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How To Compute Cost Of Indexation For Legal Heirs?

QUERY: A person acquired inherited property before Independence. Thereafter, he had obtained, the court order for legal heirship in the Financial Year 1991/92, At that time stamp duty was paid amounting to Rs. 1,98,840/-. Can it be considered as cost for indexation?
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Section 49(1) provides that where the capital asset acquired by an assessee by way of inheritance, the cost of acquisition of the asset shall be deemed to be the cost for which the previous owner of the property acquired it

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