Sale of immovable property – 1% TDS u/s 194IA
From 1st June 2013 through section 194IA of Income Tax Act a provision was rolled out by Mr. P Chidambaram to deduct 1% TDS on sale of the property to a resident Indian. The property here includes every immovable property like
- House Property
- Commercial Property
- Plot or unconstructed land
And all such other properties except agricultural land. To the relief of citizens, TDS needs to be done only on the transactions where sale proceeds are of ₹ 50,00,000 (Fifty Lakhs) or more.
When and how much shall be the TDS on sale of the property?
The tax @1% needs to be deducted by the buyer at the time of making payment to the seller. And, the seller shall be entitled to receive only the net amount. For eg say the property is sold by Mr. A to Mr. B for ₹ 60,00,000. In this case, Section 194IA shall apply as under
Sale Value of Property
Less: Tax Deducted at Source by B u/s 194IA (@ 1% of ₹ 60,00,000)
Net Amount Payable to Mr A
What is Form 26QB and how deducted tax shall be deposited with the government?
The amount of ₹ 60,000 (Sixty Thousand) deducted as TDS by Mr.B shall be deposited to the government within 7days of next month in challan Form 26QB (TDS on Property).
What is the process to make payment of TDS or generate Form 26QB online?
To generate Form 26QB or make an online payment follow this process
- Click on https://onlineservices.tin.egov-nsdl.com/etaxnew/tdsnontds.jsp to access e payment of income tax. A screen as shown under will open up
- Scroll down and select last left the most option of TDS on Property (Form 26QB)
- A Screen as an image below will appear. You would be required to fill in the details relating to
Some of the details on home page i.e. taxpayer info will be auto-populated like
Name & Status of Transferee
Name & Status of Transferor
Where is TDS deducted on property seen by the seller?
TDS so deducted will reflect in Form 26AS Part F, as shown in the image below
What is TDS form 16B?
The Buyer Mr. B in our case shall also give Certificate of TDS so Deducted in Form 16B to the seller Mr. A. To generate Form 16B certificate follow these steps
- Login to TRACES website https://www.tdscpc.gov.in/app/login.xhtml.
- Next got to the Downloads section
- From the list select Form 16B
- Enter details as required and click on “Go”
On which amount TDS shall be deducted for sale of the property covered u/s 194IA?
TDS under Section 194IA needs to be deducted on transaction value and not on value inclusive of applicable taxes. Say, the property is sold at ₹ 60,00,000 and GST applicable on it is ₹ 6,00,000. In this case the TDS u/s 194IA would be deducted on ₹ 60,00,000 and not on ₹ 66,00,000.
TDS rule was brought to effect so as to keep a track of transactions of sale and purchase in real estate. As it is a highly speculative market where transactions are done a party in cash and partly through baking channels.
To know more about TDS on sale of the property to NRI and all FAQ’s on TDS on sale of property read our series of blogs.