First home buyers get tax sop up to Rs 30K
However, the finance minister has at the same time proposed a 1 per cent tax deducted at source (TDS) on high-value transactions of over Rs 50 lakh on immovable properties.
Aiming at boosting the affordable housing segment, Chidambaram introduced a new Section 80EE wherein home buyers will get a window of one year to avail of the new benefit.
To be eligible to claim the benefit, home buyers will have to buy their first home whose value must not exceed Rs 40 lakh, and the loan should be restricted to Rs 25 lakh. While the loan needs to be taken between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014, the buyer can claim the benefit of deduction of Rs 1 lakh over two years.
About 85 per cent of home loans availed in the country fall in this category.
In case the loan is taken in the middle of 2013-14, the buyer can claim the benefit in the assessment year beginning April 2014 and the remaining amount can be claimed in the next assessment year.
Under the TDS of 1 per cent on immovable property transactions of over Rs 50 lakh, if an individual sells his house for Rs 50 lakh, he will have to pay a TDS
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