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QUERY: Section 54EC caps exemption at Rs. 50 lakhs, whether caps of Rs. 50 lakhs:

(a) Is applicable qua assets sold?

(b) Whether assessee can claimed exemption only in one year

(c) Whether limit of Rs. 50 lakhs is applicable to each financial year, if yes, then can assessee invest Rs. 50 lakhs in two financial years, falling within a period of six months after date of transfer?
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(a) No, section applies to assets sold during the year and not the qua asset.

(b) The exemption should be claimed in the year in which long-term gain arises and invested in long-term specified assets within six months from the date of transfer.

QUERY: I sold my residential house property for Rs. 1.2 crores in December, 2013 which I wanted to re-invest in NHAI bonds. I understand that the investment in NHAI bonds needs to be made within 6 months from the date of sale and the restriction for such investment is Rs. 50/- lakhs per financial year. Accordingly, I made a plan of invest Rs. 50/- lakhs in January, 2014 once and again in May, 2014 Rs. 50 lakhs whether I would get a exemption of Rs. 1/- crore from long term capital gain tax. However, my advisor informed me that there are some litigations involved in this point. Can you please clarify what exactly is the litigation involved and how it can be mitigated?If that is so why is this restriction of Rs. 50/- lakhs per financial year has been prescribed in the Act?
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Yes, In ITO v. Ms. Rania Faleiro [142 ITD 769] the Panji Tribunal has held as un-der:

“The plain reading of section 54EC(1) as well as the proviso thereto clearly sug-gests that the limit of Rs. 50 lakhs as given under the proviso is as per person per financial year. There is no ambiguity in the interpretation, Had there been an intention of the legislature to restrict the exemption of Rs. 50 lakhs, the legislature would have provided the embargo in this regard

QUERY: Investments made u/s. 54EC beyond time limit u/s. 139(1) i.e. before expiry of 139(4) time limit is eligible for exemption?
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The exemption up to Rs. 50/- lakhs would be available under section 54EC, if the capital gains arises from the transfer of a long term capital asset, (being the original asset) and the assessee has, at any time within a period of

QUERY: ‘P’ had to sold her property in order to finance her daughter’s medical expenses.

The agreement for sale was entered for Rs. 50/- lakh. She received only Rs. 35/- lakh due to dispute with the buyer. No possession of the property was given. She does not have money to invest in order to claim exemption u/s. 54. The AO passed the order levying tax on Rs. 50/- lakh. Whether AO is right?
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In this case transfer is not complete, because of property has not been given and therefore there is no question of investing in another house to claim exemption under section 54.

QUERY: A NRI Tax Payer in 2003, booked a Flat in Kolkata, basically for investment purposes.

A Three Room Flat with specific Flat No. 32G, was allotted to him in May 2004. He went on paying the Price as per the Agreement, aggregating to Rs. 34,62,659/-, according to the progress of the Building Construction.

In 2006, he decided to return to Kolkata permanently and has been looking for a Residential Flat for his residence. He got a bigger 4 Bed Room Flat No. 31J in the same building. He made an initial payments of Rs. 8,35,200/- to the allottee of the said Flat No. 31J, as commitment money, with a clear understanding that, on his return to Kolkata, he will sell the Flat No. 32G allotted to him and pay the balance amount of Rs. 67,00,000/-.

He returned to Kolkata permanently on 31-1.2008 and sold the flat allotted to him on 3-6-2009 for net Sale Price of Rs. 67,00,000/- and paid for the bigger Flat No. 31J, the balance of the agreed amount.

He took the Physical Possession of the bigger Flat No. 31J on 13-11-2008.

Now, the question is, whether the Capital Gain on Sale of the Flat No. 32G, allotted to him in the Year 2004, after FIVE Years of the date of allotment would be considered as a Long Term Capital Gains and the said Capital Gains on an Investment for Residential Flat within one year from the date of sale will be an exempted income in terms of the Provisions contained in section 54 and/or section 54F of the Income-tax Act, 1961.
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A right in Flat No. 32G was acquired in May, 2004, which was under construction. For which he made payments in instalments. The said right was sold by him on 3-6-2009 without taking the possession of the said flat.

QUERY: A NRI settled in USA. He is having Green Card. He purchased four residential properties when he was resident in India with Indian Rupees. All his properties are more than three years old. Now he has just sold all its properties. To save taxes he wants to purchase another one property in USA. Could he do it under section 54, as it no where written that properties must be purchased in India?

Can he send the money to USA without deducting any withholding taxes, to purchase the property in USA.
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According to me, the benefit under section 54 of the Act cannot be denied on acquisition of property in USA. This view is supported by the Mumbai Tribunal in the case of Mrs. Prema P. Shah vs. ITO [100 ITD 60], wherein the Tribunal has held as under:

QUERY: ‘A’ constructed residential house within 3 years of sale of long-term asset. First year investment made was of Rs. 70 lakhs and filed return u/s. 139(1). Balance Rs. 70 lakhs invested in next two years. No investment in Capital Gain Account Scheme. Whether exemption u/s. 54 available?
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From the facts, it is clear that ‘A’ is constructing a residential house for which he must have taken estimate from the architect /developer for construction of residential house. Now, if he keeps balance of Rs. 70 lakhs in separate bank account or

QUERY: The assessee sold residential house and planned to construct a new house for claiming exemption u/s. 54. The assessee expired in April, 2014. Can legal heir who has to file Return of Income can claim benefit u/s. 54 of the Act, and how?
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This point has been decided by the Madras High Court in C.V. Ramanathan v. CIT [125 ITR 191], wherein the Court held that one of the concessions provided for persons deriving capital gains under the Income-tax Act is that where a person sells property used for his residence and substitutes another its place, then any capital gain derived by him would not be liable to assessment so long as the entire capital gain is reinvested in the newly acquired property.

QUERY: X purchased a vacant site (2400 sft) of rural area of Andhra Pradesh for Rs. 10,000/- in the financial year 1995-96 and paid Stamp Duty as per above consideration. Now X wants to sell it to Y for Rs. 2,00,000/- i.e. actual consideration. But Stamp Duty has to pay for Rs. 16,00,000 i.e. reckoner value of Rs. 16,00,000/-. What steps X and Y should take?
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Section 50C(1) if the Act provides that in case where the value adopted or assessed by the stamp valuation authority in respect of a transfer of land or building or both for the purpose of payment of stamp duty exceeds the consideration received or accrued by the assessee for such transfer, the value so adopted or assessed shall be deemed to be the full value of the consideration received or accruing for such transfer.

QUERY: If an assessee is owner of different proprietary concerns, can he get the block of assets under same group clubbed for all of his proprietary units or has to work out gain u/s 50 for the sale of assets of one of his unit?
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S. 32 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, provides for a deduction or allowance being made in respect of depreciation of building, machinery, plant or furniture owned by the assessee and used for purpose of his business or profession, [Golcha Properties Pvt. Ltd. vs. CIT [209 ITR 80 (Raj)].