Things you should know about GST in Real Estate

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OVERVIEW OF GST: 

In 2000, the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then prime minister of India, initiate a committee to draft new indirect tax law and i.e. GST which stands for Goods and Services Tax. It was launched to replace multiple indirect taxes in India. Such as excise duty, value-added tax (VAT), services tax, purchase tax, octroi, entry tax, luxury tax, and so on. Here, propertywala brings every fact and figure that you should know about GST in real estate.

DEFINITION:

The Goods and Service Tax Act was driven in Parliament on 29th March 2017 but it came into effect on 1st July 2017. It is the only tax that applies all over India and imposes on the supply of certain goods and services. However, GST does not replace customs duty, which is still required on imported goods and services. Different categories of products and services attract different tax rates under GST.

Now, we will go ahead with the GST regime which is given by our Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, In his words, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is “a path-breaking legislation for New India”. Then, GST is not just a tax reform but a milestone in realizing Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s dream of building ‘Ek Bharat – Shrestha Bharat’.


GST APPLICABILITY IN REAL ESTATE:

APPLICABLE
1. It is applicable to under-constructed flats only.
2. It is because the GST does not cover the real estate sector under its range. Therefore, the tax rate applicable on a property is charged under ‘work contracts.

 
NOT APPLICABLE
1. GST does not apply to ready-to-move-in flats, plots, and lands.
2. Upon completion and receiving the occupancy certificate i.e.(OC), the property is categorized as ready to move in. That is why a developer cannot charge GST on selling ready-to-move-in homes.

GST RATE ON REAL ESTATE 2022:

Everyone has a dream of a house. Well! It is fine if you are planning to buy a property. Because buying the right property is one of the biggest achievements in life. So, home buyers in India have to pay GST on the purchase of under-construction properties such as flats, apartments, and bungalows. Before hurrying on to the process, the foremost thing you must ask yourself is, “what is the GST rate on real estate?

PROPERTY  TYPEGST RATE FROM APRIL 2019
Affordable housing1% without ITC (Input Tax Credit)
Non-affordable housing5% without ITC
According to the table, if the property is affordable,  the GST rate from April  2019 is only 1% without ITC. Also, for non-affordable housing, the GST rate is 5% without ITC.

WHAT IS ITC?

Input Tax Credit refers to the tax already paid by a person on any purchase of goods and/or services that are used or may use for business. Therefore, it is available as a deduction from tax payable.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS PER GST:

According to government norms, housing units worth up to Rs 45 lakhs are referred to as affordable housing in metro cities in which carpet area measures up to 60 sq. meters. The Delhi-National Capital Region, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, the Mumbai-Kolkata are categorized as metropolitan regions. A housing unit in non-metro cities barring to be an affordable house, if it costs up to Rs 45 lakhs and has a carpet area of up to 90 square meters as mentioned in the given table.

CITIESPRICECarpet AREA (SQ/M)
METROSup to  Rs. 45 lakhs60 sq./m
NON- METROSbelow Rs.4590 sq./m

SOME FACTS TO BE NOTED WHEN CONSIDERING GST IN REAL ESTATE:

  1. It does not subsume the stamp duty and registration charges, which you still have to pay.
  2. Seller increases the cost of ready-to-move-in properties to factor in the GST cost. So, overall the under-constructed properties are still cheaper than ready-to-move-in properties. 

That’s all you need to know about GST when it comes to real estate.

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Vadra, Son in Law of Congress Prez. Ms. Sonia Gandhi, is a much popular name among the politicians than the real estate dealers. Accusation of building a real estate empire with the help and support of DLF made his name known and discussed among the real estate field. Documents of IAC showed that Vadra’s real estate empire is built on soft loans handed out in unusual circumstances. This rumor shook his real estate empire but was not able to haul it down. Continue reading

Indian developers will present properties to NRI investors at Doha exhibition.

Indian developers are all geared up to offer NRI investors a wide choice of properties across India at an exhibition which is going to start on 16th March 2012.

It is the 20th India Property Exhibition in Doha on Friday which will showcase more than 100 projects spread across New Delhi, the National Capital Region, Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Hyderabad and several other cities.

The $12 billion realty market in India is on a high growth curve, because of the fast growing economy, increased participation of global players in the Indian market and new technological innovations.

According to organisers – Indus Fairs and Events (India) and Apex Business Solutions, Doha – the investment portfolio includes apartments, independent houses, bungalows, luxury villas, farmhouses, commercial properties, beach resorts and plots.

Jaypee Greens Launches New Project “Krescent Homes” on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway

Jaypee Group has announced its new project “Krescent Homes” in Wish town at Noida. As per the announcement Krescent Homes is a complete residential community with over 80% green area dotted with a Chip & Putt Golf Course and landscaped spaces. In addition, there are recreational spaces exclusively for the residents to relax in, sports facilities to enjoy and multiple shopping & entertainment spaces. The project has 2/3/4 BHK Luxurious Apartments starting at Rs 36.12 Lakhs and is located right on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.

For further details or booking visit http://jaypeegreenskrescenthomes.propertywala.com/ .

Khinvasara Group Launches Cost Effective Residential Project in Walunj, Aurangabad

Khinvasara Group of Companies has recently emerged as one of the major players in development of the residential and commercial properties in Aurangabad (Maharastra). One of the companies of the group has played a major/ key role in the real estate in building modern cement spaces of Aurangabad since last 50 years.

