Form 26QB is a challan cum return statement used for the payment of TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) on the sale of immovable property.
If you have purchased property exceeding ₹50 lakhs, then the TDS must be deducted at 1% at the time of payment of a property. And required to file Form 26QB to report the details of the TDS deducted and deposited with the government.
Even If payments are made in installments then at every installment 1% TDS needs to be deducted and Form 26QB needs to be filed.
Due date to file TDS return
As a buyer, you need to file a TDS return (Form 26QB) within 30 days from the end of the month in which the TDS was deducted.
For example, if you made the payment in the month of April 2022, then, you’re required to file form 26QB by May 30.
How to File Form 26QB from Income Tax Portal?
- Visit the Home | Income Tax Department
- Login using PAN /User Id and Password
- Navigate to Dashboard > E-File > e-Pay Tax
- Click on New Payment tab from the right side
- Scroll down and select the tab “TDS on Sale of Property (Form 26QB)”
- Form 26QB is organized in the following manner
a. Add Buyer Details
b. Add Seller Details
c. Add Property Transferred Details
d. Add Payment Details
- Enter all the required details and make the payment.
- Once the payment is made, you can view the taxpayer details and payment details under the summary section. And you can also download the Challan Receipt for future reference.
Additionally, as a buyer, you’re required to issue the TDS certificate (Form 16B) to the seller within 15 days from the due date of filing the TDS return. Form 16B is nothing but proof of TDS deducted on the sale of a property. So that seller can claim TDS credit for the same while filing an income tax return.
Here’s how you can download Form 16B
Is it possible to revise Form 26QB?
Yes, the government has facilitated to revision of this form by login into their TRACES account and making the corrections as required.
What if TDS is not deducted on the purchase of property?
If the buyer fails to deduct or deposit the TDS amount to the government, the buyer is liable to pay interest of 1.5% per month or part of the month till TDS is not deducted or deposited. Additionally, a late fee of ₹200 per day will be levied till the date Form 26QB is not filed.
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