SALE OF AGRICULTURAL LAND
I am making this query after reading your article in The Hitavada, Money, dated 30/1/12 under the title “Capital gain deposit A/c Scheme”.
We are having land outside NMC Limits, which has been convert to Non-agricultural use and the layout has been sanction.
The said land was own by my grandfather, then pass on to my father by way of gift deed and now is jointly owned by my (a) Father (b) Mother (c) Myself & (d) My brother, in equal proportion.
Land was acquire by grandfather before 01/04/1981. Now we intend to sell some plot to a Limited co. for a consideration of Rs. 8.50 Cr.
From our previous sale of some other property, we are having Capital Gain Loss to above persons as under:
(a) Rs. 98,02,356/-
(c) Rs. 55,43,693/-
(d ) Rs. 36,87,586/-
Kindly let me know the amount of Capital Gain and what are the ways of saving the CG tax. [Vishal- email@example.com]
- The property is an ancestral property and the fair market value of the property as on 01.04.1981 could be take as the cost of acquisition.
- The cost of acquisition taken above would be index so as to arrive at the index cost of acquisition of the property. (The Cost Inflation Index for the F.Y. 2011-12 is “785”. If the property is sale in F.Y. 2011-12, the cost of acquisition consider om(1) above, would be multiple by 7.85 so as to arrive at the index cost of acquisition.)
- The difference between the indexed cost of acquisition computed above & the sale price of Rs. 8.50 Cr. (or the value adopted by the Registrar for levy of stamp duty,if it is higher) would be the amount of long term capital gain. The LTCG so compute above would be divide in equal proportion in the hands of four persons as mentione in the query. LTCG is taxable @ 20% u/s 112 of the Income Tax Act-1961. In the absence of all the relevant details, the amount of LTCG could not be work out.
- As far as the loss in the hands of (a), (c) & (d) is concerned, the same can be set off against the current year LTCG provided that the loss is brought forward from the earlier years as per the provision of the Income Tax Act-1961 i.e.,
a] The original return in which loss was incurr was file before the due date of filing with the benefit of carry forward of the loss.
b] The benefit of carry forward & set off of loss is available only for 8 assessment year succeeding the assessment year in which the loss was incurred.
- One can save the Long Term Capital Gain tax arising from sale of plot by following mode:
a) U/s 54EC:
To save LTCG tax u/s 54EC, Assessee is required to invest the amount of Long Term Capital Gain (LTCG) within a period of 6 months from the date of sale/transfer of assets in the specified bonds issued by REC/NHAI. However, there is a maximum cap of Rs. 50 Lacs in a financial year for investment in the NHAI/REC Bonds.
b) U/s 54F:
For exemption u/s 54F, Assessee (Individual or HUF) has to invest the amount of net sale consideration for purchase of a residential house property within a prescribed period.
For the benefit of the masses, we are elaborating the provision of section 54F as under:
- The exemption is available only to an individual or a Hindu Undivided Family.
- The capital gain should arise from the transfer of any long-term capital asset other than residential house property. (If capital gain arises from transfer of a residential house property, an exemption can be claime u/s 54.)
- The transferor must, within a period of one year before or two years after the date on which the transfer took place purchase, or within a period of three years after that date construct, a residential house.
- The transferor does not own more than one house property, other than the new asset, on the date of transfer of the original asset.
- The Assessee shall not purchase any residential house, other than the new asset, within a period of one year after the date of transfer of the original asset or construct any residential house, other than the new asset, within a period of three years after the date of transfer of the original asset.
- If all above conditions are satisfies, transfer can claim entire LTCG as exempt provide entire amount of sale consideration is invest for new residential house property. If entire sale consideration is not investe then Exempt LTCG shall be Cost of New House * Capital Gain/ Net Sale consideration.
- U/s 54F, it’s the investment of actual sale consideration that determines the claim of exemption.
High Value Transactions are to be given at tax returns. I have a query as regards mentioning of MF units purchased. The purchase transactions above Rs. two Lacs are to be include. Please clarify whether the limit applies to units of one MF scheme/plan or All MF schemes units under same Mutual Funds or All schemes units under different Mutual Funds scheme, Or When switch option is exercised no payment is made but technically it is treated as sale & buy action, whether such purchase is to be included in high value transaction and shown in Tax Return? [firstname.lastname@example.org]
“Schedule-AIR” requiring the disclosure of investment of Rs. 2 Lacs or more in mutual fund has been omit from all the Income Tax Return. Forms issue for the A.Y. 2011-12.
In the earlier year, the aggregate investment of Rs. 2 Lacs or more in all the mutual funds take together was require to be report by the investor Assessee.
SALE OF AGRICULTURAL LAND