The homebuyers often look to purchase property at a budget-friendly cost as it allows them to avail increased tax benefit and the longest repayment tenure to repay the loan amount in easy and small installments.
With few days left to the introduction of Union Budget 2019-20, the apprehensions and expectations both are high on people’s mind these days. This is so because the realty market and the investors have to bear the brunt of the budget as many plans vanish on the paper while others dream to own home goes haywire.
This being the last budget of the Modi-led Central Government the Indian real estate also is expecting some new relaxations. Here, the term new relaxation is used in the context of the reforms introduced by the Central Government that includes RERA [Real Estate Regulation Act], Demonetization, GST [Goods and Service Tax].
The Festive season has marked its entry and developers are already wooing the home buyers by offering various freebies and attractive offers. Perhaps, this is the best season, when several homebuyers look to invest in property. However, there are certain things property buyers must know beforehand. One of the important factors among all is the hidden cost.
A property seller and buyer both have to face the income tax implications if there is a difference between the property selling/buying value and the ready reckoner value of a property as this cost directly reflects on the stamp duty charges. Remember that ready reckoner rate commonly termed as RRR is a term defined for circle rate. In India, a person is required to pay the stamp duty charges to the Government at the time of buying a property. So, in this blog post, we help you know the importance of stamp duty in relevance with income tax.
1. What is Stamp Duty?
Stamp duty is an indirect tax levied by the State Government on the property deal which includes buyer and the seller or even more parties within the state’s jurisdiction. Many Indian states also offer a rebate in the stamp duty charges for women home buyers like the national capital Delhi, its neighboring state Haryana and Rajasthan charge 1% or 2% less stamp duty in comparison to the male home buyers.
Stamp Duty is the tax that buyers pays to the Government while purchasing property which may fall under Residential, Commercial, freehold or leasehold. This duty is a kind of direct tax which is levied on the property buyers and the percentage of this tax varies from State to State as there are several factors to be considered before finalizing the Stamp duty percentage. So, if you are also an aspiring home buyer then here are things to know about Stamp Duty: