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Clause 25 - Amendment of section 49. - FINANCE BILL, 2017

FINANCE BILL, 2017
Chapter III
DIRECT TAXES - Income-tax
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Amendment of section 49.

25. In section 49 of the Income-tax Act,-

(a) in sub-section (1), in clause (iii), in sub-clause (e), after the word, brackets, figures and letter “clause (vib)”, the words, brackets, figures and letter “or clause (vic)” shall be inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2018;

(b) after sub-section (2AD), the following sub-section shall be inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2018, namely:–-

“(2AE) Where the capital asset, being equity share of a company, became the property of the assessee in consideration of a transfer referred to in clause (xb) of section 47, the cost of acquisition of the asset shall be deemed to be that part of the cost of the preference share in relation to which such asset is acquired by the assessee.”;

(c) after sub-section (2AE) as so inserted, the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely:-

“(2AF) Where the capital asset, being a unit or units in a consolidated plan of a mutual fund scheme, became the property of the assessee in consideration of a transfer referred to in clause (xix) of section 47, the cost of acquisition of the asset shall be deemed to be the cost of acquisition to him of the unit or units in the consolidating plan of the scheme of the mutual fund.”;

(d) in sub-section (4), after the words, brackets, figures and letter “or clause (viia)” at both the places where they occur, the words, brackets and figure “or clause (x)” shall be inserted;

(e) after sub-section (5) [as inserted by section 30 of the Finance Act, 2016 (28 of 2016)], the following sub-sections shall be inserted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2018, namely:-

‘(6) Where the capital gain arises from the transfer of a specified capital asset referred to in clause (c) of the Explanation to clause (37A) of section 10, which has been transferred after the expiry of two years from the end of the financial year in which the possession of such asset was handed over to the assessee, the cost of acquisition of such specified capital asset shall be deemed to be its stamp duty value as on the last day of the second financial year after the end of the financial year in which the possession of the said specified capital asset was handed over to the assessee.

Explanation.––For the purposes of this sub-section, “stamp duty value” means the value adopted or assessed or assessable by any authority of the State Government for the purpose of payment of stamp duty in respect of an immovable property.

(7) Where the capital gain arises from the transfer of a capital asset, being share in the project, in the form of land or building or both, referred to in sub-section (5A) of section 45, not being the capital asset referred to in the proviso to the said sub-section, the cost of acquisition of such asset, shall be the amount which is deemed as full value of consideration in that sub-section.’;

(f) after sub-section (7) as so inserted, the following sub-section shall be inserted and shall be deemed to have been inserted with effect from the 1st day of June, 2016, namely:–

“(8) Where the capital gain arises from the transfer of an asset, being the asset held by a trust or an institution in respect of which accreted income has been computed and the tax has been paid thereon in accordance with the provisions of Chapter XII-EB, the cost of acquisition of such asset shall be deemed to be the fair market value of the asset which has been taken into account for computation of accreted income as on the specified date referred to in sub-section (2) of section 115TD.”.

 



 

Notes on Clauses:

Clause 25 of the Bill seeks to amend section 49 of the Income-tax Act relating to cost with reference to certain modes of acquisition.

The existing provisions contained in sub-section (1) of the said section provides that where the capital asset became the property of the assessee under certain situations, the cost of acquisition of the asset shall be deemed to be the cost for which the previous owner of the property acquired it, as increased by the cost of any improvement of the assets incurred or borne by the previous owner or the assessee, as the case may be.

It is proposed to amend sub-clause (e) of clause (iii) of said sub-section (1) so as to include the transfer referred to in clause (vic) of section 47 also within the purview of the said sub-section (1).

It is further proposed to insert a new sub-section (2AE) in the said section so as to provide that where the capital asset, being equity share of a company, became the property of the assessee in consideration of a transfer as referred to in clause (xb) of section 47, the cost of acquisition of the asset shall be deemed to be the cost of the preference share in relation to which such asset is acquired by the assessee.

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

It is also proposed to insert a new sub-section (2AF)so as to provide that where the capital asset, being a unit or units in a consolidated plan of a mutual fund scheme, became the property of the assessee in consideration of a transfer referred to in clause (xix) of section 47, the cost of acquisition of the asset shall be deemed to be the cost of acquisition to him of the unit or units in the consolidating plan of the scheme of the mutual fund.

This amendment will take effect from 1st April, 2017 and will, accordingly, apply in relation to the assessment year 2017-2018 and subsequent years.

It is also proposed to insert a new sub-section (6) in the said section so as to provide that where the capital gain arises from the transfer of specified capital asset referred to in clause (c) of the Explanation to clause (37A) of section 10, received under the Land Pooling Scheme covered under the Andhra Pradesh Capital City Land Pooling Scheme (Formulation and Implementation) Rules, 2015 made under the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority Act, 2014 and the rules, regulations and schemes made under the said Act, which has been transferred after the expiry of two years from the end of the financial year in which the possession of such specified capital asset was handed over to the assessee, the cost of acquisition of that specified capital asset shall be deemed to be the stamp duty value of the said specified capital asset as on the last day of the second financial year after the end of the financial year in which the possession of the said specified capital asset was handed over to the assessee.

It is also proposed to define "stamp duty value".

It is also proposed to insert a new sub-section (7) in the said section so as to provide that the cost of acquisition of the share in the project, in the form of land or building or both, as referred to in sub-section (5A) of section 45, not being the capital asset referred to in the proviso of the said sub-section, shall be the amount which is deemed as full value of consideration in that sub-section.

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

It is also proposed to amend the said section by insertion of a new sub-section so as to provide that where the capital gain arises from the transfer of an asset, being the asset held by a trust or an institution in respect of which accreted income has been computed, and the tax has been paid thereon in accordance with the provisions of Chapter XIIEB, the cost of acquisition of such asset shall be deemed to be the fair market value of the asset which has been taken into account for computation of accreted income as on the specified date referred to in sub-section (2) of section 115TD.

The proposed amendment is consequential in nature.

This amendment will take effect retrospectively from 1st June, 2016.

 
 
 
 
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