Capital Gain

Reduction of Equity Share Capital – Tax Implication

Income Tax - The point of issue, for discussion herein, is whether a reduction of equity share capital by a company, for writing off, in the books of account, the accumulated losses of past years (in a previous year of relevance), is tantamount to a transfer by its shareholder ...

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Conversion of company into LLP – “Clear road” ahead?

Income Tax - Recently ITAT Mumbai in the case of M/ s Celerity Power LLP has attempted to cover income tax implications arising on conversion of a private limited company into an LLP comprehensively. ...

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Issues In Allowing Exemption U/S 54 & 54F- Long Term Capital Gain

Income Tax - Long term capital gain on purchase of residential house is exempt u/s 54 & 54F. The author do not wish to go in the procedure of calculating capital gain. The subject addressed in this article is connected with various issues which are concerned with the allowability or otherwise of the long term capital gain invested in the purchase of r...

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Section 112A – Long-term capital gain on listed securities: Recent developments

Income Tax - The Finance Act, 2018, withdrew the exemption for long-term capital gains on the sale of listed equity shares, units of equity oriented mutual fund or business trust, etc., (subject to certain conditions) and subjecting such gains to tax at a concessional rate of 10% under section 112A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (Act)....

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Taxation of Capital Gain in India – FAQs

Income Tax - What incomes are charged to tax under the head Capital Gains? Ans: Any profit or gain arising from transfer of a capital asset during the year is charged to tax under the head Capital Gains.​...

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Draft Notification on Tax on Long Term Capital Gain on Shares

Income Tax - Finance Act, 2018 has withdrawn the exemption under clause (38) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) and has introduced a new section 112A in the Act, to provide that long term capital gains arising from transfer of a long-term capital asset being an equity share in a company or a unit of an equity oriented fund or a unit o...

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Amend Sec. 47(viab) related to indirect transfer of capital asset situated in India

Income Tax - The Finance Act, 2015 has amended provisions dealing with indirect transfer of capital asset situated in India. The amendment provides clarity on certain contentious aspects with regards to taxation of income arising or accruing from such indirect transfers....

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Draft rules on valuation of ‘unquoted shares’ for Sec. 56(2)(x)/50CA

Income Tax - CBDT has released the draft rules prescribing ‘unquoted shares’ valuation for purposes of Sec. 56(2)(x)/50CA (an important development impacting corporate restructuring) inviting comments from public....

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India and Singapore Sign a Third Protocol for Amending DTAA

Income Tax - Third Protocol amends DTAA with effect from 1st April, 2017 to provide for source based taxation of capital gains arising on transfer of shares in a company....

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Tax on Income/Loss arising from Transfer of Unlisted Shares-reg.

Income Tax - CBDT, vide order dated 2nd May, 2016 has given direction to field formation, with a view to avoid disputes/Litigation and to maintain uniform approach that the income arising from transfer of unlisted shares, irrespective of period of holding, would be taxable under the head ‘Capital Gain’ except in certain circumstances where the Ass...

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Merely holding shares for a short period will not convert capital gain into business income

Pr. CIT Vs M/s Viksit Engineering Ltd. (Bombay High Court) - Pr. CIT Vs M/s Viksit Engineering Ltd. (Bombay High Court) We note the fact, that the issue of classification of income on sale of shares as business income or as short term capital gains is to be decided the facts of each case. The tests to be applied for such determination is provided in CBDT C...

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Date of Transfer in JDA when assessees merely entitled to a specified constructed space

Atluri Usha Rani Vs Asst. CIT (ITAT Hyderabad) - Atluri Usha Rani Vs Asst. CIT (ITAT Hyderabad) I have carefully considered the rival submissions and perused the record. I have also carefully perused the development agreement-cum-GPA. The said agreement shows that the builders and developers have to bear all the expenditure for preparation of the ...

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Year of taxability on Transfer of land pursuant to development agreement

K. Vijaya Lakshmi Vs Assisstant Commissioner of Income Tax (ITAT Hyderabad) - K. Vijaya Lakshmi Vs ACIT (ITAT Hyderabad) The development agreement implied that assessee did permit the developer to enter into the premises and to do all the necessary things for construction of apartments. Some of the agreement holders also sold the flats in semi-finished condition or in fully d...

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Gain on sale of Shares held for more than 12 months as investment is LTCG

ACIT Vs M/s. Wig Investment (ITAT Delhi) - ACIT Vs M/s. Wig Investment (ITAT Delhi) AO has treated not only the gain on mutual funds as business income but also gain on profit and sale of shares as also as business income. Now in view of the CBDT Circular dated 29.9.2016, if shares are held for more than 12 months which have been […]...

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Bogus Capital Gain- Addition cannot be made merely on assumption that brokers may have done manipulation

DCIT Vs Rakesh Saraogi & Sons (HUF) (ITAT Raipur) - Assuming that the brokers may have done some manipulation but the assessee cannot be held liable for the Act of the brokers when the entire transactions have been done through banking channels duly recorded in the Demant accounts with a Government depository and traded on the stock exchange....

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Draft notification for determination of FMV of inventory converted in Capital Assets

Clause (via) in section 28 is inserted by Finance Act, 2018, w.e.f. Financial year 2018-19 and it provides taxation of Inventory in the year in which it is converted in capital Assets. CBDT issued Draft of notification to be issued for amending Income-tax Rules, 1962 for prescribing the manner of d...

