53. 2[ Exemption of capital gains from a residential house.- Omitted by the Finance Act, 1992 , w. e. f. 1- 4- 1993 .]
1. Prior to the omission, section 52, as amended by the Finance Act, 1964, w. e. f. 1- 4- 1964; the Finance Act, 1975, w. r. e. f. 1- 4- 1974 and the Finance Act, 1978, w. r. e. f. 1- 4- 1974, read as under:" 52. Consideration for transfer in cases of understatement.- (1) Where the person who acquires a capital asset from an assessee is directly or indirectly connected with the assessee and the Income- tax Officer has reason to believe that the transfer was effected with the object of avoidance or reduction of the liability of the assessee under section 45, the full value of the consideration for the transfer shall, with the previous approval of the inspecting Assistant Commissioner, be taken to be the fair market value of the capital asset on the date of the transfer. (2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub- section (1), if in the opinion of the Income- tax Officer the fair market value of a capital asset transferred by an assessee as on the date of the transfer exceeds the full value of the consideration declared by the assessee in respect of the transfer of such capital asset by an amount of not less than fifteen per cent of the value so declared, the full value of the consideration for such capital asset shall, with the previous approval of the Inspecting Assistant Commissioner, be taken to be its fair market value on the date of its transfer: Provided that this sub- section shall not apply in any case- (a) where the capital asset is transferred to the Government, or (b) where the full value of the consideration for the transfer of the capital asset is determined or approved by the Central Government or the Reserve Bank of India."
2. Prior to the omission, section 53, as substituted by the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 1984, w. e. f. 1- 4- 1985 and amended subsequently, as annotated below, read as under:" 53. Exemption of capital gains from a residential house.- Notwithstanding anything contained in section 45, where in the case of an assessee being an individual[ or a Hindu undivided family], the capital gain arises from the transfer of[ long- term capital asset], being buildings or lands appurtenant thereto, and being a residential house, the income of which is chargeable under the head" Income from house property", the capital gain arising from such transfer shall be dealt with in accordance with the following provisions of this section, that is to say,- (a) in a case where the full value of the consideration received or accruing as a result of the transfer of such capital asset does not exceed two