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How to E-File ITR 2 when you have sold house property, land or building?

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Do you know, you have to file your income tax return in ITR-2 form in case you have sold your house property or land or building. In this article, we will guide you in detail about filing the income tax return in such a situation. Follow below steps to file your income tax return with capital gain/loss details with Clear in a hassle free manner.

Latest update:
The due date to make compliances for claiming exemption under section 54 to 54GB, such as investment in bonds, purchase or construction of the property, the deposit of money, etc., is extended. The compliances, of which the last date falls between 1st April 2021 to 29th September 2021, may be completed before 30th September 2021.

Union Budget 2019 outcome:
Budget 2019 extended the applicability of capital gain exemption under Section 54 by allowing the purchase or construction of 2 residential houses (previously one 1 was allowed), provided the gain is less than Rs. 2 crore. This option can be exercised only once in a lifetime.

Latest Updates on ITR FIling

Latest Update:
CBDT has issued a circular on 11th January 2022 extending the timelines for certain direct tax compliances for AY 2021-22.
1. ITR filing due date extension:
i)  ITR filing for taxpayers covered under tax audit is extended to 15th March 2022 
ii) ITR filing for transfer pricing cases is extended to 15th March 2022

2. Furnishing audit report:
i) Due date to furnish the audit report as per the Income Tax Act is extended to 15th February 2022
ii) Due date to furnish the audit report for transfer pricing cases is extended to 15th February 2022

Step 1.


Start by entering your permanent information like Name, Date of Birth and PAN number.

Step 2.


Click on Income Sources and input your income details from Salaries, you can choose to upload your Form 16, so we can populate your information directly. OR enter your taxable salary and details of employer manually.

Step 3.

Locate your Taxable income in your Form 16.

Step 4.


Enter the Salary TDS amount and details of employer If you changed jobs during the year, add another salary

Step 5.


Next, enter your other incomes like Inerest from Bank Accounts, Fixed Deposits, Gifts and others.

Step 6.

Next, declare the exempt incomes, if any, like Mutual Funds, ULIP’s, interest from PPF account and agriculture income.

Step 7.

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If you have sold house, property, land or building, goto Capital Gains tab Click on ‘Click here if you have sold any assets’. In this click on ‘Add’ on Details of Sale of Land or Building (Property).

Step 8

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Add ‘Date of Sale’ and ‘Date of Purchase’ of House PropertyEnter Purchase price, Sale price and Brokerage ChargesYou can claim exemption on this capital gain under sections 54, 54EC & 54F Enter details if you have invested under any sections.

Step 9

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Review the details of capital gains and click “Go To Next”.

Step 10


Enter the Total of your Section 80C deductions (LIC, Mutual Funds, etc) Declare all other deductions which are applicable. Check out “More Deductions” tab. Don’t miss a deduction. Read :Guide on Section 80 Deductions

Step 11


ClearTax can automatically import your TDS entries from Income Tax Department.If you deposited tax via Challan 280 (self assessment tax) yourself, add details regarding it.

Step 12.


Woohoo, ITS DONE ! You can review for return by downloading ITR PDF or ClearTax word-report. Click on the large green button and your return shall be submitted to Income Tax Department.

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