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Clause 27 - Amendment of section 54EC. - FINANCE BILL, 2017

FINANCE BILL, 2017
Chapter III
DIRECT TAXES - Income-tax
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Amendment of section 54EC.

27. In section 54EC of the Income-tax Act, in sub-section (3), in the Explanation, in clause (ba), for the words and figures “the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956)” occurring at the end, the words and figures “the Companies Act, 1956; or any other bond notified by the Central Government in this behalf” shall be substituted with effect from the 1st day of April, 2018.

 



 

Notes on Clauses:

Clause 27 of the Bill seeks to amend section 54EC of the Income-tax Act relating to capital gain not to be charged on investment in certain bonds.

The existing provisions contained in clause (ba) of subsection (3) of the said section define long-term specified asset for making any investment under the said section on or after the 1st day of April, 2007 means any bond, redeemable after three years and issued on or after the 1st day of April, 2007 by the National Highways Authority of India constituted under section 3 of the National Highways Authority of India Act, 1988 or by the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, a company formed and registered under the Companies Act, 1956.

It is proposed to amend the said clause (ba) so as to include any other bond as notified by the Central Government in this behalf.

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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