Example

In case, we sell Any Capital asset except Residential House,earn LTCG and later purchase another Rsidential House,

Then LTCG on Sale of House will be  exempt

 

Conditions to be Fulfilled

  • Deduction is available only to Individual and HUF
  • This deduction is on LTCG only (Not STCG)
  • Sale of any asset except Residential House covered (Even sale of plot of land covered)
  • Person should invest the amount of LTCG in purchasing new property or Construction of a new property

 

Time Period

  • If Purchased:-1 year before or 2 year after date of transfer
  • If Constructed:-Within 3 years after date of transfer

 

Amount Exempt is

(Amount Invested /Total Consideration)*LTCG

 

Question 1

Jewellery purchased by Mr A for 10 lacs  in June 2010 sold for 20 lacs in July 2015

Expenses on Transfer Rs 14000

House Purchased in Aug 2015 for Rs 14 lacs

CII for 2015-16 is 1081 and 2009-10 is 632

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Q2

Solve last question assuming Jewellery was purchased on June 2014

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Consequences if New Asset Sold within 3 years

If Section 54 benefit claimed,new house should purchased should not be transferred for 3 years.

If transferred,then

STCA will be calculated on Sale of New House

Amount of Capital Gain Exempt earlier will be reduced from Cost while Calculating this STCA

 

Q3

Suppose in  Q1 above,new House which was purchased for 2000000 in May 15 was later sold for 2400000 in August 2016

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  1. Income from Capital Gains
  2. Exemptions
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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 8 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo. You can check his NCERT Solutions from Class 6 to 12.