Union Budget 2012-13 : Capital gains tax from sale of agricultural land by HUF

Capital gains tax from sale of agricultural land

 by a Hindu undivided family (HUF)

Capital gains on transfer of land which, in the 2 years preceding the year in which it has been sold, has been used for agricultural purposes by assessee or his/her parent, is exempt if the whole of capital gains has been reinvested in the purchase of agricultural land in the next  2  years. It is now proposed that this benefit be also granted to a HUF.

Accordingly, it is proposed to amend the provisions of section 54B of the IT Act to provide that the rollover relief is available if the land is used for agricultural purposes by an individual or his parent, or by a HUF.
This amendment will take effect from 1st day of April, 2013 and will accordingly apply to assessment year 2013-14 and subsequent assessment years.

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