Section 54F

Section 54F of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Income Tax - Section 54F  of the Income Tax Act 1. Assessee is an Individual or HUF. 2. Capital Gain arises from the Sale of any capital asset other than Residential House. 3. This asset is called original asset. 4. Assessee has purchased a Residential House within a year before the date of transfer or constructed a residential […]...

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Commencement of property construction prior to transfer of original asset not an impediment for section 54F exemption

Income Tax - The Delhi High Court in case of Bharti Mishra held that section 54F prescribes appropriation of sale consideration within one year before the date of transfer of original asset, two years from the date of transfer or construction of new property within three years from the date of transfer. However, the Act does not prescribe any conditio...

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Interim budget has good news for property owners as well

Income Tax - This interim budget as expected intends to harvest good votes in the election season and has therefore proposed various beneficial proposals for small tax payers It  proposes various provisions which are beneficial for the owners of property. Let us discuss. Enhancement for limit on TDS on rent The Finance Minister (FM) has proposed to e...

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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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Investment in multiple houses for exemption under section 54/54F

Income Tax - Controversy always cropped between taxpayer and income tax department whenever taxpayer claim exemption under section 54 and 54F for investment made in multiple houses. Question that now arise whether the prefix ‘a’ used before the word residential house is interpreted in singular or plural sense. ...

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Clarify whether acquisition of residential flat in ‘OAS’ is ‘purchase’ or ‘construction: ICAI

Income Tax - Under Section 54 of the Income-tax Act, if an assessee who has earned a Capital Gain on sale of a residential house, has, within the prescribed period, purchased or constructed another residential house, then, to the extent of the cost of the new residential house, no tax in respect of such Capital Gain is payable. ...

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Clarify Section 54 and 54F – Capital gains exemption in case of investment in ONE residential house property in INDIA: ICAI

Income Tax - Section 54(1) has been amended by the Finance (No.2) Act, 2014 by substituting constructed, a residential house, with constructed, one residential house in India. Similar amendment is made in section 54F(1)....

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ICAI suggests Certification of deductions claimed U/s. 54, 54F, 54EC etc

Income Tax - At present deductions u/s 54, 54F, 54EC etc. are not subject to any audit or certification. The possibility that the assessee claims inaccurate amount of deduction under such provisions cannot be ruled out....

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Assessment not valid if AO fails to consider deduction/exemption claimed

Sri Deepak Dhanaraj Vs ITO (Karnataka High Court) - Sri Deepak Dhanaraj Vs ITO (Karnataka High Court) In this case AO has not whispered about the revised return filed by the assessee except observing that the returns filed by the assessee were invalidated being defective returns. If that being the position, no opportunity was provided to the petition...

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Section 54F | Computation of holding period | Allotment date or Possession date

Nilam R. Kataria Vs ACIT (OSD) (ITAT Ahmedabad) - From ‘date of allotment’ of capital asset, i.e., 15-2-2007 the holding period was more than 36 months on sale of property on 4-8-2010 as such, revenue authorities were not justified in treating the holding period from date of registration of property, i.e., 30-9-2009 and treating it as short-ter...

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Section 54F: ITAT allows Date of possession of new house instead of date of sale agreement / registration

Ayushi Patni Vs DCIT (ITAT Pune) -  Since final consideration was paid and the possession of flat was received within a period of one year prior to the date of transfer of capital asset, then the same should be considered as the date of purchase, so as to allow the benefit of deduction under section 54F to assessee....

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Section 54/54F: New residential house need not be purchased by assessee in his own name

Mrs. A. Vijayakumari Vs ITO (ITAT Chennai) - Mrs. A. Vijayakumari Vs ITO (ITAT Chennai) The provisions of section 54 of the Act are beneficial and are to be considered liberally for reasonable bonafide cause but investment in residential property is mandatory which is not in dispute in this case. The Assessing Officer was not justified in reje...

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Section 54F exemption cannot be denied merely because bills & vouchers were not produced

Shri Govind Gangadhar Sabane Vs The Income Tax Officer (ITAT Pune) - Shri Govind Gangadhar Sabane Vs ITO (ITAT Pune) There is no dispute to the fact that one capital asset was sold and thereafter, new house was constructed. That both the Revenue Authorities in their respective orders have agreed that the Inspector had visited the site and has reported that residentia...

