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Computation of Capital Gains In Real Estate Transactions in case of NRI

[Capital Gain of an NRI could be Completely Exempt from Income Tax]

The Finance Act, 2002 had, with effect from the A.Y. 2003-2004 inserted a new Section 50C in the Income Tax Act, 1961, to make a special provision for determining the full value of consideration in cases of transfer of immovable property. This provided that where the consideration declared to be received or accruing as a result of the transfer of land or building or both is less than the value adopted or assessed by any authority of the State Government for the purpose of payment of stamp duty in respect of such transfer, the value so adopted or assessed would be deemed to be the full value of the consideration, and the capital gains would be computed accordingly under Section 48 of the I.T. Act. It was further provided that where the assessee claims that the value adopted or assessed for stamp duty purposes exceeds the fair market value of the property as on the date of transfer and he has not disputed the value so adopted or assessed in any appeal or revision or reference before any authority or Court, the Assessing Officer may refer the valuation of the relevant asset to a Valuation Officer in accordance with Section 55A of the Income Tax Act. If the fair market value determined by the Valuation Officer is less than the value adopted for stamp duty purposes, the Assessing Officer may take such fair market value to be the full value of consideration. However, if the fair market determined by the Valuation Officer is more than the value adopted or assessed for stamp duty purposes, the Assessing Officer would not adopt such fair market value and would take the full value of consideration to be the value adopted or assessed for stamp duty purposes. It was also provided that if the value adopted or assessed for stamp duty purposes is revised in any appeal, revision or reference, the assessment made would be amended to recompute the capital gains by taking the revised value as the full value of consideration.
 
Capital Gain of an NRI could be Completely Exempt from Income Tax
1. Exemption of Long-Term Capital Gains regarding Residential House Property (Section 54)
2. Exemption of Long-Term Capital Gains from any Capital Asset On Investment In House Property (Section 54F)
3. Exemption of Long-Term Capital Gains On Investment In Bonds of NHAI & REC
4. Exemption to facilitate the Conversion Of Partnership Firm into a Company
5. Exemption from the Levy Of Capital Gains Tax to facilitate Conversion Of Sole Proprietary Concern Into A Company
6. Computation of Capital Gains In Real Estate Transactions
7. Other Important Exemptions Regarding Capital Gains Available to NRI
8. Cost Inflation Index And Computation Of Capital Gains in case of NRI
9. Reduction Of Tax Rate On Long-Term Capital Gains In Regard To Shares And Securities
10. Concessional Rate Of Tax On Income From Certain Global Depository Receipts
11.Tax Treatment Of Capital Gain On Sale Of Shares, Debentures, Etc. Received Under ESOP
12.Provisions Relating To Set-Off Of Long-Term Capital Loss And Carry Forward Thereof ModifiedSections 70 and 74
13. Exemption Of Long-Term Capital Gains On Securities And Lower Tax On Short-Term Capital Gains
14. Issue of Foreign Currency Exchangeable Bonds Scheme, 2008
15. Miscellaneous provisions’ regarding Capital Gains in case of NRI

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