26QB -Challan cum Statement for TDS on Property Sale

By | October 18, 2016

Form 26QB for TDS on Property Sale

Payment in Form 26QB

Any sum deducted under section 194-IA of Income Tax Act shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government within a period of thirty (w.e.f. 1-6-2016) days from the end of the month in which the deduction is made and shall be accompanied by a challan-cum-statement in Form No. 26QB. Check para 1.20 for Deposit of TDS in Form 26QB

Form 26QB TDS on Property Sale

Deduction of tax at source from payment on transfer of certain immovable property 

Relevant provision regarding TDS on Property sale is covered in Section 194IA of Income tax Act of India

Conditions to be satisfied for applicability of section 194-IA : TDS on Property Sale

For applicability of section 194-IA following conditions need to be satisfied :

♦          The payer (i.e.purchaser) must be any person referred to in Para 1.3 below

♦          The payee (i.e. seller) must be a resident transferor of an immovable property (other than agricultural land).

♦          The payment must be by way of consideration for transfer of any immovable property (other than agricultural land).

♦          The quantum of payment must be Rs. 50 lakhs or more.

1.1 TDS on Property Sale : Scope of section 194-IA 

Section 194-IA, as inserted with effect from 1-6-2013 provides that any person, being a transferee, responsible for paying (other than the person referred to in section 194LA) to a resident transferor any sum by way of consideration for transfer of any immovable property (other than agricultural land) shall deduct an amount equal to one per cent of such sum as income-tax at the time of credit of such sum to the account of the transferor or at the time of payment of such sum in cash or by issue of cheque or draft or by any other mode, whichever is earlier.

No deduction shall be made where consideration for the transfer of an immovable property is less than fifty lakh rupees.

1.2 What payment is covered under section 194-IA

Any sum paid by way of consideration for transfer of any immovable property (other than agricultural land) is covered under section 194-IA, provided the consideration for transfer of an immovable property is not less than Rs. 50 lakhs.

Agricultural land means agricultural lands in India, not being a land situate in any area referred to in section 2(14)(iii)(a)/(b) of Income Tax Act.

1.3 Who is the payer (i.e purchaser) for deduction of TDS on Property Sale

The payer is any person, being a transferee, responsible for paying (other than the person referred to in section 194-IA) to a resident transferor any sum by way of consideration for transfer of any immovable property (other than agricultural land).

1.4 Who is the payee (i.e Seller) for deduction of TDS on Property Sale

 The payee is resident transferor of any immovable property (other than agricultural land).

1.5 Time of deduction of TDS on Property Sale

Tax shall be deducted at the time of credit of such sum to the account of the transferor or at the time of payment of such sum in cash or by issue of a cheque or draft or by any other mode, whichever is earlier.

Illustration :-

An asset is being purchased in Delhi and is valued at INR 80 Lacs. A part payment for this purchase INR 30 Lacs was made 0n 1st June 2016 and balance 50 Lakh on 01st July 2016

1. TDS on this 30 Lakh has to be deducted on 1st june 2016 @ 1% and to be deposited with the government in Form No. 26QB. within  thirty days from the end of the month in which the deduction is made i.e on or before 3oth july 2016).

2. TDS on this 50 Lakh has to be deducted on 1st July 2016 @ 1% and to be deposited with the government in Form No. 26QB. within  thirty days from the end of the month in which the deduction is made i.e on or before 3oth Aug 2016).

1.6 Rate of TDS

Tax shall be deducted at the rate of 1%.

1.7 Who is to deduct tax at source

The payer (i.e., the purchaser) is to deduct tax at source.

Effect of private arrangement where under the payer has to bear the tax liability of the payee

Section 195A of the Act provides that where, under an agreement or other arrangement, the tax chargeable on any income is to be borne by the person by whom the income is payable, then, for the purposes of deduction of tax such income shall be increased to such amount as would, after deduction of tax thereon at the rates in force for the financial year in which such income is payable, be equal to the net amount payable under such agreement or arrangement

1.8 Where no tax need to be deducted or tax be deducted at lower rate

No such provision exists unde this section 194IA

1.9 Effect of non-furnishing of PAN on rate of tax

 Section 206AA, as inserted with effect from 1-4-2010, provides as under :

♦  Every person whose receipts are subject to deduction of tax at source (i.e., the deductee) shall furnish his PAN to the deductor. It will be compulsory from 1-4-2010.

♦   If such person does not furnish PAN to the deductor, the deductor will deduct tax at source at higher of the following rates—

(a)          the rate prescribed in the Act;

(b)          at the rate in force, i.e., the rate mentioned in the Finance Act; or

(c)          at the rate of 20 per cent.

♦   It is mandatory for quoting of PAN of the deductee by both the deductor and the deductee in all correspondence, bills and vouchers exchanged between them.

