CBDT responds to queries of taxpayers regarding long-term capital gains taxation

Updated:7 months, 3 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): Responding to frequent queries regarding taxation of long-term capital gains as proposed in the Finance Bill, 2018, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Sunday gave answers in the form of Frequently Asked Questions or FAQs. This form is now available on the website www.incometaxindia.gov.in. The Finance Bill, 2018 proposes to withdraw the exemption under Clause (38) of Section 10 and to introduce a new Section 112A in the Income Tax Act, 1961, so as to provide that long-term capital gains arising from transfer of such long-term capital asset exceeding one lakh rupees will be taxed at a concessional rate of 10 percent. Since the introduction of the Finance Bill, 2018, on February 1, 2018, several queries have been raised in different fora on various issues relating to the proposed new tax regime for the taxation of long-term capital gains. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued in the form of has issued responses to these queries in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) dated February 4, 2018, which have been uploaded on www.incometaxindia.gov.in."

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