Capital Gains Calculator for Property

We have compiled an Excel based Capital gains calculator for Property based on new 2001 series CII (Cost Inflation Index). It calculates both Long Term and Short Term capital gains and associated taxes. You need to feed your property sale & purchase date along with values. There is option to include cost of repairs/improvement that you might have incurred during the holding period.

Before you start using the calculator here are some things you must know:

Short Term Vs Long Term Capital Gains:

If the property is sold after 2 years (changed in Budget 2017 and applicable from April 1, 2017) of purchase the corresponding gains or losses is called LONG Term Capital Gains (or Loss). If sold within 2 years its SHORT Term Capital gains (or loss).

Long Term capital gains from property is taxed at flat rate of 20% after taking indexation in account. There is education cess of 3% effectively taking tax to 20.6%. After April 1, 2018 the cess would increase to 4% taking the effective tax to 20.8%.

Short Term Capital Gains from property is added to income and taxed at your income tax slab rates.

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How to Calculate Capital Gains?

1. Take Full value of consideration (sale price)

2. Subtract the following from above:

    • Purchase cost
    • Any cost related to purchase of property like stamp duty, registration cost, brokerage, traveling cost related to purchase, etc
    • Cost of major repairs, improvement or renovation during the holding life of the property
    • In case of inherited property you can consider cost related to inheritance paper work.

3. The resultant amount is Capital Gains.

For long term capital gains all the deductions are indexed using CII (Cost Inflation Index) published annually by Government of India.

Also Read: 25 Tax Free Incomes & Investments in India

Download Capital Gains Calculator for Property
Download Capital Gains Calculator for Property

Some Points:

1. In case the property has been purchased before April 2001, you will need to get its fair valuation done by income tax approved valuers as of April 2001. This is because new revised CII for indexation started getting published taking FY 2001-02 as base with value of 100.

2. Cost on improvements made before April 1, 2001 cannot be considered as that should be included in the value of property calculated as of April 1, 2001.

3. To calculated capital gains for inherited property, the purchase cost and time of the original buyer is taken into consideration.

Also Read: How are your Investments Taxed?

Download Calculator:

Download the excel based Capital gains calculator for Property from the link below:

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Save Capital Gains Tax:

There are two ways you can save Long Term Capital Gains from sale of property.

    1. Reinvest the amount to buy one new residential property (NO land or commercial property) in India within 2 years of selling or construct a house within 3 years. If you already have bought a house within 1 year before selling the property you get tax exemption.
    2. Invest in REC, NHAI, NABARD & PFC Capital Gains Bond up to Rs 50 Lakhs under Section 54EC. The bonds mature in 5 years and offer interest of 5.25% payable annually. The interest received is fully taxable.

Also Read: How to Save Long Term Capital Gains Tax from Property?

In case you are not able to invest full capital gains as above, you will get tax exemption only on invested amount. The remaining amount would be taxed as per rules.

The sale proceeds should be deposited in Capital Gains Account scheme with banks if the gains have not been utilized for buying property or bonds before filing income tax returns. We will do a detailed post on – How to save capital gains on property soon.

44 thoughts on “Capital Gains Calculator for Property”

  1. I had purchased villa for 27,00,000 in 2006 and now 2019 if sold for 135,00,000 then what will be capital gain tax?
    And if purchase new house for 80,00,000 then how much will be capital gain tax.

    Can we also use this amt to purchase commercial property too as per capital gain tax.

  2. Hi Amit,
    I have sold a 2 bhk flat in Visakhapatnam worth 20 lakh on 18 mar 2019. Purchase value was 720000/- in 9 sep 2011. Brokerage and stamp duty 128000/-. But I have constructed a residential house at Berhampur, Odisha which was completed on May 2018 by taking housing loan from bank worth 25,60,000/- and total cost of construction was 28,32,000/-.
    Am I liable for capital gains tax.

