Type of asset: Assets like house property, land and building, jewellery, development rights, etc. Rate of Tax Deduction at Source (TDS). Long term – 20.6% < short term – 30.9%.
The exemption is available (only for long-term capital gains). The long-term capital gains arising from the sale of a residential house can be invested in buying/constructing another residential house within the prescribed time.
The exemption is restricted to the number of capital gains or amount invested in a new residential house, whichever is lower. Suppose the amount of capital gains is invested in bonds of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) or Rural Electrification Corporation. In that case, the entire capital gain is exempted, or else the proportionate gain is exempted. As per the financial budget 2007-08, a cap of ₹50 lakhs has been imposed on investment that can be made in capital tax saving bonds.
Under the general permission, the following categories can freely purchase immovable property in India:
However, the general permission covers only the purchase of a residential and commercial property.
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