Capital Gain Account Scheme, 1988

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Capital Gain Account Scheme, 1988

The Capital Gain Account Scheme primarily helps you avail of tax exemptions from capital gains. It offers two types of accounts- Savings and Term Deposits.

  • Tax exemption under section 54(F)(4) of Income Tax Act 1961.
  • Provision for nomination
  • Interest rates as per Savings Deposits/Term Deposits.
  • Interest payments are subject to TDS (Tax Deducted at Source).

Types of accounts

The scheme provides for two types of accounts viz.

  • Account A which is in the form of "Savings Deposits".
  • Account B which is in the nature of "Term Deposits".

Eligibility

Any person / firm / association of persons / company / HUF etc.  intending to avail of the benefits under Section 54, 54B,  54D, 54F and 54G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961)  may open above mentioned accounts.

Joint accounts cannot be opened in the above scheme.

Minimum Deposit of Amount

Minimum Amount Rs.1000/- and in multiples of Rs.100/-.

Maximum Deposit of Amount

No upper limit.

Period of Deposit

Minimum : 12 Months

Maximum : 120 Months

According  to the  provisions  of Section 54 (F) of  Income Tax Act,1961 w.e.f. 1.4.1988, an assessee  earning  long term capital  gains  on sale of any asset  who desires to utilize  the net consideration for purchase of residential house within two years (2 years) from the date of sale of the capital asset is exempt from tax on the capital gains  provided  he  deposits  the  sales consideration  in authorized  branches of  Banks  authorized to receive deposits  and maintain accounts. The amount deposited in the account is permitted for withdrawal for the purpose of purchase of house for self-residence of the depositor, within two years of receipt of sales consideration. If the amount is not utilized within a period of two years, the long term capital gain on sale of the capital asset shall be subject to tax in the year in which the long term capital gains were earned. For withdrawing money from this account after the period of -2- years is over without purchasing house for self-residence, the permission of Income Tax department is necessary.

Rate of Interest

As per the maturity period of the deposit.

Senior Citizen

No additional interest is paid to senior citizen.

Nomination Facility

9. Individual depositor (not being a minor) can make  nominations in favour of one or more persons,  but not exceeding three, to receive the amounts standing to  his credit in Account A or Account B in the event of his  death before the amount has become payable, or if payable,  but not paid.

Auto Renewal

The deposit will not be auto-renewed.

Method of calculation of interest on or before maturity

“In all cases of domestic term deposits (Period of deposit less than a year) where the terminal quarter is incomplete, interest should be calculated for complete quarter and for the actual number of days, reckoning the year 365/366 days, i.e. the calculation of interest on such deposits should be in order of completed quarters and days.”

Closure of the account

A depositor desirous of closing his account(s) shall apply on Form G duly approved by the assessing officer, who has jurisdiction over the depositor along with the relative pass book and/or deposit receipts.

In respect of a deposit account where a nomination is in force, the nominee may on the death of the depositor, apply for closure of the account in Form H duly approved by the assessing officer, who has jurisdiction over the deceased depositor along with the relative pass book and/or deposit receipt.

Other terms and conditions

The amount standing to the credit of the depositor in this account cannot be charged as security for loans/ guarantees or alienated in any manner, whatsoever

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