How to Save 2.67 Lakhs on Buying Home

How to Save 2.67 Lakhs on Buying Home

Are you someone looking for new apartments or new flats in the metro city? Then this is just the right opportunity for you to purchase any of the under-construction projects progressing within the metro city limits.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme, a home loan subsidy interest amount of Rs 2.67 lakhs is provided to the beneficiaries and the amount is credited to their loan account. Thus, the home loan borrower is privileged to lower the EMIs and this lessens the principal amount of loan payable.

The Government of India is planning to drop the GST rate for property purchases with an aim to push demand, under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) from 12% to 8%.

On January 18, the GST Council had extended the GST concessional rate on projects constructed or properties acquired under the CLSS for the economically weaker section (EWS) of lower-income group and middle-income group.

The home loan amount and interest subsidy rates are as follows:

EWS - Individuals who are earning up to Rs 3 lakhs per annum are eligible for a maximum loan amount of Rs 6 lakhs. Interest subsidy is 6.50% per annum and maximum interest subsidy amount is up to Rs 2.67 lakhs. And the carpet area has no limit.

LIG - Individuals who are earning from Rs 3 to 6 lakhs per annum are eligible for a maximum loan amount of Rs 6 lakhs. Interest subsidy is 6.50% per annum and maximum interest subsidy amount is up to Rs 2.67 lakhs. And the carpet area has no limit.

MIG-1 - Individuals who are earning from Rs 6 to 12 lakhs per annum are eligible for a maximum loan amount of Rs 9 lakhs. Interest subsidy is 4% per annum and maximum interest subsidy amount is up to Rs 2.35 lakhs. And the maximum carpet area limit is 1291 sq. ft.

MIG-2 - Individuals who are earning from Rs 12 to 18 lakhs per annum are eligible for a maximum loan amount of Rs 12 lakhs. Interest subsidy is 3% per annum and maximum interest subsidy amount is up to Rs 2.30 lakhs. And the maximum carpet area limit is 1614 sq. ft.

A simple and transparent tax applied on the purchase price is the biggest advantage for property buyers. All under-construction properties will be charged at 8% under the GST regime (excluding stamp duty and registration charges) on property value, adding that it will not apply to ready to move in properties and completed projects, as there are no indirect taxes applicable in the sale of such properties. In case of under-construction properties, levy of stamp duty and registration charges on the buyer will continue.

Under the current tax regime, the home builders are subject to central excise duty, VAT and entry taxes (levied by state) on construction material cost. On the services used (labour charges, architect fees, approval charges, legal fees, etc.), developers pay service tax of 15%. Real estate developers also grapple with the challenges of multiple-taxation and the cumulative burden eventually gets passed on to the buyer. As the benefit of input tax credit being considered as an added advantage, developers too will find the GST regime much simpler to work with.

A move of bringing real estate under the purview of the new tax regime, would definitely come as a major boost for the real estate investors of the ready-to-move-in properties. As of now, only the buyers of under-construction projects are covered under the new tax regime.

On booking Varma Homes, you can avail CLSS scheme under the PMAY on home loans and save upto 2.67 Lakhs (*Terms and conditions apply) and an additional 4% Goods and Services Tax (GST) deduction will also be available.

If you are someone looking for new apartments in Kerala and to get more information about any of the projects of Varma Homes, please do visit our website at www.varmahomes.com.

And to make a booking enquiry, please use the form on the website or telephone +91 9645 88 33 33 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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