Income tax on sale of inherited property and long term capital gains ?

POSTED BY shrin ON February 12, 2014 2:43 pm ONE COMMENT

My grandfather expired few months back and as per his will the flat where he used to live need to be sold off and each of his son and two daughters will get equal share of the amount from the sale of the flat. My cousin decided to buy that flat and he gave my mother and uncle the required sum of money because of the sale of this flat. This flat was purchased by grandfather in 1995 and it was bought by my cousin in 2013.

Now my question is, what will be income tax liability for my mother, uncle and aunt? If i understand correctly, it will result in long term capital gains and i need to make use of the following formula to calculate capital gains and then divide it by 3 ?

Long Term Capital Gain = Sale Price – Indexed Cost of Acquisition.

How much percentage of tax will be applicable?

It will be great if you can help me out. Thanks

One reply on this article “Income tax on sale of inherited property and long term capital gains ?”

  1. ashalanshu says:

    Dear Shrin, the tax liability for the stake sell on your mother and aunt is 20.6% for their personal share. So it’s 20.6% for 33.33% of LTCG. Interestingly as your cousin is purchasing and not selling, no tax liability on him.

    Can this LTCG be saved? Yes. Under family settlement, show that your mother and Aunt are leaving their share in favor of cousin. Get this family settlement registered in property registrar’s office. Ask your cousin to first gift the 66% money to his father. Now his father in turn ‘ll gift this amount to his sisters (your mother and aunt). No stake sell, hence no Tax liability. Gift from brother to sisters is tax free.



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