Guide on how to deposit TDS on purchase of property

Depositing TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) on the purchase of property involves certain steps to ensure compliance with tax regulations in India. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to deposit TDS on the purchase of property:

  1. Determine Applicability of TDS:
    • TDS is applicable on the purchase of immovable property if the transaction value exceeds Rs. 50 lakhs. The buyer is responsible for deducting TDS at the time of making payment to the seller.
  2. Calculate TDS Amount:
    • The TDS rate on the purchase of property is 1% of the transaction value if it exceeds Rs. 50 lakhs. Calculate the TDS amount based on the total consideration amount mentioned in the sale agreement or property registration document.
  3. File Form 26QB Online:
    • The buyer needs to file Form 26QB online through the TRACES (TDS Reconciliation Analysis and Correction Enabling System) website or authorized banks. Provide details such as PAN of the buyer and seller, property details, transaction amount, and TDS amount.
  4. Generate Challan for TDS Payment:
    • After submitting Form 26QB, generate the TDS payment challan for remitting the TDS amount to the government. The challan will contain details such as the TDS amount, assessment year, and other relevant information.
  5. Make TDS Payment:
    • Use the generated TDS payment challan to make the TDS payment online through net banking or at authorized bank branches. Ensure that the payment is made within the specified due date to avoid interest and penalties.
  6. Receive TDS Certificate (Form 16B):
    • After successful TDS payment, the buyer will receive a TDS certificate in Form 16B from the Income Tax Department. This certificate serves as proof of TDS deduction and payment and is required during property registration.
  7. Issue TDS Certificate to Seller:
    • The buyer must issue the TDS certificate in Form 16B to the seller within 15 days from the due date of TDS payment. The seller can download the TDS certificate from the TRACES website using their PAN.
  8. File TDS Returns:
    • The buyer needs to file TDS returns in Form 26QB within the specified due dates. Provide details such as TDS deducted, PAN of buyer and seller, property details, and transaction amount.
  9. Retain Records:
  • Keep all relevant documents, such as Form 26QB, TDS payment challan, TDS certificate (Form 16B), and acknowledgment of TDS return filing, for future reference and audit purposes.

By following these steps, the buyer can ensure compliance with TDS provisions on the purchase of property and avoid any penalties or legal implications. It’s advisable to consult with a tax advisor or chartered accountant for proper guidance and assistance in TDS compliance. We at ebex Consulting also help our clients in filling returns for TDS on purchase of house or property.

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