Sir, during this month (August2023) I sold my flat which was purchased by me in 2010.
The total sale consideration as per govt guidelines was Rs 5973000/ and was registered at that amount, accordingly TDS at 1% on it was deducted at Rs 59730 and was credited to the govt account.
My query is ,
TDS on sale of property at 1% is applicable in case the amount of sale exceeds Rs 50.00 lakhs .
Whether the TDS is applicable on full sale consideration or
on the difference amount ie, (5973000-500000)Rs 973000.
2. I had purchased the flat in April 2010 and the purchase price was Rs 3150000/ including Stamp duty, Registration charges and small amount towards interior work.
I request you to advise me the applicability of Capital Gain Tax on it.
Now I do not want to invest in any new property or in Capital gain bonds, I want to pay the applicable tax and close the transaction.
Please advise me about the applicable Tax and close the formalities applicable in this regard.
Ans: The TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) of 1% on the sale of property exceeding Rs 50 lakhs is applicable on the full sale consideration. In your case, since the total sale consideration was Rs 5,973,000, the TDS of Rs 59,730 was deducted as per the guidelines. Based on the information you've provided, you might be liable for Capital Gains Tax. Capital Gains Tax is calculated based on the difference between the selling price and the indexed purchase price. The indexed purchase price adjusts the original purchase price for inflation over the holding period.
The tax on long-term capital gains is usually 20% (plus applicable surcharge and cess) after considering any exemptions or deductions available under Section 54 or Section 54F if you are not investing in another property or capital gains bonds.
To close the transaction and fulfill your tax obligations, you should consider the following steps:
a. Calculate Capital Gains: As explained above, calculate the capital gains based on the indexed purchase price and selling price.
b. Pay Capital Gains Tax: If you decide not to invest in another property or capital gains bonds, you will need to pay the applicable capital gains tax. You can do this by filling out the appropriate sections in your income tax return and paying the tax amount.
c. File Income Tax Return: Ensure that you accurately report the capital gains in your income tax return for the assessment year.
d. Keep Documentation: Maintain all relevant documents related to the property sale, purchase, and tax calculations for future reference