The Income Tax Act contains specific provisions on tax of capital gains arising out of transfer of a house. Capital gain tax is leviable on sale or transfer of a house. What constitutes a sale and transfer has been specified under the Income Tax Act. The capital gains tax is computed on the indexed cost of the house sold, which is deducted from the amount received by the assessee. The indexed cost is computed according to the indexation rates notified by the Income Tax Department for each year.