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Assessment not valid if AO fails to consider deduction/exemption claimed

Sri Deepak Dhanaraj Vs ITO (Karnataka High Court)

Sri Deepak Dhanaraj Vs ITO (Karnataka High Court) In this case AO has not whispered about the revised return filed by the assessee except observing that the returns filed by the assessee were invalidated being defective returns. If that being the position, no opportunity was provided to the petitioner under section 139(9) of the Act [&hel...

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Section 54F | Computation of holding period | Allotment date or Possession date

Nilam R. Kataria Vs ACIT (OSD) (ITAT Ahmedabad)

From ‘date of allotment’ of capital asset, i.e., 15-2-2007 the holding period was more than 36 months on sale of property on 4-8-2010 as such, revenue authorities were not justified in treating the holding period from date of registration of property, i.e., 30-9-2009 and treating it as short-term capital gains, deduction under section...

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Section 54F: ITAT allows Date of possession of new house instead of date of sale agreement / registration

Ayushi Patni Vs DCIT (ITAT Pune)

 Since final consideration was paid and the possession of flat was received within a period of one year prior to the date of transfer of capital asset, then the same should be considered as the date of purchase, so as to allow the benefit of deduction under section 54F to assessee....

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Section 54/54F: New residential house need not be purchased by assessee in his own name

Mrs. A. Vijayakumari Vs ITO (ITAT Chennai)

Mrs. A. Vijayakumari Vs ITO (ITAT Chennai) The provisions of section 54 of the Act are beneficial and are to be considered liberally for reasonable bonafide cause but investment in residential property is mandatory which is not in dispute in this case. The Assessing Officer was not justified in rejecting the case law relied on […]...

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Section 54F exemption cannot be denied merely because bills & vouchers were not produced

Shri Govind Gangadhar Sabane Vs The Income Tax Officer (ITAT Pune)

Shri Govind Gangadhar Sabane Vs ITO (ITAT Pune) There is no dispute to the fact that one capital asset was sold and thereafter, new house was constructed. That both the Revenue Authorities in their respective orders have agreed that the Inspector had visited the site and has reported that residential house has been constructed consisting ...

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Section 54F | Holding period | Computation from allotment or possession date

ITO Vs Smt. Meeta Bhavesh Ganatra (ITAT Mumbai)

 As allotment of property was final and payment of purchase consideration had been duly made before allotment, therefore, holding period of property had to be computed from the date of allotment, and not from the date of taking delivery of possession which was only a follow-up action....

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Temporary /makeshift superstructure not eligible for Section 54F exemption

Shri Harshad M Thakkar (Gandhi) Vs DCIT (ITAT Ahmedabad)

Shri Harshad M Thakkar (Gandhi) Vs DCIT (ITAT Ahmedabad) We are at loss to understand as to how the factual aspects like lack of basic amenity and a non-descript temporary makeshift shelter/ superstructure of insignificant worth can convert a land into a residential house. The vast open land with naturally grown grass, a grossly asymmetri...

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Section 54F deduction cannot be restricted to stamp duty value

I.T.O. Vs Shri Roop Narayan Sharma (ITAT Jaipur)

Deduction U/s 54F was available to assessee in respect of full value of consideration received and not on the value taken by the Sub-Registrar for the purposes of stamp duty. ...

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Section 54F Exemption cannot be denied if assessee invests entire consideration in construction of residential house

Vijay Mahipal v. ITO (ITAT Kolkata)

Vijay Mahipal v. ITO (ITAT Kolkata) If the assessee invests the entire consideration in construction of the residential house within three years from the date of transfer he cannot be denied deduction u/s 54F of the Act on the ground that he did not deposit the said amount in capital gain account scheme before the […]...

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Section 54F exemption if Sale Proceed not invested in Specified Govt Scheme but Property purchased within Three Years

Sh. Vijay Chaudhary Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi)

Sh. Vijay Chaudhary Vs ITO (ITAT Delhi) Whether the assessee invests the entire sales consideration in construction of a residential house within three years from the date of transfer can he be denied exemption under Section 54F on the ground that he did not deposit the said amount in capital gains account scheme before the […]...

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