They need to pay the capital gain taxes @20% on capital gain amount.
They can claim tax exemptions under section 54 if you buy the new property one year before the sale or two years after the sale. In case it is under construction, the new property should be ready within three years of the old property’s sale.
2. If they do not get a chance to invest in a profitable property immediately and still want to save your long-term gains from being taxed, they can invest your capital gains in CGDAS by approaching any public sector bank. The timeframe for the purchase or construction of the property remains unchanged in this case as well. But they can utilise this account momentarily so that they save their gains from being taxed and have more time to finalise a property for reinvestment.
It is required to deposit such unutilised capital gain in the capital gains account before furnishing return of income but not beyond due date for furnishing return of income.
3. Alternatively and/or additionally, they can invest the capital gains of up to Rs 50 lakhs in bonds of NHAI or REC, within six months of its accrual and get the exemption u/s 54EC.
Such bonds shall be redeemable after 5 years. Only interest received on such bonds shall be taxable. There would be no taxes on redemption after 5 years.
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