to be calculated taking into account indexed cost of acquisition as per payment schedule
    ■■■
    [2012] 17 taxmann.com 127 (All.)
    HIGH COURT OF ALLAHABAD
    Nirmal Kumar Seth
    v.
    Commissioner of Income-tax*
    DEVI PRASAD SINGH AND DR. SATISH CHANDRA, JJ.
    IT APPEAL NO. 11 OF 2007
    OCTOBER 14, 2011

    In light of above decision, indexation benefits shall be w.r.t year of payments

    • CA Tarun Batra says:

      Every case has to be seen from its own prospective.In the case refered by you,
      capital asset is acquired on completion of final payment and that’s why they have taken indexed cost of each installment.

  30. Pravin says:

    After selling the property and buying a new one to avail the benefit of exemption u/s.54, Can the assessee settle the new property to his son within 3 years without being affected by tax implications?

    What is the amount to be taken as cost by his son? Original cost of new asset or zero?

    • CA Tarun Batra says:

      Dear Parveen,
      You cannot transfer the property to anyone within three years iy you want to avail exemption.

      • Pravin says:

        Thanks Mr.Tarun,

        But Gifting of property to son is not regarded as Transfer as per section 47. Since the Gift tax Act is not alive, whether the term “Settlement” would be covered under “Gift” or 3 years lapsing is the only option?

        • CA Tarun Batra says:

          Dear Parvin,
          It is covered u/s 2(47) definition of transfer of capital assets.As per section 54 if you will transfer the property within 3 years then you cannot avail the exemption.

  31. s.ramamurthy says:

    thanks for the thought provoking article.mai i pose a question.
    what about the postion on prpoerty transfered through assignment deed?

  32. CA Tarun Batra says:

    For Any Kind of income tax conultancy contact me
    M: 09888004543

  33. Chirag Jain says:

    Dear All,

    Please post your queries to the mail id: cachiragbaid@gmail.com. You will get your replies within 24 hours.

  34. K K Saraogi says:

    A detailed article on gain on sale of under construction house by Mr. Sandeep Kanoi is very good and informative.
    K K Saraogi

  35. nitin mulay says:

    I have booked a flat in mar 2011. Builder has agreed to give me the possession in mar 2013. however still the work is in progress. Meanwhile since i need money to solve problms in my family business, I want to sell the right in the flat. Still I have to payment near about 5 lakhs to builder. Whether I can sell the property ?
    total agree ment cost is 20,50,000.00. I have paid 16,79,000 to builder.
    I really dont understood anything in the above discussions. I want to know whether
    selling the right in the property will be treated as capital gain ? I think it is.
    Then how to get exemption from the long term/ short term capital gain tax ?
    What is the percentage of tax ? and how it is calculated ?

  36. sanjay says:

    Here is my query for computation of Capita Gain:

    Small History

    1. I was allotted a villa by Omaxe in Bhiwadi on 1st Jan 2008
    2. Since I opted for down payment plan, I paid 95% to builder upfront by way of Finance by Axis Bank and by my own savings
    3. The paid up amount by Bank was Rs 12 Lacs and from my side around 18 Lacs. The total 95% paid was approx.. 30 Lacs
    4. I received the letter from builder for balance 5% in June 2011 and the same was paid.
    5. Builder issue a letter allowing us to undertake Puja, or small renovation after receiving full payment
    6. Accordingly, now the villa is in our possession and has our lock and key

    If I want to sell this villa now at 70 Lac, I would earn a profit of around 40 Lacs

    My Question

    1. Which date would be considered for calculation of Capital Gain?
    2. Allotment date in 2009 or Date on which we paid and balance 5% in 2011?
    3. Would this qualify for STCG or LTCG
    4. If I reinvest full realization of 70 Lac, do I still need to pay Capital Gain
    5. Or what would be the best way to avoid CG tax

    Regards,

    Sanjay Sharma

  37. RAVI BATRA says:

    It is good interpretation of Law and incontinuation of previous opinion on the subject matter, I would like to ask the following:

    1. Supoose in the above mentioned case we get benefit of Section 54 and as per opinion and law we need to invest further as mentioned under Law- My Question is: CAN WE INVEST IN PROPERTY FOR WHICH ALLOTTMENT LETTER IS GIVEN IMMEDIATELY BUT POSSESSION WILL BE GIVEN IN NEXT 3 YEARS AND IN THIS CASE AMT TO BUILDER WILL BE PAID AS PER CONSTRUCTION LINKED PLAN.

  38. Manoj says:

    Dear Prashant and all other,

    I would like to ask same question. request to guide me for the same

  39. Ajit says:

    I checked the same with 3 different CAs but everyone responded to me in negative that a residential booking will not be termed as a capital asset and will be taxed as per the highest slab in the year of sale irrespective of the number of years it was held.

  40. Abhishek Shaw says:

    Hi, I purchased an under-construction flat in Oct-2010 and registration was done in Dec-2010. I will be getting the possession of the flat in 2-3 months. I want to sell this flat and buy another one. Just wanted to check whether can I delay the possession until Nov/Dec 13 and claim long-term gain capital gain on property and invest it another flat or whether it would be classified as short-term and I need to pay the taxes.

  41. ARUN GARODIA says:

    suppose a person purchased a residential flat to save capital gain and sold after 3 years of full payment of flat in 2009 without getting the possession of flat. whether exemption claimed on capital gain be taxable in such situtation

  42. Prashant says:

    my is also similar case. Should I treat this as long term

    purchase date / allotment date 2007 : Amount Rs. 60 Lacs
    possession  date is 2010 : Amount Rs. 10 Lacs
    registration date is  2011 : Amount Rs 5 Lacs
    total purchase cost : 75 lacs

    Sales Date is 2012 : Amount Rs. 105 Lacs

    Profit : 30 Lacs  (To ascertain whether long term or short term) 

  43. ABHISHEK CHATTERJEE says:

    In the above post its written, the amount need to be invested BEFORE DUE DATE OF FILING OF RETURN.PLS CLARIFY THIS THAT IF HOUSE SOLD IN FIN YEAR 2012-2013 MEANS THAT THE DUE DATE FOR THIS IS IN AY2013-2014 OR IN JULY/SEPT 2012 ITSELF.

    SECONDLY HOW TO SHOW THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION OF BUILIDING FOR CLAIMING THE DEDUCTION UNDER SECTION 54 OF INCOME TAX ACT.

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