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24 FAQs on Taxation of Long Term Capital Gain on Shares

F.No. 370149/20/2018-TPL - (04/02/2018) - Since the introduction of the Finance Bill, 2018 on 1st February, 2018, several queries have been raised in different fora on various issues relating to the proposed new tax regime for taxation of long-term capital gains. The responses to these queries are provided below....

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TDS on interest under Capital Gains Accounts Scheme of deceased depositor

Notification No. 08/2017- Income Tax - (13/09/2017) - It has been brought to the notice of CBDT that in cases of deceased depositor who has made deposits under the Capital Gains Accounts Scheme, 1988; the banks are deducting TDS on the interest earned on such deposits in the hand of the deceased depositor and issuing TDS certificates in the name of th...

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CBDT notifies Cost Inflation indexes with Base Year as 2001-02

Notification No. 44/2017-Income Tax [S.O. 1790(E)] - (05/06/2017) - CBDT has vice Notification No. 44/2017 notified Cost Inflation indexes with Base Year as 2001-02 for the Financial Year 2001-02 to 2017-18 and same are applicable from Financial Year 2017-18....

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Gain on sale of unlisted share to be considered as Capital Gain

Letter F.No.225/12/2016/ITA.II - (02/05/2016) - For determining the tax-treatment of income arising from transfer of unlisted shares for which no formal market exists for trading, a need has been felt to have a consistent view in assessments pertaining to such income. It has, accordingly, been decided that the income arising from transfer of unli...

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Recent Posts in "Capital Gain"

Merely holding shares for a short period will not convert capital gain into business income

Pr. CIT Vs M/s Viksit Engineering Ltd. (Bombay High Court)

Pr. CIT Vs M/s Viksit Engineering Ltd. (Bombay High Court) We note the fact, that the issue of classification of income on sale of shares as business income or as short term capital gains is to be decided the facts of each case. The tests to be applied for such determination is provided in CBDT Circular No.4 of […]...

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Date of Transfer in JDA when assessees merely entitled to a specified constructed space

Atluri Usha Rani Vs Asst. CIT (ITAT Hyderabad)

Atluri Usha Rani Vs Asst. CIT (ITAT Hyderabad) I have carefully considered the rival submissions and perused the record. I have also carefully perused the development agreement-cum-GPA. The said agreement shows that the builders and developers have to bear all the expenditure for preparation of the said plan, obtaining licenses, permissio...

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Year of taxability on Transfer of land pursuant to development agreement

K. Vijaya Lakshmi Vs Assisstant Commissioner of Income Tax (ITAT Hyderabad)

K. Vijaya Lakshmi Vs ACIT (ITAT Hyderabad) The development agreement implied that assessee did permit the developer to enter into the premises and to do all the necessary things for construction of apartments. Some of the agreement holders also sold the flats in semi-finished condition or in fully developed condition, whereas few like ass...

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Gain on sale of Shares held for more than 12 months as investment is LTCG

ACIT Vs M/s. Wig Investment (ITAT Delhi)

ACIT Vs M/s. Wig Investment (ITAT Delhi) AO has treated not only the gain on mutual funds as business income but also gain on profit and sale of shares as also as business income. Now in view of the CBDT Circular dated 29.9.2016, if shares are held for more than 12 months which have been […]...

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Reduction of Equity Share Capital – Tax Implication

The point of issue, for discussion herein, is whether a reduction of equity share capital by a company, for writing off, in the books of account, the accumulated losses of past years (in a previous year of relevance), is tantamount to a transfer by its shareholder ...

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Conversion of company into LLP – “Clear road” ahead?

Recently ITAT Mumbai in the case of M/ s Celerity Power LLP has attempted to cover income tax implications arising on conversion of a private limited company into an LLP comprehensively. ...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Bogus Capital Gain- Addition cannot be made merely on assumption that brokers may have done manipulation

DCIT Vs Rakesh Saraogi & Sons (HUF) (ITAT Raipur)

Assuming that the brokers may have done some manipulation but the assessee cannot be held liable for the Act of the brokers when the entire transactions have been done through banking channels duly recorded in the Demant accounts with a Government depository and traded on the stock exchange....

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Loss due to reduction in Face Value of share capital is Capital Loss

M/s. Jupiter Capital Pvt. Ltd. Vs ACIT (ITAT Banglore)

Section 2(47) is containing an inclusive definition and inter alia, it provides that relinquishment of an asset or extinguishment of any right there in amounts to a transfer of a capital asset....

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Issues In Allowing Exemption U/S 54 & 54F- Long Term Capital Gain

Long term capital gain on purchase of residential house is exempt u/s 54 & 54F. The author do not wish to go in the procedure of calculating capital gain. The subject addressed in this article is connected with various issues which are concerned with the allowability or otherwise of the long term capital gain invested in the purchase of r...

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Tax on Sale of land which was leased for a very long period

ACIT Vs M/s. Punjab Steel Rolling Mills (Baroda) Pvt. Ltd. (ITAT Ahmedabad)

Where assessee had transferred land owned by it to lessee for a long period but subsequently when the lessee company went into liquidation had transferred lease right, the same was taxable under the head Capital gains instead of Income from other sources because even though the land was transferred for a long period, the actual ownership ...

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