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Deemed Ownership – Section 27

In the following cases the person is deemed to be owner of the property even if they are not the legal owners of the property:-

1) An individual who transferred his property without adequate consideration to his or her spouse (otherwise than in connection with an agreement to live apart) his minor child (not being married daughter) is deemed to be owner of that property. If an individual transfers another asset and his spouse or minor child purchase house property from that asset, then such individual is not treated as deemed owner.

For Ex:- If  Mr. X gifts Rs. 5,00,000 to his wife and his wife purchases a house property from that Rs. 5,00,000 then Mr. X is not treated as deemed owner and income from such property is taxable in hands of his wife.

2) If property is allotted by company/co operative society to its shareholders/members, then technically the company/cooperative society may be the owner. But the shareholder/member to whom property is allotted is deemed to be owner of property.

3) If buyer has taken the possession of the property without getting the sale deed registered is deemed to be owner of the property. A person who is allowed to take or retain possession of any building (or part thereof) in part performance of a contract of the nature referred to in section 53A of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, is also  deemed as the owner of that building (or part thereof).

4) A person who acquires any rights (excluding any rights by way of a lease from month to month or for a period not exceeding one year) in or with respect to any building (or part thereof) by virtue of any such transaction as is referred to in section 269UA(f) [i.e. if a person takes a house on lease for a period of 12 months or more, Persons who purchase properties on the basis of Power of Attorney]

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