Realty check for luxury housing after crucial change in tax structure

Deduction can be availed of under Section 54 and Section 54F in the same assessment year, thereby enhancing total limit, say tax experts


Luxury home prices in some markets have increased between 2019 and 2022, says study.

Sanjay Kumar SinghBindisha Sarang New Delhi and Mumbai
After languishing for five-six years, the luxury housing segment revived during and after the pandemic. According to data from Anarock Research, average prices across luxury micro-markets have jumped 7 to 21 per cent between 2019 and 2022. The question is whether the change proposed in the Budget to Section 54 and 54F, capping the deduction at Rs 10 crore, will stall the revival.

Desire to upgrade drove revival

One factor responsible for the revival in the luxury segment was the increase in demand for larger houses during and after the pandemic. Due to work from home, many people felt the need to upgrade to a house with an extra room.

First Published: Feb 10 2023 | 8:34 PM IST

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