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DNMUM402517 | 12/7/2017 | Author : Harsh Roongta | WC :401

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I purchased my first flat in October 2012 for Rs 30 lakh. I sold it in August 2017 at Rs 40 lakh. I purchased the second flat in August 2017 for Rs 90 lakh. Both the flats were bought via home loan. Please suggest on capital gains tax.
--Sahil Shah
Based on the facts stated by you, there is no question of any long-term capital gains tax (LTCG). Your cost of acquisition in October 2012 is Rs 30 lakh. The index value for financial year 2012-13 was 200 while the index value for financial year 2017-18 is 272. Therefore, the indexed cost of acquisition works out to Rs 40,80,000 as follows. Since the indexed cost is more than the sale price of Rs 40 lakh, you will not have any LTCG chargeable to tax. In fact, you will b
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