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Asked on - Sep 05, 2023
Sir, I am nearing the age of 60, I have sold my 20 year old flat now and investing in a new flat but with my son's name this year itself. Will it attract any income tax issues, since investment is in son's name?
Ans: Dear Sir, at the time of sale of your old flat, it is required for you to work out the capital gain tax implications. Since, you are investing another property ( presuming residential), you are eligible for deduction had this be in your name. But, since you plan to buy the new flat in your son's name, it would better for you to first buy the property in your name , which will help you to nullify your capital gain tax implications if any and then, you can gift the flat to your son. There would be stamp duty implication at the time of gift deed registrations, but that is still better, instead of directly buying the flat in your son's name directly, which may have higher capital gain tax implications.
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