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QUERY: A HUF was having a house property which was let out and rent was charged under the head ‘Income from House Property’ on which tax was paid. The said property was sold for Rs. 30/- lakhs which the HUF wants to invest in the name of coparcener (daughter). Whether HUF is entitled to get benefit under section 54F of the Income-tax Act, 1961 as coparcener is a part of the HUF?
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According to me no benefit would be available to the HUF if it invests in the name of coparcener. Under section 2 (31) read with section 4 the HUF as well as coparcener are separate assessable entities. This view is supported by the decision of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Nagpur Bench in ITO vs. Prakash Timaji Dhangode [258 ITR (AT) 114], where the Tribunal has held as under:

QUERY: A flat was sold. The AO adopted stamp duty value. The assessee invested full stamp duty value in another flat. Whether the assessee is entitled for deduction under section 54F?
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QUERY: In the joint development agreement, when land owner is entitled to 5 flats in a building to be constructed by the developer on land belonging to the assessee landlord, is exemption u/s. 54F available to the assessee land lord?
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From the fact it is clear that land owner would retain the land and developer would allot five flats as consideration for transfer of development right to developer.

As per DCIT v. G. Raghuram [46 ITR 136 (Hyd.)], the cost

QUERY: An assessee received residential house property under will during financial year 2000-01. The previous owner of property had purchased the property in the year 1975. The said property has been dismantled by the assessee and same is sold under the construction stage during the financial year 2009-10. Can assessee get exemption u/s. 54 or not. If not, can the assessee get the exemption u/s. 54F due to property is under construction ( i.e., said property is not residential property at the time of sales).
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As I understand from the query, that the assessee has received a residential house property under will during the financial year 2000-01, which was purchased by the previous owner in 1975. Now dismantling the said property, the assessee has sold the said property in the financial year 2009-10. I presume that the previous owner was

QUERY: As per sections 54/54F of the Act capital gain arising from sale of a residential house is exempt if the amount of capital gain is invested in purchase or construction of another residential house by the assessee. Whether the exemption is available if the new house is purchased by the assessee jointly in the name of wife?
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In CIT v. Ravinder Kumar Arora [342 ITR 38 (Del.)], the facts were, the assessee claimed exemption of capital gain to the extent of Rs. 3,18,59,276/- under section 54F of the Act on account of purchase of a new house property, out of the total gain arising from sale of land. The AO rejected the claim because the house had been purchased in the joint names of

QUERY: X is the owner of a flat, and he is also a co-owner in another flat with his wife. They wish to sell both these flats and invest the proceeds in a larger apartment,. X wishes to know whether such joint investment in one flat will be sufficient for capital gains exemption.
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Yes. The main purpose of section 54 of the Income tax Act, 1961 is to give relief in respect of profits on the sale of a residential house. Section 54F of the Act, provides that where any capital gains arises from the transfer of any long term capital asset, other than residential house and the assessee purchases within one year before or after the date on which

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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Thus, it is clear from the above judgments that legal heir steps in the shoes of deceased and entitled for deduction under section 54 of the Act.

QUERY: A flat was sold. The AO adopted stamp duty value. The assessee invested full stamp duty value in another flat. Whether the assessee is entitled for deduction under section 54F?
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where capital gain is assessed on notional basis under section 50C, whatever amount is invested in new residential house within prescribed period under section 54F would get benefit of deduction irrespective of the fact that funds from other sources are utilised for new residential house

QUERY: I sold my residential property and made a long-term capital gain of Rs. 50 lakhs. I used the sale proceeds to purchase a commercial gala. Subsequently, within two years of sale of the residential property, I purchased another residential property by borrowing funds from the bank and relatives. Can I claim that the long-term capital gain is exempt u/s 54 even though the sale proceeds of the old house were not used for purchase of the new house?
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No! The only requirement for availing deduction u/s 54 is that the new residential house must be purchased or constructed within the period specified in the section. The source of funds is irrelevant.