♦   Where the PAN provided to the deductor is invalid or does not belong to the deductee, it shall be deemed that the deductee has not furnished his PAN to the deductor and above provisions shall apply accordingly.

1.20 Deposit of TDS on Property Sale to the credit of the Central Government

w.e.f. 1-6-2016. Any sum deducted under section 194-IA shall be paid to the credit of the Central Government within a period of thirty days from the end of the month in which the deduction is made and shall be accompanied by a challan-cum-statement in Form No. 26QB.

The sum so deducted shall be deposited to the credit of the Central Government by remitting it electronically into the Reserve Bank of India or the State Bank of India or any authorised bank.

For list of authorized banks, please refer https://onlineservices.tin.nsdl.com/etaxnew/Authorizedbanks.html

Steps to fill form 26QB :

  1. Log on to TIN NSDL website ( www.tin-nsdl.com ).
  2. Under ‘TDS on sale of property’, click on “Online form for furnishing TDS on property (Form 26QB)”.
  3. Select the applicable challan as “TDS on Sale of Property”.
  4. Fill the complete form as applicable.(User should be ready with the following information while filling the form 26QB :
    1. PAN of the seller & buyer
    2. Communication details of seller & buyer
    3. Property details
    4. Amount paid/credited & tax deposit details
  5. Submit the duly filled form to proceed. A confirmation screen appears. After confirming, a screen appears showing two buttons as “Print Form 26QB” and “Submit to the bank”. A unique acknowledgement number is also displayed on the screen. It is advisable to save this acknowledgment number for future use.Click on “Print Form 26QB” to print the form. Then click on “Submit to the bank” to make the required payment online through internet banking. Then proceed to the payment page through internet banking facility of various banks.
  6. On successful payment a challan counterfoil will be displayed containing CIN, payment details and bank name through which e-payment has been made. This counterfoil is proof of payment being made.

Form 26QB TDS on Property Sale

26QB TDS on Property Sale

1.21 Certificate/statement for TDS on Property Sale

Every person responsible for deduction of tax under section 194-IA shall furnish the certificate of deduction of tax at source in Form No. 16B to the payee within fifteen days from the due date for furnishing the Challan-cum-statement in Form No. 26QB under rule 31A after generating and downloading the same from the web portal specified by the Director General of Income-tax (System) or the person authorised by him

 Steps to Download Form 16B:{Proceed to TRACES portal( www.tdscpc.gov.in) after 5 days to download Form 16B.}

  1. Register & login on TRACES portal ( www.tdscpc.gov.in) as taxpayer using your PAN.
  2. Select “Form 16B (For Buyer)” under “Downloads” menu.
  3. Enter the details pertaining to the property transaction for which Form 16B is to be requested. Enter the Assessment Year, Acknowledgment Number, PAN of Seller and click on “Proceed”.
  4. A confirmation screen will appear. Click on “Submit Request” to proceed.
  5. A success message on submission of download request will appear. Please note the request number to search for the download request.
  6. Click on “Requested Downloads” to download the requested files.
  7. Search for the request with request number. Select the request row and click on “HTTP download” button.

TDS on Property Sale- Download form 16B from traces

1.22 Annual statements to payees by Income Tax Department

With effect from 1-4-2008, the Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or the person authorised by him (i.e. NSDL) shall deliver to every payee from whose income tax has been deducted, a statement in Form No. 26AS by the 31st July every year following the financial year during which taxes were deducted.

This statement of 26AS regarding TDS on property sale  can be seen by the payee (Seller) after loggining into www.Incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

1.23 Credit for tax deducted at source on sale of property 

The payee (seller) can claim credit for the tax deducted at source as furnished in such certificate in his return of income in which the relevant income is disclosed.

1.24 Claim for refund (in  case of Wrong TDS deposit)

Rule 31A(3A) provides that a claim for refund, for sum paid to the credit of the Central Government under Chapter XVII-B, shall be furnished by the deductor in Form 26B electronically under digital signature in accordance with the procedures, formats and standards prescribed by the Director General of Income-tax (Systems).

1.25 Consequences of failure to deduct or pay tax, etc.

Read Post TDS not Deducted ? -Consequences

1.26 Disallowance under section 40(a)

Section 40(a) provides that in the case of any assessee following amounts shall not be deducted in computing the income chargeable to tax

Thirty per cent of any sum payable to a resident, on which tax is deductible at source and such tax has not been deducted or, after deduction, has not been paid on or before the due date specified in sub-section (1) of section 139.’

Read More Disallowance under section 40(a)(i)/(ia)/(iii) for non Deduction of TDS

1.27 Information to be furnished by payer in case of payment to non-resident

Read Complete Post Payment to Non resident ?- Statement by Tax Deductor to Income Tax deptt.

1.28 FAQs on TDS on Purchase of Property

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