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Clause 22 - Amendment of section 45. - FINANCE BILL, 2017

FINANCE BILL, 2017
Chapter III
DIRECT TAXES - Income-tax
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Amendment of section 45.

22. In section 45 of the Income-tax Act, after sub-section (5) and the Explanation thereto, the following sub-section shall be inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2018, namely:-

‘(5A) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where the capital gain arises to an assessee, being an individual or a Hindu undivided family, from the transfer of a capital asset, being land or building or both, under a specified agreement, the capital gains shall be chargeable to income-tax as income of the previous year in which the certificate of completion for the whole or part of the project is issued by the competent authority; and for the purposes of section 48, the stamp duty value, on the date of issue of the said certificate, of his share, being land or building or both in the project, as increased by the consideration received in cash, if any, shall be deemed to be the full value of the consideration received or accruing as a result of the transfer of the capital asset:

Provided that the provisions of this sub-section shall not apply where the assessee transfers his share in the project on or before the date of issue of said certificate of completion, and the capital gains shall be deemed to be the income of the previous year in which such transfer takes place and the provisions of this Act, other than the provisions of this sub-section, shall apply for the purpose of determination of full value of consideration received or accruing as a result of such transfer.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this sub-section, the expression-

(i) “competent authority” means the authority empowered to approve the building plan by or under any law for the time being in force;

(ii) “specified agreement” means a registered agreement in which a person owning land or building or both, agrees to allow another person to develop a real estate project on such land or building or both, in consideration of a share, being land or building or both in such project, whether with or without payment of part of the consideration in cash;

(iii) “stamp duty value” means the value adopted or assessed or assessable by any authority of Government for the purpose of payment of stamp duty in respect of an immovable property being land or building or both.’.

 



 

Notes on Clauses:

Clause 22 of the Bill seeks to amend section 45 of the Income-tax Act relating to Capital gains.

Under the existing provisions of the said section, the Capital gains is chargeable in the year in which transfer takes place except in certain cases as provided in the said section.

It is proposed to insert a new sub-section (5A) in the said section so as to provide that where the Capital gains arises to an assessee being an individual or Hindu undivided family, from the transfer of a Capital asset, being land or building or both, under a specified agreement, the capital gains shall be chargeable to income-tax as income of the previous year in which the certificate of completion for the whole or part of the project is issued by the competent authority.

It is further proposed to provide that the stamp duty value of his share, being land or building or both, in the project on the date of issuing of said certificate as increased by consideration received in cash, if any, shall be deemed to be the full value of the consideration received or accruing as a result of the transfer of the capital asset.

It is also proposed to provide that the provisions of this sub-section shall not apply where the assessee transfers his share in the project to any other person on or before the date of issue of said certificate of completion and the capital gains shall be deemed to be the income of the previous year in which such transfer took place and the provisions of the Act, other than the provisions of this sub-section, shall apply for the determination of the full value of consideration received or accruing as a result of such transfer.

It is also proposed to define the expressions "competent authority", "specified agreement" and "stamp duty value".

This amendment will take effect from 1st April, 2018 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2018-2019 and subsequent years.

 
 
 
 
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