Section 21 of Finance Act 2018 : Amendment of section 54EC Income Tax Act

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Section 21 of Finance Act 2018

[Section 21 of Finance Act 2018 deals with Amendment of section 54EC. and is covered in CHAPTER III DIRECT TAXES]

Amendment of section 54EC.

21. In section 54EC of the Income-tax Act, with effect from the 1st day of April, 2019,—

(a)in sub-section (1), after the words “long-term capital asset”, the words “, being land or building or both,” shall be inserted;
(b)in sub-section (2), before the Explanation, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:—
Provided that in case of long-term specified asset referred to in sub-clause (ii) of clause (ba) of the Explanation occurring after sub-section (3), this sub-section shall have effect as if for the words “three years”, the words “five years” had been substituted.’.
(c)in the Explanation occurring after sub-section (3), for clause (ba), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:—
‘(ba)“long-term specified asset” for making any investment under this section,—
(i)on or after the 1st day of April, 2007 but before the 1st day of April, 2018, means any bond, redeemable after three years and issued on or after the 1st day of April, 2007 but before the 1st day of April, 2018;
(ii)on or after the 1st day of April, 2018, means any bond, redeemable after five years and issued on or after the 1st day of April, 2018, by the National Highways Authority of India constituted under section 3 of the National Highways Authority of India Act, 1988 (68 of 1988) or by the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, a company formed and registered under the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) or any other bond notified in the Official Gazette by the Central Government in this behalf.’.

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