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Tax Expert - Answered on May 15, 2023

Mihir Ashok Tanna, who works with a well-known chartered accountancy firm in Mumbai, has more than 15 years of experience in direct taxation.
He handles various kinds of matters related to direct tax such as PAN/ TAN application; compliance including ITR, TDS return filing; issuance/ filing of statutory forms like Form 15CB, Form 61A, etc; application u/s 10(46); application for condonation of delay; application for lower/ nil TDS certificate; transfer pricing and study report; advisory/ opinion on direct tax matters; handling various income-tax notices; compounding application on show cause for TDS default; verification of books for TDS/ TCS/ equalisation levy compliance; application for pending income-tax demand and refund; charitable trust taxation and compliance; income-tax scrutiny and CIT(A) for all types of taxpayers including individuals, firms, LLPs, corporates, trusts, non-resident individuals and companies.
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I have in shares/equity mutual funds and now eligible for long term capital gain of Rs. 5 lacs. I want to save this from Income Tax, Can I purchase a property and rid of paying tax on this long term gain.

Ans: Person who has earned long term capital gain from shares/MF can invest sale consideration in house property provided he/she does not hold more than one house property.
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I get long term benefit of Rs 1.46 lakh and short term benefit of Rs 48000/-.can I over Rs 50000/- in ELSS mutual fund to save long term capital gain tax in long term benefit of profit?
Ans: Looking to save tax on your long-term capital gains is a smart financial decision! Here's how ELSS (Equity Linked Saving Scheme) funds can help:

ELSS and Long-Term Capital Gains:

Tax Exemption: ELSS investments offer tax exemption up to Rs. 1.5 lakh under Section 80C.

Long-Term Benefit: If you hold your ELSS units for over one year, gains exceeding Rs. 1 lakh are taxed at a concessional rate of 10%.

Your Scenario:

Long-Term Gain: Your Rs. 1.46 lakh long-term gain can potentially be exempt from tax if invested in ELSS before the end of the financial year.
Using ELSS to Offset Gains:

Amount to Invest: While you can invest any amount in ELSS, to offset your entire gain, you'd need to invest an amount that after considering expense ratio (fund fee) leaves you with Rs. 1.46 lakh. A Certified Financial Planner (CFP) can help calculate the exact amount.
Important Reminders:

Lock-in Period: ELSS comes with a 3-year lock-in period. You cannot withdraw your money before that.

Market Volatility: Equity markets are volatile. Invest for the long term (5+ years) to ride out market fluctuations.

Benefits of Consulting a CFP:

Investment Strategy: A CFP can assess your risk tolerance and financial goals and suggest a suitable ELSS fund or a combination of funds for your investment.

Portfolio Review: They can review your existing investments and recommend how ELSS can fit within your overall portfolio strategy.

ELSS is a great tax-saving tool, but remember, it's also an equity investment. Consider consulting a CFP to ensure it aligns with your financial goals!

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i sold my property for 20 lacs, is it taxable for this year(2024- 2025), since i am a NRI, how much amount I have to pay as capital gain?. How to avoid this capital gain tax, Since i am planning to purchase a new property this year(2024) or 2025 using this money(gained from the property sold recently). Please advice
Ans: As an NRI, any capital gains arising from the sale of property in India are subject to taxation under the Income Tax Act, 1961. Here's how the taxation works and some strategies to minimize your tax liability:

Tax on Capital Gains: The capital gains tax is calculated based on the profit earned from the sale of the property. The gain is classified as either short-term capital gains (STCG) or long-term capital gains (LTCG), depending on the holding period of the property.
STCG: If the property is held for less than 24 months (two years), the gains are treated as short-term capital gains and taxed at your applicable slab rate.
LTCG: If the property is held for 24 months or more, the gains are treated as long-term capital gains. For NRIs, LTCG on the sale of property is taxed at a flat rate of 20%, with indexation benefits available.
Indexation Benefit: Indexation allows you to adjust the purchase price of the property for inflation, thereby reducing the taxable capital gains. This helps in minimizing the tax liability on long-term capital gains.
Exemptions and Deductions: Under Section 54 of the Income Tax Act, you can claim an exemption from LTCG tax if you invest the proceeds from the sale of the property in another residential property within a specified period. The exemption is available if the new property is purchased within one year before or two years after the sale, or within three years for under-construction properties. The entire amount of LTCG or the cost of the new property, whichever is lower, is eligible for exemption.
Capital Gains Account Scheme (CGAS): If you are unable to reinvest the proceeds from the sale immediately, you can deposit the gains into a Capital Gains Account Scheme (CGAS) with a designated bank. The amount deposited in the CGAS must be utilized for purchasing a new property within the specified time frame to claim the exemption.
Tax Consultation: Since tax laws can be complex and subject to change, it's advisable to consult with a tax advisor or chartered accountant specializing in NRI taxation. They can provide personalized advice based on your specific situation and help you navigate the tax implications effectively.
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