On 26th Oct, 2018 INDORE TRIBUNAL held that if the assessee has already purchased a new house within the stipulated period and as such is entitled to the deduction u/s.54F even though the assessee failed to deposit entire sale consideration scheme of deposits in capital gains account on or before due date of filing its return of income.
Assessee can fulfil the requirement of s. 54 of depositing the unutilised portion of the capital gain on sale of residential property in notified scheme upto the expiry of time-limit for filing return under s. 139(4). From a plain reading of sub-s. (2) of s. 54, it is clear that only s. 139 is mentioned in s. 54(2) in the context that the unutilised portion of the capital gain on the sale of property used for residence should be deposited before the date of furnishing the return of the income-tax under s. 139. Sec. 139 cannot be meant only as s. 139(1) but it means all sub-sections of s. 139.