NEW COST OF INFLATION INDEX FOR CAPITAL GAIN CALCULATION UNDER SECTION 48 OF INCOME TAX ACT

By | June 7, 2017

Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued the Income Tax notification for new cost of inflation index for calculating Capital Gain as per section 48 of the Income Tax Act 1961. CBDT through Notification No. 44/2017/F.No.370142/11/2017-TPL has fixed the CII for Income Tax Capital gain calculation base year as 2001-02 i.e. all the assets purchased prior to 1.04.2001 cost will be District Level Committee Rate (DLC Rate) for capital assets. Finance Act 2017 Government has change the base year from 1.04.1981 to 1.4.2001 for capital gain calculation.

As per section 48, Cost Inflation Index”, in relation to a previous year, means such Index as the Central Government may, having regard to seventy-five per cent of average rise in the Consumer Price Index (urban) for the immediately preceding previous year to such previous year, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify, in this behalf.

“indexed cost of acquisition” means an amount which bears to the cost of acquisition the same proportion as Cost Inflation Index for the year in which the asset is transferred bears to the Cost Inflation Index for the first year in which the asset was held by the assessee or for the year beginning on the 1st day of April, 2001, whichever is later;

S.O. 1790(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (v) of the Explanation to section 48 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby specifies the Cost Inflation Index as mentioned in column (3) of the Table for the Financial Years mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Table, namely:—

S.No.Financial YearCost Inflation Index
12001-02100
22002-03105
32003-04109
42004-05113
52005-06117
62006-07122
72007-08129
82008-09137
92009-10148
102010-11167
112011-12184
122012-13200
132013-14220
142014-15240
152015-16254
162016-17264
172017-18272

This notification shall come into force with effect from 1st day of April, 2018 and shall accordingly apply to the assessment year 2018-19 and subsequent years.

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