TDS on Sale of Property. As per Finance Bill of 2013, TDS is applicable on sale of immoveable property wherein the sale consideration of the property exceeds or is equal to Rs 50,00,000 (Rupees Fifty Lakhs). Sec 194 IA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 states that for all transactions with effect from June 1, 2013, Tax @ 1% should be deducted by the purchaser of the property at the time of making payment of sale consideration. Tax so deducted should be deposited to the Government Account through any of the authorised bank branches.
TDS on Sale of Property
Facility for furnishing information regarding the transaction of sale of immoveable property and payment of TDS thereof is available on this website. Detailed procedure, user friendly e-tutorial, list of Bank branches authorised to accept TDS and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available on this website for reference.
Points to be remembered by the Purchaser of the Property:
- Deduct tax @ 1% from the sale consideration.
- Collect the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the Seller and verify the same with the Original PAN card.
- PAN of seller as well as Purchaser should be mandatorily furnished in the online Form for furnishing information regarding the sale transaction.
- Do not commit any error in quoting the PAN or other details in the online Form as there is no online mechanism for rectification of errors. For the purpose of rectification you are required to contact Income Tax Department.
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Points to be remembered by the Seller of the Property:
- Provide your PAN to the Purchaser for furnishing information regarding TDS to the Income Tax Department.
- Verify deposit of taxes deducted by the Purchaser in your Form 26AS Annual Tax Statement.
Online form for furnishing TDS on property (Form 26QB)
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What is TDS on property?
The Finance Bill 2013 has proposed that purchaser of an immovable property (other than rural agricultural land) worth Rs 50 lakh or more is required to pay withholding tax at the rate of 1% from the consideration payable to a resident transferor
Who is responsible to deduct the TDS on sale of Property?
According to rules in respect of tax deducted at source, buyer of the property would have to deduct the TDS and deposit the same in Government treasury.
I am Buyer, do I required to procure TAN to report the TDS on sale of Property?
Buyer or Purchaser of the property is not required to procure Tax Deduction Account Number (TAN). The Buyer is required quote his or her PAN and sellers PAN.
What if I don’t have the PAN of the seller is it Mandatory?
PAN of the seller is mandatory. The same may be acquired from the Seller before effecting the transaction.
How can I use this facility to pay TDS on sale of Property?
The Buyer of the property (deductor of tax) has to furnish information regarding the transaction online on the TIN website. After successfully providing details of transaction deductor can:
- Either make the payment online (through e-tax payment option) immediately;
- Or make the payment subsequently through e-tax payment option (net-banking account) or by visiting any of the authorized Bank branches. However, such bank branches will make e-payment without digitization of any challan. The bank will get the challan details from the online form filled on www.tin-nsdl.com
If I encounter any error on NSDL site while entering the online form details what should I do?
If any problem is encountered at the NSDL website while entering details in the online form then contact the TIN Call Center at 020 – 27218080 or write to us at (Please indicate the subject of the mail as Online Payment of Direct Tax).
What is Form 26QB?
The online form available on the TIN website for furnishing information regarding TDS on property is termed as
I have filled Form 26QB and made the payment online, but I forgot to save the Acknowledgment No. generated at TIN website. From where can I get the Acknowledgment No.?
a) Acknowledgment number for the Form 26QB furnished is available in the Form 26AS (Annual Tax Statement) of the Deductor (i.e. Purchaser/ Buyer of property). The same can be viewed from the TRACES website (www.tdscpc.gov.in) or
b)Taxpayer can also click the option ‘View Acknowledgment’ hosted on the TIN website. Taxpayer needs to enter PAN of the Buyer and Seller, Total Payment and Assessment Year (as mentioned at the time of filing the Form 26QB) to retrieve the Acknowledgment Number.
What is Form 16B?
Form 16B is the TDS certificate to be issued by the deductor (Buyer of property) to the deductee (Seller of property) in respect of the taxes deducted and deposited into the Government Account.
From where will I get the Form 16B?
Form 16B will be available for download from the website of Centralized Processing Cell of TDS (CPC-TDS) www.tdscpc.gov.in
What is Fee in Form 26QB and when is it applicable?
As per section 234E of the IT Act, 1961 read with Rule 31A (4A) of IT rules, 1962, failure on the part of taxpayer to furnish challan-cum-statement in Form No. 26QB electronically within seven days from the end of the month in which the tax deduction is made will attract levy of fee to be paid by the buyer/transferee/payer.
How to make tax payment towards Fee in Form 26QB?
Provision to enter Tax amount (comprising of basic tax, interest and fee) in Form 26QB is given in TIN website and Bank’s site
I am a buyer, whether I should deduct TDS on Property from the amount exceeding the property value of 50 Lakhs or on the whole amount of property sold?
For example, If amount of property sold is 70 Lakhs, would TDS be calculated at 20 Lakhs or on 70 Lakhs?
TDS is to be deducted on the amount paid/credited to the seller. In the above e.g. the deduction will be on total amount i.e. on 70 Lakhs.
I am a Buyer and I have filled Form 26QB before TDS payment and I have selected the option e-payment at subsequent date then how the payment made thereafter within the permissible period would be matched in the 26QB?
E-payment of taxes at subsequent date will be linked to the FORM 26QB based on Acknowledgement number generated at the time of filing of Form 26QB.
How will transactions of joint parties (more than one buyer/seller) be filed in Form 26QB?
Online statement cum challan Form/ Form 26QB is to be filled in by each buyer for unique buyer-seller combination for respective share. E.g. in case of one buyer and two sellers, two forms have to be filled in and for two buyers and two seller, four forms have to be filled in for respective property shares.
I have entered tax amount in Fee, I am unable to generate Form 16B from TRACES website?
The TDS amount as per Form 26QB should be entered in the field ‘Basic Tax’ (Income Tax) on the Bank’s web-portal as TDS certificate (Form 16B) will be based on ‘Basic Tax’ (Income Tax) only.