  3. I have purchased a flat for 550000 in the month of November 2002.the brokerage charges I paid 1lack for which no reception is available and I spend 1.50lacs for additional compartment in the flat for which no receipt is available 6000 paid aslumpsumamt for proportionate share of tax.soceity formation 1000.sharemoney
    a application entrance fee 361 and legal charged 1000 and sold for 40lacs on 23,jan2019 sir what will be my capital gain

  4. I had purchased a flat in 2007 for Rs. 698,404/= which I sold in 3rd Aug, 2018 for Rs. 27 lakhs. In the meantime I had booked a new flat in Nov, 2015 for Rs 19 lakhs in instalments in a different town where I want to settle after retirement. The new flat was completed and handed over to me by Sale deed dated 30th Aug, 2018, after I cleared all my dues in Aug, 2018 (Rs. 20,64,361/= including Registration amount) from the amount received after sale of old flat. My question is whether I am eligible to get the benefit of Section 54F in Capital Gains Tax as some are saying I am not eligible as I had booked the new flat more than 1 year before selling the old flat. Kindly clear this doubt. Please inform how to calculate the Capital Gains Tax.

  5. I have 3 residential properties. If I sell one of them for long term capital gain can I invest in bonds or house. Is there any restrictions if you own more than one house.


    Dear Amit,

    I have booked two bedrooms flat in June 2018.But at present I have 3 nos one bedroom which are older more than 3 years. I am now planning to sale these small flats and reinvest in new one.
    Please let know whether my capital gain amount can be adjusted with the purchase of new one since I already have more than two flats.
    My second question is whether repayment of loan amount can be adjusted with the capital gains.


    B Bhattacharya

  7. Hello Amit,

    For capital gain calculation, should we take the sale amount as mentioned in the sale deed or the amount for which we got the DD from the Bank?

  8. Hello Mr Amit, i found this post very useful.

    Need your support –
    My father took money from relative (20 lacs) & purchased 1 flat in my name (Son’s name), after 6 month he sold his old house in 23.5 lacs.
    Now he returned the money (20 lac) to that relative. He is eligible for tax exemption or not ? ( Concern is – property purchased in name of blood relation, and money is given by my father to other relative who helped to purchase flat)

  9. Dear Amit sir

    I purchase a plot in 15-oct-2015 9 lack and construct a house and also taking loan 7 lack construction loan.
    now (nov 2018) i am sell the house in 29 lack.
    And i want to purchase other plot or house.
    please sir i want to know can i pay the tax? or not if yes how much i pay the tax and my loan amount is deduct my tax payable money?
    Tax money will cut automatically before payment please sir suggest me i am from dehradun nobody can answer these question here.
    Inderjeet singh

  10. what is the date of acquisition in case of payments made in installement for e.g. installment paid in the year 2011-12 and 2012-13 and agreement registered in the year 2015-16.


  11. Hi Amit,

    Your calculator really helped me. I have a question. There is a section – Cost of Repair 1.
    For justification to that what type of documents we need to publish to get the exemption? please let me know the list of documents.
    I have 2 Top up loan documents from the HDFC in different years so can I use those 2 documents for my Cost of Repair. Please update me at the earliest.

  12. I had purchased a flat in June 1999for a consideration of Rs.487500 (all inclusive of stamp duty, documentation etc)+ cost of garage Rs.35000.00 . I had incurred expenditure of apprx Rs.30000.00 in May 2007,Rs. 50000.00 in Aug2012 and rs.50000.00 in April 2016 for carrying out major repairs. . Is any evidence of payments required?
    I sold the property in June 2018 for Rs.2000000.00 what is the capital gain and what will be the tax.
    As the indices have changed from year 2000-2001 onwards whether indices are to be applied only from 2000-2001 onwards and not for the period prior to year 2000? Can a detailed calculation be forwarded?

  13. Sir,
    I purchased house in oct 2012 for Rs 2100000 (As per agreement).
    Took bank loan for Rs 1600000
    sale deed value is Rs 840500. (in sale deed it is mentioned semi furnished house).
    what is my purchase value?
    I sold house in sep 2018 for Rs 3800000.
    Registration charge for purchage Rs 84000
    brokerage for selling Rs 70000 (given to agent through cheque no receipt)
    how much i have to Pay as capital gain tax.


  15. I have purchased a flat 2.5 years back. I had taken 10 lacs pf loan for that. I had a plot which had purchased 10 years back. Now I’m selling that. Can I take tax benifit to repay the pf loan.

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