The first preference of investment for a majority of us is real estate. Right from buying properties for residential and commercial uses or for renting it out or for buying a farm house or lands in urban and rural areas investing in real estate has always been an exciting proportion.
However real estate investments can attack income tax and tax on capital gains when sold and hence it calls for a thorough planning to save such taxes.
When buying a house for self-occupation
If you have only one residential property and occupy it too then you are not liable to pay tax on its notional value of the rent. However, the tax implications could be different if you own more than one residential property and occupy it too. In such a case you will be required to pay taxes on your other residential properties which are calculated on the basis of reasonable rent.