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TDS payment on property and how to obtain form 16B and 26QB

Girish Borkar | 30/08/2013 04:37 PM | 

From June 2013, purchaser of property with value of Rs50 lakh and above should deduct 1% TDS at the time of making payment. Here is the guide about making payments of TDS and obtaining form 16B for the buyer and form 26QB for the seller

I would like to run the readers through the TDS payment process and the steps to be taken to obtain Form 16B (for the deductor or buyer) and Form 26QB for the (seller or deductee).

Firstly one has to go to the following link:

  • Once this link is opened click on Form 26QB (Payment of TDS on sale of property).
  • Select (0021) in case of non corporate payer and 0020 in case of corporate payer.
  • On filling in the various details called for in that form, click on ‘Proceed’ at the bottom of the page, this will then take you to the next page, which will give you the option to select your bank.
  • Once you select the bank, then login using the normal online process for your bank.
  • Once the payment is made the bank will let you print challan 280 with a tick on (800), which is payment of TDS on sale of property.
  • Take a printout of the challan and keep the same for your records and for the builder/seller if required.

This is the first phase of the process. Once this is completed one has to wait for seven days for the details to be reflected on TRACES web site - As a first time user, you will have to register on this website. Once you register whether as seller or buyer, you will be able to obtain the Form 16B or 26QB which has been approved and is reflected against your PAN in your Form 26AS.

Check Form 26 AS after seven days and you will notice that the payment you had effected against TDS on sale of property is reflected in Part F of the Form 26 AS under ‘Details of Tax Deducted at Source on Sale of Immoveable Property u/s 194(IA) [For Buyer of Property]. This will give you details such as the TDS certificate number (generated by TRACES), name of deductee, PAN of deductee, acknowledgement number, total transaction amount, transaction date, TDS deposited, date of deposit, status of booking and date of booking.

Once the payment is reflected in 26AS as above, you will have to go to the TRACES again. Login to the website, and click on ‘Downloads’ tab. In the dropdown menu click on ‘requested downloads’. If no application has been made you will be asked to make a request for download, here fill in the acknowledgment number (nine digit number) which is reflected on Form 26AS Part F as mentioned above. Once this is done, you will be able to view the status of your application, which generates an application request number.

Within a couple of hours, the application gets processed and you will be able to view your Form 16B by putting in the request number which you have obtained. You can take a printout of the same for your records as well as for handing over to the seller of the property. A similar process has to be followed by the seller to obtain form 26QB.

The entire process is system driven and works very smoothly.

For more details, you may also want to visit the Tax Information Network site.

(Girish Borkar  is a Mumbai-based Chartered Accountant and can be reached at

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Verma 1 month ago

I got the acknowledge number but the online payment failed and I do not have challan number. Can I use the same acknowledge number and make payment or I have to fill the form again and get a new acknowledge number.

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Anil Misra

Anil Misra 8 months ago

I filled up the wrong tds amount in the 26QB form.As I opted for offline payment,I still haven't made the payment.So could I fill in a fresh form as the acknowledgement number is valid only after the payment is made? Please advise.

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Veena Murthy

Veena Murthy 8 months ago


Is there a way to correct last payment date in form 16b as it was mentioned wrongly while filling in the form 26qb.

Please suggest.

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ratan mahadik

ratan mahadik 10 months ago

I failed to take print out at the time of filling tds on my personal laptop. so please guide me to how to take print out of 26Qb and 16B.

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Mahesh Devadiga

Mahesh Devadiga 1 year ago

How to rectify payment made in form 26QB on behalf of one transferor, whereas it should have been made proportionately to two transferors.
Please suggest.

Thanks & Regards
Mahesh Devadiga

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