Lower DLC rates improves the demand. Earlier, when a consumer bought a flat of up to 50 lakh, he/she had to pay a total of 8.7% stamp duty. But now, after the reduction, the buyers will only have to pay a total of 5.7% stamp duty including other taxes. Hence, this will definitely boost morale of the affordable home buyers.
To increase the demand of the developers in the state, the CM declared a reduction in stamp duties on residential units in multi-story buildings. The stamp duty has been reduced from 6% to 4% and is valid till June 30, 2021. However, this benefit is only applicable to buyers who purchase an apartment of Rs 50 lakhs.
The government also reduced stamp duty for EWS and LIG category. Under the Affordable Housing Scheme, the stamp duty for EWS and Low Income Group (LIG) has been reduced to 0.50% from 1% and 2%.
Builders, buyers, and developers have praised the government’s move to lower DLC rates in the state. The reduction is unlikely to bring a substantial change in market conditions. It is expected that reducing DLC rates improve the demand and give better leverage to deal-making.
After the pandemic, the demand for housing under EWS and LIG categories has increased at a fast pace. The reduction in stamp duty will definitely boost morale of the affordable home buyers. Additionally, this government initiative will provide capital gains tax relief for the entire sector, on property valuations that are below the DLC in many areas.
Gopal Prasad Gupta, Rajasthan Credai chairman also appreciated and welcomed this government approach. He said- “During the pandemic and lockdown period, the stamp duty increased to 6% from 5% as a result both consumers and the real estate industry faced a downturn. The total stamp duty has gone up about 8.7% including 1% registration fee and 30% other taxes.”
Earlier, when a consumer bought a flat of up to 50 lakh, he/she had to pay a total of 8.7% stamp duty. But now, after the reduction, the buyers will only have to pay a total of 5.7% duty including other taxes. Hence, this not only reduces the overall cost of an apartment but also benefits buyers financially.