Till now the company has constructed more than 3.5 L sq.ft of commercial and residential spaces. Land development is yet another of forte. And as on date the company developed in excess of 100 acre land within Aurangabad.

Some of the earlier projects by The Khinvasara Group are Ulkanagri, Khinvasara Park, Khinvasara Nagar, Vardhaman Residency etc. And now they are coming up with their new Residential project Khinvasara Estates near Walunj, Aurangabad (Waluj). It consist 100 flats and row houses in an area of 7 acres. The project will consist of 1/2 BHK Flats/Apartments costing 11 to 14 lacs and row houses (3 BHK) will cost Rs 20 to 30 lacs.

New Residential Project in Noida – Jaypee Greens Kensington Boulevard

The builder Jaypee Group has announced the launch of its new residential apartments, Jaypee Greens Kensington Boulevard, in Sector 131, Noida. This will be a part of the Jaypee Greens Wish Town project and will features 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom flats ranging from 550 to 2700 sq feet. The tentative rate is Rs 3330/- per sq. feet.

For more information and booking visit http://kensingtonboulevard.propertywala.com/

Jaypee Greens Announces New Residential Project: Kasa Isles, Sector 129, Noida

Constuction major Jaypee Group has announced a new residential project in Sector 129, Noida called Kasa Isles. Jaypee Greens Kasa Isles will feature 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom flats/apartments ranging from 550 to 2700 sq. feet. The approximate cost will be Rs. 3390 per sq. feet.

For more details and booking visit http://kasaisles.propertywala.com.

Comeback Of Realty

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Towards the end of 2009, remarkable appreciation in values has been observed by the residential markets across big cities of India. Report by Wakefield and Cushman informed that in the two key residential markets in India, Mumbai and NCR, this trend is most prominent. In these areas, as compared to the same period of last year, values in Oct-Dec 2009 were appreciated.

Since Mumbai and NCR are one of the high demanded markets, both from the investors and consumers, it witnessed a faster recovery than other cities. As a result of economic slowdown, these investors were backing out their requisites which had brought a kind of uncertainty in the job markets. But on the other hand, this slowdown brought affordable housing to the consumers which in turn led to sharp upward correction in the capital values and strong recovery in the economy.

Since in NCR, a large number of projects were sold out as soon as they were launched, it can be concluded that the demand for the housing which seems to be affordable, i.e., ranging from 20 to 40 lakhs was quite high. Recently, 500 flats offered by Supertech in Noida at a cost of 9.75 lakhs are sold out just after its launch. Due to the new trend, volume of transactions has been aggrandized.

However, this trend can continue only if the government takes back the extra burden of the 10.3 percent service tax which was announced in the budget 2010 on the sale of flats before there completion. This may make the projects under construction more attractive.

Emaar MGF Launches New Project in NCR


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India`s one of the leading Real Estate Developers, Emaar MGF Land, recently announced the launch of a new mid-income family housing project `Palm Hills` in NCR.

It will be located on NH-8 at a prime location in Sector 77, Gurgaon. The total investment will be Rs 500 cr on an area spread over 29 acres with the scenic view of the Aravalli Hills.Palm Hills are located at only a 20 min drive from Delhi`s International Airport and surrounded with green landscaped areas with Spanish styling architecture.

Palm Hills offers to house about 1250 units with an expectation to rise up to Rs 3,850 cr. With a starting price of Rs 48 lacs the company has already sold 650 units in the first phase. These apartments will give a feeling of a villa with unique features that no other developer serves. These will include 3BHK and 4BHK apartments with 1450sq ft to 1950 sq ft per villa. The villas have efficient floor plans and offer the choice to make amendments to maximize living space.

“The launch of Palm Hills marks the obligation of Emaar MGF to continuously develop properties with modern design concepts and gives the experience of living in a gated master planned community a new definition.”  Said Mr. Shravan Gupta, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emaar MGF. He further added that “The exhilarating response on the very first day of the project launch is an indication to the predominating huge demand for quality housing in the mid-market segment”.

The rocketing success of Emaar MGF can be guessed by taking a look at their reserves. They have a land bank of 11,340 acres including the Commonwealth Games Village. They are currently working on 29 projects.

Emaar MGF which is a joint venture between domestic firm MGF and Dubai-based Emaar Properties is planning to utilize Rs 1,972 cr for part re-payment of debt of over Rs 5,800 cr. It will also be investing Rs 276.8 cr in paying development and license renewal charges in the coming year.

Jaypee Greens Announces Lake District in Sports City, Greater Noida

Jaypee Greens Sports City - Lake District,  Greater Noida Jaypee Group (JPSK Sports Private limited) announces yet another new residential project “Lake District” under its new sports themed township Sports City along Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida (Gautam Budh Nagar). The project is so names as it will feature an artificial lake in line with international standards. The project will offer luxury living at affordable rates. The lake district project will have 2BHK (2 bedroom), 3BHK (3 bedroom) with optional worker rooms (servant quarters), and 4BHK (4 bedroom) with worker rooms (servant quarters) residential apartments.

For further information such as floor plans, pricing, booking details, etc. please visit: http://jaypeelakedistrict.propertywala.com/